Friday, December 18, 2015

Training? Am I training?

Ugh, the wheels have fallen off.  Last Friday, Lillie started not feeling great. Well, at 630 Friday night we had a puker.  Poor girl.  She just wanted her momma.  I got her to bed about 830 and at 1am she puked in her crib, I brought her in bed with us, but she couldn't sleep because of Jeff's snoring.  We went down on the couch and got a little sleep.  Saturday was me holding Lill pretty much all day.  She did sleep through the night Saturday and I woke her up at 9 on Sunday.  She was still not herself but began to perk up as the day went on.  Jeff went out to run Sunday am but it was cut short due to him not feeling well.  So I had 2 sickies.

Therefore Running this week has sucked. 

My plan for this week is to try to run Monday/Wednesday/Saturday.

Monday 45 min
Wednesday 45 min
Saturday 9-11 miles

The following week the plan is Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday

Tuesday 45 min
Thursday 45 min
Saturday 4-5 miles

The following week starts the two weekend runs.  Dear God help me!

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Friday, December 4, 2015

Weeks 3&4

Well, these two weeks were fairly easy!  HA!

T/TH 45 minutes on the treadmill.  ugh.  I am learning to appreciate the time on the tready I sincerely believe that the workouts I do have helped with overall speed.  so there is that.  I just wish I didn't have ADD and could just put it on one speed and go. But alas, I have to be in the first row, so I can watch the swim team practices!!

Saturday easy 3 miles

the following week was Thanksgiving and well we just got in one workout on Wednesday.  45 minutes. you know the drill.

Sunday morning, we did our 7 miles.  I was up and out of the house at 7:30 and ended up running alone.  It wasn't bad, temps were mild and off I went.  7 miles - 1:19:14 - 11:19 average pace.  (My goal was 11:30, so I am happy!)

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Weeks 1 & 2 of Training

Week one of training was Tuesday/Thursday 45 minutes run and Saturday a 3 miler.  I did Tuesday 45 minutes and Saturday 45 minutes.

Week Two was Tuesday/Thursday 45 minutes and 5.5 on Saturday.  Tuesday was a speed workout on the treadmill and I felt great.  Thursday was just a nice run, but I was tired and my legs felt heavy.  Saturday though I ran outside.  I felt great...My goals for Saturday was to run an 11:00-11:30 minute miles.  I ended with an average pace of 10:57.  Yea me!

This week is Tuesday/Thursday 45 minutes and 3 miles on Saturday.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

2016 Plan

I was thinking of a new challenge for 2016.  Something that would push my limits...something that scares me.  So, on Saturday, April 30, Jeff and I will be running the CapCity Half marathon.  Then, after we will be getting in a car and driving to Cincinnati to race packet pick up so we can do the Flying Pig Half marathon on Sunday, May 1.  Wheeeeeeee

I can't wait!

We have week one of training complete.  25 to go!

Friday, November 6, 2015

OSU 4 miler Finish on the 50!

Two words...KICKED ASS!

Sit back, this could be long.

Saturday before the race we were up early, ran around all day.  My parents, aunt and cousin were all in town.  I didn't feel like I had eaten well nor had I hydrated well.  I also had a glass of wine!  Say What!

I didn't get to bed early, as a matter of fact, I went to bed very late for me.

I hardly had anything pulled together for this race.  I wasn't sure what I was wearing.

I was just a mess.

The alarm went off Sunday morning, I got up and ate some breakfast and had a coffee.

I went back upstairs to figure out what to wear.  Long sleeves?  short sleeves?  gloves?  I knew I would wear shorts.

I ended up in shorts, long sleeved shirt and gloves.

We got ourselves together and headed down to the race.  We like to get there early to park in a close lot.  We sat in the car for a little bit.  I tried to get my mind in the game. 

We got out and walked around a little bit and then met up with my aunt and Sarah.  I never did see Megan. 

Finally it was time to start my corral was B, but I know darn well, I didn't take off with B. 

One of the few things I dislike about this race as it draws all OSU fans which is great.  But you also then get people who don't know race etiquette and line up where ever they want.  IT makes the start and really the first mile a bit challenging.

We finally went off and I was running and just trying to keep breathing in check and listen to my legs.  I felt really good.  I decided to just run and then take a walk break as needed. 

Mile 1 - 9.35

Mile 2 we headed over to the medical campus.  The roads felt great, I still felt walk break.

Mile 2 - 9.21

Mile 3 took us through the oval. It was so nice to be on campus again.  It is such fun, even though there wasn't a game and it was a Sunday morning it was just nice to be outside and enjoying O-H-I-O.

Mile 3 - 9.39

Mile 3 was over to the engineering science building and over to Lane.  Oh how I love campus.  It has changed so much and yet is still amazingly beautiful.  We began to head to the stadium.  My legs felt good still, I didn't walk one step at this point.  My brain wanted to walk.  I had to talk the negativity step in front of the other...keep moving!

We turned to run into the tunnel where the players come through when they come out on the field.  What a rush!  It is so incredibly cool.  I love the cushioning on the ground.  It does need a tiny bit of ventilation, it smelled like a locker room.  After the tunnel we ended up on the

Mile 4 - 9.26.

Oh my, I felt so great.  My goal was to beat my time from last year.  I was hoping for low 39s.

I finished in 38:07. I took a full minute off my time a minute and 3 seconds to be exact!!!

Always a great race.  I look forward to next year!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

SL3S Compression Socks

I was given an opportunity to review SL3S FXC Butterfly Compression Socks.  My opinion is my own.  I was given a pair of sock to try out in compensation for my review. 

Okay, that is out of the way.

Yes, you want me to try a pair of 'pretty' compression socks.  Um, yeah, okay.  There was the option of sleeves or socks.  I have both and I actually prefer the socks, so that was my choice.  I also got to pick a color.  The color options are Teal, Azure Blue, Hibiscus Pink and Violet.  I know, if you know me I am a pink girl...but I chose the violet this time.  Violet with butterflies, very girly, I love it!

I wore my compression socks on the treadmill and out on the road to test the active portion.  I liked the way they felt, they were tight but not horribly so.  I felt that there was enough pressure to keep my calves feeling supported.  (Full disclosure: I ran four (4) miles on the treadmill and five (5) miles outside) 

My calves are huge at 16.5. I received a M/L.  The fit great.

They washed nicely.  I washed in my washer and then hung dry. 

I have also worn them once for recovery.  I thought they did a great job with recovery, too. 

If you have never tried compression sock/sleeves.  I highly recommend that you do so.  I believe that they help with my run and I also believe that help with recovery, especially for long distance.

Some of the benefits of compression are:
  • True Graduated Compression
  • Enhanced energy and stamina thru improved blood circulation
  • Prevention of injury by stabilizing the muscles and joints
  • Faster Regeneration due to lactate reduction

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015


Anything around these parts but cobwebs?  I am reinventing the blog.  I feel that 2016 is going to be a fabulous year!  I am strongly considering Ironman 70.3.  I mean it is literally in my backyard, how could I not do it?  yeah, well full time job, 2 year old, husband, well, you know, I am weighing some options.

I have the OSU 4 miler on the 25th!  my time in 2013 was 39.29 in 2014 my time was 39.11...not sure what is going to be in me on the 25th. My training hasn't been great, but maybe, just maybe I can push another PR out!