2012 Miles

Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 Goal Met


I set my mileage goal at 1,500 miles at the beginning of the  year knowing it would be a challenge. Basically I needed to run 28 miles per week which is 125 miles a month. I am more of a 25 mile a week runner and a 100 mile per month kind of runner. Training for 4 marathons helped get in the high mileage I needed and I hit my goal on December 20th. 

Here is to a happy and healthy 2013 full of running, races and fun. 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Marathon #8: Huntsville Alabama


On December 8th I ran my eight marathon and it was in the great state of Alabama! I want to start with saying what a great race it was! Huntsville is a small town but they know how to put on a marathon! I stayed at the host hotel (Holiday Inn) and they took care of us! Nice small expo, LATE check out and an awesome spread of food after the race. The best marathon I have ran to date! Well in some ways : ) 


I drove down by myself and had a hotel room by myself so I was well rested and able to take care of all my pre race routines. I knew the weather was going to be warm but I was really hopeful that this was going to be a perfect race! Even though I had limited runs going into Huntsville I had just ran in Georgia on November 10th so I thought I would be well trained yet rested. 

Miles 1-10 were pretty good! I was right on pace for a sub 4 hour and hanging with the 4 hour pace group. At mile 8 I noticed I was super sweaty and already coated in dried salt. Not a good sign when so early in the race. I figured I should start taking in powerade and eating a little more than usual to ward off dehydration. 

Mile 11-13 These miles were slightly slower and I had to stop to take a porta potty stop; the kind you don't want to take during a race. I feel back from the 4 hour pace group but was well ahead of the 4:10 pace group. I was still hopeful for a good race and feeling average. 

Mile 13 My belly was rumbling : ( and I knew something was going to go bad. I was hoping it was just going to be another porta potty stop. However, when I tossed back a cup of powerade at mile 13 it decided to take a quick exit. I threw up for the first time ever! For the next three miles I "ran", walked, shuffled, puked, walked, "ran" and shuffled. 

Mile 16: I looked at my watch and realized I was walking as fast as I was "running" so I did some math and realized I had enough power walking skills to cover 10 miles in 2.5 hours which would let me still break 5 hours. 

Miles 16-26.2 The longest walk of my life! However, I had so much fun! I talked to everyone and kept a huge smile on my face the whole time. I was still going to cover 26.2 miles, cross that finish line and claim my hard earned medal. While the race might not have been the best day of my life I had still trained to get there and I fought hard for 16 miles. 

The great people of Alabama made these 10 miles so much fun! Awesome volunteers and residents. I have never ATE so much food while running (well walking) in my whole life. There were bananas, oranges, pretzels, water, powerade, beer, candy, and peanut M&Ms. Since it was a "heat wave" (mid 70s) there were people out with their water hoses and sprinklers. 

I finished in an amazing time of 4:57:53 and I am proud of every second. No more back to back marathons for this girl. My next marathon will be on April 27th in Nashville, TN! 


Check out my newest marathon accessory: Marathon Nails! They were so fun and gave me something to look at. This will be a new tradition for sure. 

Thanks to everyone that follows my less than exciting blog! 

Friday, November 23, 2012

Marathon #7 Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon


On November 10th I ran my 7th marathon, Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon in Georgia. It was my second attempt at Georgia so I was mainly hoping for a finish and not worry about a goal time. We all know I want that sub 4 but it is so hard for me for some reason. I started running with Vanessa from Gourmet Runner and was running around a 9 minute mile but was feeling really good and I think I started to speed up but I didn't think I was doing that much damage. Vanessa held back so she would have some left in the tank. It might only be her second marathon but she was a much smarter girl than me. I ran a little fast for a little too long. Around mile 18 I was starting to hurt and could see my pace was around an 8:56 which is much faster than the needed 9:09. Mile 18 to Mile 22 started to hurt pretty bad and then at the water stop at Mile 22 I was basically cramped up worse than I ever have. I was seeing double, arms tingling and I felt like I was going to pass out. The volunteers wanted to get me a medic but I refused to get help with only 4 miles to go. I spend the next 2 miles struggling to walk while I watched all the people I had passed run past me well on their way to a sub 4 marathon. I was able to muster the strength to run the last 2 miles and was able to finish at a 4:15:53 which is not my slowest marathon.

