April 28, 2009

The verdict...

I am beat! I had so much fun during the graduation and then the trip to Tennessee but I am definitely in need of some down time:p We got up super early on Sunday and drove to see my family where we spent the day just catching up with everyone. We ate breakfast at my sister Autumn's house and then had a grillout during the evening at Angel's place (another sister)...Robert and I, of course, had to be on the computer at about 4:30 because the auction for his mustang was ending at 5:00...Gosh, those were some intense minutes but we won the car!!! There was one bidder that waited until the last five seconds to place his final bid, however it was 450.00 shy of what our max was, so the clock ran out and we are now proud owners of a 1967 mustang fastback! I will post pictures as soon as we get the car; Gotta get some of Roberts (little boy who got his dream) smile in there too:p

On another note, I took my running outside yesterday on a one mile track back home. I went with my sister Mary and Robert and I was rather disappointed that I wasn't able to run my two miles:( Infact I only ran .75 miles so not even one! I know I could have gone further but Mary is new at this running thing too so we had to stop twice in that .75 miles and so I just kinda got lazy I guess...Maybe thats not the right word for it...I guess I just couldn't get focused with having to stop? Yeah, we'll go with that:p It was good though, because it made me see were I need to improve. I definitely was running faster and harder out there which made it rough to finish. Next time I need to focus more on slowing it down and keeping my breathing steady. It also really clearified that I need to work harder on getting my incline up higher so the road doesn't fatigue me as badly. I've got a lot of studying to do:p Robert was noticing how hard I am on my knees when I run because I come straight down on my heel. He says the impact is going straight up my leg and into my knees...If I keep that up he says I should be expecting shin splints knocking down my door any day:p Do any of you runners have ideas to help me take some of the impact off my knees?

So I am off to the gym to try harder and improve:p This whole outside experience has only made me that much more determined! Hope you all had a great tuesday!

13 comments:

  1. Yay!!!! I'm happy you and Robert won the car! You sounded so excited yesterday in the email even!

    As for the shin splints. When I was running in high school our coach always told us that adding extra padding in our shoes helped with that. I never got any shin splits...so maybe he was right?

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  2. I always notcie that running outside is much more difficult for me than when i run on my treadmill...I suppose it has to do with the fact that I always have my dog when I'm outside plus the elements of a less than flat surface, wind, temperature, etc. Don't be too hard on yourself, sounds like your kicking but at the gym!

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  3. I am very glad you're back and that you had a good time with your family!

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  4. Congrats on winning the car! How exciting!

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  5. Wow!!! Congrats!!!!


    I never win a thing! Hahah but out of all things to win... that's def the best!

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  6. Sounds like a fabulous graduation weekend! Congrats on the new car! :)

    As for what you had commented -- a couple that my husband and I are friends with live in Columbus and the wife runs a lot. Her hubby, however, is really particular about where she runs because there are a lot of sketchy places in Columbus! I doubt that Matt would let me run outside if we lived there. We'd probably hit up the gym on post. :)

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  7. Hooray for the 67 mustang!!

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  8. Ohhh new cars are so fun! I am glad you guys enjoyed yourself and your family!

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  9. It sounds like you had a great time with your family! Woohoo on winning that awesome car! I can't wait to see pics!

    Great job getting out there and running!

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  10. I just started running outside too...boy...it is much harder! Especially in the heat :)

    I'm so glad you guys won the car. Ebay auctions can be intense!

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  11. Congrats on winning the auction!!!

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  12. Yay!!! congrats on the car. That's huge! Can't wait to see pics.

    And you are kicking ass with this running :) that's awesome. I have no advise for you, but wanted to give a little encouragement at least..

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  13. Wow! congrats on getting the car!! I can't wait to see the pics!

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