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Weekly Running Log

Sunday, September 15, 2013

My Love For Running

I am excited to have been chosen as the featured blogger for Rod's Racer's.  Rod Simmons promotes road races throughout the state of Mississippi and I am honored that he asked me to be the spotlight athlete on his blog this week.  Out of the thousands of runners in the state, he asked me...little ole me!  Woo-hoo! 

First and foremost, I want to say that I would never known the sport of running had it not been for my husband.  It took me a little longer to "catch the bug" like YEARS but I eventually got it!!  I was never attracted to sweating and spitting and back in the time that's what runners did.  Yuk!!!  But since I've embraced the sport, the sweating means hard work and even if I'm not running and others are...to give a "Congratulations" hug always feel good now; yes, the sweat isn't so bad as once thought. The spitting...well, I've not made my peace about that yet.  Though there have been times I've needed to [on a daily run], I just can't master the art of spitting...it is not a pretty sight, I'm sure, ha!  I can't believe there's more to it than just puckering and forcing liquid out of your mouth, but there's more skill involved.  Overall, I think most runners have adapted more manners over the years.  I just know that they were totally different in the 80's. 

Along with my husband, I'd like to say I have two great running friends who daily encourage me, support me and are by my side.  Frank and Deleica have become such good friends.  As most runners know, once you find a running buddy it becomes more than a sport.  While you're running you have the opportunity to share burdens, laughs, goals and injuries.  Yes, I'd have to say running is an all around sport.

I've come to enjoy running differently than when I first started.  I'll share one thing with you now.  When I elect to run early on Sunday mornings, I make it an easy run and use my Christian music.  It has become a nice run and helps prepare me for church service later on that morning. 

Reading the running magazines we get each month, I'm amazed at the intricacies of it.  Also, that most every other sport use running as a cross training to strengthen their bodies.  Yes, running can be a sport in and of itself or can be the base for every other one. 

Please take a moment to read my article on Rod's Racer's Blog.  It would mean a lot to me. 

http://rodsracers-ms.net/2013/09/15/my-love-for-running-robbie-headrick-laurel-mississippi/

What do you think??  Please join me in sharing this great sport wherever you are.  You'll never regret it; once you've made it a habit you'll never know how you did without it! 

1 comment:

Rod Simmons said...

Thank you again for being a guest on our blog! We really do appreciate it!

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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