Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
The randomly picked number is: 9
Lucky number 9 would be:
H Love said...
Just posted a link on my blog.
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Sunday, June 27, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
My name is Bobbie and I haven't gone for a run in one week!!
WHY??!! My excuse is the HOT & STEAMY weather we have been having. Even at night and early mornings it has been so humid its hard to breathe. I am not happy with myself for not running at all, not even a little, but I guess all runners' need a break sometime or another. I also posted the other day that I have been getting up and walking around my neighborhood and didn't really think I was ready to try to run it. Thinking about this comment from that post I decided to give it a try this morning!
Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...
the hills are great for you, try the run walk approach to get used to them and you'll be powering along in no time
Actually I did a lot better than I thought and it wasn't near as bad as I thought it would be. No I wasn't able to Run the whole loop but I am guessing I ran about 3/4ths of it! So THANK YOU Amanda for making the comment and giving me the encouragement I needed to go ahead and give it a try!! Be sure to check out Amanda's great blog as well!
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Sunday, June 20, 2010
Why have I been absent from the blog world this last week? Why have I not been running much this last week? Why have I felt like I was in a funk this last week? The only answer I can come up with is my brain is melted due to it being so HOT & HUMID all the dang time!! Although I have not been running much this last week, I have been getting up in the mornings to walk(about a mile) before work. All week while walking I have been asking myself “Why are you not running this instead?” My neighborhood is crazy hilly and to be honest not sure I am ready or want to run it, but I am thinking of giving it my best shot this upcoming week. I have seen some interesting sites while walking also(I live next to a lake in a highly tree populated area so there is lots of wildlife) one morning a squirrel came running super fast only to have a cat chasing behind. The cat saw me and stopped so I chatted”Good morning Kitty, trying to catch a squirrel, Good luck!” and I patted him on the head. He graciously replied with a “MEOW!” I continued walking and he took off after that squirrel again! The very next morning I saw something up ahead and thought it was another cat, I began to wonder to myself where were all these cats coming from our neighborhood always is full of dogs not cats? But to my surprise it wasn’t a cat, it was a raccoon carrying a baby and another one following! I really wanted to chat with them but by the time I got where they were they were gone. I really need to start bringing my camera!
Also while being absent from life this week, I realized I have never posted about my back to back races milestone. What is wrong with me? I will make it short and sweet since now its a thing of the past.
Race #1 was last Friday night. I usually do not like night races as I don’t do as well, I am a morning racer but the hubs can do the night races. I was in HIGH hopes that it would start cooling down as it really got cloudy and looked like rain, however the sun came out super bright and super humid! We have ran this course a couple of time already so I know the course is nothing but uphill the entire first half with a decent downhill second half but I am just running not racing cause I am saving my efforts for the next days race. The hubs likes to start on the starting line, ya know up front where everyone can see you standing there waiting to start. Not me, I like being a couple maybe few rows back in the middle of the pack but on the edge. But I let him convince me to stay close.
The race began I went out slow like I wanted (so I thought) could still see hubs ahead thinking he must be going fairly slower as well. Reached the first mile marker with timer person saying 8:35…WHAT?? That is way way too fast for me, I need to slow it down by about a minute. I still felt pretty comfortable so I tried to slow my pace instead of walking. I saw the water stand ahead at 1.5m and could really start to feel the humidity hitting hard. So I grabbed a water cup and walked on thru swishing my water. The leader of the race was coming back down passing the timer person at mi 2 stating 10:18 holy cow he is fast!! I began running again much slower this time just hoping to finish it out, the sweat was really dripping by this point, it had to be close to 90 with the humidity. I could no longer see the hubs, he must have really kicked it in on the downhill, good for him!! In this course there is a concrete bridge and I hate this bridge so I walked it! I thought the finish had to be close looked at my watch still making pretty good time, but that dang humidity it totally zapped me. This by far has been the hottest race so far this year. Hubs ended up at 26:41 and 31:06 for me. When I finally got to see the break down of age groups I ended up being 5th which made me feel better about the run!
Race#2-The very next morning I had another 5k race that is one of my “Serres” races. These races I WANT to do good in and really I WANT to place (in my age group). Once again like many race mornings this year it was raining when I got up to prepare. I knew it would stop by race time. Meet up with my running buddies chatted waiting for the start wondering where our other buddy was. She had been on vacay so I think she was still on that time cause she came “running” in just in time to start!! She told me how she was a little tired and going to be slow today, good cause I am slow from racing last night. I usually take a 5hour energy or GU before a race but opted not too this morning as my belly was feeling funny. Kinda wish I would have though. The weather was overcast&humid and we did a nice slow and steady run. Mile 1 9:30 much better than the last nights race! Twila however she is like on fire this year, she was speedy fast today!! I lost my steam about 2.5ish and began run/walk. I should have been able to complete this entire thing running as it was at our park, the one I always run at, but my legs were just tired. I did my best to sprint to the finish with a 29:45. I really didn’t expect to place but was happy to get 3rd! Twila ended up with 24:56 and 3rd for her age group also, so glad she isn’t in my group cause I don’t think I could catch or keep up with her!! Great Job girl!!
