tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-13227210767303478902011-12-09T16:37:21.113-07:00Mom's Gone RunningThis 31 yr old mom of 5 decided to start running last summer. I just ran 2 marathons and am ready for more...right?! Come along with me as I pretend to know what I'm doing... Goofy Challenge 2012!!Jerilee E.http://www.blogger.com/profile/02357989788411109029noreply@blogger.comBlogger223125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1322721076730347890.post-54693842915491535142011-12-08T10:59:00.000-07:002011-12-08T10:59:29.759-07:00Accident prone...<div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: large;"><strong><u><span style="color: #6fa8dc;">Thursday Workout:</span></u></strong></span><span style="font-size: large;"><strong><br /></strong></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: large;"><strong><span style="color: #f6b26b;">8 miles</span></strong></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><em>21 degrees- almost felt like summer after the weather we've been having.</em></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;">I appreciate the feedback on the running mileage.</span></span><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;">Also for reminding me that I <strong><span style="color: #ffd966;">AM</span></strong> a runner.</span><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;">It's not so much that I don't think I am a real "runner"</span><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;">I just still feel like a beginner- which I am.</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;">The longer miles feel good and make me happy. :)</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I <strong><span style="color: #e06666;">THINK</span></strong> I will attempt to incorporate a training plan w/ speed work.</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">AFTER <strong><a href="#topofpage" target="_blank">Goofy</a></strong>, that is.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I don't plan on doing any races shorter than the half marathon in 2012.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I'm just<strong><span style="color: #6fa8dc;"> not a 5k runner. &nbsp;</span></strong></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Though I would love to be.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I have the <a href="#topofpage" target="_blank"><strong>Utah Valley Marathon</strong></a> in June...</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">and I would love to do it in</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color: #93c47d;"> under 3:40.</span></strong></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><em>(Maybe even 3:35, but it scares me to even write that).</em></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I did it in 3:44 this year.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I think I will have to do<strong><span style="color: #c27ba0;"> speed work</span></strong> to get there.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">So I will try.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color: #8e7cc3;"><u>Now for pictures not related to running.</u></span></strong></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">My poor little accident prone middle child.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">You know... the one that did<strong><span style="font-size: large;"> this:</span></strong></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-bX-M1qFpZQY/TuD4a7Lv_II/AAAAAAAACtI/EBUWiNH47qA/s1600/stitches+2.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-bX-M1qFpZQY/TuD4a7Lv_II/AAAAAAAACtI/EBUWiNH47qA/s320/stitches+2.JPG" width="240" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">and<strong><span style="font-size: large;"> THIS:</span></strong></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Y2eCaFyQo1E/TuD4b4_dvII/AAAAAAAACtQ/tQKy60DZwtk/s1600/knocked+out+teeth.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="318" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Y2eCaFyQo1E/TuD4b4_dvII/AAAAAAAACtQ/tQKy60DZwtk/s320/knocked+out+teeth.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">All in one year.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">They called me from school and told me <strong><span style="color: #f6b26b;">she fell on the playground</span></strong>.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I went to get her and found<strong><span style="font-size: large;"> this:</span></strong></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HpyD2Z300AY/TuD4o7ipZMI/AAAAAAAACtY/Fv8y4Ohs8C0/s1600/scratch+face.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HpyD2Z300AY/TuD4o7ipZMI/AAAAAAAACtY/Fv8y4Ohs8C0/s320/scratch+face.jpg" width="180" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Poor little face.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">We went out to lunch to make her feel better.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Then we went home...</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">where, within 5 minutes, <strong><span style="color: #6fa8dc;">she ran her head into a doorknob</span></strong>.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Really hard.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color: #93c47d;">Girlfriend looks like she's been beaten up.</span></strong></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Her birthday is Saturday<strong><u> AND</u></strong> we are getting pictures done.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">What a fun memory this will be.</span></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1322721076730347890-5469384291549153514?l=www.momsgonerunning.com' alt='' /></div>Jerilee E.http://www.blogger.com/profile/02357989788411109029noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1322721076730347890.post-26572500684983064322011-12-07T10:53:00.001-07:002011-12-07T20:38:41.550-07:00I think I have a problem...<div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Luckily it's a problem in my brain, not injury related.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="font-size: large;"><u><span style="color: #93c47d;">Wednesday Workout:</span></u></span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #6fa8dc;">9 miles</span></span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;">8:11 pace</span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="#topofpage" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="200" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-YHBJHQsbLUg/Tt-kI-iT0bI/AAAAAAAACtA/nuz1DhwQ5pA/s200/garmin+9+miles.jpg" width="112" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I consider myself a<b><span style="color: #ffd966;"> beginner runner</span></b> still.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">It's been less than a year and half since I headed down this road.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Maybe it's because of the cold, but I am finding myself thinking</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">that if I am going to go out, I have to run a </span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><i><span style="color: #ea9999;">certain amount of miles.</span></i></b></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">If I'm going to get up before the sun and bundle up that much</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I'd better make it worth it!</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">For a while it was 6 miles... but it's becoming 7+.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #c27ba0;">Is this normal?</span></b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #f6b26b;">Am I setting myself up to get injured?</span></b></span><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #a2c4c9;">Do you feel like you have to do at least a certain amount of miles on a run?</span></b></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><br />Clearly I know nothing about running yet :).<br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">This is why I should follow a training plan and do speed work, huh?</span></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1322721076730347890-2657250068498306432?l=www.momsgonerunning.com' alt='' /></div>Jerilee E.http://www.blogger.com/profile/02357989788411109029noreply@blogger.com6tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1322721076730347890.post-76948344043961886452011-12-05T10:21:00.001-07:002011-12-05T10:22:10.983-07:00Baby, it's cold outside...<div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #c27ba0;"><u>Monday's Workout:</u></span></span></b></span><b><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #c27ba0;"><br /></span></span></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #f1c232;">9 miles</span></span></b></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I know that there are places where it is even colder than it is here,</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">so you brave runners will think I am a big wimp!</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">It's been <b><span style="color: #8e7cc3;">4 years since we moved to here from Oregon...</span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><i>I still find the level of coldness in this state <span style="color: #76a5af;"><u>shocking.</u></span></i></b></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="#topofpage" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="200" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-5QwXtLdYsDE/Ttz6jcZ3X7I/AAAAAAAACs4/rEWH6BTTxiA/s200/its+cold+outside.jpg" width="113" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><i><span style="font-size: xx-small;">(When I left it said that it was 13, but with wind chill, 5 degrees.)</span></i></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">You know what is <b><span style="color: #93c47d;">NOT</span></b> a good idea?</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Stopping after 6 miles to go to the bathroom...</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">then trying to start running again when it's so very freezing outside.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Somehow <b><i><span style="color: #3d85c6;">the cold seems much, MUCH worse</span></i></b>.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><u>I could not feel my face or fingers.</u></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I'll say this- <b><span style="color: #e06666;">a shower has never felt so good.</span></b></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><i><span style="color: white;"><br /></span></i></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><i><span style="color: white;">Despite the cold and running 20 miles yesterday, I felt good</span></i></span><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><i><span style="color: white;"><br /></span></i></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><i><span style="color: white;">and my legs still feel good. &nbsp;This gives me hope that <a href="#topofpage" target="_blank">Goofy</a> won't suck...</span></i></span><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><i><span style="color: white;"><br /></span></i></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><i><span style="color: white;">at least not too bad.</span></i></span><b><span style="color: #e06666;"><br /></span></b></span></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1322721076730347890-7694834404396188645?l=www.momsgonerunning.com' alt='' /></div>Jerilee E.http://www.blogger.com/profile/02357989788411109029noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1322721076730347890.post-58876641903023190492011-12-04T17:51:00.001-07:002011-12-04T17:53:11.643-07:00Last minute 20 miler...<div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="font-size: large;"><u><span style="color: #f6b26b;">Today's Workout:</span></u></span></b><b><span style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #c27ba0;">20 miles!!