Monthly Archives: September 2008

Stiff and easy 3

Comments: The legs felt stiff from the 14 miler on Saturday so I took it nice and easy.

Time: 10:00am

Weather: 72 sunny, nice

Clothes: Old MiT Shirt, Pearl Izuma Shorts

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid Guide (14 miles)

Distance: 3 miles

Time: 32:07

Split: 10:43

Course: Under 670 (1.5 miles out & back)

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Posted by on September 22, 2008 in 3, Running


Wall of Fame & Thank you

The Wall of Fame is finished (for now). I plan on adding one or two shirts maybe and two hooks, one for medals and one for bibs. (Eventually, when the ceiling is finished I want to get more creative, with shadow boxes, but until then, it is done.)

But for now, this is it:

Wall of Fame

Wall of Fame


I also wanted to say Thank You, to Tom and Amy at Runners Lounge for the Women Picture frame for participating in their “Free Stuff Giveaway“. I am very excited about it. You guys do a great job, keep it up!


Posted by on September 22, 2008 in Blogroll


Strong 14 miler

Comments: What a difference a week makes. OMG. Last week I was almost ready to give up running and this week I had a GREAT run. This was the best run, time wise and feeling wise, I have ever had. 🙂
I drank every 2.5 miles and GUed every 5. This is a switch from my previous long runs where I drank every 2, GUed every 4. It worked out REALLY well.

My 1/2 marathon time was…2:23:49!!! I already broke my October 1/2 marathon goal of running under 2:25:00! The hubby said “change it to 2:20:00 then. Uhm, no. I will do what I will do come October! 🙂 I am psyched though!

If you every are looking for a great book to listen to, get “World Without End“. It had my attention throughout the whole run.

29 days to go until the Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

Time: 7 am

Weather: 60’s, nice!

Clothes: Old MiT shirt, NB Shorts

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid Guide (4 miles)

Distance: 14 miles

Time: 2:33:31

Split: 10:58

Course: Over Old Millersport Rd and back.

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Posted by on September 20, 2008 in 14, Long Run, Running, Strong Run


Timeless 4

Comments: Yesterday, as I was putting the Garmin in the gym bag I was thinking to myself, “I really need to charge it tonight.” Did I do it? Nope! So today the infamous “Battery Low” message displayed and it shut off shortly thereafter. Oh well. What’s another run without a time? 🙂

The new ‘loafers’ felt good on the feet and I had a good run. It was a tad bit windy at times, but it was a nice way to cool down.

Is it all finally paying off???: After the run/shower I got dressed and looked in the mirror I noticed that my rear (would it be appropriate to say “ass”?) was no longer there…baggy pants! omg! And last night I was going through winter running clothes in preparation for winter (hey, autumn starts on the 22nd!) I tried some of the shirts on that I had bought but were too small (I tend to do that *sigh*). Holy Batman, they fit! Including my Columbus Marathon shirt, woot!

I haven’t decided yet what I am going to run on Saturday. It will be somewhere between 10 and 15. I am looking forward to the peace and quiet during that run.

Time: 10 am

Weather: 65, sunny, windy

Clothes: NB shirt & shorts

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid Guide (0 miles)

Distance: 4

Time: about 42 min

Split: about 10:30

Course: To Goodale Park, x 2 and back.

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Posted by on September 18, 2008 in 4, Blogroll, Running


TIART: Bring Your Own Blog

I am going with the Take It And Run Thursday “Bring Your Own Blog” from the Runners Lounge today and post my favorite blogs in this post. (Disclaimer: These are no particular order:)

Learning to Run – Joe is an inspiration to make running part of your weight loss (he hasn’t posted in a while, but I have to assume he’s just really busy right now)

Marathon Dude Bill – I don’t think there is a person who doesn’t like Bill. What a great, humble runner he is.

SC Loves to Run – Speed demon Sandy. Her posts are usually thought provoking. If I was only half as fast as she is *sigh*

See Nat Run – I love her posts. They they are very witty and make me laugh.

Trials and Trails – Even though I have never met Drew, we have run some of the same races (live in the same area) and I like to keep up with what he’s doing.

Non-Runner Nancy and Marcy – Two ladies that make reading blogs a down right joy!

It’s my blog – A marathoner just like me. 🙂

Runner’s Lounge Blog – Tom and Amy bringing running friends together. What else can you ask for?

Those are most of the running blogs I read on a regular basis. (Gosh I love Goodle Reader!)


Posted by on September 18, 2008 in TIART


New “Loafers”

The feet are happy, after about 360 miles in their current home, they are going to inhabit new digs starting with today’s 4 miler. They are singing songs of joy and happiness!

Old meets new, with the daughter playing interpreter:

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Posted by on September 18, 2008 in Blogroll


Good 3 mile fartlek run

Comments: 1/4 mile easy, 1/4 mile fast, 1/4 easy, 1/4 fast, and so on, doing that for a total of 3 miles.

Unlike last week, I think I managed to slow down during the recovery time (or so I tell myself). For that my body felt heavy and bloated I ran pretty good.

Mile 1: 9:30    Mile 2: 9:39    Mile 3: 9:48

Going to buy new running shoes for my tootsies today! They are so excited, I can hardly keep them in my shoes! 

Time: 10 am

Weather: 60ish, sunny…nice!

Clothes: Blue shirt (bought it sometime last year, and it didn’t fit, but now it does…woot), Pearl Izuma shorts

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid ( 363.9 miles)

Distance: 3

Time: 28:58

Split: 9:39

Course: Under 670 (1.5 miles out & back)

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Posted by on September 17, 2008 in 3, Fartlek, Running