Find joy in the Journey

July 2010

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Location:

Pleasant Grove,UT,USA

Member Since:

Jan 19, 2010

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

3- 5k's (turkey run Orem, freedom festival)

1-10k

Hobble Creek half marathon- 4 

Provo Canyon half marathon-2 (2010: 2:15:34)

Top of Utah marathon-1

2011 races:

Painter's Half: 02:15:00

Thanksgiving Point Half: 02:18:00

AF Memorial 10K: 

Hersey 5k: 

Utah Valley Half:

Timp Half:

Hobble Creek Half: 

Short-Term Running Goals:

2:00 half marathon

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

I want to be a strong runner

Personal:

I have been married for almost 14 years to the best man in the whole world.  I have 5 awesome kids and am trying to "find joy in every journey."

I love to run because it involves only me and it challenges me.  It helps me feel good about myself. 

Favorite Blogs:

Russian champion tries Crocs, commits to racing a marathon in them

Nikolay Chavkin in the video below did 3x1000, first two in Adidas carbon-fiber models, the last one in Crocs. Surprised by the result (2:52, 2:52, 2:50) with the fastest interval done in Crocs, he committed to racing a marathon in Crocs if the video gets 42K likes and 195 comments (for 42 km 195 m, the marathon distance). Nikolay's current marathon PR is 2:14:00. The video was created by a Russian sporting goods store chain. Their moto is "more sports - brighter life", which we think is wonderful, and also deserves a Like. If you want to see a fast marathon in Crocs, go to the video and click the Like button. And make sure to share it with your friends.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Asics Gel-speedstar Lifetime Miles: 76.20
Nike Air Pegasus 27 Lifetime Miles: 216.98
Saucony Pro/grid Lite Lifetime Miles: 28.00
Total Distance
48.88
Asics Gel-speedstar Miles: 21.00Nike Air Pegasus 27 Miles: 27.88
Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

4 miles

55 min weight lifting class

 That's right people, I ran 4 miles today and it was the best 4miles I have ran in a very long time!  I am thinking that the cardio and weight lifting classes that I have been taking are really helping!  I feel like I am starting to get back into my old grove and it rally feels good!!! 

I am planning on running the Provo half marathon on August 7th.  I am really staring to feel good about it and ready for the challenge.

Happy 4th of July!!!! 

Asics Gel-speedstar Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
3.00

55 mins of abs, buns, an thigh class

Ran 3 miles

Holy cow!!  in class today we ran the bleachers, did sprints on the football field and then did walking lunges around the whole track.  The class instructor is awesome!  she gives the beat classes!  After the class I ran home.  my legs were so tired but I did it.   

Asics Gel-speedstar Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Comments(6)
Total Distance
3.00

55min kickboxing class

3 mile run

Had a great class and run this morning!  It feels good to feel your self getting stronger and stronger.  I am having some pain in my ankle though.  I think my ankle is just weak, it is the same leg I had my stress fracture in.  It doesn't hurt when I run, only after.  Hope it goes away soon.  I have been doing some ankle stretches.  Hope that will work. 

My 2 older kids have been in MN for the past week and are finally home!  It was nice to have them gone, but glad to have them back.  It was weird to not be with my kids on a trip.  I had no control and that was kind of hard to deal with.  Now Their home and we have to bring them back to reality.  My parents spoiled them to death!!  They had a great time! 

Asics Gel-speedstar Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Comments(3)
Total Distance
5.00

Woke up this morning not really wanting to go for a run!  I was tired and unmotivated.  But I couldn't feel good about my day without doing my run.  I ate my oatmeal and headed out. 

 I HATE the first 2 1/2 miles!!! They are hell for me.  I was not having a very good first few miles and was thinking about cutting it short.  I walked for a minute got a drink and than poured cold water down my back and on my legs.  That felt awesome!!  From there I got the rest of my run in.  5 miles!!!  I was really happy about it and the best thing about it was that the last mile I felt awesome!!!  

I feel like I am getting to where I was right before I got my injury and that was all I was hoping for this summer.  I have no time goals I just want to get back to where I was.  The only thing is my shin is starting to hurt again!  I am not quite sure what to make of it!  It doesn't hurt when I run, only after.  I think it stems from the pain that is on the top of my ankle.  Like it is the tendon.  Does any one have any thoughts about a sore tendon that runs from the front of your shin down to your ankle? 

Asics Gel-speedstar Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
3.00

Ran 3 miles today.  It went really well, but had shin pain after the run.  

I know this is a bad idea, but I am going to keep moving forward with my running and after my race I will go back to the Doc.

Asics Gel-speedstar Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Comments(6)
Total Distance
3.00

Didn't get my run in until 9 pm the other night.  Boy does it get dark fast!  I was about 1.5 miles out and had to turn around because I couldn't see a thing!

My hubby was getting worried about me so he met me about a block from home on one of our little electric motorcycles and rode beside me the rest of the way home.  It was fun to have him with me.  I can't get him to run with me but maybe I can get him to ride with me and he can be my water and food guy.

I have had really no pain today in my leg today.  I am hoping that it will stay that way. 

Asics Gel-speedstar Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
0.00

Got new running shoe last night.  I am really excited about them!!  They have a sensor that is in the shoe that syncs with my ipod and keeps track of how far, how fast , how many calories I burn.  I can track all my workout online and set music for my workouts.  I am mostly exited about being able to keep track of how fast I am running.   It may be really depressing!  I can't afford a Garmin :), so I am hoping this will help somewhat. :)

I was hoping to go out this morning but didn't happen.  Didn't get to bed until 2 am.  Saw the movie Inception last night.  It was very entertaining!  A little confusing at one point but you figure it all out.

Hoping I can get out tonight to run. :) 

Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Comments(4)
Total Distance
4.40

WOW! HOT!!  way too hot to be running.

I wasted cool morning time trying to figure out my sensor in my shoe.  The day I got it I turned it off so I wouldn't waste the battery.  Well I went to turn it on today and I was miss reading the direction.  I was soooo frustrated!!  No, I did not figure it out and NO, I couldn't run with it.  I still ran and It was not the best run.  Really hot and couldn't get into it.  Oh well, tomorrow is another day.  

It did finally figure my sensor thing out and all is well. 

Nike Air Pegasus 27 Miles: 4.40
Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
3.48

Did 55 min of abs, buns, and thighs class which kicked my butt!!!  It was hard today.

Ran 3.48 miles with an average pace of 10:06 minutes a mile.  I was pleased with how fast I was going.  I think I better double check the calibration, that seems a little too fast for me.

I got my sensor to work and it was really fun to have all that info.  I can go online and keep track of my workout and have it graph my progress.  It will be fun to watch.  

My shin is a little sore today.  That just makes me mad!! 

We have ward tempel night tonight and I am worried I am going to fall asleep!  I can't take a little nap this afternoon because i am taking the kids to the pool.  A full day, I might have to drink a coke before I go!  Maybe bring to candy to suck on so I don't fall asleep. :) 

Nike Air Pegasus 27 Miles: 3.48
Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Comments(16)
Total Distance
7.00

Ran 6

walked 1 (trying to calibrate my sensor)

So started last Tuesday I have been really sick.  I caught a bad cold and it wiped me out. Today was the first day I felt like doing anything.  I must be cursed!!  Every time I decide to run a race something AWLAYS hinders by training!  I am getting really frustrated.  I am planning on running the Provo trail half marathon on the 7th.  I am not where I should be and so I will probably kill myself.  I am bound and determined to run this no matter what.  I may have to walk a lot but nothing is stopping me!!!!!

My run today was ok :].  I HATE the first 3 miles!!!  I was sucking wind.  I could not catch my breath.  Once I pass that 3 mile mark I am good.  It must my a mental thing.  My sensor was off too.  The first time I used it I thought I calibrated it right but I was unsure a little of the distance I ran.  I knew the exact total distance today and it was off by almost a mile!  So I came home and walked on the TM for a mile to calibrate it but I still think it is off.  I am not smart when it comes to gadgets.   I might do another mile later and try to figure this out.

I have to go to the dentist today!!  Not happy!  I have to have my old fillings taken out and replaced with new ones.  My fillings are the "old" ones and are starting to cause some problems.  Bring on the GAS!!! 

Nike Air Pegasus 27 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Comments(6)
Total Distance
5.00

Ran 5

Got a late start to my run today.  Didn't get out until around 9.  It was Hot!!!  I was planning on running 6 but the heat got to me and only got 5 in.

As I am running this crazy lady pulls over and yells out her window....oh she not crazy, she's my cousin Toby, LOL.  Stopped to talk to her for a minute.   We live really close to each other but hardly see one another.  We need to work on that. :)

Got in a fender bender this evening!!! :(  I was parking and the guy next to me was acting weird and started to pull out while I was starting to park.  He was parked at a funny angle and as he was trying to back out I stopped to let him finish and he hit the back side of my car.  My car looks really good, his car it another story.  At times like this I am glad I drive a big car.  We did the whole cop thing, but the cop was kind of not helpful.  He didn't ask what happened and didn't get each side of the story.  I'm kind of worried that he is going to say it was both our faults.  I went up to him after and told him it wasn't my fault and said he would have to call the other guy and ask his side of the story. Stupid!! Aren't you suppose to do that while your all together? 

Nike Air Pegasus 27 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Comments(5)
Total Distance
8.00

Ran 8 miles today.  It was a pretty good run.  Got up early enough so the heat wasn't as bad. My first three miles were tough.  I think it is because it is a gradual up hill the whole way.  I have to give myself a shout out because there is a steep hill right passed the first mile and I haven't been able to run up the whole thing without stopping, but today I ran the whole thing and I was so excited that I almost started to cry I was so happy!!!  My first 3 mile my avg. pace pre mile was 11:00 min(wow that is slow!!!).  But the remaining 5 miles I avg. 10:30 per mile.

All in all I felt good.  I'm about to go to bed and I really have no soreness and still feel really good.  I am really excited for my race next Sat.  I know it will be one of my slower races, but I'm ok with that.  I am just glad to be back running and not having any pain. :) 

Nike Air Pegasus 27 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Comments(7)
Total Distance
48.88
Asics Gel-speedstar Miles: 21.00Nike Air Pegasus 27 Miles: 27.88
Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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