Skip to main content

Three Things Thursday

It's hard to believe it is already Thursday. But it is, so let's get to it.

  1. While running errands, I ended up driving part of the route for the Utah Valley Half Marathon. It will be a beautiful run that covers several miles that I travel on a pretty regular basis and then passes by my Alma mater. There is just something a little extra exciting about running "at home."
  2. I have been pretty tired, both sleepy tired and just plain worn out, this week. It hasn't stopped me from running though. Monday I did six hill intervals, two minutes each, on the treadmill. Total run = 4 miles. Yesterday I ran 5 miles in 47:17, with three miles @ 9:05.
  3. A while ago, I read in Runner's World that you can shave 5:27 off your marathon time by losing five pounds, so I have a goal to weigh five pounds less by marathon day, which is October 2. I'm not going to wait until August to start trying though. Trying starts NOW!

RUN: I have an easy four miles on the schedule tonight. I'm going to try out my new shoes. I'll let you know what I think tomorrow. (I'll also be announcing the giveaway winner and talking about my weekend racing plans!)

Comments

  1. Utah Valley Half Marathon - brought to you by Sizzler. I can only assume that Sizzler is big in Utah...

    ReplyDelete
  2. Have I mentioned yet just how much I love the new look? K just needed to make sure.

    So anywho, i guess I'll need to be dropping about 100lbs to qualify for boston..of course then I'll only be like 30lbs, which means I will be a head and upper torso so this may not work

    ReplyDelete
  3. I read that too. I know that if I weigh less I will run faster. My goal is to lose 10 pounds before my race in August.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Good luck with the shoes, and the pounds. I wonder if it would show a noticeable different in a triathlon.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Really? Wonder if I can lose like 50 pounds? :)

    Awesome that you drove the course early. I love driving the courses so I can see ahead of time what I am up against.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oh, I'm worn out, too... what's up with that?

    ReplyDelete
  7. I have read about the 5 pound thing. it is worth a shot and you can definitely do it by October! Great job getting the runs in! Sometimes just getting the run in makes it worth being a little extra tired!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I am beyond tired too! I probably could fall asleep now and not wake up until next week.
    Good luck losing the 5 lbs. I am trying to lose some weight too, maybe I will get faster? Keep us informed.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Running close to home is esp. nice. Utah is such a gorgeous state!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I'm doing the Utah Valley marathon this year. So excited. I like that 5 pound thing!

    ReplyDelete
  11. It looks like a great course! I'm wishing I had signed up... good luck with the new shoes. I think the 5 lbs will melt away during your training. Are you running St. George?

    ReplyDelete
  12. So - I want to shave 47 minutes off my marathon time. Does that mean I should lose about 47 pounds? Ha, ha ... just kidding. But seriously, I need to shave some major minutes off my marathon time coming up in November. It's serious speed work time for me!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I've been on a quest to drop some fat ever since I read that each pound of weight lost shaves 2 seconds per mile off of your pace. 5 pounds = 10 seconds/mile. Doesn't make much difference in a 5k, but for a marathon.....

    ReplyDelete
  14. Sounds so pretty!I have heard great things about that race.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

I love your comments! They make my day, so be sure to let me know you stopped by. And I always try to respond to your comments, so let me know if you have any questions for me or if there is anything you want to see on here!

Popular posts from this blog

Carpet Burn On My Butt (and a giveaway)

After two lame, pathetic, lackluster weeks of running, I woke up excited to run yesterday. And today, I wore my running clothes all morning in anticipation of my nap time run today. Even in spite of sore glutes and tired quads from getting in some P90X Core Synergistics last night, I couldn't wait to get moving on Millie. I am a planner. Today I had a plan to get my run in while my girls slept, and my day was organized accordingly. I am also a creature of habit. The first thing I do when I roll out of bed every single day is make my bed and my girls' beds. If I do something else first, it throws off the entire morning. I am a creature of habit when it comes to my running routines as well. There are a few things that differ depending on whether I am running on Millie or outside, whether my girls are asleep or not, and whether or not they are joining me in the jogger. Yet, no matter when, where, how far or with whom I run, some things are always the same. My hair goes into a pon

Social Media: Some good, a lot of bad, and way too much ugly

There are a lot of good things that come from social media. We can connect with people we have lost touch with. We can unite as a group (runners!!) with a comment interest. We can promote a good cause. Sadly though, what social media does best is makes us feel bad about ourselves and makes us feel negatively towards others. This isn't just my opinion, although I can unquestionably support the truth behind this based on my own experience. I have spent way too much time feeling bad about myself as a result of comparing myself to others based on their Instagram or Facebook versions of themselves. And there are several people I have started feeling negatively about or have become completely annoyed with because of their IG and FB posts. It isn't just me though. There are actual studies that can back me up on the negative impact social media can have. I have read dozens of articles reviewing many different studies that show the overwhelmingly negative (vs. positive) effec

I wasn't sure going in...

Yep, I'm checking in. Why? Because I did something completely out of my comfort zone that I wanted to share with you. Last week I went to a place near Salt Lake called Dexa Body, where I got a DEXA Scan. For those unfamiliar with what that is, I asked Google to help us out:  "Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry  ( DXA , previously  DEXA ) is a means of measuring  bone mineral density  (BMD). Two  X-ray  beams, with different  energy levels , are aimed at the patient's  bones . When  soft tissue   absorption is subtracted out, the  bone mineral density  (BMD) can be determined from the absorption of each beam by bone. Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry is the most widely used and most thoroughly studied bone density measurement technology." Since that is pretty medical sounding, here's my take. A DEXA Scan is a tool to measure your total body composition. It specifically breaks down the regional composition of your lean and fat tissue. It gives a fat distribution