Friday, July 31, 2009

T.G.I.F. WOOT! Foto Friday

Hello! I'm back! Here are some pics from the Triple Bypass in Colorado. There are way to many pics to share and in no way do the pics below tell the story of our experience. If you would like to see more, you can view them on my Facebook photos page.

Me, Don & Nicole the morning we left for Colorado.

Me, Nicole, Don ready to leave the morning of the ride. It'as about 5:30 a.m.

Upon our arrival home, Don's "funny" neighbor Jerry gave us a little welcome mat.

The Thursday before the ride we rode the first peak, which was Squaw Pass to check out the roads, get used to the elevation and put a few miles on our tires.

Getting to Loveland Pass was a huge accomplishment! We were so excited! Of course the trip going down was just as exciting as I saw my spedometer read 42mph in mere second.

Are you in for Foto Friday? Post your pick, comment (include a link to your Foto Friday post) and I'll get you all hooked up.
Have a great weekend. RUN ON!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Looking for someone to host FOTO FRIDAY while I'm riding RAGBRAI. Email me at nikemomof2(at)gmail(dot)com. RIDE ON!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Foto Friday hosted by Michelle at Go Michelle! I'll try to post a pic via my phone. Happy Friday!!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

2009 Firecracker Fun Run Race Report

Three races to choose from. I pick the longest: 10-K. My niece Ashlyn and nephew Lance chose the 5-K and my in-laws (Doug & Dawnell) walk the 5-K.

Pre-race (day before) we moved Doug & Dawnell into their new home. Note to self: do not help anyone move the day before a race.

Race day morning felt good. A little stiff in the joints from pre-race activities, but all is well, it's only a 10-K. Here we are below: Lance, me, and Ashlyn posing with double peace signs.

Like all races, the start is fast. Knowing better, I still get caught up in it. I backed off and found myself caught up in it again. I finally backed it off to about a 8:00-8:06 pace. My goal was to finish with an 8:05 pace. Pic below is at about 1.5 miles.

Lance and Ashlyn having some fun in their race uniforms. :)

Lap 1 one, starting lap 2. At this point I'm wishing I had signed up for the 5-k. Still at an 8:06ish pace questioning if I can keep this up for the 2nd half.

Ashlyn & Lance with a dramatic run to the finish line of the 5-K.
Ashlyn took 10th place in the overall female division of the 5-K.

Ashlyn and Lance join my sherpa crew: Shania and Tanya.
McRib, my professional sherpa is playing amateur photographer.

At this point I'm dying to walk. My pace has slowed down some.
I'm feeling like I could puke and I'm wishing I could rip my heartrate monitor off
along with my UA top that kept crawling up over my tummy.

I love this pic. So totally sums up how I feel. Like shiz!
Glad I'm done and the end of the race couldn't come any faster. :D

This is Sara, a friend of the family who walked the 5-K.

Dawnell and her dad finish walking the 5-K.

Doug, Lance, me, Ashlyn, Dawnell. I'm feeling much better after a plate of pancakes served up by the high school foundation. Gotta love small town events - there is always pancakes.
My Sherpa's:
Tanya (sherpa in training) McRib (professional sherpa) and Shania (sherpa in training).

I averaged an 8:15/mile pace, placed 2nd in my age group and placed 5th overall in the women's division of the 10-K. Not too shabby and I'll take it, afterall I kept my clothes on.

Friday, July 3, 2009

T.G.I.F. Foto Friday hosted by Running Down Dreams

It's moving day and I'm off to help the inlaws.

Post your pic, and head on over to Michelle's site, comment and she will link you up.

Have fun and a safe 4th of July Weekend!

Today's workout: none. :)

Tomorrows workout: 10k Race, 50 mile bike ride.


Thursday, July 2, 2009

Have a great 4th of July !!!
FOTO Friday to be hosted by Michelle at I'm out of town helping family move into a new house. I'll try to hook up if I can!