Monthly Archives: April 2007

3 miles ~ 36:00

Didn’t feel very strong, was only gonna run 2, but talked myself into 3…silly…walking was required…my Garmin wasn’t acturate due to the buildings 😦

Weather: Partyly sunny, windy, low 60’s

Shoes: Pearl Izumi

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Posted by on April 26, 2007 in Run


3 miles ~ 33:22

At work, 70, sunny, windy…felt very good and strong, listen to music instead of a book. Ran to Goodale Park and back. Left foot hurt after I started walking at mile 3, but it didn’t last long. No running tomorrow. I am gonna miss it!

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Posted by on April 24, 2007 in Run


2 miles @ work (11:30)

Approx 22 1/2 min…nice weather! Wanted to run 3, but after two the middle toe on my left foot hurt everytime I struck the ground, so I walked back. I was able to run a little bit without pain, that was after walking for about 5 min.

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Posted by on April 23, 2007 in Run


1/2 Marathon Pics

The pictures are finally in at

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Posted by on April 20, 2007 in Misc


2 miles @ work

No Garmin, no time, but according to my iPod I ran about 20 min, and going by previous distances covered I ran about 2 miles, not bad not bad.

My side hurt just a little bit, but with breathing tecniques it seemed to stay under control. My right foot hurt again, the middle toe (the actual bone) hurt. Usually that pain doesn’t come on till about mile 5. 😦

The weather was beautiful, sunny a litte wind.

I tried streching my IT band afterwards, but the streches shown in the magazines/books don’t seem to work for me!

I don’t think I’ll be running over the weekend unless I get an urge.

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Posted by on April 20, 2007 in Run


Eliptical Rider ~ 4 miles

40 min, approx 487 calories and over 4 miles on the eliptical rider. The Peal Izumi felt a little tight, but that could be because of way you have to move on the machine.

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Posted by on April 19, 2007 in Elliptical Rider


New shoes…

I went to Front Runner in Columbus to get a new pair of shoes. My old ones are very worn and way past the ‘throw away date’. I knew they would be examining my feet, well the way I walk and stand, etc., so I put my running socks on and sandals. I also brought my old pair with me, so he could look at the wear pattern on the bottom to make sure I am getting the right shoe (stability vs motion control or cushioning). I have a normal ‘pronation’ (meaning my foot strikes and leaves the ground the way it is suppose to), which means I am looking for a stability shoe. My previous pair was an Asics Gel-1100 and it has worked well for me, so he brought out the Asics Gel-1120. Different color, but fit like a glove. He also brought out the Pearl Izumi synchoSPACE, now there is a fancy looking shoe. All I saw was purple when looking down at it,  but the sides are silver, and it fit really well and felt sooo light. So, I decided, being that I like the way the Asics look/feel and the Pearl Izumi feel I bought both.

Oh, it’s the little things in life, I know *chuckle*

Pearl Izumi—>5130_7761.jpg b000klfap401-a1hhnk9o9khpaw_sclzzzzzzz_v45337796_ss400_.jpg<—Asics

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Posted by on April 19, 2007 in Misc


Full Marathon

I have decided to start training for the Columbus Marathon, which is October 21st.  The training program starts May 12th.

The hubby is showing interest in running himself. He will see if his shin splints would still act up like they did back then. He asked me about how many miles the runner start off with in their training. That would be so cool if he did a run like that with me! <—Did you read that Jim? Maybe it will be the 3 of us going at it next year!

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Posted by on April 18, 2007 in Misc



It’s day 4 after the 1/2. I did the eliptical rider 20 min (174 cal) and stationary bike 15 min (2 miles) and some streching on Monday. But, after reading that I should give my body ample rest I have not worked out since then.

My game plan tomorrow is to get new running shoes and in the evening before class get an eliptical workout in.

My body was pretty stiff the few days after the run. I would say today I am 98% back, but my quads are still bothering me a little.

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Posted by on April 18, 2007 in Misc


13.1 Woot!

The biggest question of the day was “What should I wear?”. It was about 40 degrees, overcast with just a slight wind. I decided on long pants, short sleeve shirt and my wind breaker jacket. I pinned my race number to my leg just in case I needed to take my jacket off.

Teri (sister in law) picked me up and we headed to the meeting place. Around 8:10am the group (of about 50+ runners – I only knew a handful of them) made their way to the starting line. Once there I went to the bathroom twice (and still felt like I needed to go) and at 9am the starting siren sounded.

I placed myself in the back of the pack. The timer didn’t not start for me until I actually crossed the starting line, so when I crossed didn’t matter too much. At about 9:05am I crossed and was on my way. The first 6 miles where easy. At the OSU (Ohio State University) Horseshoe (Football Stadium) the OSU pep band was playing. That was inspirational. At mile 7 I saw Brian and Duane (Brian’s brother, Teri’s hubby). Oh, how nice it was to see them cheer me on! (Well, they didn’t really cheered, but having him/them there was nice).

Mile 8 and 9 where a blur. I remember thinking only 3 miles to go, but then realized it was still 4 miles. My feet where starting to hurt really bad and my left leg (quad) started to cramp up. Mile 10 through 12 was miserable. I walked more than I ran, but walking hurt my feet just as bad as the running did, so I tried to keep moving fast. I saw my boss and his wife at shortly after the 12 mile mark. All I could do was yell “I am sore all over, I’ll be taking Monday off…oh, and thanks for coming!” He told me today that they got a kick out of that. I saw a coworker at mile 12.5…she ran with me for a bit, just to keep my spirits up. At the time it was frustrating, because she was running faster than me, but thinking about it now, it was great having her there, because it took my mind of my pain. About 300 feet before the finish line I kicked it into gear passing one more competitor. I finished in 2 hours and 45 minutes and 5 seconds.

After finishing I was done. I was nauseous and hurting all over…I grabbed two bagels and a banana, wanted to get my picture taking with my medal, but the line was too long. Instead I stumbled over to Brian, Teri (who finished in 1:48) and Duane. We decided to get some pizza, even though I said I’d just watch, I felt very sick to my stomach. The walk back to the car was horrible. I did not realize I was dehydrated until I got to the car and drank some water. A bottle of water later I was starting to feel much better. By the time we got to the pizza place I was able to eat.

After we got home I hopped into the tub, fell asleep, peeled myself out of the tub and crawled into bed. I didn’t get much rest there, but it did help.

Memorable moments:

Seeing a bunch of young military personnel running/walking the marathon in full gear (45 to 50 lbs backpack).

Hearing the OSU Pep Band playing the Ohio State University fight song.

Seeing two women stop over and over to peel of layer after layer of clothes and still beat me to the finish line.

Having a hard time passing walkers!

Seeing Brian around mile 7.

Passing the point where the full marathon would be half done (about mile 11) and thinking “if I was running the full I’d only be half there” and then wondering what the heck is wrong with me!

I am already looking at the schedule for the Columbus Marathon in October…someone shoot me!

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Posted by on April 16, 2007 in Race