Saturday, July 31, 2010

Anthem Tri!!!

Tara and Jarrie did an awesome job today at the Anthem Tri! They seriously kicked butt! It was so fun to watch them and so inspiring to see how much they were pushing beyond their comfort zone. SO FUN!!!

Thursday, July 29, 2010


Registration for California opens Aug 15th! More info to follow....

You can download this video to your computer from Vimeo. If anyone has any problems, let me know.

Thanks Amy for hosting last night! It was a blast.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Georgetown Nightmare we're 2.5 weeks away and I haven't run for about the same amount of time...between getting wisdom teeth out..and then getting dry socket in 2 of them and then going to Mexico, I'm in deep trouble. So my plan is to get 3 good long runs in before then and a few short ones and hope for the best...

Any advice? This is my first 1/2 and my longest run ever is around 7.5 or so. I was hoping for a finish of under 2.5 hours...we'll see.

Any plans for carpooling to the race? I'll drive if anyone wants to come with me.

I will cheer you all on at the race from way behind girls are going to do awesome!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Palo Alto Online : Palo Altan Keith Bechtol runs first marathon, breaks SF record

Cool story! He is not new to running but it was his first marathon and he wins! Woot woot.

Palo Alto Online : Palo Altan Keith Bechtol runs first marathon, breaks SF record

Wasatch Back Ragnar 2011

Just got an email with this info:

Also, many of you requested that we cap this race this year and not add more teams. Our plan for 2011 Ragnar Relay Wasatch Back is to do just that. We will be capping the race at 1050 teams.

With a little over 200 spots left and Early Registration ending on July 31st, we expect to sell out in the next few weeks.

I guess we should decide for sure if we are doing UT or CA sooner than I thought we needed to..I guess that is good because once we are signed up, we're locked quitters! Or maybe we'll do both? Hmmm...let's talk about that tomorrow! Maybe CA is just the girls and UT could be with spouses (so child care would be a bit easier for most in UT). Just an idea!

Monday, July 26, 2010

A Day in the life of.......: Elevation Running Camp-Flagstaff Arizona

A Day in the life of.......: Elevation Running Camp-Flagstaff Arizona: "My running camp experienceI follow a few running blogs and a few weeks ago as I was reading Lazy Bones Running there was a post about 'Mean ..."

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A Day in the life of.......: On the Rag-Wasatch Back style!

A Day in the life of.......: On the Rag-Wasatch Back style!: "It all started out one sunny Thursday afternoon in Midway Utah. Twelve members of the M.O.M (Mind over Mileage) running team gathered to ..."

Friday, July 16, 2010

So. Cal Dates

So, I saw on the Ragnar website that they finally have the 2011 dates of So Cal figured out. It's April 15th-16th. Registration should be available "soon".

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

What are you training for?

Hey fellow runners,
I know some of you are currently training for the Georgetown 1/2 marathon coming up here in a few weeks but what else is everyone training for? I personally haven't run much since Wasatch Back due to sickness and living on the surface of the sun (Phoenix) but am starting to get curious about what to do next. Anyone doing anything fun or have any suggestions? BTW how is the training for Georgetown going? I haven't heard much.
Peace Out and Happy Running,

Friday, July 9, 2010

Georgetown I'm going to run the Georgetown Half...we'll hopefully run it all at least. In preparation...I'm planning a 8 mile run tomorrow (Saturday). Leaving my house...running up Vista Parkway, cutting over to Mountainview and all the way home. It's almost exactly 8 miles. Anyone want to join me...otherwise there's a high probability I'll talk myself into something shorter.

I'd like to get going by 5am and home before 7am is the goal...that way it won't be hot and won't take a chunk of my day.

Let me know, we can meet at my house at 5am.


Thursday, July 8, 2010


I was just reading in my latest Runners World magazine and it says this....

As far as running in the heat.... every 5 degrees warmer after 60 degrees fahrenheit can slow your normal pace 20 to 30 seconds! So if you are feeling sluggish in the heat, it is normal.

Happy Running =)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Shake It Up!

Hello awesome ladies!  Several have asked me about my recovery shake I make almost every day (at home after my workout), so here it is:

8 oz - Low Calorie Orange Juice (if you're not counting cal's then go for the real stuff)
1 - Scoop Gold Standard Whey (protein powder), Vanilla Ice Cream flavor is my fav.
1 - heaping teaspoon of L-Glutamine Powder (I only add this on strength training days)
Blend & Serve

When prepared exactly as above, it's 170 calories, 25g protein and 16g carbs.

That's it!  I get my protein powder at GNC (not that it matters) and the L-Glutamine, too (although I actually think that the one they sell at Lifetime is cheaper, really).  I hate shakes that are milk-based, so that's why I use orange juice as my base, and the low-calorie one at that, because I don't use this as a meal-replacement -- just a good after workout recovery drink, so I want to keep the calories low.  Lately though, I've been adding a handful of frozen berries too - YUMMY! 

The L-Glutamine powder helps quicken the muscle rebuild/healing process (i.e. shortens your sore-time), so I usually just add this on my strength training days.  It does add a little bit of grit to the shake, but I can still chug it down.

Happy Recovering!

P.S. I just found this little nugget on my camera - the tornado that Jarrie, Carrie and I saw while driving through Wyoming on the way to Ragnar... just outside of Rawlins.  By the time we could fish out a camera, it was already starting to dissipate, but trust me - it started out wider, darker and definitely more scary.  Had me a little freak-out! :)

Friday, July 2, 2010

Ragnar Blog

Have you seen this Blog? This gal is going to run all the Ragnar's this year. Kinda cool...