Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Sending Susan to Virgina Beach

Last night at track we had a little surprise for Susan. Susan has been as inspiration to me and to all of the lives and hearts she has touched. Susan is running Virgina Beach this coming weekend and overcoming many obstacles. She gave us the honor of dedicating each of her 13 miles to her very close friends. Bill Dwyer had shirts made for each of us sharing a mile with her, we gave her flowers and all signed a poster boards with words of wisdom, love and encouragement. Go Susan Rock Virgina Beach!!

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

Monday Heat

Last night run's was HOT!!! I should have waited until later to start my run, but I took off for a 4 miler. Ran from my house did the Millbend loop 10.40 average pace. Not to bad for as hot as I was. Today I sogned up for Surf City half marathon in Huntington Beach, I have been wanting to do this race for several months and just happened to be reading Viv's blog and found out that she was planning a trip with a few of her friends to do this race. So now it is on.. I can not wait for this race.

Tonight is track and I am looking forward to a hard workout and a fun suprise for a great friend..

Monday, August 25, 2008

Saturday morning run

Saturday morning run up at 4:45am to get a quick bit to eat and get ready for WF long run. I tried to take the advice from last weekends seminar and get up earlier to fuel my body. I did manage to get up earlier but not as early as recommended. I ate part of a granola bar and drank about 12 oz of Gatorade. It was on schedule for 11.5 which was a nice taper from the week before. We started out and one of my runner girls was having a little bit of a bad run so we opted to run 8 instead. It was a nice easy run and I really enjoyed knocking out some of the miles. I felt really strong after the run. Sunday I went over to a friends house for some girly time and a Southern Living party. Great weekend.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


The rain went away yesterday evening and the sun came out a bit so I headed to the track. We had a small group last night and our work out was a warm up for 10 mins and 10-12 30x30's. Ouch.. It was a great work out but very tuff. Thank god for our breeze. After track I went home and had dinner and started watching the Olympics. Nice too see the women's gymnastics Shaun Johnson pick up her gold medal on the balance beam. GO USA!!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Slacked last week a bit

Tuesday at track was easy. 1 mile warm up and 5 x 400 w/200 recovery. Then nothing until Saturday.

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

Great Weekend

Saturday morning up at 5am to get ready for WF long run. Arrived at the Y around 5:35 and visited and stretched for a while. Bill announced a tail gate party for Karen's birthday and we all sang to her. Then it was off on our 12.5 journey. It was hot and humid and with the thoughts of my horrible run last weekend still fresh in my mind I decided I was taking it very slow. I did in fact my average pace after the run was over 12 mins, but when I was done I was able to enjoy breakfast with Debbie, Bill, Susan, Julie, Jon and Waverly at Skeeters. I went home and showered and took a nap to get ready for Kid Rock. We met up with friends around 4 for a few drinks before we headed to the concert. Concert was a blast Lynard Skynard and Kid Rock you can not beat that.

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

Quick Update

So I took a couple of days off from running after my run on Saturday. I had every intention of running on Monday in the am but a few of the girls bowed out in case of the rain so I slept in myself with the thought that I would meet them in pm, but about 4 o'clock my company announced that we would be closed because of the storm that had its eye on us. Well that was a complete kitchen pass to have dinner and margarita's with my husband instead. Tuesday the storm came in and I think we had about 1/2" of rain total at the house, but it was the perfect weather to get my house in order and take a well deserved nap. Wednesday evening I met Bill, George and Althea at the track and ran a little bit. 1 mile warm-up and 4 x 300's. This was more of a social event but at least I got out there and got in a little bit of speed work. Oh I need to mention that I was desperately trying to keep up with Althea and her 7:40 pace.. Thursday morning up at 5am to meet up with Robin, Najat, Julie, Kathleen and Lauren for the Panther Creek loop from Town Green Park with an added short stroll down the waterway for a total of 5.05 miles. It was really creepy running on the path with not much light- I kept thinking I or somebody else would fall. Luckily we made it through the dark with no injuries- no I waited until it was light outside and I after I put my light away to take my spill. Thank god for no twists or breaks only some skin that is no longer there. I think it was more entertaining than anything.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Not so good on Saturday

Saturday morning up at 5am to get ready for WF long run. The run was 9.5 miles and it was very hot. I had not felt very good on Friday and Saturday morning when I woke up but I thought it would pass as I hit the pavement. I was very wrong, my run was awful, I felt sick for most of the run and had to walk a couple miles of and on. I made several deals with myself that if I ran for 1/2 a mile I would reward myself with a one minute walk. Even this was a difficult task at times. When I got home I soaked in a cool bath and laid down for a hour before leaving to drive 2.5 hours to Logan's family reunion. It was great to see the family but I had to work at a half decent attitude. We got home around 10:30 and I went to bed. Normally I have to fight getting out of bed before 8am but I slept until after 10:00 on Sunday morning. I left the house about 10:30 to run errands and was back home and in my recliner by 1:00 and did not move much the rest of the day. I guess Saturday got me more than I thought.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Friday July 25- August 1

On Friday morning I got up and went for a run on the beach. The run was fabulous it was about 68 degrees with the sun on my face, the breeze on my back and the waves crashing on the shoreline. After the run my brother, Logan and I went on to Huntington Beach for the US Open Surf Contest. This not only included surfing but skate boarding and bmx on/in the deepest wooden pool I have ever seen, and freestyle motocross on quarter pipe ramps.
Saturday morning we got up and drove to San Juan to catch the ferry to Catalina Island. This ferry was 2 levels and held about 400 people. Also went about 60 miles an hour. The plan was for us all to scuba dive for a few hours, which I ended up not completing. I had equipment problems and was fed up and tired and decided to abort my dive. After Logan and my bro and sister-in-law finished their dive we went to the Catalina Cantina for dinner and margarita's.

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.
Later that night we drove back to LA and went to the House of Blues on Sunset to see my sister-in-laws brother play. He is the basest in a Rolling Stones cover band that is fabulous.
Monday was finally our rest day. We stayed in San Clemente all day relaxing on the beach.
Tuesday morning got up headed to airport took off for Houston... Missed earthquake in LA by approximately 10 mins.

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.