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January 2010

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Location:

Herriman,UT,USA

Member Since:

Jan 01, 2009

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Age Division Winner

Running Accomplishments:

St George Marathon: 3:23:54 (10/6/12)

Half IM: 5:44:03 (8/25/12 - course was long!)

25K trail - Buffalo Run (16.5) 2:34:50

Half Marathon: American Fork - 1:30:44  6/23/12

Spectrum 10K 43:42   3/17/2012

Best 5K: Spanish Fork 21:55 05/30/09

Short-Term Running Goals:

Okay, so for 2013 I am going to have FUN! Not that running isn't always fun, but I had a wonderful breakthrough year last year and I want to play this year :) AND get faster! So, my first goal I'm going to put out there is my yearly mileage goal.
It is 2,186 miles from my driveway to my sister (QP's) driveway! I want to spend this year on a virtual trek cross country running those miles. So, that is how far I will run in 2013...from my house to QPs. It will take all year and yes, this is measured on Hwys so it isn't really exactly how I COULD run it, but good enough. 43 miles/week...totally doable, and a fun goal to track how far I've traveled as I go along. Who knows...maybe I'll even run PAST her house :)

I will do more trail runs, Boston, Pacing duties, another Half IM and some other tris. I'm excited for this next year and look forward to having fun with all of you out on the roads, and trails! Maybe bag a few peaks this year too!!

Long-Term Running Goals:


Big Dreams: 5K in 20:2X; 10K in 39:XX; Half in 1:29:XX; Full in 3:15:XX; complete the Rim2Rim2Rim run and not die; Comrades; Iron(wo)Man.

Run for the rest of my life!

Personal:

4 children: twelve, eight, five and baby Fartlek - 2 1/2. Wonderful supportive husband that lets me drag him and the family all over for race after race!

Finished 13 marathons and LOVE running that distance! I'm definitely hooked to the marathon monster and hope to constantly improve my endurance, speed and stay injury free!

I've also found a love of trail running! I hope to keep improving on this front.

After being injured with a broken foot at the first of 2012 I found a tri group and started training with them and am now loving tris! The half IM was harder than I'd ever imagined...and am ready to do it again. I'll earn my bike butt and someday have enough time to train for a full IM.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
BIKE MILES Lifetime Miles: 1168.40
LUCY MILES Lifetime Miles: 25.25
Adidas Lifetime Miles: 319.66
Orange II Lifetime Miles: 390.41
Boston Mizuno Lifetime Miles: 568.97
Fargo Nikes Lifetime Miles: 500.03
BEANS Lifetime Miles: 755.00
Orange Bostons Lifetime Miles: 527.59
Solomon Trail Lifetime Miles: 363.98
PI Tri Shoes Lifetime Miles: 4.00
Boston Mizuno 10s Lifetime Miles: 140.75
New Orange Lifetime Miles: 157.05
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Back at it with the rest of the lazy Americans today :)

60 minutes on the elliptical, broken into 20 minute sessions: intervals, fat burn and foothills (L5). 

During the 'breaks' I did my PT stuff, some balance ball stuff (the 1/2 ball that you can stand on), 50 push ups and 100 ball crunches. Keep in mind ALL of that was broken into 3 nearly equal pieces each time.

Felt like it was one of the best workouts I've had in over a month! Oh wait...it probably was :)

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Intended to start spin class at the rec center today, but after a horrible night (tummy and sleep) I needed every extra minute of 'trying' to sleep I could get.

Went to the gym and did 30 minutes of good effort on the bike (8 miles total on avg 5 resistance), then did my PT stuff with bosu ball balancing exercises. Then home for a quick shower then off to the docs. First doctor guess at the sex is a girl (HR was about 163), according to the old wives tale faster HR=girl, slower=boy. Ultrasound set for Feb 1st for an official guess :)

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Went to boot camp, maybe not the best idea - but I was hoping for more circuit type stuff. A lot of jumping and impact things I shouldn't be doing yet with my hip, so it wasn't as good of a workout as I had hoped (because I had to 'modify' a lot). 

Jumped on the elliptical afterward for a 20 min session at L8. According to RW, this level is a good low impact simulation of running. It felt great! Got some nice dripping sweat :) RW says you should do L8-L12, so I may try to bump it up in intensity and time to help start getting my running legs back under me. 

Finished off with my bosu ball balance training (help with IT) and PT stuff for hip and ITB, with some good stretching.

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Last night and this morning I've had a little more tenderness in my hip, so boot camp wasn't a good idea :(

Yoga this morning and then 30 minutes on my 'simulated run' on the elliptical at L8. 

Out of daycare time, so PT stuff had to wait until home. Only did the basics, but did get extra stretching in yoga so I feel okay about being a slacker :)

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Not much sleep...brain wouldn't be quiet and I blame not getting my gym time in yesterday!