</span></span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #c27ba0;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;">8:35 pace</span></span></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #c27ba0;"><br /></span></span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><span style="color: #a2c4c9;">22 freaking cold degrees.</span></span></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #c27ba0;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="#topofpage" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="117" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-y-XyvQwmu6Y/TtwVZzFM7EI/AAAAAAAACsw/PECbMbZURBo/s320/20+miles.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><span style="color: #a2c4c9;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I set out to do 10 miles or so.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I ran around and stuff.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Stopped at the grocery store to use the restroom</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><i>Note: &nbsp;the people at the store love when I come in just to use the bathroom.</i></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">The route I took was longer than I thought.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #ffd966;">I got to 12 miles and was still a mile from my car.</span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Right there- at 12 miles-<b><span style="color: #93c47d;"> I decided to do my 20 miler.</span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I have been having trouble trying to figure out <b><i><span style="color: #6fa8dc;">when I was going to do it.</span></i></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Our Saturdays for the next few weeks are crazy.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I would have to <b><span style="color: #ea9999;">get up at 3:30am</span></b> to get it done during the week.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">So I called the husband and got the all clear to be gone an extra hour.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Then off I went...</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I'll be honest-<b><i><span style="color: #c27ba0;"> those last 6-7 miles really sucked.</span></i></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">There was a split second where I considered just sitting on the ground.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Instead I just imagined that I was sitting down...</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">since it was lightly snowing and <b><span style="color: #76a5af;">sitting on the ground would've been cold.</span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I feel better having that <b><i><u><span style="color: #f6b26b;">20 miles down</span></u></i></b>.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I can do another if I have time, but I feel prepared for <b><u><a href="#topofpage">the race</a></u></b>...</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">which is<b><span style="color: #93c47d;"> just a month away!</span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">The plan for tomorrow is to do 9-10 miles,</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">to <b><span style="color: #d5a6bd;">help prepare myself for running on tired legs</span></b>.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><em>(Good thing the forecast for tomorrow shows 18 degrees- feels like 9!)</em></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><em><br /></em></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Luckily my legs feel pretty great, considering.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Have I mentioned that I think<b><u><i><a href="/2011/11/thanksgiving_goodness.html"> ice baths are awesome</a></i></u></b>?</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Because I think they are awesome.</span></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1322721076730347890-5887664190302319049?l=www.momsgonerunning.com' alt='' /></div>Jerilee E.http://www.blogger.com/profile/02357989788411109029noreply@blogger.com5tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1322721076730347890.post-82620902901789135352011-12-02T18:34:00.003-07:002011-12-02T18:48:48.683-07:00Out of sorts...<div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="font-size: large;"><u><span style="color: #f1c232;">Friday Workout:</span></u></span></b></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #6fa8dc;">8 miles</span></span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">This is me in a blogging rut.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I feel a little off these days.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">&nbsp;Maybe it's the holidays...</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">or the TWO December birthdays in our household - BEFORE Christmas.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">(Yes, I had 2 babies 12 months apart... in December. &nbsp;Good plan!)</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Who knows.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I've been running and it's going well.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I just don't know what else to say about it :).</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">One good thing- Christmas shopping is D-O-N-E done.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Random phone picture time.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Guy in a cup.</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="#topofpage" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BdpquTR2GfQ/Ttl8WojLlII/AAAAAAAACso/O2c0OXNIRdQ/s320/guy+in+a+cup.jpg" width="180" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1322721076730347890-8262090290178913535?l=www.momsgonerunning.com' alt='' /></div>Jerilee E.http://www.blogger.com/profile/02357989788411109029noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1322721076730347890.post-1105214028384050062011-11-30T10:31:00.007-07:002011-11-30T10:44:17.506-07:00Making me move...<div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #8e7cc3;"><span style="font-size: large;"><u>Wednesday Workout:</u></span></span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #ea9999;"><span style="font-size: large;">10 miles</span></span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">8:15 pace</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Well, after I post the other day about how I am a <b><a href="/2011/11/evening_slacker.html">morning runner</a></b>...</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">now I shall state -&nbsp; that does<b><span style="color: #f6b26b;"> NOT</span></b> mean that it is easy for me to get up early.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">There is a lot of</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><i><span style="color: #93c47d;">"I can sleep 30 more minutes and just run 4 miles today"</span></i></b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">and/or </span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><i><span style="color: #c27ba0;">"My bed is soooo warm"</span></i></b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">and/or</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><i><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #ffd966;"><u>"Running is dumb"</u></span></span></i></b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">going through my head at <b><span style="color: #76a5af;">4:50 am.</span></b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Today was no different.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Just as any day, though- I'm glad I kicked my butt out of bed.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">It was good, I feel good that I did it.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I won't feel AS guilty eating</span><a href="#topofpage"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"> <b><u><span style="color: #93c47d;">the snickerdoodle cake</span></u></b></span></a><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"> that I made yesteday.</span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="#topofpage" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PJE5-BYhC4U/TtZoOlQCBnI/AAAAAAAACsg/P61Ppmd0Y-M/s320/snickerdoodle+cake.jpg" width="180" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">The cake I made for no reason other than because<b><span style="color: #6fa8dc;"> I wanted to eat it all</span></b>.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><br /></b></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><i>Okay, now another thing... not related to running.</i></b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I think I am finally figuring out <a href="#topofpage"><b>Pinterest</b></a>.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">It's not that I didn't get how to<b><span style="color: #ea9999;"> USE it.</span></b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #b4a7d6;">I just didn't get the obsession/addiction.</span></b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I would not say that I am addicted, but I see the appeal now :).</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Especially when I find </span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><i>fun awesomeness</i></b></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #6fa8dc;"><span style="font-size: large;">This one is for you, the husband!</span></span></b></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="#topofpage" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="someecards.com - I may have over-trusted that fart." src="http://cdn.someecards.com/someecards/usercards/1321340184796_4491235.png" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I'm guessing that the husband is <b><span style="color: #ffd966;">currently questioning </span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #ffd966;">whether or not </span></b></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #ffd966;">I should have access to the internet.</span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Maybe whether I should have access to<b><i> interacting with people in general.</i></b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">That's what you get for leaving me home by myself</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">with little children and my laptop.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #f6b26b;">Work... psshhaw.</span></b></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #f6b26b;"><br /></span></b></span></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1322721076730347890-110521402838405006?l=www.momsgonerunning.com' alt='' /></div>Jerilee E.http://www.blogger.com/profile/02357989788411109029noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1322721076730347890.post-35331587975403516932011-11-28T23:03:00.001-07:002011-11-28T23:04:30.777-07:00Evening slacker...<div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><u><b><span style="color: #e69138;">I am a morning runner.</span></b></u></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">That's just how it is.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I do better and am much more likely to get my run DONE</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">when I schedule it in the morning.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Still, sometimes doing an evening run sounds nice.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><i><span style="color: #93c47d;">I made plans with a friend to run tonight at 8:30</span></i></b>, after kids were in bed.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Of course, that means<b><i><u> I became crazy, ridiculously tired at 6:30pm.</u></i></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">At<b> about 8:20pm, my friend and I starting texting regarding our run</b>.