Friday, May 20, 2011

Meeting my Moment

I am so excited and yet at the same time so nervous about the up coming comeback to running. While aqua jogging last night with my new running pal Erik at the YMCA ( let me tell you crazy workout of 8x 5min hard with 1 min rest!!) I told him how I was feeling. Part of me feels like a nut case freaking like this but then part of me is like hell this is because I love this sport so much, and it means so much to me. What to do with myself?

Over the last 7 weeks I have been going over in my head what I was going to run and how I was going to go after it. It has made the aqua jogging go by faster; but then maybe I need to step back a bit? I mean it is good to set goals and push towards them but then maybe it is better to take life as it comes to you? The answer is probably a bit of both. I guess we never know what is around the corner.

I have a few idea's of races/ events to do this fall what do you think? I love feedback.
1) Superior trail 100 mile ( go after my fears on this trail? )
2) The North Face 50 mile race in San Francisco in Dec?
3) Go to the Grand Canyon in Oct for a little R2R2R?
4) Train for TCM in Oct?
5) Fall 50 mile road race ( try for a pr? )
6) SHT Fastest Know Time try?

Either way I know I will Cherish every mile I get to run and love every second.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Going outside for some fun

Yesterday Sonya, Evan and I had the great luck of being asked from one of my friends Brian to sit with him in his MN Twins seats for the afternoon game. As many know I love my Minnesota teams and have a 20 game pack to the Twins each year. I love my tickets!! But I will have to say sitting just 10 feet or so from the field was super cool. Plus it was a super day outside. Since I can't get any sun from running it was a joy to be out with my family. Thanks Brian!! Now back to the pool.

Evan flying around the field

Friday, May 13, 2011

Looking for Dirt

As I sit hear getting ready and trying to get pumped up to go do another aqua jogging session I thought I would share this great video by the Endurables from last weeks Miwok 100k. Enjoy!!!

Also Good luck to all running the Ice Age 50k and 50 mile races this weekend. Got to love it.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Aqua Man

Do I have gills? That was the question i was asking myself this morning 30 mins into my aqua jogging session. But when it was all said and done I got in one more hour and it was off to meet Sonya and the kids for a little mothers day fun.

I ended the week with a total of 7 1/2 hours in the pool in 6 days. I felt pretty good about that. I came across a pool running plan from Pete Pfitzinger on line which I started this week. It was a great help as he has some pretty solid and hard workouts. I have found with the workouts the time goes by much faster. I was also helped this week with company during the week by a new friend I made at the pool named Erik. Turns out he know a bunch of my teammates from Mankato since he also ran there back in the day. I also had Sonya join me yesterday!! It sure helps to have company.

I was also luck last week with a great B-day party by Sonya!! Thanks to all who came out and had a beer with me. Well happy mothers day to all the moms out there. One more week down and only 2-3 weeks till I get to try running some. Yea!
Got to love the boot
Rockin with Helen and Chris
Sonya, Mom, Dad and I