Cold Run 1

Cold Run
I ran my first below 30 degree run yesterday. It was early, it was dark, and it was cold.  It was 14 degrees. I don’t have a lot of cold weather running gear.  I started running this May so haven’t needed until recently.  November was pretty mild, and I got in quite a few days ...

And now what? 1

What’s next now that I have done something I didn’t think I could? Do it again, of course! I have a couple of goals I’m working on now. First up is focusing on losing some weight.  Although I’d heard the rumors, I was a little disappointed that I didn’t lose anything (even seemed to gain ...

Team in Training Recap 2

A part of me does not want to write this post.  I can’t believe it’s over.  I still can’t believe I did it!  The training, the early Saturday mornings, the sweaty humid runs in summer,  the fundraising.  It’s finished, goal accomplished.  I like to wear that Tiffany necklace I got at the finish line to ...

San Fran – Part 3

San Fran - Part 3
San Francsico: After the race….. We headed back to the hotel for a shower and a nap!  We set the alarm so we didn’t sleep the day away.   The sun had came out and it was turning into a beautiful day. We headed to the Wharf and got some Sourdough bread from Boudin Bakery ...

San Fran part 2 – Race Day 2

San Fran part 2 - Race Day
After we met with the team Saturday night, it was off to bed. Luckily we were still on Nebraska time, so it made it easier to go to bed early.  4:30 wake up call! We made arrangements on Saturday to have a microwave and bowls delivered so I could make my usual pre-run breakfast (as ...

San Francisco – Part 1

San Francisco - Part 1
This is long overdue! My mom and I flew out on Friday Oct 18th, stayed close to the hotel and spent time in Union Square.  Saturday’s main event’s were a bus tour of the city and the Team In Training Inspiration Dinner.  Sunday was race day!   Monday and Tuesday we headed to the coast ...

Almost time!

Almost time!
Life got a little crazy on me the last few weeks and I’ve been out of town more in the last 2 weeks than in a long time. First for work for a few days. Then last weekend we went to the Husker game at Purdue.  It was Eric’s first away game.  Great time!   ...

Dirty Girl Mud Run Recap 1

Dirty Girl Mud Run Recap
Saturday I had group training for 8 miles.  Then Sheri and I changed clothes and headed to the Dirty Girl Mud Run. It was a blast!  I really just feel like a big kid running up and over things, getting dirty, and having a great time.   This first obstacle I had a great time ...

Races into Parades 2

Races into Parades
A friend of mine shares this article from the WSJ online on Facebook, and I’ve got say, I’m a little fired up over it. Maybe it’s because I’m slow.  And not competitive. The Slowest Generation The article talks about how races are becoming less competitive and the young athletes aren’t trying as hard as they ...

Quick update

Quick update
Where does the time go? I think I left off with my last weekly update. Since then I’ve still been getting little quick workouts in during the week in addition to my running. I’m pretty solid at running 3 times a week and it works for me.  I have a pretty good background in strength ...