Waking Times, Push-ups & Big Dreaming

This morning I got up at 4:30 AM to do my run, 40 minutes was on the schedule for today. I didn’t get much sleep last night, my husband came to bed about an hour after I’d gone to sleep and he kept startling me out of sleep as he got ready. Not his fault, I was just sleeping very lightly. But it wasn’t difficult to get out of bed, something that kind of concerns me. I mean, one of these days I’m going to need to recover some sleep, right? I can’t continue living on 4-5 hours of sleep each night, it’s going to hit me at some point. Oh well, as long as the running continues to feel good, like today, maybe I don’t need sleep. Dean Karnazes only sleeps 4 hours!

Hundred Push-ups Challenge:
Week 5, Day 1 AGAIN: 30, 24, 22, 20, 31 = 127
I failed last week. The two days I did were REALLY hard. And then day 3 managed to elude me. So I just started the week over. And I may do it over again next week too, if today’s difficulty is any indication of how the week is going. I’m glad the challenge actually encourages you to repeat weeks so that you are gaining strength, without pushing injury. Although, when I went to see my friend Kari at Retro Bakery the other day she commented on how cut my arms are getting! Reason enough to continue right there!

I’m also coming to the conclusion that my race dreams are bigger than what I should be thinking. I kind of want to do the Las Vegas half marathon in December. I desperately want to enter the P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll in Phoenix in January. I’m not sure if my mom wants to do the race again, I’m not sure how to train for another marathon just 2 months after my San Antonio one and I’m just not sure if I’ll physically be able to accomplish it. My mental list of marathons I want to do keeps growing and growing. And did you hear Elite Racing is going to announce another Rock ‘n’ Roll race tomorrow? It would be fun to do another inaugural event (like the SA one this November). But I guess I don’t have to cram them all in within the next year, I’m young enough to keep doing this for years to come. It’s just now that I’ve been bitten by the bug, I don’t want to slow down (in fact, I want to get faster and faster, but actual speed wasn’t what I was referring to when I wrote that!).


  1. Talk to Chuck! He’ll let you know if doing another marathon two months later is tangible. I have a feeling he’ll say YES.

    Are you turning into Donna? Are you going to hit every RnR this calendar year?? 😀

  2. I’m planning on running the LV half, and probably the Phoenix half as well. I’m sure you could do it if you trained for both. Good luck!

    PS- I so know how you feel about wanting to run so many races. I am the same way. 🙂

  3. LVGurl: Talking to Chuck is a good idea. Nah, don’t think I’ll pull a Donna… at least not this year. But doing every RnR does sound like fun!

    Running Knitter: I would love to do the LV Half and Phoenix full. I’m just doing San Antonio in November, so I just need to figure out how to train for that many events in a row. Every program I’ve followed is months building up to one specific event. Guess I need that new challenge, huh?

    I can’t flip through an issue of Runner’s World without looking at every race mentioned, “Oh… I want to do that one, and that one and that one…” It’s like when I was a kid with the Sears Christmas Catalog.

  4. I want to go to Phoenix again. I could walk/run the half. This time, I want to go to the party afterwards, so we have to conserve some strength. I think that two marathons two months apart is too much. I was barely getting back to training normally after two months, but … I know that you are wwaaayyy ahead of me in training now.

  5. MOMMY! You seriously don’t know how excited it makes me when you comment. (All two times!) Okay, let me get through my half-marathon on the 16th and talk to my coaches and I’ll make a decision on the full vs. half, but let’s plan on Phoenix, okay?

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