Tuesday, September 27, 2011


i was looking online at motivational running quotes and came across some
 "you know you're a runner when"quotes.  these are some that fit me.

you know you're a runner when...

~you no longer make fun of fanny packs because your running belt looks very similar (although cooler)
 to one.

~you have more running clothes than regular clothes in your laundry pile.

~you're not embarrassed to wear spandex.

~you're always hungry.

~you smirk when non-runners ask you,  "So how long is this Marathon?"

~you know where exactly one mile from your front door is (in any direction).

~you own more pairs of running sock than dress socks.

~you get jealous when you're driving in your car and you pass a runner.

~a beautiful summer day turns overcast and you're glad because it's much better running weather.

~you call 5 miles a "short run" and people look at you funny.

~you spend the last two miles of a marathon thinking about what you're going to do different when you run it next year.

stickin' to it

the only way finishing Vegas Rock & Roll will be remotely possible is if i really stick to my training plan and get in ALL my long runs.  this has been my plan twice now and both times i have failed miserably.  one long run of 16 or 18 miles is just not going to cut it for trying to finish with a time limit.
so far so good though.  i ran 13 on sunday and it went great~
mile 1~8:59
mile 2~8:57
mile 3~9:16
mile 4~9:26
mile 5~9:24
mile 6~9:31
mile 7~9:46
mile 8~10:41
mile 9~10:48
mile 10~11:08
mile 11~9:48
mile 12~10:00
mile 13~9:51
average pace was 9:49 which i'm proud of.  
i think i need to learn to slow down in the beginning though.
stacey, chloe and i went for a 3 mile run this morning.  i usually like to run in the evening but it sure feels great to be done for the day, especially with all the other running around that needs to be done:)
i signed up for run with jess virtual run today.  i bought a shirt to help her out with her fundraising too:)

i will definitely make sure i get a bonus entry by sending a picture of a yummy cupcake reward when i'm finished!

alisha and i need some fun vegas outfit ideas, maybe something like this~
or this~

ya right, i need all the help i can get!  there will be zero time for wardrobe malfunctions!!
i better just stick to the basics.
 maybe add a gold sweaty band or something:)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

BOB test run=success

last week i traded in chloe's very used bumbleride stroller for a BOB.  i had a BOB with my son clay and i loved it but when i was pregnant and stroller shopping for chloe i thought i needed something different so i went the bright pink bumbleride.
we definetly have gotten great use out of this stroller.  with all the sporting events this girl has to go to she has spent plenty of time in it.  she literally wakes up in the morning and asks who's game we're going to:) but in the running department it's got nothing on the BOB.  you have to lock the wheel for even a fast walk and then you need two hand just to keep it going straight.
we took the new BOB out this morning for a test run and smooth sailing, love it!! i can run holding it with one hand, it doesn't pull right or left and she was out in like 10 minutes.  doesn't get any better =)

and for more exciting news, as if the stroller wasn't enough:) i found out today i do get to run
i'm only doing the half so i will get to run with my sister, and then be able to cheer her on somewhere during the last 13 miles. awesomeness, thanks andrea:)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

10 things tuesday

  1.  training for rock & roll Vegas is going great,
 i'm loving running right now and i think it's because i need it more than ever to keep my sanity!  i thought things would slow down when school started but with the three boys in sports we are always on the go!!
cole the j.v. quarterback
2.  i haven't blogged in over a month and a half.  besides never being home i just didn't think i had anything to blog that anyone would want to read about. this still hasn't changed i just decided to do it anyways:)

3.  my hubby has lost almost 115 lbs and i'm so proud of him!!

and after :)
4.  the marathon coming up has a 4.5 hour time limit....my best marathon time was 5 hours 7 minutes.  i'm not quite sure how it's gonna go down in sin city!! anyone know what they do with you if you haven't finished???

5.  in a couple weeks my sister is running the portland marathon without me.  i'm both happy and sad about this.  i know while i'm watching i will be wishing i was running but vegas just around the corner and i'm sure i'll be eating those words and would give anything to be holding a sign.

6.  did a little halloween decorating while the weather was crappy...now it's been sunny and 70 the last few days and it just doesn't seem quite right.

7.  clay turned seven last week so my sister and i took him to Great Wolf Lodge with carson and chloe.
it's an indoor water park with fun stuff for all ages.  we went to the park two days and stayed one night.   the kids had a blast and chloe talks about it daily.  i don't know about alisha but i was sure wiped when i got home:)

i haven't downloaded pic's from my camera so this is as good as it gets.
8.  jay took me to yogurtland for the first time on my birthday...i think i've been back like four times and my birthday was only a month ago:) did i mention it's 2 hours away, so not fair!
yes, this is mine and im sure i ate it all:)

9.  gonna take the new trailer again in a couple weeks and camp with some friends at Fort Stevens for the Columbia Crossing. 
 hopefully the weather stays decent.  the bridge run is not so fun with rain and wind, kind of feels like needles hitting your face!

10.  now(2 hours later) i remember why i stopped blogging, i am sooo slow at this.