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">It went more or less like this:</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #e06666;">Her: &nbsp;I am freezing cold.</span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #6fa8dc;">Me: &nbsp;I know what you mean- and I feel unnaturally tired.</span></b></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><br /></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #e06666;">Her: &nbsp;Me too! &nbsp;I am exhausted, but I will go if you want to.</span></b><b><br /></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #6fa8dc;">Me: &nbsp;I don't want to- but I should. &nbsp;Maybe I can go in the morning.</span></b><b><br /></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #e06666;">Her: &nbsp;Well, what do you want to do?</span></b><b><br /></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #6fa8dc;">Me: &nbsp;I don't know. &nbsp;If you really want to go, &nbsp;I'll go. &nbsp;Otherwise I'll go tomorrow.</span></b><b><br /></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #e06666;">Her: &nbsp;Let's go tonight!</span></b><b><br /></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #6fa8dc;">Me: &nbsp;Ok. &nbsp;I'm already dressed- may as well go.</span></b><b><br /></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><br /></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><i>What I was actually thinking was.</i></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: large;"><b><span style="color: #f1c232;">CRAP.</span></b></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Dang motivated people making me run.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: large;"><b><u><span style="color: #6aa84f;">Monday Workout:</span></u></b></span><span style="font-size: large;"><b><br /></b></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: large;"><b><span style="color: #a64d79;">8 miles</span></b></span></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Okay, so it turns out that I am<span style="color: #ffd966;"> NOW </span>glad that I went ;).</span></strong><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Isn't that the way it always goes?</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><strong><em>Who has ever regretted going for a run?</em></strong></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><i><span style="font-size: xx-small;">I am excited today because it's Cyber Monday...</span></i></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><i><span style="font-size: xx-small;">which for us means we are getting a new camera.</span></i><i><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><br /></span></i></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><i><span style="font-size: xx-small;">Hopefully no more ridiculous phone camera pictures.</span></i><i><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><br /></span></i></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><i><span style="font-size: xx-small;">Except for the random kid-photography that must be shared.</span></i></span></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1322721076730347890-3533158797540351693?l=www.momsgonerunning.com' alt='' /></div>Jerilee E.http://www.blogger.com/profile/02357989788411109029noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1322721076730347890.post-29333809380928524192011-11-26T15:43:00.000-07:002011-11-26T15:43:41.447-07:002 more... then 2 more again...<div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><i><u><span style="color: #d5a6bd;"><span style="font-size: large;">Saturday Workout:</span></span></u></i></b></span><span style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #ffd966;"><span style="font-size: large;">10 miles</span></span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">8:37 pace</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">My legs felt so good after my 18 miler on Thanksgiving.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I am definitely a believer in the<b><u><span style="color: #ea9999;"><a href="/2011/11/thanksgiving_goodness.html"> ice bath!</a></span></u></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I thought I might run yesterday (Friday)-</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">but I opted for some early<b><span style="color: #6fa8dc;"> morning sock shopping</span></b>.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Yes, socks.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I<b><span style="color: #f9cb9c;"> know how to party on Black Friday</span></b>, what can I say.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I went with a friend and we got to the store 10 minutes after it opened,</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">got what we wanted to get, got in line and got out of there.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Not bad at all.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Then I went home, cleaned up a bit and<b><span style="color: #b6d7a8;"> went to a movie with the husband</span></b>.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Thanks to Grandma Judy for being the best babysitter ever!</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I think<b><span style="color: #a2c4c9;"> I ate worse the day AFTER Thanksgiving</span></b>.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Thus, I had to get up and get a good run in today.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">It was a nice, chilly, no-stress run.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I aimed for six...</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">then I stopped at home to use the restroom and decided to go for 8.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Then I was at 8.17 when I got back home.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Well, I can't stop at a random place like 8.17!</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">So I just did the loop again until I got to 10.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #8e7cc3;">Woohoo!</span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">It feels like it took a while, but I finally feel like my body</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">is getting back to where it was before the injury.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I am having many more days where I feel like I want to just keep running.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I like that.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><u>AND- I had my first 40+ mile week.</u></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #ffd966;">46 miles!</span></b></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Now it's time for some <b><span style="color: #93c47d;">Christmas decorating!</span></b></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="#topofpage" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-SMeC6ZX2Y80/TtFrd7jUeoI/AAAAAAAACsY/ac4-qFyXn0M/s320/christmas+tree.jpg" width="180" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #93c47d;"><br /></span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #ea9999;">I just love Christmas.</span></b></span></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1322721076730347890-2933380938092852419?l=www.momsgonerunning.com' alt='' /></div>Jerilee E.http://www.blogger.com/profile/02357989788411109029noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1322721076730347890.post-51522516156348216182011-11-24T10:20:00.000-07:002011-11-24T10:20:22.307-07:00Thanksgiving goodness...<div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="font-size: large;"><em><u><span style="color: #f6b26b;">Thanksgiving Workout:</span></u></em></span></strong></span><strong><br /></strong></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #93c47d;">18 miles</span></span></strong></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">9:20 pace</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Ice bath all done...</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="#topofpage" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="180" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-iFWD-JeY7Hk/Ts57kBJ0MRI/AAAAAAAACsI/2VnXAba3cxE/s320/ice+bath.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><strong><em><span style="color: #6fa8dc;">20 cold, delightful minutes.</span></em></strong></div><div style="text-align: center;"><strong>The husband tried it out.</strong></div><div style="text-align: center;"><strong>He lasted about 15 seconds.</strong></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;Hey, where did the ice go?</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="#topofpage" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wsrOlAQzHgc/Ts57pT6v91I/AAAAAAAACsQ/ua-vZR6iX8E/s320/ice+bath+2.jpg" width="180" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color: #c27ba0;"><br /></span></strong></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color: #c27ba0;">Now bring on the turkey, carbs and butter!!</span></strong></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><strong><em><br /></em></strong></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><strong><em>So thankful for family to share this day with.</em></strong><strong><em><br /></em></strong></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><strong><em>Thankful for the husband and crazy kids.</em></strong><strong><em><br /></em></strong></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><strong><em>Thankful for the ability to run and keep myself healthy.</em></strong><strong><em><br /></em></strong></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><strong><em><br /></em></strong></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: large;"><strong><span style="color: #f6b26b;">Happy Thanksgiving!</span></strong></span></span></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1322721076730347890-5152251615634821618?l=www.momsgonerunning.com' alt='' /></div>Jerilee E.http://www.blogger.com/profile/02357989788411109029noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1322721076730347890.post-28582568753159273282011-11-23T09:30:00.000-07:002011-11-23T09:30:44.337-07:00Claustrophobic teeth...<div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><strong><u><span style="font-size: large;"><em><span style="color: #e06666;">Wednesday Workout:</span></em></span></u></strong></span><strong><span style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></strong></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #3d85c6;">8 miles</span></span></strong><strong><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #3d85c6;"><br /></span></span></strong></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><span style="color: white;">8:30 pace</span></span></strong></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">It was easy to get myself out of bed before the sun this morning.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I <strong><span style="color: #ffd966;">HAD</span></strong> to get myself up so I could deal with my <u><strong><span style="color: #6fa8dc;">TEETH.</span></strong></u></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Our dentist gives<u><strong> free teeth whitening for life to new patients</strong></u>.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">The husband and I just started doing this and<strong><span style="color: #f6b26b;"> it's great.</span></strong></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Except <strong><span style="color: #93c47d;">it makes my teeth feel crazy claustrophobic.</span></strong></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Does that even make sense??</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I have to wear these on my teeth while I sleep...</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="#topofpage" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-MVmHumstmfg/Ts0TFVAg1mI/AAAAAAAACsA/hOnWU1hKCWM/s320/teeth+whitening.jpg" width="180" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Yes, those are silicone impressions of my teeth.