3, 3, 5, and 4

30 Dec

Comments: With the craziness of Christmas and shuffling kids from here to there I have been too busy to post. I have however done as much running as I could. Since the 20th I have run 4 times: 3.1, 3.1, 5, and today I did 4.


My running is not what it was a few months ago, but I am happy that I am out there getting a few miles in here and there. The mileage will be picking up shortly once the training programs gets into the thick of things.


My new found running buddy is having issues with her knee and after resting it for over a week she’s giving in and calling the doctor to get it looked at.


My father in-law is in the hospital again. We still don’t have the results of what kind of Lymphoma his has (the Dr. thinks the tests results are delayed because of the holidays), but while he’s in the hospital (his calcium level is really high) the doctor is putting a port in. This way the FIL is ready to receive the treatment once they know the specifics.


It breaks my heart to hear our 8 year old saying “I worry about Grandma and Grandpa, but I worry about Grandpa more” (the MIL pulled a hamstring yesterday after miss-stepping on some stairs!). I try to be as honest as I can with our daughter, and it really helps to know that the odds of beating Lymphoma are pretty high.


My Running Goal for 2009:


I ran 749 miles in 08. That is quite an improvement over the 500ish miles I ran in ’07, which included my marathon training. I am going to break the 1,000 miles in 2009 and train for a full marathon.


To improve my training and running I plan on eating better starting after New Year. I have been dipping into the cholocate (I just love Dove milk chocolate!!!) and potato chips again and the weight is starting to go back up.


The limiting myself on junk food will be harder for me than running over 1000 miles in ’09.


As they say in Germany “Ich wuensche Euch allen einen guten Rutsch ins Neue Jahr!”


I wish you all a good slide into the New Year!


Posted by on December 30, 2008 in Blogroll, Future Plans, Running


5 responses to “3, 3, 5, and 4

  1. crankygirl

    December 31, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    Happy New Year to you too! I hope it’s full of health and running.

  2. btefan

    January 7, 2009 at 8:55 am

    Happy New Year and I hope everyone gets to feeling better very soon. I’m with you on the junk food. I can’t keep away sometimes. If only it didn’t taste so good…


  3. kspin

    January 9, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    I’m jealous of your running right now. I’m back in the warmer weather so I really need to start up again! By the way, I emailed you for your address. I have something to send you! 🙂 Hope your holidays were great!

  4. William Carter

    January 12, 2009 at 9:11 am

    Best of luck to you in ’09!

    As I followed your blog in ’08, I felt like you really improved as a runner.

    1000 miles is a great goal and I know you can do it.

    Have a great ’09.

  5. Mutti

    January 12, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Penny, you’ve got a big goal and I enjoy reading you blog, therefore I would like to give you this little award for your blog. You’ll find it on my blog . So if you wish to, you might copy it and paste it on you blog.
    Ein gesundes und zufriedenes Neues Jahr , nochmal nachträglich wünsche ich Dir.

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