COUNTDOWN TO MARATHON

Monday, April 18, 2011

Down but not out

Well I am still down but not out. I am rehabbing the foot and still have stiffness and pain in the morning and evening. I hope rehab helps. I am running the marathon no matter what!

Monday, April 4, 2011

WAITING

OK, nothing worse than making a Marine wait. I now have to go on Tuesday for the MRI. It was postponed, so I will find out a little later than I thought. Will update.
I miss running, Today is a wonderful evening and all I can do is think of running in the nice weather. I never thought that I would like to run or miss running. Somehow I have transformed into a person that looks forward to the future and what I can do and not what I should do. I cannot wait to heal and run again!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

BAD NEWS

Ok, I have sustained an injury. I had a doctors visit and she is sending me to an orthopedic surgeon. Maybe a rip or tear in the achilles tendon. We will see tommorrow!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Feeling a little pain


Well, I have not run in a few days and I am feeling a little tightness in the back of my right knee. Feels like a ligament might be a little over worked. I am going to have to make up my running because this week I am working long days and have minimum time to run. We shall see what happens this week.

Monday, February 28, 2011

10k Rodeo Run

What a weekend. I ran the ConnocoPhillips Rodeo run on Saturday. I participated in the 10k and mn I feel great that I accomplished a milestone. I committed to the run and did it on my own. While trining for the run, I found information that Halliburton has a running TEAM. Before the beginning of the 10k, I met with the director of the team and I am now officially a member. I am so stoked! Maggie is starting to run with me. I cannot believe what a difference it has made in my life. I bought a new pair of running shoes and they are so much better than the shoes that I am retiring from running.
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Please check out the 10k route and some stats.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I'm Baaaaaaaccccckkkkk!!!!!!!

I am so excited for the 10k on Feb 26. My first race and cannot wait. I know I have not been here in a while but I have still have been running. I met two people that are running in the 10k and will train with me for my marathon. Life is good! I am looking forward to this new lifestyle.

http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/28352406

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Adding mileage

Great run and had a lot left in the tank. I am soooooo glad that I bought the insulated compression pants! Mileage up, almost the same pace, looking good for the 10k in a few weeks!

http://www.mapmyrun.com/view_route?r=357129659983498063

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Picking up where I left off

Ok, it has been almost a week since I last ran. I had a tooth extraced and took some time off. Today, I ran 4 miles and was able to keep my pace at sub 12 minute miles. I feel greast knowing thatI can keep this pace. I have been doing research on dietary restrictions and types of derink to have before,during, and after the runs and I still have not decided on a certain brand or to continue to mix my own. I cannot wait to push up the mileage this week in preperation for the ConocoPhillips Rodeo Run 10K on Feb. 26.
http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/27592944#share

Monday, January 17, 2011

Good run finished with heavy legs and a STRONG HEADWIND. Feel great after the run and no pain except in my lower back. I might nee this looked at for longer distances.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Bad Week

Ok, this week I had so manyintentions to run on 4 days and well, I did not. I have been carpooling to work with a coworker an have not brought my clothes to run while at work. I have been getting home late and not to mention it is cold. I know these are excuses and I will make up for this and of course have to suffer for this in the form of the lactic acid after my next run.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Meeting goals



There is nothing better for your self confidence than meeting your goals except meeting them ahead of schedule. I have broken into the sub 11:30 min/mile mark, WOOHOO I am so excited!!! Now to meet my second goal of 10k on February 26, the ConocoPhillips Rodeo Run in Houston, Texas. YEAH!!!!!
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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Jan 6

http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/26695144
Great day for a run! I missed my turn and did 3.5 not 4 and had a cramp at mile 3. This post is a few days late, but better late than never.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Jan 5

OH MY! I was reading the newsletter at work and deciced to join the Halliburton running team for the 10k event on February 26. I should be able to meet this goal on the current training schedule. I am excited to run in this event. I hope the family is at the finish line for me when I get there.

Jan. 4

Well it is the new year and I am back on schedule for training for the MCM in October. I did 3.5 miles and feel great. I overdressed fo r today's run and might not wear the long sleeve shirt if it gets above 60 degrees. I am looking into running events around the city for me to partake in to help me to train and network. I will have more to come.