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City of Trees

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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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131.66
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6.00

Six normal miles over by SRL.  I had forgot my garmin so I was kind of stuck doing the loops I know that come out to 6 miles. 

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9.00

Had the day off so went out just alittle bit later than normal. Was going to run 6, maybe 7 miles around the Greenbelt.  After one loop around the greenbelt I decided to run over towards SRL for 1 1/2 miles and I figured 1 1/2 miles back to the car. Once I got over there I decided to go to the end by Sunnyside.  Long story short - I ended up running 9 miles for the day. 

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6.00

Marlin called me at 5am to let me know it was windy outside so I went to the gym.  I hadn't planned on running, but when I walked upstairs the TM's were lined with women running........except 1 guy.  So, I decided to run too, rather than do the ArchTrainer.    Talked to Debra during my run.  She was going to see the doc today about her back.  We'll see what she decides about the surgery. 

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6.00

went to the gym this morning.  pretty casual first mile talking to marlin.  finished with 6 miles.  happy friday. good luck to everyone running st. george!

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5.00

Pretty basic run.  Tried to pick it up alittle.  Nothening to exciting. 

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5.25

What a shock I had this morning when I went to the gym!  I saw my sister running!!!  For her to be up that early and there is unbelievable (in a good way).   She just doesn't do that.  We got to run together which was pretty nice.  We pretty much live right next to each other so I see her quite a bit, but, I just couldn't believe she was there.  Sure made the run go by fast.  

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4.25

Just an easy run at the gym.

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2.50

Ran in Boise down along Ann Morisson Park and the greenbelt. 

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Race: City of Trees (13.1 Miles) 01:53:39, Place overall: 180
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13.10

Ok, this was the first race I've done since Boston. Ran City of Trees Half Marathon in Boise.  A few weeks ago I decided to be brave and try and run a race.  I wanted the jacket!  After not running much over the summer when everyone else was racing I held back trying to think that in the long run it'll pay off. Main goal then was to try and get some muscle back.   Awhile ago I started running more not really training for anything. It was great that my back and hip didn't but me like it had been. I was able to have some good weeks of running and did two longer runs over the last few weeks - one 9 and one 10 miler.  But, what the heck.  Just wanted to see what would happen this weekend. 

The course is pretty flat with inclines. Pretty much the only downhill was by the train depot. It was crowded when we started, but after the first mile it was easier to get around people.Wish I would have started closer to the front.  Fell into a confortable pace of 8:18.  Ran that for quite awhile the just slowly over the course of the race it would drop down little by little.   I felt pretty good up until mile 11. The last few miles I dropped down to an 8:45 & 8:50 pace.   I'm anxious to see what my Garmin says for the course.  I'm was just glad to be 5th in my age group.  The final posted on their website was 180th overall. 

Marlin did great!!!!  He did great even with this not being a downhill course!

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No running today.  Did some yoga before heading to work.

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Didn't run again today.  Did the Archtrainer instead.  It's been great lately because my sister's been working out early and I get to see her.  : )

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6.60

I went into work early to cover for a co-worker taking the day off.  I love going in at 5am to get off early in the day.  Went to the gym afterwards and ran 6.6 miles.  Ran with Marlin for awhile and then had lots of time to do some weights. 

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6.00

Made it to the gym early this morning. Ran 6 miles and then had to hurry home again before work.  I forgot my lunch and was looking forward to my coconut yogurt today!

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3.30

Went to the gym this morning and did the Archtrainer for about 30 min's.  I wasn't sure if I wanted to run but, actually decided to do a few miles.  Afterwards I did quite a bit of stretching because my back's been bugging me.  It was great to see Jeff running this morning.  Boy, he can motivate people. 

Hoping to go to the cabin today after work with my sister.  It'll be fun hanging out at the cabin with her two girls.  Might just bake and watch movies.  Oh, plus a good run Sat morning up to Buttermilk Campground and back!

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6.50

When I was laying in bed this morning I didn't on running. Thought about doing yoga instead.  It sounded like a much better workout.  But, a few minutes after i was up I thought putting in a few miles actually sounded better.  I knew I didn't have much time because I was planning on meeting my sister between 8:30 and 9:00 to head to the cabin.   Went in town to the greenbelt and didn't push it at all for the first loop.  On the second loop it was like I saw a vision of some amazing runners coming towards me.  Surprize - I knew them!!!  I'm not even sure who all was there.  It was pretty neat seeing them.  Best part was Marlin was there and he came and ran with me.  It was kind of nice because he helps me push my pace.  What a fun morning.   Now off to Island Park to get a few things done before it snows!

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6.00

Woke up this morning and decided to stay home and ride the exercise bike.  I was still tired from working up at the cabin.  After work I sure felt like running.  A gloomy overcast day....a perfect day to run!  Ran six miles and by the end it had started to rain.  Love running in the rain!

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7.00

Went to the gym early this morning.  It was great to run next to Marlin.  Stopped by Jeff to say a quick hi since he looked like he was focused on his run.  Boy, he always amazes me.  

Since I ran yesterday after work I was glad todays run wasn't to hard. I know I'm still takig it pretty easy,  but, at least I'm planning on switching things up here soon. At least alittle bit.  

 

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I stayed home and rode our exercise bike this morning.  My hips felt weak for the rest of the day.  I wasn't sure if it was from the bike or the other exercises I did afterwards.  But, still a good workout.

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6.00

I went ahead and ran this morning.  Overall, it felt ok.  I made sure and stretched after.  Just kept it at 6 miles today.

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Had a good run running to Marlin this morning.  Felt pretty good.  I had done some stretches last night before going to bed so I was happy that my hips didn't bug me and hurt. 

I'm glad it's Friday and looking forward to going to the cabin again this weekend!  This time won't do so much work. Now that we know how to get water into it durning the winter and drain it when we leave I think it'll get used alot more this winter.   Might go to the ski sale coming up and look for some cross country skis'.

Hope everybody has a good weekend!

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6.00

Slept in alittle today because I stayed up late last night.  Went over to my sisters for a few minutes because she was having some of her things moved.  Went into the river and saw Marlin leaving. We talked about it getting late and going to the cabin. So, I decide to give up my run and go home.  Once there he and I talk more about going and change our mind. We decide that we can learn Friday afternoon and stay until Sunday. So, off I go again over to my sisters to see if things got moved and then finally head back into the river.  Just ran 6 miles and thought about going longer, but it was still cold! 

Later Marlin and I went into the Verizon because we both were having problems with our phones.  Then off to Red Robin to eat.  Decided to go to the running store afterwards because my other sisters birthday is coming up and I wanted to get something for her.  It was great meeting David who's back in I.F. for alittle while. 

Boy, today's flown by.  

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7.16

Went to the gym this morning.  Ran pretty easy today.  I was glad I had the time to do alittle over 7 miles.  Did a few weights then off to work.   This is my last week at a job I've been at for the last 12 yrs.  But, I'm looking forward to something new and feel it's a better company. New adventures!

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8.00

Took the day off and boy was it nice.  Went to the gym early and ran 8 miles.  Went home and got a few things done and then went back into the gym to do a yoga class.  Love days like this!!!

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6.00

Went to the gym early this morning.  Ran 6 miles at an easier pace than yesterday.  Finshed with a few weights and then off to work.   

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131.66
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