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. ...

Training

I’ve really been struggling lately with my stomach bothering me when I run.  I’ve ran 30 minutes after dinner, in the morning, before dinner.  I haven’t quite been able to find the right time.  I didn’t quite get my 3 miles in yesterday  because I had stomach pains.   I’m not sure if it’s my ...

Connor

Connor
Who is Connor and why do I run for him?  During treatment photo. Connor is my cousin’s son. He has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). He is only 4 years old. He is over a year into his treatment now. His prognosis is good but he still has to undergo 2 more years of treatment.  More ...

Running with the kids

Last night my husband and I packed up our 2 kids and dog to run ‘together’ at the park.  It takes a few minutes to get there, but it has a great trail and beautiful scenery.    The kids were to ride their bikes while we ran. We ended up splitting up and going in ...

First Group Training

Yesterday I had my first group training run! I always get a little nervous going into new situations, especially when I don’t know anyone.  My partner for Team Connor was out of town, so was not participating in the group run. But my nerves didn’t last long.  I met with one other participant, our mentor, ...