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Kinda gross- sorry.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Seriously, by the time my alarm goes off I am up</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><strong><em>yanking those things out of my mouth.</em></strong></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I'm pretty sure teeth don't need to breathe- but man.</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><strong><em><span style="color: #45818e;">Moving on past my crazy random...</span></em></strong></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Today's run wasn't as super fabulous as the <strong><a href="/2011/11/now_i_feel_better.html">10 on Monday</a></strong>.</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Some days the hills in<strong><span style="color: #e06666;"> my neighborhood feel a tiny bit like death</span></strong>.</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Just a tiny bit, though :).</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I took it easy UP the hills, though...</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">since I am <strong><em>still planning those fun 18 miles tomorrow morning.</em></strong></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color: #c27ba0;">I really know how to celebrate the holidays.</span></strong></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">It will be good.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I<strong> won't feel as guilty eating my body weight in mashed potatoes...</strong></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">and stuffing, rolls, pie- maybe some turkey thrown in there.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Mmm... now I'm hungry.</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1322721076730347890-2858256875315927328?l=www.momsgonerunning.com' alt='' /></div>Jerilee E.http://www.blogger.com/profile/02357989788411109029noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1322721076730347890.post-40642883822416218612011-11-21T19:40:00.001-07:002011-11-21T19:41:41.262-07:00Now I feel better...<div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">After my <b><a href="/2011/11/when_body_and_mind_dont_connect.html">super disappointing run on Saturday</a></b>,</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I was really, really needing a<b><span style="color: #e06666;"> GOOD</span></b> run.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I was considering trying to do 17 this morning.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">The 17 that I tried to do on Saturday.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I woke up at <b><span style="color: #6fa8dc;">4:30am to rain pounding on my windows...</span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><i>so I went back to sleep :).</i></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I don't mind some rain running- but not so much the long runs.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #f6b26b;">17 wet, cold miles didn't sound fun this morning.</span></b><b><span style="color: #f6b26b;"><br /></span></b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><em><span style="color: #93c47d;">My plan now is to do 18 on Thanksgiving morning.</span></em></span></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #f6b26b;"><br /></span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #f6b26b;"><br /></span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><i><b>After the husband came home this evening, I headed out.</b></i></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><u><span style="color: #674ea7;">10 wonderful, wonderful miles.</span></u></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">One of the best runs I have had in a while.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I just fel<b>t so good and really could have kept going.</b></span> <span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">It wasn't super fast or anything...</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I did the 5 miles out and 5 back route.</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">In my neighborhood that means the last half is mostly uphill.</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #f6b26b;">Still, it was great.</span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><u><i><b>Did I mention that it was a good run? ;)</b></i></u></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="font-size: large;"><i><u><span style="color: #c27ba0;">Monday Workout:</span></u></i></span></b><b><span style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #6aa84f;">10 miles</span></span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">8:30 pace</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Also, I found this awesome picture in my phone:</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="#topofpage" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-FGQFpVr1c_c/TssKwT204vI/AAAAAAAACr4/LYHjDBL4N4g/s320/well+hello+elmo.jpg" width="180" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Good day.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1322721076730347890-4064288382241621861?l=www.momsgonerunning.com' alt='' /></div>Jerilee E.http://www.blogger.com/profile/02357989788411109029noreply@blogger.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1322721076730347890.post-90415204009096613652011-11-20T00:18:00.000-07:002011-11-20T00:18:52.982-07:00When body and mind don't connect...<div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">The downside of a blog where I <strong><span style="color: #ea9999;">declare my plans.</span></strong></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I <strong><span style="color: #f6b26b;">have to admit when those plans don't work out.</span></strong></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">It snowed enough last night that I didn't do the 17 miles early.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I was afraid of slip sliding down all the hills around here.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">That and the cold, wet feet thing.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">So I went down to the <strong>river trail nearby after lunchtime.</strong></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color: #93c47d;">My brain was all into it.</span></strong></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I was pumped and ready to go.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color: #6fa8dc;">My body not so much, I found out.</span></strong></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I had been having some stomach trouble the past day or two.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I thought I was okay today- but I was<strong><span style="color: #8e7cc3;"> NOT</span></strong> correct.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Some pain/nausea/uncomfortable feelings came on...</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">and would not let up.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Painful, sad issues.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Long story short(ish)-</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color: #ffd966;">I only ran 7 miles before I gave up.</span></strong></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Maybe if the bathrooms were closer...</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">but they were few and far between (7 miles apart).</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Now <strong><span style="color: #c27ba0;">I feel like a big giant loser quitter.</span></strong></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Having to stop a run that your mind is <strong>READY</strong> for just really sucks.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Hopefully I can get up early Monday and do the 17.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Okay- now that I have shared way too much.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color: #76a5af;">The End!</span></strong></span></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1322721076730347890-9041520400909661365?l=www.momsgonerunning.com' alt='' /></div>Jerilee E.http://www.blogger.com/profile/02357989788411109029noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1322721076730347890.post-40061665360072597782011-11-18T15:43:00.001-07:002011-11-18T15:44:01.116-07:00Snow runs...<div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I have<b><span style="color: #6fa8dc;"> big plans to run 17 miles tomorrow morning</span></b>.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I'm really excited because the weather shows <b><i><span style="color: #c27ba0;">THIS:</span></i></b></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="#topofpage" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="222" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-bVzrDWOHDyg/Tsbcd9Q4gxI/AAAAAAAACrw/sz4DRb5cpDg/s320/weather11-19.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Ah, some fun snowy running.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Can't think of <b><span style="color: #ffd966;">anything more fun for a Saturday morning</span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">than running 17 miles in the snow (and probably wind).</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I did (my first) </span><b><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><a href="/2011/02/saturday_22611.html">19 miler in the snow</a> </span></b><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">this past February...</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">on my birthday.</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #8e7cc3;">What doesn't kill us makes us stronger, right?</span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Snow can't beat me!</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Also, in news that only I care about...</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I've been working on my</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><i>TENTATIVE</i></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><u><span style="color: #ea9999;"><span style="font-size: large;">2012 Running Schedule!</span></span></u></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><i>(I reserve the right to change/add to it at any time)</i></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #f6b26b;">It makes me feel happy.</span></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #93c47d;"><br /></span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="color: #93c47d;"> </span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><b><span style="color: #93c47d;">1/7 – Walt Disney World Goofy Challenge (half Saturday, full Sunday)</span></b></div><b><span style="color: #93c47d;"> </span></b><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><b><span style="color: #93c47d;">2/18 – Dam 2 Dam 10 miler</span></b></div><b><span style="color: #93c47d;"> </span></b><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><b><span style="color: #93c47d;">3/17 – Spectrum 10k</span></b></div><b><span style="color: #93c47d;"> </span></b><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><b><span style="color: #93c47d;">3/31 – Riverton Half</span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><b><span style="color: #93c47d;">I WANT ANOTHER ONE IN HERE SOMEWHERE</span></b></div><b><span style="color: #93c47d;"> </span></b><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><b><span style="color: #93c47d;">6/9 – Utah Valley Marathon</span></b></div><b><span style="color: #93c47d;"> </span></b><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><b><span style="color: #93c47d;">9/2 Disneyland Half</span></b></div><b><span style="color: #93c47d;"> </span></b><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><b><span style="color: #93c47d;">10/6 – St. George Marathon </span></b></div><b><span style="color: #93c47d;"> </span></b><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"><b><span style="color: #93c47d;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></b></span><b><span style="color: #93c47d;">OR</span></b></div><b><span style="color: #93c47d;"> </span></b><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><b><span style="color: #93c47d;">10/20 – SoJo Marathon</span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><b><span style="color: #93c47d;"><br /></span></b></div><i><span style="font-size: xx-small;">I signed up for the </span></i><a href="#topofpage"><b><i><span style="font-size: xx-small;">St. George Runners Series</span></i></b></a><b><i><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><br /></span></i></b><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><i><span style="font-size: xx-small;">So, if I do 2 other St. George city races, I can get a guaranteed</span></i><b><i><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><br /></span></i></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i><span style="font-size: xx-small;">entry into St. George, bypassing the lottery.