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 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 ...

Brrr….I’m cold! 4

Saturday after my long run, I tried another new thing.   What am I going to do when this is event is over and I’m out of new things? I tried an ice bath.  Well, not so much ice, but as cold as the tap would go.  I don’t know if it was worth it. ...

Weekly Training Recap 2

Confession time…. I need to keep better track of my workouts.  I don’t think I hit my goals, and I seriously can not remember what I did. I did run on Tuesday.  I need to plug my Garmin in and take a look at the history but I think I was lacking in my mid-week ...

Recommitment Day 1

Recommitment Day
Friday was recommitment day for my Team in Training Nike Women’s Marathon in San Francisco.  It’s where we have to commit to raising the rest of the funds if we haven’t met our goal yet.   It was a bittersweet day.  I started this adventure with a team mate.  I don’t know if I would ...

Who ran 10 miles? This girl! 4

Who ran 10 miles?  This girl!
Today I got up and ran 10 miles!  Oh yeah, and I should mention that I got up at 5 am to do it! Both are tremendous feats for me.  My longest run to date and earliest run to date.  I am not a morning person.  I have always disliked getting up before I absolutely ...

Training Recap 5

Training Recap
It’s official, I’m a runner.    Last week I bought my first GU and I got my first Runner’s World magazine in the mail.  They had a 5 issue deal for $5.00 so I thought I’d try it out.    I’ve tried the Tri-Berry GU and the Peanut Butter GU.  They were both okay, but ...