Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Yes, I Am Still Alive!

Hi everyone! It has been twenty-five days since my last post....Holy cow! This is the longest amount of time that I have let sneak by without posting. I miss you all and feel so out of the loop not knowing what is going on with your running. I have been so crazy busy with work and family stuff that it has been nearly impossible to post or to comment. I am running my kids to their sport activities every night and usually do not get home until 8:30 to 9 PM. My daughter has b-ball practice and games to attend and my little guy is doing swimming & skating lessons. I am exhausted when I get home...this is before I can even get a run in:)

I have officially started my spring marathon training. I am currently in week two of my plan and things are going slow and painful. Damn, I wish I could say that I feel great and my running is awesome. Not so much! I am only running three times a week and two of those runs have been on the mill. Anyone who has been reading my blog for some time knows that I absolutely hate the mill!!! God, give me outside running any day....well, maybe not in the frigid below zero temps that we had last week here in Minnesota. I have to draw the line somewhere and that is way too cold for this girl!

I have to start running more and getting back into the groove. I know that it will come but it just takes a little time to get lost fitness back. I am kicking myself in the butt every day for taking such a long running break....never again! Today I am scheduled to run six miles and I will do this outside. Keeping my fingers crossed for a run that feels amazing!:) Wish me luck:)

Happy running, biking, swimming, lifting and surfing! Cheers to you all!

63 comments:

  1. Welcome Back Julie! Enjoy your run today. I have just started back myself and really starting remembering how much I like to run!

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  2. glad u r still around!

    good luck with training!

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  3. Welcome back

    Recovery is key, some down time will do wonders for your season, we cant train all the time, our bodies cant handle it.

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  4. The fitness will come back - keep it up!

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  5. You have been a bit MIA lately, but when "real life" beckons, we gotta take care of it!

    I have made my peace with the treadmill since it's the only way I get to run this time of the year since I'm home with my daughter during the day. The good news, our days are getting longer and spring isn't so far away. I mean, geez, we're almost done with January already! What races are you planning this year? Curious to see if we may meet up at one sometime! Or maybe I will volunteer at one of the smaller ones you're running. Let me know or post soon what you are considering. Happy training...the good runs are around the corner!

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  6. figured aliens had abducted you...welcome back...

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  7. Welcome back, we missed your posts.
    I understand your feeling about the dreadmill, it was my nightmare but it is always a help when we cannot run outside.
    Good luck on your training towards the spring marathon.

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  8. We've missed you! Glad to hear you are alive and kicking. Almost to the end of January and then really only one more (short!) month of real winter. Hang in there...your shoes will hit the pavement before too long!

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  9. Welcome back to bloggyland Julie! I've heard how crazy cold it's been there and I hope you stay warm! Good luck with your training.

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  10. welcome back. it won't be too long before there is more daylight and you can get outside to run again. :-)

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  11. Glad to see you are alive and well! I know exactly how time consuming kids activities can be. It drains the energy as well. Hope you can get that run outside done! Take it easy and soon you'll be back into running with full force. Enjoy your training!

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  12. At least it's a bit warmer this week so the outside runs are tolerable . . . it is always tough to get going this time of year when it's dark before and after work and so freaking cold. Just keep at it and you'll be back to your stellar rockstar running self. :)

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  13. I'm glad you are doing well and back in bloggieland :) I hear you on coming back from a long break. Keep up the good work and you will be back running soon :)

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  14. I hear you on the treadmill thing, I thought about running outside today, but I KNOW I'll wipe out on the ice. Back inside I go : )

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  15. Yay there you are! Glad all is well. The running will come back--that's what I'm telling myself anyway. Stay warm. I'm trying desperately to make the mill my friend.

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  16. Glad you are doing well! Stay warm....

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  17. Glad you're back!!! Been watching for ya...good to hear you've just been extra busy... :)

    And yes, the fitness will come back fast - I just know it! Good luck!!!

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  18. you were missed! welcome back! Stay warm now =) hugs!

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  19. Welcome back and happy training :)

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  20. Julie,
    I've been wondering how you've been. I know all to well how life happens and leaves little time for blogging. I hope you are staying warm!

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  21. JULIE!!!! Missed you (but thanks for that great email yesterday - still smiling at that). Um, I'm about as out of shape as I've ever been in my life...but we're not going to give up and we will persevere! Keep plugging away, girl, it will get better and better each week!!
    xo

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  22. It's a beautiful day to run outside, so enjoy! Glad all is well with you and the kids. Very exciting to start marathon training. Hopefully the worst of the weather is over and then you'll get in your groove.

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  23. I'm glad you're back! I think things have been crazy for everyone lately! Yay for marathon training!!

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  24. Great to hear from you Julie!

    I hear you on the dreadmill. I was stupid enough to go and run on it today and hated every minute of it. The weather was good but I wasn't feeling that well and thought an indoor run would be a good idea: bad choice!

    I'll tell you what's happening here: I've started a new half marathon program 2.5 weeks ago (I'm in week 3) and love every minute of it. I have to run a bit slower now and that's feeling very good, running is fun and easy again.

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  25. Hi Julie,
    I'm glad that you feel great! Running three times a week is good ... and I know that you hate the treadmill :) But running on a treadmill is an ideal way to avoid the hassle of weather or darkness.

    I look forward to following your spring marathon training
    Have a nice training Julie!

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  26. Welcome back! You were missed!
    what race are you training for?

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  27. are you doing Grandma's? Fargo? Mpls? Stillwater?
    there are so many marathons now - lol!

    you are prepping me for future years of taxiservice shuttling kids around.

    good job on week2!

    Derek

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  28. Holy Shit Julie! You ARE still alive! I smiled at your comment today! Quit teasing and come back for real now!! Kidding-I know how busy it gets with kids and we love you even if we only hear from you once a month:)

    Last week SUCKED! Freezing! Hope this week is better for you! I'll be in the cities this weekend! Hoping for some decent weather and a few good runs! Take care Julie! Good to have you back!

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  29. YAY! You are back!!
    Maybe we all need to get you a laptop so you can blog from all of these sporting things you have to go to as part of your mom role! ;)

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  30. Glad to hear from you! Some of my runs on the treadmill haven't been too bad but today's was awful. You have my sympathy. Hope you got outside!

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  31. Welcome back Julie and we missed you.

    Good luck with the training and it must be tough running in the freezing cold - I couldn't imagine it.

    It's mid summer here and we are all full on inot our season and I'm still loving it - had a few good results so I'm very happy.

    Take care and be safe out there :-)

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  32. Yayy, good to hear from you :) You're doing great, it will get easier again just keep on keepin' on :D

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  33. Glad to see you back at it! Sometimes, whether you like it or expect it - - life gets in the way. You WILL get back into the swing of things and will probably appreciate your runs more than ever.

    I hope your 6 miler went well.

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  34. I've been wondering....glad you're back. Spring marathon - woo hoo!

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  35. welcome back -- we missed you!!! :)

    xoxoxoxox
    A

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  36. Yay! I'm glad to see you back!

    I tire of the 'mill, but I am even more tired of stupidly cold temperatures and snow....

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  37. I mean, I just figure digital cameras don't operate very well in sub-zero temps anyway. Best time to stay ahead of life!

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  38. Welcome back Julie! I'm totally the same at the moment, I just can't keep up and I miss everyone!

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  39. Hi Julie! Good to see you are alive and well. Geez, life sure can get in the way of blogging sometimes.

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  40. Welcome back and dont be put off, dig in there for the training. Every session counts!

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  41. Hi Julie!! Welcome back!! Down time is good - your mind will be all refreshed!! Have an awesome running week!

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  42. Good to see you post. As long as you are still running, all is good. Congrats on starting your next iteration of training. Keep it up.

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  43. Hey you! Your life sounds a lot like mine these days. If it wasn't for my phone I'd never see any blogs...as it is, it makes for a great time-killer while I'm sitting at these practices. I hear you on the loss of fitness. Ugh! I'm nowhere near where I was back in October! Oh, well, I'm ahead of where I was back last January (before I started running :D). We aren't going anywhere...we're just glad to hear from you when you can poke your head above water! :)

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  44. Hey, Julie! I've been in such a slump about blogging and running. Maybe it's the cold and the snow in Alabama this year. Glad you're back, though!

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  45. Hi Julie! I figured you were in hibernation :-) Good luck with your training!

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  46. Hi Julie, good to see you back Blogging. I was getting a bit worried and was on the point of emailing you.
    Happy New Year!

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  47. Woo hoo; good luck with your training this spring, I know it is hard with kids, jobs, husbands, etc. You'll rock it!

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  48. Hi friend!
    I hear you! I often thought 'how do these people do it?' with 2-5 kids, full time jobs, training..life...HOW?

    So..i get it. I know;-)

    HUGS!

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  49. Dear Julie - I was getting worried and a few keyboard taps away from emailing you and making sure everything was ok - glad you are ok and glad to see your post. Your fitness will come back quickly once you get a few more weeks of consistent running in. Have a great week!

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  50. Good to see you back, Julie! You've been missed! I hope you were able to get out this weekend and enjoy the warmer temps.

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  51. Oh, do I hear you. I too HATE the treadmill... and yet, I often have to wait to run midday, when the temp gets to 15 degrees, whooo, heat wave! We had several nights here at -5 to -16 last week. Days only got to +10 or 15. And we are getting 2 ft. of snow as I type this... yet, running outside at least gets a run in. Left to the treadmill, I bag out. It's sad but true.

    Hang in there as you get back in the groove! I start my official 15K training plan in another month. Right now, I am just running random lengths 3x a week to maintain stamina & regularity. You go girl! Show me the way :-)

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  52. The rest will probably come in handy for the marathon training! I would be on the treadmill in those temps too!

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  53. We haven't heard from you in a week. Did you make those 6 miles are should we send a rescue team? It's been longer than 127 hours.

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  54. I always feels good to take a break, but getting it back is a pain. Don't worry, your running condition will return quickly.

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  55. Welcome back! Glad you're doing well...can definitely relate to the busy schedule. I am sure you will be back to running just like before in no time!

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  56. Just thought we should stop by to check up on the Spring Mary Training....

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  57. Your always greatly missed...and loved...running is always there...take your time..you'll be back in no time!

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  58. Hi there:)
    Was just thinking tonite when perusing blogs that I haven't 'read' from you for some time.

    and it's all good! Just wanted to say hi!;-)

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  59. Welcome back to the blogging world although it's nearing a month since this post. I hope you can post about your training anytime soon. But if you can't, I just wish you all the luck and will anticipate for your report.

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  60. Hi Julie, long time no hear.I'm like you , the mill sucks !
    Don't you hate it when life gets in the way of running and blogging ?

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