3280 total / 602 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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  • 12 miles
  • 01:43 time
  • 1310 calories
  • 3 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. RUN
    good Home to the river w/ a breakf... 5.29 mi 00:45 08:29 pace

    So excited to have both of my daughters home this weekend!!! <3 I went out for my run, then my hubby & the girls met me at the local coffee shop for breakfast. Such a fun start to the weeke... read more

  2. RUN
    good English Landing Park- GO HARD... 3.27 mi 00:30 09:17 pace

    Cold & breezy, and I think I weighed 5 lbs. heavier with all the layers. But still felt great to get out & celebrate the great sport of running! If you haven't already, check out G.O.... read more

  3. Shared Photo

    I was finally able to get in my 5K for the virtual race during "GO HARD"...Globally Organized Hug A Runner Day! It was another chilly one (28F w/ slight breeze), so I was glad to be done... read more

  4. RUN
    good Lone Ranger run @ EL Park 3.13 mi 00:28 08:52 pace

    For some reason, I was the only one on the trail this morning. Maybe it was the temp of 10F w/ a slight breeze ;) I definitely debated whether or not I wanted to get out, but am so glad I did. I... read more

  5. RUN
    great English Landing trails rechar... 7 mi 01:06 09:23 pace

    Longest run in weeks, if not a couple of months, and no pain in the leg! (yay!!) Took off with no particular goal, except to run until I was done...however long that ended up being. It was cold out... read more

  6. RUN
    blah EL park trails 1 mi

    Got some work to do with the layering and finding the right (warm) socks, before running in the cold again. My feet were half numb after this stinkin' little run.

  7. RUN
    alright English Landing 3.5 mi 00:33 09:23 pace

    Sluggish this morning, but wanted to get out before the arctic blast blows through.

  8. RUN
    good English Landing trails 3.16 mi 00:28 08:43 pace

    Great day for a run over lunch today (late posting). A little windy, but still felt great to be out!

    • Jim D.
      Jim D.

      Way to get out there for a very speedy run. SMILE

      18 days ago Like

  9. RUN
    good EL Park trails 5 mi 00:45 08:57 pace

    Longest run since I screwed up my leg several months ago. Worked in some fartleks, because...why not? Felt so good today. Hope that's a sign of things to come!:)

  10. Haven't been posting much lately for 2 reasons. 1. Haven't taken the time. 2. I just haven't been running much. After I had to miss the marathon last month because of my leg, I fell ... read more

  11. RUN
    alright English Landing morning jaunt 3.1 mi 00:29 09:27 pace

    Coldest day so far this fall. I'm not ready for winter running. Too much laundry!

    • Jim D.
      Jim D.

      I'd trade you a few degrees of the cold weather but I guess we all have our own cross to bear. HA HA HA

      Nice run. SMILE

      22 days ago Like

    • Barbara W.
      Barbara W.

      Oh the laundry with cold weather! Indeed! Great 5k today though. Stay warm.

      22 days ago Like

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

    Nothing too exciting. Just moving.

  13. 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

      about 1 month ago Like1 person

  14. 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

  15. 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.

      about 1 month 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!

      about 1 month 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.

      about 1 month ago Like

  16. RUN
    good English Landing park 3 mi

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

  17. RUN
  18. 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.

  19. 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 ...

      about 1 month ago Like

    • Kurt K.
      Kurt K.

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

      about 1 month ago Like

    • Jim D.
      Jim D.

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

      about 1 month ago Like

  20. 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.

      about 1 month ago Like

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    • Kurt K.
      Kurt K.

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

      about 1 month 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!

      about 1 month ago Like