A race and Sub30 3

So proud of these 2:

They ran their first 1k at the "Racin' in Mason" kids fun run on Saturday.


Poor Noah was not as enthused as Madison upon getting to the finish line:


Noah: "I'm never racing again!" Madison: "I can't wait to run the 4k!" (pretty sure she meant 5k, though).

What a nasty day! 65 degrees and pouring rain. . . On Friday, I was feeling a little sad that I wasn't running in the 5k. But I got up early, ran a few fast miles in a nice light drizzle: first mile at 9:09, walked a quarter mile, then ran 1 at 9:36.

Monday was 6 mile day on the half marathon training: 1:05:14. 10:21, 10:39, 10:40, 10:58, 11:23, 11:16. The last quarter mile of mile 5 was in almost continuous full sun as I crossed through downtown Loveland. Brutal...

Yesterday was a rest day, but I did week 2, day 1 of Couch to 5k with the kids. They are both doing really great! Madison is really taking to it. Noah is "training for football" as he says.

And this morning was a regular 3 mile run, first time ever in less than 30 minutes! 29:35, but I'll take it!!!

I'm trying to decide if tomorrow is 3 miles again, or if I am going to start my journey to 5 daily miles. I guess I need to sit down and do the math on last weeks miles vs. this weeks miles, so that I'm not increasing by more than 10%.

Miss Lydia has been sleeping a little better the last few nights, it could be because 4 top teeth are minutes away from popping through, and 2 bottom teeth not far behind. Poor poor baby girl!

I'm excited for this race (I'll be running the 10k):
And this race:



C25k with kids

Last night, after dinner, I took the big kids out for a run. Week 1, day 2 of c25k. I'll tell you what, running with kids is interesting! Noah complained the whole time, and Madison was just slllloooowwwwww. Shoo. But they couldn't have been prouder to tell daddy all about it when we got back home. I know it's hard work, I remember, and as long as I can keep getting them out there, I'll take the complaints as we run. I honestly think they will stop whining as it gets easier.

Here's some tired kiddos (with a certain amount of exaggeration involved! Madison said, "look like your really tired" hahah)


So, my workout on my rest day was 1.96mi in 30 minutes with a run/walk pace of 15:17/mile.

This morning, I ran my normal 3 miles, probably a little faster because it was like 60 degrees out and felt great, so I pushed it harder than I would have in the heat. 3 miles in 31:06, 10:22/mile pace, 26 seconds faster pace than my race on the 4th. Wow. I can't believe it!

Madison is having a belated birthday sleepover and skating party with a few girlies from church, and one of the moms has a boy, so she's taking Noah. Should be fun for all!



Off schedule and 5 miles

Over the weekend, little man performed in his first ever play, The Music Man. He had rehearsal Monday through Wednesday until after 11pm, then performances Thursday, Friday and Saturday until after 11 and then Sunday afternoon. We were a tired family!

Here he is looking cute in his band uniform for the last scene!


Friday, I ran 2 miles- mile 1 at 9:33, walked .25, .75 at 10:00. That hurt!

Saturday was an off day since I did speedy miles Friday.

Sunday turned out to be a rest day too! Whoops, I was a tired mama.

Today, I was up for 5 miles on the half marathon schedule. 11:01, 11:25, 11:02, 11:42, 11:36. Finished in 56:40. But it was a night run, instead of morning like normal- I was pretty nervous about it, so I think I put it off as long as possible! Oh and sleeping until 10:30 may have had something to do with it too! Ha! I sure do feel better after my run!



Birthdays and first runs

Today was Miss Madison's 9th birthday. Can't believe it's been 9 years. It saddens me. But here she is blowing out her candles at her party Sunday.
Love this girl.

This morning, I got up for my normal 3 mile run before the rest of the world is up. Then, she wanted me to get her up so she could run too. I added another mile walk to my workout this morning, she walked and ran her first official mile. After that we stretched to Yoga For Runners! by YogaYin. A perfect end to the workout. I especially love the rolling at the end.

She wants to be a runner. Next week she'll start c25k, tracking it on her brand spanking new iPod touch! I'll double my workouts and go through it with her. Again. A couple months and we can run together! I'm looking forward to that day, and I hope she loves running as much as I do!

Happy Birthday, Madison! What a beautiful young lady you are becoming. We love you!


It's July. Whoops

I ran the Rocketman 5k on the 4th of July. My first 5k. So. Much. Fun! This happened approximately 3 seconds (ok 3 days) after I ran 3 miles for the first time. Ever. I ran it in 33:27. Came in 93rd out of 197 overall, 48th out of 130 women, and 6th out of 13 for my age group. Not bad for the first one! I loved having my husband, kids and parents there to support me.
Starting in July, I run 4-5 times per week. I've gotten into a groove I think.
In other news, I started my half marathon training this week. I plan to post my official training plan this week, My long run was 4 miles, which I was supposed to do Monday, but it was 700 million degrees at 8am, so I made it 2.5 miles and tried not to die. So we tried again Tuesday earlier and I got through before the hot hot sun beat down in me. 4 miles in 46:11, 11:32 pace.
Rest day today, back at it tomorrow. Looking forward to my run! NEVER thought I would say that!