3245 total / 567 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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  • 6 miles
  • 00:57 time
  • 337 calories
  • 2 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. FIT
    good At the gym 3.3 mi 00:30 09:05 pace

    Nothing too exciting. Just moving.

  2. RUN
    great The usual...EL Park 3 mi 00:27 08:58 pace

    Started off freezing in heavy fog by the river, but by the end it started to burn off & was absolutely beautiful! The trees are so pretty right now :) Great day for a run! I'm not necessar... read more

    • Jim D.
      Jim D.

      Some runs, nature sure does surprise us. Nice run, and fast too. Go Royals! SMILE

      3 days ago Like1 person

  3. RUN
    good English Landing lame lap 3 mi 00:27 09:09 pace

    Today is the Kansas City Marathon, which I didn't run, and tomorrow is the Des Moines marathon, which I will also not be running. Sure makes this measly 3 seem so insignificant. But I'm s... read more

  4. Well, this Sunday was supposed to be my long-awaited attempt at a Boston QT at the Des Moines marathon. Instead, my leg has not been cooperating, and my training has all but come to a screeching h... read more

    • Douglas R.
      Douglas R.

      Always difficult for any of us to deal with injuries. Rest the leg for 4 weeks and resume and see what next goal brings you. I swim when I can't ride.

      7 days ago Like1 person

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    • Barbara W.
      Barbara W.

      I am so sorry to see that the leg hasn't gotten better. Hugs! It's always smart to live to run another day no matter how much we wish it were different. You will be back strong soon!

      7 days ago Like1 person

    • Ann B.
      Ann B.

      Thanks to all. Yes, on the bright side, I get to look forward to another opportunity for a QT ;) I look forward to the challenge.

      6 days ago Like

  5. RUN
    good English Landing park 3 mi

    Another short little run to remind my legs that they're still capable.

  6. RUN
    English Landing park 3.37 mi

    Just a few miles...

  7. RUN
    Around Shenandoah 3.7 mi 00:33 08:56 pace

    Love running around my hometown. Not sure why it's taking my leg so long to heal this time, but it's still a little angry.

  8. RUN
    good EL Park 3 mi 00:26 08:46 pace

    Just a quick jaunt to get the heart pumping, while not messing with the leg too much. Just can't get this leg thing to calm down.

    • Kate T.
      Kate T.

      Argh - nice speedy jaunt and I hope the leg smartens up soon ...

      17 days ago Like

    • Kurt K.
      Kurt K.

      Sorry to hear the leg is still cranky. Nice run though!

      16 days ago Like

    • Jim D.
      Jim D.

      Still a nice sweet run. Way to adapt and keep at it Ann. SMILE

      16 days ago Like

  9. I have a confession/question: At this morning's 5K, I was really trying to win my AG (it wasn't a huge crowd, which is why I thought I had a chance in the first place). At about the 2.3 ... read more

    • Missy B.
      Missy B.

      Definitely not bad etiquette. If they could've pushed at the end too, they would've or should've.

      20 days ago Like

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    • Kurt K.
      Kurt K.

      Not bad etiquette, you are there to run the best race you can.

      20 days ago Like

    • Lori T.
      Lori T.

      I was taught to sprint the end if you can. When I race I do it for myself and don't take into consideration who I'm passing or being passed by ... unless its a stroller, I despise being passed by strollers!

      19 days ago Like

  10. RUN
    great Parktoberfest 5+K 3.31 mi 00:27 08:17 pace

    They had to change the course last minute, due to standing water on part of the course. So, depending on which source I look at, it was either 3.31 or 3.58 miles. I was able to pull off an AG 1st p... read more

  11. RUN
    great EL Park 3.21 mi 00:27 08:32 pace

    Still avoiding hills so my leg won't hate me, and oh my gosh did this feel good!! Wore some old shoes today, just to see if my "newer" ones were part of the problem, and now I'm... read more

  12. walk
    blah The nice, peaceful walk that ... 0.57 mi

    Arrived at my favorite Parkville place, the Nature Sanctuary, excited to find that no other cars were in the parking lot... which meant I had the whole park to myself! I was looking forward to a pe... read more

  13. RUN
    blah EL park 2.19 mi 00:19 08:28 pace

    Just taking the leg for another test drive. A little too much discomfort (still...and again), so this one turned into a flop.

  14. VELO
    great Around the Northland (KC) 22 mi 01:58 11.2mph pace

    It felt SO good to get out & get the legs burning a little, while my sweety is playing in a golf tournament. Set out without any definite plan or destination...just assumed I'd figure it o... read more

    • Lori T.
      Lori T.

      Beautiful day to be outside exercising! Are those trails connected now? Seems like their master plan is taking forever!

      about 1 month ago Like

    • Douglas R.
      Douglas R.

      Nice ride!!

      about 1 month ago Like

    • Kurt K.
      Kurt K.

      Sounds like it was a nice day for a great ride, glad you were able to enjoy the weather!

      about 1 month ago Like

  15. walk
    great Nature Sanctuary 1 mi

    Just a casual Sunday morning walk with my hunny after a visit to the coffee house. What a beautiful morning to be out! :)

  16. RUN
    alright EL Park trail 3.15 mi 00:29 09:08 pace

    It's only 3 slow miles, but still my longest run in about 3 weeks. Just a little pain in the shin during the first mile, but then it stopped. Hoping this is the beginning of my return to train... read more

  17. FIT
    Around Sylvan Lake, CO 1.5 mi

    A beautiful day for a walk/hike around the lake with my hubby & in-laws, followed by a picnic by the lake! :)

  18. VELO
    Stationary bike at Beaver Creek 5 mi

    Just trying to burn some calories while resting the leg. Boring stuff, when I'd rather be outside enjoying the scenery and changing leaves.

  19. RUN
    alright Beaver Creek treadmill 1 mi

    The hubby & I met his parents at Beaver Creek, CO for the weekend. I wanted so badly to run outside on the trails or sidewalks, because it's SO beautiful there, but with all the hills/moun... read more

  20. 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.

      about 1 month 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.

      about 1 month 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!

      about 1 month ago Like