Found something more boring than the TM...aquajogging. Seriously, I probably could've gone for a good couple hours if I had someone to talk to or a show to watch but in a pool with nothing to look at but the clock 30 minutes was an eternity. It was difficult at the start, but once I found a rhythm and stopped trying to swim and move but just jog it wasn't too bad - just completely mind numbing. I 'sprinted' the last 5 minutes which felt good too. Just wish my ITB wouldn't have screamed at me a bit (I mean...really??? I'm swimming??? Give it up!!). I honestly think the cortizone shots truly messed something up in there.

Then fun splash time with the family, next Sat I'm going to try for 90 minutes - anyone want to join me?? :) Its fun......

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Back at the elliptical. 3-20 minute sessions at L9, then I'd break and do my PT stuff, bosu ball balance/strength exercises (some good ones in RW this month!), push-ups (50 total) and ball crunches (150 total). So I ended up with 3 strength sessions and 60 mins cardio for my 90 minutes at the gym. Feel good, but needed to eat afterward. 

Love feeling the sweaty goodness :) My hip has been quiet enough I'm thinking if things go well this week I'll start my 'back to walking' program next week which will then lead to my 'back to running' program! I'm really hoping I'm feeling back at it enough to run Riverton 1/2 in March.

Stopped by the library afterward, as I was waiting to pay for some books and movies (GREAT sale!) he said "wow, you must be a runner...you look like a runner". Of course I'm still in gym clothes, but it almost made me cry! I can run...maybe not right now, but in my heart I'm a runner and it was nice to hear it again :)

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"There'll be a load of compromising, on the road to my horizon, but I'm gonna be where the lights are shinning on me....." (just a little blast from the past that I was contemplating today as it played on my ipod at the gym).

Spin day, went to bed TOO late to get up for class, so I did my own at the gym. Used my ipod to help set my cadence as I hit different hills and sections of the ride. Broke it up into 2 really good effort 30 min sessions with some resistance, balance and PT stuff in the middle.

First ride was 'peaks' it kept the resistance 4.5-6.0 the whole time except the 4.0 2-3 minute start and 2-3 minute finish. I completed 9 miles and 300 calories in the 30 minutes. Sweat was dripping in my eyes...no towels around when I started, feeling good!

Second ride was a random program that looked good. Nice hills, but some 'downhill' or nearly free spin time too. Bumped the top resistance to 7 since it wouldn't stay high too long. I really used the music on this one to keep my cadence steady as I was going 'uphill'. Completed 9.5 miles and nearly 300 calories for this ride. Good sweat again, but I'd scrounged up a towel so I kept my face dry :)

Finished with a good 10 minute stretching session. Happy to feel the heart pumping and working again!! Makes me want to run....

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Went to bootcamp today because unlike last week, she was doing resistance and not kick-boxing stuff. GREAT workout, I will be sore tomorrow.

Finished off with 30 minutes on the elliptical at L8.

Trying to be efficient yesterday I washed my gym jacket...with my new ipod shuffle in the pocket. I'm so mad at myself! Craig seems to have some tricks up his sleeve to get it working again...it's currently taking a bath in a rice bowl.

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Sweet yoga day! Then did 30 minutes on the elliptical at L9, stretched and have been running errands all day since. 

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Elliptical marathon today (not really a marathon, just seemed like as long!). 3-20 minute sessions at L10 with PT, bosu, chin-ups and ball crunches in between. No time to finish with stretching, so I did my best when I got home. Had to race home so I could 'work' - only for 1.5 hours though.

Then I'm off to the pool, simply to play around on a swim/play date. Good times :)

Oh, and I'm stinkin' sore from boot camp on Wednesday...arms and behind mostly. 

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90 minute aqua-jog with Becca. Time went by SO much quicker having someone there, not that I'd wish injury on anyone - but if you can't run, come pretend with us! It's fun .... 

ITB started bugging about 45 minutes in, but when I got out and walked on it all was okay...just a little on going downstairs now. (muttering) stupid thing!!


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Had to 'work' all day yesterday 9-8, and being the lazy mother I am didn't want to get up early and exercise, so I got nuttin'!!

Made up for it a little today. Did Elliptical 30 min @ L11, then bosu, PT crunches and push-ups. Repeat elliptical for 20 min @ L11 and strengthening stuff then one last repeat of 20 min @ L11 with a final strengthening round. I was 10 min late for the nursery, but didn't get yelled at :)

Oh, and best news: this is the first time my ITB hasn't yelled at me during elliptical!! I'm feeling some 'healing' going on. Hip was tender yesterday - no idea why - so I'm putting off starting back to walking another week :( I just don't want to push it too much too soon!!

Home to stretch and blog, now to catch up on all the crud I didn't do yesterday....

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Boot camp - mostly circuit, but I improvised the cardio to what I could do. Finished off with 30 minutes of spin at 4-6% resistance total of 9.5 miles.

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Yoga

45 minutes on the elliptical at L10 - over 3 miles and 350 calories :) luv'n the sweat!!

oh, ITB was whinning...just not yelling.

unfortunately still feeling a little tender in the hip :( putting off the 'back to walking' another week

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I'm kickin' it today! 30 minutes on the elliptical L12 - 2.6 miles, 250 calories

30 minutes spin, 5-6% resistance (foothills program) 9 miles, 250 calories -ITB not happy, especially last 5 minutes - had to slow cadence :(

30 minutes elliptical L12 - 2.4 miles 250 calories - audible pain suffering a few times due to the ITB, stupid thing! I had to really slow and take caution to keep it from buckling on me, but pushed through to finish.

