Monday, May 30, 2011

Monday and it's HOT

My nice cool training weather is a thing of the past. Tonight I waited until after the kids got in bed to walk and it was still 87 at 7:00 pm. Yikes. So hot. Just did 4 tonight. I am down to easy walks. Tomorrow 6, then 4 on Wed.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Blow Out!

I happened to look at the bottom of my running shoes on Friday and noticed I had worn them plum out! There was no tread left and you could see a huge bald spot on the right shoe where it was the next layer of the sole. I went back to Cool Comfort to see if anything could be done and it could...I could buy a new pair. So after a quick call to my sweet mother who offered to help with the cost, I got a new pair of running shoes two weeks before my marathon!!! I wore them Saturday and they were great and I really could tell the difference. I had been wearing those other ones with no tread and didn't know how bad they were!

Fri and Sat

Friday I did a quick 4 miles, three inside and one out, it was cold that day! Then Saturday I did 8 outside. It was nice and it went well.

Thursday, May 26, 2011


So last Friday I took the day off after my 20 miler. Saturday I walked 4 miles in our neighborhood. During the walk I saw a house with nice cardboard boxes on the side of the road. I had a vision they would be cute with Wonka spray painted on the side and stacked up for decorations at Michael's upcoming birthday party. So, I stopped and asked if I could have them. The man was so nice. He dumped everything out and broke them down for me and gave me two unused ones. So I toted (nice southern word) them home at the end of my walk.

Sunday I took the day off.

Monday, I did 5 miles. Again it was overcast, ahhhh.

Tuesday, I did 6 miles after our MOPS brunch at Jackie's.

Wednesday I went with Mallory's class to the zoo in Lville so didn't have a chance to fit in a proper walk.

Today is my birthday so it will be busy but I will try and go at least 6 after Michael's picnic.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Big 2-0!!!

Today I did my longest training walk-20 miles! So happy to have that over with! It was a perfect day, overcast and cool. I walked all over this town! I parked at Qdoba and took off from there. I had gotten a coupon for a mango salad and drink and I knew I would be hungry when I finished so I planned to wind up there and eat! Paul met me there and it was great to see him. I almost started crying! From now on out there's only a 9 and an 8 mile walk as far as longer ones go so it's all downhill from here. Looking forward to June 11.

Tuesday and Wednesday

I did 4 miles each on these days. Went fine.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Monday, May 16

Today was cold, in the low 50s so I did my 5 miles indoors at the Y. Did 2 on the treadmill and the rest around the track. I have decided to do my 20 on Thursday. Saturday we have two soccer games and the church picnic. I will head out right after I drop off Michael and it should take 5 hours. Hopefully the weather is better by then!

Major catching up...

I haven't blogged my training walks since last Saturday when I did my 18 miles! Well, that next Monday I did 5, then Tue I did 8, then Wed I did 5, then Friday I did 5 more. Saturday I left the house at 630 and it was drizzling but I had to do 13-14 miles before 10 am when Mallory had her soccer game. I walked all over and then ended up out at Lakeview Park. Went fine. My left ankle is better. My right hip still hurts from time to time. I am not planning to run any until the marathon. Don't want to re-injure it.

Sunday, May 8, 2011


Yesterday I walked 18 miles, the most I have to date. It went well! My left ankle isn't hurting hear as much, Praise the Lord, and the weather was perfect. It was slightly overcast, cool and breezy. I left Lakeview Park after Mallory's 9 am soccer game and headed out. I had mapped an 18 mile course on I was counting on averaging a 15 min mile so knew it would take 4 and a half hours. I left Lakeview at 10 and walked in our driveway at 230. Perfect. I enjoyed the walk. I only have 2 more long walks in my training before the marathon. Yea! After walking I showered up and we left for Lexington to celebrate Mother's Day! Had a wonderful time eating dinner at Raffery's, then going to Orange Leaf, then to the mall. I love my babies!

Wed and Fri

I did 5 miles both of these days. The weather was OK and I was able to walk outside which I now am really enjoying.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tuesday 8

It is raining today and all day so I went to the Y after dropping Michael off at preschool and did 8 miles there. I did the first 6 on the treadmill at a 15 min mile pace since my left ankle is still hurting. Then I did the last 2 around the track. I can't run any more like I did at first. My ankle just hurts too bad. I am thankful I can walk but am concerned of getting a worse injury if I over do it so I am taking it easy on longer walks.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Catch up

I just realized I haven't posted since last Wed! Friday I did 4 miles and then Sat I was only able to do 6. Paul had stuff he had to do so he couldn't keep the kids so I couldn't do the 15 I was supposed to do. Hated to miss it. Hopefully it won't hurt me too much.

Today, May 2nd, I did 6 miles. Was just set to do 4 but kept going since the weather was OK and I didn't get to go long over the weekend.