I used windows live writer on this one hope it turns out ok!!
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
On to the winners of the totes(don't lie that's the real reason you are reading LOL)!! My number randomizer at the bottom of my blog decided not to work like it did the day I found it :( So I have remove it and use the Random Number Generator found HERE.
AND THE WINNERS ARE:
The randomly picked number is: 38
Which was :
I posted your giveaway on my blog
The randomly picked number is: 20
S Club Mama said...
My first race was a 5K in my current town. It was for breast cancer research and wasn't really a race but a walk. They added a running portion and it was the lady leading the running, 15 10yo boys and me pushing my 2 sons. cool, right?
Please be sure to check out their great blogs as well!!
S Club Mama HERE
Ladies I will send you a message or you can contact me with some info
@bobbie zero87 at msn dotcom!!
Thanks to all that entered and stay tuned new giveaway and race reports coming soon!!
Friday, June 11, 2010
Don't forget tomorrow is last day to enter my current giveaway!! Linked at the top
Between tonight and tomorrow I will be adding another milestone to my "running" career. I will be running back to back 5k's.(I know all you marathoners' are thinking "Oh Please!") Tonight the Hubs & I will get to run together (not side by side since he is way faster). I love it when we get to run together at races, I use him to judge how I am doing, if I can at least have him in my sights then I am doing fairly well!! Although tonight I will not be pushing myself too hard as tomorrows race is part of my "Serres" and I WANT to do good in that race. So tonight will just be a practice race for me!!
Good Luck to All Racers this weekend!!
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
The hubs and I ran an AWESOME 4mi last night!! I told him I would be really slow since I have a bum knee and all (I am always way slower than him without an excuse!) and usually he doesn't like going anymore than one 2mi loop at the park. If you run in & out to the entrance it adds an extra mile making 3mi and that's what he said we was doing. Okay by me but still I am taking my time!! Surprise enough I kept up way better than I ever thought even though I know he slowed waaaayyy down. When we reached the entry he pointed left and said " Come on let's go" me looking puzzled, crazed and confused just shrugged it off and started going. I had truly found my pace and felt TOTALLY comfortable, the weather was perfect about 75deg with no humidity. As I kept on going I was thinking just continue on to the first stoplight and back, its not that far. And that is what we did. We paused at the light for maybe 30 seconds looking at each other without saying a word I have a feeling we were thinking the same thing"Wow, I really can't believe we are doing this! This is great!" Then I turned and headed back for the park. My knee held up great, did not bother me enough to make me stop. After getting back home I looked up the distance of the route on mapmyrun.com and was shocked to discover that "little" extra distance there & back made that usual 2mi loop into a 4mi RUN!! That is right I RAN the entire distance!! I was so proud of myself, even the hubs said he notice I didn't take a walk break! And the finishing time by my watch was 39:14!! WOW!
SO do I really need a plan or maybe just keep winging it??
The reason he wanted to run the extra distance, we are both doing a 5k Friday night!! I love it when we BOTH get to go!!
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
So my bloggy friends, today was a day of 1st's for me but it was definitely my first PI Personal Injury!! Here's the breakdown of my injury: As I stumbled over the BRIGHT NEON ORANGE cone that I never actually saw, I was heading face first for the pavement, I honestly believe it was about 2inches from my eyeballs. All I could think was PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT LET ME SKIN UP MY FACE OR KNOCK OUT A TOOTH PLEASE!! So I tried to catch myself with my hands trying to push myself back upright knowing that is was too late so I rolled to my back. When I looked up I really thought I would see my mom looking at me but it was a fellow racer (walker but does them all in the serres) saying are you okay and all I could think was go go go. During the race I really felt okay but as soon as I stopped the pain began. My knee is throbbing but I think it will be okay. I skinned my fingers on my way down, they are sore. And as I rolled to my back I scraped my shoulder which feels like it is on fire right now. Not to mention the fact that my back has been hurting all week and just starting to feel better, NOW feels like well honestly like my whole body has been run over with a mack truck!! I am off for a nap now and will post some pics later!!
Friday, June 4, 2010
Tomorrow I will be running the first 5k event that I walked last year. After completing that walk last year and after watching the biggest loser complete a whole marathon, I told myself you can do this. No you don't have to run a whole marathon but you can do a 5k. And the after race crowd and FOOD was just so great, talking with people everyone just seemed so happy. I knew I was hooked from there! From that race forward I participated in a 5k every Saturday through October, several in November and one in December 2009. January 2010 I decided to train for a half marathon and completed it in March 2010 in the worst weather conditions possible.
I am so glad I have discovered running!!
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
I also wanted to share a funny little story...Kids say the funniest things!!
On the last day of school, it was also my papaw's b-day. I asked my girls "Do you know what today is?" Oldest daughter(16) replied" It's Thursday"
oldest again"It's the last day of school"
me again "No"
oldest "Ok then what is it?"
me "It is Papaw's b-day!!"
oldest" Mom, how do you know every one's b-day?"
Youngest daughter (11 3/4) "Sis, that is part of her JOB DESCRIPTION of being a Mother!!"
Ha Ha Ha How cute!!
Stay tuned for a Giveaway announcement later!!