Thursday, August 4, 2011

Thursday run

Well it was a good, 8K Thursday run.  I left a little later than usual so it was a bit warm for my liking.  I wanted to stop at about 5.5K but kept going... my runmeter stopped then, so I am not even getting credit for the 8! LOL

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A Dog Run

I think I will call my short runs, my dog run.  It is when I make sure I take Max out on his run.  Now he is a high energy fast runner and could certainly do more than 4K but I am a big chicken about running in the bush with all the bear and cougars we have around here so 2K in and back is about all I can handle.  So I do it for him, he loves it, my dog run.  Now I had planned on doing my dog runs on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays with my 8K runs on the street on Tuesday and Thursday and my long (working towards 20K) run on Sunday.  Well this week I did my long run on Monday and I was so happy that I had and excuse, I mean couldn't go for a run as I had to take Jaimee to Parksville.  The day after my long run I have quite stiff legs so I think I am going to have to knock out one run during the week too.  So I think my schedule will be Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday dog runs, Thursday 8K and Sunday 20K.  Monday and Saturday will be my rest days.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

An overcast day...

and a sad looking dog made me put the paintbrushes away and go for a short run.  I took Max on our 4K run through the bush and it was another good run.  Love that.

Friday, July 29, 2011

A good short run

Haven't done a lot of running this week, the two times I tried I wasn't feeling well so I took a couple of days off. Today I did my short run through the bush so I could take Max and it was a great run.  Feeling good, knees not sore and I increased my speed a titch.  All in all a good one!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Not the best run again

Today is Monday, which means taking Max for a short run to the creek (about a 4K run).  He likes it so I try to do it a few times a week.  I think though, that I may have a touch of the flu or something because like yesterday it is just not going well.  Feeling kinda clammy and not well while running.  Perhaps I'll take it easy today and take tomorrow off.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

More time on my hands ...

So I have more time on my hands now that it is summer and I am forgetting to do all of my blogging!  Go figure.  Last week I ran on Monday with the dog and on Thursday I did and 8K.  Today I was going to do my 16K but it just wasn't working for me, sore knees and all so I cut it short and came home.  I did 9K so not too bad.

Monday, July 11, 2011

A Tough Run

I did a great long run (16K) on Saturday and it felt great.  I was sore though on Sunday and a little better today. Tonight we had a cool night so I decided to do a short (5K) run, and it was tough.  My legs were still tired/sore from Saturday.  Oh well at least I ran.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A bit of a run

Did my short run in the bush with Max today, much better to take him there than on the streets.  I am going to have to go earlier though, it is already warm at 8:30.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Note to self

Finally able to fit in a run albeit a short one.  I wanted to run about 8K today and took the dog with me.  I just wasn't able to do it, too hard running with him on a leash now that it is warm out so I cut it short and did 5 instead.  I will try and do a short 4K run through the bushes Monday, Wednesday and Fridays so I can take him.  Then on Tuesday and Thursdays I will try and do a 10K when I can and Sundays in July I will go for 17K, August 19K and September 21K all to get ready for the half marathon in October.  Saturday will be my 'lazy' day.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Lots of Exercise on the weekends!

Last weekend while camping I ran 13K to our track meet and the next day I biked it.  Not much time for running during this past week, not even with the Running Club at school.  Yesterday I ran about 4K with the dog and today I did just over 15K..  This long run was good.  I don't get winded, I could keep on going, except that my legs start to get tight and tired.  Working my way up to 21K in October.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Finally a good long run

Finally some decent weather here.  I did my longest run ever.  I ran for 14K today and I still feel pretty good, although a bit stiff.  Hope to slowly stretch it out and then do a half marathon in October.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

9K not bad

I had absolutely no motivation to run today, so much to do, so little time and so little sunshine.  But I went out and it ended up being a 9K run so I am happy about that.  I have gone on a couple of short runs during the week but if I want to do a half marathon, I better get out on more long ones.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Another day

Not much to say, I went for a 4K run today.  Getting brave though... I went in the bush with Max.  He loved it, he can be off the leash then.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

A quick run

A couple of days of sunny warm weather and we are back to cool, rainy days.  I even had to put the heat on today.  Nontheless I took Max out for a short quick run in the trails.  Better than nothing!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Times Colonist 10K

I did the TC 10K today in Victoria.  I had hoped to finish it in less than an hour and I did!  barely but I did it - 59:44!  Yay, made my day to find that out!  Now we shall see how I do in the Qualicum one in 2 weeks.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Spring is here???

Another short 5K (knee was bothering me a bit) run, but it was without the dog and I got to run in my shorts again.  Love that!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Another Long Run

So I had another out of town Dr. appointment today and since I have to take the day off to go I decided to do a run while there.  A change of 'venue' so to speak.  I did a 10K run in the sun and it was great!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

A run

I ventured out on a run today, hoping to do another long one as it was such a beautiful day and no wind!  I was in shorts even.  However my legs were kind of crampy and tight so I only went 8K, instead of the 10 or 12 I was going to try to do.  That is ok with me though, it was a good run.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Finally a good run

The weather cooperated today, it was sunny (but cool for this time of year) and no rain.  I didn't have the dog so I went on a longer run.  I ran just over 9K and it felt good.  I have a 10K race coming up in a couple of weeks so still trying to be good and ready for that.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Another Run

I ran.  That is about all I can say.  Warmer weather finally (yay) but the dog kept wanting to stop and drink out of the puddles (boo).  Quite windy (boo) and the dog tripped me 2 times - should have just stayed home!  Rain called for the rest of the week though so I am glad I went.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Brain and legs not connected???

