Friday, October 23, 2009

Des Moines 1/2 Mary

Great race! Will post more details later, but here are my self-portraits from the Des Moines 1/2 Mary (except for the first one). I ran an 8:31 pace. WOOP!

I placed 656/3280 overall.
26/268 Division Place.
200/2095 Sex Place
Chip time: 8:34/mile
Garmin time: 8:31/mile (I use Garmin as my official time)

This is my friend Chester.
He is on route to run 100 marathons by age 60 and all 50 states.
Des Moines was his 36th marathon.
Start of the race.

"Goofy Pic" at the start.

Des Moines Capital

en route

The FINISH is in sight!

I'm done.

Monday, October 12, 2009

To Date or Not Again?!?

Approximately 8 months ago I drastically backed off of my blogging activities. Why? For some reason all of a sudden Blogger and I had developed a horrible relationship. Blogger became unreliable, not always available when I needed him. Blogger hurt my feelings by frustrating me. Blogger ticked me off, so I backed off. I decided not to crowd him, hoping he would come around at some point and not disappoint me.

Every once in a while I would contact Blogger only to be teased. It was still an on and off relationship. So I decided to "never go back".

Well, I MISS YOU GUYS!!! I miss blogging my life adventures and reading about all of yours. I miss the connections I made through the details of harrowing and exciting race reports to deciding what activity to participate in next. I miss your comments of support. Some were life changing and many kept me motivated when I wasn't "feeling it".

Do I allow Blogger back into my life??? I don't want to hurt anymore, I don't want to be let down, and cut off like Blogger has done to me in the past. My situation (internet connection) will not change. I can only change my relationship with you by blogging more. Will you change for me Blogger and not let me down???

Hope you all had a great weekend. I'm going to Des Moines on the 18th to run my 6th 1/2 Mary of the year. RUN ON!

Sunday, October 4, 2009


I'm sitting at my kitchen table, drinking my cup of java, killing time until I go run. I have about another hour before sun comes up and when your running country roads, you want the sun up.

So I'm playing around with all my social media: facebook, email, blogger, and twitter and of course being the challenge person that I am, I thought I'd start a campaign to get 1000 followers. Now I didn't put a deadline on it - yet - that will come in the next few minutes.

FOLLOW ME! Be a part of the 1000 twitter peeps. And I want you, if your reading my blog, because more than likely you are into health, nutrition, fitness, running, cycling, swimming, endurance, adventure or whatever along those lines.

Tune in and follow me at!

Have a great Sunday. I'm off to run for 120 minutes.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

**NEW** TGIF Foto Friday Host

rUntoNamAste has offered to host Foto Fridays. Run with it lady! Have fun with it and from time to time I hope to post and be included in your links.

I just got home from a 5 mile run, 8:42 pace. The temps have dropped into the upper 40's, lower 50's, so I pulled out the cold gear. brrrrrr.

Next weekend I will be participating in the Market to Market relay from Omaha to Lincoln. I am sooooo looking forward to the day and all the runners. WOOT!

I'm off to shower, as my little man Jake has a soccer game. Go Jakey.

Have a great weekend! If your racing GOOD LUCK!

If your interested in my latest adventure go check out it out!