Friday, March 21, 2014

Lets Get Movin'

In my hometown we are have a racing series going on.  The School Board of Education and Jessica's Dance Center is responsible for putting it all together and then there is a business that sponsors each month.  Each month there is a themed 5K for only the residents of this county and for those who may live out of county that work in this county.  In March the race was called the Leaping Leprechaun.  Each race is timed and awards are given to each age group.  There is a triple crown, for the months of April, August and December and if you win your age group those three months then you are entered for a Hibbetts gift card!  The race fee is only $5 and $2 for students and you get a dri-fit tech shirt!!! Plus it is 5 minutes from my house so you don't have to get up at the crack of dawn to get there!! So it is a win win!!!

This past weekend was the second race, it was held at 4:00 in the afternoon which turned out to be great because the weather was so nice!!!  And the turnout was great!!! There was around 80 people that showed up to participate!!! I think that is great for residents and workers only!!!

 Maddie had talked about the Kid's Fun Run all week.  It was 2 laps around the football field....she didn't make it one!!! Bless it's bones!!!! I walked the rest of the lap with her!!

After I finished.  I had a very heated finish with a guy and we were in a dead sprint for the last tenth of a mile and I was done!!!  BTW he got me by 2 seconds!!!!
Jessica and I with our boys!
Jessica, Kandis and I.....we all took home 1st in our age groups!!!!!
 Carter likes being with the older girls!!! LOL And must I say he smoked our tails today!!! Kid hasn't ran since October and he ran a 23:49!!! He got 5th overall and 2nd in his age group!!! Can you say one proud Momma!!!!!!
 My age group winners.  My time was a 28:21, not the best but okay for my first 5k of the year and certainly okay for having run 16 miles the day before!!! I will also add I was 14th overall..... I will take it!!!
 My Momma, me and Carter.  My Momma is one amazing woman. She is 61 years old,(please don't kill me Momma for putting that out in blog land)  has lost over 70lbs and is now running a 5k!!!! Her fastest time has been in the 37 minute range.  At this race she ran a 39:29!!!! She won first in her age group as well!!!! I am very proud of her and ALL her accomplishments!!!!

More to come on the Let's Get Movin Race Series!!!!!!! Hoping to win that Triple Crown!!!!


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Un-Charted

Last Friday, I experienced new uncharted territory.  I ran my longest distance that I had ever ran....16 miles.  Jessica, Katie, Kandis and I (the three Ks and Jammin J) drove to Glasgow, (about 15 miles) from us to do our run.  We needed a change in scenery and Glasgow has a lot more sidewalks than we do in our little town.  And the route we had, had a lot fewer hills..Huge PLUS!!!! We had a 5 mile loop planned out and after the second loop I was still feeling great!!  At the beginning of the third loop, we stopped by our car to shed some clothes, refill our water/gatorade bottles, have some chomps and chus and was on our merry way!!  Even at mile 13 I was still feeling great.  However when 16 hit I have to say I was glad to be able to stop running!!! I looked at my Garmin at mile 13.1. Even though it doesn't count officially I PR'ed my Half Marathon distance by 5 minutes, so I was super excited about that!!!!
me, Kandis, Katie and Jessica


Friday, March 7, 2014

Mizuno Running

So what if everybody ran? That is what Mizuno Running is asking, the statistics are astounding and it would be awesome if everyone did.  Now you are probably thinking I can't run, what if you just walked, biked, did aerobics, strength training, some kind of physical fitness, you would feel better, I know I do!!

My Favorite running shoe


Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Road to 26.2

Some of you may or may not know that I am training for my first Full Marathon!!! Yikes that scares the crap out of me just saying it!  And this winter weather hasn't been the friendliest in the world!!  Most of my runs have been on a treadmill, which is okay up until about mile 8, then the OCD kicks in!!!  My longest run since last April was about 2 weeks ago.  It sure wasn't pretty but I did it.  I was feeling great at mile 10.  My training plan only called for 12 miles, but being the pushy person she is my PIC, BFF Jessica said lets just run a half marathon!!! So I did and that last 1.1 mile about killed me!!!!! My knees were killing me by the time we finished.  We averaged around a 11 minute mile, so it wasn't too bad I guess.

So here is to a few more long days until the BIG ONE...Ky Derby Marathon!!!!  If you are in the area and looking for one to run, it is a really neat race.  The course takes you by some historic and scenic places in downtown Louisville.  To name a few...The YUM Center, home of the UofL Cardinals, the Louisville Slugger museum and factory where the bat is made (neat place, a must see) Uof L campus, and one lap of the infield at Churchill Downs!!! How cool is that!!!!

Anxiously awaiting for April 19!!!!

Are you training for any half or full marathons this spring?

After said 13.1 miles!!!!! Crazy hair and all!!!!!!
Running attire....UnderArmour Infared top and pants, Swiftwick socks, Mizuno Elixirs, Oakley sunglasses, Garmin Forerunner (oldie but goodie)