I run for FUN!

When I was training for my half-marathon, I used a Runner’s World plan that I got from their magazine at the library, copied it, and hung it on my wall.

Perhaps, it was illegal but it got me through my half-marathon with only minor dying. 🙂

So, then someone recommended Hal Higdon who I had never heard of, but is, apparently, famous for all these running plans he makes.

My new goal being getting fast, I decided to print out an advanced 5K program. This you all know. That was last week.

I followed the plan for a whole week! And then I stopped.


Because I run for fun. During the weekend, I was supposed to do a 4-mile run and then a 60-minute run. I would have no problem with this except that I felt it was a “must”: one more thing I had to do that would take up precious saturday/sunday time.

So, I quit.

I decided, if I want to run faster, then I should…run faster.

Wow. Big breakthrough here!!

Anyway, this morning I went for a run against my own will (well, half of it since the other half of me forced the whole of me to go outside and freeze my butt off… 🙂 ).

It was hard. I ran my first mile at a 7-minute pace and my second mile was probably a 7:30 minute pace and my last mile a 8-8:30 minute pace. I’m not really sure cause my Garmin ran out of batteries. Whoops. 🙂 Anyway, I will get faster. Just not by doing sprints and long runs and short runs on the appointed days.

When I run, I will run



My very sugary no-sugar day

This is why one should always go running in the morning!

I always feel so refreshed after my morning runs!

For the past couple of days I have been feeling sucrose/glucose-intolerant (every time I thought of sugar I felt sick).

Today when I went on my morning run, a dear (very loyal) friend came along! It was great! I love running by myself but knowing that I am gonna be out in the freezing cold with my own thoughts doesn’t exactly *pop* me out of my bed in the morning.

However, I have found that at 7 in the morning I come up with “brilliant” ideas, like volunteering to go off sugar for a week with her.

I almost lasted a day.

Now, in my defense, my kind of sugar detox does not involve completely cutting out all sugar, just cutting out most of it.

Me being healthy

So, saying no to all sugar for a week..is well, something I would only say yes to at 7 in the morning!!

I had a very healthy breakfast and continued to “enjoy” my sugar-free day until I got home from Speech at 7 and started making brownies.

Let’s just say, Sugar-free week is starting tomorrow!

There is a little picture, hanging in my nana’s bathroom, with a picture of a rather fat hippopotamus staring into a river. The caption reads something along the lines of:

“No more pineapples,

no more guavas,

no more persimmons,

no more…

 starting tomorrow”