Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Can you believe that these little goblins are going to run the Disney Half?

I was to do an easy run of 3 miles at a 15:55 pace today. I did 2.59 miles at a 15:13 pace. I was sweating, it seems like summer out and the temp is to get to 80.
My time also included a bathroom break.

That's it for today, now go get some CANDY!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Saving at the market

Today was a gym day again. This time we worked triceps and chest. I was suppose to do a 3 mile easy run but since my legs were sore from yesterday I decided to do my run tomorrow.

I went and got my flu shot this afternoon, what a bargain. If you get it at the local grocery store you get free coupons to shop!

Monday, October 29, 2007


Today is the last Monday of the month. Where did October go! I had a training session with Shayla at 7:30 am. We worked on legs. Oh how I hate doing those especially after a 7 mile run on Sunday.

I checked my miles for last week and I actually did 13.26. Hey it took me a week to run a half!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Halloween Decorations

Today was to be 7 miles. My long run for the week. I stalled as long as I could and then headed out around 11am. As usual I was dressed too warm for the weather. One nice thing about running this time of year is you get to see all the Halloween decorations that people have put up. As I was starting out this morning I put the black mask on my rabbit statue
that sits outside. I did the trail to Brazos to Garden Ridge across the park and down Timbercreek. I was feeling a bit tired the last few miles. I finished at 7.58 miles in 1:55 minutes. This was my first long run in two weeks.
miles for week a little over 12

Saturday, October 27, 2007


We had a beautiful morning for the Harry's Hustle at Kids Kastle . The temperature was around 50 and the race was not crowded. Christy decided to join me in the run. I had my Garmin and ipod all ready to go. The course was mostly on cement paths and there were 3 water stations which really helped. My mouth was dry from the cold weather. I had to walk some of the time but not as much as usual. My goal was to finish in 40 minutes and I am happy to say that I did better than that. I finished in 39:41 and took first place in the 60 and over ladies group( maybe I was the only one in that age group running).

It was a great day for both of us. Christy finished in40:04, her best time yet.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Chill in the air

It was definitely cold this morning when I left for the gym. Shayla worked on biceps and back today. I decided to wait for it to warm up some before I went out to run. I finally headed out around 10 am but soon discovered I had dressed to warm( I miss my skirt) pants, shirt and fleece jacket. So I took off the jacket and rolled up my sleeves and continued. I figured since I hadn't been out all week I would do an easy 30 minute run/walk. Memo to self, get your runs in and don't over dress. Running makes you hot.

Time 35:08
Miles 2.58

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Lazy like an old dog

I worked out with Shayla on Monday and Tuesday morning. We worked on shoulders, chest, biceps and triceps. I had planned on running on Wednesday afternoon after I got off work and also on Thursday .
But like a lazy,old dog I didn't follow through with my plans. Now I am at the end of the week and I have a race to run on Saturday and guilt is taking over. Why didn't I get out there?
Well tomorrow I will train again with Shayla and then do a short run. I'll do the best I can on Saturday.
I applaud all of you who have gotten out this week. Keep up the good work.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Sunday Run

When I stepped outside I should have known it wasn't a good day for running , just too windy. I was suppose to do 6 miles but only managed 2.93.

Time 46:43
Pace 15:57
Bet pace 10:23

Total miles for week 10.79

This was not a good run but tomorrow is another day!

Saturday, October 20, 2007


Saturday morning is usually the time I enjoy my coffee and do the crossword in the paper. Today, however, I felt like getting out and putting in my runnng time. I did an easy run up to Kids Kastle and back. Its all about getting up and moving. You feel so much better.

Time 33:05

Distance 2.44

Pace 13:09

Best pace 8:30

Friday, October 19, 2007


Awoke this morning at 2 am, don't know why. I checked my E-mails and cleaned up the house, did my crossword and had my coffee and caught the early news.
I had a 7:30 training with Shayla. We did legs today.
Leg presses 120lb @12 rep x 3 sets
squats on step 3 sets of 15 reps
Leg ext. 2 sets @ 30lbs for 12 reps, 1 set @ 40 for 12 res
Leg curl 2 sets @ 30 lbs for 12 reps,one @ 40 for 12 reps.

I was working for my friend today at Foot Solutions so I decided to wear my MBT's for a little extra workout on my legs.

Last night I went out for an easy 30 minute run with Christy. We did 34:36 minutes for a total of 2:32 miles. First mile was a 14:48 pace and second mile was a 14:80 pace. It felt good to get out and run after the hectic day I had.

Thursday, October 18, 2007


I am hoping to get outside this evening and run. Today has worked on my nerves and not my muscles. My car broke down and had to be towed and my phone has been out of order since Tuesday. They came to fix it this morning and then left, but guess what? They didn't fix it and now they can't get back until 8 am on Sunday. My husband is in Colorado elk hunting, please don't let him get an elk! My freezer is full. Hope everyone is fairing better than me right now. Because right now I would love to just go up, up and away.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


Today was my best run yet! I did 3 miles in 40:34 minutes. The first mile was 12:40 minutes. Not bad for an old lady. I just don't want to be the slowest runner at the half. So like the tortoise I will just keep
going slow and steady with my training.
I also was up at the gym today to train. We worked on back and biceps .

Monday, October 15, 2007

Rainy days and Mondays...

