"When I do the best I can with what I have, then I have won my race." Jay Foonberg

Weekly Running Log

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Tips To Get You Motivated To Run

This is an excellent article for motivating you to run. I wanted to share it with you especially those that need an extra boost. Click here to read.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Pass to Bay 10k Race

Saturday, December 19th, Kent and I ran in the Pass to Bay 10k Race. It is from the Park in Pass Christian, over the bridge, and to Subway in Bay St. Louis. The bridge is 2 miles long and uphill! The day was just gorgeous but we faced head winds which were a little challenging with the uphill on the bridge. I thoroughly enjoyed it. We had Subway sandwiches, donuts, cookies, water and drinks at the end of the race. Last year was not as nice; it was foggy, damp and warm. What a difference this year was!

As a matter of fact, I decided to run the bridge again on Monday which was another beautiful day; this time from red light to red light which made it 4.70 miles total. I love looking out on the bay when I'm running. It doesn't seem as hard and I can take this time to really think on things.

Phillip W. took pictures at the end of the race. Several Pine Belt Pacers were present this year. I won 3rd place in my age group and was very proud of it. Several new ladies came this year that had not come before and they were super good. Winning IS good...but...it is always wonderful to be able to run!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

New Club

With only a little thinking, we decided to join the Gulf Coast Running Club in Gulfport. Not being too far away, we've found ourselves participating in some of their runs throughout this year and decided that we would join for 2010. Leonard does an outstanding job putting on these races and it makes it worthwhile to attend. We are looking forward to more races in the future.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Finally a Run!

Well, here goes AGAIN! Blogger lost the post I just wrote. Anyway ... I am so happy that I did a run this morning. It was on the treadmill because it is literally raining cats and dogs (whatever that is suppose to mean) outside, but that beats nothing! It was also the longest I've run on the TM. The run was a slow 6 mile followed by an ab, weight, and core workout. I feel so much better. Now, why can't I do this without pulling my hair out??

Monday, December 7, 2009

Goal Setting

I found a great tool for goal setting. It explains exactly what one is and helps you to put in your own words goals for you to reach. Hope you enjoy this. Click here for the site.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Not Doing So Well

Okay...time for some reflection here. There's been nothing but one thing after another. I don't know how I did it last year preparing for my half marathon, but I can tell you it certainly wasn't the way it's being done this year. My eating has been soooo out of whack...BY CHOICE! I've gained 5-7 pounds in 2 weeks...YIKES!! I've been so down about all of this; but my husband (the encourager that he is) tells me that I'm not completely off my running schedule. I sooooo feel like it. First, there was the procedure that knocked me back a week, then there was a terrible cold (and thankfully didn't last long but was intense while it lasted), then there was the traveling with daily rain leading to the now cold weather...and today we're getting the grandchildren this weekend (oh, I LOVE this but just another reason for detainment (is that a word??)) and snow is predicted for tomorrow! Now, let me see...are there any other excuses I can use here??? What's wrong with my thinking. Am I searching for excuses?? I need balance and NOW!!! Anyone that can offer any suggestions or uplifting words, I need you!! Please e-mail me ASAP before it's too late for help!!

2016 Races

  • 10/15/16...Shrimp Festival 5k
  • 05/30/16...Fiesta Five Flags 5k
  • 03/19/16...Azalea Trail 10k
  • 03/13/16...St. Pat's Leprechaun 5k
  • 03/05/16...Bay to Breakfast 12k...1st trail race
  • 02/20/16...Sea Turtle Half
  • 02/13/16...Double Bridge 15k

2016 Goals

  • Run 1,000 miles-Done
  • Bike 300 miles
  • Half Marathon-Done
  • Eat fruit daily
  • Push through the hard times-Done
  • Cut back on refined sugar

2015 Races

  • 12/19/15...Make It To The Line 4 Miler
  • 11/21/15...Wild Turkey Trot 5k
  • 11/14/15...Oyster 5k
  • 10/10/15...Shrimp Festival 5k
  • 05/30/15...PHind a Cure-W/D
  • 05/02/15...Fiesta Five Flags 5k
  • 04/18/15...Zydeco 5k - W/D
  • 04/??/15...Virtual Remember the Fallen 5k
  • 04/??/15...Virtual Boston Strong 5k
  • 04/11/15...Magnolia 5k
  • 03/28/15...Azalea Trail 10k
  • 03/07/15...Circle K 5k
  • 03/01/15...Gulf Coast Lulu's 10k
  • 02/28/15...Sweetheart 5k
  • 02/07/15...Double Bridge 15k

