For the last 3 days, since the Seattle Half Marathon, I have been taking it easy, resting, and generally being good, and bored out of my mind! So today, cold as it was, I got on my running gear and went for a run! Just a short one, DH kept ca... Read more
Half Marathon Adventures and Misadventures of SmartieBee
Saturday night I was so excited about my upcoming Half Marathon on Sunday that I thought I would not be able to sleep at all. Instead, I was asleep nearly as soon as my head hit the pillow! I did wake up briefly a couple of time, looked at the... Read more
This Thanksgiving is going to be a little odd for us. Instead of having the whole family, including all 4 grandkids and at least 2 dogs all together, we will instead be just 4. Dear MIL is not feeling very strong this year, and so Hubby and I,... Read more
Now I am Committed!
Well, I have really done it now, I am committed for sure! Yesterday I had DH drive by our local Road Runner Sports store and I dropped off my entry for the Seattle Half Marathon on Nov. 29. So now, I am committed to running it.
So, what d... Read more
Sunshine and Golden Leaves
I didn't get out on my run as early as I wanted to, and that turned out to be OK, even though it meant I finished later. The sun came out, at least for awhile, and it was just Glorious with all the golden leaves on the trail!
Even though... Read more
Good Long Run and Other Good Things
I got up really early this morning so I would have time to get in my 10 mile run before we have to start our running around stuff. It was sort of grey and cool when I started, and not a soul on the trail! The sun came up and it was just all sp... Read more
Wow, thanks to all my Spark Friends for their encouragement, advice and good ideas!
I am taking it easy today, and for the next few days. When I do start running again, it will be short and easy to be sure I don't start to cramp up again... Read more
Long Slow Run and the Agony of Defeat (Or the Agony of d' Calf!)
For the last couple of weeks, I have been struggling with a calf muscle that keeps cramping up. Just when I think I have it under control, I go for a long run and it cramps up yet again.
Last week when I ran the Issaquah Rotary Run 10K, it... Read more
Alki Beach Run 5K
Today my daughter and granddaughter and I ran the Alki Beach Run 5K. It was a beautiful, if chilly and windy day! It was the first 5K for Caitlin, my Granddaughter, and the first in several years for my Daughter, and certainly the first time w... Read more
Look on the Bright Side!
In all the yuckiness, and sadness of having our little Smart Car broken into, and our "stuff" stolen, there is a bright spot! I had to get a new driver's license, and a new Costco card. Both of these require a photo. The new photos show only ... Read more
Great Running Weather
The weather here has been just spectacular the last few days. I fear it is coming to and end soon though. This IS the Pacific Northwest, and it is nearly the end of September after all. So I wanted to take advantage of it while it is here.
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NW Trek Run Wild 5K Race
About a week ago I signed both me and Hubby up to run the Run Wild 5K at Northwest Trek, near Eatonville.
Since we live at least an hour away from Northwest Trek, and they were closing the gate at 7:50, we left home at 6:24 this morning. I... Read more
Adventures (and Misadventures) in Camping
Tuesday was such a great day. I felt sooo good after my long run! Then we finished loading the motorhome and when our friends arrived with their rig we headed out for Kanasket-Palmer State Park and a couple days of R&R. The plan was to just h... Read more
Running and More
Just a quick entry this morning as we are getting ready to go camping and I still have to shower!
It has been an interesting 2 weeks! I talked to a running coach in Kent the other day, and he reaffirmed that I am on track for the Seattle H... Read more
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Half Marathon, the Kid, and Glow in the Dark Hubby
Today turned out to be a really good day! For starters, I went to my Chiropractor, and in talking about my run yesterday (he is a runner also - runs marathons and does Ironman Triathlons. While he is not a "running coach" I respect his knowled... Read more