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Brain tumor survivor | triathlon & duathlon finisher | wife | cat mom | friend to many | supreme smart aleck. I'd like coffee and a book please.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

January Training is DONE

Was only short by 6 miles in training...with a total of 47.4 miles for the month. Not too shabby.

Next week we bump up to 4 training runs per week AND all next week we run 3 milers...LOVE IT!

Shamrock Baby!

Thursday, January 29, 2015


January isn't quite over yet, but this is what I have so far for mileage RunningAHEAD says that I have done 40.9 miles, not too bad if you ask me. By the time we get to Saturday I will have added another 6 miles. We have actually upped our training just a little bit...I wasn't sure how much I would like it, but it isn't too bad. So far I have missed one training run and cut one short. Overall, I have only missed 6 miles...not too bad.

Tom and I are already registered to participate in 4 events so far this year. I have all 3 of my Half Marathons on the calendar so I'm good to go with any other event/distance pops up in between those dates. My fave is always the Independence Run in Ridgefield which we have been doing for several years now - this year will be six for me. Tom did sit out on the year that he was recuperating after his surgery earlier in the year. Also, I like the Energy Events races, they do such a great job at putting together events - I LOVE IT!!

We'll see what all this year brings. I am excited to add multisport in the form of a duathlon and hoping to do the Girlfriends and Dudes Tri - not holding my breath though. If I get the duathlon done I'll be happy!

So as January comes to an end, I look forward to running my way through the month of February and gearing up for the Fort Vancouver Run the first Sunday of March and then the Shamrock a couple of weeks later.

Oh yeah...this year is going to be Epic!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


Wow! My last post was waaay back on December 3! The reality is that I have been a little busy...holiday stuff, some more holiday stuff and oh, I was sick too. So really, while I may have done some running in December that ended near the end of my vacation time during the holidays when I started to feel the tickle of a chest cold. Which seemed to last for a long, long time!

I have been back at it though! Since we are both registered to do the Shamrock Run Half Marathon we needed to get on the ball with training. So far so good for me...only missed one training run and cut one short. Tom ended up getting sick and missed some running days, BUT was okay enough to stalk me while I was out running. I'm so lucky! We run early, so it's REALLY creepy being out on the road by myself and being super aware of pretty much everything around me!

The good thing is that Tom has rejoined me as of this past weekend and we knocked out 5 miles this morning. The cool thing about today's run was that I felt super good and in a groove! I can't get stuck on that because I know that it might not happen again anytime soon - sadness. If it does then that means I'm improving!

What I have figured out recently. I don't run well when it's dark  and wet and foggy. There is so much to pay attention to can't get to complacent lest I injure myself! As we were out this morning it occurred to me that we could probably do our weekend long run later in the morning, like around what usually is race time. Might have to put that into play this weekend - we'll see how that works out! I wake up so early that I might lose interest when we do get around to running. It's just another opportunity to learn how to push through and continue on...here's to change!

The Shamrock Run will be here before we know it, but I promise that I'll try to post here again once or twice :)

Until then, get out and run, Run, RUN!