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Sharing the road…

Over the last week I had the pleasure to run twice with my oldest daughter Michaela (14). She’s been running at school, but only short distances. Next year she wants to run track again, the 2 miler.

One morning told her I was going out for 5 (run/walk) and asked if she wanted to go. Yes, was the answer. It was nice having her there. We didn’t talk much, being that we both had head phones on and listening to music. At mile 2.5 (which is my turn around) she said she would would run the next two miles without walking and off she went. I made sure, because I am a protective mom, that I kept her in my sight, but she managed to get about a 1/4 mile ahead of me. At mile 4.5, after running two miles straight, she had stopped to rest (and wait for me). According to her, her legs were very wobbly. We ran/walked the rest home.

About 3 days later, we set out again for another 5 miler. I believe that the previous run and the wobble legs taught her something. She did not run nearly as fast that time than the first time. I was able to keep up with her for the most part.

It was great sharing the road with her. I know I’ll miss her during my next run and look forward to the next one she can run with me. (She lives with her dad)

My workouts have been pretty consistant throughout the week; a little bit of treadmill, elliptical rider and even some weight lifting. It is a good start.

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Posted by on December 1, 2010 in 5, Blogroll


How long it’s been…

…a very long time. Over a year! Wow!

I pretty much stopped running for quite a while, concentrated on finishing up my 2-year degree and now I am just 1 1/4 semester away from getting my bachelors; only 166 dyas to go! In the mean time I have almost gained 30 lbs and my goal over the next 166 days is to loose some most of it.

I am not sure how heavy I’ll get back into running, but my goal is to be fit enough to jump into training for a full marathon (Columbus Marathon – October 2011). I’d like to be able to run 8 to 10 miles on a consistant basis before starting to train for the full.

HOWEVER, right now my body is physically not even close to that. I ran/walked 5 miles on Saturday (outside) and walked 3 on Monday (treadmill). I am mentally a step ahead from a beginner, I KNOW my body can do the distance, and I am not intimidated by a 5 miles. That should be a plus, right?

My gameplan, if it all works out with my class schedule is to exercise 3 times a week, including one ‘long run’ on the weekend. In addition to that, I am going to eat a little healtier than in the past. πŸ™‚

All roads are paved with good intentions. Lets see where this journey leads us!

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Posted by on November 23, 2010 in Blogroll


8/31 – 9/6 & August Recap

8/31 – Recovery from 1/2 marathon. Legs are pretty sore. Biked 10.2 (easy)Β miles on stationary bike at home for 30 minutes

9/01 – Leg still sore….rest

9/02 – 5 miles at home in the AM (no walking), 4 miles at home in the PM.

9/03 – Ran/walked 2.8 miles at work with the hubby. It was fun. Ran 5 at home in the PM, negative split time!

9/04 – Rest…sore right calf

9/05 – Ran 5 at home, negative split time. Last mile was at a 9:37 min/mile pace! No walking.

9/06 – Ran a total of 9 in the early AM. 8 miles at a 10:45 pace, then walked 1/2 mile. Ran last mile at 10:19 pace. Calf still sore.


I had a good week even though I developed a sore calf muscle.


172, which is up 2.5 from two weeks ago. Not bad. Hoping that with increased afternoon/evening running I’ll be able to drive that down further. Ran 34.8 miles this week.

AugustΒ breakdown:

Highest mileage ever in a month! Low elliptical though.

Running:Β 136.7 miles – Elliptical:Β 2.2 miles – Biking:Β 31.8 – Overall:Β 170.7 miles

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Posted by on September 9, 2009 in Blogroll, Monthly Running Numbers, Running


7/13 – 7/19 Recap

7/13 – Ran 4 miles @ work. Ran all 4 miles!

7/14 – 1.15 elliptical @ work and upper body workout

7/15 – Intervals 3 miles @ work…10:09 min/miles

7/16 – 5 miles @ home in the evening, had my daughter ride her bike while I ran…strong upper body workout @ work

7/17 – Rest

7/18 – 8 miler group run, new trail, ran with a friend

7/19 – 5 milers @ home, kids followed me on their bikes…that was fun. 2 minutes faster than 7/16!

