Monday, December 31, 2007


Tonight is New Years Eve and also my anniversary(42 years). Since we will be having guest in for lobster dinner and chocolate covered strawberries with champagne, I scheduled a training session with Shayla. Smart move don't you think? We worked on biceps and back plus some abs. I thought I would be sore from the big walk yesterday but wasn't. I just have one big blister on my right foot that I am trying to get healed for the Disney.

Happy New Year to all and wishing you a healthy 2008

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Water over the Falls

Christy and I were going out today for an eleven mile run, or so I thought. When we started out on the trail to run she said her leg hurt and she couldn't run. Normally this would aggravate me but I decided that I had said I would run with her and no matter what I was going to. So as easy as the water goes over the Falls I didn't let her complaints turn into an argument but let them go. And yes we didn't do a lot of running but we did have a very enjoyable time. And she did get her 11 miles in. An surprise, guess whose knee was hurting at mile 9 and had to slow down, mine. We did do a little running and finished our walk in a little over 3 hours (that's a long time to walk).
We did what we said we would, that we would go for the miles and not the time.
What I learned today is that sometimes it is better to just let things go, you have a much better time.
Miles today 10.96
Miles for week 18.02

Thursday, December 27, 2007


I was taking it easy this morning. Just waiting for the weather to warm up and the sun to come out so I could go out and run. My thoughts were interrupted by the ringing of the phone. Surprise it was Shayla and I had a training session at 10:30 ( it was 10:35) oops, I'll be right up. I threw on some workout clothes and headed up to the gym. We worked on chest and triceps and afterwards I did 20 minutes on the bike. I would have gone longer but was feeling a little nauseated so went home. If the sun comes out I will try running outside.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Get ready for the new year!

It's the day after Christmas and I went to the gym with Christy. I did 4.25 miles on the treadmill. I've got to get ready for the new year and Disney.
miles run this week 7.06

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Monday, December 24, 2007

Day before Christmas

Here's wishing all a merry Christmas. We were having such a beautiful day that after making 6 loaves of cranberry bread I decided to go out for a short run. Of course there is always something to go wrong and today wasn't any different. I did manage to do 2.81 miles and was pleased with my running, but not my time 45 minutes.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Back to the gym

Sunday morning it took me awhile to get moving and since it was cold out and I'm still recovering from being sick I decided to head up to the gym.
I watched FOX news and ran/walked on the treadmill. I managed 3 miles and then stopped only because I was getting too tired. I figure I will keep increasing the miles each day to get my stamina back. I want to be in the best form for Disney.

Saturday, December 22, 2007


Was three days before Christmas and all through the house.
Everyone is feeling like a louse.
I went to the gym to see what I could do,
The treadmill, the bike,I'd try a few.
If only a few miles I could eke out
it would give me reason not to pout!
I made it a mile, what joy what glee
But then I had to go pee.
While in the bathroom I thought of that medal
And went back upstairs and started to pedal.
I rode it for twenty
and thought that was plenty.
Enough for today
I'm ready to play.
Hope you all have a happy holiday.


Tuesday, December 18, 2007


Yesterday I worked out with Shayla. We concentrated on legs. Oh I hate doing squats. After the work out I had to get changed and head over to
the shoe store to help my friend out. The whole day over there I was cold and noticed my throat was getting sore. Dang! I got home and went straight to bed. I am still not feeling up to par this morning so had to cancel my training session for today. Hopefully I will be able to get out tomorrow. We are having beautiful weather, perfect for running.

Saturday, December 15, 2007


This morning I signed up for the Georgia ING half marathon in March. What did I do ? I made a new commitment for more running and I haven't even run my first half yet. I feel confident that I will be able to finish both and the Ing allows you 7 hours so hey I could have time to stop for a doughnut!

After signing up I figured I better get up to the gym and get running. I did four miles on the treadmill. I even ran at faster speeds than what I am use to.

miles for week 7.50

Thursday, December 13, 2007


I'm back out running but not quite as fast as Rocky the roadrunner. Today The sun came out and it warmed up so off I went. I was going for distance but my watch ran out f juice so I turned back and came home. I did 3.50 miles. It felt good to be back on the trails and I was surprised that even a few days off didn't do any damage. In fact I actually felt like I was doing more running than walking.

Monday, December 10, 2007


What is it about working out at the gym on the treadmill that seems sooo boring. I went up to the gym this morning and picked out my machine( not too close to anyone). The news was on all 4 TVs, my headset wasn't working great. I started up with an easy pace, planing on completing 8 miles. One mile in I had to take a potty break. When I returned I switched to the elliptical. I did 60 minutes for a total of 4:75 miles. If sweating is a sign of a good workout then I definitely had one.

Sunday, December 9, 2007


It's rainy and cold Today and I don't feel like going out to run. I should have a lot of guilt because they ran the White Rock Marathon this morning and all those runners were out there in this nasty weather. But I am not going. I am going to run tomorrow, that's a promise.

Yesterday I worked at the expo for the White Rock marathon. It was a lot of fun . Everyone was in a great mood, excited about running. I met people who were running the half.Some who were doing it for the first time. I met the Russian runners who are being sponsored by Foot Solutions. Really nice gals.

They gave us some Chocolate from Russia, not as good as Belgium chocolate.

Miles for the week 9.75

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Big Scare

Sometimes things don't go as planned but you can still enjoy the run. Remember it is not the destination but the journey that is important. I was planning on doing a lot more running but had several things slow me up. The first thing was I was all set to go out and run and then my watch needed charging. So while I charged it I cleaned the floors,did some wash and some other chores. Finally I am off, no more get started then I feel the urge. Back on the trail again and am looking at a rock in the field. Mighty big I thought..wait it's moving! Oh my gosh it is the biggest coyote I have seen and been so close to. Believe me I wasn't going to run past it. I slowed down and while I kept moving and watching, it was also watching me. I also had sprinklers to deal with and running into the wind. Even with all the little glitches I enjoyed the fresh air, the sky was a beautiful blue and there were lots of Christmas decorations to view.

Total miles 4.25 Time 1:05

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Another good day

Well I am on a new time for training. I went up at 10:30 to train with Shayla, it was hard waiting until then because I like to get things done early. I never know what we are going to work on and today when she said legs I about croaked. I just ran over 5 miles yesterday and my right leg was bothering me. However, I haven't done much leg work and knew it needed to be done. And you know it actually felt good and got the kinks out.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Running the trails

Yesterday I did not run. I was suppose to do 7 miles but after spending a day and a half on the windy soccer fields I decided not to go out and run in the wind and record breaking temperature of 81 degrees. Therefore I knew I had to get out today, and it felt great. Just for the heck of it I ran the reverse of what I usually do. Things look different when you are going the opposite way. I t was a beautiful day to be out. A cool temperature and crisp fresh air. What more could a girl ask for.

Total miles for the day 5.50 in 1:19

Total miles last week 10.75