Summer Races


This is the first day of the Summer Weekly Posts. If you missed those, check them out here.

First off, we’ll talk about my day!

Breakfast

 

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 Alright so my black font is not cooperating, so how’s this colorful post looking? Obviously breakfast was MaraNatha Peanut Butter on a Thomas brand Bagel. NOMNOMNOM!

Lunch

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Soup and a salad? Oh wow is this black or is it dark green font? Not sure. But I had a turkey and swiss sandwich and chicken noodle soup.

Running

 

Guess what came today!!!!

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Asics Gel Cumulus 12!!!! Yeah aren’t they pretty!! I wore them on my run today!! 🙂

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Greetings from LOLA!!! 🙂

Ran with Megan today. Nice and easy run.

run

Post Run

 

Did core work and ate pineapples.

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As well as stretched and rolled my legs out.

Dinner

 

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Two small tacos and 2 pieces of pizza. I know, what a dinner of champions!!!!

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Also tried hummus for the first time! This kind didn’t have any taste and kind of had the texture of bean dip. I guess I’ll have to try some with flavor.

Dessert

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Dairy Queen has a buy one blizzard at regular price, get one for 25 cents. So of course Alex and I took advantage of that!! I got mocha chip, he got cookie dough.

I treated because well….Alex is on crutches and hurt his ankle real bad. Recovery could be 4 weeks, therefore ending his outdoor season (which he’s waited all year for.) What’s even worse is that he’s been running so well and was feeling strong all last week and was ready to break 4 minutes for the 1500. 😦 Poor guy. Needless to say he is not a happy camper and I’ve had to take care of him the last two days and carry his food and open doors etc for him.

 

Summer Races

 

Unfortunately there aren’t a lot of races posted up for this summer yet. At least not enough information. But here are the plans for the summer.

Road Race 5k
Road or Grass 10k
XC kickoff 5k on grass
Mackland Mile

That is the extent of my summer racing. I don’t want to race a lot because I want to stay fresh for the cross country season since I am walking on the team! But I also want to have an idea where my 5k’s are, both road and grass. Same with the 10k since Coach has a goal for me to be a 10k runner in track. Crazy, right? About 25 laps on a track! I’m pretty excited though.

Then there’s the Mackland mile which alex did last year and I really wanted to join him. So I’m doing it this year. It’s basically a mile straight downhill for the most part. So it’ll be a pretty awesome time. It’s also on the 4th of July which makes it even cooler.

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Q: What summer races do you have planned?

Q: What running shoes do you run in?

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Things that make me happy

– New shoes
– The fact that all my laundry is clean
– That even though alex isn’t racing, I get to spend more time with my family saturday
– Knowing that I mean a lot to Alex and am able to help him manage
– Yummy pineapple

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22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Matt
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 20:18:01

    Brooks Adrenaline 🙂

    Reply

  2. marathonmaiden
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 20:18:10

    no summer races planned just yet but i want to focus on shorter 5k & 10k stuff.

    i know that fall’s way off but an early good luck to walking on the xc team. that’s so cool!

    Reply

  3. genesis
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 21:57:48

    asics something…its an older model…

    I have my first ever half marathon in Seattle….its 2 months away…i just got butterflies thinking about it…lol.

    Reply

  4. Dad
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 22:07:35

    Hummus is bean dip

    Reply

  5. Kat
    Apr 19, 2010 @ 22:45:03

    ahhhhh! The cumulus is my all time favorite running shoe. Right now I’ve got a pair of Sauconys.. I thought it would be a good idea to switch things up and now I can’t wait for them to wear out so I can get the new cumulus 🙂

    Reply

  6. Sammi
    Apr 20, 2010 @ 06:39:54

    I have a long list on my dry erase board right now with May, June and July races listed on there. I just haven’t been able to decide which ones I want to do! There aren’t any races in my town so a lot of the races are in like va beach which is about an 1 hour + drive (depending on traffic). I guess I should start picking some so I can start requesting off work though.
    My shoes are Saucony ProGrid Guide 2 (And I totally had to look at them to find out! haha)

    That sucks about Alex!!! 😦 😦 😦 😦 I hope he has a speedy recovery!

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    • feetinmotion
      Apr 20, 2010 @ 10:48:33

      Whooo!! lots of racing!! Sounds like a good idea to know which ones you are going to do. The saucony’s are so good looking! I hope Alex has a speedy recovery too!!

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  7. Stephanie
    Apr 20, 2010 @ 08:21:25

    Hey, how do you get your garmin to show that overview of everything when you are done? Do you where the heartrate monitor to track your calories, or can you track that w/o wearing the monitor?

    I am still trying to figure out how to use mine….Thanks!

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    • feetinmotion
      Apr 20, 2010 @ 10:52:54

      My garmin doesn’t have the HR monitor. The calories are just estimated through the “user profile” where you enter your age, sex and weight. If you haven’t done that you can get to it by holding down menu and going to settings then user profile. Then to get an overview of your workout, hold the menu button down and go to “history” then “Activities” and it shows your overview. I also have mine lap every mile so I can look at each mile broken down by clicking the overview of the workout and then scrolling through each lap(mile) to see the breakdown of it.

      Hope that helps!

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  8. jeri
    Apr 20, 2010 @ 09:55:47

    oh I just adore new running shoes! I’m totally taking advantage of the DQ deal after work today. And I’m beyond stoked. 🙂 I’m doing a ridiculous amount of races this summer…. I think I’m racing 6 consecutive weekends…. :s But I don’t have a XC season in the fall, so it’s allowed, right? 😀

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    • feetinmotion
      Apr 20, 2010 @ 10:53:46

      New running shoes are AWESOME! I knew you’d appreciate the DQ deal! Since we share the love of ice cream! Of course you’re allowed to race a lot!! 🙂

      Reply

  9. lisaou11
    Apr 20, 2010 @ 11:22:53

    pizzza and tacos! thats my kind of meal! I cant imagine running a 10k on a track! Just seems like it would get too boring to me!

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  10. Bela
    Apr 20, 2010 @ 16:02:12

    I love those shoes…..I need a new pair. Check my blog for a spicy hummus recipe. It is truly delicious if I do say so myself….LOL
    I have one run in April, one in May and unfortunately my June belongs to my daughters dance and gymnastics competitions and shows. August we are in Florida on vacation for the month and I can’t find any in July but will be doing my first half in sept!

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  11. Emily H
    Apr 21, 2010 @ 10:25:52

    Hey, we both won Almond Milk! Thanks for linking that lol

    Well, I run in Nike LunarGlides. But I’m also trying out a pair of LunarElites…so far I don’t like them at all =/ Can’t wait to get 300 miles on those so I can justify switching brands…

    I’ve got a half marathon in a week, and another half in about a month (it’ll be my first trail race.) I think I’ve also got at least two 10k’s lined up. My goal is to not injure myself though, so my training is going to be less strict than it is now.

    Also, one question. I’m thinking about getting a Garmin. 305 or 405?

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    • feetinmotion
      Apr 21, 2010 @ 12:28:40

      🙂 YAY for giveaways!!!! I’m so excited to try the milk! Definitely garmin 405!!! If you get one now you can get a $50 rebate. Get it from runningwarehouse.com if you look online for a coupon code you can get 15% off too so it’ll be around $200 for the 405 and it’s so much better than the 305! I swear!

      Reply

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