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



Weekly Running Log

Monday, August 18, 2014

Good Week

I was going to write a post yesterday and I wish I had before today's run.  But, regardless, I wanted to write about last week's training.  First off, I am still working through my calf pain that I've gotten as a result of a cortisone shot I got two weeks ago for my shoulder.  TWO WEEKS!!  My shoulder is doing well but my running has been hard.  It is obvious that I have several side affects [see last post] but one in particular is still hanging on...tendon pain in my calves!  It is much better but I'm still not "normal".  So when I'm running and begin to feel tightness or pain I stop right then and stretch my calves.  And, yes...it has been often and until the calf is stretched enough, there will be pain. 

With that in mind, here is the breakdown of my training last week. 

Mon:  4 miles
Tues:  2 miles on TM followed by good overall workout
Wed:  4 miles followed by different overall workout
Thur:  XT
Fri:  7 miles...7 hilly, beautiful miles. 
Sat:  3.1 miles
Sun:  Rest
Total miles for week:  20.1

On Friday, 6.2 miles of the 7 were counted as the Howl At The Moon Virtual 10k.  I felt it was a good run especially with hills.  Beside that, it was the first time in a long time I had run 7 miles and I ran it all...whoop-whoop!!  Here's my cool medal.  The picture part swings around and says US Road Running.  It is really nice and heavy.  I plan to do more of their virtuals. 


On Saturday, these 3.1 miles was another virtual race I'd done.  It was the Pinky 5k Virtual.  I had one of the best overall paces I've had in a long time.  AND, I had stomach issues and almost didn't do it.  So glad I took a stab at it!  I haven't received my swag bag with my goodies in it, like the medal and shirt, and will post that when it comes in.  Until then, here is our running bibs.  So pretty.


Now for today.  Well, it was pitiful.  The heat and humidity was awful!  I was drenched with sweat within the first mile.  Then, my right calf was painful again and plagued me for a while, even having to walk some.  After stretching several times, it finally let up and I was able to finish the last 1.5 miles of my 5 miles running.  I'm glad I didn't stop at 3 miles because I was not doing well at that point and really just wanted to get back into the car and leave.  I'm going to do everything I can do get through this time and stay on my marathon training schedule.  I even have a Marathon Program B selected I can switch to in case this one is too aggressive [it runs 5 days a week where "B" only runs 4 days] but I will keep at the one I'm on now as long as I can.  I want to do this for those precious children no matter how much it takes out of me...because I CAN do it. 

With that in mind, I hope you stick to whatever program you may be doing and if you're not doing one, stick to your guns when you run.  This heat and humidity will eventually subside and we WILL be stronger.  Now, get out there and

Run 4 It

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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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