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February 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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Looking forward to miles this month and not a goose egg!! Speaking of...ultrasound went well it's a healthy baby....

Got up at 4:15 to get to the gym in Lehi by 5 for a muscle mix class. Great resistance/strengthening class, and cardio to boot! Spin class at 6. Good teacher, but was having technical difficulties with her ipod and it got rather annoying. Plus I felt she did too much recovery. Either way, it's always a sweat fest at spin.

Took the car to get a full detail (complimentary because they were mean to us!) and then went to the doc's by 9. A full day by 10 AM and I need a nap!!!

Oh, I was referred to this article by "see DANE run" that he wrote. It is a good one check it out at: http://www.blueridgeoutdoors.com/blogs/running-matters/how-far-is-this-marathon/



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Note to self - sleep is more important than ever right now!

Yesterday kicked my trash and I was going to go to an early spin class again, but when I went to bed I felt feverish, sore throat and stuffy nose. I decided it would be best to sleep and get some energy back to feel better and not run myself into the ground (Sorry Becca!!)

After sleeping in I went to the gym for an hour and did the recumbent bike at 5% resistance and 15 miles (slow, but work).

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Couple nights of decent sleep and I'm feeling decent again. 

Boot camp for an hour and then since I've been a week with no hip pain I did a 30 min walk at 2.5 mph at a 10% grade. Good workout, but still looking forward to running! Finished 1.25 miles, I'm getting SO close I can wait to see if this bothers the hip at all this week so I can run next week!!!

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Had a huge chunk of flesh removed from my rear upper thigh yesterday. It was a re-excision of a mole that came back from the lab not looking pretty. The excision was 3 inches long 1 inch high and about 1.5 inches deep. So as not to pop any stitches I didn't do yoga this morning, stinks though because it's my favorite class all week :(

Hit the elliptical for 45 minutes on L6 resistance. A little easier, and not so much 'push' on the muscles. Total of 3 miles and 350 calories.

Grabbed my new book from the library "What to Say When you Talk to Yourself" So far I'm not really pulled into it...a lot of blah, blah, blah we've all heard before. I'll give it a few more chapters before I totally give it up!

Hit the TM (while reading) for another 45 minutes at 10% grade and 2.5 mph. The grade proved a 'stretch' for the excision as I stepped up so I took it down to 5, then slowly increased throughout the time ending again at 10 for about 5 minutes. Went long enough flat afterward (3.5mph) to round out to 2 miles total.

Felt good to get moving. The doc said to use pain as a gauge of what to do and when to stop. Pain was never any worse than normally, except the incline issue (or as uncomfortable as trying to sleep was!) so I made it easy, but it sure felt good to get out move!

Oh, as a side note just finished the book "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan". It was a GREAT book, I'd categorize it as historical fiction. A life story about a woman's life journey in China in the early 1800's - foot binding, marriage, raising children. Kind of a 'chick' book, but if you enjoy historical fiction like I do - wow, one of the best books I've read in a long time!


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Slept better last night, but weird dreams made it restless!

Short on time due to errands, favors and more running around today.

45 minutes on the elliptical - 3.1 miles on L6 (so a little faster than yesterday, but my incision felt better too).

30 minutes on the TM walking - 1.5 miles at 10% grade (no pain today in incision area), but I increased the speed a bit (3.3-3.8) today. Felt SO good to be walking, I wanted to run :) I will be good and wait my full week to make sure there is no threat of re-fracture though.

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2.25 miles in 45 minutes at 10% grade walking on the TM.

90 minute spin class - who needs a shower when bathed in sweat? :)

45 minutes on the elliptical at a good (but not hard) level - didn't check stats before I stopped.

ITB whined during spin then screamed during elliptical. I beat it into submission! Hip still feeling fine - yay!!

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20 min on TM at 10% grade at 3.0 mph. Finished 1 mile and 200 calories.

PT stuff, Bosu ball, abs and arms.

Repeated 3X for a total of 3 miles and 3 sets of weights.

