Please, Don’t Hate Me

Posted: April 9, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Please, don’t hate me. For being a beginner runner…and accidentally running 6.35 miles today. In under an hour.

4 9 run

Yes, I accidentally ran 6.3 miles in 59:00. My Garmin died not too long into my run. I apparently can’t do math. I was on a trail that had mile markers, so in my head I calculated the mile-marker to turn around at to achieve a 5.5 mile run. Except on the way back I counted up and then realized in total I had run somewhere between 6.3 and 6.4 miles. Oops! I felt amazing though! Guess my homemade Tropical Flax Bars made for some good fuel. (recipe to come soon)


Every time I lace up my sneakers, I feel shocked at my body’s ability to pick up this sport and endurance quicker than I could have ever expected. I know I still have a long way to go and a lot to learn. I haven’t done near the amazing things so many of you other runners have. It’s still pretty cool to see what my body can accomplish.

After my run, I showered up for a special lunch with blog reader and friend, Laura. We recently realized we live literally 5 minutes away from each other. She heard me raving about the BBQ restaurant ‘Cue the last time I tried it and wanted to take a visit together. I happily obliged to dining with her.


I ordered a BBQ pulled pork sandwich (the only thing I ever get at BBQ joints) along with some coleslaw to top the sandwich. Despite having a little issue with the bottle of sauce suddenly down pouring on my sandwich, the meal tasted great and I really loved chatting for awhile with a good friend.

Well, I must get a move on some baking now. Look for a couple new recipes later this week. Until then, enjoy some FFF Features from this past week! :)

Featured Workout: Once I felt fully recovered from my 24 hour bug, I went to the gym for a light cardio workout. It was fun because I mixed up the cardio with different machines and various intervals. It ended up being just the right amount of challenge.


Min Level RPE
0-5 5 5
5-10 10 8
10-15 8 7
15-20 13 9

Cross trainer

Min Incline / Resistanc RPE
0-3 7 / 7 6
3-5 10 / 7 8
5-6 10 / 10 9
6-9 8 / 8 7
9-11 11 / 8 8
11-12 11 / 11 9

Repeat minutes 0-12 for 24 total minutes on the cross trainer and 44 total cardio.

Featured Meal: Summery Salad 


You just can’t get more beautiful than that. Fruit, nuts, cheese, avocado, veggies, and a light vinaigrette. Yum!

Featured Quote: Simple and to the point, but definitely true -

“You DESERVE happiness”.

Featured Reading: Chelsey @ Clean Eating Chelsey - Little Girl, Fat Talk


She summated everything I hope to pass along to Makenzie as she grows into a young lady. Anyone who has any chance of making an impact on a girl’s life, needs to read this!

  • What’s something that amazes you about your body?

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65 Comments to “Please, Don’t Hate Me”
  1. NICE job on the run! that is awesome! you were clearly made for it and just finding out now hehe :) don’t increase mileage tooo much too soon though, the last thing you want is an injury :( your a smart woman though so i have no doubt you’ll do amazing!

    • Tina says:

      Oh, I know. I don’t think I will increase my mileage past this until I train for a half later this year. I didn’t mean to increase it so much today either. I made sure to stretch and foam roll really well afterwards.

  2. I am doing a morning boot camp 5 days a week right now, and I am amazed that my body can adapt to getting up and working out at 5:30 am!! Not my favorite time of day at all.

    It sounds like you are getting addicted to running! :-) Isn’t it so fun to discover a new sport? You are going to do an amazing job in your race!!

  3. Allie says:

    AWESOME RUN!!! I am so so so happy that you are falling in love with running and really getting into it :) Yippie!
    I am also glad you are feeling better !

  4. Tina – you’re amazing! I’m so happy you’re having such success running! No one should/could hate you for that! It’s so nice to see :)

  5. congrats on your run! I’m sure you made it happen by staying in overall great shape :)

    I would say that pretty much the same thing surprises me about my own body – I don’t run much during the winter, because the weather is so cold I don’t want to be on the treadmill all of the time. However, come spring I can get back into it pretty easily because of the all the cross training I do.

  6. G says:

    You know, I’m beginning to think you were secretly a runner all along but just never told us… ;)
    No hate, but a little bit of jealousy that I’m interpreting positively as motivation! :) Keep up the amazing work!!

  7. Lauren says:

    Congrats on your run! It’s always such a great accomplishment to reach a new distance. I’ve been running for year now, but I’m still amazed at what my body can do. I can’t wait to see how you do in your first race!

  8. lindsay says:

    man, you are super mom! I love it!!! So when I have kids, you better tell me how to get that speed post baby. Ok?

  9. Thats an awesome run! Congrats!

    I suppose I should get outside and get my run it – looks like the sun will NOT be coming out today, grr!

  10. Jan says:

    First off, I had to laugh at your post title and then to see you in a picture just below it smiling. :)

    Way to go on your run today. I’m impressed!!! I love how your body amazes you. Can it have a chat with mine (tell it to get into gear or suck it up or something)? :)

    I also love the site you posted about. I love clean eating! Thanks for telling us about it!