</span></i></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i><span style="font-size: xx-small;">So two of the above races are those ones.</span></i></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i><span style="font-size: xx-small;">If I decide not to do St. George, I won't do those ones.</span></i></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i><span style="font-size: xx-small;">They are far away.</span></i></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><br /></span></i></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #76a5af;">Yay for running in 2012!</span></span></b><i><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><br /></span></i></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1322721076730347890-4006166536007259778?l=www.momsgonerunning.com' alt='' /></div>Jerilee E.http://www.blogger.com/profile/02357989788411109029noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1322721076730347890.post-73505861415581028482011-11-17T09:26:00.004-07:002011-11-18T15:59:45.304-07:00I'm not cool enough, but I'm warm...<div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: large;"><b><i><u><span style="color: #c27ba0;">Thursday Workout:</span></u></i></b></span></span><span style="font-size: large;"><b><br /></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: large;"><b><span style="color: #93c47d;">7 miles</span></b></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">8:06 pace</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I'm thinking of doing a little <a href="#topofpage">Shred with Jillian</a>, but we'll see.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Today's run was<b><span style="color: #ea9999;"> GOOD</span></b>.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">SO very much better than my last one.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">It was a bit cold and windy- about <b><i><span style="color: #8e7cc3;">22 degrees w/ wind chill</span></i></b>.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I took the plunge a few weeks ago and <b><i><span style="color: #93c47d;">BOUGHT my own</span></i></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">pair of<a href="#topofpage"> <b>Aspaeris Pivot Shorts</b>.</a></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">It seems like <b><span style="color: #ffd966;">every blogger I follow</span></b> was given a pair of these to review.</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Everyone seemed to like them well enough,<b><span style="color: #f6b26b;"> but you never know</span></b>.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">BUT, since my<a href="/2011/07/stressed_out.html"><b>&nbsp;stress fracture</b></a>...</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">and with having to<b><span style="color: #6fa8dc;"> train through the cold winter,</span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I thought they would be a <b><i>good base layer and would maybe help avoid injury.</i></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Since I am <b><i><span style="color: #c27ba0;"><u>not nearly cool enough</u> with my 7 followers to get a free pair</span></i></b>...</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">when they had a 50% off deal the week before the NYC Marathon-</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b>I went for it.</b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Well, turns out<b><span style="color: #ea9999;"> I<span style="font-size: large;"> LOVE</span> them</span></b>.</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I had an irrationally hard time deciding which color to get, but went with white,</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">since that would match best under the shorts I wear during the rest of the year.</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="#topofpage" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-H9tcAulc36o/TsUzfXA-qHI/AAAAAAAACro/rW2fxtYCFIg/s320/aspaeris+shorts.jpg" width="204" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><i>(Sorry for the not so attractive picture of my legs).</i></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Kind of wish I would have picked black or red, but not a big deal.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Before I got these, my<b><i> legs and butt would be all red and cold</i></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">after running outside in this chilly weather.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><u><span style="color: #ea9999;">Now, nice and warm.</span></u></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Also, no quad or hamstring pain after running all the hills in my neighborhood.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #93c47d;">I am happy with<a href="#topofpage"> my purchase</a>.</span></b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #ffd966;">I highly recommend.</span></b></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #93c47d;"><br /></span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">That is all.</span></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1322721076730347890-7350586141558102848?l=www.momsgonerunning.com' alt='' /></div>Jerilee E.http://www.blogger.com/profile/02357989788411109029noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1322721076730347890.post-9310285475251664382011-11-15T08:02:00.002-07:002011-11-16T12:56:21.801-07:00Seesaw...<div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="font-size: large;"><u><i><span style="color: #ea9999;">Tuesday Workout:</span></i></u></span></b></span><b><span style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #6fa8dc;">6 miles</span></span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">that felt way too hard.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I should feel <b><span style="color: #ffd966;">extra specially proud of those miles that feel terrible.</span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">The ones where I want to stop after .35 miles.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><i>(Yeah, I literally said "Ok, that's enough" that far in.)</i></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Instead I feel like- HEY, why is this happening? &nbsp;What's wrong with me??</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #93c47d;">Oh well.</span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I kept moving, it's done.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #c27ba0;">One more day with Grandma here.</span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Too bad it's so freakin cold.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">We braved the park yesterday- but I only took one picture...</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">because <b><span style="color: #93c47d;">my hands were TOO cold.</span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Look how much fun the husband had, though ;).</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="#topofpage" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="180" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-9IsakyV-Kzc/TsJ9a9oWbWI/AAAAAAAACrM/KbXSB0WYBfg/s320/seesaw.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Of course, I could only think of</span><span style="color: #8e7cc3;"><b><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"> my favorite joke from <a href="#topofpage">The Office</a></span></b></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><i>(yes, I watch The Office reruns as I fall asleep)</i></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><i><b><span style="color: #f6b26b;"><span style="font-size: small;">Ryan: Did you see Saw?</span></span></b></i><i><b><span style="color: #f6b26b;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></span></b></i></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><i><b><span style="color: #f6b26b;"><span style="font-size: small;">Dwight: Of course I seesaw- Mose and I seesaw all the time!</span></span></b></i></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">???</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">No?</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #76a5af;">Guess you had to be there.</span></b></span></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1322721076730347890-931028547525166438?l=www.momsgonerunning.com' alt='' /></div>Jerilee E.http://www.blogger.com/profile/02357989788411109029noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1322721076730347890.post-85470747021375151522011-11-14T11:03:00.000-07:002011-11-14T11:03:41.764-07:00Disappearance...<div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Wow, <strong><span style="color: #8e7cc3;">no blogging since Wednesday...</span></strong></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">craziness!</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">No school, snow and cleaning my house for family coming into town</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">(so that I can pretend that my house </span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">ALWAYS looks like that)</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">messed with my blog-stalking/blogging schedule.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="font-size: large;"><em><span style="color: #3d85c6;"><u>Monday Workout:</u></span></em></span></strong><strong><span style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></strong></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #e06666;">10 miles!</span></span></strong></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">So nice to start the week with a good run!</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Makes me feel happy and motivated to keep it up.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><strong><u>On a topic other than running...</u></strong></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><em>(apparently such topics do exist... who knew)</em></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><em><br /></em></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color: #8e7cc3;">My parents are in town for a few days!</span></strong></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><strong>We love us some<span style="color: #f6b26b;"> Grandma and Grandpa Oregon</span> :)</strong></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="#topofpage" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-pqiyB2fz6OI/TsFWxToJ8JI/AAAAAAAACrA/GHpYj2H3yb0/s320/grandmaoregon.jpg" width="180" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">It's fun to get Grandma to play a video game with you...</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">a game that she doesn't know how to play...</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Then sit and watch her try to figure out how to do it.