2015 Goals

  • 1 Half Marathon
  • Eat fruit daily
  • Overlook past failures
  • Push through the hard times/things

2014 Races

  • 12/06/14...St. Jude's Half Marathon
  • 08/16/14...Pinky 5k Virtual
  • 08/15/14...Howl @ the Moon 10k Virtual
  • 02/15/14...Sweetheart 5k
  • 02/01/14...Double Bridge 15k

2014 Goals

  • 1 Half Marathon
  • 700 Running Miles
  • Strengthen my Upper Body
  • Recuperate, Recover, Renew
  • Get active in WW
  • Eat Fruit Daily
  • Start Clean Eating
  • Begin Eliminating Sugar from Diet

2013 Races

11-30-13...Stennis 5k
11-23-13...Turkey Trot 5k
11-08-13...Run For The Kids Virtual Half [St. Jude's]
10-12-13...Shrimp Festival 5k
09-22-13...Talladega Half
07-04-13...Wesson 2 Miles
06-29-13...Emz Liverpalooza 5k
05-18-13...Pursuit of Fun 5k
04-20-13..Warrior Dash
04-07-13...Gulf Coast Half-Pensacola
03-23-13...Azalea Trail 10k
03-10-13...Leprechaun 5k
02-24-13...NOLA Marathon
02-02-13...Double Bridge 15k-Pensacola
01-13-13....Gulf Coast Half-Lulu's

2013 Goals

  • 3 Half Marathons-Done-Plus 1
  • 1 Marathon-Done
  • 1000 Running Miles-No, due to RC Tendonitis & Broken Shoulder
  • Eat fruit daily-A little aggressive but better
  • Maintain weight in 130's-Did NOT happen!

2012 Races

12-08-12...FloraBama Jingle Bell 5k
11-24-12...Jingle Bell 10k
11-17-12...Turkey Trot 5k
10-27-12...Jazz Half
10-20-12...OS Rotary 5k
10-13-12...Race for Grace 5k
09-29-12...5k For Katlyn
07-04-12...Wesson 2 Mile
04-15-12...Gulf Coast Half...[Withdrew-bronchitis]
04-14-12...Diversity Dash 5k
03-24-12...Azalea Trail 10k
03-03-12...MS50 20k...[Withdrew-bronchitis]
02-25-12...Kids Need Heroes 5k
02-11-12...Sweetheart 5k
02-04-12..Double Bridge 15k
01-14-12...Pensacola Half

2012 Goals

  • 1 Full Marathon-Marine Corp filled up
  • 3 Half Marathons-2 Down-Sick had to drop 2
  • 20 Miles-Wkly Mileage-Bronchitis kept me from this
  • Cross Training 2x Week-Poor Commitment
  • Weekly Weights W/O-Again Poor Commitment

2011 Races

  • 11-26-11...Kaiser Half
  • 11-19-11...Turkey Trot 5k
  • 11-11-11...Thumbs Up for Bill 5k
  • 11-05-11...Senior Bowl 10k
  • 10-22-11...Running the Streets 5k
  • 10-15-11...Shrimp Festival 10k
  • 10-08-11...Mullet Run 5k
  • 09-24-11...Waiting for a Cure 8k
  • 09-05-11...Labor Your Legs 5k
  • 07-04-11...Wesson 2 Miles
  • 06-04-11...Bay Fest 5k
  • 05-14-11...Stargazer 5k
  • 04-30-11...Fiesta 5 Flags 5k
  • 04-16-11...St. Benedict's 5k
  • 04-10-11...Gulf Coast Half
  • 03-26-11...Azalea Trail 10k
  • 03-19-11...St. Patrick's 5k
  • 03-05-11...Eco 5k
  • 02-13-11...Mardi Gras Marathon

Secrets to Running a 5k

Here is an excellent site for those who have thought about running a 5k race but just hadn't made that move yet. There's tips, directions and even a section on what to wear. If you have never run a race, you are missing out on a lot of fun. You will have support from most everyone you meet. Now for the site...click here to change your life and get started!

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