Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Happy Goals

Thanks for all of the prayers. My grandmother had her first radiation treatment yesterday and from what I've been told, everything went well.

Alot of ya'll have asked how I like Happy (the Garmin) so far. I love it! So far, I've used it on our 10 mile bike ride on Saturday, our 4 mile run on Sunday, and our 2 mile run last night. I even used the heart monitor on Sunday. My heart rate got up to 188 and stayed there for quite a while. I'm not sure if that's normal or not, I'm about to Google it and see. Btw, if it's not normal, just know that I do have heart problems - nothing new.

Anyways, I had full intentions of putting some of my runs on here in nice little splits and graphs, but have found myself too completely exhausted to do so. Last night, I did look at my splits and they're horrible. As in, the first mile I ran a 12:29 and then the second a 14:01. But, I will say that I somehow hurt my hip after the first mile. So, I'm blaming that. LOL I think I just didn't stretch my hip flexor well enough. I'm definitely feeling it today.

Tonight calls for 3 miles. If I can walk like a normal person, then we'll run the 3 miles. If not, we'll figure something else out.

The 5k is this Saturday. I'm pretty excited. I looked up my '07 & '08 results and they weren't pretty, so I'm pretty excited about beating those times and possibly.. coming in around 38-39 minutes. That's my goal (yes, I'm slow), so we shall see!!


Jon and Steph said...

Glad to hear your grandmother's first treatment went well! She will be in my prayers.

Brandi said...

Glad to hear the first treatment went well.

You will do great girl! I'm skipping on this 5K but will be doing the other one (BDB) next weekend. You doing that one?

Lacy said...

Praying for you Grandma!! So glad to hear you are enjoying your new Garmin!! :) Be careful with your hip!! I had chronic Illiotibial Band Syndrome and my hip would hurt bad! Make sure to stretch!

Bethany said...

Praying for your Grandma. Yay for your new Garmin!!

xxxxx said...

Yay for a 5K! You'll do fabulous. Good luck!

jineen said...

i will keep my prayers coming:) glad you are lovin g your new equipment! i ran this morning and i am doing about a 13 minute mile. at first i was trying to decrease my time. but now i am trying to increase my distance bit by bit instead. not sure why, but it is working better:) super great luck! how is it going with your dog?