ūüé∂I like to move it, move it….

Day one after the competition feels…SORE! I thought I knew what sore was but I was wrong!! I hurt from head to toe…it hurt to blink, to sneeze, to BREATHE!! But I’m not one to give into the soreness. I went to the gym to meet with my new friend…the roller. That thing is a GOD send! It fully epitomizes the “love-hate” relationship. It’s a “hurts so good” scenario. If using the roller is WRONG, I don’t WANNA be right, kinda feeling! I’m also still tired. I am post comp day 2 and I still want to sleep like I did right after. I’m trying to get sleep but who’s got time???

After that…

I took this baby out for a spin (or run). It’s nice to feel like a part of the running community by owning a GPS Watch. It is the Forerunner 10. Outside of the outstanding Garmin reputation, I also purchased it because the price was right! I didn’t have to take a personal loan to have it!!! It was “only” $130…SWEET!!

    Easy to use


    I’m still a novice to it, so I’ll keep you posted!!

Any way…back on the road… I went for an easy, SLOW, post competition run. And when I say slow, I MEAN slow! Like a pace of about 10:00-10:30. I was so sore and I figured I needed to move. I was bummed because I didn’t run as I normally do, about 1 min faster (trust me, my norm isn’t really breaking any records either). It felt good, regardless of how fast (or slow) I was going.
I was also interested to see how the Nike+ running app compared to the watch. They seemed to be within a few seconds of each other, so if I’m ever some where when I forget one, I know I will be on track with pace.


Tomorrow…it’s back at the gym for my regular routine. Next up for me??? TRIATHLON! Found one in April in Terra Verde, FL at Ft. DeSoto Park. I haven’t signed up yet but will keep you posted. My goal this calendar year is 3 races….keep your fingers crossed!

©2014 Angie

Am I a runner?

…or someone that likes to run? I saw this question and made me think about how I classify myself. And the answer is I don’t know. I mean, I like to run but I feel like a major DORK when I run around others. They look so nice and graceful when running…I look like the ANTI-that! Their bodies look like a lean,mean fighting machine. I look like the ANTI-that! I keep hope alive that if I continue to run and surround myself with people who know what they are doing, by association I will look like a RUNNER!!!!. People will think I’m a runner, so I’ll be a runner!

I will continue to run, buy the magazines to help me be an educated runner…


Love these magazines!!!
I always find these magazines inspiring and want to get out and run!!

I will continue to use my Nike+ running app because I love it.

Nike+ app for iPhone is available on iTunes

I like seeing the course that I ran when I’m done. SN: I started introducing music back into my runs because I was doing a lot of running by myself. When I’m not at a race, I need some mental stimulation and distraction and music fills that void.

I will continue to make sure my running accessories are up to par! (I could at least LOOK the part,right?!?!?!). I decided that 2014 was going to be the year my fitness will SOAR! My running goal is a 10k. So how does one better prepare with those training runs? Get a Garmin!!!

Garmin Forerunner 10

I like that I didn’t have to take a second mortgage on my house to get one. There are many great options but for what I needed and what I wanted to pay…this was the one!! I’ve wanted one for a while and will get to break it in after my competition this coming weekend. I can’t WAIT!

So let’s see…I have the GPS watch, the shoes, clothing , sneakers (not my new Nanos, by the way) and the app. I’m a runner then, right?? Or at least I look like one (“I’m not a runner, I just play one on TV”)

Truth of the matter is…I AM a runner. I love to run for many physical reasons but the mental quiet time for this busy working mom is second to NONE. It’s just me and the road. I love this sport…and because I love it….that is what makes me A RUNNER!!!

How do you view yourself? Are you a runner or someone that likes to run?

©2014 Angie