Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Dinner was fun and yummy of coarse. I am sure Bill talked to all and tried to calm some nerves. Mine were horrible I was worried about catching the bus, I was worried I would not wake up in time, I was worried I would not eat enough, I worried about not finishing, etc. I think it all finally came clear with what I was about to do is when Bill told me.. "You know tomorrow you are going to be a marathoner" Coach (you) made me realize it was going to be ok..
Sunday morning up at 4:30, got dressed, took my meds for my nasty cold, ate my breakfast. My mom went down to the lobby with me to meet up with Althea, Judi, Donna and Rick. We got in the shuttle line and waited for our bus. It was a cold wait temps were about 37 degrees, thank goodness we were between some tall buildings to block that blocked the wind. When we got off the bus we fought the crowds to get the ups bag drops and at this time I made the decision to remove all warm layers and just deal with the cold. Luckily my great runner girl Althea gave me an extra garbage bag to block some of the cold air. After we dropped our bags I went to find a RR, Bill and Special K (Robin).
Standing in line at corral 19 I found Robin and as we moved up we found Bill and Jon Walk at corral 15. We slowly moved forward and Bill wished us a good race. Finally at 8:13am we were going across the start line.
Without going mile by mile (I will try to make this quick). It was a crowded run for a while, but the corral system was nice, there were very few times we had to weave around other runner/walkers. I saw my family at mile 2.7, got to give my hubby a quick kiss. Stopped for a clean bathroom break at a park (San Juan Park) that Robin and I kind ran off coarse to get to, but hey they had toilet paper and running water. Added about .3 to the Garmin so yes a little to much time was wasted there. But they were clean. Saw some funny sites along the coarse. The bands, cheer squads, spectators and volunteers were all awesome and made my race a fun one. About mile 16 Robin and I decided that we had got each other that far and we separated. Mile 18ish I saw Robin's husband and son and I waved at them. Shortly after I ran to nothing-nobody, just a bunch of participants and grass. This was a very difficult time of the race until about mile 22. Yes there were water stops between these mile and a cold sponge stop but i hit my wall during this 3.5 miles and kept reminding myself that I trained for this and I could do this. Coming up on mile 22 there was a golf coarse and I see this guy coming toward the fence and I realize it is my husband- first response is "I can't believe that SOB is playing golf during my first marathon"- then I realize he paid for 9 holes of golf so he could get a cart and ride the fence with me from mile 22 to mile 23. Awh how sweet is he? he also had chap stick which was nice. 35K mark.. my husband took this from the golf coarse, I am waving good bye because the fence ends and I am on my own again until the finish. By this time my feet hurt and i am doing a walk run pattern. Just past the 24 mile marker I left out a gasp and start to cry and I just want to be done. Then I hear "Don't stop this close to the finish that would be dumb to stop running now". I look at this guy with tears in my eyes and start running side by side with him. We chit chat and are both in pain, but of us our first marathon. When we round the corner and I can see the finish line I take off in a sprint and yell back at him to follow me in, I see my family, runner girls and Coach to my left and they are all cheering for me. I throw my arms in the air and I am done. I cross the finish line and a tear rolls down my face. I did it.. 5:39:28. I am a marathoner- a slow one but I did it.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
I think we were watching Dr. Phil.. hum who knows.
Saturday morning got to sleep in a bit, we had a 6:30 start time it was our last long run before 26.2. I ran just short of 10 miles.
Saturday night we had our pre-marathon party at Judi's. Lots of fun and lots of laughs. Coach Bill packed a sample bag of what he takes to a race to share. One thing in the bag that I never thought of was Vaseline. I always have used body glide but I here Vaseline is much better. I guess I need to go to CVS this week. Coach gave us all a nice pep talk and told he knew we would all do fantastic. Sunday SHOPPING!!
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
After track I raced home to see what was going on in the election. At first I had high hopes that John McCain could pull it off, but it quickly became a slaughter and before I went to bed it was clear that Obama would be our 44th President. A very historic moment.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Friday- rested up for long run on Saturday.
Saturday- 20 miles, it was great. Fast Robin and I stayed together the whole time, both of us getting the other through the hard moments of the run. 3:47:xx approximately 11:30 pace which I was happy with and afterward I really did not feel like I ran 20 miles. I had scheduled a massage at noon so I went home and took a hot shower and then went to Massage Envy where I met Lori. I had a brief consult where Lori asked what I wanted worked on so I explained I had run 20 miles in the am to just work out my legs and hip flexers and anywhere else she found knots on my bod. One hour later I came back from heaven and back to the real world. Later in the day I went to see my best friend and the kiddo's. Asleep in the car at 7:30 in bed by 8:00 asleep in my comfy bed by 8:29.
