8900 total / 1902 in 2014

Recently: Marathon. Sub 1:50 1/2 marathon (1:47:19)! Near future: 46 min 10k (47:42). Fall 2014 marathon #2. &: 1:45 1/2 marathon. Screw you WIND. I'll get you!

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  • 55 miles
  • 03:48 time
  • 4198 calories
  • 9 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. RUN
    Army Run Half Marathon Or, Oh... 13.1 mi 01:58 09:01 pace

    wow. just. wow. a rolling course, not at allllll flat. up and down and up and down, and around, and back, and up again, and down... i'm not even sure what to say. i had about 40 seconds of fun... read more

    • Kate T.
      Kate T.

      Oh, the places we will go, indeed. I'm sorry you didn't hit that goal time. You have an AWESOME perspective on it though. Well done, lady. *pat on back evolving to big congratulatory hug*

      about 2 hours ago Like

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    • Vera L.

      What a tough girl you are!!! Way to stay strong in brutal race conditions! I hope you're feeling well enough to enjoy those Cheetos now! Congrats on the sub 2! You are amazing!

      about 1 hour ago Like

    • Luc L. Congrats

      Congrats! It's a tough course, but this is where I run.

      about 1 hour ago

  2. VELO
    Leo bike miles 5 km

    whee spin with Leo. nothing fancy...legs work.
    mind is working.
    hydrated well today.
    ipod is jacked up with great songs.
    garmin is charged.
    bib is in the pile with my selected clothes (chose the bl... read more

  3. RUN
    good that's all she wrote... 2 mi 00:19 09:30 pace

    took Leo in the stroller for 2 easyeasy miles to make sure my legs remembered they can run. ;)
    tomorrow's weather looks bleak - rainy, humid, and friggin' windy.
    pat reminded me that the... read more

  4. Shared Photo

    Rest day! 2-3 easy miles tomorrow just to remind the legs that they CAN run. Then some serious speedwork Sunday. 13.1 miles @ 8:00/mi. Right? RIGHT!

  5. walk
    Leo miles: The Dirt in the Fa... 20 km

    Took the kid to the park again today (shocking!)...some little girl pushed him down, he was generally alright, but for some reason he stuck his face in the sandy gravel on the pavement after a few ... read more

    • Anna W.
      Anna W.

      that'll teach him to stay away from girls :-)
      Sorry Leo had a rough day at the park. Jerks happen. Sadly. Glad he bounced back!

      3 days ago Like

    • Robin B.
      Robin B.

      oh that's horrible...those are some of the hardest moments of motherhood (not killing other children that hurt ours). Good for Leo for shaking it off and getting back at it...tough like momma!

      3 days ago Like

    • Dana

      Poor Leo :( Seriously, that kid's a trooper!

      3 days ago Like

  6. VELO
    doctor commuter 9.62 mi

    swapped my easy run for a ride (it was pretty easy until i saw the monster hill...didn't realize carling had such a big hill...i thought ottawa was flat. ;) ) I had an appointment for a check ... read more

    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      Sounds auspicious to me, Barb! I'm sure you'll totally earn those cheetos!

      3 days ago Like1 person

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    • Barb G.
      Barb G.

      cheetos! forgot that word....

      3 days ago Like

    • Marina

      Oh ffs, I should actually READ posts instead of skimming them. I didn't even SEE the word cheetos. Probably because I feel like I've gained 40 pounds in the last few weeks and knowingly need to avoid them.

      3 days ago Like

  7. RUN
    settle down, B! 4 mi

    I cut this short because I *REALLY* had to go to the bathroom. Usually I use the bathroom at Leo's daycare before I head back out for the rest of my run, but for some reason I didn't toda... read more

  8. RUN
    good loveminitaper!* 5.22 mi 00:49 09:23 pace

    I love minitaper! (well. I love minitaper day 2. talk to me in 4 more days and I might change my mind...). Nuthin' on the menu but easy miles, which gave me time to think, and see thinks while... read more

  9. RUN
    leg stretcher. 5 mi 00:42 08:24 pace

    Coach T said nothing but easy on the menu this week until race day...but he also said I could stretch my legs a bit today if I felt like it. I figured I should take the opportunity to do that, beca... read more

  10. walk
    Leo miles 6 km

    a few extra miles from yesterday afternoon and today.

