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

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  • 17 miles
  • 02:10 time
  • 1931 calories
  • 2 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. Question: I need a new watch/GPS to wear when running. I'm used to using my Runmeter app on my phone, but it's not very convenient for checking during a run, because I have to pull it ou... read more

    • Missy B.
      Missy B.

      I have a Garmin Forerunner 210. Very user-friendly. The only thing that has gotten bad reviews is the clip that you put it on to charge and sync with your computer... it's very finicky so if you don't have it attached just right, it won't sync. Other than that, I love it, and it's lightweight

      about 13 hours ago Like1 person

  2. walk
    great English Landing 2.7 mi

    Today is my rest day, so just met up with my friend, Cynthia, for a nice walk on this beautiful morning. What an awesome day to be out! :)

  3. RUN
    good Around Parkville 14 mi 02:10 09:18 pace

    Had planned on doing a long run on Saturday, but ended up with pink eye & spent most of that morning on the couch with a cool cloth over my eyes. And yesterday? I was determined to make yesterd... read more

  4. FIT
    great Weights & Core at the Nationa... 01:10

    This felt so good today! Can't wait to go for a run in the morning. I don't expect instant results, but the day after a weights workout really does seem to make my legs feel stronger. Hap... read more

  5. RUN
    good Downtown Kansas City 6.09 mi 00:52 08:31 pace

    Took my daughter to work this morning at 6 a.m., since she stayed with us last night so we could celebrate her birthday. Decided to take advantage of being in the area & found some new, hilly p... read more

  6. RUN
    alright English Landing trails 4 mi

    Warm, sticky morning (75F w/ 89% humidity). Even my watch and phone were having difficulties & kept quitting. Probably because of the sweatfest I was having. But still felt good to get out. Cap... read more

  7. FIT
    Does that count?? 04:00

    It's not running, and it's not weights or elliptical...but 4 hours of shoveling rocks and dirt sure FELT like a workout. Ended the day at the pool with my hubby and a cool beverage. Ahhh.... read more

  8. RUN
    good English Landing trails & Main... 6.19 mi 00:55 08:52 pace

    Great way to start the weekend. Met my hunny at the farmer's market after the run, then off to the local coffee shop for some breakfast & down time. I love summertime! :)

  9. Just passed 3000 miles running since I started posting on DM! I know there were some that I didn't post, but it's still fun to see that number :)

  10. RUN
    good English Landing trails 5.14 mi 00:43 08:25 pace

    Felt pretty good today. Legs felt strong after my leg work at the gym yesterday. Looking forward to another good run tomorrow morning! (I love Saturday morning runs!)

  11. FIT
    great The National gym 00:30

    Misc. arms, legs, and core stuff. I always feel so good after these sessions. Need to focus on doing them more often!

  12. RUN
    alright English Landing trail 2.43 mi 00:22 09:01 pace

    Was planning to go longer, but things didn't work out. Ended up working out at the gym instead.

  13. walk
    good EL Park trails 2.5 mi

    Walk with my friend Cynthia. Beautiful morning to be out. Hoping to get in a weight workout later today.

  14. RUN
    Run/walk cool down 1 mi

    I was going to walk the last mile home, but I get bored too easily with walking, so just kept running to get home sooner. Not used to the higher miles, so I feel like I need a nap now. lol!

  15. RUN
    good Around Parkville 10 mi 01:34 09:26 pace

    Hills & humidity: That was the theme for today's run. After a busy weekend (attending a golf tournament that my hubby was in, my niece's wedding, and traveling to 3 states), this was... read more

    • Kate T.
      Kate T.

      Beautiful. Sounds like you had a hectic few days - nice work getting this done after all that! I may have put the nap before the 10 miler. ;)

      16 days ago Like1 person

    • Chris A.
      Chris A.

      I'm not sure I would've had enough energy for this after a weekend like that. Great job, love me some LSD!!! ;-)

      15 days ago Like1 person

  16. RUN
    good Around Glen Oaks CC, Des Moines 4 mi 00:35 08:48 pace

    The hubby's playing in a golf tournament here, so I came along for the fun. Apparently, Alice Cooper played here yesterday! lol! My friends are going to see him & Mötley Crew tonight. All... read more

  17. RUN
    good Hwy 45 to KK round-about & back 5.81 mi 00:52 08:58 pace

    So excited! This route has some of the biggest hills I can find in my area, and I was able to run the whole thing without walking! :D Can't say I felt strong on all those hills (in fact, at ti... read more

  18. VELO
    "What the hill?!" run- Hwy 45... 6 mi

    My route was chopped up some because of a little side trip. There are some huge hills on this route that get me every time...especially in 79% humidity! But my plan is that, by the DM marathon in ... read more

    • Mark N.
      Mark N.

      Nice run Ann! You will like DM marathon, great small town race with lots of support.

      23 days ago Like1 person

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    • Barbara W.
      Barbara W.

      The only way to rock it is to push in the icky weather. You are awesome!

      22 days ago Like1 person

    • Ann B.
      Ann B.

      Thanks all! @Cyndi C. it's the IMT Des Moines (IA) marathon.
      @Mark N. my husband & I drove the marathon route a few weeks back. That first half looks like a bear, with all those hills!

      22 days ago Like

  19. RUN
    good Ward Parkway 4 on the 4th (be... 4 mi 00:34 08:26 pace

    Our team name: Uncle Sam & the Sparklers :) My husband ("Uncle Sam") was going to run, but had to bow out. A female friend filled in for him, so we called her Uncle Samantha. lol! Pl... read more

  20. VELO
    Easy day 1 mi

    Just a little run around the gym & some core work before a very relaxing day by the pool with friends :) Time to unwind after a busy weekend!