Jun 20, 2016
Half Marathon Finish
Pine View Cross Country State Champ Team
Alli Baker's Sister haha!
Short-Term Running Goals:
build up mileage
run a marathon
Long-Term Running Goals:
love running for a lifetime
I'm a graduate from Pine View, where I was a member of the XC and Track and Field teams. I loved being a Panther. I am currently up at USU, graduating in Psychology in the Spring. Not sure what I'll do after graduation...I love spending time outside-hiking, camping, and running. I love the simple things that make life wonderful :)
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I'm officially done with PT! Knee isn't totally perfect, there are still a few weird things, but I'm grateful to be moving on. I feel strong and am pumped to get back into more long distance running. Trying to decide if I should sign up for a race or something.. stay tuned haha!
Ran up at the Arc on the treadmill...not nearly as rewarding as outside running. But 10 degree weather is a little scary hahaha. Excited for warmer weather and longer runs.
Well, I finally did it. I signed up for a half marathon. I am not in the shape I want to be in, and I wasn't making the time to exercise. So I am excited to have something to train for. The cold weather is so hard for me, so I am also glad it is getting warmer. The race I signed up for is the SLC half on April 23. I know it's like 8 weeks away, so hopefully I'll be in good enough shape by then haha! Should be good. I really am excited, just looking to finish and through the process establish some healthy habits. I don't feel like I have developed those since high school. SO EXCITED!!
Only had time to do 2.5 before work. But it was great. Love getting out to run. Planning to do 6 tomorrow, we'll see how that goes!!
Did my first "long" run in a while. We woke up to snow so I had to do it on the treadmill. That makes for a long 6 miles. But I am feeling so good! Averaged about 8:30 miles.pretty happy with that. It feels good to be getting back into shape!
Had to run again on the treadmill. My schedule is weird right now. I feel like I am going nonstop, and I have a husband who doesn't want me running alone in the dark. Plus the sidewalks are janky around where we live, wouldn't be good to trip or land weird on the knee. I'm almost looking forward to daylight savings to give me more sunlight in the evenings to run after work. Needless to say, I'm feeling great. It's been fun to get back into shape! I'm getting really excited for the half.
It's spring break and I feel busier than ever..so that hasn't helped my training this week. Yesterday was a whirlwind and I didn't get anything in. Today I did some cross training (leg workout & biking). Logan has continued to be cold and snowy. Wish I was able to be running outside. Oh well, still grateful to be moving.
Ran on the treadmill again. Decent run
Long run for the week. Pretty slow, but good. Glad to be moving. It was a beautiful day, so nice to get outside.
I have run this week...just haven't documented. Anyways, the 8 mile long run was good. There was some dang canyon wind that made it rough at times, but I was proud of myself for running the whole time. I am not running very fast (hitting about 9 min miles) but I'm trying not to focus on pace for right now. Regardless, it was great to be outside and moving.
Ran inside again. My schedule is the worst haha. I do feel like the treadmill motivates me to run faster though..so maybe it's a bonus. Finally feeling like I can survive a 5 mile run. I tempoed at 7ish min pace for the last mile which was great. Glad to see I can still pick it up!
Today was a crazy day, physically. I helped move a friend this morning, then went and played pickleball for 1.5 hrs and then finally decided I better go on my run. Goal was to do 10, but I justified only doing 8.5 because of all the other physical activity I did. It was a good run. It felt good to get out. I still am running quite slow...which can be a little discouraging at times, but I have to remind myself I have had knee surgery, I am not training like I did in high school, I'm old and lazy, etc. Needless to say, I'm happy I can get out and run 8 miles. I'm still a little timid running the downhills with my knee, assuming that will get better with time. I did run everyday this week, just haven't taken the time to document.
Got out for just over 7. I have a good 7 mile loop that gets me running hills. I can tell I'm getting stronger and more in shape. So that has been exciting. Still slow, but getting back into it. Less then a month until the half. Pretty excited.
Got out for a few in the morning before hitting the road to attend a sealing. nice to get out.
I finally hit a big one and honestly felt great!! I got to do 6 with my dad, 4 with AJ and then the last 2 by myself. My Garmin has died on me, so I have no idea mile splits. I've just been using a small Fitbit that my mom wasn't using. Contemplating buying a new one...my average pace was around 9:30. Not upset about that. Slow and steady wins the race, right? Anyways, I was glad to see I could do 12. Not so worried about being able to finish the half anymore.
||Salt Lake City Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:45:36, Place overall: 218, Place in age division: 5|
Well, I survived another half marathon!! I definitely didn't feel prepared going into it. I trained, but not enough to really feel ready. I have been really busy with the end of a semester and work that it has been hard to put the effort into training that I would want. Regardless, the day came.
I anticipated the weather being crappy, but didn't think there would be snow..I was late getting to the start (rookie mistake I know) so I jumped out of the car and ran to the start. I forgot my gloves, which left me with freezing hands the whole race. Anyways it started heavily snowing at the start leaving me soaked and cold before it even started. Once we got started, my body warmed up. My watch went into a weird power save mode so I didn't have pace the whole time. I was luckily able to stay relatively consistent throughout though! The course was mostly flat with a few hills here and there. I honestly enjoyed the course. If the weather was nice it would've been much more enjoyable. I was very happy with my time. It gave me hope for the future! I am excited to keep running and see where I can go.
Overall, great experience. So grateful to have a healthy body and to be able to move and be fit. Who would've thought 9 months post surgery I'd be able to do a half marathon!! Not me!
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