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Faux Vacation

I love the word "faux"!

Confession: I have not gone on a run since Monday. My foot has really been hurting and I just haven't felt like pushing through. I know. I know. I am giving myself until Sunday. On Sunday, I have committed to run Chelsea's Run hosted by Katye. So Sunday I'm done with my pity party!! Woot Woot! That's why I called this post "faux vacation." Well, that and I plan on seeing a view something like this Saturday evening:

I'm hoping to go to Door County or Lake Geneva. Now, I just have to talk Mike into it ;)A big shout out to all of you amazing running bloggers. You have made this journey of mine so much richer! There is no doubt in my mind that I will complete the Couch to 5K program (even with my little break this week). I have no doubt that I will run a 5K! I have no doubt I am and always will be a runner! Thank you all so much for your support and guidance!Peace.Trishp.s. You may have noticed I changed the "title/name&qu…

Curse you...

Curse you week 7! and my asthma and humidity and pollen. My run today was a huge failure. I couldn't seem to find my breath. I walked. A LOT! I feel like a failure. BUT I am not giving up! I'll try it again later, when it is dark and hopefully cooler. I should have known it would be tough when I woke up with swollen eyes and gunk in and on them. I figured it would be okay though...
If anyone who is reading this has asthma and/or allergies, advice please?

On a positive note, it is going to be hot today, so I will be out doing this:

My second love. My bike has seen me through many tough spots. When I sit on it, I instantly feel calmer and more relaxed. I love how free I feel and let's face it, I feel pretty bad ass :)
Aside from running, what is your escape?



Athlete and Birthdays...

Oh Yeah! I rocked today; I'm not gonna lie ;) Week 6 is soooo OVER! I came home from my run and started Chalene Extreme. It's a tame version of P90X. I've done P90X, and it is too hard core for me. For now. I feel like an athlete. I feel like a runner. Finally. Now it's time to really clean up my diet and stay healthy! My plantar fasciitis is still giving me some trouble, but I'm working through it and stretching like crazy!
On the home front, it's a busy week!

This little princess turns 10 tomorrow:

And this little princess turns 12 on Wednesday!

My BFF's birthday is Tuesday as well (she would kill me if I told you how old ;) AND my Mom's birthday is Friday!! Whew... What a week :) Happy Birthday to all of you. You have no idea how much each of you mean to me!! Have a great week!! Peace Trish


I am in a funk. No running today. No desire to run today. No guilt about that either. I am in one of those moods that I respect. When I feel like this it is no use to force myself to do anything. I'll find a way to sabotage it. I'm giving myself today.

I'll be back at 'er tomorrow!!

Hope you are having a much better day out there.



Bye Bye Week 5!!

Oh yeah baby. The dreaded week 5, day 3 run is OVER!! It wasn't pretty. It wasn't much fun and I did walk a few times (but only for a few seconds each time and I added time at the end). But dang son, it's over!! I did it last night. I ran on my new fav trail. And I nailed the uphill :)

On a less positive note, I have plantar fasciitis. Bummer. I'm not and I mean NOT going to let it slow me down!! I am completing this Couch to 5K program. And then, I'm still going to run. I love it!

Thanks for all of the support and inspiration you wonderful bloggy peeps!!



Randomness and WINNERS!!!!

Happy Mother's Day!!

What a busy week. I've had soooo much going on this week. I've been lurking and commenting a little on some blogs, but haven't posted. I have taken pics of some things to post about, but never quite got around to it :) I have discovered trail running. Wow! It's tough. Wow! I LOVE it!! My shoes were wet and dirty and I had mud splashed all over my legs, but it was so exhilarating! I've only been able to hit the trails twice, so maybe I'll change my mind, but I think I'm hooked!! I've continued road running as well. I'm pretty much over the treadmill until Wisconsin Winter drives me back in.

I'm also over week 4 of the Couch to 5K program! Woo Hoo! In fact, tomorrow will be the dreaded day 3 of week 5. I'm scared peeps. Don't laugh. I'm a little afraid that I won't be able to run for 20 minutes without having an asthma attack or puking. Now I know for some of you 20 minutes is a warm up. But hey, I'll get…

The Long Awaited Giveaway Post!!!

If I knew how to integrate a drum roll into this post, you'd be hearing it now...

I have a few things to say, but I'll save them for another post. This is purely giveaway people. Thanks for your patience. To reward you, I will now have TWO prizes instead of the one I had originally planned :)
Prize package #1 :
The winner of this package will receive a ONE year subscription to Runner's World and a lovely Sweaty Band! (Thick, Serenity style, pink, blueish, and taupe. )

Prize Package #2:The winner of prize #2 will receive a ONE year subscription to Country Living magazine and their choice of 4 notecards from my Etsy shop!

Das rules... each thing you do will earn you one entry! Please leave a separate comment for each.

1. Leave a comment on this post. Please let me know if you'd like prize #1 or prize #2. Or either. 2. Link back to my giveaway. I don't tweet or facebook or whatever, but if you say you tweeted (twittered?? huh?) or did a little sky writing, I have no choice…