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 ...

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 ...

Weekly Recap 6 weeks out! 1

Weekly Recap 6 weeks out!
Yikes!  6 weeks out.  I am more nervous because I need to be studying and taking a test for work.  It has to be taken before I leave! It’s go time! Not the best week last week. Monday was 5 miles on Labor Day.  It was a little cooler and the humidity had lifted and ...

Weekly Recap 7 weeks out! 3

This heat and humidity is killing me.  I am ready for fall! I feel like I’m getting stronger. Last week: Monday – off Tuesday – Strength and Tabata Wednesday – 3.5 mile run, yoga Thursday  - Tabata and yoga Friday – off Saturday – 9 hilly humid miles. Sunday – didn’t get anything in.  :( ...

Weekly Recap 8 weeks out!

Weekly Recap 8 weeks out!
Last week was much better at keeping track! Monday – bodyweight exercises Tuesday – nacho ride!  We rode 14 riles….stopped and had a drink and nachos in a small town bar halfway through.  It was a lot of fun….although we did need to leave earlier (it was too dark on the way back), and then ...

Weekly Training Recap 9 weeks out

Weekly Training Recap 9 weeks out
It’s 9 weeks from yesterday for my race….so does that make last week 9 weeks out or this week? Monday – Strength and yoga Tuesday – Bike ride with kids Wednesday – 3.5 mile run, and yoga Thursday – Strength Friday – walk Saturday – 10 mile hill run! Better at keeping track and adding ...