Sunday- Up at 6:30 wide awake tossing and turning until 8:00. Breakfast at The Dosey Doe with my hubby and mom-in law. 2:00 Lunch with mom and cousin. 6:00pm at the waterway for "Light The Night" walk. I got to work along the coarse and cheer the different teams on. Myself, Debbie Tripp and Waverly Walk were on Bill Dwyer's volunteer team. We were scattered along the coarse with the Oakridge High School ROTC. From what I heard this charity raised over $100, 000 for Leukemia and Lymphoma before the walk started and all money had been collected. This like all charity events was a blessing to be a part of. I also used this is a recovery walk and walked the coarse myself to get in a 2 mile walk.
San Antonio Rock and Roll marathon is quickly approaching (3 weeks). I am starting to get some butterflies about my 1st marathon. Most of my runner girls have received their packets so I am hoping mine will be in the mail tonight when I get home. This week I start to taper in mileage. Whoo Hoo!
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Tuesday at track was an easy work out since I decided to race on Saturday.. 4 x 60 x 60's. All that were not racing had to do 8 of them . Thank god for my upcoming race because although I went to track I just was not feeling it.
Last night I ran with the "runner girls" we did an easy 3.5. Mosquito's are still a B*tch.. I am all ate up, WTF I though when the weather cooled and the humidity went away so did the mosquito's.
See you on the roads!
Monday, October 6, 2008
Friday when I got out of bed I tried to have a good attitude because I was headed to Corpus Christi for a wedding and I was also picking up my brother and sister-in-law from the airport. I decided to start my morning with a long run so I put in a 10 miler before we got on the road. We had a great time in Corpus we hung out at the beach and by the pool at Port Royal. The wedding and the reception were both beautiful and fun. Plus I got to see people I had not seen in many years. I was super exhausted when we got home last night. Great weekend with family and friends!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
I have not been doing very good with my training, basically I have made it to track and to a long run on the weekends over the last couple of weeks. I need to get back to my Monday's and Thursday's quick. So my plan is to get in 3-5 miles tonight.
Saturday was a 16 miler, I thought I was running 18 but when i got to Luke's the route card was for 16 miles with add on option when we got back. I had plans to babysit the twins at noon so I decided to take my 16 and then go home to prepare for my day with Catia and Ciarra (my bf twins). Babysitting the girls was a blast they are 2 of the happiest babies. My best friend is blessed with beautiful happy babies. Too cute!
Although at this age they pretty much eat and sleep, we had lots of fun watching lifetime too. All of you that know me, know I do not have children of my own (yet), so I live vicariously through my friends that do.
Sunday morning I got up and went for a much needed massage at Massage Envy, one hour with Cruz and I felt like a new woman. There were a few times I thought I would have to B-slap her for hurting me, but I had lots of knots in my neck and shoulders that needed to be worked out. Later in the day my husband and I went to see Pam in the hospital.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
On Sunday I got up and went to Starbucks to meet up with some WRC members for a long run. Debbie Tripp and I decided we wanted to run 12 so we met at 6:30 and ran out one mile and ran back. We meet up with Judi, Susan, Najat & fast Robin. It was a nice run a little humid at first but it was not scorching hot.
About 1:00 in the afternoon my husband and I went to visit one of my very dear friends and her family. We spent the day by the BBQ pit and chit chatting about old times and new. You see my friend was just diagnosed with colon cancer on Wednesday and we should know today when she will be scheduled for surgery. They will not know how extensive the cancer is until they get in there see what they have to work with. Please say a prayer for her and her family, as she has 3 small children a little boy 2-1/2 and twin girls that are 4 months today. It makes me so mad every time I hear the word cancer. I have had many family members that battled cancer (all have perished) and it is such a horrible disease. I am so angry that such a young (37 yrs old) vibrant women is about to go through surgery this week and then possibly months of agonising treatments.
Friday, September 19, 2008
I finally got to get out for a run last night. I never thought that Ike would cause so much BLAH for me, my family and my friends especially since I live about 40 miles north or downtown Houston and even further from the coast. I went to Debbie's house and we ran our Millbend Loop it is a 3.7 miles loop with a .4 mile walk to the loop for a warm up and a .4 mile walk back to her house for our cool down. This does not seem like a far run and it wasn't but we were out there on the path again, only to jump over a few small branches. It was peaceful and the breeze was cool.
