Monday, August 3, 2009

How I spent my Monday...

The apartment JJ and I moved into is in a pretty congested area of Jacksonville, so I was worried about running around home. Luckily we're attached to a business park that has sidewalks! I found a 3 mile route around home that I'll most likely be running until it cools down and I'm more inclined to take longer runs.
The first run I did here was at 11am, and it was already 90 degrees. It was the worst run ever, not only was it hot, but SO humid! I did about 15 minutes, and was dying. I also haven't been running as much, so it wasn't a shock that I crapped out so fast.
On Saturday, I ran around 6:30am, it was around 80 degrees, and I did 19 minutes before I felt like I was going to die. The worst part is when I breathe I feel like I'm in the hot shower, and not in a good way!
This morning, I did a 22 minute run around 7am. It was still pretty hard, but it's getting easier. Pumpkin is doing ok with it, but I can tell when I'm ready to stop, so is she!
When I got home, I did the shred level 3. Though it wasn't one of my hardest workouts, it was a challenge. It's definitely going to take some time to get used to this weather... and luckily it will get cooloer eventually.

As of right now, if I can make it, the plan is to run a 15k in March. It's in downtown Jacksonville, and it's the biggest 15k in the country! I'm really excited about it, I'll have ample time to train and the winters here will be perfect running weather. And the Thanksgiving Day 10k will be a good beginning to working up to 15k. I know I can do it, it's just getting my long runs in, but I'll have some time to start finding good places to run in the next few months.

Today was a great eating day!
Breakfast: 1/4 c. steel cut oats in 1 c. water, splash of organic 1% milk and handful of blueberries, coffee with milk and 1 tsp. organic cane sugar
Lunch: 1 c. plain organic yogurt with a chopped up peach and 1 tbsp. wheat germ, 12 baby carrots and 1/2 english cucumber with asian ginger dressing
Snack: Iced grande soy latte from Starbucks
Dinner: Roasted Moroccan Veggies with Sundried Tomato Cous Cous
Dessert: 25 cherries

Daily Activities:
Run 22 minutes
30 Day Shred Level 3
Walk on the beach.... first time I've been since I moved here!


  1. So happy you're settled and safe! And happy to see you blogging here again! :D

  2. Nice job getting in those runs! I can't even imagine that heat mixed with the humidity.

  3. You should do the Outback Distance Classic with me! Thanksgiving Day 1/2 Marathon! And I'm doing the River Run in 2010. It was just too hard this year cause it was the weekend before my wedding.

  4. Oh my gosh! That beach is GORGEOUS! Lucky girl!

    No worries, dear. You'll acclimate to the weather. There are plenty of runners living in Florida. :-) It will take a bit of time and a lot of practice, but I have no doubt you'll be able to run around that state like you've lived there forever.

  5. keep it up girl!! At least the heat will help you sweat more, and hopefully loose more weight! :)

  6. I'm so happy your all moved and settled! I hope you post more! I really love your updates! Keeps me motivated :)!

    PS - Im from Cinti, and completely jealous of the beach picture !

  7. I'm glad to see you back. I've missed your posts!

  8. Hang in there!! Southern humidity can be rough!

  9. Yeah for the River Run! Devon and I plan on winning it. OK maybe not, but we can dream.

    The mornings are FINALLY cooling off! Woohoo!

    And I think I know where you're living (I helped move a friend out of his apartment, and judging by your pic, it HAS to be the same development. lol), and that office park is great for running! Nice find!

  10. Oh, and the Mandarin Native Sun 10K in November is a great one.

    Have you found yet? There's a store in your area, too.