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Grandkids are such a joy ;).</span></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1322721076730347890-8547074702137515152?l=www.momsgonerunning.com' alt='' /></div>Jerilee E.http://www.blogger.com/profile/02357989788411109029noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1322721076730347890.post-26790734240198080552011-11-09T23:32:00.003-07:002011-11-09T23:35:21.087-07:00Double DONE...<div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Just a quick note to say</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><i><span style="color: #6fa8dc;">the double run got DID.</span></i></b></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #6fa8dc;"><br /></span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="font-size: large;">AND</span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b>I went over<span style="font-size: large;"><u><i><span style="color: #93c47d;"> 1000</span></i></u></span> miles for the year!</b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I feel pretty good about that considering the 2 months </span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I took off </span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">from the whole running game due to <a href="/2011/07/stressed_out.html">the injury.</a></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #ea9999;">2011 will be my first full year as a "runner".</span></b></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">(again, minus those dang injured months)</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">It's been a good year!</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Here's to many more thousands of miles!</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><strong><em>Wednesday Workout:</em></strong></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="color: white;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;">11 miles total- 5 in the AM, 6 in the PM</span></span></span> <span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1322721076730347890-2679073424019808055?l=www.momsgonerunning.com' alt='' /></div>Jerilee E.http://www.blogger.com/profile/02357989788411109029noreply@blogger.com5tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1322721076730347890.post-16140693528576716872011-11-09T09:35:00.001-07:002011-11-09T09:36:27.823-07:00Double down...<div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I have <b>plans to run tonight with a friend.</b></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Then I woke up this morning at 5:40.</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #ea9999;"><br /></span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #ea9999;">I laid in bed thinking how I was tired and wanted to sleep more...</span></b></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">while simultaneously thinking:</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #93c47d;">"If I get up now and get ready, I'll have 45 minutes to get a run in"</span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">which also went along well with the<b> VERY rational</b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #ffd966;">"I have to take a shower anyway"</span></b>.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">So I got up and<b><span style="color: #c27ba0;"> ran 5 miles.</span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Yeah- this was what the weather said when I got back:</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-IegqUEPg3UE/TrqpYr4HQlI/AAAAAAAACq4/mCW24nNGtP0/s1600/cold+weather.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-IegqUEPg3UE/TrqpYr4HQlI/AAAAAAAACq4/mCW24nNGtP0/s320/cold+weather.jpg" width="280" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">yep- it<b><span style="color: #76a5af;"> DID</span></b> feel like 11 degrees.</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I layered up nice and good, but<b><span style="color: #6fa8dc;"> BRRR.</span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Still, it was good.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">It wasn't super sunny at 6am, no matter what those weather people say.</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">The sun hadn't quite cleared the mountains yet.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">It was nice and clear, though...</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Except for<b><span style="color: #f6b26b;"> the arctic, sting my face wind</span></b>.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Luckily my face was <b>numb after the first mile</b>.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Planning on going for a run tonight, too.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I don't think I've ever done 2 runs in a day.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><i>My first double!</i></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Look at me, pretending to be someone who<b><span style="color: #8e7cc3;"> SHOULD</span></b> be doing that.</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Sometimes I like to pretend.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="font-size: large;"><i><span style="color: #93c47d;">Wednesday Workout:</span></i></span></b><b><span style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #6fa8dc;">5 miles (in the AM)</span></span></b><b><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #6fa8dc;"><br /></span></span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #6fa8dc;">8:15 pace</span></span></b><b><span style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="font-size: large;"><i><span style="color: #93c47d;">This evening:</span></i></span></b><b><span style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #6fa8dc;">6 more miles- hopefully!</span></span></b></span></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1322721076730347890-1614069352857671687?l=www.momsgonerunning.com' alt='' /></div>Jerilee E.http://www.blogger.com/profile/02357989788411109029noreply@blogger.com6tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1322721076730347890.post-15627470741452904022011-11-07T09:38:00.002-07:002011-11-07T09:41:33.887-07:00Slightly frigid 15...<div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="font-size: large;"><u><i><span style="color: #c27ba0;">Monday Workout:</span></i></u></span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: large;"><b><span style="color: #6fa8dc;">15 miles</span></b></span><span style="font-size: large;"><b><br /></b></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: large;"><b><span style="color: #f6b26b;">9:18 pace</span></b></span></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><i><b>(at 4:13 AM)</b></i></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="#topofpage" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-WvHNVvQF3kc/TrgGl4UobBI/AAAAAAAACqE/QVm5jT3LJXQ/s320/garmininfo.jpg" width="178" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I decided to do<b><span style="color: #ea9999;"> the miles I was supposed to do Saturday</span></b>.</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Yep, I was<b><span style="color: #ffd966;"> a big ball of lazy this weeken</span></b></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #ffd966;">d</span></b>.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I said that it was to continue to<b><i> rest/ice my calf muscle</i></b>...</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">which I did do.</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">It</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #6fa8dc;"> certainly </span></b></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">wasn't because I wanted to lay in my bed all day.</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Maybe.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I'll never tell.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">The calf felt better today, but it <b>still hurt towards the end</b>.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Maybe because<b><i> <u>my neighborhood is made up of hills</u>...</i></b></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="#topofpage" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="120" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-T9jV43LKQIw/TrgGmgE9ujI/AAAAAAAACqM/DPRcKzq_14c/s400/elevation.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">which are<u> not the best</u> for a sore calf muscle.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Oh well.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #93c47d;"><i>C'est la vie.</i></span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;">(sure, I know what that means... I think)</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">It was a frosty, snowy, cold morning.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I had to<b><span style="color: #8e7cc3;"> slow down in parts to avoid slip-sliding to my doom</span></b>.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Also, I am now very sleepy-ish.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Still- <i>getting a good run done and out of the way early:</i></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #76a5af;">Priceless.</span></b></span></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1322721076730347890-1562747074145290402?l=www.momsgonerunning.com' alt='' /></div>Jerilee E.http://www.blogger.com/profile/02357989788411109029noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1322721076730347890.post-25953485263885666552011-11-05T09:41:00.001-06:002011-11-05T09:43:52.745-06:00Not so much a snow day...<div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I took yesterday off from running.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">My<b><span style="color: #f6b26b;"> sad right calf muscle</span></b> was throbbing through the night.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">So I spent the day <b><span style="color: #ea9999;">compressing and icing</span></b>.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">By the end of the day, it felt tons better.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Still, I decided not to get up early to do a long run.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #ffd966;">I had 15 miles planned.</span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Our weather here said that at 5am-6am this morning it would be</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #93c47d;">snowing with 18 mph wind.</span></span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I also had 3 extra kids sleeping over last night...</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">(yes, <b><span style="color: #6fa8dc;">that's 8 kids sleeping in our family room</span></b>)</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">and the husband was out playing volleyball until 2am.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I had to stay up until all the kiddos fell asleep (MIDNIGHT)</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I <b><span style="color: #d5a6bd;">used my super logical brain</span></b>, here.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">The snow was supposed to stop by early afternoon...</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">so I could maybe run then if I so choose.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Then I wouldn't have to worry about slipping, dying, etc.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Well, I got up this morning at 7:30 and found this:</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="#topofpage" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-MuDCc8RLztM/TrVXeBiElSI/AAAAAAAACp8/6EWYbJFYYX4/s320/snow.jpg" width="180" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b>Yes, it is snow.</b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">But <b><span style="color: #76a5af;">not nearly the kind of snow I was expecting</span></b>.