get me to the church on time‏

Yesterday I went out for (what supposed to be) a short run before work. With my new job I don’t start until 12pm so I can be lazy about getting out later in the morning.
 
I ran around the neighborhood and veered off onto a trail – which I then took an obvious detour to a really NON-trail. Once I figured I was veering into “I’m going to be lost” territory I couldn’t turn around because a HUGE dog was chasing me and doing his duty of keeping me off his master’s property.
 
So I continued on this non-trail path and ended up in a marsh. I mucked through the mud and bog, crawled over a beaver dam and eventually made it to a stream to wash off my feet/VFFs/legs and continue on. (side note – that was SO MUCH FUN!)
 
With my trusty GPS watch tracking my movements, I knew I was over 3.25 miles away from home. I had no idea where the dirt road would take me but I took the left fork anyway. 

The FIRST building I came upon out of the clearing?   

lol

This is an LDS church-my parents religion

With a “Thanks Mom!” I got my bearings and continued running home.

Figures Mom would direct me out of a bog and drop me off on the church doorstep, eh? She’s been trying to get me back to church for over 20 years and just because she’s passed doesn’t mean she’ll stop now!

22.5km (14mi) Saturday Run!


Half way!

Originally uploaded by oboros

Enjoyed a nice long Saturday run with a group of ladies celebrating a friend’s birthday together. She was “Running 45K for 45th Birthday”

I only ran the ‘half=22.5km’ (ONLY half? who am I kidding that’s 14 miles!) with a few other ladies. It was quite fun!

I ran in my VFF Sprints. This is the longest distance I’ve run since finishing the LV RnR Marathon Dec ’09. My left foot pad wasn’t happy at the end. However, in December it was the right. I think it’s the muscle still building up.

I went from 7-10 miles a week for the last three months to 25. Oops! My calves are a little sore but life is good!

recovering and a new Job

I started a new job on the 1st. The first two weeks were training and yesterday I began my official shift of “four-tens” Swing! Sun-Wed 12pm-10pm.

This is exciting because I am going to run in the mornings and be able to do stuff on my three-day weekends. I plan of volunteering at the animal sanctuary where I gave all of Killian’s stuff – cages, food, etc. Besides exotic birds they have lots of other animals they have taken in. Check it out: http://www.sarassanctuaryanimalrescue.org/  I’m still really depressed regarding my Mom and Killian’s deaths. I wonder how long it will take to recover. I’ll never think of one without the other.

I started off my new swing schedule right by running 10 miles yesterday before work! I need to remember to take more stretch breaks and drink more water for recovery.

Although I haven’t signed up for any summer marathon – I agreed to train with my running partner for hers! So – I’m on a real training schedule again. She is LOVING her VFF Classics and is borderline fanatic. I love it! When she comments about other people in running shoes hurting themselves I reminded her we ran many miles together me in VFF and her going through many new shoes to help. She laughed and smiled and said “I KNOW!”  lol  I’m so happy she is transitioning to them. AND she works in a gym and has already influenced tons of people there.  Rock on woman!

OK Time to get ready for work. Tah

 PS: We totally re-vamped our house. It’s like we moved but not. I think it was my husband’s way of dealing with the loss of Killian. Paint, carpet, furniture moved around. It’s quite awesome actually.

third time’s the charm


mud !

Originally uploaded by oboros

Yesterday we said fare-thee-well to February with a mud run. It was so much fun! We ran on a very narrow trail that is used a lot for mtn. bikers (but open to everyone).

Today March 1st I start a new job. With that comes a new schedule that will open up my time to run more and allow me to focus on my family.

This month is looking up to be the best of the year so far! That’s not really hard to do for this year, however.

Here’s to running!