3180 total / 502 in 2014

Des Moines Marathon in October to try like crazy (again) for a Boston QT before my "milestone" birthday in Dec! Oh...and lose some poundage along the way.

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Ann logged 3180 miles.

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  1. Gotta ask a favor, because I know DMer's are good at this sort of thing. I'm really starting to question my chances of finishing the Des Moines Marathon next month, much less get a shot a... read more

    • Mark N.
      Mark N.

      Let it heal right, even if that means not running and doing cross training. I have seen many other runner's have to stop running for various medical issues and all have come back stronger than before.

      8 days ago Like2 people

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    • Kurt K.
      Kurt K.

      If you think you can run without doing more harm and you are comfortable with just finishing, then I'd run it, and you continue your streak of starting all your races. But the key is to stay healthy and not do any more damage. It's really a tough choice and I don't envy you at all.

      8 days ago Like1 person

    • Amy S.
      Amy S.

      I can understand and been in that pitty party place as well!!! Take care of your body and make sure you are healthy and in a good place to race. If you have to change your goal, bow out, or whatever it may be will pay off in the long run. "Live to run another day" hate it and love that saying at the same time. I know exactly what that BQ goal feels like and anything that holds you back makes you "crazy". But you will appreciate it even more when it happens! Train smart Ann it will be worth it!

      5 days ago Like

  2. RUN
    injured The run that wasn't 0.25 mi

    Despite my husband's disapproval, I just had to go take the leg for a spin to see where things are. About 3 steps in...pain was back. I'm starting to think that my massage treatment last ... read more

    • Mark N.
      Mark N.

      You probably have a stress fracture. Let it rest for a few weeks. It sounds like exactly what I had. Mine was better in about 3 1/2 weeks. Most Dr's will tell you 4-6. You will not lose that much Ann. Good luck.

      8 days ago Like

    • Kurt K.
      Kurt K. Get Better
      Get Better:

      Sorry to hear that.

      8 days ago

    • Chris A.
      Chris A.

      Anyone who's been running for a long time knows you HAVE to at least get out and give it a go. So sorry you're still experiencing pain, hope you're on the road to recovery though.

      7 days ago Like

  3. VELO
    Recumbent at the gym after work 00:30

    Don't remember the mileage. This was supposed to be a cool down, but I just decided to keep going & finish out the 30 min.

  4. FIT
    good At the gym 3.5 mi 00:30 08:34 pace

    Pretty good sweatfest. Just trying to keep the ol' ticker pumping while resting the leg.

  5. VELO
    great Line Creek trail- north & south 10.7 mi

    Talked my hubby into another long-ish ride. (He said yes, as long as he could be back in time to watch the Chiefs game. lol!) Such a beautiful day! And I can't believe I didn't discover t... read more

  6. RUN
    good EL Park w/ Cycle City running... 4.4 mi

    It was great to finally be able to join this group again! First run in a week, so decided to start out on the flat area near the river, instead of lots of hills, which I'd have been doing if m... read more

  7. swim
    great Night swim 00:20

    Our neighborhood pool is officially closed, except during weekdays for adults only. So I joined my hubby & friends there late in the evening. It was a beautiful, clear night! Just did a few lap... read more

  8. VELO
    great To Briarcliff via Hwy 45 to L... 10 mi

    Decided not to push it running with my bum leg just yet, so I was able to talk my hubby into an evening ride. He got smart with his own plan: park the car at a restaurant we like, drive home, then ... read more

  9. FIT
    good Quick trip to the gym 3.1 mi 00:28 09:01 pace

    Just a quick workout over lunch, with a .25 mile cool down on the recumbent bike. Since my leg has me on hiatus from running for a bit, I'm really hoping for a bike ride with my hubby after wo... read more

  10. VELO
    great To English Landing & bak 6.3 mi

    My family & I were looking for something fun to do for Labor Day, so we put together a picnic & rode to the park. It was a beautiful day to be out!

  11. RUN
    English Landing trails 4 mi

    My niece & her family came for a visit, so we took their boys to the park for a ride. It was great... until right at the end. Their little one, who's 4, rode his bike right into a chain th... read more

  12. RUN
    injured One lousy mile 1 mi

    Had a 20-miler on the calendar for today, but one mile in, my shin let me know that it wasn't going to happen. It started acting up a couple of days ago, but I tried to pretend it was just a p... read more

  13. Shared Photo

    Yesterday morning's run :) It was still a little dark out, but loved the view.

  14. I'm looking for a running partner/group in the Northland (Kansas City), specifically Parkville area or nearby. There is a running group from Cycle City that I try to meet up with from time to... read more

    • Missy B.
      Missy B.

      There's a group in Liberty on Sunday mornings... Sunday Runday North. We meet in the Aspen gym parking lot (behind Buffalo Wild Wings) at 7am, course is marked with flags out to 8 miles, water/ gatorade every 2 miles. You can run as far as you want, at whatever pace you want. It's a pretty good setup!

      18 days ago Like1 person

    • Ann B.
      Ann B.

      Thanks for the info, Missy! I'll have to check it out (after my leg stops giving me grief).

      18 days ago Like

  15. RUN
    good EL Park w/ high school buddy 4.4 mi 00:45 10:06 pace

    My high school friend was in town & stayed with us for the night. And she wanted to run with me this morning. Yay! She's run a marathon before, but hasn't run much lately, so I was ex... read more

  16. RUN
    blah Around Riss Lake & back home 6 mi 00:56 09:24 pace

    Like running through a wet sponge again today: 75F w/ 90% humidity, at 6:30 am. I've noticed that the temps are lower early in the mornings, but the humidity actually seems to be higher. At le... read more

  17. Shared Photo

    A little Hump Day humor :)

  18. FIT
    alright Speedwork on the TM at the gym 3 mi

    I've found that I challenge myself more when I'm on the treadmill than I probably would outside. I think it's easier to keep track of speed & distance. Did each mile at 1-2% incl... read more

  19. RUN
    More and from the gym 4.1 mi 00:39 09:27 pace

    Was planning a longer outdoor run, but as soon as I took off, I saw the storm clouds heading my way. So I took shelter at the neighborhood gym, & managed a little speed work on the TM until the... read more

  20. walk
    great Parkville Nature Sanctuary 1.3 mi 00:31 24:00 pace

    Couldn't quite get my act together in time for a decent run this morning (or maybe it's just that I didn't want to sign up for another day like yesterday. lol!) Opted for a nice, pe... read more