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">It had clearly not been snowing for a while</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">and there was no snow on the roads.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Also- no wind.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #b4a7d6;">Darn- I should have just got up and ran.</span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I want to trust you, weather people- really, I do.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">You have to<b><span style="color: #9fc5e8;"> EARN</span></b> that trust.</span></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1322721076730347890-2595348526388566655?l=www.momsgonerunning.com' alt='' /></div>Jerilee E.http://www.blogger.com/profile/02357989788411109029noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1322721076730347890.post-13645281976005118302011-11-03T13:48:00.002-06:002011-11-03T13:50:23.529-06:00A pain in the calf...<div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: large;"><b><u><span style="color: #93c47d;">Thursday Workout:</span></u></b></span></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: large;"><b><span style="color: #8e7cc3;">10 miles on the TREADMILL.</span></b></span></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: large;"><b><span style="color: #8e7cc3;">10 long, gross, sweaty miles at the gym.</span></b></span></span></div><div align="center"><br /></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I set my alarm for 5:10am.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I had all my running gear set out in the bathroom-</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">ready for 10 chilly miles outside.</span></div><div align="center"><br /></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #ea9999;">All sorts of excuses come up at that early hour :).</span></b></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b>I didn't sleep well.</b></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b>A crazy stiff neck.</b></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b>Pounding headache.</b></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b>I could HEAR the wind blowing outside.</b></span></div><div align="center"><br /></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">All resulted in me<b> NOT getting my butt out of bed.</b></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #f6b26b;">Not my proudest early morning running moment.</span></b></span></div><div align="center"><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">BUT...&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">&nbsp;I did get this butt of mine to the gym after dropping the kiddos at school.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I &nbsp;left the other 2 in the Kids Club and got my nasty sweat on.</span></div><div align="center"><br /></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b>Running on the treadmill just feels so much harder to me.</b></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b>It seems to take SO much longer, too.</b></span></div><div align="center"><br /></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">After a LOT of<b><span style="color: #c27ba0;"> "Just one more mile..." pep talks</span></b>, I did it.</span></div><div align="center"><b><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I was dripping sweat and let's just say...</span></b><br /><b><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"> I was NOT smelling the most fresh.</span></b></div><div align="center"><br /></div><div align="center"><b><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">----------------------------------------------------&nbsp;</span></b></div><div align="center"><br /></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Okay, I've been having some<b><span style="font-size: large;"><i><span style="color: #ffd966;"> right calf pain</span></i></span></b> since the<a href="/2011/10/halloween_half_and_my_sore_abs.html"> Halloween Half</a>.</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="#topofpage" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="200" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-fszo1_bd68c/TrLu4c1DSKI/AAAAAAAACp0/n5aB5gK0Iic/s200/halloweenhalf.jpg" width="132" /></a></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">It started to <b><span style="color: #6fa8dc;">hurt more the faster I went</span></b> today.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I think I may have a minor calf strain from all the downhill.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I really don't want to have to take more time off from running.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Blah.</span></div><div align="center"><br /></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I am icing and wearing these <b><span style="color: #ea9999;">super cool socks...</span></b></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="#topofpage" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-wezC41SKgns/TrLu3WILzyI/AAAAAAAACps/kg_FabD35PQ/s320/compression.jpg" width="180" /></a></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">We'll see how it goes. </span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1322721076730347890-1364528197600511830?l=www.momsgonerunning.com' alt='' /></div>Jerilee E.http://www.blogger.com/profile/02357989788411109029noreply@blogger.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1322721076730347890.post-2896495594973593912011-11-02T18:14:00.001-06:002011-11-02T18:17:59.376-06:00Marathon madness...<div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><u><span style="color: #ffd966;">Wednesday Workout:</span></u></b></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #ffd966;">6.2 miles</span></b></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #ffd966;">8:25 pace&nbsp;</span></b></span></div><div align="center"><br /></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">So, it turns out I might be CRAZY.</span></div><div align="center"><br /></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Not really psycho crazy- just a runner sort of crazy.</span></div><div align="center"><br /></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">My first marathon was the <a href="#topofpage"><b>Ogden Marathon</b></a> this past May.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I read <a href="http://www.runnersworld.com/article/1,7120,s6-239-582--13777-0,00.html"><b>an article in Runner's World last January</b></a></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">that listed the Ogden Marathon as one of the Top 10</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">races for first time marathoners. </span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">They included a code to register for the<b><span style="color: #93c47d;"> </span></b></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #6aa84f;">SOLD OUT</span></b></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"> event.</span></div><div align="center"><br /></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">So this girl who was<b><span style="color: #ea9999;"> sure she would never venture past the half marathon</span></b></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">suddenly found herself<b> registered for a full in the blink of an eye.</b></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">(Well, a quick form and some clicks of the mouse.) </span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></div><div align="center"><br /></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Anyhow,<a href="/2011/05/126_days_and_two_quads_later.html"> I did that marathon</a>.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">It was good, not great.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I didn't love the course and I expected to love it.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Everyone said how wonderful it was.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">For me, it just wasn't.&nbsp;</span></div><div align="center"><br /></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I did the <b><a href="#topofpage">Utah Valley Marathon</a></b> 3 weeks later and<b><span style="color: #3d85c6;"> LOVED it</span></b>.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I would choose the UVM over Ogden any day.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">&nbsp;I have already registered for the Utah Valley Marathon, in fact.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Yeah, it's not until June- <b><span style="color: #c27ba0;">but I'm IN! </span></b></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #c27ba0;">&nbsp;</span></b></span></div><div align="center"><br /></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b>This is turning into a long story.</b></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b>Oops.</b></span></div><div align="center"><br /></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #ffd966;">The registration for the Ogden Marathon opened yesterday.</span></b></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">It's very popular and sells out usually in less than a week.</span></div><div align="center"><br /></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Every time I glanced at Facebook yesteday, there was some update</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">on how fast the spots for the race were filling up.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">They predicted it would fill in 2 days.</span></div><div align="center"><br /></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Here's where the <b><span style="color: #8e7cc3;">CRAZY RUNNER</span></b> comes in.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b>I almost registered for this race<u> not once.</u>.</b>.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="font-size: large;"><u><span style="color: #f6b26b;">not twice...</span></u></span></b></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">but</span></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: x-large;"><b><u><span style="color: #6aa84f;"> THREE</span></u></b></span></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"> times.</span></span></div><div align="center"><br /></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I'd go to the event homepage and then be all</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #e06666;">"WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!?!"</span></b></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I didn't even like this race.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I don't want to do it.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Not to mention that I really don't have money to spend on ANOTHER race. </span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Yet, <u>knowing that a race registration has opened and is filling fast</u></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">for some reason makes me really feel like <strong><span style="color: #76a5af;">I NEED to register before I CAN'T!</span></strong></span></div><div align="center"><br /></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">There is something wrong with my brain.</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1322721076730347890-289649559497359391?l=www.momsgonerunning.com' alt='' /></div>Jerilee E.http://www.blogger.com/profile/02357989788411109029noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1322721076730347890.post-40569848103015143002011-10-31T16:31:00.001-06:002011-11-01T09:50:07.281-06:00Halloween!<div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;">**Wow, this didn't show up on my bloglist until the day AFTER Halloween- nice.&nbsp;</span></span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Nothing workout related to report!