Thursday, June 3, 2010

Hoppity - Hop - Hop

Over the past week or so, the mister and I have been visited by a few extra guests. It started off with just one and then escalated to two and then all of a sudden three, etc.

Our neighborhood has bunnies.

These aren't jackrabbits or wild rabbits or anything like that. These are the type of bunnies you would buy as pets. You know what I'm talking about, right?

One day we went outside and saw a cute white bunny in our yard. Naturally, I was like "WTF?" I mean, what is a random pet bunny doing in my yard? I tried to get closer to it (because I wanted to catch it and keep it and love it forever and ever and ever....), but the little jerk hopped away. Doesn't he know I would make a great mom?! Jeeeeeez.

During the next week, we started seeing 2 white bunnies. Then a random brown bunny showed up in our backyard! We opened the back door to let the doglet out and he kinda freaked out seeing a bunny almost the same size as he is sitting in the garden (btw, this totally explains who has been eating all of the mister's crops). When we tried to approach it, he ran and slid himself through a crack in the fence between our yard and the neighbors yard. It was quite impressive. I could barely fit my hand through that crack and he just squished his whole body through it!

So anyways, this morning the mister calls me after he left for work saying that he saw 5 bunnies! I know bunnies are supposed to multiply like crazy, but these were all big bunnies. Where in the world are they coming from?! They have spread out over the 4 houses now too.

I'm waiting to see little baby bunnies. :o)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

I Actually Don't Know What Week It Is....

I've been doing a lot of walking/jogging on my runs lately. Definitely a bit more than I should. I mean, I was able to run 5 miles no problem like a month and a half ago at the Big Sur Relay, but now I'm struggling to finish 1 mile. What is my problem?!

I'm not pushing myself hard enough. I'm complacent. I'm assuming that this little bit of jogging is sufficient for training. Unfortunately, I'm just lying to myself. I need to seriously step up my game. I'm being lazy and I need to work much harder in order to survive my marathon.

For one thing, I really want to lose some weight. I've been gaining insane amounts because I'm not working out as hard and I'm consuming massive amounts of food. Not a good combination. I want to get in shape and lose the weight while training. Last time I was training for the CIM half marathon, I didn't notice the scale going down until after because I had gained so much muscle. I'm cool with that this time as well as long as it's not crazy flabby fat on my body anymore. Lol. TMI?

Secondly, I want my base runs to be 5 miles. I want to be able to comfortably run 5 miles no problem several times a week. I used to want it to be only 3 miles, but I know I can already do that. 5 miles is a bit of a stretch right now so it's a better goal.

I need to take this training more seriously. I need to actually run more.... and stop walking so much. My fitness level is higher than my training partners level right now so I started dong a little extra running on my own. I'm still jogging/walking with D on our schedule, but I'm supplementing it with extra running with the mister. For example, D and I jogged/walked for about 45 minutes and then I went home and ran nonstop with the mister about 2.5 miles. It's a slow start, but I'm working back up to my base. Plus, the mister is kinda maxed out at 2.5 miles. Lol. Poor guy.

But I think my main focus right now id the weight loss, but can you seriously blame me? It's swimsuit season. What did you expect?