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10k Trail Run Training begins today

Friday, May 03, 2013

I began the training for the trail run I signed up for. June 8th is the date. I ran this one last year, but the weather was so hot and humid I really did not care what my time was. However, I have a different mindset this year. I want to be strong in my races this year no matter what the weather.

I completed a 4 mile run today, the goal was to have 2 miles @ 10:40. (accomplished with 10:12 and 10:40) My route is hilly, the first was more downhill. I need to work on running up the hills. I get lazy and don't want to push myself too hard.

My granddaughter and I will be running a 5k this Sunday. She wants to do a sub32 on this one, but on the runs we have been doing I am not sure if she will make it or not. She will have someone at the finish line that she wants to impress so she may leave me in the dust. emoticon

Thank you for reading my blog and I hope you have a wonderful day.

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JAMER123 5/3/2013 10:04PM

    Sending good luck your direction!!! Hope the weather cooperates!!
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Half Marathon Results

Sunday, April 28, 2013

I improved my time from last year, but did not meet my goal time. I guess I'll have to try again next year.

The weather was awesome. It was sunny and springlike. Something we had not experienced in MN. The MN Pacers were there and I stayed with the 11:27 one for the first 6 miles. I had to stop for a potty break and I lost the group.

I learned a lot running along side some one that knows how to pace and quickly discovered that I cannot pace myself on my own.

What was my time you ask? 2:36:04 That is 5 minutes faster than my last year's time. I am happy with my results even though I feel I could have ran a bit better the last 6 miles. However, since my legs are sore this morning, I know I really put forth a good effort.

Now, I am going to focus on speed and try to get a PB for the 5k. My granddaughter (11 years old) has a goal of a 29 minute 5k and I am hoping to come in on her shirttail. emoticon

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KBEHNKE81 4/28/2013 6:07PM

    Sounds fantastic - both your result and you 5k goal. Your granddaughter is lucky to have you for inspiration (and vice versa). emoticon

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OWL_20 4/28/2013 12:00PM

    Great run! I think it's awesome you even ran a half-marathon--it's something I have on my 'to-do' list, but am kind of afraid of the distance. Maybe I don't need to be? Thanks for the report--you're encouraging!

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LIV2RIDE 4/28/2013 9:38AM

    emoticon That's awesome! 5 minutes off your time is a great improvement. I love that your granddaughter is pushing you. That's pretty cool!

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This one is a Keeper

Monday, April 22, 2013

It is more like a scone than a biscuit. I did not put the glaze on it because I made them to go with the split pea soup. DH broke his into pieces and added it to his soup.


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LIV2RIDE 4/22/2013 10:07AM

    I love scones! That reminds me I have some in my freezer that I need to eat.

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DS9KIE 4/22/2013 8:09AM

    sounds yummy

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1 Week til the Half Marathon

Sunday, April 21, 2013

I received the confirmation packet in the mail yesterday. I was wondering if I am going to wimp out if the weather is cold. The other day we got 9 inches of snow. My back hurts from shoveling the driveway of the snow from the 2 snowfall before that. (We hired a plow for the big one).

But, I tell myself that the cold should not matter because while I was shoveling the snow I was outside for a longer time than my anticipated finish time. So I can withstand the cold. I guess the first year they did this race (2008) they say we had blizzard-like condition. OK, if the weather is like that, I'll be a wimp.

We had a sunny day yesterday and I went to town for the library book sale and decided to run in town since the roads are plowed better there than closer to home. First, I ran with my granddaughter so we could do our "homework" for the running class. We ran 1.5 miles. Then I left her with her auntie and I went for a 7 miler. It felt so good. My time was not the greatest, but I felt strong while running.

Even so, it is causing me to wonder if I will be able to finish in 2:30 (last year's time was 2:41). I trained well on the treadmill for most of the winter but this last month I felt like I spent more time shoveling snow than I did running.

I am looking forward to seeing how i'll do.

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McDougall 12 Day Program

Sunday, April 21, 2013

I am thinking I officially dropped out. I made day 1 recipes and ate the leftovers for a few days. However, by day 4 or 5 my body was screaming, "GREENS! I WANT GREENS" I love eating a huge salad as the main part of my meal.

I am a vegetable eater and I love my veggies, but McDougall program just doesn't seem to have enough in it for me.

I am finding myself eating junk food again and worst of all, I am hiding my stash so DH doesn't find it and eat it on me. Emotionally, I am dealing with some issues and I think that is my reason for eating the junk food. Last night as I was finishing off that bag of peanut M&M's I was noticing that the only good tasting thing about them was the peanut.

Today, is a new day and my M&M bag is empty and it is time to focus on food, real food.

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LIV2RIDE 4/22/2013 9:55AM

    I think that's why a lot of people do a combo of Fuhrman and McDougall. It's a nice combo of both plans. I like greens too and I felt like McDougall was a bit too carb focused (potato) at least for me.

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    Listen to your body.

I love peanut m & ms. I could eat the whole bag as well.

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