Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year, New Resolutions

It's amazing to me how time flies. I am heading out today for my second 'Resolution Run' and can't believe that it has been a whole year since I started this whole running thing...

It's been a big year for me. I am really looking forward to the marathon in Phoenix with nervous anticipation. It will be an accomplishment, but setting the bar for 2009 is going to be interesting. I am not sure a second marathon will be in the cards for 2009, but likely an Olympic Distance Triathlon would be a better fit. A half Iron in 2010?

2008 has also been a big year for our family. Jon has successfully joined the Cascade Fire Department as a paid on call firefighter, which has been a dream of his as long as I have known him. Lo Lo Bean has migrated to the Kindergarten room at Pre-School and is learning to read and write sentences. Both of which I am frightened of, she's not my little baby girl anymore. And potentially the biggest life changing event was my dad's heart was fixed last month. Yup, big year indeed. We have a lot to thank God for in 2008 and I am looking forward to His help in 2009. That's all I've got to say about that.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Detroit Half Marathon


Not the fastest run, but considering it was my first run over 10 miles-- I am pretty happy with it. It also gives me something to beat for a PR--


While crossing over the ambassador bridge, I overhear two guys talking to eachother--

"So we're getting married- I am marrying you"

"we're moving to California"

"then we're having a baby"

Mile 4-- Recall that I left my advil gel caps in my purse at home. Look of horror sweeps my face. I glance to the right and see the staff photographer snapping away. I am sure that one will be lovely.

Mile 5.8 running into Canada from the bridge--a rumpled hair weave laying on the ground. There is one hot mess running around ahead of me.
The day could not have been more beautiful. Running along the river in Canada and looking over at the Detroit skyline on clear fall day was priceless. So was the fact that I didn't have to pee and the line for the porta potties was 6 deep.

Jon, Laurel, Abby and Jason were hunting for a parking space and scrambling to try and meet me at the 9 mile mark-- unfortunately, they weren't able to get there in time. Met up with them at the finish area- and was able to snap a few pictures.
Overall it was a great race, although next year I think GR would be better considering it's less of a challenge for spectators.
Now, let the training really begin. I need to add a counter for the Phoenix marathon-- time is slipping away from me.

Friday, October 17, 2008

It's official

Holy Cow-- It's official-- I am signed up for the Detroit Half Marathon on Sunday

See for yourself folks-- I'll hit you on the flip side of 13.1--hopefully in less than 2:45.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Friday, August 29, 2008

Friday, August 1, 2008

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Little Chocolate Donuts

I logged a lot of miles training for that day. And I downed a lot of doughnuts. Little Chocolate Donuts. They taste good, and they've got the sugar I need to get me going in the morning. That's why Little Chocolate Donuts have been on my training table since I was a kid.