Thursday, November 1, 2012

Eerie Erie 2012

Last Saturday I ran the Eerie Erie 5k with two of my grandkiddos, 

while my daughter ran the 10K!

Family Picture!

My partner!

Jonah, was way ahead of us and averaged a 7:27 pace!

You can't see it in the photo but Lucy ( the labradoodle) was dressed in a cow costume and was wearing a sign " Eat More Chikin"!!

Emma took 2nd place in her age group!

You can see my pace on my least until Saturday when I will take another run!

Happy Thursday!


Thursday, October 11, 2012


I haven't quit

I'm still running

I'm on the last week of my 9 week training program and feeling strong!

Today I forgot to reset my watch after my warm up

so this pace included my walking warm up.

My fastest pace during this run was 12:04 min/mile,

for me, that is progress in the right direction!!!

Life has been busy and my blogs have taken a backseat!

I have been on a quest to learn quilting and it has been a challenge! The measuring and precise cutting has been my downfall.  I love to sew but have always had a pattern to follow, now I have to read the ruler and make sure I'm on the right line...oh for better glasses! 

Hopefully, I can sit down soon and visit all of your blogs and catch up with the  Blogosphere!

For now, Blessings to all!


Thursday, September 6, 2012


Just chugging along, following the plan!

Today was the 4th week and the runs are getting longer and the walks shorter. I can feel my stamina increasing and I have added an additional 5 minutes to each day!

Here is a recap of the run/walk. I had an additional 5 minute warmup, 5 minute run/walk plus a 5 minute cool down.

Hope you are enjoying your week!


Friday, August 31, 2012

W3D2 of the Couch to 5K training plan

Just a quick update to let you know I'm sticking to the big IT!!!

Yes, I have stayed on track with the plan and I feel stronger everyday.
I can not believe ( how quickly the mind forgets) the difference in my Fibro and my mood swings are so much better. I can honestly say, I feel happier and more content than I have in a long time. Let's pray this will last!!

I still need to loose a few pounds. Since going vegetarian, I have gained a little over 5 pounds. Before you think anything, on a 5'2 frame that is too much! Besides, I can't fit into most of my clothes, I have a muffin top. Yes, all of the weight went to my belly and upper hips!

I have probably substituted carbs for protein and that doesn't work. I was much better last winter,  I made lentil soups every week and that was satisfying to me and my weight stayed on track. This summer I have tried different pasta dishes, salads, fruits, vegies and Ice cream!!!  Awww, that may be the clue!!  I need more than a SALAD!

 Here is the walk/run for today. I also did 5 min warmup and cool down.

Enjoy your weekend,

Thursday, August 23, 2012


After working 13 hours yesterday,  I really wanted to stay in bed this morning.  Instead,  I got up and hit the trail. 

After my 5 minute warm up, this week uses a 90sec run/2minute walk pattern for 20 minutes, followed by a 5 minute cool down.
Although I can run for a longer period, I have decided to follow this plan as written.  I'm not in a hurry and I need to build what has been lost over the last 10 months.  Plus, it's fun listening to the Drill Sargent's voice on this app.!

This pace felt good , my heart rate was lower (which is usually quite high) and my legs felt strong.

I hope you are having a wonderful week!!

~ Shawn ~

Monday, August 20, 2012

Starting the Couch to 5K plan

Last Thursday I decided to bite the bullet and get back out on the trail. My Fibromyalgia was getting worse, I was a constant couch potato and had lost my strength. It is time to get moving!

Today was the third day, I'm so happy to be back and I already notice the health benefits of running!
I'm not a sore and my mental state is much improved!

This is a very easy plan to start building my base miles!   It starts with a 5 min warmup, then 20 min walk/jog followed by a 5 min cool down. I'm going to stick to this plan for the next few weeks and see where it takes me.

I'm excited and I plan to run the EERIE-ERIE fun 5k in October.   Hopefully I can talk two of my Grandkiddo's to join me!


Thursday, May 17, 2012

It's been a long time, Baby!

Honestly, I can not say that I'm back but, what I will say, I enjoyed my little jog today!

Maybe, I need the accountability of posting on this blog. 

Maybe, I need to again make running a habit.

Maybe, I need to get off of my butt and join the world!