Tuesday, December 16, 2008

It is finished

Well, my half marathon was this past weekend in Charlotte. It was super cold and super hilly but super fun (as usual). I didn't train as properly as I should have and because of that my legs were done at around 10 miles. I am happy to say I made it without walking but it wasn't easy. My legs are super sore but I have a medal for completing the race and thats all that matters.

I am happy that I did the race with Billie and my sisters - it's always more fun with loved ones. I am not sure whats next - maybe a trail run of some sort. I will keep you posted! Until then....

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Snowsuit sweetie

Here are pictures of Courtney and I on our VERY COLD run this past Thursday. Check Kennedy's duds out! Ha! She loved it and we kicked out 5 miles (me, huffing and puffing from pushing miss priss in the jogger).

I can't believe my half is a few days away: AHHHH!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Gobble, Gobble, Gobble

The Thanksgiving Holiday is over: boo-hoo, sniff, sniff. It was so incredible seeing my sisters, my Mom and my neices. I absolutely hated to leave and I just wish we were all closer. We had such an amazing time. On Thanksgiving Day we all participated in a 5 K (hubbies included) and it was so much fun.

Kevin came in first, followed by Catina and I, then Melissa, then Tim and Carl (who sprinted to the finish I might add) and then Angel pulled up the rear (with a respectable time for a "non-runner"). It was so nice to do this run all together. Thanks to Mom and Jim who held down all the children while we were gone. I look forward to many more runs like this in years to come and hopefully our kiddos will join us one day.

On Friday we went for a walk and then on Saturday Catina and I went and did a lake route near by called Salem Lake. It was awesome - a 7 mile trail around a lake - one loop and you're done. I am jealous that we don't have something so nice here, but it was a great run despite the cold, drizzle and full post-thanksgiving belly. All-in-all not much to report about training rather than its freezing here and its really putting a damper on my training. I can't believe the half is so close - hope we are ready. I haven't gotten the update from Billie about her holiday but she was hosting so who knows how her training is going either.

Courtney and I hope to run in the morning if the weather allows - 75% chance of rain and in the 30 degree range doesn't sound so pleasant. We'll see!