Monthly Archives: November 2007

Hills x 2 (2.41 miles)

Comments: Ran to a short hill that’s about .15 of a mile long, but very steep. Ran it up 2 times (as fast as my lunges would let me), partially walking then running back down; then back to work. I am tired now. Next time I am bringing water and trying it 3 times.

Weather:  32 Sunny

Clothes: Long sleeve shirt, Nike Pants, Gloves, Hat, Jacket

Shoes: Saucony

Distance: 2.41

Time: 26:42

Split: 11:03

Course: To W. Fulton, up it twice to S. Front, and back to work.


Posted by on November 28, 2007 in Hills, Running


For my Omi (Grandma) and BRFs

Occasionally I send cards to my Grandmother in Germany, who is now 94.  With school pictures of her great-grand children to send to her I went a bought her a card today.

For some reason I felt the need to share what was on the front of the card with my BRFs (I know my Grandma will crack out her German/English dictionary and figure out what the card says): 

Do not go where the path may lead;
go instead
where there is no path
and leave a trail.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

I hope everyone has a great day!


Posted by on November 27, 2007 in Reflection, Running Friends


4 miles @ work (11:15)

Comments: Run 5, walk 1…the mileage is an approx, my Garmin didn’t kick in right away, but it’s about 4 miles. Felt strong. I was a tad bit overdressed and had to unzip my jacket a bit to cool off. 🙂

(Side note: My runs always seems faster in town, I don’t know if that’s because it’s flatter here or because the buildings mess with my Garmin *sigh*)

Time: 10 am

Weather:  39 (feels like 31 according to, sunny, windy

Clothes: Long sleeve shirt, Nike Pants, Gloves, Hat, Jacket = overdressed

Shoes: Saucony

Distance: 4

Time: 44:57

Split: 11:15

Course: To Goodale park, circle 2 times and back

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Posted by on November 27, 2007 in Running


6 miles @ home (11:26)

Comments: Run 5, walk 1…negtive split time by 20 seconds…listened to book on tape…overall good run!

Time: 9 am

Weather: mid 30’s, sunny

Clothes: Long sleeve shirt, Nike Pants, Gloves, Hat, Fuel Belt

Shoes: Saucony

Distance: 6

Time: 1:08:18

Split: 11:26

Course: To Elder Rd and back

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Posted by on November 24, 2007 in Running


Flying Feather 4 Miler

FF4MWhen I first stepped outside the house it was a nice 50 degrees, that was at 6am. By the time I picked up my friends the temperature started to dip.

When we got to the high school where we left my car it was in the low 40’s, windy and cold.  We waited in line to be shuttled to the starting area. Once there we hovered with other friends from MiT behind “The Columbus Running Company’s” big truck to stay out of the wind and drizzle.

My pre-race food intake only consited of a bowl of oatmeal and while we were waiting I noticed a gnawing feeling in my stomach; I needed food! But with no nourishment in sight I decided to tough it out.

Finally, a minute or so after 9 am we were on our way. My goal for the race was to beat my last years finishing time, and with no food in my stomach I ran 5 min and then walked 1 minute.

Just shortly after mile two I saw the waterstop! I was soo happy to see that, I needed to fill my tummy with something before my restless stomach acid would eat me alive!

About a 1/2 mile before the finish I saw my friend Brenda, she was waiting for me so she could run me in! (She is one fast 55 year old and had already finished) It was so nice to see her. 🙂

My finish time (according to my Garmin) was 45:57, which gave me a pace of 11:16. (All our Garmins read 4.08 miles). I beat my previous years time by over 5.5 minutes and I ran the second half over a minute faster than my first one (that water must have helped)!!

I am very satisfied with this race even though I feel like I could have run faster. But then I feel like that EVERY TIME! 😉


Posted by on November 22, 2007 in Flying Feather, Personal Record, PR, Race, Running


5 miles @ home (11:26)

Comments: Instead of running on Saturday I ran on Sunday. I just didn’t feel like running and my arms were very sore from weight lifting.

Nice and easy run (walk break after each 1.5 mile)…I started off with a headache and was worried that it might turn into more (migrane), but it went away after the first mile…hurray

Time: 9 am

Weather: mid 40’s

Clothes: Long sleeve shirt, Nike Pants, Gloves

Shoes: Saucony

Distance: 5

Time: 57:09

Split: 11:26

Course: To Elder Rd and back


Posted by on November 18, 2007 in Running




The hubby had a luncheon to attend so I lifted by myself, not as much fun. I kicked my own butt though; I can barely lift my arms…not sure what I would do if I had to sneeze! 😉

Warm up: Rowing Machine

10 min, 102 calories

Chest Press:

# 4 x 20            # 4 x 16

Shoulder Press:

# 3 x 20            # 3 x 20

Pull Downs:

# 4 x 20            # 4 x 20

Cable Rows:

60 lbs x 20         60 lbs x 16

Stomach crunches (on bench):

12                     12

Dips (between benches):



Posted by on November 16, 2007 in Rowing Machine, Strength Training


Eliptical Rider ~ 2 miles

Comments: The hubby isn’t feeling the greatest, so we are lifting tomorrow and got on the elliptical rider instead.  

Time: 1 pm

Workout: Elliptical Rider

Duration: 20 min

Miles: 2.02

Calories: 250

Shoes: Saucony

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Posted by on November 15, 2007 in Uncategorized


YMCA – “speed training”

Comments: I am not sure if you can call it speed training because when a turtle goes fast it is still slow. 😉 But I’ll never turn into that hare(ess) unless I try.  The track at the Y is 1/16th of a mile. I will continue this for another 2 weeks or so and then increase my ‘fast’ running laps to 4. 

Time: 5 pm


2 laps walking…2 laps slow…1 lap fast…1 lap walking…2 laps fast…1 lap walking…3 laps fast

1 lap walking…2 laps fast…1 lap walking…1 lap fast…2 laps walking…4 laps slow…1 lap walking

Duration: 30 min

Miles: 1.5 miles

Shoes: Saucony


Posted by on November 14, 2007 in Speed Training, YMCA


Jingle Bell Run

I signed up for the Jingle Bell run/walk (Dec 1st), which benefits the Arthritis Foundation.

If you would like to make a donation: my “personalized” website!



Posted by on November 14, 2007 in Charity