This weekend I am going for a 10 miler.. We'll see how that goes.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
We are still watching hurricane Ike that is threatening the Texas Coast, where will it hit? Mexico? Corpus Christi? Galveston? Lou/Texas boarder? Hopefully we will know soon, but it is kind of looking like it could interfere with my training this weekend no matter where it hits.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Monday morning my soreness and muscle fatigue had gone away until Monday night when I went on my training run. I had planned a 40 min. loop around my neighborhood but about .15 into the run I decided my quads were still very much fatigued. I cut the run short to 2.1 approximately 27mins. and took it very slow. We had a few days of great weather with temps about 67 degrees and no humidity. But Monday the heat was back and the humidity was about 90% :(! After my run I went home and took a shower to get ready for my biomechanics testing. Yes a shower just so I could go run on a treadmill and sweat some more. Did I mention that in the short 2 miles I ran that the humidity sucked and I was dripping wet.
I arrived at Tektonic around 7:45 and "fast Robin" or "special K" was finishing her testing as well. She told me to have fun and then I was scared! This testing was really cool, first of all I HATE yes HATE running on a treadmill, but this one was not so bad it did not have a convaer belt, this was made with wood. Very cool and easy to run on. Dr. Sutton videoed my walking at 3.8 miles per hour, then running at 5.5 and then at 6.5. The whole test was about 3-1/2 mins long. Afterward we looked at my video and evaluated my running economy. OK so what I learned from this is on the left side I am just pretty much screwed...my gluts are weak, my quads are weak and my calf's are ok but still need work. The right side.. my gluts are weak, my quads are pretty good but work needed and my calf's are ok but need work. All of this causes my hips to drop, over pronation, and my left strike is horrifying. My upper body I need to show more movement in my arms- they need to come back more. The best thing about my running economy is my heal to toe strike is pretty good, but not great on the right side. In a few days I will get my video and a report on how to correct and strengthen these running economy throw ups I have.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
1. 4:29, 2. 4:37, 3. 4:42, 4. 4:36, 5. 4:32
Then cool down.. Home by 8:00 and in the shower alseep by 9:30.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
I am quite sore and very bruised from climping in and out of the boat. Track will have to be some what easy tonight.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Our workout was good, warm up mile, and 5 x 400's. Lots of laughs and great times with great friends.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Tonight is track and I am looking forward to a hard workout and a fun suprise for a great friend..
Monday, August 25, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Saturday up at 5:00am for WF. On the schedule was 14 miles (furthest I have ever run). It was very humid but every now and then we had a bit of a breeze (which was nice). I ran with Kelly and Kathleen we had nice conversation and we kept each other going. We joked about ways to stash dry clothes along the way because our shorts were so nasty with sweat. I chaffed in a place where I never have before, so more body glide in more places next week. My knees really started to hurt around 11 miles as I realized it had been a few days since I took my glucosemen, shame on me. Kelly was also having some knee problem so we opted to walk to last 3/4 mile. I went home and took my first ice bath, it was not as bad as I thought and it really helped my knee and hips.
Sunday went a clinic on nutrition at Legends Sports Complex. It was a great clinic with great info. Now I just need to figure out how I am going to get up early enough to have a balanced breakfast before my runs on Saturday.
Tonight I am going for a much needed massage.
Monday, August 11, 2008
Sunday slept in finally and the later in the after noon we fried some fish. The end to a great weekend.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
Sunday we went to Laguna for brunch and beach day. I do not have pictures from this day because I forgot the camera. Laguna was very pretty and a very ritzy city. We found a nice cove to hang out at to soak up the rays. And I had my one and only star siting.. Diane Keaton. A very beautiful woman I must say.
Wendseday stayed home from work got sh*t done. As you can see I did not do alot of running in Cali, but I walked alot of hills.. many miles of them.
Thursday morning met up with the girls at 6am for 40 mins run.. 3.5 miles.
Friday up at 6am for Pilate's.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Thursday we went to LA, Hollywood, Venice Beach, and to Long Beach to visit the Queen Mary. In Hollywood we stopped at the Chinese Theater and checked out the footprints in the cement. Venice beach was neat but trashy, we stopped at the basketball courts where "White Man Can't Jump" was filmed. And we stopped for a photo op at Muscle Beach. Then in Long Beach we took the haunted tour of the Queen Mary. The Queen Mary was plush ship in the 30's and 40's and during the war it was taken out of commission to transport soldiers to Germany and back. The Queen Mary was the most sought ship by Hitler.
