I'm running into the sun but I'm...

Sunday, July 29, 2012

2012 Hall of Fame Run

This was my third year running the Hall of Fame Run.  The first time that I ran the 2 mile race in 2010, I was just barely able to run 2 miles at a time without stopping.  My daughter ran with me and was the best cheerleader/pacer that I could have had!

In 2011, I ran the 2 mile while recovering from a pelvic avulsion fracture.  THIS year, I took on the 5 mile.  My time was 54:06. This was about a minute faster than the 4th of July race a few weeks ago.  I have been dedicated to working on my speed while maintaining my endurance. 

This will be a rough week as it is so full of activities that I will not get in a "medium" run during the week.  Hopefully, the short 2 mile runs will tide me over until Saturday!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Coronado Springs - Here we come!

It's getting closer!  Only 215 more days!  Made our vacation package reservations today.  We'll be staying at Coronado Springs for 8 nights with 6 day park hoppers and Quick Start dining.  We're still debating purchasing the Race Retreat.  It seems like a lot of money for the morning but the private toilets and mimosas could be worth it!

Next details to conquer are the flights.  I hope something reasonable comes through!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Disney Princess Half Marathon

The deed is done.  I have registered for the 2013 Disney Princess Half Marathon. 

Ever since I registered for the Canton Half back in January, my daughter has been telling me that she wants to do a Disney Half with me.  The "regular" Disney Marathon Weekend in January seems a little overwhelming right now but the Disney Princess Half in February seems a little more low keyed.  Besides, who doesn't want to run with the Princesses? 

My running partner and friend from work also registered so the three of us will head down to Orlando in February and get our race on!  Only 224 more days!!!

Friday, July 6, 2012

North Canton July Fourth Run

This past Wednesday, I ran the 35th annual Fourth of July run in North Canton.  There were 3002 runners and the temperature was about 80 at race time.  It was a HOT 5 mile run but I ran with 4 good friends and everyone finished well!

Next up is the Hall of Fame 5 mile run!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Jackson Glow Run

I had a wonderful weekend.  It began with the Jackson Glow Run 5k on Friday night.  I REALLY wanted to run this race last year just as I was beginning to get good at running 2 miles and looking to increase to my first 5k but I got a weird pelvic avulsion fracture about a week before the race.  I could barely walk so I couldn't even begin to think about running.  But a year later, it was a lot of fun!  I would still like to get faster times for these shorter races but I'm having a hard time, mentally, getting away from the 13.1 pace.

Next up is the North Canton Fourth of July run on Wednesday morning!