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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Im back from Race

First leg for me stripping my clothes off :)
Here I am waiting to run my first girl is coming in

This is my team at 2:45 am :)

It was so fun. Didnt sleep for 24 hours, but I guess we all had runners high ! We ran 62 Miles in 10 hours and 11 mins. I ran both of my legs at just under 1 hour. My first leg was 5.87 miles and I ran it in 58 mins. The second leg was 4.89 miles and i ran it in 52 mins. My first leg was 8 am and it was cold 34 degrees. It was hard to breathe, but I did strip some clothing off. the second legg it was HOT 62. I wore shorts and a short sleeve shirt. My hubby was are driver and he rocked ! All the ladies loved that he drove for us and he kept our time and took over 100 pictures for us. We are planning to run it again next year ! We had a really good team !

Thursday, June 10, 2010

It's time !

My race is Sat morning at 2:45 a.m. I will be leaving tomorrow and be gone through Monday. Woot cant wait. I will take lots of pictures, and Im excited ! its also hubby and I's 10 year anniversary. So we will celebrate while we are there, its a resort town, Sun Valley, Idaho.
Wish me luck and see you in a few days :)

Monday, June 7, 2010

4 Days !

4 days thats it, until my race ! Its suppose to rain, go figure ! I have never ran a race in the rain, anything special I should do ?
I ran 3 miles this afternoon. Its finally nice. 66* right now and partly cloudy. More sun than clouds ! Yay lovin that ! I have not sweat like this in a long time ! I had a great run. I was a little stiff starting out, by the first mile I was going. I was going to run a loop that I love , its part pavement, part trail, part dirt road. Its about 2.6 miles, I then was going to add a mile of pavement...when I got down on the trail ..there was so much water I couldnt get through..we have had flooding pretty bad here from all the rain. I w as bummed, but I went back up and went down a shorter trail to some boat docks and took the longer loop home... so it all worked out just a little modifying ! :)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Heavy Legs

I ran last night about 6:00, waited for the rain to stop but never did..Im ok with running in a sprinkle or light rain, but it poured all day ! I was soaked when I got home my pants were getting heavy at the end. It was fun though !

Today I ran and it was so hard. My legs were heavy ! I had to walk alot. I ran 2.26 miles and it took me 25:44. Yikes ! Not sure whats going on. The good thing is that it didnt rain on me, but I over dressed so I was hot.

I was looking for pictures from my first 5K ( last year) and the only ones I can find was from the photographers site so here is the site :
If for some reason I dont pop up my bib # was 8250. I dont have short hair anymore. I went and cut it to have "marathon hair" ha ha ! Not one of my smarter ideas :)
8 days left till the relay race, just found out our start time is 2:45 am. ! We have to be there 30 mins before and it will take 30 mins to drive so we have to be up and going by 1:30 am ! oh my....!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Rain Rain Go Away

And its still raining..and the forcast ? ....more rain. Oh well I will man up and run in the rain again !

I saw this comic on anothers blog and thought it was cute .

Oh and Happy National Running Day ! Get out and Run today ..even if its in the rain !

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

12 Days ! Aaahhhh

12 days till my relay race. 12 days that it ! I'm scared and nervous, excited and did I say nervous. :)
I ran today 2 miles did @ 9:37 pace. Woot that's the best so far. i still have a cold but I'm running through it. Even ran in the rain, which rocked ! I had my sin (15 yrs) run with me and one of my daughters ride there bike with me. My son ran..well sorta, ok not really. He started off really good running with me, not a half mile in he started to wimp..he walked ..and then would run and catch up..he did this for a mile..then I lost him. I came around a corner and he took the short cut way and I raced him home and he gave up ..but at one point I was at 7:50 min. miles. YAY I thought I was going to die ! But it was AWESOME !
I'm starting a challenge for myself starting today. Today to the 12th I HAVE to run 10 days, strength 9 days . Eat healthy, take my vitamins, drink lots of water ! I weighted myself, and measured my arm, leg bust, and waist to see how many inches I can loose. Hope for lots !
Ive also decided I'm not ready for a full Marathon, so I will not be doing the Portland Marathon. Maybe next year...after I have ran a half. I do have one other race planned but its not till 9-5-10. Its 8.6 I need to find one for July or August .

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Why life ?

Why does life always have to get in the way of a great run ? I did not run Thurs or Friday. Why ? Life ! I worked till 1 on Thurs. but had to come home and get ready for a meet and great at 4. Got home about 8 and by the time I got the kids to bed it was after run Friday i got off work at 1 then went to my other "little" job and hurried up to do that ..bout an hour...came home to finish the pork for the community dinner at was out the door by 4. Didnt get home till 8, and again by the time i got things cleaned up and kids to bed to late to yet again . My cold has never left, but I have been dealing with it. This morning I wake up with a runny nose and a sore throat ! Seriously ! ? I will still try to run ! But yet again ! Now dont get me wrong I love life ! It just seems that when you have one particular thing to do, other things get in the way.

Question for you all ? How do you deal with a cold when running ? Do you still run, do you take something ? What do you do ? Is there something I should be doing daily to prevent colds ? I need to get rid of this cold :)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Rainy Days

I got a run in today. Yay I only did 1.5 miles though. I have had no time today so Im just glad I could get in a little. I was at 9:30 for my first mile. Thats huge for me. I have been stuck at 10:20-10:10 for ever !
I have been so busy the last 2 days, and its going to get busier ! I got the job that I interviewed for. Yay and I start training Wed, Thurs and Friday 9-1. Plus there is a community dinner at the school and the girls are helping and so am I . Oh and did I mention that my hubster is running for county commissioner ? So we are super busy with that :)
one of the friends Im running with on the sawtooth race asked if I want to run the Portland Marathon, I do, but I dont. A full marathon. Yikes. Lots to think about :) Its on 10/10/10, nice date !!

