Happy Friday!

Happy Friday! What a week! I swear I meant to write yesterday, especially about my run, but after dance last night my poor 9 year old had over 2 hours of math homework. It was painful. I felt terrible for her and she was so drained, especially after taking the reading and writing state tests all week.

The weather was beautiful yesterday. I was working from home so I went for a “runch.” I was actually dressed like spring. I was able to test out my new Nike sports bra and my new Nike compression shorts.

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The goal was to run a total of 4 miles, which I completed. They were also very fast miles (fast for me).


This was actually my first run that every mile was under 9 minutes. I want you to understand how crazy these times are for me. Back in October I was averaging 10 minute miles and sometimes even slower. Now I am under 9 minutes! Woo! Hoo!

I will tell you that the sun was out and the sky was clear and as much as I was in shorts and a t-shirt I was hot! For a split second I almost missed the cooler days of winter.


I did try something new on my run, which was carry a 22oz. water bottle. It annoyed the crap out of me! I don’t want to stop during the DC half, especially waiting for drinks at the beverage stops so I really would like to carry my own drinks. I am going to try carrying it tomorrow for my long run and see how it feels and I am going to do my best getting comfortable with it, but I don’t know if I can. I have a belt, but I was told that may be to heavy for race day. So I am running out of options and all I keep doing is spending more money. I have to figure out the right plan.

I did want to share some good news with you all. As you know I am running my first half marathon with Team In Training. I personally have so far raised $4,750, but as a team we have raised over $55,000. I think that is amazing! I have yet to ask, but if you are interested in helping the cause and helping me get to my goal of $6,500 you can make a donation @ http://pages.teamintraining.org/li/nikewhlf14/Lospitale

Every dollar makes a difference.

Do you run with a water bottle? If so how and what size?


5 thoughts on “Happy Friday!

  1. Nice run! Soon we’ll be complaining about how it’s too hot to run outside. LOL! And your times are improving so much – congrats. All that hard work is paying off. Plus that fundraising total is amazing.

    I ran my last half with a 16oz handheld bottle. I might try a 22oz for my long run this weekend. You kinda get used to it. They’re not ideal but I think a belt might chafe, Sorry I don’t have a better suggestion.

  2. By the way, I did a review of Simple Hydration and I have become a huge fan of their water bottle. It really works better than anything I have ever found. Check them out. I plan to use mine for marathon training.

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