Stretch and home - skiing tomorrow. No good news about the hip today...probably back to the elliptical :(

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Fun day skiing nearly perfect weather! Nice and easy - although that is how I like it anyway. Never fell - everyone else did :) Got a few good runs in by myself not having to wait for anyone, THOSE were my favorite runs. I always think skiing is exhausting, but when I'm there I remember how much I love it! I'm ready to go again Thursday.

David (5)went for his first time and did 2 2 hr lessons and no one was in his class either time so he got a private lesson ALL day! Then he still wanted to ski more afterward. For his first time he's doing GREAT! Lauren (9) got a semi-private morning lesson and is doing GREAT on her turns, almost done with the snowplow :)

I seriously don't know how those of you out there do it! When I got home from skiing all day I just wanted to eat a big dinner and lay down. How in the world do you have the energy to then go run 8-10 miles?? I'm SO very impressed!

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Hip is still SLIGHTLY tender, but I figure I'd better wait a week of no pain before starting back to walking again :( SO SO bummed!!! I really wanted to run on my birthday (2/15) but it's not looking likely.

I was ready to get to boot camp this morning, but the kids all were sleeping and after a long hard day yesterday I didn't want to wake them. So, I got to the gym too late for class - I was ticked, because it was a GOOD resistance class and not a lot of cardio (jumping etc I shouldn't do). STINK! Well, a day with happy kids is worth it...right?

did 60 min on the elliptical at L8. Good sweat fest, but didn't get my expected 30 min of bike in the middle because Wed is story time at the library and I had to get the kids next door to the library. Still a good work out and the way I feel (tired, sore and a little (tummy) sick today) it's probably for the best.

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whine, whine, whine - - - 

Disappointment after disappointment lately. Chalk it up to hormones and turning thirty on Monday....

No running for what seems like an eternity now, plus as slowly as the PT wants me to come back I feel like it will be December before I've built up enough mileage to run with anyone again. Missing all my running friends, good times over good sweat - now I dream about running as I spin my wheels on the elliptical. I wanted new running shoes for my birthday, but now - whatever. Not getting anything I want for my birthday (yes I DID tell my husband what I wanted, but it's too hard for him - he says). Told that a 1000 sqft apartment was nicer than my home and I should get a 'nice house' like they have (perception from a mentally handicapped teenager - again hormones I tell you!). Finally just feeling tired and overwhelmed - need a good run with good friends! oh...wait...nevermind....

So back to the dreaded elliptical. Two 45 minute sessions at L8 - had to take daughter to make-up piano lesson from skiing Tuesday in the middle - nice sweat fest. Hopefully, some of these nagging hormones and nasty demons got 'sweated' out as well!! It's a little harder to outrun your demons when you are staying in one place.

Oh, and to top it all off the hip isn't feeling better at all today....maybe by the time I turn 40 it will be healed and I can run again. I think I'll just go eat some ice cream - - - it's got lots of calcium, right????

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Took a long time  to get motivated to move this morning...but alas, I did.

60 minutes on the bike - 18 miles at L5 resistance.

30 minutes on the elliptical - 2.5 miles at L9 resistance.

Got home...blender broke *sigh*

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45 min on the elliptical -about what I'm used to as L8

60 min spin class - NICE workout today :)

45 min on the elliptical - again about a L8 or less.

ITB pain started about 10 min into the first elliptical. stink, stink stinkyness! Still had a good workout and even better chat with Becca - sorry you have to be injured for me, but I sure appreciate the company! :)

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In 4 more hours I officially enter a new age group 30-35 ---if you have to go by days it would be today :) However, I'm clinging to the last 4 hours of my twenties and NOT inviting wrinkles, cellulite and chin-hairs to the party!!

Got up early to do muscle mix class (tough resistance class) and then spin. Both classes were 60 minutes so I got it all in before sunrise :) well...if you could SEE the sun through the clouds today. Spin is always hard after that class because my arms are already fatigued!

