September 3rd, 2012

My 5 mile recap and a Labor day Virtual run link up

Happy Labor Day! I am swimming in recaps and photos from the Labor Day Virtual run, and loving it. Thanks to all of you who participated! Tomorrow is the last day to get your run in, if you haven’t already.

I am trying to be patient and build my mileage back slowly, so I opted […]

July 30th, 2012

Labor Day 5 or 10 Mile Virtual Run – Registration open!

In the six years we lived in Ithaca, one of my favorite races was the September 5 and 10 miler. Neither distance is very common in road races, and I missed it last year after we moved. So I decided to re-create one this year with a virtual race.

Are you up for it? Join […]

June 22nd, 2012

Virtual 5k Recap and my first Bucket List item

This week was the start of Toni’s Welcome to Summer Virtual 5k and 10k. I signed up for both- I ran my 5k on Tuesday and plan to use part of my long run on Saturday for the 10k.

I’ve been struggling to maintain a decent pace in the Texas heat, so I decided to […]

May 9th, 2012

Joggermom marathon, wiaw and toddler carrot cookies

I got up bright and early yesterday to finish my last 6 miles for the Joggermom Virtual marathon. The “marathon” is for women (moms) of all abilities–you have all of May to complete your 26.2 miles, and there are some great prizes (winners chosen randomly- so no pressure for speed). And registration is open through […]

April 9th, 2012

4 the Park Race Recap and JellyBean run

Saturday was the “4 the Park” race, a local run to benefit Memorial park and the tremendous loss of trees there since last year’s drought and heat wave. It was my first time racing the 4 mile distance, and as I am still relatively new to racing shorter distances, I was nervous about pacing.

I […]

April 6th, 2012

March recap

March Recap: At the end of each month, I’m revisiting my 2012 goal post to track my progress and to record my stats. I meant to get this up earlier in the week, but had minimal computer time with family visiting. Better late than never! Here’s March:

Running Related

March stats: running- total 60 miles; […]

March 26th, 2012

How not to run a 10k

I mentioned before that with the ankle set back, there will be no April marathon. It’s just not smart.

Instead, I’m trying to stave off disappointment with several shorter races and virtual races the next few weeks. So, first up was Ali’s Spatula Race:

Unfortunately, it didn’t go as smoothly as I […]

January 27th, 2012

Virtual run and race shirts

I finally completed Toni’s 3.5 Virtual Run this week, and used it as part of a tempo run. I took L in the stroller, and forgot how hard it is to run a decent pace while pushing a toddler!

Unfortunately, my Garmin had a low battery, and died at 3.2 miles… here are the splits […]

January 13th, 2012

70.3 Challenge

Thanks to KDub’s 70.3 Birthday Challenge, I had extra motivation to keep up my cross training while tapering this past week and a half:

We had 11 days to fit in a 13.1 mile run, 56 miles on the bike, and a 1.2 mile swim. I divided the run into two portions, […]

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