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Hopefully this video will work. My husband and Parker went with me since it was only 4 hours from home and Parker wanted to run across the finish line with me. I am almost glad I wasn't coming in for a sub 4 finish because I know I would not have slowed down to enjoy that moment if I was seconds from making my goal time. 

I really enjoyed the race and would recommend it too anyone looking for a nice, small, pretty, fall race! I am in my last week of high mileage before I start to taper for my Alabama race on December 8th. 

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Still Running



When I returned from Disney on October 13th I could not believe I had a half marathon the next day! I had been running great in September but being at Disney World was exhausting. We walked ALL day for 4 days and traveled for three days. I did run some while I was there but not enough to keep me in shape for a fast half marathon. So I ran with my friend David, in the "Just Run" shirt, to help to a PR. He really wanted a sub 2 but we were happy with a 2:04 since there were a lot of hills. Great race and I would like to add it to my calendar every year. 



Since I have a marathon coming up soon I should probably spend my weekends doing long runs but I went to play in the mud instead! I did the Tough Mudder in Kentucky on October 20th and it was BRUTAL! It was in an ATV park so the terrain was basically mud covered mountains for over 12 miles. Then on top of that it was low 50s and we were freezing. One of the first obstacles in the ice water in the dumpster so you were wet the whole time. By mile 8 my lips were blue and I had no feeling or control of my body. So I pretty much walked the last 4 miles with a Mylar blanket just wanting it to be over with. However, I WILL do another one and I am planning on going to Tennessee on May 25th do it again. Hoping it will be plenty warmer then and I can attempt the obstacles I went around. 


We did the Black Cat Chase in Frankfort, KY on October 26th. It is a huge race at night and it  a lot of fun. This year I decided to wear a costume and went with a sparkly witch idea. I have not enjoyed a 5K since August of 2011 so I was not sure what would happen. But I decided to go all out and see what I was capable of. Bad news... I forgot my watch : ( Finished fast and strong and had to wait until the next day to see my results. I ran a pretty fast race with a time of 23:23 which is only 28 seconds slower than my current PR. With a watch I think I might have made my PR but who knows. I might have freaked out when I saw some of my paces. I know I was flying down the big hill. 

Now it is time to bust out a 20 miler, get in a bunch of runs this week, taper, run a marathon, bust out another 20 miler, taper and run another marathon : ) Looking forward to ending the year strong and hitting my goal of 1,500 miles!!! 



Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Bourbon Chase 2012


Van 1 ready to run the Bourbon Chase! 


Van 2 is ready to go at Maker's Mark! 






My van (and mom) waiting on my in downtown Springfield. 


The whole team crossing the finish line! We were faster than last year and almost an hour faster than our predicted times! I was super happy to average an 8:30 pace on all three of my runs. My runs were 8.4 miles, 6 miles and 4.6 miles! Seriously the best race EVER and I am pretty sure I am on board for next year. I have some marathons I want to run buy honestly this is the best race! We have SO MUCH fun! 


My goal this year was to have more fun and drink more! I was able to try 4 bourbons this year and actually found one I liked. Marker's Mark 46 may be making its way to my liquor cabinet! 

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Dash for Life 2012


Last week I ran my favorite 5K around here! It used to be the Railroad Days race and it is known for being a fast race. I have PRed there every year and always walk away my best time for the summer. It was a good race as usual and everyone did great. My time was alright at 23:16 which is maybe my 2nd fastest official 5K time. However, I ran a 22:55 there last year and was hoping to PR. BUT I knew going in that it was a long shot. On top of that my breathing has been a problem for a few weeks and I spent the first 1.25 miles little gasping and sucking in for every breath. That seems to be getting better with my runs this week so I am not sure what my deal was. 

Still a great race for a great cause! Lots of people had great races. Including my usual running partner who walked away with a time of around 22:15!! Lots of us medaled and I was able to get 2nd in the 30-34 age group. 

This will probably be my last 5K for a long time in case I randomly decided to sign up for one. Most weekends will be full of long runs except for the two weekends I have Bourbon Chase and Tough Mudder. Funny thing is that I am running 14 and 16 mile long runs with plans to run 18 and 20 mile long runs with no plans of running a marathon.... I mean I have two races that I am thinking about running but I have yet to actually sign up for something. Guess I need to get on that! 



Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Difference a Year Makes

August 2011 1st day of Preschool Year 1 



August 2012 1st day of Preschool Year 2


A lot of us are getting ready to run our races we have prepared for all summer. We are going to compare ourself to last year and be upset if we do not set a new PR. I know there is a huge possibility I will not PR my favorite race this coming Saturday. Not because I have not worked hard for the past year or that I haven't tried. Simply because we are working adults with families, children and jobs. One thing I know for sure is my handsome son has most definitely grown in the past year. Not only is he physically taller than he was a year ago but his imagination has grown by leaps and bounds! He is more mature than he was this time last year. His favorite phrase right now is "I don't need you anymore" :( 

I hope we all remember to appreciate the growth in the other areas in our life. Our running may be in the same place it was last year but we are still running and should be grateful to have two healthy legs and one healthy body that can endure those runs. No matter how fast or how slow. Maybe we should slow down a little each day since the two pictures above show that life can pass us by before we know it. 

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Run With ALL Your Hart

(The glasses were free and needed because the sun was bright; I do not think I am a movie star)

What can I say?!? I try to have fun while suffering thru racing! It is a love/hate relationship for sure. I love how pumped up you feel when you start and I love setting big goals and going for them. I do not like how hard it is to maintain the type of pace it takes to run short distances fast. I went into this 4 mile race with an "A" goal: Run 32 mins or less with all miles being 8:00 min pace or better. 

I have done this a couple times on a treadmill and once last week so I knew it was possible but was unsure of what the course was going to be like plus there were 2,500+ runners to get around. First, I want to say that every part of the race was perfect! Hundreds of volunteers, well organized, lots of goodies, plenty of post race food, cold towels at the finish, music every quarter mile, crowd support everywhere, neighbors in their yard and plenty more! It was the perfect race! Hard to believe it was the first year and all put together in around 6 weeks. 

Mile 1 7:43: I was right up front so there were few crowd issues. It was flat in the beginning and then had a steep downhill. I was running way too fast but knew a hill was coming at the end of mile 1. That hill was a slow, long climb that lasted from about . 8 to 1.2. We made a left hand turn and had a nice down hill but there was another hill out in front of us. I had caught glimpses of my pace and knew I should be below 8:00

Mile 2: 8:10 This mile started rough because of the hill. I was getting a side cramp from the extra effort of two hills back to back. Then my quads and butt started getting sore. The compression socks helped a lot with feeling warmed up quicker. But I think I got too warm with them on. I kept pouring water on the back of my neck to help. I never saw my pace in the 8:00s but obviously at some point it was. 

Mile 3: 7:58 Not much to remember about this mile. I did noticed that at halfway I was around 15:30 so I was on track to make less than 32 minutes. I had taken my ear buds out awhile back and was enjoying the music and crowd support. I made sure to wave and smile at as many people as I could so they knew I was running with all my heart and living in the moment for Sarah.  Each mile marker had a picture of one of her child. I saw her daughter's picture at mile 3 and that was very moving. 

Mile 4: 7:13. I am not sure how I busted that out but I was determined to make my goal. There was no way I was going to barely miss it. The finish was flat and slightly down hill so that helped a lot. We had to weave our way thru the runners but I was able to get around them easily. I was so happy to see that 31:03 when I crossed the finish! I also could have kissed the person that handed me an ice cold towel. That was awesome! Then I had a gatorade, banana, and HOMEmade carrot cake muffin! Great finish to the race. 

Time: 31:03 (chip time)
Pace: 7:46
Place: 114/1228
2nd Place in Age Group 
Great Race!!! 


Lots of runners from Danville made the drive to Russell Springs along with 2,500+ people from all over the state. Plus there were virtual runners in all 50 states and 6 countries! 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

I have been so busy....

 Swimming in our little pool! 


Digging up dinosaurs at the Children's Museum. 


Driving hot rods. 


Riding rides at Holiday World. 


Being silly. 


Starring at this cute little face. 


Working on our bike riding. 

Sorry to rub in all the benefits of being a teacher but my summer has been wonderful! I have been to Chicago, Tybee Island, Great Wolf, Holiday World, Splashin' Safari, Indianapolis Children's Museum, a Legends baseball game, many pools and parks! Where do I stand in terms of working out and running?

Do not worry! I am hitting in harder than ever. Most weeks have been made up for 3 days of spinning, 2 medium runs, 1 long runs and some shorter runs mixed in there as well.  After spinning and some running I have been lifting weights and working on my arms. I started using Fitness Pal to make sure I was not over eating and over snacking. Which has resulted in loosing 2 pounds! WOO HOO! 

