Friday, February 27, 2015

New Zealand here we come!!

We definitely stayed up WAYYY too late packing - like 2:30am late. (Secretly, that was kinda my plan- so I would be super tired and sleep for a majority of our 13 hour flight.)

But I had to wake up and be at work at 7am- that sucked. I worked for a little bit and left at 11. 'Mr. Sprinkles and Glitter' and I then drove to meet our friends, load our super sweet mini-van rental, and drive out to LAX.
It was jammed packed!! (4 bike boxes, 4 suit cases, and 4 back packs!) We made it to California just in time for some perfect weather.... not.
Wonderful phone pic.... I need a new phone. :/

If you know me- you know I absolutely HATE flying. (Even the 1 and a half hour flight to my dads house in Colorado is still absolutely terrifying and I've done that a million times.) So just the thought of 13 long hours on a plane-- scared the crap out of me. (We planned pretty well and made it to where our flight left LAX at 9pm and then arrived in New Zealand at 7am- a day ahead. Hoping we would sleep a majority of the flight since it was overnight.)
Our last selfie in America for 2 weeks! We just finished stretching and are literally about to board the plane- I am terrified!!

What's the longest flight you've ever been on? 

Have you ever left the country? If so, where did you go? 

Monday, February 16, 2015

20 loooong miles

I did it! I ran 20 miles tonight!! It was anything but pretty- but I did it.
'Mr. Sprinkles and Glitter' joined me for the first 2 miles and we kept a 9 minute pace per mile. It went by so fast and felt great! Then I dropped him off at the house and kept his watch and kept going for another 18 miles.... 18 loooong miles. Alone.

I ran my 4.25 miles loop around my block and by that point, it was starting to get pretty dark. Since I don't like to run by myself in the dark, I decided to stay in my neighborhood.

I had music, but I still got bored, and I could see my dogs from the window get so excited every time I passed by, so I decided to grab one of them, run a mile, switch dogs, run a mile. I repeated that 4 times.

At this point, I was getting extremely bored in the neighborhood and ventured out down the road a bit. I still had my music on and a pretty intense song came on about a women walking to her car and someone following her... yeah, I definitely started running faster! haha!

I went back home to refill my water bottle at 17.75. At this point, I was planning on finishing my last 2 miles inside on our treadmill, but when I walked in, 'Mr. Sprinkles and Glitter' was cooking dinner and told me just to finish it.

So... I went back outside and ran out 1.15 miles and then headed back. (longest 2.25 miles ever!) I was SO ready to be done and SO glad when it beeped 20 miles.

This was literally me getting into bed tonight. Haha! My legs are dead!
From my Instagram: TeamSprinklesAndGlitter
This was my last long workout before Ironman New Zealand and I am officially tapering. It's crazy that we are already so close! we leave in 11 days!

What's the longest run you've ever done? 

Do you run outside or on a treadmill?