Saturday, August 22, 2009

Flag Hill 14 Mile Long Run

This is a favorite run that Craig does sometimes with Steve and his Yucaipa running buddies.  You leave a car at the U of R, drive to Flag Hill and run back to the U of R.  I hadn't done it before but was game for a new long run.  I like it, I changed it up a bit and ran to the airport to the Pioneer Bldg. trying to get a few more miles in, actually ended up with less, it was only 12 and since I'm behind on my long runs anyway I wanted at least 14.  I ran another two after we got back to Flag Hill which felt like 5.  I sure hope TOU is a nice cool day.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Pepto Bismol Love

I didn't do my long run today, instead I did three miles on the treadmill, 1/2 hour swim, and a ten mile bike ride.  So I ended up doing my very own sprint tri today.  TriGrannys Mediocre Effort Tri.  I had stomach problems today.  Stomach problems that I have never had before.  I'm feeling bad for Kev who occasionally has very severe, roll on the floor in pain type of stomach problems.  Mine were no where near that, but not fun.  I tried my friends Imodium trick, that didn't help, then found some Pepto Bismol and miracle.  I now love that pink stuff.  I send it to my boys while they're on their missions, luckily we had a bottle here.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Wednesday, oops Thursday

Where has the week gone!
1/2 hour swim this morning. Not enough, I know, hope to get in another workout, maybe a few miles on the treadmill and some weights. I need to get my long run in 16 miles this week, I'm hoping to do it on Friday and save Saturday for an early morning ride. Kev doesn't have class tonight so he's taking Kyle and Brad to jr crit practice and I think they are all staying for mens.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Lucy in The Sky With Diamonds

I ran this morning, my usual 5 mile Sunset Loop, first song out of the driveway: "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" just as the sky was beginning to lighten.  Tomorrow I will wear a watch and start recording my time.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Sunset Dr. Run

Back to my 5 mile early morning runs on Sunset.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Wedding Revelry

Wedding partying done! has been a blissful two weeks.

Ok it's back to the gym.
Swimming--done :)

Monday, August 10, 2009

Attack of the Giant Rooster

NO kidding, Saturday morning Craig, and the boys are hiking Timp with Dave Kenison and the Cannons so I'm out doing my long run by myself.  Normally I don't mind running alone however Saturday this giant rooster standing by the side of the road comes barrelling toward me as I'm trotting along.  Scared the heck out of me!  He attacks my leg, I try to run faster.  There is no way, I didn't know a rooster could run so fast.  I screamed and yelled at it to get back, like you would a dog.  For some fortunate reason he retreated.  I read up on rooster attacks when I got home, apparently they are common, vicious and they will usually strike repeatedly, I guess I was lucky.  I've had a few dog scares while on my bike, but a rooster is a first and hopefully last.  Next time I run that road I will carry a big stick!
Thursday and Friday--no workouts
Saturday 12 mile run.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Took Kyle to Cross Country practice.
Gym-Upper body weights

Monday, August 3, 2009

AC/DC or A Fine Frenzy

5 mile run on the road this morning, beautiful sunrise, pink and blue sky changing to brilliant white/gray as the sun rose over the mountains.  I remembered my iPod this morning.  Running song of the day:  AC/DC  Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap also on my iPod, Almost Lover-A Fine Frenzy while I love this song, it had the audacity to pop up twice during my is not a running song.  AC/DC popping up twice would have been fine.
40 minute evening swim.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Top of Utah ?????

10 mile run/walk, nice gloomy, cool morning.  If I can follow this plan for my long runs:
Aug. 8 12 miles
Aug. 15 14 miles
Aug. 22 16 miles
Aug. 29 18 miles
Sept. 4 20 plus miles
....then I think I can go into Top of Utah knowing I can finish, not really well trained, but it would be doable.