Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Last Two Weeks in Numbers

Last Two Weeks:

Monday:4 ez miles (9:15pace)
Wednesday: 7.5 miles- 6 at 7:35 pace.
Saturday: 5 miles (8:00avg)
Sunday: 12.5 miles (avg 8:30) miles 7-10 at 7:50 avg pace
Total: 29 miles

I took an extra few days off this week for no other reason then I just didn't feel good and was unmotivated! The cool this this week though was Wednesday's run was during the lunar eclipse followed by the blood moon. I got to witness just after the start of the eclipse through the full covering and then the starting of the blood moon part until the sun came up which was really cool!

Monday:4 easy (9:15 pace)
Wednesday: 6 miles-intervals- 1x2mile (7:16pace), 2x1mile (7:10, 7:04)
Thursday: 4 easy (9:20 pace)
Friday: 7 miles- 6 Tempo at 7:38 pace
Saturday: 5miles (8:20 pace)
Sunday: 10 miles negative split (8:35 avg first half, 8:08 avg second half)
Total: 36 miles

I jumped back in again and ran a lot this week. Still lacking some motivation, and Wednesday interval run I had planned to do 2x2 mile but when starting the second one I just couldn't do it. So I stopped after a mile took a few min to recover and then did another mile. This run was also in the pouring rain in the dark which didn't help. Sunday's long run was the first run in awhile without my running partner Jenny and it definitely was harder to do those miles without her!

Monday, October 20, 2014


I took P to her first dentist appointment the other week. She seemed to do very well with the xrays and cleaning and everything. We were there for almost 2 hours with the waiting and everything and I was impressed how well she did. On the down side, she has two cavities that need to be filled in her back molars, and 5 other teeth that need sealants.

There were a few other things they noted, like one of her top front teeth is yellow compared to the others and they asked if she had some trauma.  I do recall something at some point with her falling so many that was it. Apparently, the xray shows that the nerve closed itself off on that tooth which is why it is turning yellow. They also mentioned she has really deep groves on her teeth which will be problematic for cavities (yeah), and then she also has some loss of enamel they said was likely from when her teeth were developing that she had an infection.

Either way, we have two visits scheduled to get cavities filled and sealants done. Woo hoo!!

Monday, October 06, 2014

Last Week in Numbers

Last Week:
Monday- 4 miles easy (9:45 pace)
Tuesday- off
Wednesday- 6.6 miles included 2x2mile intervals at 10K pace
Thursday- 4.2 miles easy with strides
Friday- 6 mile with 5@half marathon pace
Saturday- 4.2 miles easy
Sunday- 10.1 miles (8:30 pace)

Highlights-I included some Hanson elements this week with 2x2 miles at 10K pace (7:12 was my avg) and then a 5 mile at pace run (7:42 pace). Not sure really what my goal HM pace is going to be. I'm shooting for below 1:42 for sure and breaking 1:40 would be a huge A+ race. 

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

All In For Boston

I made it...I got in! It was such an emotional wait for me to receive the confirmation (took 9 days!) but in the end my time was fast enough to get to me to Boston. Words cannot express the happiness I when I got this email...this has been a long journey and I am so super excited to go run what I consider the greatest marathon on the planet.

It was a long year training hard to get myself ready to running Tobacco Road and the Hanson's Method plan I used was challenging to say the least, but it worked and I will use it again to try and PR at Boston. Right now I'm leaning towards a 3:30 goal, but I also want to just experience all that Boston is. Still got a few months until training plan will start, but of course I've been training away and contemplating a half marathon in the beginning of November. 

Monday, September 29, 2014

Last Week in Numbers

Oh Yeah...I've been running, actually kind of a lot for me. After the last triathlon, of course I stopped swimming :) and only rode my bike twice, instead I've been ramping up my running miles contemplating a half marathon at the beginning of November.  Here are last weeks numbers:

Monday: 4 miles easy (9:15avg)
Tuesday: off
Wednesday: 6 miles (8;30avg)
Thursday: 6 miles- 3x1mile intervals (6:48, 6:54, 7:12-um yeah started out too fast perhaps)
Friday- 4 miles easy (9:30)
Saturday- 5 miles (7:57)
Sunday- 12 miles (8:28)

Total: 37 miles. -Most since marathon training in March. My mile intervals were not great but not so bad either. Surprised that I ran the first two as fast as I did. Saturdays run was a progressive run from 8:23 down to 7:17, and then Sunday's long run was actually quite strong. Ran with JF (as usual) and we were comfortably running around 8:30's the whole time and then both pushed the last few miles. We split with 2 miles to go and while I just kept running slightly strong around 8:00 pace, she told me she ran more like 7:15!

Sunday, September 28, 2014


A couple months ago I spent some time emailing back and forth with the co founder of an amazing company-Janji. They make running gear/tshirts/shorts where every piece of clothing you buy helps provide clean water to someone in need-whether this be in the US in the Navajo Nation or in other countries around the world like Haiti, Peru, Kenya, Rwanda or Tanzania.

It started with casual emails back and forth and the ending result was being asked to be one of the founding members of the Janji Corps Ambassadors. I am honored to have been selected to be part of a team that uses running to create a healthier planet.  If you have never heard of Janji, go and check them out at www.runjanji.com and look at all their cool gear and pick out something to buy! Or you can check out Janji's blog here, they're always posting awesome running related info!

No other running company offers what Janji does-the opportunity to help others through the simple purchase of running gear. How awesome is that! I am so thrilled that I have the opportunity to #RunForAnother

Of course there are about another dozen people who are also ambassadors and many of them are big bloggers (and also all around good people). And if anyone here wants to read about some other awesome peeps who will be running for Janji you can check them out at the following sites:

Friday, September 26, 2014


We've been moving right along...things are busy as all get out around here. Having fun and trying to get into a groove this semester has been tough for me. My schedule is such that I don't have hardly any good quality time to actually work in between classes or good breaks during the day. Pair that with gymnastics and two students working on research projects with me, my time is pretty much shot.  But we have had some fun...

Doing mommy's hair and being silly...

How I like to finish my ice cream....