I cheated. 2

I cheated.
I ran 4 miles last night.  By myself.   I was at my parents house working on some stuff.  My kids were there and would stay while I ran.  I live close by, but I didn’t really want to go back and get her.  So I didn’t. But she knew.  I am not a shoe ...

Shoes and Lacing Part 3

Shoes and Lacing Part 3
I tried the lacing technique I mentioned in my last post.  Not really sure if it worked or not.  My toes felt better but the shoes were giving me some pain in my right arch.  Probably best to try a lacing technique after you’ve worn the shoes a little more to have a better comparison.  I ...

Lacing 3

Lacing
I went out for a quick run this morning.  Friday’s aren’t a regularly scheduled running day in prep for the longer day on Saturday.  6 miles with heat, hills, and  humidity….can’t wait!!  (that’s tomorrow, NOT my quick one for today!) I took back my Brooks Ghosts because my toes were falling asleep.  I walked out ...

Is it getting hot in here?

Is it getting hot in here?
Monday I attempted to run in the heat.   It was 90 degrees and humid.   I did fairly well for the first 2 miles.  The last 2 miles was a whole lot of walking.  I wanted water and shade…..and sunblock.  I tried walking in the shade and running in the sun….but there wasn’t much ...

Sprints 2

I got up yesterday morning too!   My dog, Bailey, is loving it! I even added some sprints to my run.  I did 4 sets, nothing strategic, just as fast as I could for as long as I could (which wasn’t very long), then I slowed down to recover and did it again.  My legs ...

Early Mornings and BBQ

Today was a special day.  I got up for a morning run without there being an outside reason to do so.  I’ve gone on a few morning group training runs and my 10k.  But today was the first day I did so without one of those reasons.  I am not a morning person.  I like ...

Group Training Saturday

Today was group training day. We went 4 miles around a nearby lake. It took 2 laps for the 4 miles. It’s a really nice limestone trail with nice scenery.  I am really enjoying our group training runs!  It’s really great getting to know everyone involved. I’m still undecided on my new Brooks Ghost shoes. ...

New Kicks

I got some new shoes today.  I’m not real sure I know what I’m doing. These are my old shoes: I got them last fall and initially used them for walking.  I had just read the book Born To Run and was interested in the minimalist movement.  I walked all over DisneyWorld in them.  I’ve ...

More gear!

Oh this running stuff is starting to add up….and I keep wanting more! We had a gear clinic the other week for Team in Training.  What!?  More stuff I need? Body glide – for chafing.   I don’t really think I need to say more than that.  I don’t have any personal experience with it ...

My first 10k!

This morning I ran my first 10k!  A group of us from work participated in a charity run.  4 of us did the 10k and 3 did a 3k. It was a chilly start for the 1st day of June in Nebraska.  I was cold to start, but quickly warmed up and shed my jacket. ...