Notes: I had a good running week. 25 miles all together and the need to go out and run is still there! I did upper body workout twice. Hopefully I’ll be able to do that next week again. I would like to run 15 miles next Saturday, but the hubby wants to go quadding, so we’ll see how that works out.


7/12 – 180.5 lbs

7/19 – 179 lbs

Lost 1.5 lbs…back on track! Had my scheduled “pig out day” for the month on the 18th. I had Peanut M&Ms, some chips, 1/2 donut, and a small french vanilla cappuccino. I enjoyed everything, but felt sluggish after the M&Ms. Now I am back on track and eating healthy. Overall weight loss since 6/22, 8 lbs and 19 to go.


Posted by on July 19, 2009 in Blogroll, Elliptical Rider, Long Run, Run


7/6 – 7/12 Recap

7/06 – Ran 4 miles @ home

7/07 – Elliptical 5.16 miles (45 min) @ work, upper body workout

7/08 – Intervals 3 miles @ work

7/09 – 5 miles @ home in the evening

7/10 – Elliptical 2.10 miles (20 min) @ work, short upper body, stretching

7/11 – 12 mile run at home

7/12 – Rest

Notes: 24 miles of running this week. That hasn’t happened in a long time. I’ll have to make sure I give my body time to rest next week.Β  My long run was very slow almost 12 min/mile, but I enjoyed it. The 5 miler on Thursday evening was an inpromptu run and I enjoyed it also. I stopped pushing myself too hard during those runs. I am learning to only push myself during interval runs and on the elliptical rider. It is helping me enjoy the long miles.

Father in-law update: The husband, mother in-law and I accompanied Roger to his last chemotherapy on Monday. He’s endured 12 of them. The 11th one hit him very hard and he was dreading the last one. I am glad that this is over and we can only hope that it killed all of his cancer. He will have a PET scan next month which will let him know if the chemo did what it was supposed do. I am running around with my fingers crossed.


7/06 – 179.5 lbs

7/12 – 180.5 lbs

I gained one pound!!! I am not sure how that is possible with all the working out I did. My calorie intake is set just under 1800 cal/day and if I work out then I can add those to my intake and still should loose about a pound per week. I consumed almost 4000 calories less than I was allotted. Practially I should have lost 2 lbs this week. This is very dissapointing. My clothes are looser than they were when I started three weekes ago, but I don’t think it changed any over the last week. I am going to blame it on the time of the month and move on. I will do less cardio on Tuesdays and Thursdays and work more with weights to stimulate my metabalism. Wish me luck!


6/22 – 6/28 Recap

6/22 – Ran 3.1 miles @ work, walked 2.5 miles @ home, lunges

6/23 – Elliptical 3.3 miles (30 min) @ work, upper body workout

6/24 – Ran 4 miles @ home

6/25 – Elliptical 3.55 miles (30 min) @ work, upper body workout

6/26 – Rest

6/27 – Ran 10 miles @ home

6/28 – Rest

Notes: Had a good week, workout wise and food wise, even though the runs all were a bit slow. Lost 5 pounds by not eating crap that my body doesn’t need. I am hoping to reach my goal weight in December of this year and in turn my workouts will get faster. 22 lbs to go!

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Posted by on June 29, 2009 in Blogroll, Running


What ya up to?

I am still running (3 times a week, plus 2 cardio/weight days), but don’t have the time right now to post every day, or every other day for that matter, but I do almost faithfully update my running log every day.

My foot feels much better, the little thingy in my shoe seemed to have done the trick. The Drs still don’t know why I have stomach pains, and we have moved from checking out the colon to seeing what the gallbladder is doing…to be continued…

If you want to know how my running is coming, click HERE.

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Posted by on June 24, 2009 in Blogroll