Monthly Archives: December 2008

Jingle Bell Run 5k

Comments: The drive to Columbus and back home was more exhausting then the race itself. I saw, over the course of my travel up and back, one car turn upside down, one in the concrete median and many cars in the ditch or stopped by the highway devider (metal strings) from crossing over to the other lane. At one point I was asking myself why I was even attempting this. Because I had people give me money to run, that’s why. After all this was for a good cause.

I only collected $80, unlike the $400+ last year, but I hate pushing myself on people too much, and with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society fund raising going on I don’t want to wear out my welcome.

The race itself wasn’t nearly as exciting as the car ride, but it was just as slippery in spots. Unlike the Turkey run, I lined up a bit closer to the front. It also helped that they had the runners line up on High Street and the walkers on Nationwide Blvd.

I battled side stiches again, but not nearly as bad as during the Turkey run. My goal was to run under 10 minutes per mile and I did that. I came in at 29:53, a 9:38 min/mile pace. Yesssss!!!

Time: 10 am

Weather: 20’s, little snow

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid Guide ( 180.6 miles)

Distance: 3.1

Run Time: 29:53

Split: 9:38

Course: Jingle Bell Run 5k for the Arthritis Foundation

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Posted by on December 6, 2008 in Race, Race Report, Running


Flying Feather Pics

They didn’t take any pictures during the race, just at the beginning and end. I found these. The last part of the race is up hill and then to finish you have to bank right. In this picture I (in red jacket) sprinted up the hill and we are ready to turn right towards the finish line.


Even though I didn’t run the race as fast as I hoped, I found some solace in the fact that I chased this woman (I have no clue who she is) down at the end.



Posted by on December 4, 2008 in Blogroll, Pictures


4 mo’

Comments: Yesterday health wise was not a good day. I woke up with an upset stomach and decided, after dropping the youngest at the sitter that it was a good day to stay home. In the “Lost and Found” department in our household it was however a good day. I found my iPod (between the passenger seat and the door in the car), my TNT running shirt (amidst the daughter’s clothes), and my older Gamin, which I was going to lend to someone (just were it suppose to be, in the cupboard, just a tad to the right though). During the afternoon my stomach settled down.

Today I woke up feeling much better. I went to Front Runner to pick up my running packet for Saturday’s Jingle Bell run and picked up a new running jack while there. Wo-hoo! I love my ( 4+ year) old Brooks jacket, but the tap that you pull the zipper up and down with disappeared a year or so ago and with this jucky weather it was time to get a newer one.

During the run today I had side stiches again 😦 , first on the left, then on the right, after about 2 miles they went away.

My pace is slowing down. I won’t become concerned until I run 10:30 or slower though. I do need to start watching what I am eating, I think that had ALOT to do with it. *sigh*

Time: 11 am

Weather: 36

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid Guide ( 176.6 miles)

Distance: 4

Run Time: 40:56

Split: 10:14

Course: To Goodale Park x 2 and back.

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Posted by on December 4, 2008 in Running


Another cold 4

Comments: Forgetting the iPod, be it the Shuffle or the Nano, is becoming a habit. To forget about the cold I brought my cell phone with me in the meantime to listen to my book . That worked out pretty well.

The side stitches started around mile 1.5. I am not sure what’s up with that. They lastest about a mile. I wasn’t pushing myself, so I have no idea why they appeared.

I am looking forward to 40 to 50 degree weather. This 20 to 30 is just a bit too cold for me.

Time: 10:30 am

Weather: 25 (feels like 15 according to

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid Guide ( 172.6 miles)

Distance: 4

Run Time: 40:38

Split: 10:10

Course: To Goodale Park x 2 and back.

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Posted by on December 2, 2008 in Running


Strength Training

Comments: The clothes I had packed were meant for running, but the hubby, with his puppy eyes, asked for a workout partner. So, I lifted weights instead.

Strength Training:

Bench Press:

20 x 45 lbs – 12 x 65 lbs – 7 x 85 lbs

Chest Fly: 

1 x 20 x 2 blocks – 1 x 20 x 1 block

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Posted by on December 1, 2008 in Strength Training