Ok that is all for now I will post more about the trip later.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
And this morning I spent at the dealership getting a key cut. I can not wait until this day ends... But on the brightside I leave in 4 days to go to California.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Now I am on count down.. 6 days until vacation.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Saturday up at 5:15 for WF run. 7.25 miles great run avg pace 11:13. Meet a new W'fitter named Bonnie, she ran with me and come to find out before Saturday the furthest she had run was 4 miles. She will be a fast one. She is running the half in SA. There was a seminar after the run but I missed it cause beauty calls and I had to get my hair did before my trip.
Sunday rest day, Logan and I meet up with some family and took a 300 mile motorcycle ride.
Monday up at 5:30 met up with Donna, Susan, Najat and Julie for 3.5 miles.
Friday, July 11, 2008
I did feel my legs this morning when I went to my Pilate's class. They were a little more week than normal.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
Thursday morning I wanted to sleep in for a change so a few of the girls that were also off decided to meet for our run at 9am instead of 6am. Me, Susan, Kim and Julie met at Town Green Park and decided to run the Panther Creek loop. It was about 4.5 miles. I had decided I wanted a little bit longer run so I ran from my house to meet them and then ran home. So I got in about 6.7 or so. Thursday night we meet some friends for dinner.
Friday 7:30am Pilate's.. My husband and I took a ride on the bike to go have lunch. We rented a movie and then walked down the golf coarse and sat on the hill on 14 and watched the fireworks.
Saturday WF started at 6am so I was up at 5 to do all the usual things I do in the morning before a run. I arrived about 5:45 and we got started about 6:05 we ran 6.9 miles. When we got back WF winter program was kicking their season off. I hung around for a while to watch their orientation and then went home.
Sunday went to moms for lunch and home to be lazy.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Monday, June 30, 2008
Saturday morning we had the time trials at the Barbra Bush race to see determine which pace group everyone should be running with this fall. After that I went to my picnic at Splashtown. Yes my nightmare is over, it was fun but I am glad it is over. Sunday morning up at 6:00 to go meet up with some of TWRC members to run. Susan and I ran 7.25.
Monday morning ran 3.5 with Najat, Lauren, Donna and Susan.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
I really want to start upping my mileage cause I am only doing between 15-20 miles a week. I would like to at least be running 30 and I am wondering when is it going to be comfortable enough temp wise to do this. Last night I was talking to Bill and he said he thinks I need to be running like a hundred miles a week. Now I know he was stretching just a bit or allot but I though it was funny cause I was going to ask for his suggestion for how I should go about doing this.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Sunday evening we went to my father-in-laws for his father's day and grilled out and watch the golf tournement. All in all it was a wonderful and very eventful weekend.
So tonight I will run!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Tuesday work was much easier, I do not have to worry about ticket pick ups again until Friday ugh.. Tuesday night track work out was great. We have tapered down a little bit because of the heat 4-6 300's with 100 recovery. 1 mile easy warm up. Then I ran with Molly after 3 of the 300's we discussed if we really thought we could do all 6. After 5 300's Molly said we can do it.. So we did. Thank God for Molly I probably would have cheated myself out of the last one.
Wednesday I met my mom, Steve and my girl Leontine for a couple of drinks after work. My Friend Leontine had been out of the country so I was glad to see her back. But I am regretting the $2 Dos XX's drafts.
And today I got great news, my mom had a biopsy done last Friday on some polyps they found in her esophagus so I was concern but all tests came back negative for cancer.
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Today I met up with TWRC at Starbucks at Market Street for a run. I ran with Russell for a shorter version than most, we took the 6 mile option.
I will say I have been proud of myself this past week, I had been a slacker for several weeks now but I think I am out of my rut. I manage to work out every day last week. Monday ran almost 3, Tuesday ran at track, Wednesday bootcamp, Thursday ran a little more than 3, Friday Pilate's, Saturday 5.75 and Sunday 6.
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
1 - I would be content with running a 10 minute mile consistently for 26.2.
2 - I always wanted to be a cop when I grew/grow up.
3 - Favorite Sport's to watch NASCAR and Football
4 - I played no sports in High school- I guess I was trying to find myself.
5 - I have had only one "real" job my whole life. Started working for Smith International when I was 19.. And that was almost 13 years ago.
6 - My favorite guitar player is Stevie Ray.
7 - Personal goal- To run at least one marathon/half marathon in a different state a year.
8 - I have a golf membership at Canyon Gate and have only used it to go hit balls once because I don't know how to play golf- but my husband has about a 6 handicap.
A. Each player starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves.
B. People who are tagged, write a blog post about their own 8 random things, and post these rules.
C. At the end of your post you need to tag 8 people and include their names. (I'll tag anyone who hasn't been and wants to share a few things about themselves)