Thursday, February 24, 2011

HILLS! Yikes!

Only had 6 of us running this morning...missed some great ladies! We still had fun though...we ran an easy pace for 1 mile and then did hill repeats the rest of the time. I do NOT like any type of speedwork but it felt pretty good this morning. We ended up running 2.58 miles in 26:57 at an average pace of 10:27.

I am sooo ready for the Disney Princess half on Sunday! Leaving town tomorrow!!! This day is gonna go by sooo slow lol!!! :-)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

RUNiversary!!!

Today is my RUNiversary!!! I've been running for one year! I have ran 11 5K's, 1 10K, 1 Relay Marathon, and 2 Half-Marathons! I couldn't have done it without God, support from my family, and my amazing running friends! How am I gonna celebrate? I am going to Disney World....to run my 3rd Half-Marathon!!! :-)





Tuesday, February 22, 2011

5K With the Girls!!!

Ran with about 10 fabulous ladies this morning!!! We ran 3.11 miles in 32:46 at an average pace of 10:32! Run was great, weather was perfect..except for the humidity! Gotta get used to that again! Missed my Paige this morning!!! Sooo ready for the Disney Princess Half on Sunday!!!!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

10K With the Girls!

Our first run together since the half marathon last weekend! We were all sooo excited to see each other and to RuN!!! I had a GREAT run! Why couldn't I have felt that great last weekend for my half? Darn flu!!! We ran 6.2 miles in 1:05:01 at an average pace of 10:28! Can't wait to enjoy the beautiful, warm, sunny day!!!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Good to RuN!!!

This was my first run since the half last Sunday that I ran with the flu. I am feeling so much better and with this beautiful weather we've been having I just couldn't rest any longer! Since I ran at a high traffic time, I stayed on the sidewalk which meant HILLS! It was challenging but felt GREAT! I ran 4.5 miles in 45:11 at an average pace of 10:02!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

New Orleans RoCk 'n RoLl HaLf MaRaThOn!!!

Let me start out by saying that this race was AWESOME! There was a band at every mile, tons of spectators cheering us on, and it was well organized! And the medal ROCKED! As far as my run goes....not so much. Last week I came down with a cold or sinus stuff...my nose was so stopped up and I was so congested. By Friday my nose had cleared up considerably so I had hope. I felt good when I woke up Saturday morning. We headed to New Orleans and went to the expo. I started feeling bad at the expo...had a headache, no energy, tired, and a little nauseous. I just figured my sinuses were still bothering me so I took a Tylenol Sinus when we got back to the hotel. By the time we got to dinner, my headache was gone but I felt HORRIBLE. The best way I can describe it...I felt like you feel when you have sat in a hot tub for too long...drained of energy, nauseous, tired. But it would kind of come and go. One hour I would feel horrible and the next I wouldn't feel too bad. I went back to the hotel and went to bed...praying that I would feel better in the morning so I could run this thing that I had trained for for so long. I woke up the next morning feeling better but still not 100%. I didn't care though...I was going to RUN! The first 6 miles of the run were great! But around mile 6 I started having that yuck feeling again that I had on Saturday. By mile 9 I was feeling awful. I told my friends to go and run on without me because I didn't want to keep them from making their goal time. Paige went ahead (and ROCKED her time...so proud of her!!!) and Leah stayed with me until about mile 11, where I had to stop and walk some. Those last 2 miles by myself were torture! I did intervals of running and walking. Finally I saw the finish line...but it looked so far away! I was able to run through the finish line! I ended up with a new PR (about 11 minutes faster than my last half) but didn't make my goal time. That made me sad because I know I would have made it if I had been feeling good. The rest of race day I felt horrible. And Monday I felt bad too...but I never ran any fever. I went to the doctor yesterday and found out that I have a small touch of the flu. So...I feel a little better about my time now...I ran with the flu and it was still a PR! Next up...Disney Princess Half Marathon in a little less than 2 weeks! I know the sickness may set me back some so I am prepared to walk a lot and just take it easy during this one. I am going to stop and take lots of pictures, have fun, and just not worry about my time. Going to try to make my goal time in April at the Gulf Coast Half Marathon. So that's my tale of the weekend...thanks for reading...I know I wrote a book lol!

Oh and I guess you want my official time: 13.1 miles in 2:33:37 at an average pace of 11:43.

Here are a few pictures before, during, and after the race.

All of us on race morning!


Me and Dana!




Me and Paige waiting on our corral to start!!!


Yep...that is a man in a skirt lol! He wanted to take a picture with us!


Me and Leah running!


Showing off our medals after the race!


NOLA Rock 'n Roll Mardi Gras Expo!

Here are a few pictures of the expo!!! It was a lot of fun...only wished I had been feeling better!

On our way!!!


In front of the route map!


I am so blessed to have such an awesome group of friends to run with!


Whoop whoop!!!


Running manicans lol!!!


I had to take this one for my Mom...she LOVES Elvis!


Woo Hoo! Ready to RoCk it!!!




All of the girls at dinner! We ate at a little Italian restaurant called Venezia. The food was good...I just didn't enjoy it as much as I wanted since I wasn't feeling well.


All my running gear...except my shoes!!! I forgot to put those in the picture lol!


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Last Run Before the NOLA Rock 'n Roll Half Marathon!

It was cold, windy, and drizzly this morning but we got our 3 miles in! We ran 3 miles in 30:39 at an average pace of 10:12. I am getting so excited about the half on Sunday! I am congested and have a snotty/stopped up nose but I am hoping that will be all clear by Sunday. Need prayers of healing please!!! :-)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Easy 5K!

Ran an easy 5K this morning with my sistas! We ran 3.11 miles in 32:40 at an average pace of 10:30! So excited about this weekend...my 2nd half marathon!!!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Long Run in the COLD!!!

Brr! It was cold this morning! We ran 8 miles in 1:26:44 at an average pace of 10:50! I had ice in my hair after I finished running! This was our last long run before the New Orleans Rock 'n Roll Half Marathon next Sunday! Sooo excited!!!



Thursday, February 3, 2011

An Easy 2!

Ran an easy 2 this morning with some Sole2Soul Sisters that are running their first 5K Saturday. 2 was about all I wanted to do this morning...it was very very cold and very very windy! We ran 2 miles in 20:47 at an average pace of 10:23. I will say that I felt a little guilty for only running 2 miles though...but I wanted to support those ladies! I am so proud of them! I am VERY excited about Sole2Soul Sisters' FIRST race on Saturday! It has been a lot of work but well worth it!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Early Morning Run...With 8 Awesome Ladies!!!

Had a great and speedy run this morning! There were 8 of us today...we took up the whole road lol! We even had 2 new ladies come run this morning...they are a part of our Sole2Soul Sisters Daphne group this time. They have their first 5K on Saturday and are going to do sooo great! We ran 4 miles in 38:35 at an average pace of 9:37!!! Glad I got my run in this morning before all the rain comes in! Happy Running!!! :-)

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