Site:
http://www.livelaughrunbreathe.com/
Miles:
5484 total / 1110 in 2014
Goal:

In 2014 I vow to race less and with fewer injuries. Going to set 2 lofty goals only: 1/2 marathon in under 2 hours and full marathon in under 5 hours.

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  • 18 miles
  • 05:35 time
  • 1776 calories
  • 5 workouts
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  1. RUN
    great Mile repeats 6 mi 01:02 10:22 pace

    I was blessed with a mid-50s degree morning for this run, plus random sprinkler systems, which made this much more enjoyable than it would have been otherwise (assuming you can call running nearly ... read more

  2. VELO
    good Group slow ride 9.25 mi 01:00 9.2mph pace

    Didn't like the traffic or crowd of people but it was an ok ride.

    • Clarinda D.
      Clarinda D.

      Oh no! I've never done a group ride before.

      2 days ago Like

    • Barb
      Barb

      I left my first group ride in tears because they had advertised it for slow riders, but the group was mostly fast riders who were "recovering" from a long ride the previous day. The leader ended up going a few mph faster than advertised, and I ended up telling the sweep to go on without me. Haven't done another group ride.

      1 day ago Like

    • Bari F.
      Bari F.

      I knew this ride would be slow because I have friends who do it every week. I have been invited to ride with my BFF's tri group on occasion but even the "B" group rides at my peak pace so there is no way I will do that to myself.

      1 day ago Like

  3. FIT
    blah Lifting 01:30

    Didn't hit any goals but did manage to hit my forehead on a bar while putting away the plates for the squat rack. I shouldn't have even gone to the gym today.

  4. RUN
    good Was there mud? Sure felt like... 3 mi 00:33 10:58 pace

    Hard to pick an emoticon when it really felt like shit but Go Me! I ran 3 miles 2 days after running 18 and it's supposed to feel like shit. So it was a good run. Seriously felt like my legs ... read more

  5. FIT
    good Lifting 01:30

    Today took longer that normal because I just couldn't get moving and then people would be using what I planned to use next so I had to change my workout. Whatever. It's done.

    • Doug S.
      Doug S.

      That sucks.....maybe you should find a better gym. But hey..whatever...it's done and YOU STILL ROCK!

      4 days ago Like

    • Brooke
      Brooke

      had the same issue - no excuses you got it done!

      4 days ago Like

  6. My Rock n Roll Chicago race report is done. I actually feel like working out today, so that's a bonus. http://www.livelaughrunbreathe.com/2014/07/rock-n-roll-chicago-half-marathon.html

    • Jeannie G.
      Jeannie G.

      Nice work! That's awesome your daughter ran too. I don't like the RnR events either. Too much hype and too freaking crowded! Just not worth the money

      4 days ago Like1 person

    • Wendy P.
      Wendy P.

      You wrote a great race report and ran really well. Congratulations to you and your daughter and friend!

      3 days ago Like1 person

    • Bari F.
      Bari F.

      Thanks Wendy and Jeannie!

      3 days ago Like1 person

  7. RUN
    good RnR Chicago Half plus 5 18.23 mi 03:32 11:36 pace

    Ran today's 18 miler in Chicago - 2 pieces separated by a walk & waiting in corrals. The first 5.13 were run with Angie M at 4:30am, before the RnR Half started. Even at that hour it was v... read more

    • Barb
      Barb

      I am surprised to hear you say it was boring! I haven't run this race but I love running in the city and friends of mine have said this is a good event. That doesn't matter though bc you logged a lot of miles today on those streets!! Congrats on the 18 - that's a serious accomplishment!

      5 days ago Like1 person

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    • Jon T.
      Jon T.

      cool well done, nice run

      4 days ago Like

    • Brooke
      Brooke

      I hated running Cap City (Columbus OHIO) because it was far too City-fied. all the buildings look the same after a while. nice job getting all 18 done! interested to read about your 5/1 walk break thoughts.

      4 days ago Like

  8. RUN
    great Shaking out the antsy plus st... 2.5 mi 00:24 09:44 pace

    Last run b4 #rnrchi Was feeling antsy and stressed, still no clue what I'm packing, sort of settled on my running outfit. Decided to go out and work out some of the stress. Did two miles (10:... read more

  9. FIT
    alright Lifting 01:20

    It pisses me off when guys bounce back and forth between 2 pieces of equipment. I understand why they are doing it but I'm not going to ask to cut in when they have 4x the weight on the machi... read more

  10. RUN
    good Polar Vortex Tempo 6.02 mi 01:00 10:02 pace

    Only 58 degrees out today so I thought this would be a bit easier than it was. Really felt like I was pushing the tempo section but only hit the goal pace (9:57) on 1 of 4 miles. The average was ... read more

    • Clarinda D.
      Clarinda D.

