• sisters on a mission.

  • Three sisters. One in Virginia. One in London. One in New York. None of whom wear shorts. Ever.

  • the mission?

    Running.
    Taking delight.
    Learning Italian.
    Getting to Italy.
    Wearing shorts.
    In Italy.
    June 2011.

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Hey Hey Everyday.

Day 2. Another beautiful day in New York. My running gear. Coffee, field, new balance, fleece pants that are too short from Old Navy ($7), ipod touch, crap earbuds, tank top, fleece shirt (that may or may not be my night shirt)

Some things that are working great.

  1. Exercising regularly. With a plan.
  2. The plan. Couch to 5K. First week only have to run 1 minute at a time. I can do that.
  3. The app for Couch to 5K. I love this. On my iPod touch, the nice lady tells me when to start, when to walk, when to run, how far along I am, and I can listen to my music at the same time.

    Get Running app

  4. My music. I can’t run without my music. The funniest thing I had on my playlist today:
    Hey, Hey Everyday (Air Force) – Running Cadences of the US Armed Forces. It came on during my cooldown. Should have put it at the top. 10819345.html
  5. My field of hay natural track. It’s the best. Don’t have to worry about cars or people. Just nature.

Some things I need to fix:

  1. I can’t keep my earbugs in my ears. So my run is a bit awkward. One hand every few seconds up to my ears. One hand holding my ipod.  If I clip it to my pants, my pants fall down.
  2. My running clothes are a joke. I own one bra. That is my everyday bra and my running bra.

I’ve been concentrating on my feet. Trying to find the natural run. The lever. I’ve also switched shoes. From my old Asics that are pretty high in the to my New Balance, that I never thought as running shoes, because they are so light and have little support. But thought they might mimic more barefoot running. My ankles hurt just a tiny bit during hte run. But I think that may be from the bumps in the grass. Trail running. Have to stay alert.

Best thing. How I feel after the run. I did a squat workout after. Cause my butt is just as bad as my thighs. Maybe we will not only wear shorts, but a bikini!

my shoes, my coffee, my fallen tree (aka thinking place)

A bug flew in my mouth on the last lap.

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10 Responses

  1. Umm..who’s the nice lady? My app has a very dry lady (not British) and when it’s time to run, this sound comes on like a fire alarm. And I don’t have a picture. Or I’m just a dork and can’t find it.

    • We must have a different app. My lady is very nice. British, supportive. And there is no fire alarm.

  2. Girl you need to get to Target and pick up another bra! Or maybe you just need running gear for your birthday present this year instead of jewelry.

    Did you swallow the bug or set it free again?

  3. btw, how do you run with coffee?

  4. Coffee comes BEFORE the run.
    Caffiene is good for running.

  5. Hi,

    I’m glad you’re enjoying the Get Running application! How’s it going?

    If you fancy joining on the forum, there is a thread there that you could link to your blog here, or give feedback on the application.

    All the best with running!

    Thanks,
    Benjohn (developer of Get Running)

    • I love the Get Running app. And the C25K program. Together, a great combination, it’s all working out great. I’ll check out the forum.
      Thanks,
      Colleen

  6. just noticed your london tube map cup…girl, you don’t need that with me around…it’s permanently burned in my memory

    • It’s one of my favorite coffee mugs. Not tea mugs, mind you. I only drink coffee out of it. I got it on our first trip to London in 2003. It’s got a wee chip in it.
      And. I get to brush up on my tube stations. Not burned in my memory, as it yours.
      Come to NY. I’ll hook you up with some NY subway.

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