Friday, November 28, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Monday, October 06, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
We covered our ears as the Air Show over Chicago continued and the unbelievable Blue Angels circled overhead!! Luckily, I got there early so I didnt have to deal with the traffic that was driving around just a few hours later, desperately looking for a parking spot. Every time we went to my trunk (our little aid station) we were asked by quite a few cars if we were leaving.
Saturday night was the Runners Group Pot Luck at my place. The last pic is of Anastasia (don't you just love her name!) with some yummy dessert she concocted!! And, yay, for leftovers!!!
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
That's dear ol' Fred in the distance.
I decided my music of choice would be the tunes I downloaded into my ipod titled, "Wyoming". While I was at Lisa and Jay's home, I enjoyed Jay's choice of music so much that I scanned through his selections with him, and jotted down the recently played CD's.
Here they are:
Laid Back - Happy Dreamer
Costes - La Suite
Yael Naim & David Donatien.
It must have worked because I hit Grade 11!! Oh yes....watch out, Fred!! I'm taking you down boy!!
Sunday, August 03, 2008
I used my car trunk as my home base, just to make sure some of my stuff wasnt confiscated again!! That worked out well....I walked the uphills, stopped at my car, and then ran back down. 12 Levels!! I drank only Heed, ate cliff bloks every hour and after I got tired of them, had a Cliff bar. Was dreaming of potatoes with salt on them and M&M's--so maybe I'll prepare that for next time.
I had my ipod on the whole time, which I dont always use, but it was a big help today. There were lots of songs with meaning to them, of course, and I spent a good part of the run mourning my Mom and Dad. Lots of tears, but laughter too. My Mom always made sure we all laughed, and as my siblings and I are picking out what to write on her tombstone, a funny joke is so tempting. My nephew said, "How about, "Knock, Knock!" or "There was a preacher and a Rabbi." Guess Mom's sense of humor has passed down.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
I've been wearing running shoes 1/2 size bigger than my regular shoe size. I decided to try a full size bigger, especially since my feet have been aching after longer runs. So today was the first day with my new Pearl Izumis. It was only an hour run, but at least I didnt trip over my feet. This weekend will be two long runs, so we'll see how they work!
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
I still meet once a month with some of my runners from last years Half Marathon program. Most of them have moved up to the Marathon level this year. I am like a proud Mama with them!!
Willie, one of my Ultra friends, is serenading us with his banjo. He will be joining me at the Grand Teton Races!!!!
Friday, July 18, 2008
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Leo, in from England, ready for his CrazyMan competition (what is it called-anyone?) and returning to MdS in March!
Judy - an amazing runner who will figure out what to run next!!
Chandler, sitting, thinking: how can I get another meal, I'm starving!?
Jay, offcamera, instructing us on our next day's morning run.
Lisa listening attentively.
Bob - going for his second attempt at Badwater in two weeks, calculating out how much time in the sun he will get.
David - worrying that, yet again, Jay will make him powerwalk.
Julie - wondering if she can truly do Hardrock (oh yes, Julie, YES!)
Monday, June 23, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Well, I made it!!
It was iffy, though. It was pouring and thundering just before we started and the air was pretty thick. But the RD said we'd still start at 8 am, and, sure enough we did.
Coach Lisa had my plan set out for me: Warm up for 15 minutes, Run the first 2 miles at a talking pace, then 4:1 run:walk until the 5K mark. Then hit it!!
The humidity really hit me--my asthma kicked in,and then under one of the underpasses, someone was expressing his right to smoke, so that really set me back.
But, I followed the program and pushed through.
55:25--25 seconds longer than my PR. I'm happy!!!!
Wednesday I'm off to the Grand Tetons to train with Coach Lisa and 9 other folks. She said we won't have much free time, so I'm expecting that she'll be kicking my butt.
I can't wait!!!
Friday, June 20, 2008
This will all culminate at Marathon des Sables 09....back to the desert wandering as my people did so many years ago. I hope it will cleanse me of all this pain.
Rest in peace my precious puppy....I miss you mucho!