Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Great Weather

Wow, I have had two beautiful days to go out and run. Can't believe that it got to 78 today! I'm still slow but I know if I make small changes I will speed up. My miles for January were not what I wanted but I figured with traveling and other things I missed a week to run. I hope the weather for February will be as niceas last month and I will be able to rack up some miles.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Birthdays, Pie and Laughs

Celebrating our birthdays with a cherry pie. There is a story behind this and we had a good laugh.

When my father-in-law died Tom was just 5. Everyone was bringing food to the house and someone brought a homemade cherry pie. Yum, I would have a piece later. But when later came there was no cherry pie. I looked all over, no pie. I asked had anyone seen the pie, no they all said. Later I found out that Tom had taken the pie to the basement and been going down and eating it, so for years I have been telling him he owes me a pie. We share the same day for our birthdays so on Thursday he went out and got a cherry pie and we celebrated. Happy birthday Tom and thanks for the pie.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Resolution Race Report

This was our first race of the year put on by our village so it was close to get to. I had done this race in 2010 and taken first in my age group with a 36.08 time. The race started at 9 and we arrived a bit after 8 so we had time to pick up our chips. Then we waited, luckily we could wait inside because it was 35 out and there was a north wind. Finally it was time to line up and then we were off. First mistake, I never hit the mat for the chip. WTF, they only had it on half of the start. Well that took pressure off of me because now I would have no chip time. The course took us across the street and through a neighborhood and then onto a trail. There was a step hill to go up but then it was down hill and back across the street. Whoa, just as I reach the street to cross the officer puts up his hand to stop me and says " We have to let a few cars through" WTF, a few cars it was more than that, by the time we were able to cross their was a good size group of us. Next stretch was going to be a long hill up. We ran part and walked more. At the top we turned into a small shopping area and ( this was the good part about the race) in front of the Snotty Pig restaurant was a man holding a tray of muffin samples. I told him he was my new best friend. Boy did that taste good. So we finished and I don't know what my time was but Christy's watch said 48 minutes( don't forget we waited for traffic). We didn't stay for awards it was too cold to wait.

Sunday, January 15, 2012


Four years ago I was at Disney, signed up for my first half marathon.I had no clue what racing was about or how to properly fuel yourself. I was there to get a Disney medal and celebrate my 65 birthday with my daughters. I don't think they had a clue either, maybe Jenny did. Some of us trained really hard and others did some training but not what was required. I was in the last group. I thought I was ready but in looking back I wasn't. The race was harder and longer than I thought and due to the early time to get up I was under fueled by the time I reached the magic kingdom. Even though it was hard and long it is one of my favorite races I have done and I love my medal and the time I spent with my daughters.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Middle of The Week

Sometimes it seems like it takes forever just to get to Wednesday. Where did this week go. Monday I went to the gym and did an upper body workout and the treadmill. I need to get more days at the gym, after all I am paying for this.
Tuesday I had an appointment with the endocrinologist to check my thyroid. Just heard back today and everything is stable, my dose remains the same.
Wednesday, today. I couldn't believe how beautiful it was with a temperature of 66, who wears tee shirts an no coat in January. I went out on the trails for 5 miles, even spotted the road runner. Then in the afternoon I had a hair appointment. Gotta keeep that gray covered!

Saturday, January 7, 2012


Christy and I went to the gym today, the weather was just a bit too cold for me to run out side. I talked her into doing a program on the elliptical instead of the treadmill. It was harder than I thought but we got 30 minutes in. After that I told her to pick one upper body exercise and I would pick one. We would do three sets of 10 reps, that was followed with 25 sit ups. It didn't seem like a hard workout but this evening I am feeling it.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Blending In

I always think I'm lucky when I go for a run and get to see a road runner, but today their were two of them out enjoying the nice weather. I gotta say for it being January this was a gorgeous day. There were lots of people out on trails which makes it a bit of a problem when you need to find a place to go and you know this time of year there aren't many leaves on the bushes which makes it more difficult to find a spot. Some one should make camouflage running clothes so we blend in to the landscape.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


I went out today with my new shoes on, I love them. They are light weight and have great support. They are black with some bright pink on them. They are the New Balance 610.
It was a beautiful day to be out side. The temperature was in the mid 50's with a slight breeze. All I needed was a long sleeve top and carpi's. I don't know how long this weather will last but I'm going to enjoy it while it's here.

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year New Shoes

Beautiful weather for January, made it out to the trails to get my first run of the year in. I' m still sore from my fall but not enough to prevent me from going out. We are suppose to have nice weather all week. I was looking at some races to maybe do this weekend. One of my goals this year is to try and run a race each month.

I had $20.00 in coupons to Kohl's burning a hole in my pocket, actually one was due to expire today. After wa;lking around the store looking for a bargan I ended up buying a pair of New Balance 690. Hoping I can try them out tomorrow.