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Hope Mills,NC,USA

Member Since:

May 12, 2009



Goal Type:


Running Accomplishments:

78.6 miles at Hinson Lake 24 hour ultra 2013

Short-Term Running Goals:

Mike to Mike Marathon- May 2014

Hinson Lake 24 hour ultra -Fall 2014

Long-Term Running Goals:

Run till the day I die and still enjoy it

Comrades---long, long, long term



2 children

2 chickens


Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Mizuno Lifetime Miles: 508.40
NB Trail Lifetime Miles: 94.40
New-zuno 9's Lifetime Miles: 515.83
Pinky Gladys Gutzman Lifetime Miles: 502.11
Brooks Lifetime Miles: 517.83
New Brooks Lifetime Miles: 507.28
New Minuno Pink Lifetime Miles: 519.24
MiZuni FLAMES Lifetime Miles: 470.24
Merrell Vibrams Lifetime Miles: 20.86
Mizuno Alchemy 8 Lifetime Miles: 586.59
MIzuno Alchemy 12 Lifetime Miles: 497.80
Brooks 13 Lifetime Miles: 577.62
Brooks 12 Lifetime Miles: 410.66
Brooks 13 New Green Lifetime Miles: 440.91
Brooks 13 New Blue Lifetime Miles: 445.67
Green Machine Brooks 13 Lifetime Miles: 560.25
Shiny Blue Asics Lifetime Miles: 164.85
Dreamy New Balance Lifetime Miles: 402.57
Total Distance
Mizuno Alchemy 8 Miles: 16.36Merrell Vibrams Miles: 0.03
Total Distance

Morning p90x stretch.  Finished week 2!!  Hooray!!

In the pm, I went for a walk with MR and enjoyed all the pear tress in blossom.  They look so pretty, but smell soooo bad.  I spotted a few azaleas blossoming too.  I'm so glad spring is here.

I'm also glad I found this handy booklet for future child rearing directions:


Total Distance

I am so glad I've got seminary help again this week.   I had time to run 2.14 miles before I had to get busy on my first day of week 3 P90X.

It was chest & back.  I can't be sure, but I've almost convinced myself that I actually felt some muscles engaging when I was doing pull-ups today.  And thanks to MR, I even did it with my legs straight (so there)!

The ab ripper was super tough today.  I wonder if running first (even though it was minimal) made it harder. I nearly quit on the crunchy frog, and my bicycles were more like bigwheels stuck in mud.  I felt like this:

hope to get a pm run in later with  Wyatt.-  We were able to meet at a local park and run the armory road (a quiet stretch of road without too many pear trees blooming). We ran a total of 4.11 at a pretty slow pace.  It was so nice to have a sunny run and talk together.  Looking forward to more afternoon runs with Wyatt.

Mizuno Alchemy 8 Miles: 6.25
Total Distance

I seem to have trouble sleeping the night before plyo.  I think it psyches me out.  Got it done by 5:10 so I could do the seminary run today.  I felt like my legs didn't have their ususal strength, but it's probably from running last night.  That's what I'm guessing anyway.

Hope I can stay awake the rest of the day.

Total Distance

I got to sleep in until 4:30 today and it was magical.  p90x shoulders & arms- then the ab ripper, which was considerably easier than Monday when I'd gone running before the workout.

Hope to run this pm.

Afternoon:  Ran with MR around the hood.  It was 83* here today, so the hot took me by surprise.  Felt good to run with the sun on my shoulders, but the heat knocked my socks off.  Avg pace 9:05.  We walked a mile after so he could break in his new shoes, and I ran across the front yard, .03 miles in my vibrams just for fun.  But I counted it!

Merrell Vibrams Miles: 0.03Mizuno Alchemy 8 Miles: 4.09
Total Distance

Sleep and yoga X.  Good morning.  All the donuts at work- not so much.  I feel better when I eat healthy, but I can't resist sweets!!

pm run- MR rode the bike.  It was cooler than yesterday, but still nice & warm.  The trouble is the pollen.  It makes me light headed and feel woozy, kind of hard to breathe.  My run was slow (yesterday's was fast for me), and I wanted to quit more than once, but I kept on truckin' and actually gained some speed the last 2 miles.  Paces were (around) 9:45, 9:59, 9:59, 9:58, 9:30, 9:11.

I was glad when it was over, and glad I'm getting a few more miles in this week.

Mizuno Alchemy 8 Miles: 6.02
Total Distance

p90x legs & back with ab ripper.  I did NOT want to do the ab ripper today.  I did some laundry after legs & back and had to go back to finish up.  When I choose laundry over anything, you know it's something I don't want to do.

probably no running today- Saturday will be here before I know it.

I am more than 20% finished with p90x!!  Today was day 19.

Total Distance

Just had to sleep in.  Just had to do it.

When I got up, I had a tasty sweet potato pancake breakfast and then did kenpo x.  I won't eat before doing that again- not a good idea, although if there was one food that is delicious again & again, it would be sweet potato pancakes :-)

No time for a run- I chose family & errands & an hour+ of yardwork. 

Saw The Lorax- cute movie!!

Total Distance
Mizuno Alchemy 8 Miles: 16.36Merrell Vibrams Miles: 0.03
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