Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Pictures from Saturday

Just wanted to share some pictures from Saturdays race!

Traffic jam in the finisher chute!

Sunday, May 18, 2014


I have been really slow at updating my blog, and I am really sorry about that.

Anyway, I raced for the first time since last December and had a pretty solid showing.  I ran the Fast Flash 5K Saturday and finished in 28:19.3.  I came in 95th out of 340 runners, third in my age group, and second from my school. The race sponsors the school district where I work. I'll have some pictures to add soon.

I also completed a 12 mile training run for the Women's Half after the race.  My pace was really good, and I ran negative splits! I am so happy with how my training has been going, and I hope that I will run this well in two weeks.

In my Team In Training news, I am accepting donations to wear honorees on my jersey.  All the details are on my fundraising page.  You can check it out here

Monday, May 5, 2014

This seems like a good idea now

But in a few months, it will be an even better idea!  I have committed to running my first FULL Marathon as part of Team In Training!  I have a goal to raise $1,000 to help fund research for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I am beyond excited to take part in this and can't wait to SMASH my goal.  All of this money will go to fund research and programs to get rid of these types of cancer.  If you can find a small amount to donate, I will feel truly blessed by your generosity.  How do I donate?  Just click on the little widget below my archive.  It will take you to my fundraising page, where you can donate any amount.  You can also read how lymphoma has impacted my life.

Thank you in advance!!!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Ten miles, free comics, and new shoes.

So, I headed out for a ten mile training run in perpetration for the Indy Women's Half Marathon in June. I felt really good until the last mile when my intestines decided to take a turn for the worst. I think I must not have had rinsed out my new hydration belt bottles well.  
After that we headed out to get free comics and lunch with hubster's coworkers. Them we went to the mall and my favorite running store :) I dropped a wad of cash on some new running shoes and socks. For the first time ever, I bought two pairs during a trip...since I'm going to start training for a marathon soon, I figured it was time to buy two pairs to rotate through during training.

My beautiful new purchases (4 pairs of socks, a new pair of structures and Brooks GTS 14s)