Auntie Em Goes Running

August 15, 2022

Recent EntriesHomeJoin Fast Running Blog Community!PredictorHealthy RecipesAuntieem's RacesFind BlogsMileage BoardTop Ten Excuses for Missing a RunTop Ten Training MistakesDiscussion ForumRace Reports Send A Private MessageWeek ViewMonth ViewYear View
15% off for Fast Running Blog members at St. George Running Center!

Member Since:

Jun 03, 2009



Goal Type:


Running Accomplishments:


MacDash Duathlon, Sept. 10, 2011.  1:29:48.  Second woman overall, third racer overall, and first in AG.  

Mt. Ranier Duathlon, May 1, 2011.  3:05:00, 1st in age group.  5.1 mile run, 28 mile bike ride, 3.78 mile run.

5K:  Fun With the Fuzz, April 23, 2011.  21:59,  1st in age group.

Marathon:  Paris, April 10, 2011.  4:05:24.  

1/2 marathon:  Geoduck Gallop, February 2011.  1:42:23, 1st in age group.

Waterfront 15K (September 2010), 1:14:43.  3rd in AG.

Lake Padden Duathlon (July 2010), 1:36:something.  1st in AG .

10K:  Smelt Run, La Conner (2010)  47:14.  2nd in AG. 

I have fun every time I run, and have recently overcome the "I can't go fast anymore" hurdle.  I'm having fun going faster and working towards becoming even faster.  

I have raised two running children, one competitive and one not.

I have learned to run in ice and snow and I don't complain. 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Work towards a faster marathon by Spring 2012.

Get my 5K down to 21:30. 

Place in my division at duathlon and triathlon.

Train for biathlon.



Long-Term Running Goals:

Joining Forrest Gump



I'm a 52 year old mom of two ex homeschooled teenagers. They both think I'm nuts.

Click to donate
to Ukraine's Armed Forces
Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Bike Shoes Lifetime Miles: 2225.45
Pearl Izumi Trail Shoe Lifetime Miles: 139.33
Marathon Shoe Lifetime Miles: 244.33
Blue Brooks Launch Lifetime Miles: 223.68
Mean Green Shoe Lifetime Miles: 318.72
Blue Kinvaras Lifetime Miles: 207.12
Brooks Defyance Lifetime Miles: 361.34
New Kinvara Lifetime Miles: 275.90
Hattoris Lifetime Miles: 41.29
Addidas Lifetime Miles: 168.97
Nike Vortex Shoe Lifetime Miles: 64.50
Orange Newton Lifetime Miles: 36.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

Track workout tonight!  It was raining sideways and raining hard, but not too cold.  The workout was 5X800 at 7:00 minute/mile pace, followed by 4X200 at .46 per 200.  I am usually really terrible at pacing, and have had very little practice lately with the 5K pacing (7/mile), so I was beyond happy at my pacing tonight!  The 800s came out at 3:29, 3:31, 3:30, 3:31, and 3:34.  I must have been rather tired on the last one!  The 200s were .46, .46, .45, and .44.  All very acceptable.  My tendency is to run 200s way too fast, but I think it helps to kind of tire myself out with the 800s first.

New Kinvara Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
From allie on Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 13:00:38 from

great workout and nice job with the consistent splits! and you did it all in sideways rain...awesome.

From PRE on Sat, Jan 07, 2012 at 23:07:01 from

Auntie Em,

Hi. Fantastic workout. On Monday I attempted 7x800s at 3:40 with 3:00 recovery...only did 2 halves and opted to do quarters for the last five. The 2x800s were really tough for me to put together in 3:40...and you did 5x800s at 3:30 in the rain!!! I am impressed. Hope all going well with you and your family.

From april27 on Sun, Jan 08, 2012 at 19:35:32 from

Wow u are speedy. Maybe I should try shorter distances in my speed instead of 1600s

From PRE on Sun, Jan 15, 2012 at 18:21:07 from

Auntie Em,

How are you? Have not heard from you. Let us know how you are doing? Missing you.

From PRE on Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 20:38:18 from

Auntie Em,

Still missing you...are you in the USA? Give us a shout. Hoping all is well.

From april27 on Sat, Apr 07, 2012 at 20:45:13 from


From PRE on Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 20:13:54 from

Auntie Em,

Hey how are you doing? I know your not blogging anymore for the time being. But figured I would say hello anyway. Hope all is well and you are enjoying yourself.

Add Your Comment.
  • Keep it family-safe. No vulgar or profane language. To discourage anonymous comments of cowardly nature, your IP address will be logged and posted next to your comment.
  • Do not respond to another person's comment out of context. If he made the original comment on another page/blog entry, go to that entry and respond there.
  • If all you want to do is contact the blogger and your comment is not connected with this entry and has no relevance to others, send a private message instead.
Only registered users with public blogs are allowed to post comments. Log in with your username and password or create an account and set up a blog.
Debt Reduction Calculator
Featured Announcements
Lone Faithfuls
(need a comment):
Recent Comments: