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Tommy Vaughn Marathon and more

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Location:

Idaho Falls,ID,

Member Since:

Feb 07, 2010

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

2012 City of Trees Half Marathon 1:53:59

2012 Boston Marathon  4:11:24

2011 Top of Utah Marathon 3:55:10 (PR)

2011 Firecracker 5k Run 23:31

2011 Coeur d' Alene Half - Marathon  1:51:08 (PR)

2010 Boise City of Tree's Half - Marathon 1:59:57

2010 San Diego Rock & Roll Marathon 5:37  (this is what happens when you're undertrained)

2009 Spud Day Half - Marathon 2:06

2009 Mesa Falls Half-Marathon  2:15

Local 10k's 2009 & 2010

Short-Term Running Goals:

It's been a challenging year so far since Boston 2011.  When I got home from Boston my world changed when I found out I had some pretty severe food allergies. Since being tested I have been focused on building my health back up which has been a long slow process. What a difference it's made and I feel extremely blessed. For years I knew something was wrong and it's amazing to finally know that food can actually be a persons medicine to live a healthy life. 

Long-Term Running Goals:

"You have to wonder at times what you're doing out there. Over the years, I've given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement."
- Steve Prefontaine

I'm hoping to start building more miles when I can and be injury free.  Maybe one of these days I'll be fast. Just for now I'm just very happy to be running.

Personal:

Happily married to Marlin Ordway. We've got 4 grown children between the two of us.  It's been fun watching them go through life - making mistakes and picking themselves back up.  I love seeming them happy and succeeding.

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I op'd to take a yoga class this morning.  Yesterday I started to think about giving my hip alittle of a rest and doing different things.  On Monday I had noticed my leg/hip was still sore.  The class actually felt good.  I could hear back pop so it was good to loosen it up.  After work I have another appt with the doctor to see if I have to avoid gluten.  It'll be interesting to see what they say.  It'll really be the pits not having pizza!   After the appt I hope to go back to the gym again. 

On a happy note I still have a job.  Over the last couple of days they went through a reduction in Operations.  My supervisor was affected so I'm not sure how the restructure will end up looking.  Will have to see how the next week goes. 

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7.00

Ran 7 miles this morning.  I feel like I'm getting my stride back alittle more.  Leg was alittle sore in the beginning, but felt alright through the run. Hopefully I'll be able to do something after work.  Either go to the gym or ride the bike at home.  I'm looking forward to Friday.  My son, sister and niece will be here for weekend!  I'm taking the day off to be able to get things done for my daughters graduation and get together on Sat. 

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Normal run around the greenbelt.

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Got to run with my sister!  Slower pace, but it was alright.

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Have been feeling sick the last day or so.  Got out of bed about 3 times this morning to run and went right back and went to sleep.  The weekend was very busy and am probably overtired.

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Got up this morning and went into the river.  Started running and actually turned around and went back home.  I have not been feeling good at all and the cool air just got me.  That and my hip.  Sure wish that would clear up.  I brought my running clothes with me so I'm hoping I feel like running after work.  This isn't like me.  I did go home and rode the bike at home, so that's a plus.   

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Have to say I'm missing the blog.  But, I didn't do any running this week.  Got an x-ray done on my back and they told me I don't have much cushion between my lower disk.  Between old age and running I guess.  I'm going to just keep taking a break from running and do other training.  I did spend the week going to the gym doing other workouts.  It has been nice doing other things I have to admit.  I kind of feel out of shape actually.  Just because I haven't done other things for so long and I don't have the body strength and muscle I've had years ago.  Did the spinning class this morning.  Actually had a good workout. 

Next week I'm hoping to find out what foods I may be sensitive to.  For another 3 weeks my diet is still going to pretty limited.  I’m only able to eat pretty much protein and fruit & veggies.  Poor Marlin has to live with me. 

Looking forward to going to Island Park after work today.  Going to take our bikes and I'll probably ride when Marlin runs.

 

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Race: Tommy Vaughn Marathon and more (3.19 Miles) 00:25:14, Place overall: 6, Place in age division: 1
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3.19

Ran the Tommy Vaughn race this weekend.  It was a fun local race.  The director put on a good race.  Just a few things to work out for next year.   My watch said 3.19 miles at 25.13.98 minutes.  The posting time from T.V. says 25.49 for 3.1 miles. Who's to say who's right.  It was a good race overall. There was a young girl pass me at the end (I'd passed her earlier in the race).  She should have since she looked like she was in her early 20's. It just bugs me alittle that she passed me. 

I had organized something at work for some of the employee's and there were around 55 employee's that took part of T.V.. Most of them walked, but it was great that they were out there.  I was glad to see them do something out of their comfort zone and see what the running community is all about.  Hopefully we can do it again at wI'ork and this time even more people do it.   Another positive is Marlin and I both took Masters in our races.  Hopefully I wasn't the only who qualified for it in my race.  I'm not sure who or how many people may have qualified for it.  I'm just happy Marlin and I got it at the same time.  After the race we drove to Boise to move our daughters things over to her new apartment.  Sure was a fun weekend.

Marlin and I are hoping to find out what I'm sensitive food wise. I'm being tested  for food sensitivies. My diets been super limited for that last two weeks.  It's getting easier to do but it's been a pain. Hopefully just two more weeks of eating like this.  My energy level has been lower than normal, but I have been feeling better.  I only ran once in the last two weeks.  Have just been doing cross training at the gym.  I feel like I'm falling apart because my back and right leg has bothered me for the last 6 months or so.  But, I'm been working on getting that taken care of also.  The doc doesn't really want me to run, bike, do the elliptical, rowing machine,  ect....  But, I can do yoga and weights.   I've been pretty good about cutting back but it's drove me nuts alittle.  I know in the long run it's going to be fine.  This is a great time for me to get back on track and build up more strenght so I'm actually ok with it all. 

It  was great seeing everyone out this week racing!  Everyone did awesome!!!  

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It was great walking out my daughters apartment right into Ann Morrison Park in Boise.  What a great little apartment she has.  She's done great.  Graduating ISU a few weeks ago and starting a job with the City of Boise a couple of days later.  She loves it in Boise!  And, now Marlin and I have a place to stay when we go!

It was to tempting not to run.  Ran around the park alittle and over on the green belt.  I just love running along their pathway and the river.  

Hope everyone has a great week!

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