I'm first at this time?
Recovery run and weights tonight.
Lisa, hope your day goes well.
Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner
Next: RnR Country Music Half Marathon
"The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."
I haven't looked at the plan yet but have 5 or 6 easy, I think. Will ck back later.
I have a project due next week and always dread the start, but it isn't bad once I get into it. I hope to get it finished this week.
Friday I started getting more sick, so I did 20 minutes of my cardio DVD, actually almost all running.
Saturday I did 50 minutes of cardio DVD.
Sunday I did the same as Saturday. I have less energy.
I think I have a sinus infection so I’ll go to the doc this morning. Maybe a TM run at home today.
Happy runs, All! :::HUGS:::
I shockingly got up an hour earlier than normal today so I could get in my easy 6 before work. It wasn't that horrible - I might even do it more often.
Lots of stupid busy work getting ready for the annual meeting. Fly out Thursday. It was 24 degrees when I got in my car, am actually looking forward to the annual meeting this time (not having to work 15 hour days while I'm there this time probably has something to do with that as well).
Since everyone else is blogging: http://karenrunsfar.blogspot.com/Upcoming Races: 5/17 Bridge the Gap to Health Half Marathon, 6/14 Baltimore 10 Miler, 7/13 Maryland Duathlon, 7/26 Endless Summer 6-hour, 8/3 Fort Ritchie Duathlon, 9/14 Erie Marathon, 10/18 Baltimore Marathon
Good morning ladies. I'm at Disneyland the family. RR soon.
2014 Goal: Just Run!
Over 40 PR's
Half - 1:38:52, 5K - 21:31
Hey Gals! I was on travel last week. Still trying to catch up.
Saturday--I had a great 8K race over the bridge and back. 41:43. I was really excited. My best time for that race. Sunday we did 11 miles at a 9.2 mph avg pace. Whew! Since I am just amazed I was able to do that, I would like to claim it as my amazing race for Karnel, if that is ok.
Yesterday afternoon was marmalade marathon. Made three batches of kumquat marmalade. Barely made a dent in the kumquat crop. That one little tree sure has alot of fruit. More marmalade to come!
Did power hour class this morning, have a PILE of work to do and will be on travel again next week.
Sorry---haven't had time to check personals yet.
Have a great day!!
Run to live; live to run
10.2 miles for me. 4.5 of them were at recovery pace as my legs were sore from yesterdays running on uneven surfaces etc.
Lisa hmmm I guess I should have started the thread earlier but just didn't get to it.
Damaris how is the breathing today?
Judy healing forum vibes to you
Karen I saw those temps as I'm stalking the weather for my meeting in PA this week. I'm not amused.
Sue of course you can claim that as your Karnel race!
Well, I'm back after a couple weeks of pretty intense travel (both work and pleasure). I FINISHED the Warrior Dash Central Florida and PR'd by 20 minutes! woo hoo! This was also the run that committed to doing in honor of Karnel. I will post the before/after pictures below.
So, here's my RR:
RB and I drove up the night before (about a two hour drive from her house), checked into the hotel and then went to scope out the route to the race. All was pretty straight forward. The Holiday Inn Express even had printed instructions for Warrior Dashers. It was quite nice of them.
Race morning - arrived at the race with about 1:15 before our wave. We had plenty of time for packet pickup (very well organized), gear check (also quite organized) a visit to one of the plethora of port-a-potties, a bit of orientation to the venue and pre-carnage pictures.
Our wave went off at exactly 9:30AM with about 800-ish people. I noticed right away that we were running on a very sandy course. UGH. I haven't run in sand before. I knew, right away, that my legs were gonna hate me when this was over. The saving grace was that it was flat, flat, flat... oh, how I love flat.
The first obstacle of note (after a few good mud pits and a man made mud hill to climb), was one set of famous warrior walls. This was a series of three walls, about 6 or seven feet high, with no ropes. They either had 1X4's hammered on the front for toe grips or you had to hope a buddy could give you a boost or a pull. Once you were over the top, you either had one plank to help you down, or you had to jump. I can't believe I did that. I was SOOOO happy that I'm a tall girl who does some upper body work.
Other obstacles included;
I skipped one obstacle because there was a huge line waiting for it and people were being pretty pushy and reckless over it. My SI joint was already hurting and all I could see was getting pushed or stepped on my one inpatient person and that being the end of my season. RB went ahead and did it. But she's far scrappier than me. She'll push back! lol
It was really a lot of fun. I will say the course wasn't nearly as demanding as the upstate New York Course. The obstacles didn't seem as intimidating. This is most likely the reason that Chris and I PR'd with such a huge margin. Both of us were a little disappointed with the level of challenge.... but thrilled with the PR! We also finished ahead of about 1000 people... most of whom were YOUNGER than us! woo hoo!
I was, once again, disappointed in the response I got when I asked where I might find a non-alcoholic alternative to the "free beer" (that you pay for with your entry fee). People either shrugged their shoulders or chuckled. I have reached out to the event company twice, suggesting that a non-alcoholic alternative would be a healthy thing to provide. Silence. Oh well, I guess if I want to run, I will just have to continue to bring my own beverage.
Here's the picture in honor of Karnel! Karnel's leaf went with me through the race... so, it's looking a little worse for wear in the 2nd pic. But, I wanted to have it with me.
Be back for personals
5K's and Obstacle Runs
Goal for 2013: 10K
Icebreaker Challenge 5K, Girls on the Run 5K, Friehofer's Run for Women 5K, Hero Rush, Warrior Dash Florida, Warrior Dash Eastern NY, Turkey Trot, Mud Mania, and yet-to-be-decided goal 10K.
Back for Personals!
Good news!! My RB#1 is moving BACK to New York! woo hooo!!! She has come to the conclusion that she really, really hates The Villages and that her support system/family is more important to her than weather. I am SO excited. She's my running buddy, my hiking buddy, a friend in recovery, and so many other things. And, on top of that.... she gets along with my dog and my DH.
HI ya Lisa, Damaris and Camille!
Judy - hope the sinuses clear up quickly!
Karen - nice early six! An early run for me is about 10AM. I am SO not a morning person. I'm awake early, just not functioning early!
Linda - Disney... woo hoo! Hope you're having a wonderful time! I look forward to the RR.
Sue - Awesome time on the 8K. You rock! And , woo hoo on your Amazing race for Karnel!
Marjorie - nice 10.2! Recovery miles or not... they're miles!
I have to get back on the stick with regular running now that I'm back from all my travel. I'm a little too banged up (just bruised and sore) to run today, but tomorrow I'm back on it. I have goals to meet! Races to prep for!
Bah! I also did shoutouts and the internet went out so they are gone!
4 miles and weights done. My breathing is a bit better but the fact that I ran at 11:20mm instead of 11mm shows my breathing is a bit low. Still, better than Saturday.
5 TM miles this morning, so far 4/4 in February lol
Hi Lisa, Damaris, Camille!
Judy - hope you feel better soon!
Karen - where are you traveling??
Linda - have fun!
Sue - wow, great mileage this weekend!
Marjorie - nice 10.2
Julie - awesome job!! Great news about the RB!!