Now I must go back to work : ( Which means making a new workout schedule that will be less desirable. Early morning runs or after school gym workouts. Both of which are going to be hard since I will be tired from actually working all day. But I am going out with a bang this week. Not missing any workouts and 3 pool days!! 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Run With All Your Hart Virtual Run

The Run With All Your Hart Run has gone virtual AND they are going to try to mail shirts to people who mail in a registration and agree to run 4 miles the morning of August 11th. Here are some links and info on the Sarah Hart Run. Remember she was just a regular person trying to get in a morning run with her sister when a murdered attacked her for money. Lets be honest it could be us one day. Show this small town that we won't forget and that love is more powerful than evil!


13 STATES REPRESENTED!
Out of our 425 registrants (local and virtual) we now have runners/walkers from 13 states registered to support RWAYH. Here is the state breakdown (total registered from each)....

384 Kentucky
7 Tennessee
6 South Carolina
5 Indiana
3 Georgia
2 Ohio & Wisconsin
1 Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, Michigana, New Jersey, Virginia

It is obvious that Sarah's death and our efforts try to bring some healing to the community while celebrating her life and legacy have struck a cord with many. Keep spreading the word!

RWAYH BY THE (GROWING) NUMBERS......
1665 FB likes
250 registrants for 4-mile run
153 registrants for 1.5 mile fun run
413 total registrants (local)
10 registrants (virtual runners/walkers)...VERY COOL!
$7,950.00 received in online registrations
$2,262.56 received in online extra contributions
AMAZING!


LIKE them on Facebook and follow links for how to register for the race. Please feel free to share on your own blog. 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Buffalo Trace 5k

This was our second year to do the Buffalo Trace 5K in Frankfort. This year my husband ran it with us so my parents did a run/walk pushing Parker in less than 40 minutes. Heat and humidity was a major problem so we all ran it smart. Scott and I finished together in 27:30 which was great since Scott has ran like 4 times in a month or more. Great way to start the holiday.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Mid Year Goal Check

On January 1st we all made some big goals or at least thought about what we wanted the year of 2012 to hold.  I am a very goal orientated person but I do not love the whole resolution thing. You can suffer major let down for not making a goal and/or quit if you achieve your goal  early and stop working towards anything. My goals were simple and the rest of my goals were based around my race calendar.

Goal #1: Fear of Missing Out. As in stop doing races because other people are doing them. I can safely say I have signed up for every race because I want to not because everyone else is doing it. If other people happen to be there great; if not oh well! It is my race to run anyway.

Goal #2: Stop having food guilt... oh this is getting so much worse!!! I have cleaned up my diet more than ever and weigh more than ever! GRR!! I have tried to eat cleaner and limit my splurges and sweets to the weekends or special occasions. I am not sure how to tackle this issue.  The first step is I have to get comfortable in my own skin and stop obsessing over numbers on a scale or mistakes in my eating. The only good thing that comes from food guilt is I kick my butt in the gym when I have had really bad eating days.

Race Calendar Update: Will I run 12 marathon by the end of 2012?? NOPE! Probably more like 8 and that is okay. I did not finish Atlanta and am doing some other big races that are going to be fun. I am going to run in at least 12 races by the end of the year. The tri is not happening because I can not swim and my friend that was going to do it with me is pregnant. I will also save some money by taking out a race that far away. Will my calendar change before the end of the year?? I am sure it will!

My current mileage is 19 miles higher than in needs to be to hit 1,500 miles for the year. May was a major recovery month after my marathon on April 28th. June I was able to get my mileage back to 100 and I am confident I will easily nail 100+ miles from here on out. I need to run 28 miles a week and most weeks I am able to run 30 so that gives me 2 extra for those weeks that I fall short. This is a goal that I will be working on right up until the last week of December : )

Overall I am happy with where I am at... continuing to work out on a regular basis, push myself to new levels and try new things. Hoping there are some PRs before the year is up and maybe I can figure out how to ignore the scale and love my body.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Sarah Hart Information

Run the Bluegrass in Lexington has announced how they will be helping raise money for Sarah Hart the runner that was murdered recently.  Run The Bluegrass is joining together to show love and support for the Hart Family.

