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{June 29, 2010}   Just a Quicky ;)

Yay! So I don’t know if a treadmill PR actually counts.. BUT I did a 5k on the treadmill in 25:54!!!! that is super fast for me- I hope I can do 27-28 for the race this sun.


{June 28, 2010}   Sorry Guys!

Dang it has been awhile since I posted.. Sorry! been busy with life I guess. Rotated to a new office for my job and have been alot busier at work so I didn’t have the time to post like I did before.

Training has been going well. I finally borrowed a bike to train for the Sprint triathalon.  I’ve gotten 3 rides in so far… two 8 milers and one 14..  Do you guys ride with bike shorts with pads or just regular shorts??? I am trying to find some shorts that I can run/bike/swim in and can’t find any locally. I’m sure there are some online but I kinda want to try them on first before buying them. Last year I just wore my swimsuit under some shorts and a tank- but my bike seat was much more comfortable.  I am up to 1000yrds in swimming – I’m trying to get my time down for the 400meters but aren’t getting too much quicker, maybe once I get there the excitement will get me going faster.

On another note I have a practice 5k coming up! we are going on a family vacation to Hilton Head for the 4th and I found this run and was excited! It will be HOT! But I hope to get a PR in a 5K.

Anyways back to work! I will try to be better at posting!


{June 8, 2010}   Toe the line

Yay! So CONGRATS to Kayte who just finished her 1st MARATHON!! I am so proud of you girl! So as I was finishing my race Kayte had 14.7 more miles to go! YIKES!

My race went well- I didn’t meet my 2 hour goal. I was 2min 44 sec shy of it. Do you ever look at your watch and know you might not make it and give up.. Well that is what happend to me. It was a HOT and MUGGY day to start out with so I was alittle slower on the first 1/2 than I planned on being. I thought I would start out quick get a few good miles in and then slow down as I got tired but still make the 2hr mark. Well at the 5 Nautical Mile mark (which was 5.76) I was at 57:49 so right at a 10.03pace. So I figured I was slower but could still push it out.. but then it just was so humid and hot I walked a few times and right when I was close to the 9 nm mark I only had 10 min left.. Well I knew that my first Nautical Mile (1.15) was 10 min so there was no way I had that much energy left and I gave up 😦 I obviously finished but walked a few times and ended up with 2hrs 2min and 44 sec. So do you run with watches?? Does it help or hurt you?? My brother ran it with me (his FIRST race) and he was determined to beat me. He got ahead of me and I could still see him after mile 6 but then I lost him. I should have caught up- since he didn’t have a watch and was determined to get under two he just kept up a good pace and finished 1:59:02!! I was so proud of him. Though he did have the unfair advantage of his army buddy pacing and cheering him on the whole way! Before Race: Check it out my number is my birth year.. Thought that was super cool.

 After race: check out the awesome anchor metals!  My husband/daughter, parents and brother and Brad’s g/f were all cheering us on, we got to see them at mile 6ish and 9ish and at the finish.. check out my sign it said BEE FAST on it 🙂

So check this out: I got 3rd place! hehe only had to beat four people but hey I got a navy coin with the race insignia. Don’t have the other pics yet but I will try to post them when I get them from my mom. So I got 209th overall and 65 out of the woman.

DIV   OVRL  SEX                            *****5.76 MILE****  ***FINISH***
PLACE PLC   PLC      NAME              AGE RANK  TIME   PACE   TIME   PACE  
    1   66    17 Pamela Koleck          23    1   45:10  7:51 1:41:31  8:50      
    2  135    39 Shelly Price           23    2   53:17  9:15 1:50:59  9:39        
    3  209    65 Stephanie Crosby       24    3   57:49 10:03 2:02:44 10:40 
    4  249    84 MacKenzie White        23    4 1:00:18 10:28 2:09:23 11:15           
    5  257    90 Steffanie Smith        20    6 1:03:39 11:03 2:10:12 11:19            
    6  273    98 Heather Gosnell        22    5 1:01:59 10:46 2:12:55 11:33            
    7  312   120 Shannon Kee            23    7 1:07:22 11:42 2:24:09 12:32

 So yeah fun race overall… and  not too shabby 🙂


{June 3, 2010}   And I was running….

So a few recaps for you this lovely day. Monday Memorial Day was the 31st annual Cotton Row 10k. My husband Josh was running it and me and Jaylin were helping out. We cut all the bannanas in half for the runners. She was having lots of fun and was a great help. Josh did well for not being an avid runner and did it in 53min. Though this is a local race somehow a group of people got the same race going in IRAQ. I thought I’d post some pretty awesome pictures of our soliders running on memorial day!

And if you think it’s hott out: Yikes!!!!

So after helping out I needed to get a long run in before my upcoming race so I headed off to our 4 mile trail to try and do 8. It was warm but I did ok and running time was 1hr 23 min. After mile 4 I stopped at the car for water and ran into a friend so we talked for 5 min and I paused my clock. Nice little break 🙂

So for National Running Day I didn’t manage to get a good run in, so I headed to the treadmill at lunch to squeeze in a run and boy did I book it. 2 miles in 17:24!!! I should win Kayte’s contest 😉 just because that was a personal PR. I could have done even better but had to stop and walk for .10 after the first mile which was 8:20!!!

So the big race is June 6th the Navy Nautical 10miler. and it’s going to be HOT… just gotta remember  all those soliders out there in 100 degree weather…

Oh and I signed up for the Virginia Beach Rock and Roll 1/2 Marathon Sept 5th Labor day weekend!!! Check out this metal… LOVE IT!  Come do it with me!!!

tata for now


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