Friday, June 26, 2009

Warrensburg 1/2

Okay!!! I am gearing up to go ahead and run my first 1/2 marathon. I have put it off long enough. I have drawn up a training schedule (based on Hal Higdon's) and am going to try to post it here!!!

Monday, June 22, 2009


Hey gals-I just read an interesting fact in Runner's World.
If you lose more than 2 lbs during a workout, then you are officially dehydrated.
Make sure you have enough water, juice, sports drinks if you run in the heat.
Also avoid running during the hottest/middle part of the day!
This is a really great bit of info-getting the run in is important but take these tips to running safely in the heat!
Hope to see you on the road!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Great Quote

"I like hills because you can see the top. I know that sounds glib, but you know that the hill is not going to keep appearing; it's there and once you get to the top, it's behind you, and you feel as though you have conquered something." Rob DeCastella, Olympic Marathoner

Accomplishments Big and Small

I was so proud looking over some pictures some of the WOW Gals had posted for the Kansas City Hospital Hill Run. I will be the first to say I have had waivering participation and effort the last several months.

But seeing Macae, Jayme, and Sarah all there representing the group made me so proud! These runners have all made tremendous strides and accomplished many personal goals to get to that moment.

It was not much over/under a year ago that some of us couldn't or wouldn't even run, period. And look at them now-challenging themselves in ways they never could have imagined.

I think the hardest part for "new" runners is that it isn't still isn't necessarily imbedded as a complete aspect of our lives. We brush our teeth, comb our hair, eat, sleep, and laugh without question or regard. But this newfound hobby for some of us, is still making it's mark.

Seeing my friends accomplish this goal makes me want to strive on to get back on the road! I miss you girls-and will see you soon!