Since I last blogged, I ran over 13 miles in the Market 2 Market Iowa. It was a fun day of running, hanging out in a van, and spending time with running women. I was proud of my performance. My first leg was at a sub 10 minute mile, second was a... Read more
A 5k to get the joy back.
My sole sister and I agreed to run a local 5k with a new runner. But the new runner ended up not running so it was the two of us, just like old times. We... Read more
Pleasantly surprised, but worried.
I was a bit apprehensive about stepping on the scale today since I've tailored my running way back. I was pleasantly surprised and was maintaining just a pound over my "favorite" weight. I'll take it. It's in my range and at the lower end of it.... Read more
I run again!
Yesterday was the first time I ran since my 50 miles last Saturday. I intended just to go for a walk with my dog at the running/mountain bike park, but with the sun out and the breeze mild, I just couldn't help myself. I ran!
We ended up r... Read more
50 miles in the book!
Race day was great and horrible. It started mild with a slight breeze. The first half of the race the breeze was at my back and it was really pleasant. I found a pace that was comfortable and it ended up I was running right around 11:15 minute ... Read more
Ready as I am going to be.
Yesterday I went to the chiropractor once more before my race. I increased my carbs, but otherwise kept eating clean. I am as ready as I'm going to be for tomorrow.
The weather isn't going to be as nice as originally predicted. The course is a... Read more
Today I did my last run before my race next Saturday. I ran 10.25 miles with my dog, Halo. He got a PR today and I felt good. Now I just need to convince my body to keep it up another 40 miles next week. ... Read more
I got "cracked."
I tried to run four miles on Wednesday and I was hurting! Lots of stopping, stretching, and walking. It felt like I was "off."
I called and got into the chiropractor the next day. I was right! (Symptoms were the same as the last injury thre... Read more
Getting there, slowly.
I have been taking it easy. I have traded running for walking the past few days. I've been doing the distance, just slower.
Today one plan calls for an hour to 1 1/2 hour of easy running, the other 4 miles. I am just starting to get a sor... Read more
Two weeks from today I am hoping to be almost finished running a 50 mile "race." My goal is to finish around 11 hours. However, my hamstring has been complaining so I will be happy just finishing.
I have received advice to not run for two ... Read more
Training, training and more training.
I am doing pretty well sticking to my training plan. I have two tweak it here and there, depending on conferences, meetings, etc. I run hills a lot, even when it doesn't call for it. It seems to be making a difference. I've run over 36 miles in ... Read more
A "Good Sore"
Yesterday I pushed my limits. A friend and I did a Half Ironman to benefit MS. I ended up biking 56.15 miles, running 13.19 and swimming over 1.25 miles in 9.47. We probably took about 30 - 40 minutes to refuel, stretch, go to the restroom, ref... Read more
Fly Eagles Fly!
I am switching my Monday rest day to Sunday. I didn't get a workout in due to the Super Bowl. I did get an entire game of elevated heart rate and adrenaline rush! It was all worth it to see the Philadelphia Eagles win their first Super Bowl!
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Today I swam laps for one hour and then met my sole sister and ran 12.5 miles. I am tired, but I love the "good sore" that workouts bring.
Why do I do such craziness? I am getting ready for a 1/2 Ironman in a few weeks. It will benefit MS ... Read more
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I feel like a bada$$.
I haven't really swam in over 35 years. Oh, I've played in pools, hung out at lakes and just enjoyed the water, but I haven't swam. Well, I did today! I swam laps continuously for an hour.
Then, I went out and ran 10 miles on some hilly countr... Read more