Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Where ever you are and however you're celebrating I wish you the best in 2009.

We just got home this week from celebrating Christmas in Florida with all the family(17). What a nice trip, the weather was perfect and it was great to have everyone together.

I managed a run with Katy, Jenny and Amy the day after Christmas . Katy and I did 4 miles and Jenny and Amy each ran their own distance. Afterwards we all had waffles for breakfast.

Saturday, December 20, 2008


I wanted to be good and get my long run in so I won't get a lump of coal in my stocking. I put my Smart Wool socks on since this was going to longer than what I usually do. My schedule had 7 miles for today( actually tomorrow) and I tried to figure out what would come close without going out of the neighborhood. Missed by .40, I did 6.60.

Big cheers to Jenny and family , they all placed in their 5K race today. What a bunch of runners they have turned out to be.

Friday, December 19, 2008


What a beautiful day.The sun was out for the first time in 3 days, the fog had lifted and the temperature was a nice 61. I had a tempo run on my schedule for today. What the hell, I had never done one of these but there is always a first for everything.

I did my mile warm up and then checked my Garmin and started out. I was to do 3 miles @ 13:15 pace. Here's how I did.

The times for mile 2 and 3 are slower but that part also had the most hills including the killer hill.

This afternoon I am going to do dashes, dashing in one store then on to the next until I get my shopping finished.

Thursday, December 18, 2008


It's a good thing I have worked out the last three days because I had chocolate iced Krispy Kreme doughnuts sitting on my counter this morning. Now there are several people in my family that love doughnuts(you know who you are) and we can't pass a good doughnut up. Not only could I not pass up a doughnut I had two. And that's not a good thing.
I did get my 2 mile run done.

Sunday, December 14, 2008


To Kathryn, Jodi and Jenny good luck on your half today .
To Maggie who is running her first marathon, good luck and rock the rock !

Saturday, December 13, 2008


I was suppose to do speed work with a distance of 5 miles including a warm up , 2x mailto:1600@12:30 w/800 jogs, and cool down.

I got up to the track at the middle school and this is what I did:
1 mile warm up
1 mile 12:01
800 walk
1 mile 12:02
800 walk
1 mile 12:01
1200 walk
Total miles 5:75
This was a totally new experience for me. I find it was not too difficult to do and not as boring as a treadmill. When I first got to the track there was a cross country team working out. I think that helped me with my run. I didn't want to look like a wuss in front of those kids.

Friday, December 12, 2008


Here is my run for the day.

1. I ran down the drive to get the morning paper and then back up the drive,

2. I ran to the laundry room to put the close in the dryer.

3. I ran to the kitchen to take cookies out of the oven.

4.I ran to the back bathroom( it's a little farther)

5. I ran back to the laundry room to take the clothes out of the dryer.

6. I ran back to the kitchen to take more cookies out of the oven

7. I ran down the drive to get the mail and the back up the drive. You gotta have
a little bit of hill work.

8. I cooled down and made lunch.

Whew, what a workout.

Seriously tomorrow I'll do the real run.
Yesterday I was at the gym doing weights. It was chest, triceps and some abs and squats thrown in.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Winter came to Dallas last night. Nothing that stuck to the ground but enough to make us feel cold. If I hadn't had a training session I would probably still be in my pajamas.

Today was back, biceps and some other crazy things that included legs and shoulders. After I went and rode the bike for 35 minutes.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


My gosh I can't believe how cold it is getting out. I went to the gym to train this morning and the temp was around 65.

My gym workout was legs. I knew this was coming because I avoided it all last week. I did say if my leg started to hurt I would stop, but it never hurt. After my workout with Katy I went to the treadmill. My schedule called for a light run not more than 2 miles. I did 2.50.

After the gym I had errands to do and by the time I got to my last stop the temp was at 49 and I was freezing. On my way out of the grocery store there is a Starbucks ! How convenient. I ordered the triple chocolate hot chocolate, yum!

No telling how many calories in that drink, but don't worry I'll be at the gym tomorrow.

miles for week 4

Monday, December 8, 2008

Barely Moving

After being off for a week because of an injury I decided to go to the gym and do a very light workout. I figured my best bet was to use the treadmill, mostly walking but with some running added. I did 1.50 miles and everything seems to be fine. On my schedule for today I was to rest or cross train.

Thursday, December 4, 2008


I could have used a cane today as I hobbled out of bed and to the kitchen for my morning coffee. My schedule has a run for today but I'm going to do it on Friday or Saturday. It'll depend on how my leg is doing.

I did go to the gym to train. Since I wasn't going to be doing legs that left abs.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Yesterday afternoon I made some gingerbread cookies from an old recipe of my grandmothers. It's the kind of cookie that is soft and oh so good and reminds you of the holidays with that wonderful aroma coming from the kitchen. I know what's this got to do with running? Well last night my leg started to bother me and this morning it was hurting even to walk on. I figured all that standing in the kitchen must have done something to my leg. You weren't going to hear me say " run, run as fast as you can..."

Todays training was 25 minutes on the bike and then weights. I worked on shoulders and back. The biking seemed to help my leg. It's still sore but not as bad as this morning.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Today was my official start to my training for the half in March. I was suppose to do an easy run with a distance of 2 miles at a pace of 14:51. I wanted to run outside because I like it better and also to get some vitamin D, which according to the news we are deficient in.
First I had to go to the gym for weight training. Today was chest and triceps plus some ab workout. I was tempted to stay and do my run on the treadmill but that is so boring.It took me awhile to get out the door. I kept hearing the wind howling. Gloves and hat and jacket on I forged ahead and it didn't take long before I was taking them off. I ran 2.80 miles with a pace of 13:47.