  11. walk
    good leo miles 25 km

    for the far. ;)

    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      Nice-- those Leo miles really add up!

      8 days ago Like

    • Barbara

      Wow Leo is really getting in great workout miles he needs his own dailymile page lol

      8 days ago Like

  12. RUN
    good Easypeasy 10 mi 01:30 09:00 pace

    Title says it all. :)
    Happy Saturday, peeps.

  13. RUN
    tired Welcome back to the party, Br... 6 mi 00:48 08:00 pace

    Coach T called for 6 miles at half marathon goal pace.
    I obliged. It hurt like hell for the last half which was straight into the massive head wind, but I fought back and hung on like a champ. I p... read more

  14. RUN
    she'll be comin' round the mo... 5 mi

    easy miles. no watch. screw it.
    I think @Steve and I had the same run this morning. Or, our minds were in the same places, at least, even if our bodies were hundreds of miles apart.
    Let me say fi... read more

    • Steve

      hahahaha...I truly believe that overanalysis is the way to go. It's a blessing and a curse. Great job on the five today, Barb. Good on you to shake it up a bit and run gadget free. #SlumpBuster

      11 days ago Like1 person

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    • Vera L.

      I'm so glad to hear you are coming around Barb. You've made so much progress over the last year and it has been our pleasure to watch you grow. You deserve to feel AWESOME because you ARE! :-D

      11 days ago Like

    • Colleen M.
      Colleen M.

      Always good to do a run by feel to help get yourself back on track! Barb, you work so hard and will have a great marathon and half marathon!

      11 days ago Like

  15. Shared Photo

    Reason # 10912382394 Why Coach T is awesome. He sent me this today. Thanks to him and y'all for your most excellent words today. I needed them. I'm ready to stand back up now and do some ... read more

  16. RUN
    I'm afraid to fail 5 mi

    Came home yesterday from that awful run and announced to Pat: "I SUCK AT THIS!"
    Then I went on a diatribe about how I should probably just use Army Run as a training run for STWM because ... read more

    • Steve

      You know what, Barb? Failure is just a word. Here's how I look at races. It's an opportunity to take chances. If there was no chance of "failure" what would the point be. Once you set lofty goals, there are two things that can hit your goals or you don't. It doesn't mean you shouldn't shoot for the stars. It just means that you won't always hit the stars. Sometimes it takes an epic "failure" to push yourself to the next level or just learn lessons about life. Nice fiver.

      12 days ago Like4 people

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    • Dana

      Agreeing and echoing what everyone else has said... Don't psych yourself out so much. You're a strong runner. Enjoy the experience! =)

      12 days ago Like1 person

    • Barb G.
      Barb G.

      @Patty. I hear ya. @Ann - I have spent sometime telling my brain to settle down. It is working its way back on board. And a big YES to the rest of our lives. :) @Vern - chillin'. I'm doing that right now. :)

      12 days ago Like1 person

  17. VELO
    Leo Bike Miles 4 mi

    Nothing fancy. Kind of like my run this morning. :P
    wahwah. ;)
    Except this involved a child who thinks it's funny to try to take his shoes off at every stop light.
    Same child also tried to mak... read more

    • Pranada D.
      Pranada D.

      Nice miles! I'd be tempted to duct tape the shoes to his socks, which is probably why I'm not a mom. ;)

      13 days ago Like

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    • Robin B.
      Robin B.

      Nice miles :)

      12 days ago Like

    • Barb G.
      Barb G.

      Pranada - that thought has crossed my mind too, actually. sounds to me like you'd make a pretty typical mom. ;) @Patty - we have that one too (from our previous library borrwing spree). he loves it! especially 'maisy slow. maisy fast' cuz i do that one so well. ;) @kevin - ha. shoes aren't necessary for reading, that is true.... ;)

      12 days ago Like

  18. RUN
    tired I got nuthin' 10 mi 01:35 09:30 pace

    Yep. As the title says...10 miles were supposed to be half marathon goal pace. NOT EVEN BLOODY CLOSE.
    Everything just hurts, and my brain and legs are just tired. I just gave up. I don't do to... read more