Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Chocoholic Frolic

Ran this chocolate fun run in St. Paul on Sunday with my daughter-in-law, it was beautiful, cold, sunny day and a quick 5K was perfect with lots of yummy chocolate during and after, a cute hoodie and a chocolate colored bag. 26+ minutes, I prefer longer distances but it was fun to do a race with someone and not have to wait for them or them for you.

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!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Day 1 of the HBBC

After a killer ski hill workout on Sunday today, was the beginning of the Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge Really did not feel like working out but nothing like a Challenge to get you going! I did 15 minutes upper body weights and 15 min of the WOW from the challenge and 1 1/2 hours of raking. Grrrr. To tired to even eat, but I did get in the suggested fruits and veggies.

Tuesday will be better, off to the bark park with Addy!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Chick-uamegon 10K recap

The quest for a race every month has come to the this, a rainy crappy Saturday in November. Left Hayward with thunder and lightning and an entire bag of clothes not knowing what to expect from the wet, cold day.
Picked my mom up at the Backroads coffee and drove the hour up to Ashland, where the weather was a little better but Lake Superior was rolling dark and cool looking.
We went to bib pick up along with 256 women, most of them in pink, costumes, full make up and sparkle skirts, so fun. They were giving an award for the most blingy costume.
They ran out of shirts and promised they would be in the mail, I wouldn't normally care except for these were very cute pink hoodies!

They called for the 10K runners to line up at the start and at the same time a icy, rain came in with a east wind! brrrr, we were all soaked by the time the gun went off, but off we went, the run went away from the lake and rained on and off the whole race, I did actually warm up enough to unzip my jacket a little and lose the gloves. It was all men at the waterstops and road crossings, so a very cute, organized run. I finished 24th out of 64, 55, minutes, the rest were either walkers or 5K's.
Good snacks afterward and a women's expo going on next door. 

I didn't get a picture, but my Tootie was good enough to show off my tiara and medal!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

5 for 50

My 5 half-marathons in my 50th year was a great success! It is a success because I finished them all and I am not hurt. As the racing season comes to a close I find myself cranky and thinking what next??

The weather is cold, all I can think of is eating, it seems every year ends the same. My running becomes non-existent, I half heartily do some exercise videos, blah, blah, blah. So beginning tomorrow I am going to write out a plan. I joined up  Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge that should help me through the holidays and then hopefully there will be snow and I can ski and snow shoe my way through a northern Wisconsin winter!

Check out the challenge and if you do decide to join tell them I sent you!
Enough with the being such a downer, I got my 5 miles in today, though I can't seem to get a handle on my eating! I just downloaded Lose It on my IPhone and will start food journaling tomorrow. So there is alway tomorrow right, I really should not complain, I could be in the misery that is out east. Those poor people, hope it gets better for them soon!