Monday, May 17, 2010

I did it !

I finally got out and ran today. It was easier than I thought with a cold. The first mile was pretty good, I did it at a pace of 9:39. I went off the road and did a trail run the 2nd run and that boosted me up a little, but all in all I did 2.24 miles @ 22:52. Im just glad I got out and ran ok. Yay

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Great Mail Day !

Woot Jenn @ sent me prize and let me tell you she ROCKS ! Look at all that good stuff :) Thank you Jenn !
Well I attemped to run yesterday and I ended up coughing and coughing and coughing ! Uggg. I guess I will stick with Jillian for a few more days. Maybe I could speed walk. Its finally beautiful here. No rain No snow. Nothing but blue skies !
I have a stupid newbie question ...what is PR ? I see it all over trying to get a "new PR" I know it has something to do with time, but how ?
Well off to do Jillian, have a great day everyone !

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Not Sure

What to do. I still have this cold and its a doozy ! I really really need to run..should I just do it ? Should I just try a mile or should I go farther and walk if I need too ? This is just my luck :) The weather here is still cold snowy/rainy. I dont think summer will ever come.

I have a job interview this afternoon, my first interview in 12 years. I have been a stay at home mom with here and there part time jobs that were just given to me. Im a little nervous, but I have a friend that is on the interview board. I hope that will make it easier.

I also found a local race Im going to sign up for on Labor day weekend :) yay ! There is a 30K 8.6 miler and a 5K. Im going to go for the 8.6 miler. Here is a link:
I think it should be a fun race and keep me motivated over the summer :)

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Dragging ...

First I would like to say congrats to all who have or are running this weekend ! There seems to be alot of races going on. I wish there was one around here !
I am still sick. I have a chest/cough thing going on ! I'm thinking I may be able to do some "light" yoga to replace running for a few days ! Although I REALLY WANT TO RUN !
The snow has melted off now , that we have a dirt trail we can run on , and I would love to do that. I even bought some new trail shoes. Need to try them out :)
I have 34 days till my relay race. If you have not checked it out on my other blog posts, you should. The elevation is a killer, I have legs 5 , 11. http://
I have some of the easier ones, but who runs up hills ? I need to kick it in gear ! Im so excited for the whole weekend. Woot !
Happy Mother's Day to all !

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Sick !

I have had a sick kid home for 4 days now. Im going crazy ! And now I have her sicky little cold ! Miserable thats all I can say. I walked my other monkey to the bus stop this morning (27*) and it hurt my chest and lungs to breathe....ya no running for me ! For the love of pete !
I was able to do the Jillian yoga meltdown yesterday...yes I melted down and not a fat melt :) She kicked my badonka donk ! Im so sore this morning. I know this is a good thing, and I cant wait to do it again. I really want to run ! I dont have many days left to train for the relay.

There are so many wonderful, inspiring, funny, informative blogs out there. I love reading them all. I know there is so much time dedicated to these, thank you to all ! :)

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Followers !

Yay I have 2 followers !! Thanks Gals. I guess I had better get busy and blog more :) I never ever win anything and last night I found I won a surprise gift from Jen over at Yay ! Thank you so much ! I cant wait ! There are so many blogs out there, I love reading them all ! Its so inspiring to me to read there goals and accomplishments. I have been slacking ALOT lately.Not sure why. Maybe the weather, its been snowing and blowing here for days. I have 40 days till my relay race ! I need to get moving ! I need to add a strength training as well. I have been deleting all carbs and then I will add the good ones slowly. I guess it would be called Atkins. :) It works for me and I 'm pretty sure it would be easier to run with 10 less pounds on me .
I'm going to have to a inside work out today. I have a sick kiddo and hubby is out campaigning (hes running for county commissioner) I think I will dig out "ole" Jillian. Shes a butt kicker ! I got her new "Yoga Meltdown" I will have to try it. I'm sure I wont be able to move after I do it.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

OK I ran 2 miles today. I was a little stiff in the knee, but worked it out and ran through it. It was beautiful today. 50* thats hot for here. I had to many clothes on today thats for sure . I probably wotn get a run in tomorrow , have to go to the city, which is an all day trip. Although with it daylight longer, maybe I can one in after we get home. Hmmm good thought :)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Stupid Snow

Well, I didnt get out and run yesterday. It snowed and rained all day. Just not a sprinkle or flake, it was blizzard and rain storms !
But today I got out there and ran 3 miles. Yay I beat my 2 mile stall. Thanks to my chicka for going with me. It was not to hard, time flew by with her. This is my friend who last year I convinced to a half with me, then I hurt my self and could only run the 5K. She kick buta on her first half ! Now she just trains with me here and there. Love it !
It was cold and foggy this morning, but we ran through it ! Now that I have done it I know I can do it. No excuses. Woot ! Woot!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


How Am I suppose to get my groove on if its snowing ? Who wants to run in snow in April ? I need to break my 2 mile barrier. If Im going to run 6.0 miles I might want to run a little furter in training.
Today will be a challenge with it snowing, I just want to go back to bed and Hide till the snow is gone.
We are offical. We have reserved the condos, and our entry fee has been sent in. No backing out now. Woot Here is what we are running ...http://
Its not your typical halfy ..and huge CUDOS to the peeps running Leg 6 ! Holy Moly ! Did you check out that elevation change ! ?
Im totaly loving "Racing With Babes" http:// running skirts. they are so much fun ! I really want one. I will have to save up. This relay race is not so cheap :)
Ok must run in snow, must do it, must run in snow ......