First, if you are running the Bluegrass 10,000 on July 4th there is going to be an special recognition of the Hart family at 10:00 during the awards ceremony. So after you run the 10K please stick around and show your love for the family.

Second, there is going to be a race on August, 11th for Sarah Hart called Run with all your Hart. I know for many of you there may be a race on that day you are already registered for but please consider making a donation or changing your race plans to support Run with all your Hart. It is the week before Dash for Life for the local runners so I hope you can all make it! We can car pool to Russell Springs together!

Also Run the Bluegrass is matching donations made to the Sarah Hart Foundation. Together we can show others that these acts will not go unnoticed and we will fight back with love, sympathy and compassion for others.  Runners stick together!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

AB-solutely Motivating

Well if there was every a week to make you motivated to eat better and hit the gym harder it has been this week. We have the Olympic Trials and Magic Mike! It is like 6 pack city every where you look! 


You have the amazing Amy Hastings along with other amazing women runners who are rocking some toned and flat bellies! 


I seriously need to watch Men's Running a little more often. Nice to meet you Mr. Symmonds! Unfortunately I think there is a rule that they have to wear shirts when they run : ( But I am 99% sure there are some awesome ABS going on under there. 


Then you have Magic Mike hitting the big screen on Friday! Yep I am planning on being there. Okay obviously I don't want their abs but I bet the weren't eating cupcakes and chocolate when they ended up with those abs. 


"Looks like there are some lawbreakers up in here" 

Just my motivation for the week : ) Shallow yes.. but at least I am working hard! 

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Missing Runner Notes

Anyone else find themselves leaving behind notes like this. The where to find my body notes :) This is what I left this a.m. in case I did not return.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Nike Women's Pegasus 29

I love the Nike Pegasus! I was first put in a pair in October and feel love with them very quickly : ) 

They looked like this... 



I wore them for the Bourbon Chase and West Virginia Marathon. They started to feel a little broken down around 350 miles and there was a new awesome color out for the Spring in February so I went ahead and bought a new pair to get me to and thru my Spring marathons. 

They looked liked this...

I LOVED the way those shoes looked at have been in them since early February. I trained for both of my Spring marathons in them, attempted to run Atlanta and ran Derby in them. When the summer started I new the miles were high on them but kept on running in them because I knew the 29s were coming out soon. This past weekend I realized those shoes were DONE and I was going to have to do something about new shoes. I was heartbroken when I read online that the 29s were not coming out until July 8th : ( 

Well when were in Dick's shopping for Scott a Father's Day gift I spied the gray/blue 29s! WHAT?!? I quickly called over to John's Run Walk Shop and found out they had one pair of the new blue ones in my size. We rushed over and they were MINE! This picture does not do the blue justice. They are SO pretty : ) Which is what matters the most; right?? 


I took them out for a short run Sunday morning and they feel awesome. I am a neutral runner so the Pegasus is a great shoe for me. You should NOT choose a shoe because of the brand, because of how it looks or because your friend told you to get the shoe. I was put in the Pegasus at a local running store after we had a lengthy conversation about my running needs and I tried on many running shoes. If you are a new runner looking for the right shoe PLEASE go to a real running store and talk to someone who actually runs. You should take your old running shoe with you and make sure you tell them about any aches and pains you may be having. It is very important that you get in the right running shoe. Since I have been in the Pegasus I have had little to no problems with my feet, knees or hips. I get the usual aches and pains but nothing serious. It is NOT because I am wearing the Pegasus. It is because I am in the RIGHT SHOE FOR ME! 

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Brass Band 5K Photos


Start of the race; that is me right behind Jeremy my usual running partner. I tried to keep up with him but it was NOT happening. He finished a good 20 seconds ahead of me. 


This shows my true feeling about 5Ks; take off at a lovely 7:25 pace and end up with a killer side cramp. Then guess what you get to keep that up for 3 awesome miles. How about we slow down about a minute a half and see who is left in 25 miles : ) I will take my marathon any day of the week. 



See I am still not happy! I actually almost puked while blowing a snot rocket in about 20 more feet. Glad Crystal didn't get that moment. 


Coming in for a finish. I actually thought I was going to PR because I couldn't read the time clock. I am hoping to PR at some point this summer. I have a race per month thru September so that gives me 3 more attempts but the race in September is NOT a PR course due to lots of turns and being in late afternoon. So I am hoping it will happen in August at the Dash for Life 5K. 