Finally got out for a quick run today.  Spent the morning driving kids around and doing errands.  I wanted to try to run a little faster but it seemed like the legs weren't connected to the legs, LOL!  Oh well, at least I go out.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

A beautiful, sunny day and...

I wait for the clouds, wind and sprinkles of rain before I decide to head out for my run!  Well I was tied up for the better part of the day but I should have gone out an hour earlier.  However, a short run is better than no run at all.  And I did a faster pace than I usually do so I am happy about that.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Running Fast???

Not the best time for me to run, after a long day (week actually) at work but a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.  It was sunny (I ran in shorts, yay!) but still a little cool so I had to go.  It was kind of windy, either that or I have finally increased my speed, ;) so not the best run but I'm glad I went.

Friday, March 25, 2011

One speed Joe

When ever I do on a shorter run I try to run it faster.  I keep thinking I am going faster and feel good about that. When I get home I check my pace and see that I am pretty much the same speed that I usually am.  I guess I am just one speed Joe... not even the threat of rain got me speedier, LOL!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Fit in a quick run

Between driving kids to appointments and painting my room, I fit in a short 4.5K run.  Glad I did, I think Max is too ;)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun

Another beautiful day here, finally.  I did a 7K run and it feels good to get out for longer.  I have a 10K race at the end of April and I want to be able to do it in less than an hour.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Finally some sun again

The weather here has been just awful, not to mention my knee has not been that great either.  Today I did  a short 5K run and it felt good to get out let alone have some sun too!  Perhaps this is the start of many, I hope so!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

I tried...

Well there was a bit of a break in the rain and the sun poked out so I tried to get a run in today.  However, the knee wasn't cooperating and I had to cut it short.  I went to the specialist last week and he says that I have had this problem since a kid (did have knee problems then) and basically my cartlidge is slowly breaking down, there is nothing really that I can do about it and it may perhaps eventually be arthritic.  Sucks but some days are better than others with it and that is why I didn't push it today, hopefully can do a long run tomorrow.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Yay 10K

Finally out for a run and this was a good one.  I decided to take it a bit slower and go longer.  I did 10.3K and apart from a couple of sniffs, a pee and a drink - the dog not me ;) - it was good, I felt like I could just keep on going.  Hope this is how most of the runs are going to be from now on.  Didn't hurt that it was nice and sunny again.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

What the???

I got out on a run today but it was a push the whole time.  It didn't feel good, I was tired right from the start not sure what was going on.  So rather than do my 5.5 route, I just did my 4.5 route.  I am tired of running in the cold weather though, so looking forward to spring.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Another Day Another Run

Today's run started off kind of cool, but no rain or snow.  I ran about 8K today and it was a good one.  Working my way up to 10K since I have signed up for a 10K in May.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

What a great run

What a beautiful day it is today!  A nice sunny day, perfect for an afternoon run.  I had intended on going farther but just didn't feel like it once I was going but that is ok.  I am just happy to get out on a nice day and not have to climb over logs!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Forgetting to post

So last week I ran on Monday and Thursday and now I headed out again today with Jason and some friends.  I think I am not the norm here.  I like to do my runs on the streets, not sure I like going up the mountain, through creeks, over logs and through bushes!  but it was sort of fun.  Glad I went.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Into a Groove

So I ran on Sunday with Jason about 4.5K through the trails, and in a slight rain.  Yesterday I went for a run myself after work, about 4.5K.  How could I not, it was a beautiful sunny, springlike afternoon!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Finally Run

Well being really sick and absolutely no energy for one week and then this week recouping I have not done a lot of exercise.  Today Jason and I went for a run through the trails.  He left his truck at a friends so we had to run over to get it.  It was raining slightly but it was ok.  Was still a little hard for me, had a hard time breathing.  But I got out that is the main thing.  Funny thing is... he left his truck at his friends house, who happens to have gotten a ride here so he can catch a cab after the superbowl.  I said, "Why didn't you just leave him your keys and he could have just driven your truck here today rather than having (his wife) drop him off?"  Friend says, "That's what my wife said too"   I guess some men have a hard time thinking of common sense things, hehehe!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Running with the men

Today Jason asked if I wanted to run with him and his friend up through the trails behind our house (up the mountain).  We did about 7.5K and apart from slipping and falling on a tree root it was pretty good.  We shall see how I feel tomorrow!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Ran with Jaimee

So today, Jaimee wanted to try running, we ran to my mom's about 6K away.  Jaimee ran half of the time so good for you Jaimee! 

Sunday, January 16, 2011

A Windy run

I just did an 8K run and dodged the rain.  It held off but I got to run in the wind, it was a bit of a windy day but glad I got out and even more happy that I finally did a bit longer of a run.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Short but sweet

Finally another beautiful sunny day.  I squeezed in a short 5K run.  Too many things to do with too little time.  Hoping, now that things should get back into routine, to start doing longer runs on the weekend.