Thursday, April 14, 2011

Hills for me and a hug for hungryrunnergirl

So I ran my first hill workout this morning.

Every time I say "hills" the song "bills bills bills" by destiny's child pops into my head. "I'm gonna run these hillllls, gonna run up and down these hillllls. if you do too then maybe we can chillllll.." Yea, corny, I know. 

The workout was 4 miles total - half mile warm up and cool down. There's this stretch of road (starts exactly a half mile from my apartment, perf) that is seriously hilly. Its about .75-.8 miles long. I ran it 4 times. I wanted to die. I did have to stop to walk a few times but I will say - i NEVER walked UP the hill. badass baby. Ha, yea right. I couldn't even eat breakfast  before leaving work because my stomach was not pleased. so classy. Now, I'm SUPER hungry and stuffing my face with an egg and cheese sandwich from the place next door.

Now, it's not that i've never run hills before - there's always some hills on every outdoor run. However. this WHOLE RUN was hills. Which is what made it different than other runs. But it's needed. Lake Placid is IN THE MOUNTAINS. So, hill training is a must!

This weekend I've got a 10k race on saturday in Saratoga. I'm ready to PR it. Sick.

Sunday - 15k long run. I'm running a 5k loop 3x. My attorney friend just signed up for a 5k in two weeks (more for networking opportunities than anything else). He has professed a pure hatred for running. I've invited him to come run a loop with me sunday morning - maybe I can change his mind. I figure, if he can jump rope for a half hour (boxing is his workout of choice) he can certainly run 3 miles. Maybe I can get him to see the (running) light!

Finally, since I am a self professed cat-lady (i only have one cat, relax. I just happen to volunteer at the animal shelter, and shun any relationship that may interfere with my kittie love- whatev).  I am posting a perfect kitten snuggle from my Dinah-girl. This picture was actually taken a while ago, but this is how my precious acts when I'm feeling down. Dedicating this one to Janae! Kitten hugs!


misszippy said...

Love kitties! My neighbor across the street fosters cats before putting them in a cat rescue for adoption. My kids love visiting there!

Nice of you to think of Janae!

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

Nice hill workout! I have two cats and I'm working on the third. I may have to take some cat hug pictures for Janae too!

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

P.S.--about my sweet potato--I just cut up a baked one and threw everything on there. Quick and easy!

Natalie said...

Awesome job! Having done those hills I know how hard they are!

Bring on Saturday and LP!

The Hungry Runner Girl said...

AHHH THANK YOU SO SO MUCH!!! You are the sweetest thing in the world and I appreciate our friendship SO MUCH!! Thank you for the hugs!! AMAZING job on your me some hills!! Hope you are having an amazing day!!! LOVE YOU!

Anonymous said...

I hate hill training!!!! Everything about it makes me want to quit running.

Aw, your kitty is so cute. :)