Stretched, iced and am grumpy now - I'm really seriously done with this stupid band!!!


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No aqua-jog for me this morning :( Forgot that I had a mole removed and that it's not a good idea to swim 2 days later!

elliptical 45 min L8 - 3.8 miles 400 calories. I decided to bump the resistance down to see if my ITB would behave a little better for a longer period of time.

Spin 45 min 4-6% resistance 12.5 miles - 430 calories. ITB behaved until the last maybe 12 minutes, then it started squawking at me

elliptical 45 min L8 - 3.5 miles 350 calories. Slowed down to keep the ITB happy and for the most part it worked. I mean honestly there is always the pain, so what do you do? Only had one second of "aaagggghhh" pain, but then it went away.

Home, stretched and refuled - ready to read painter's 1/2 marathon reports!!

*as my own side note, hip was more tender this morning than it has been in quite some time. Curious as to why, but think it may be from being on my feet all day at home this last week*

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Kids off track so I got to sleep in till I felt darn stinkin' ready to get up - or was too scared about what the kids were doing unsupervised :)

Elliptical 20 min @ L10 -1.5 miles 180 calories

PT stuff, bosu ball (bi, tri, shoulders, raises, abs, single leg squats), 20 push-ups (girly ones), 60 crunches, 7 chin ups (assisted).

repeated 2 more times (1.6 miles on the last elliptical set)

total of 60 minutes & 4.6 miles on the elliptical - I'm really getting sick of this machine!! I almost ran today - heaven help me I'm going crazy not being able to run. I wish my hip would heal already! No ITB issues today thank goodness!!!

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Finally got to early spin class, right across the street from where BBK's were meeting - almost ditched class just to go visit for a bit! :)

60 minute spin - not a great class, but it was good. ITB started getting mad about 5 minutes in - I wasn't happy with it and just kept fighting back.

Went home slept with stinky blanket for an extra hour, hit the sculpt class at the gym then packed up the kids and ran off to my SIL house.

Cleaned and kept moving for another nearly 3 hours. She's been having a stressful couple weeks, so the only thing I figured I could do to help was her with household stuff. As to be expected she was a little embarrassed, but she teaches a pre-school out of her home and was out on a field trip, so by the time she knew what was going on I was 1/2 way done :) Felt really good to help out when it wasn't expected or even asked of me or necessarily wanted (who wants someone coming into their messy house to clean?? I'd have to 'clean' it first!). Rewarded myself (and 3 VERY helpful children) with an Ab's fat boy and hand-cut fresh fries on the way home -mmmmm, I'm feelin' good!! :)

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SO tired from yesterday, and I just don't sleep well at night lately *sigh* I don't think it will get any better for the next 9-12 months. 

Boot camp - GREAT workout this morning

Elliptical 30 min @ L10 resistance. Different machine than normal (brand too) so it said only .7 miles which didn't seem 'normal' for what I usually do. Oh well, I did it.

Still dealing with ITB pain...just lingers on and annoys me when I least want it too. The good news is after being on my feet all day yesterday I don't have any increased pain in the hip. I'm feeling like running is getting closer and closer!!

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Woke up for spin class - busy day and wanted to still get in a good workout. New teacher - GREAT class doing intervals, wow - sweat factory this morning!!

Now I'm showered and ready for a little stretch yoga, then I'm off to downtown to the children's museum. Thankfully I have a wonderful friend that will be joining me so I'm not bored to death all afternoon! 

*ITB was good until the last 15 minutes of class. Higher resistance and lower speed seems to be better than more of a 'free spin' - still no increase in hip tenderness YEA*

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Yes, I slept for 10.5 hours and I'm still tired and feel like death warmed over. I'm pretty sure I'm coming down with a cold. Scratchy throat, stuffed nose, headache - yeah, all the fun stuff.

Decided to take it easier today to simply rest a bit. Got my new book for book club from the library "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" sat on the recumbent bike and did a good resistance for 75 minutes, but pretty easy. 400 calories and 17.5 miles, as you can see - easy. 

GREAT book so far! Tons better than the last one. Rest and fluids today - glad there are no pressing issues to get done. Still hoping to get up and out for spin/aqua jog tomorrow.

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Felt pretty descent this morning, so I got up and headed down South to join Becca for spin. Got there early and another class was going, so I did 30 min on the elliptical - easy.

Spin class was good - lots of sweat and TONS of hills!! Loved the 'slow motion' pedal he had us do. Really felt it in the hamstrings.

Since I still didn't feel quite confident about swimming with my excision I did another 60 minutes on the elliptical (it was probably a little less, because I had to switch machines a couple times).

Total of 2 hrs 30 min at the gym. Good times, good sweat and ready for a nap! :)

Oh, as a side note...ultrasound is on Monday! Anybody like to venture a guess??

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