Today I woke to pouring rain, thunder and big flashes of lightening. Not to worry I wasn't going to be running.

I had a 7:30 training appointment with Shayla. I headed up to the gym and we did shoulders and abs.

I hadn't done weights in over a week so I was working up a bit of a sweat. And now my shoulders are a tad sore.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

In stitches

Today was to be my long run of four miles but the weather was so pleasant that I thought I would just go for more miles and ended up doing 8:14. With the breeze in my face, yes I was running into the wind and my pals(Billy Joel, Rod Stewert and Clay)playing on my i-pod. I felt like I was doing really well until around mile 7 (kids Kastle) when I got this pain on the right side of my right Knee. I guess it was a knee stitch(lol) but I had to stop running and even walking was difficult. I still had a mile to go to get home and knew I had to forge ahead. If I had had my cell phone I would have called home for a ride. I made it in 2:05:27 and that left me with an hour and a half to do 5 miles if I was rnning the 1/2. It reminds of the line from New York New York, "you're going to make it after all" Yes I think we all are.

Average pace 15:25 Miles 8:14 Time 2:05:27

Miles for week 16.31

Friday, October 12, 2007

Chill in the air

Welcome home. When I got home yesterday the temperature was a nice, cool 83 degrees with no humidity. Wow! In my stack of mail was a package from atalanta athleticwear with the coolest running skirt. Now I will be honest, I wasn't sure I would like running in a skirt, I usually wear loose pants, but with hot weather I need something shorter and I'm not crazy about shorts.

This morning I put on my new skirt, which felt great. There are little shorts underneath. You can see the skirt on the web site
I started my run at kids kastle and did the loop towards 2499 and then down the path and back to kids kastle. Even though it was cool I worked up a good sweat. I loved the skirt to run in. It was comfortable and didn't slip down or feel cumbersome. This is my new running outfit.
My time was 44:06 miles 3:16 9:25 best pace first mile pace 13:39 second mile pace 13:39.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Tarpon Lake

Jenny is home and we went out for a 30 minute run for her walk/run for me. It seemed a little more humid than yesterday but I found I am still running longer distances than I have been. Maybe it is because it is so flat here. We were back home by 10 am , showered and then we had a really nice afternoon on Jenny and Mark's boat on Tarpon Lake.

Total miles today 2

Monday, October 8, 2007

Florida Walk

My intention today was to do a 30 minute run/walk, however you know how it is when you get started, you change things out. I had done my fifteen minutes but was close to 1.50 miles so decided to get there and then turn back. My first mile my pace was 14:58, my second mile was 15:07 and sadly my last mile was 17:12. But never fear, I would have made it to the first pace point at Disney with time to spare!

Time 47:58 Miles 3:01 Best pace 10:01

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Thinking of Mark

I went out to do my long run today while Tom took the boys for doughnuts. The heat and humidity were really bad and I probably did more walking than running. I thought of Mark running 26.2 miles in Chicago and it made my small run seem like nothing. I made it down to the main entrance and did some side streets for a total of 4 miles.

I think my miles for the week are around 9 give or take a few feet. It isn't great but much better than last week.

Friday, October 5, 2007


I'm in Florida, not at Disney at Tampa. This morning I went out to run with Jenny. We started out together but she is faster than me so I soon lost sight of her. This is what it will be like at the half, I'll quickly loose sight of her. I pretended it was Disney, it was flat and hot, but there were no characters to cheer me on. I ran out for 15 minutes than turned and ran back. Past the egrets and some creepy thing that made me jump. Jenny finally caught me and we did a cool down walk back to the house . I iced my leg and showered and am still hot. That's Florida!

Time 30:14 Miles 2:13 Pace 13:42 Best Pace 9 min

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Not a Great Workout

This morning was great! I met my friend for coffee and we share a bran muffin and chat for about an hour. We catch up on kids and books we've read. After I left her I headed over to DSW, big mistake! I love shoes and was looking for a new pair to replace my worn out Spiras. I now am the owner of a new pair of of Mizunos and then I went to the clearance isle and found a cute pair of Ryka's like a Mary Jane style and they were 40% off.

I went up to the gym with my new shoes on, hoping to do 3 miles on the treadmill. Well I felt like a train ran over me. My right hamstring was killing me and every time I tried to run it hurt more. I did one mile and then stopped. But tomorrow is another day and I will be running with Jenny. Hope I don't hurt.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Mountains to climb

After a workout of triceps and chest I went home to change to run. The weather was a bit cooler and there still was some humidity but I headed out from Kids Kastle about 8:30. Oh my gosh, it is amazing how quick you can get out of shape.Those few little miles I ran last week didn't help at all. By the time I made it to the path at 2499 that small hill looked like a mountain.Not one to give up I kept running and walking and made it back to the car.

Time 55:42 Miles 3.66 pace 15:32 best pace 9:30

Monday, October 1, 2007

Home Again

I am back home again after a visit to Holmes County, Ohio to see the Fall colors and get together with my sisters. It was harder to get my runs in but I did manage to run twice for a total of 4 miles. The neat part was I did a run through the woods one early morning. It was just me and nature, the leaves drifting down and the chirping of the birds.

Today I was up at the gym at 7am to work with Shayla. Since I had been in a car for two days we decided that I could use a leg workout. My legs felt like rubber when we finished and I was planning on running but decided to hold off until tomorrow.

Happy October 1st everyone!