Saturday, May 18, 2013

Tasty Run 5K

I thought the donut run in January was great but never could I imagine a run with 5 food stops on the course. Christy and I headed in to Dallas early so we could have time to check things out. This is the first year for this race to coincide with The Taste of Addison. There were 1200 runners signed up to run.
The horn blew and we were off, first stop was Le Madeline handing out chocolate croissants, now you know I wasn't going to pass that up even if it was crowded. Oh it tasted so good! Next was Ganghis Kahan, again there were lots of runners at this stop and we decided to pass. Now we were at the huge hill and at the top was fresh lemonade, no let's pass. Down the hill and turn to go back and up ahead they were giving out cookies, oh yes we'll stop here. I grabbed an oatmeal and loved it. Last food stop was On The Border with burritos, we passed on that stop. Back to finish and then it was time for more food and beer if you wanted.
I took first place in my age group and got a spork on a lanyard. Will be using it tonight when my husband and I go to The Taste of Addison. Also our bibs are our entry into the taste.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Vineyard 5K

We couldn't have been given a more beautiful day, temperature around 50 at the start of the race. This was the 5th time for us to run this race so we were familiar with the course. What I forgot was how steep some of the hills were. We started together and our plan was to run 1 minute and walk 2, this worked for the first mile but then Christy's shin was bothering her so I went ahead. Without my Garmin
I was guessing on the times for running and walking but finished with a 44:44 time, not bad. I have done this race faster and slower. The time was good enough to get me 1st place in my age group and the wine glasses are a new design so will have to run this again next year.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Hypnotic Donut 5K

Who doesn't like donuts and running? Christy found the perfect race for us to do and it happened to fall on my birthday!
We were up early and out the door by 6 am to get to Fair Park. After picking up our packets we stopped by the tables, who can resist a freshly made donut early in the morning.
 The race took place inside Fair Park and there were 5 donut stops along the way. No, we didn't get donuts at every stop only at two. This was a great race, I think everyone was on a sugar high. Afterwards they had food and free beer inside and gave out the awards which were a glass mug with the race logo on it. We had a good time and would probably do this one again.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Making progress

Woke up this morning and the first thought in my head was I was too sore to go to the gym. After a few cups of coffee and reading the paper I was starting to feel better. Finally around 9:30 I made the big effort to get up there. Why is getting out the door always the hardest thing?
Started with 15 minutes on the elliptical, checked out the floor below and there weren't many by the free weights which was where I was headed next. I did all 3 sets of each exercise and then went back up to use the treadmill. I did 2 minutes at each incline working my way up to 10 and then 2 minutes at each back down to level one.
I feel like I am making progress, have now worked out for two weeks. It's good to be back in the gym.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Out the door

I was out the door and off to the gym early today. I was afraid it might be crowed but was surprised how few people were there. I'm into my second week of the runners workout, this means increase weights and lower reps to 10. I start out with a 15 minute warm up on the elliptical and then go into my weights. it was different with the increased weights and I was glad when I reached 10 reps. After doing the weightsI head back up stairs and try to do at lest a mile or better on the treadmill.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Gym, Rangers and walking

This week I was able to get to the gym three times. I had made a promise to Amy that I would try to use the gym more and if at the end of the month of May  I wasn't then I would drop my membership. She says I am just wasting my money, which is true. I have not been on a  regular schedule  since I dropped boot camp last October.
My big question was what would I do. I finally settled on the Cara Goucher workout for runners that was tucked in my gym bag. Basically you increase weights and decrease reps for four weeks then rest one week and start over. I could see some improvement just from Monday

Tuesday night my husband and I went to see the Ranges play and since he is on a walking program we used the Garmin to see how far the walk was from the car to our seats. It turned out to be only .70 miles, guess we'll have to park farther next game.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Ft. Worth Zoo Run

This was a race that Christy has been wanting to do so we signed up, not knowing that both the 5K and 10K would sell out. That meant a lot of people would be running. The 5K started at 8:30 but they warned about a 45 minute wait to park so we left the house at 5:30 and arrived at 6:30 with no traffic wait. We brought food with us to eat in the car before we lined up. There were 6000 running/ walking this race and the course was more hills than flat. I always say if you want to find a hill in Texas sign up for a race.                                   

Here is the back and the front of the shirt. I think they are really cute. A lot of people were wearing them but I had on my shirt that keeps me warm on one side and cool on the other.                                                                                                                                                                                              

On the way to the start of the race we stopped at the entrance to get a photo.
We squeezed into a spot not far from the start and waited. I asked a lady in front of us if she would mind taking a picture of the two of us.
The race started on time and we headed down the road and into the zoo. The first animals we passed were the elephants, my favorite.