  11. Evan Thomas says:

    Awesome! You’re going to be up to 1/2 marathons before you know it.

  12. Totally jealous that running comes so naturally to you, but I’m not hating on you, I’m impressed! :D

  13. Dorry says:

    Congrats on an amazing run!! Seriously – so excited for you because I know it’s such a great feeling. Wahoo! I’m keeping up with my running, but adding in more yoga/CrossFit/strength training to help with overall fitness.

  14. katie says:

    WOW girl- great job on the run!!!!!! thats so awesome!!! seriously, runs like that are so baller. youre a super mom! have an amazing weekend!

  15. Awesome job my friend. And that grin….runner’s high perhaps???

  16. Kathleen says:

    Awesome! No hate at all, just filled with excitement that you’ve found something new that you like. Way to go with your amazing time. Looking forward to some of your new recipes too.

  17. Mandy says:

    Wow girl congrats. I haven’t ran 6 miles in a very long time ;) Not sure my body can handle it much anymore. Way to go

  18. Congrats Tina! What a great feeling. I took the boys to a 5k today (I walked with my sister-in-law) and the boys surprised themselves by running the whole thing. I was shocked and so proud of them. Sounds like you had a great lunch with Laura. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

    • Tina says:

      That sounds like such a fun thing to do together as a family. :) And tell them congrats! That’s awesome they ran it all!

  19. wow, congrats on the awesome FAR run!! you really have made so much progress with your running – nice job!

  20. Lori Lynn says:

    It’s not quite 6 miles, but I’m amazed that I’m able to run 2 miles!

  21. Jess says:

    You go girlfriend!! Awesome job!! And PS we could never hate you ;-)

  22. I love hearing about your running! Have you thought about doing a 10K or half marathon?

    • Tina says:

      Yep! I want to sign up for a 10K after I do my 5K next weekend. And I have my eye on a half later this year. I have to see which will work, but there WILL be one. :D

  23. Kristi says:

    Wow Tina great job on your run! That’s impressive.

  24. Morgan says:

    Go Tina! You should be really proud of yourself, that’s fantastic.

  25. Thank you thank you thank you for featuring my post from the other night!

    Congrats on such a great run! You rock!

  26. Rach says:

    That’s great, Tina!! Way to go! :)

    And your bbq sammie looks yummy! :)

  27. Congratulations! Few things feel better than a great run :)

  28. Runeatrepeat says:

    Great job!!! You totally rock :) No one can hate that!

  29. Errign says:

    Great job- that’s an amazing time. I’m running about 6 miles in an hour currently & that’s on the treadmill and even that amazes me about myself :)

    • Tina says:

      That amazes me! I have a much harder time keeping a good pace on the treadmill than I do outdoors for some reason.

  30. No hating you here! I’ll just have to try some of those Flax Bars… ;-)

  31. Awesome job on your run, Tina!! Sometimes when I don’t know exactly how far or how fast I’m going and I’m just enjoying myself, I end up having a great run. Must feel good to be healthy and running again!

  32. Becca says:

    What a great post by Chelsey! I heard an author-interview on the radio yesterday with Dannah (forgot her last name), who wrote Six Ways to Keep the “Little” in Your Girl. Sounds like a good book for a mom to read… :)

    Good for you for running 6 in 60! (Lol, “6 in 60.”) :D

  33. Wow! Great job on the run! That’s so awesome that you’re a natural at it! You’ll have to send me some of those flax bars since cooking isn’t my game right now ;) And that picture of you is adorable too btw!

  34. Congrats on the run! Those pulled pork bbq sammies look delicious :D

  35. Michelle says:

    Awesome run!! I don’t hate you; just jealous :)
    Glad you are feeling better!

  36. Karolina says:

    Wow- that would definitely never happen to me. My body is not built to run. I can swim a mile easier then I can run half a mile. It’s pathetic….

  37. Katie says:

    I’ve had accidental runs like that…good for you! Sounds like your body is made for running – keep it up!. ;-)

  38. sigh.

    i remember the days when i used to run like that! trail runs are so fun though…they make the entire thing go better!

  39. Lee says:

    Great job on the run Tina!

  40. WOW!! what a great run- and a nice surprise that you ran for so much longer! i loved Chelsey’s post!!

  41. Nice job on the run! We all have distance mistakes every now and then :) Glad you felt good!

  42. Wow, sounds like you are a natural runner!!!

  43. Great run, Tina! I am a little jealous ;)

  44. congrats on such an awesome time! that’s really something to be proud of (I wish I could pull that off)

  45. Gah! Congrats on a great run!! You are a superstar, I’m always amazed at the things you do, Tina :) Happy Sunday, love

  46. Great run! I’ve grown to appreciate my body’s ability to stay at a healthy weight without me pushing it there unhealthily (if that makes any sense:) ).

  47. Katy says:

    What an amazing run! Those are the best…when you go out with no great expectations and fine yourself setting and making goals on the fly. Speaking of fly(ing) — you were SPEEDY!

  48. Missy says:

    I’m not mad at ya!
    I loved that post of Chels’s too.
    I plan on writing about it….it might be one of the most blogged about posts in a while. Love that woman.

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