Thursday, May 29, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
What I could use right now is a couple more hours in the day (preferably for sleep). The little one woke up at 3am wanting to brush his teeth! The boys and I have been having some fun time together, too. Here, the little bathing beauties thought that my hair towels were hilarious and decided to pose for their dad. We sent him this picture in Japan.
I managed 3.14 miles yesterday morning at a 12:14 pace (12:26, 12:18, 12:09, 10:59) on the trail at Raccoon River Park -- much more enjoyable than the time when the trail was all frozen foot prints and tire tracks. Certainly not fast, but it's what I had yesterday. I'm okay with that. I'm trying not to worry too much about that last failed long run attempt. Thanks, everyone, for your encouragement and words of wisdom. If I don't have enough miles in by now, it's probably too late. I am going to keep doing some medium and short runs until race time.
p90x is going well. It is something like 12 different workouts that are rotated at different times. The chest one is super hard - not sure I knew there were so many different kinds of push ups and pulls ups. Or, so many chestal regions that needed attention. hee hee. One thing I really like is they are good about showing you how to modify the moves if you need to. ( I pretty much suck at both push ups and pull ups!) Today I did Arm/Shoulders and Abs.
The Yoga session is a killer. I.Had.No.Idea. Yoga is hard, homies, and this is extreme yoga. All those poses POM has been giving us, well, dang, girl. I have new appreciation. And, ahem, I'm pretty sure I don't look like you do in the poses yet. :D Instead of giving you my hilarious and slightly sad variety, I give you POM doing it the right way. Yes, I stole this picture. Hope you don't mind. Some day I will look like this... (I'm really into men, but if I was a guy, I would totally marry POM.)
Oh yeah, and because I don't have enough to do...guess what just came in. :D
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
42:08 (6:47) Nitmos - Problem with my aid stations? Fred's Favorite
47:27 (7:39) Bob's Random Thoughts While Runninginclude nice outlined merits of the race. Thanks, Bob!! :D
54:08 (8:43) Kevin at 5ks and Cabernets - he called us a REVOLUTION!!
56:32 (9:07) akshaye - head rowser
58:14 (9:23) Zach at Knightburns hopped in at the last second
59:00 (9:30) Kevin has a unique reporting style using the letter H
1:01:50 (9:58) Topher may need some coaching on choosing routes
1:03:08 (10:11) Rob Dares to run a 10 mile race and cut us a split - nice racing!!
1:10:15 (11:19) Chad in AZ Desert ran double the miles - very DELIBERATE
1:10:29 (11:21) Eric is the Marathoner in Training who did this race three times!!
Nice running, Chica! :D
52:07 (8:24) Jamie wasn't to busy to run - First WHEEL
56:50 (9:10) Nikemom does it all including spin class before a race
59:35 (9:37) Shelley BEDROCKED this run - You go girl.
1:14:29 (12:00) Lily on the Road has some great pics
1:19:00 (12:44) Vickie's also carrying a big girl Club - she did 25K!! CONGRATS.
Amy at Runner's Lounge didn't keep track but ran pretty fast. She loved the drizzly conditions.
1:27:54 Lisa - Slow and Steady worked hard and enjoyed the moment
DAL Pokey claimed DAL with a big smile :D
25:17 Andrew smashed his 5k PR - WAY TO GO!!
25:42 Greg's speedwork is paying off in 5k PR - CONGRATS!!
Cranky ran a very real 10 mile race - Nice Going!
Great photo by
Laurel - thanks!!
Please email me if I have overlooked anyone. I checked posts to my blog but not my entire blogroll. I'll be happy to update if there are more results. Updated 5/13/08.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Wishing you all particularly cavey runs. Let me know when you have finished and posted your report by posting on my blog. Look for a full race report sometime Monday. Thanks, everyone!!
Sunday, May 4, 2008
g picked a 6.2 mile route (or how you might do your split if you are doing another race?)
g chosen a sexy Cavey outfit?
g picked up a sabertooth tiger necklace?
g chosen a hawt primordial pacer?
g let the body hair grow?
g thought about what your caveman name is? (sorta like your stripper name?)
g got your club ready?
Well, all I really need is for you to email me your time once you've run and posted a race report (nothing elaborate required but I will link to your report). The baubles are just for fun and growing your body hair is really at your own discretion. :D (no pics of this please!!) I do want to leave you with some thoughts.
The background on these virtual races is that I ran a HM last October and then struggled to keep motivated. 8 on the 8th of December was just an idea to put a made-up race on the calendar to keep me/us training - it came out of a suggestion I made to Vickie. We were joined by about 50 or 60 wonderful bloggy friends and the virtual race was born. We've also done 9 on the 9th: Sweetheart Shuffle. We had some really Lasting Lovers among our Romeos and Sweethearts. 10k on the 10th: Virtual Club Run is virtual race #3. I hope it gets you out there or gives you a break in the training or just something fun to look forward to knowing that many of us will be out there together.
The club and all of us uniting are the main inspirations for this race. I discovered my "club" one day when negative thoughts started flowing during my run as they often can, and I was successful at beating them back one by one. I emerged a little stronger that day mentally and feeling like a toughie Cavegirl carrying a club. Of course I picked one with a really cute outfit to depict this. :D Millions (or maybe a few of my most loyal readers) have carried the club running, biking, to the pool for laps when the baddies threatened to ruin their workout. Cavegirl has also been spotted on occasion. hee hee
Please keep the club in mind and use it whenever you need it. (as you can see from my blog, I believe that this can spill into other areas of your life and is one of the things that I am constantly working on. I'm thrilled to have so much help and support both at home and with bloggy friends) I'd love for you to celebrate during this race -- the power of the mind to be positive and combat the crapola that we can come up with -- and when the club fails, the power of your blogging buddies (your other club) to pull you up outta the muck. CAVEPEOPLE UNITE!! Y
Speaking of bloggy friends helping you out. I've had two miserable runs this week and was a little concerned about the long run. I had a fantastic run with Amy and Art on Friday. 12.1 heavenly miles. Amy picked us out an old RR Track trail that has been paved. 12 miles of flatness. The forecast was ominous but somehow we got a window of perfection. Not only that, the considerable wind was behind us the entire way. We decided it felt like the hand of God. The conversation was lively as usual and we had a blast. (except for the bastard gatorade bandit who raided one of our drops.) Amy even arranged for her Hub to be on call in case one of us (read that me) needed a sag wagon (our cars were 12 miles away!!) Thank, Jim! We all made it and for me it was record time. Thanks for one of my most favoritest runs!!
I'll have to tell you next week about the package I got......
I'll check in this week from Harvard if I have time. Hope to get some runs in while I'm there.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
You'd be surprised what she can do in those heels.
Ahh, she's so cute.
Hee hee. I think he saw a sabertooth.
Now, we're talking.