Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Still Jogging Along

This is a quick, uninspiring post about the mundane. Anyone still reading at this point? :) Just checking in saying that I'm still around and jogging even (albeit slowly). My whole family joined me recently at a 5K. My husband and I jogged and my boys ran/walked a fun run afterward. We all had a great time and my husband has decided to kill himself with some friends this spring at a Tough Mudder event (10 mile obstacle course). So, hopefully he'll get inspired to start training soon. I only ran 31 seconds faster than last year's 5K, so I need to get more motivated as well. Hopefully I'll avoid further knee problems to prevent getting derailed from running again. I think we'll do at least quarterly 5K races to keep motivated. My boys now want to work up to a 5K so they can run in the LuvMud event in Memphis next year. What boy doesn't like getting covered in mud? I'm happy to see family-wide interest in the races. Hopefully, we can keep the interest going!

10 comments:

  1. I do not need motivation. I am thoroughly addicted to running. It is my release, my meditation, my evening entertainment. I think there are more and more of these obstacle course type races cropping up lately, like the Warrior Dash and your Tough Mud Event. Still none near me though. I am glad you run with the whole family - I usually run in the desert with my dogs

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  2. The picture here at work of your husband and J-squared (inside joke)at the Warrior Run still gets comments! Hope he can build up to the Tough Mudder.

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  3. I've subscribed to the feed from the blog, and so whenever you post something, I'll know! :)

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  4. Of course I’m going to respond, if you write about running!

    Ran my first half-marathon in October—the Detroit Free Press. Kinda cool because it is international—we cross over to Canada on a bridge and back to America in a tunnel. All I wanted to do is beat 2 hours, and I did so, so I was pretty happy. (O.K. so ecstatic, I turned my bib into four drink coasters.)

    Other friends are getting into running, so I’ve been helping them out. While they appreciate my “pushing” them in the race, they hate when I run backwards to talk to them. Ah well…I love running so.

    So…for next year I have signed up for Warrior Dash (now it is for tradition) a spring 5k (equally tradition), a spring 10k, a late summer 10 mile, a Zombie Run (with my son. He will be a zombie. I will have a target on my back!) and an 8k in January. I hate that distance (who does an 8k?) but my friends are doing it. It will be in Port Huron right on Lake Huron—so how cold can it be? (note sarcasm.) The only redeeming factor is there is promised chocolate after.

    Your husband definitely needs to train to do a 10-mile tough mudder. Find friends to train with…it makes it so much easier.

    Each year I think I will cut back on racing. And look at my schedule already for next year!

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  5. Heissailing, I run/walk with my dog too and love it. I just don't take her to the 5k races! My family doesn't run with me but maybe now that will change with the boys, though one wants a treadmill (he likes gadgets and machines). Where I need motivation is to push myself to run faster and improve my pace. That's where I get lazy. The summer hurt me b/c I ran with my dog and it was too hot even at 8;30 at night for her to run too long. She would just stop and lay in the grass! But now the weather is great for longer runs.

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  6. Anonymous, I remember that pic. That was a fun event and those guys made it even more entertaining. I'd like to run with them again though not more than a 5k! Bug my hubbie about training, ok? He needs to get out there with some of you guys. Once he gets into it he will far outpace me, so he needs someone quicker.

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  7. Thanks James! I read you far more than I comment. Keep the star wars references coming.

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  8. DagoodS, you are definitely not cutting back! Congrats on the half marathon! Excellent. So is there a marathon in your future? I didn't have anyone showing off, I mean, pushing me to go faster by running backwards and talking to me :) however it was actually helpful when strangers running by would shout encouragement. And I got a boost from encouraging the little kids running in the 5 . And some were faster than me . Impressive for little 6 year olds.

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  9. DoOrDoNot,

    No, I am not inclined to do a marathon. Not enough time in the day for training. When I think of the hours on the road just to be in shape to do a (reasonable) half…and then double it…nope. Not interested in investing that much, frankly.

    It is quite encouraging to have others yell out when running. Keeps you going. Many people don’t realize that.

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