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



Weekly Running Log

Monday, June 13, 2011

Better-Not Best

Last week's workout was better. The only problem was that time was of the essence. Simply didn't have time to get more in. I'm glad that I was able to get what I did AND I really felt better in doing so. I began doing my workouts inside more. I do not make transitions good at all whether it's locations or seasonal. Staying "on track" during this time is hard. And last week there were several interruptions that kept me from pushing through. BUT, I'm glad that some decisions were made.

Ran at the Sportsplex really early Tuesday morning with Frank getting in over 8 total miles: 1.15 warm up, 6 running and ending with another 1.15 cool down. I was stiff from the hill race on Saturday but not actually sore. It was good. Our pace was comfortable and actually I felt like I might could have run another mile. Decided to be kind to my body and not overwork it.

Wednesday I decided to hit my treadmill. It was a struggle but my mental state of mind took over and pushed me through the beginning. That's all it usually takes. Once I get started, I'm okay. As a matter of fact, I felt great. Ran 5 miles at a 9:09 pace at 1.5 grade. Worked on core, abs and floor work. Also got in some weight exercises. I really felt GREAT when I was finished.

Thursday I joined the Wellness Center. I thought if I was going to begin inside work I may as well take advantage of the availability of many pieces of equipment a gym offers. Mostly, I wanted to give my hand a try at spinning. Classes are included with the WC membership. Can't wait to see if I can spin longer than 5 miles, ha. That day I came prepared to do a little workout so I jumped on the bike (not spinning) and got in 5 miles. I could feel the muscles in my quads and I was excited about that. No pain, just good ole hard work...hard for me. I'm a wimp at biking but hope I can improve that this summer. Also, got in a couple of miles on the TM and ended with some inverted sit-ups...one of my favorite exercises to do. I LOVE feeling my core working. It hurts and I push myself cause the results are great, even in only a couple of workouts. I really need to get up to speed with my core work. I've been slacking in this area.

Friday through Sunday was extremely busy. Friday morning we had to attend a funeral of a friend's dad. He was recently diagnosed with cancer and given only a couple of months to live. He never made it! Had planned on working out at that time but this took precedence. We left shortly thereafter going to watch our grandson play All-Stars Baseball in Hattiesburg. I love watching baseball especially when he's playing. This took up the afternoon. Afterwards we did a few errands while there. Sitting outside in the heat really takes all energies out. Saturday morning we were off to H'burg again. Sunday morning before Sunday School, I hopped on the TM at home and got in 5 good miles. If felt really good as I had only planned on three. After church and lunch, we're hitting the road one final time for a whole afternoon of baseball. I wouldn't change a thing. Sometimes "life" happens and you just have to adjust. We got home quite late Sunday night as there was more than one game played and we had a chance to have a good family visit over dinner. Our little sweet man even got a home run the last game...woo-hoo!! We're so proud of him. They came out winning the tournament. Here he is sliding into home:


Now, tell me...ain't he the cutest...[no grandparent can answer here, ha!]

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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

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