The spin teacher had us doing 3-3 minute intervals (85% effort, 90% then 95%) with equal rest between...I went to the track to run 800's (although mine are usually more like 3:40). When I was half way I had one lap down, then I'd start to chase Kelli - she was always just out of reach and when I'd slack she'd pull away and I'd have to push. She was a great pacer this morning :) Then when we were at 95% of max I set my sights just past Kelli to Peggy about 50 feet in front of me! It was a great track workout, and I thank the BBK's for all the 'good' memories I had to pull from to get me through!

I got spoiled this morning and had my friend Jodie come to both classes and Becca joined us for spin (she was sane and wanted to sleep!). What a wonderful start to a wonderful day!!

Now I get to go see how much money the government owes me, take a nap and then for dinner...it's off to the best place in the world: BENIHANA!!!

I hope you all enjoy your 'day off' courtesy of my birth! :)

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Short day at the gym, had a primary meeting at 10. Took the kids to school, 45 min on the elliptical at L9 (nice a sweaty!) then ran off to the meeting - and kept my distance from all other noses :)

I need about 5 hours of a workout today to take care of what I ate yesterday!! Benihana was amazing and the surprise party afterward was AMAZING! I really wasn't expecting it, and I want to send a thanks to everyone that came, I had a GREAT time!!

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Why is Wednesday always the most tired day of the week? I swear I have the hardest time feeling NOT tired anymore!

Boot camp - wow, a GREAT workout! 

30 min on the elliptical at L12 - just over 2.25 miles

Hip pain has been subsiding for a while now...I think I'll do 20 min walking Fri and Sat then see how it feels on Monday --- cross your fingers!! I may get up to 30 minutes by next week :)

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Today was a backwards day. When my daughter woke up she still had her sore throat and fever she went to bed with, so we went to the doc early and I had to forfeit my gym time :(  -Now I'm trying to avoid adding strep to my excuses to quit exercising!

Spent the mid part of the day the normal way, but then went to the Lehi gym for a late spin class. Got there early to get my 'card' (to secure that YOU have a bike) then went and did 40 minutes of elliptical.

When I was done and got in to the class all the bikes were taken and the only one left didn't have a seat?!? So, despite all my efforts (and driving 18 miles!) I STILL got cheated out of my spin class. I was SO mad - but what could I do? The front desk gave out 2 too many cards so someone else was in the same boat.

I went to the regular bikes and beat that thing into submission and sweated out all my anger!! I'm still drenched :) Got to ellip with a friend from Lehi for 25 minutes and chat with Becca after (she was a lucky one that got a bike!).

So, I guess it was worth it, but still when you can do the same thing 2 minutes away from home it's hard to rationalize spending the extra time and money *sigh* well, lesson learned, and it resulted in an awesome workout all by my own motivation.

Long story summarized:

40 minutes elliptical @ what I am used to calling L10

60 minutes on the upright bike - 18 miles @ L10

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Good nights rest and back at it this morning!

40 minutes on the elliptical at L10

40 minutes on a 'random' program on the bike - 12 miles @ L9

20 minutes walking @ 10% incline 2.7mph  - will do the same tomorrow, here is hoping that Monday there is still no pain!!

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BEST SATURDAY EVER!

WELL, FOR A LONG LONG TIME ANYWAY!

Got up early and hit the gym just after 6 and did 40 minutes of elliptical, once I saw people in the spin room I got nervous and cut out to go get my bike...I wasn't going to be the one burned again!

Spun with Bec and entertained her with my grunting, whining, screaming and heavy breathing. Oh, and some lady in there sat by the door (the only light) and READ a book during class! I wanted to knock that book out of her hands - if you can read, you're NOT working hard enough. I can barely keep my eyes open, usually they're closed as I writhe in pain!! Afterward we did the elliptical for an hour. It went SO fast!! The first time I peeked I only had 15 minutes left - legs were dead, but the good company kept me going!

To do my 20 minutes of walking I prefer to do 10% grade at 3 or so mph to feel like I'm working hard, but no treadmills were open or opening soon...so I headed to the track. I kept it a clean 20 minutes NO cheating! Tried to remember navel to spine (hahaha - maybe the BABY'S spine!) and quick turnover to not overextend my stride. Still hard, when I can't get that "I'm pushing myself" feel (like on the TM incline) I want to go fast and it plays brain tricks on me, but I was good - TOO good!

