Tuesday, November 25, 2008

section 16...

...was wonderful today. So pretty, and really makes me feel connected to the mountains. Tough stuff, but loved it!

7.25mi (did a bit up gold camp rd to ad some time on feet)- 1:23min


...they lead to extra miles, and extra pain. Didn't mean to, but Sunday's long run turned out to be a little bit longer than originally planned. It was the farthest I've run so far and was absolutely beautiful!

Saturday 11/22- 4 mi from the store
Sunday 11/23- 16 mi, 2:41min, 10:04pace- monument/palmer lake/around greenland

Weekly milage:
11/2-11/8 = 24.25mi
11/9-11/15= 32.48mi
11/16-11/22 = 36.16mi

I've been meaning to...

...share this with everyone! It is freaking hilarious...An older lady named Gladys calls in to the Ellen Degeneres show and has a few things to say. :) What she has to say around the 3:55 min mark cracks me up every time! Ellen seems to find it pretty funny as well. And, best of all, this fine lady is calling from Austin, TX!:)

Friday, November 21, 2008


So far, running this week has been pretty pleasant. Considering all the aches and pains I've been having + the new found colder, more winter-like weather...this building week (mile wise) has been tolerable. :)

I don't know if it was the handful of older women I saw enjoying their walk on Santa Fe Trail yesterday, listening to my brother's music, or feeling like the holidays are finally somewhat near thanks to the chill in the air... but, yesterday's mid week 8mi run (something I haven't done 'til now) was a very fulfilling time for me. I let my mind wander and I was overwhelmed with thoughts of thankfulness, and excitement for fun times ahead.

So far for the week...

Monday 11/17- 3.36mi- recovery run 9:42pace
Tuesday 11/18- 5.76mi- 9:25pace- neighborhood pavement crap
Weds 11/19- rest
Thursday 11/20- 8.29mi- santa fe- 9:09pace
Friday 11/21- 4.25mi- 9:01pace

Anyone have any suggestions for a flat-like 14 mile route for my long run Sunday?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


I have a discussion question for everyone...and I'm truly interested in hearing your responses...so please comment!

*What is the best gift (s) you have received?

Now...I am talking tangible...not: my kids, feeling loved, etc.

Please share...I'd love to know! I'll have to get back to you on my response!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

the struggle log...

Yes...today was a struggle! Up Old Gold Camp road for 5 miles...then downhill on the tight legs = painful! Great to be in wonderful company though!

The log...
Sunday 11/9- 13.07 mi at Falcon Loop on AFA base- 2hr 14min

Mon 11/10- 4.09mi in neighborhood- 40:06min

Tues 11/11- 3.5mi in Dallas...oh yeah, in dark pouring rain, escorted by dallas police on mtn bikes

Weds 11/12- 3.1mi/5k in Dallas...the Indie (Independent retailers) 5k...just jogged, had fun!

Thurs 11/13- 4.75mi Full Moon Run in Garden of the Gods...so pretty...60 degrees at night!

Sat 11/15- 4mi at Red Rock Canyon...with Herizons gals...a little cold in the face area:).

Sun 11/16- 10.25mi on Lower Gold Camp Rd...5 mi uphill...bugga. 5 mi downhill on sore legs:(

We shall see how the bod feels after this week. My little bodily imbalances are starting to create problems with the increased mileage:(...but hopefully with the help of my friend Christy and extra stretching/icing, my bod will be back on my side in this battle called training.

Friday, November 14, 2008

one hund...

One hundredth post! I seriously can't believe it. I thought for sure after the 2nd week or so I'd wimp out and quit writing. But hey, we all surprise ourselves every now and then!

I haven't written in a while because I've been traveling along at mach-100 speed the last week! Flew out on Dallas to join John in Dallas for the IRRA (Independent Running Retailers Association) Running Event. It was such a great experience. Got to visit and spend time with people that have owned a store for 30 + years...saw way neat stuff coming out in the near future...network with numerous people...and get to meet, face to face, vendors I talk to every week! I also got to have lunch with my uncle James...so great to see and catch up with him. :)

Flew back on Weds night and got in to colorado springs 4 hours later than planned...thanks to american airlines. :) The $100 voucher they offered me today helped me feel a bit better about the situation- 5 gate changes, on and off 2 planes, 4 hrs later!! Arg.

This weekend is jammed packed...early am Herizons run, work, Herizons wine and cheese party, sleep...then, long run + volunteering at Fall Series race on Sunday...oh yeah, and a short live tv, Fox segment that I have to do Monday morning...geez!

Will update on the Austin training log for this week later....:)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

just to report...

No real desire to post anything special today...just the running log over the past few days. Dealing with some tightness in my posterior tibialis tendon...just trying to stretch er' as much as I can.

John's blog is cracking me up...I believe he used the phrase "dry as a popcorn fart" to describe the dryness in his lungs due to the weather. Hilarious.

Sunday: 7mi/1:07min/9:49pace ... Santa Fe trail
Tuesday: 5.14mi/51:12min/9:57pace... MVP...speed work...owie.
Weds: 4.33mi/41:02min/9:27pace... Neighborhood loop

Well, I better be off to get a run in. A massage and sushi to look forward to later.:)

Monday, November 3, 2008

this is...

...hilarious...It's JT's post from today...

"John O, of Colorado Running Company fame, has started a new blog. Check it out here. Interestingly enough, he named his blog after my sister. But, since he gives me free beer on Wednesdays and only hires girls with big jugs (see below), he's OK in my book."

JT- you crack me up. Also...trying to get the youngsters not to be wimps and run on the dirt rather than the sidewalk- good work.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

sunday long run...

...of 7 miles...was perfect for this weekend. Full of activites, fun, not enough sleep, work, and volunteering- this Sunday's "backoff" long run was just what I needed.

Distance: 7mi
Time: 1:07 min
Pace: 9:49/mile
Place: Woodmen north to Air Force Academy bridge and back.

I had such a great time this weekend...lots o' fun forsure! Ready to get some good/restful sleep tonight in order to start the week off right! :)

Some pictures of this weekend...