Friday, June 15, 2012

She was a Runner and a Mother Runner : (

Yesterday there was a horrible incident in a small town close to my hometown in Kentucky. Being a woman runner and a mother this situation has been horrible to read about.  A young woman was running with her sister and quit her run early to go back to the car. Her sister looked for her after she had completed her run and she was missing. She was later found in weeds along a highway. She was a mom of three and the autopsy revealed that she was 10-12 weeks pregnant. The man has been caught and he stated he attacked her for money. I am not sure about you but I do not run with money or any items of value other than my Garmin. Here is a link to the story at Lex18.com.

I am so thankful to have so many running friends that I hardly run alone. However, this will make me think twice about any run that I do outside. I live in a fairly nice neighborhood in a small town but perhaps I am not safe there. Remember to be aware of your surroundings, let others know you are running, run with a phone and know the area you are running in.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Brass Band 5K


Yes I ran a 5K! The first one since last August! I was thrilled let me tell you. I LOATHE 5Ks... I mean you have to TRY the WHOLE time : ) My friend has a great picture of me from the race that I will post when she gets it to me. Lets just say I gave the first half mile 2 giant thumbs DOWN! 

So the plan was to go all out and run like a crazy person to see what I was still capable of. Last summer I started with a 23:30 and ended with a 22:55. I was hoping to keep in the the 24s. I took of way to fast and I was running 7:20-7:35 with the first mile being 7:33. Can we say side cramp?!?!

Mile 2 was the usual misery at the park with a lot of up hill and me hating life. Last mile I was seriously breathing like I was dying, grunting out loud and even said "Shit" a couple times as I was making the last few turns. I had no idea who was in my age group and was certain all the women that were in front of me were my age so I was just trying to finish! 

Glanced at the clock and was like 22:XX! OMG I would PR at my first race of the season. 22:40!!! 15 second PR...... oh wait that is 23:40 : ) Guess I should wear my contacts when I run. Either way it is my 3rd faster 5K time and puts me right where I started last summer so a PR is a possibility in August when I race on the faster course around here. 

I did get 2nd in my age group which was a nice plus and the girl that got 1st was like 15 seconds in front of me. She looked way older than me so I didn't even try to pass her : ) 

FYI: I am not pregnant or that much fatter! That is my SPI belt since my iPod shuffle is MIA. I think I left in a treadmill when I threw down during speed work at the gym. Maybe that will teach me to control my temper while running. 

Monday, May 21, 2012

Chicago!


 Scott and I at the Sky Deck at the top of Willis Tower. It was the best part of the trip and I loved it. I am scared to death of heights but this did not bother me that bad. 



Found the BEST cupcake at Molly's cupcake. They have been on Cupcake Wars and won; for good reason. The Cookie Monster Cupcake is to die for!!! I figured the 10 miles we walked that day would cancel out the calories. 


Seriously fell in love with Chicago. We were planning a trip back before we had even left.  It is the 2nd best trip I have ever been on. Honeymoon to Ochos Rios at a Sandals Resort will always be the best trip. 


That is as fancy as it gets for this girl. But two homeless men told Scott I was a pretty lady : )


I have said that I would NEVER run the Chicago marathon but this trip was enough to make me change my mind. It may be my one really big marathon that I run. I think I could deal with 44.000 people to run a marathon thru this city. 

Working out is going great! Lots of swimming, biking and weight lifting... not so much running. I will probably not even hit 100 miles this month. That will have to change soon but I am enjoying the change. I feel a lot stronger and am happy with how my body looks. I have decided to stop weighing for a long time. It was just holding me back. Why do I worry so much about 3 certain numbers in a certain order??
Do I eat good? yep; getting better about that too
Do I work out 5 to 6 days a week? yes! 
Do my clothes fit? yes! 
Does my husband still think I am beautiful? YES! and 2 homeless men too : ) 

Up next: Brass Band 5K on June 9th to see if there is any fast left in these legs. 

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Jennie Carol 5K Pictures


I was pretty happy at the start! Nothing like running with 2 people for the first time! 


Scott about halfway.


Catching Scott at the finish : ) That is his former wrestling teammate beside him. 


He won A HAT! Pretty big deal because only people that get an award get one. Way to be the 2nd fastest first time male!!!