Monday, August 30, 2010

Tapper Week - pre-Half Marathon -Virginia Beach Rock n Roll 1/2

I'm running my first half marathon on Sunday here in Virginia Beach. I hear it's a lot of fun. I can't wait. We have Earl coming this way, but I hear it'll be on its way out of here by Friday....I hope I hope!

So, this week I'm supposed to run 3 miles today...thinking of heading out soon...then walk 1.5 miles on Wednesday...then the big race on Sunday! I missed about 3 weeks of training because we were going to go to my husband's HS Reunion, but he decided he didn't want to go. He wasn't "feeling it." The day after he told me that, I was back to training. I didn't stop running thankfully, but I stopped my long runs at under 6 miles. That first weekend, though, I did a run/walk of 11 miles. That'll be good enough. I'll be run/walking the race while listening to great music and enjoying the camaraderie.

After that, I have signed up for the Susan G. Komen For the Cure's 5K, The Wicked 10K and Virginia is for Lovers 14K. I don't race, but it sure feels nice to be in the upper half of the list of my age group. I go...

Friday, August 13, 2010

Sun porch at night

It's so peaceful sitting here in the evening
Crickets are chirping
Ducks are quacking

A dog is barking in the distance
The peaceful sound of the night
It takes me to a calmer place

When I'm stressed I come here
I sit still while the night lives around me
Bathing me in the night sounds

Saturday, August 07, 2010


why do we let things get us upset
why over small stuff do we act then regret
why do we need to attempt to explain
why when on a reaction to the puddle from rain
why does it bruise the ego when it's not the intent
why to the evening does it make such a dent
why do we hardly show any compassion
why do we put out love on ration
why do we argue over the small stuff
why do we act as if we are so gruff
why don't we just love

Monday, August 02, 2010

Run/Walk Intervals

I seem to have hit a wall and I needed a way to get past the 5 mile mark in my training. I've been reading about Run/Walk Interval running and decided to give it a go today. I find it hard to run/walk because then I feel like a beginner again. I needed to get past that and I think I did today.

I ran my 3 miles running 4 minutes/walk 1 minute and my time improved! I usually average about 11 mph, but today I walked/ran 3 miles in 30 minutes. That's a 10 minute mile! I was pushing it at 4 minutes at that pace, I may do the 3/1 that was recommended for an 11 mile runner like me.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Everyone is a mirror, especially the irritating ones.

Do you know someone that you just don't like very much?
Do they do things that annoy you?
I do.
My point, is not how I have to get along with someone that rubs me the wrong way.
My point it that I am learning about myself.

When someone is irritating you, look in the mirror.
Now, you may not have the extreme behavior like this other person.
Usually, though, you have some essence of the behaviors that you can't seem to stand.

Because of this person in my life, I now see the traits that I want to change in me.