Garmin Forerunner

I am SUPER excited for tomorrow. Wanna know why?

Because I ordered both my dad and me the Garmin Forerunner 305!

Don’t know what it is? Well let’s just say it’s magical.

No really. It tracks just about EVERYTHING on your run. How far, how long, elevations, pace, heart rate, and probably about 234923904 other things. You can use it on a bike too, or I imagine in a lot of other scenarios. I think it does just about everything but run for you.

Now, for those who know my dad……this just SCREAMS his name. Seriously, since Jamie told me about it, Amazon has been screaming “PAT PAT PAT PAT!” My dad currently tracks all his runs on Excel, and being the accountant that he is, he is a beast with Excel and has made it his bitch. If we run a new route outside, then he has to drive around and clock it so we know exactly how far we went. At the gym, they have a track but we aren’t sure exactly how long it is. NOW HE WILL KNOW!! Since my older brother didn’t buy Dad a birthday present, I convinced him to go halfsies with me on it now, for no particular holiday!

So, the best part is… dad doesn’t even know! Wanna know the second best part? I just signed up for Amazon Prime for FREE, cause I had a .edu email address, so I got OVERNIGHT SHIPPING for $8.

This means, it will get delivered to me tomorrow at work, and I can take them to my parents tomorrow night so my dad and I can use them for our run!! I will have to see if they need batteries or some kind of charge, so I can charge them up and we can use them

Who knew I would ever be so excited about something related to exercise??? Cause NOW, I will HAVE to keep running since I spent $150 on a fancy watch for myself haha.

I will let you all know how I like it :)

p.s. Don't tell my dad!!

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We're Princesses!

In seven months my mom, (hopefully my) sister-in-law and I will be walking in the Disney Princess 5k around Disney World in Orlando, Florida!

My mom signed up this week and I'm so incredibly proud of her for taking this step and I really hope my sister-in-law can complete it with us (she and I still need to sign up). I've heard nothing but great things about this event, so I'm sure it's going to be great.

I have several friends from Georgia who are driving down for the 1/2 marathon, so it'll be fun to see them, too! Now I just need to get my butt in gear and start gearing up for this 5k!

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210 miles in 2010!

So, I am up to 76.5 miles in 2010! I made a low estimate for January, February, and March. I started "counting" in February, when I created 101 blog, but I started writing down my miles starting in April.

My goal of 210 in 2010 is looming! I still have over half of the miles left to run, and half the year left to do it (minus 7 days!). I calculated that I have to run around 22 miles per month in order to meet my goal! It is miserably hot out, but I am getting back on track tomorrow!

One of the problems I have is my favorite route to run is only about 1.7 miles. We don't have a good two mile route, which would be my go to distance. If we don't do the 1.7 mile run, the shortest we can do without putting a ton of thought into it is 2.75. Maybe tomorrow we will set out on the 2.75 track. I can figure out what 2.25 or so would be, and walk it out if I need to! I need to start pushing my distances more!

I was also able to get some running tips from Collin, specific to my form, while I was in Little Rock. He said it looks like when I swing my arms, I swing them cross body, causing more strain to my core and more energy expended. He also said I run with my head down, which I know. I actually like NOT looking into the distance while I run, cause it makes it feel so much farther. However, when I drop my head, it drops my whole posture, which could be contributing to my back problems (which have all but gone away since I got my new BED :P).

So I am slowly getting myself on track with good running goals again. It is tough since it is so miserably hot out, and I LOATHE running at the gym. BUT, I feel better about myself when I am exercising.

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Self Magazine's Healthy Eating Options!

I was reading my Self Magazine while traveling home from Arkansas and was delighted to find several pages worth of healthy foods! They were voted for by taste testers, so I am holding out hope that they actually are delicious! I am planning on printing out the list and picking out what I want, so I can go to the grocery store armed with a plan.

Check out the list and see if anything catches your eye

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