Weekend Long Run

This weekend was my first attempt at a long run since beginning physical therapy.  The Women’s Half is looming and if I am going to do the race I have to get back into the swing of things.  My goal was six miles and I DID IT!  I started with a 10 min walking warm up followed by 1 min run 1 min walk intervals and ended with a 3/4 mile cool down (6 miles total).  I averaged a 16 min. mile pace which is frustrating but I am happy to say I was little stiff but relatively pain free!  I am working on coming to terms with the slower pace but as long as I can do the distance, I know my pace will improve with time.


Farmer’s Market Day

I love the farmer’s market!  Table after table of colorful fruits and veggies waiting to come home with me so I can transform them into yummy food and I love to experiment with new veggies.


Nothing new today but the cabbage is bigger than my head!



The peach cobbler bread from The Cozy Cottage Bakery was awesome with a cup of Irish breakfast tea.

Comming back from injury

I have never been one to do anything half way.  I’m an “all or nothing” kind of girl.  This attitude is how I approached my first marathon.  I trained according to plan and a few weeks into training I though “why not register for another!”  The first marathon (Rock N Roll New Orleans) went great.  In hindsight, scheduling a second marathon three months after my first was probably not the best idea.  I realized the training for the second marathon was not going well,  but when I commit to something, I commit!  I did complete the second marathon, dragging myself across the finish line, and had a nice little hip injury as a souvenir.

Did I learn from my mistake?  Of course not!  As I was recovering and in physical therapy I registered for three more half marathons.

Physical therapy is going well and now I am about to start training sloooowwwly for the Women’s Half Marathon in September.  Hopefully I will be a little smarter this time.