Monday, May 30, 2011

Mondays run!

Today I took my new buddy with me and have decided that running is not his thing! I hoped he would be a great running partner but instead he likes to stop and sniff, mark his territory and enjoy the outdoors. Me, on the other hand, needs to stick to my plan and not dilly-dally around!

Sniff..Sniff..and more Sniff!
Please, Please can we stop!
I am tooooo tired to go on!
For Now, we will stick to walks and leave the running to the Girls!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Saturday morning run.

What a beautiful Colorado morning! The sun was shinning, cotton candy clouds in the sky and 50 degrees when I started my run.  Since I am grand puppy sitting this weekend, I decided to take Lucy on my run. She is just learning running etiquette but all-in-all, she did a great job. She pulled my @$$ up the hills the first half and I did the same for her the second half!  We made a Great team!

Enjoying her Bully stick.

I hope you have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Week recap!

I ran Monday but was having computer issues...AGAIN  Grrrrrrrrrr so I did not upload from my garmin.
After my run today, I uploaded both runs and boy was I surprised to see the results from Mondays run!
The Garmin said I ran 49 miles and my best pace was .41 minute miles!!!!  Woo Hoo..I am making progress!!

Needless to say, I deleted the Garmin upload and manually put the information into daily mile.
Today's run was pretty good but my HR climbed way too high..maybe the HR monitor was not working???!!!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Longest run of the year!

I do not have time to make a long post but wanted to get the recorded before we start our day!

This is the good, bad and the ugly of today's run. I did pretty good until the last two miles when I started to struggle and ended up walking quite a bit of the way.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Recap of the last few runs!

It has been awhile since I have updated my progress to a marathon! I have been having some trouble with the computer and, at this time, it is still not fixed to my satisfaction.  Hopefully, I don't have to take it back in for a tune-up but that remains to be seen.

Saturday I was scheduled for a short run but since I had trouble during the 9 mile run,  I decided to go for a 7 miler.  I still wasn't feeling my best but I gave it my all!

Now, this morning was a different story.  I felt great, it was a beautiful, crisp spring morning somewhat cloudy but a hint of the sun peaking out from behind the clouds. There were only a few people on the trail and it was quiet except for the chatter of the Prairie Dogs. I felt stronger than I have for the last few weeks and will be looking forward (???) to my 10.5 miles on Saturday! YIKES!!!

I hope you have a great week,


Saturday, May 7, 2011

Should have stayed home!

I have been sick all week with a respiratory virus that went into my chest.  When I woke up this morning I was feeling better so decided to get on the trail,  get my 9 mile run over and done with, then head up to Loveland.  Hubby warned me I should stay home...

I started out and the first mile felt pretty good then, as I was going in to the second mile, I could feel my body shut down. I did not have the energy, or lung capacity,  I needed.  Dang,  I wanted to keep going but knew that it would be impossible to complete nine miles.  I turned around and ended up walking most of the way back.

Now, the hard part will be getting my mental training back where it should be.   Setbacks  do a number on me both physically and mentally.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Monday's Run With My New Partner

Today is the first time I have run with a partner.  Although he was slow, it was nice to have the company and the time just flew by.
He is new to running, and like me when I first started , he had to run a little then stop.  I now know how Erin felt when she helped me start running. I would run for 30 sec-1 minute, then have to stop and gasp for air.

This guy's breathing was excellent but he had to go to the bathroom a lot. Luckily, the path has many trees to give a guy some privacy. Being a nurse, I was wondering if he has a prostate issue but he seems to young for that.

Anyway here are the stats!

I feel good about running with him and I can "Pay it Forward" for what Erin has done for me.

My new running partner

Waiting at the door.
Come on, lets get going!

Of course, we had to stop and look at this..
...and this birdie at the top.
Can we go home now?
His name is Hutch but we may change it.