      Awesome! Way to chick that guy at the end!!! :-) I hate runs when you feel like you're giving it your all only to look down at your watch to see a slower than expected pace. Hope the next one is better!

      9 days ago Like

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    • Barb
      Barb

      Nice tempo miles!

      9 days ago Like

    • Wendy P.
      Wendy P.

      Excellent tempo! And way to go on chicking the guy. The fact that he didn't look happy just makes it sweeter.

      9 days ago Like

  11. FIT
    good Lifting heavy shit 01:20

    Very frustrating morning so I tried to take it out on the weights. Not sure I was all that successful but I lifted a few things heavier, including squating 75# (including the bar), which I think mi... read more

  12. I have an incredible race registration #giveaway happening on the blog. Good for the in-person or virtual Detroit Women's Half Marathon or 5k! ... read more

  13. RUN
    good The usual 3.1 mi 00:31 09:51 pace

    This was supposed to be an "easy 2" but I got out and decided I wanted to push the pace a little. I'm mildly disappointed I couldn't hold on in the 3rd mile for a negative spli... read more

  14. walk
    good 2 mi 00:38 18:47 pace

    Just enjoying the morning & my coffee.

  15. RUN
    good 6.07 mi 01:06 10:56 pace

    Got it done with ego checked at the door. Probably ran a bit too fast but I just set out to run and didn't really pay much attn to my Garmin. Saw a bunch of my friends headed out with their ... read more

  16. FIT
    good 01:15

    Did fine for upper body but when I tried to work quads and then glutes my ass issue flared up again. It's really being a literal pain in my ass and now I'm sitting on an ice pack.

    • Rebel Run Girl

      Are you doing frequent dynamic piriformis stretches? I find doing a couple of them 2-3 x 30 secs for 4-6 times per day does wonders to release. Make sure to do some that both release and contract, not just the stretch and rolling ones. I think ice is ineffective compared to very frequent sets of movement exercises.

      15 days ago Like

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    • Wendy P.
      Wendy P.

      I hate it when my ass flares :) hope it feels better soon.

      14 days ago Like

    • Bari F.
      Bari F.

      Took tons of stairs today on the campus visit with David & no ass pain. I think a run is in order tomorrow.

      14 days ago Like1 person

  17. walk
    good kent trail 5.22 mi 01:41 19:18 pace

    Walking feels lame when you are a runner. At least it burned a couple calories and it was a nice morning. Hoping I can run at least a few miles on Saturday.

  18. VELO
    alright Kent trail 7.8 mi 00:33 14.4mph pace

    Even this hurt my hass a little bit. Totally lame. I've had tightness in my lower back for a couple weeks now too and I think the tightness in my hip/ass is making that even worse. Was going ... read more

    • Barb
      Barb

      If you have to lose some runs, now is the time to do it. Great day to get out for a bike ride!

      16 days ago Like

    • Kimberly
      Kimberly

      I agree with Barb. Get it out of the way now, take care of it and get strong. You have got this!

      16 days ago Like

    • John H.
      John H.

      A little time to heal, and you'll be back at it again soon! Nice ride!

      15 days ago Like

  19. FIT
    blah Sorta failed lifting 00:50

    Thanks to my stupid hip, I only did about half a workout. Upper body was ok except horizontal pullups using the smith machine were a fail. I didn't even try to do glutes/hamstrings and only d... read more

    • Brooke
      Brooke Get Better
      Get Better:

      baby that hip! I'm sorry, I'm sure you are frustrated.

      17 days ago

    • Kimberly
      Kimberly Get Better
      Get Better:

      Take care of you. Ice, rest and stretch.

      17 days ago

    • Kim E.
      Kim E.

      Hope you feel better!

      17 days ago Like

    • Doug S.
      Doug S.

      Damn B……Hang in there! I know once you are back 100% you are gonna kill it again!

      17 days ago Like

  20. swim
    great Backyard pool 500 yd 00:15:00 52:47 pace

    #wycwyc Distance is a total guess based on my usual, slow swimming pace. Had a nice coffee swim like Rebel Run Girl Swam about 100, took a drink of iced coffee. Swam another 100. More coffee. Y... read more

    • Kimberly
      Kimberly

      I like this kind of swim! Do you think tris could add iced coffee stations?

      18 days ago Like

    • Pete M.
      Pete M.

      mmm coffee

      18 days ago Like

    • Wendy P.
      Wendy P.

      I agree with Kimberly! Iced coffee stations would be lovely. There's nothing like a swim for stretching out. Well done

      18 days ago Like