Thursday, June 28, 2012

TTT catch up

1. I have been back from my cruise for awhile now but have had to take some time for family. We lost an amazing women that was with us while we were on the cruise and I was so blessed to have met her even if it was just for those few days on the cruise ship. She will be greatly missed by family and friends.  source (press to read an amazing write up by her family)

2. I have now run 2 races under 23mins. The last race this past weekend was 3.2 so I didn't make it under 23mins. But I ran that race in a whole other state of mind. I prayed for my family and friends the whole way.

3. I have broken the RW streak yesterday. Last week I coached girls on the run and ran with them everyday. I also ran a race on Saturday and a tough all hills run on Sunday. I woke up Monday with a VERY sore arch. I have not ran or walked any miles on it. I want to play it safe and let it calm down.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

All packed and ready to go!! We head out this afternoon to Harrisburg so we can catch our early AM flight tomorrow.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Stride for Research 5k

Hi everyone hope you had a great Saturday! Mine started off great with a local 5k run with Manda.

 It ended up being short so I can't count this as a PR but I defiantly felt like I was running real hard. I also chicked a guy at the finishline!! To bad it was .07 short according to Mandas garmin (mine never made it to 3 miles).

Race results
22:32 (not full 5k)
19th place overall
6th women
2nd in 20-29 AG

I spent this evening doing last minute shopping for the cruise with Heather. We leave Wednesday and board Thursday!!

Been on a cruise have any packing tips??

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

National running day

Get out and enjoy what God has given you today! Just make sure you don't come across any bears. (I was stopped on my run by a truck saying there was a bear up ahead). Nothing a big rock can't hold off but I did not see the bear.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

National Running Day

Jill just reminded me that it is National Running Day tomorrow~ Join me and tons of other runners on treadmills and the roads!

Friday, June 1, 2012


....I got 22mins!  22:49 to be exact:) Let's back it up a bit.

Today Heather, Amanda and I ran a local race here that we always do. It is the Run4Kids that raises money for the area charities such as Big Brother Big Sister, the YMCA and other children services. I have not always enjoyed this race because I work all day then the race starts at 6:30pm. I never can figure out what to eat and when to eat. This week has been so crazy and I have crashed everyday after work. Let's say naps are part of my schedule now that Heather texted me to make sure I was on my way and not napping. So today I hit up Subway and drank as much as I could. 

The weather is always rough for this race because it is all open and it is always HOT HOT HOT. But the running god's brought me some rain this evening (ALOT of RAIN). Have I ever mentioned I love running in rain? Well yes I was the kid who loved muddy rainy XC races! So I had a huge smile on my face at the line!

I told Heather I wanted to stay on her heals for this race so I paced myself better. Well.......that didn't happen. I felt great and really felt like I was pacing myself great! I knew I had to hold back the first mile if I wanted to have something for the long straight stretch heading back. 

I am so happy to see a reverse of splits that I have been running. I have been doing 7:18 in the first mile and the 7:40s in the last mile. I think my head is getting back in the game. The break from my garmin has really helped. I turned the corner at 1.5 and was saying to myself ok now it is time to pass people. I passed a total of 13 people right up to the final kick of the race! I got 6 women within that!! 

Results: 22:49 ( PR for at least the last 3 years!)
2nd in my AG

I also won a door prize for 2 free movie tickets and a free popcorn SWEET!

Amanda and Heather did an awesome job and I am glad we toughed out the rain and did this race :)

Do you like warm and dry or cool and rainy races?