Said adios to Bec who was getting buff in the weight room and raced home to pick up a foster girl I work with on Saturdays. Turned around and headed down to JRP in Lehi to cheer in the long runners.

*as a side note here I MUST blog that this is the first long workout with spin that the ITB hasn't bothered me since the cortizone shot!! I was SO excited to walk down the stairs pain free and 'normal' at the LC that I mis-stepped about 2/3 the way down and in trying to grab the hand rail scraped my knuckles on the brick wall. I had to laugh, because I guess those stairs just have it out for me! :)

Got to Lehi a little early, so I decided we could head out on a short walk. I wasn't paying attention and 'slipped' off the edge of the pavement and totally twisted my ankle. It's not swollen now, but it hurts like a BUGGER!! Either way, walked a little (VERY slow) out and back to try to see the runners.

On the way back Teena passed us - She got first today :) Then came the rest of the crowd - Smooth, Kelli, Davey and Luz! It was SO SO SO fun and exactly what I needed to be able to sit and chat post run with them about all thing sugar, running, Boston and fun. I had a wonderful time!

Good workout and company during, good company afterward and an uplift of my spirits! Thanks to everyone for letting me tag along and entertain and be entertained by your loveliness!! I miss running, but I miss all of you more so having today meant the world to me!!

*Workout in review for my info (w/out the fluff!)

40 min elliptical @ L10

60 min spin class - torture level

60 min elliptical @ L10

20 min track walking (NO pain)

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Regular 'ol Monday. Except even after catching up on some much needed sleep I'm still tired!

20 min bike @ L7 - 5.5 miles

Weights (bosu ball w/all major arms, core, squats, push-ups; 1 leg balancing weighted lunges, ITB stuff, obliques and crunches on a full ball)

20 min elliptical @ L10 - 1.5 miles

Weights (same stuff)

25 min walking on TM @ 10% grade 3.0mph (YAY no pain today!)

Weights

Working on rolling out the hip flexors so I can loosen them. As I begin to walk (and dare I say run) again I don't want them to pull and re-fracture again!

Ankle is still tender, but only hurts in extreme flexion or extension. I guess I should get used to the swollen ankle :) Just funny to see it only on  one side!

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I toyed with the idea of going to spin at 5 and muscle mix at 6, but I've been so tired lately it was just too much to get up early!

Got to the 8:45 class - full body sculpting and I'm afraid my arms won't work tomorrow!

30 minutes on the elliptical @ L10. I was going to do the TM walking, but there was a lot of walking/step in class today and I didn't want to push it. Any pain and I'm back to square one!

Getting a nice bruise under my ankle now - SO pretty! Glad it's not sandal season.

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Lots of sleep and still lots of tired...

Boot camp - butt kicking workout today!

30 minutes on the ellilptical @ L10- no walking again, because class did some stepping/impact stuff and I didn't want to overdue while I'm finally feeling good.


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Will I ever feel rested again? It's only noon and I'm already ready for bed!!

Cardio day after 2 days of weights, SO sore (especially arms!)

30 min on elliptical @ L10 - 2.2 miles

30 min on the bike @ L7 - 8.25 miles

30 min TM walking @ 10% grade 3 mph - 1.5 miles

Great sweaty workout, no towels helps me feel it even more :)

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Friday, Friday, Friday - still tired... and due to schedules tomorrow just thinking about getting up to get gym time in makes me want to take a nap! I'm hoping next week life/hormones will be different.

Total body conditioning class - Rough workout this morning! 60 min w/stretching

30 min TM walking 10% grade @ 3mph

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Easy early day at the gym. Had to be home by 8:20....

40 min TM walking 10% incline @ 3.2 mph

30 min Elliptical on L10 2.5 miles

60 min spin class. Good sweaty effort, but not the best Sat class I've been to :(

Again had the wonderful company of Bec! (and the book lady...oh, and she took a bike from someone to 'read' through class. They hadn't gotten a spin card so she was rightfully entitled to the bike, but still....I'd like to smack that book out of her hands and tell her to work out or go out!)

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