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Exciting News!

on September 30, 2012

How has your Sunday been??   I hope it’s been a good one!


So, I have some exciting news to tell you.  I really can’t contain myself!  As of this very moment I have a running coach!!!   Yes, I said it!   Running Coach.  It’s none other than fellow Sweat Pink Ambassador Cait Chock over at The Arty Runner Chick.

I couldn’t be more excited about this!  Cait posted this great post over at her blog the other day… and it really kind of sums up why I wanted to reach out to someone who was a lot more knowledge about the sport.

What does this mean?  It means this:  I was looking for more structure when it came to my running.  I have really been just getting on the treadmill and taking off.  What I want is to develop more speed, endurance, and balance.

Not only do I want to work on my running, but I also want to be able to fuel my body for it correctly.  I’ll admit, running makes me want to eat a horse sometimes, but what I want is a balance around that horse.  So Cait will be sending me a meal plan to properly fuel my running body and horse seeking tummy.  🙂

Upon her request, I sent a total of my mileage since April and a condensed list of some of my favorite meals that would give her an idea of what I like and what I was eating.  See, I don’t think that I was eating properly and I wanted her to see that.  I wanted her to see that I drink a mocha or and iced coffee nearly every day.  I wanted her to see that I really don’t measure out anything when I eat my meals.  The beauty of all of this is the balance in the meal plan that she sent me.  Some of you are probably thinking…”um, you couldn’t come up with your own meal plan???”  Yes and no.  Sure I can come up with a meal plan, but there is also something about not thinking about it.  I just look down the list, get the items I need and then bam!

I also wanted to share the goals that I sent to Cait:

  1. Build speed.
  2. Run 13.1 miles.  No, it’s not a marathon, but it’s enough for right now.
  3. Build my confidence.
  4. Work on diet/nutrition.
  5. Lose weight.

Really and truly, these goals are really all tied together.  When I reach one of them, they all fall into place.  Because I can’t tell you how much running has affected me.  I really can’t.  The other day, my dad told me that every time I start something new that is all that I want to talk about.  I’ll be honest, it didn’t come at a good moment for me and it kind of hurt my feelings.  (I tend to wear them on my sleeves).  I don’t want it to hurt my feelings though, I want it to spur me on!

One of the things that I am really loving so far is that Cait is so encouraging.  Failure is not an option.  I can see how running has made her into who she is today.  🙂


My first week:

  • Monday:  2 miles (easy pace)
  • Tuesday:  light stretching
  • Wednesday:  3 miles (speed run)
  • Thursday:  light stretching
  • Friday:  2 miles (easy pace)
  • Saturday:  light stretching
  • Sunday:  6 miles (easy pace)


I love that we all have different journey’s that we are on.  I really am excited to incorporate running into mine.  🙂


So that’s it.  I now have a running coach.  Someone to do the thinking for me.  Someone to push me past my limits.  Someone to refocus my negative thoughts into positive ones.


Thank you so much for being apart of my journey!  I will be sure to keep you posted on how it is going and continue to post pics of my eats, but on a more structured basis…..not so sporadic.


Cait, you are a special young woman and I am so glad to be apart of your running smartness.  🙂



Cait instructed me not to run more than 5 miles today, so that is what I did this morning before church.  5 miles.  Done.  The more that I run, the better I feel.


Well, that’s it guys!  I hope you have a great night!



8 responses to “Exciting News!

  1. ❤ this!!! thank you so very much for the sweetest post ever! i am SO incredibly excited to be able to take this journey with you…u've got some amazing accomplishments coming up here and you're going to hit them all! 🙂 XOXO

  2. whoa so amazing! I am so happy for you.

  3. So cool! I can see how that would really push you to have someone to be accountable to for your training and nutrition. I’m sure with Cait pushing you and you pushing you you’ll knock out those goals in no time! 😀

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