</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">My right calf is feeling off since the</span><span style="color: #f6b26b;"><b><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"> </span></b></span><b><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><a href="/2011/10/halloween_half_and_my_sore_abs.html"><span style="color: #93c47d;">Halloween half on Saturday</span></a></span></b><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">...</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">so I decided to take today off.</span></div><div align="center"><br /></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: x-large;"><b><span style="color: #f6b26b;">Happy Halloween!</span></b></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="#topofpage" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="180" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6VdbEs7Qy8A/Tq8hTjTbz2I/AAAAAAAACpk/21O_CwP-C8E/s320/pumpkins.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="#topofpage" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EkqU6Ic01Zk/Tq8g995cmxI/AAAAAAAACpc/1LR8sQvOl6I/s320/spiderman+brandon.jpg" width="267" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="#topofpage" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-alXEckNiROo/Tq8g7QNYfRI/AAAAAAAACpU/QtgZhj29cwg/s320/halloweenfeet.jpg" width="180" /></a></div><div align="center"><br /></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #93c47d;"><span style="font-size: large;"> </span></span></b></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #93c47d;"><span style="font-size: large;">I hope it is safe and chocolate-filled!&nbsp;</span></span></b></span></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1322721076730347890-4056984810301514300?l=www.momsgonerunning.com' alt='' /></div>Jerilee E.http://www.blogger.com/profile/02357989788411109029noreply@blogger.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1322721076730347890.post-79461318582580003972011-10-29T19:23:00.002-06:002011-10-29T19:28:19.751-06:00Halloween Half and my sore abs...<div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">The<b><a href="#topofpage"> Halloween Half</a></b> is done!</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Don't be scared by this picture.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Even though I look like<b><span style="color: #ffd966;"> a crazed killer bee</span></b>...</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="#topofpage" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_8l24K6KtRs/TqyimTzgvNI/AAAAAAAACoE/vRpXarf5Blo/s320/halloweenhalf2.jpg" width="180" /></a></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">&nbsp;What can I say-<b><span style="color: #93c47d;"> the finish line was in sight!</span></b></span></div><div align="center"><br /></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">YAY for my first race since July and<a href="/2011/07/stressed_out.html"> </a></span><b><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><a href="/2011/07/stressed_out.html">the stress fracture</a></span></b>!!</div><div align="center"><br /></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I liked the race course- mostly.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">It was <b><span style="color: #ea9999;">a lot</span></b> of downhill for the first 5 miles.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #f9cb9c;">A LOT</span></b>.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I actually found that part<b><span style="color: #8e7cc3;"> harder.</span></b></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Strangely enough, it messed with my stomach muscles.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I think I was tensed up because I was trying to make sure I didn't go to fast.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">So...<b><span style="color: #6fa8dc;"> making sure my legs didn't get too tired made my abs tired</span></b>.&nbsp;</span></div><div align="center"><br /></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">After those first 5 miles I was able to even out my pace and I felt good.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">The canyon was beautiful.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">No real struggle to keep the pace, either.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I was able to</span><span style="color: #c27ba0;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b> beat my previous half time</b> </span></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">by a little over 4 minutes...</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">but those first 5 miles were very downhill, so that helped!</span></div><div align="center"><br /></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #f6b26b;">Time: &nbsp;<u>1:41:04</u></span></span></b></span></div><div align="center"><br /></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I was just glad that I got to run this race and finish with<b><span style="color: #ffd966;"> no pain</span></b>.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Well, besides my ab muscles :).</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I <b><span style="color: #76a5af;">feel like I could have pushed harder</span></b>, which gives me something to work on.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">(If I ever decided to give speed work a chance.)</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></div><div align="center"><br /></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #ea9999;">The husband brought all the kids down to see me finish.</span></b></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">They were excited because we said they could wear their costumes, too!&nbsp;</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="#topofpage" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-smL4yXjPkkE/TqyiuDPqPtI/AAAAAAAACoM/AzJogzXfqVA/s320/halloweenhalf3.jpg" width="180" /></a></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I know it's not fun for him to bring all 5 kids to a finish line by himself,</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">but<b><span style="color: #93c47d;"> I do love seeing them at the end.</span></b></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">It gives me an extra little burst of energy :).&nbsp;</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="#topofpage" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-q2aE2UfJXzI/TqyifhtEu1I/AAAAAAAACn8/BR9PLJa-B3M/s320/halloweenhalf.jpg" width="173" /></a></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I really like the medal for this race- very cool.&nbsp;</span></div><div align="center"><br /></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">We then went to lunch, where <b><span style="color: #8e7cc3;">baby boy came down with a fever...</span></b></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><b><span style="color: #8e7cc3;">and then threw up in the car</span></b>.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Happy day!</span></div><div align="center"><br /></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Even though the course is very pretty,</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"> I'm <strong><span style="color: #6fa8dc;">not sure if I will ever do it again</span></strong>.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color: #93c47d;">I didn't love the super downhill at the beginning.</span></strong></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">I really like flat or gradual downhill best.&nbsp;</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">It also seemed <strong><span style="color: #ea9999;">a little disorganized</span></strong> to me.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><strong><em>For example:&nbsp;</em></strong></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">the bags that we dropped in the truck at the beginning were all</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">just tossed onto the ground at the end.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Not organized at all. <strong>&nbsp;</strong></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><strong>You just had to search out your own bag among the other 3,300+ bags.</strong></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Hmmm...&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Either way, I'm glad I did it and I'm glad it's done!&nbsp;</span></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1322721076730347890-7946131858258000397?l=www.momsgonerunning.com' alt='' /></div>Jerilee E.http://www.blogger.com/profile/02357989788411109029noreply@blogger.com5tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1322721076730347890.post-5999973739097490852011-10-27T20:34:00.001-06:002011-10-27T20:36:30.235-06:00Taking a turn...<div align="center">The weather is taking a turn, that is.</div><div align="center">A turn down to the<b><span style="color: #93c47d;"> much colder morning temps.</span></b></div><div align="center"><br /></div><div align="center">I always check the<a href="#topofpage"> <b>Weather.com</b></a> app on my phone</div><div align="center">in the morning before I head out for my run.</div><div align="center">I like to be prepared for what I'm heading out into.</div><div align="center"><br /></div><div align="center">This morning my phone had <b><span style="color: #f6b26b;">THIS</span></b> glaring back at me...</div><div align="center"><br /></div><div align="center"><span style="font-size: x-large;"><b><span style="color: #c27ba0;"><u>28 degrees</u></span></b></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-size: large;"><b><span style="color: #6fa8dc;">feels like <u>23 degrees</u></span></b></span></div><div align="center"><br /></div><div align="center"><span style="font-size: large;"><b><span style="color: #6fa8dc;">&nbsp;</span></b></span><span style="color: white;"><span style="font-size: large;"><b> </b></span><span style="font-size: small;">Yeah, it was cold.</span></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-size: small;"><b><span style="color: #76a5af;">Brrr freezing.</span></b></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: white;">Plus, we are awesome and forgot to turn off our sprinklers.</span></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: white;">Our sidewalks were</span><b><span style="color: #ffd966;"> nice and icy</span></b>.</span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: white;">Creating an extra challenge for all who need to walk by our house.</span></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-size: small;"><b><span style="color: #f6b26b;">We are helpful like that.</span></b></span><br /></div><div align="center"><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><span style="color: white;">I know it's just going to get colder as the weeks go by.</span></span><br /><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><span style="color: white;">Hopefully it will be gradual!</span></span></div><div align="center"><span style="color: white;">Anyhow...</span></div><div align="center"><br /></div><div align="center"><b><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #ea9999;">Thursday Workout:</span></span></b></div><div align="center"><b><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #8e7cc3;">&nbsp;</span></span></b><b><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #8e7cc3;">6.2 miles</span></span></b></div><div align="center"><b><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><span style="color: white;">in the freakin cold.&nbsp;</span></span></b></div><div align="center"><br /></div><div align="center"><b><span style="color: #f6b26b;">Provo Halloween Half on Saturday!</span></b></div><div align="center"><span style="color: white;">So excited to finally get to do another race.</span></div><div align="center"><b><span style="color: white;">It's been TOO long.&nbsp;</span></b></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1322721076730347890-599997373909749085?l=www.momsgonerunning.com' alt='' /></div>Jerilee E.http://www.blogger.com/profile/02357989788411109029noreply@blogger.com3