Monday, November 25, 2013

First full week of HBBC..........

As usual I have had a very active week, with pretty poor eating. I need to take the time to shop and prep so the week goes more smoothly. Then to add to the bad eating, my kids came to visit and we snacked and had wine. Love to see them but have never really figured out how to stay on track when guests come or holidays or any other excuse I can think of. Maybe Accountability Monday will help.

Accountability Monday

11/17 - Rest day
11/18 - 60 min. Core Class, this is really fun and goes fast, major DOMS by Wednesday.
11/19 - Trail run 6.6 miles
11/20 - Long run 8 miles S/B 9 but my Garmin went dead and I was tired
11/21 - Did a bunch of RTF mini workouts on youtube 30 min
11/22 - 5 mile hike with breaks for bodyweight exercises, fun to do on the trail with a light dusting of snow.
11/23 - Deer season opener in these parts, took the pup for a 20 minute walk down the drive and back.

Can't find the camera so no pics :(

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


I haven't written in so long so I am going to just write this morning. It has been a month since my marathon and I have to tell you it is kind of a let down, I am back to running 20 miles a week and signed up for the Polar Dash on January 1. Looking forward to doing that new distance 14 miles in the cold and snow!

I started doing a little strength workout Betty Rocker 30 day Challenge my legs are killing me, guess I needed something other than running. Signed up for 2 workouts, Core at our local WITC and the 2013 HBBC challenge, check it out, you can sign up through the link on the right. That should get me through the holidays with little to no weight gain.

As always I am trail running 3 days a week with one short run on the road, We ran a new singletrack trail on Sunday and I can't wait to go back. It's part of the CAMBA Trails called Gravity Cavity, fun, fun, fun!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Marathon Training - Week 7

I went to a writers workshop last Friday and the instructor wrote her book by blogging. I really love to read blogs and would also like to write a memoir which is what the workshop was about. I am having a tough time getting into the blogging routine so am going to blog daily just about daily thoughts and activities. 

The workshop was given by Redberry Books of Cable, WI and featured Laurie Hertzel who wrote News To Me, a memoir about her time at the Duluth News-Tribune. I really want to write about my 16 years running a resort, it's funny, exhausting and sometimes sad. So anyways the suggestion was to write daily about your day so here I am.

Tomorrow is week 7 of Marathon training for the Birkie Trail Marathon in September, it is going to be hot, humid and buggy on the trail but we have 13 miles to run there are 6-8 of us doing different distances. I am getting my water ready, picking out my lightest clothes and looking through my gu and shot blocks. We are going to start around 6:30 am and hopefully will be done by 9. Trail running is slowwww!

I plan on carrying 2 handhelds of water, one with Cytomax(first time I have tried this), 2nd bottle with Nunn which I run with all the time, some shot blocks and 1 packet #9 Gel chocolate(new to me)

Training has gone well and expect tomorrow to go smoothly. This will be my first marathon and if anyone is reading, any advice would be appreciated.

See you on the trail!