Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Oh my gosh...I can't believe it has been so long since I've blogged!  I spent most of the summer running 2 to 3 5k's a week and am so thankful that I have still been able to run outside all the way through November.  Not quite as much as during the summer though due to my starting a part time job but I'm still running at least one 5k a week.  I achieved a new personal best time this past Thursday (Thanksgiving).  I ran the NCMC Turkey Trot 5k in 34:01.  It felt pretty good!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Feeling tired but still running...

Wow! It has been a while since I've blogged.  I have still been running.  Working my way back to a 5k distance which I accomplished Friday of last week.  That is a good thing because I am entered in two upcoming 5k's.  One a week from today (Grand Olde West Days Fun Run) and the other on June 11th.  Since the one on Monday has hills in the route I decided I'd better get my body ready to run some hills.  I ran (and walked a bit) a 2.5 mile route today that had a couple killer hills.  I learned that it is not the end of the world to walk a bit up the hills and that it takes a great bit of mental fortitude to get yourself running again after walking!! LOL  But I did it!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Almost back to a 5k!!

I ran 2.88 miles in 36 minutes today!! Beautiful sunshine and warm temps! Yay!

Monday, March 28, 2011

10 minute mile? Yep!!

I think I just ran a 10 minute mile! That has been one of my goals since I began running.  I ran 1.5 miles in 15 minutes so that means at 10 minutes I had run 1 mile right?!?  Yay!!!!  The way this came about was that I had to drop my van off at Chapman's Auto this morning so I just ran home from there.  It took me 15 minutes and according to runningmap.com the distance is 1.46 miles (close enough to 1.5 for me).  I am so happy!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Making my own sunshine...

This morning I was grumping about the fact that I am sick of this cloudy weather and that I'd rather run when the sun is shining.  Terry said I would just have to make my own sunshine.  So I did!  I ran 2.38 miles in 30 minutes and I feel great!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Treadmill Running...

The weather was nice and sunny this morning but by the time I was ready to run it had clouded over and the wind was blowing so I decided to run on the treadmill.  I added a new element to my run I watched Dancing With the Stars while running.  This was awesome!  My time on the treadmill is always slow, usually about a mile in 17 minutes.  Today, with the distraction, I ran a 15 minute mile!! Yay!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

My run today...

2.2 miles in 26 minutes today!  Feels good but I'm a bit disappointed because I really felt like I had pushed myself harder than the last time I ran this route but it took me a minute longer?  Oh well, it's the whole journey that counts!  I AM happy to say I have met one of my goals for the winter.  That goal was to maintain my weight through the winter.  I did it!! I'm no heavier than I was this fall no lighter either but that's okay.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


I cut 10 minutes off my time today!  I ran 2.2 miles in 25 minutes!! Nice!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Another day, Another run

Every time I am able to run outside I realize all over again how much I like running!!  Ran 2.2 miles in 35 minutes today!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Springtime running!

I ran outside this morning!  Yay for warmer temperatures! I set a pretty fast pace at the beginning but then had to slow down.  That's ok though. I ran 1.7 miles in 20 minutes and walked a 5 minute cool down.  Feels good!

Monday, February 28, 2011


Here I am, Monday morning, I have my self all ready to run outside then I look at the thermometer...9 DEGREES out there!! Yikes!  Plan change.  I will be running on the treadmill this morning!  Maybe outside tomorrow.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Still here...

Wow, it's been a long time since I've blogged.  I have still been running a couple times a week on the treadmill and am maintaining my weight through the winter which was my goal.  I have also added cross country skiing a couple times a month.  So much fun!!  I really like being able to get outside and enjoy nature.