Friday, June 12, 2009

A race, a race

I am running, not very well, but I am getting out there and pounding the pavement. I ran 10 miles last week and will be doing 16 this week. Next week I plan to start a training plan for the Akron Half marathon. I'd LOVE to think I could break 2 hours, but that is probably unrealistic at this point, but I would be happy with 2:05. The best HM I ever did was 1:59 and that was Nov 2007, so it's been awhile. But since that race I have only done one HM and I was pregnant, so that doesn't really count. I spent 2008 training for 2 marathons I never made it too and a few sprint tris, so I never did another half. I am trying to talk my BIL Tim into doing it with me, I've almost got him! He is faster than me, so I don't know that we'd run it together, but I'd love for him to do his first HM here and have this experience in his pocket. I am spending some time online looking for the perfect plan that will let me still incorporate the weight lifting classes and maybe a day of spinning. Weight loss is still my number one goal, but a HM plan should let me fit it all in and not leave me so hungry I eat myself out of house and home like I do when Mary training. I am also planning on doing the Muddy Paws 10 miler in July and will probably do another race in between that and the HM. I love HM's so I will probably do another one after Akron like the towpath or the West Side fall classic one the weekend before Turkey Day.

It is a gorgeous day here in Cleveland, sunny and cool. I got up early and took the dogs and Harper for a long walk. It's quite the production to push the stroller and walk 2 dogs, but I think I finally have my system down. I then followed it up with a 20 min ab DVD, ouch. Afterwards Harper and I ran some errands, I needed clothes. I lucked out at TJ Maxx and got a cute gray cargo type skirt and some khaki capris. Harper's car seat wouldn't fit into the TJ Maxx cart, so I had to schlep her car seat around the store, does that count as a workout :)

I am looking forward to the weekend. I am meeting up with my old running buddies for a 6 miler Sat morning, G will watch the baby. This is part of me returning to normalcy. It's been a long time since I felt like I could run with them. We usually do breakfast afterwards, which is my fav part, but I will have to skip this week b/c we are going to a parade at noon. Good times. Have a great weekend everyone.


Angela said...

sounds like you're getting a system and back into the swing of things...good!

Clare said...

if you find a good plan can you post it? i have to get back into running more but i also don't want to give up the other workouts! have a good run with the friends!

justjoshfunk1 said...

I'm shocked at how quick you're getting back into the swing of things with your running. That's motivation!

Angela and David Kidd said...

Looks like you are getting back at it - and HMs are the best distance. And carrying around a car seat at TJ Maxx is easily a workout.

triguyjt said...

Yes..the baby seat getting schlepped around T.J. Maxx has got to count for something...absolutely....

DaisyDuc said...

Ahhh, the pics are adorable!

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Marathons so far

  • Sept 2012 - Corning, NY - TBD
  • April 2012 - Louisville, KY - TBD
  • Sept 2011 - Erie PA - 4:25
  • June 2011 - South Bend IN - 5 hrs+ (it was 98 degrees!)
  • Dec 2010 - Rehoboth Beach DE - 4:26:06
  • Nov 2010 - Huntington WV - 4:11:44
  • Oct 2009 - Towpath - Cleveland area OH - 4:30:35

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