Definitely Making a Comeback


I am running again!

I love it.

I also hate it.

It’s kinda disheartening how bad I am. Not that I was ever an AMAZING runner but still, huffing and puffing at a nine-minute mile isn’t usual for me. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

But I am getting better.

I ran 3 miles (stop.start.stop.start) on Monday and today I ran 3.44 miles and I was considerably faster…considerably being like instead of 10-minute miles I ran 9-minute miles.

The other thing I love is my iPod. It’s still kinda hard for me to believe that I actually have one. I mean all my life (this being from the time I first learned that iPods existed) I have wanted one and all my life I have thought that I was gonna have to wait till I was 18 to get one. And now, there I am!!

I seriously look like Miss Technology! I got my Garmin strapped on one wrist and earbuds hanging out of my ears. It’s like, “Hello 21st Century!! I am finally a part of you!”

Anyways, hopefully I can get up to 5 miles again soon and then I can run the Shamrock Shuffle in March (I have about 2 months. That’s doable, right?) and I will try to get up to 10 miles by April…maybe I should try to get up to 5 miles by February, 7 miles by March, 10 miles by April, and 13.1 miles by May!!! Yippee.

And I have probably just bored you with my schedule. ย Sorry.

Anyways, I love that feeling I get after I have just finished a good, hard run and I am tired and sore and hungry.

Best feeling in the WORLD

 

Training


Well.

In about a month, i will technically be able to run 13.1

I was looking at different half-marathons i could run.

Oh! They looked so fun! There is one with a course right along the Lake Shore. And another trail race. Fun FUn!!!

But i am so scared! I know i have been training for…2 months now? But what if i can’t do it!?! What if i can’t finish my run!?!

All these what if?’s and i know i should just be trusting my God. He’ll help me. In fact, this past Saturday i ran 6 miles which isn’t the longest i have ever gone but still a long distance. For the last mile or so, i jsut sang over and over:

You are my strength when I am weak
You are the treasure that I seek
You are my all in all
Seeking You as a precious jewel
Lord, to give up I’d be a fool
You are my all in all

Jesus, Lamb of God
Worthy is Your name
Jesus, Lamb of God
Worthy is Your name

Taking my sin, my cross, my shame
Rising up again I bless Your name
You are my all in all
When I fall down You pick me up
When I am dry You fill my cup
You are my all in all

And it helped!!! So i should jsut trust God but i am still scared!!

www.101reasonstosmile.wordpress.com says: “If you don’t do a half-marathon this year, i own’t tlak to you for a week!…okay for an hour”

But the truth is, i think that the person who would be teh most dissapointed with me would be:

ME!

I have worked hard and i would never forgive my self if i didn’t do it jsut causE i was too scared too…

hm. this is probably not interesting to you all though!!

Well, to be even MORE BORING!!! My garmin is AWESOME!!! I wish all runners could have one of these!! They are so amazing!!!!!!!

when i think about running a half marathon i get butterflies in ym stomach…

hey!! I have a 5k this saturday! I will tell you how that goes!!!

 

Ah, My Friends! I โ™ฅ vacation!


Go-karts at Captain Mike's: A family favorite!

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Me driving a go-kart…i got the slow one

Collecting Leaves: Even on vacation, school follows

My Nana and Aunt came up over the weekend!! Here we are at a winery...look at the view!!

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Lake Michigan Sunsets are amazing! Here are Pete, John, and me enjoying a particularly lovely one!The beautiful night sky

Sunset at the beach

I love vacation so much. Of course, the minute we get home from vacation we are back to our busy lives but it is so worth it! I went on one run the whole week!! My Garmin is amazingly awesome! However, on my next scheduled running day (Wednesday) I slit my foot on a rock at the beach so i couldn’t run for the rest of the week. Bla bla bla… ๐Ÿ™‚

The weather was mighty cold!! And breezy! But that didn’t stop us! well, mostly Peter, James, and I. We are lion-hearted!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Peter explained to Dad when asked if he wanted to go to the beach with James: “NO! It’s no fun without Claire!”ย  Whoops! Let me go deflate my head!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Nothing like THAT to make a girl feel wanted and loved!!

I stink at ping-pong. But John and Abby are the reigning champions! John is very proud of that and wanted me to add that in here!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Hm…currently nothing more to say.

A RIDDLE FOR YOU TO SOLVE:

I am what poor people have and what rich people need. I am what blind people see and deaf people hear. I am what brave people fear and what kind people hate. And though hateful people love me, only the biggest fools really know me.

What am I?

Answer in a comment and i will post all of your answers as well as the answer on Friday!

Until then,

Claire

A Wonderful Start to Labor Day Weekend


My wonderful start to Labor Day Weekend started with an 8-mile run with my mom. She rode her bike and carried all our water bottles, snacks, etc. I ran. It was HOT. It was LONG. It was HARD. Harder than I had expected actually!! But it was fun.

I also got to use my Garmin for the first time!! It was so so cool!!! But i couldn’t really figure out how to use it so that kinda stunk. All in its time though! My โ™ฅ rate was at 190 for the majority of the run…i am not sure if that’s good or bad or what… if you know you can tell me. ๐Ÿ™‚

I was insanely tired out for the rest of the day! But i got to go shopping and got a REALLY cute shirt and a REALLY cute skirt. And other stuff too!! But those 2 things were my favorite!!

I packed for vacation. i am the definition of over-packer.

Not actually me...

So when i pack, i pack and then i come back later and repack. for example, today i couldn’t decide if i should pack this shirtย or that shirtย so i packed both. That actually happened a lot of times… so i came back later and repacked my suitcase and realized I had packed 10 shirts!! This is a 6-day trip.

If you want to hear other packing stories about me you can ask my sister!

well…this will be my last post for a while. I packed my camera cord with my suitcase in hopes that i might be able to post on vacation!! But, we’ll see.

Good night, y’all,

Claire Fischer

 

 

The Long-Awaited For


So guess what???? My Garmin FINALLY arrived!!

I did my school. i cleaned my room! i decided that my Garmin would come when i was done… kind of like a reward for cleaning my room which i hate to do. I even vacuumed it!! (I really don’t like to vacuum) Ok, so it didn’t come the SECOND that i finished cleaning my room, it came after i finished lunch. When i saw the UPS guy pull up i had to restrain myself from racing out there and giving him a huge hug!! Anyways, it is quite…

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love it!! I will get to use it tomorrow for the first time when i run 8 miles!!! :O It will be the farthest I have EVER run!!! YAY! It will be hard though!!! I hop it’s not as hot tomorrow as it was today!!

Although, I heard that the weather is supposed to get REALLY cool over Labor Day weekend. Darn. We are going on vacation this week!!!ย What are you plans for Labor Day?? I am not actually sure what we will be doing… hanging at the beach?? ๐Ÿ™‚ YAY!!!

I NEVER post pictures on here anymore!! that’s sad. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ well i will post a lot of pictures during vacation…if i actually do any posts.. ๐Ÿ˜› but if i don’t i will at least post a ton of pictures AFTER vacation.

Well, that’s all for now, though there’ll probably be more before the night is over!!

Until then,

Claire Fischer