...they lead to extra miles, and extra pain. Didn't mean to, but Sunday's long run turned out to be a little bit longer than originally planned. It was the farthest I've run so far and was absolutely beautiful!
Saturday 11/22- 4 mi from the store Sunday 11/23- 16 mi, 2:41min, 10:04pace- monument/palmer lake/around greenland
...share this with everyone! It is freaking hilarious...An older lady named Gladys calls in to the Ellen Degeneres show and has a few things to say. :) What she has to say around the 3:55 min mark cracks me up every time! Ellen seems to find it pretty funny as well. And, best of all, this fine lady is calling from Austin, TX!:)
So far, running this week has been pretty pleasant. Considering all the aches and pains I've been having + the new found colder, more winter-like weather...this building week (mile wise) has been tolerable. :)
I don't know if it was the handful of older women I saw enjoying their walk on Santa Fe Trail yesterday, listening to my brother's music, or feeling like the holidays are finally somewhat near thanks to the chill in the air... but, yesterday's mid week 8mi run (something I haven't done 'til now) was a very fulfilling time for me. I let my mind wander and I was overwhelmed with thoughts of thankfulness, and excitement for fun times ahead.
Yes...today was a struggle! Up Old Gold Camp road for 5 miles...then downhill on the tight legs = painful! Great to be in wonderful company though!
The log... Sunday 11/9- 13.07 mi at Falcon Loop on AFA base- 2hr 14min
Mon 11/10- 4.09mi in neighborhood- 40:06min
Tues 11/11- 3.5mi in Dallas...oh yeah, in dark pouring rain, escorted by dallas police on mtn bikes
Weds 11/12- 3.1mi/5k in Dallas...the Indie (Independent retailers) 5k...just jogged, had fun!
Thurs 11/13- 4.75mi Full Moon Run in Garden of the Gods...so pretty...60 degrees at night!
Sat 11/15- 4mi at Red Rock Canyon...with Herizons gals...a little cold in the face area:).
Sun 11/16- 10.25mi on Lower Gold Camp Rd...5 mi uphill...bugga. 5 mi downhill on sore legs:(
We shall see how the bod feels after this week. My little bodily imbalances are starting to create problems with the increased mileage:(...but hopefully with the help of my friend Christy and extra stretching/icing, my bod will be back on my side in this battle called training.
One hundredth post! I seriously can't believe it. I thought for sure after the 2nd week or so I'd wimp out and quit writing. But hey, we all surprise ourselves every now and then!
I haven't written in a while because I've been traveling along at mach-100 speed the last week! Flew out on Dallas to join John in Dallas for the IRRA (Independent Running Retailers Association) Running Event. It was such a great experience. Got to visit and spend time with people that have owned a store for 30 + years...saw way neat stuff coming out in the near future...network with numerous people...and get to meet, face to face, vendors I talk to every week! I also got to have lunch with my uncle James...so great to see and catch up with him. :)
Flew back on Weds night and got in to colorado springs 4 hours later than planned...thanks to american airlines. :) The $100 voucher they offered me today helped me feel a bit better about the situation- 5 gate changes, on and off 2 planes, 4 hrs later!! Arg.
This weekend is jammed packed...early am Herizons run, work, Herizons wine and cheese party, sleep...then, long run + volunteering at Fall Series race on Sunday...oh yeah, and a short live tv, Fox segment that I have to do Monday morning...geez!
Will update on the Austin training log for this week later....:)
"John O, of Colorado Running Company fame, has started a new blog. Check it out here. Interestingly enough, he named his blog after my sister. But, since he gives me free beer on Wednesdays and only hires girls with big jugs (see below), he's OK in my book."
JT- you crack me up. Also...trying to get the youngsters not to be wimps and run on the dirt rather than the sidewalk- good work.
Hello to all and welcome to my blog! Thanks for taking the time to read about the little things that matter most...
I'm just a Colorado girl who, on a good day, considers herself a runner, foodie, yogi, photographer in the making. For me, this blog is where I hope to spend some time to share and release what may be on my mind and in my heart. I chose the title because I truly believe that it's the little things that make the best memories...the ones you remember forever. I hope that while reading this you smile, laugh, ponder, get to know me a little better, and most of all...think about what little things matter most in your life.