Friday, November 6, 2009

Pumpkin and GOOD LUCK shout outs!

Pumpkin-all I can think about is pumpkin. All the food bloggers on here keep posting these incredible pictures of all this healthy pumpkin food. –TO DIE FOR. I went to the grocery store to buy pumpkin and what are they sampling but Pumpkin Donuts-I did not see these on any healthy food bloggers pages…lol!! I resisted but made pumpkin overnight oats for breakfast this morning. SOOO Good. My kids thought I was trying to poison them. They are not fans of cold oatmeal apparently!

So, I have decided that I will for sure not start an official training plan until mid December for Boston. I will continue to run in the meantime and work on my core strength. It seems that I can run well, I can eat well, I can cross train well, and I can strength train well but not all at the same time. I really threw my cross training out the window during my marathon training cycle and managed a 15 minute per day core workout. I played tag on the ice at open skating last night with about 20 kids. I tell you, my quads are so sore today. This is a killer workout and I think I will skate at least 2 nights a week since my kids love it when I do. I also plan on heading back to the gym 3 days a week to work on my strength before I officially start this training cycle. It is supposed to be 56 and sunny up here in the North Country this weekend. I am running a 20 because warm weather excites me and I love to run in it. I actually can’t wait to get out there!!!!

I am currently compiling a list of goals for my 2010 racing season. I like to be realistic but ambitious at the same time which can be difficult. If I list a goal-it won’t be just a pipedream. I fully intend to achieve it and believe that I can but it will be enough of a stretch to require a lot of hard work on my part. I will probably post these tomorrow since I have almost finalized my calendar of major races.

I truly appreciate all the support I’ve received from many of you. I know I’ll miss somebody but here goes:

Jill ( is going to rock the Heart Center of the Rockies Half tomorrow!

Katie ( is going for a BQ at the Two cities marathon (she’ll get it)!

Heather ( is running the marathon leg in the Beach 2 Battleship Triathalon (2nd 26.2 in 4 weeks-You go girl!)

Jamie ( is doing the Tyranena Beer run half (I love races with free beer-I also predict a PR for her).

Carlee ( is running the MADD dash 5-miler(I’m banking her speed magically returns after marathon recovery in this race)

Robin ( who has run 2 full marathons in the last month is now taking on the Maine Coast Half!! Hopefully her sore calves hold out-Ibuprofen is your friend!!!

Steph ( is running the Outer Banks marathon! This girl has an unbelievable race schedule!!! She's superhuman!


Anonymous said...

awwww you're the best. I'm psyched to hear your plans!

Genesis said...

aw i miss skating. funny that when i move to a place where ice and snow is abundant, i find myself not skating, but when i lived in hawaii, i always skated...

good luck and advance congrats to everyone and their races!

Morgan said...

Good luck to all!

Ice skating as cross training.. that is ingenius!!!!! I'm so hitting up the RDV.

Have a great weekend!

Lisa said...

Sounds like you had a killer workout last night! Hope you have a great run and can't wait to hear your goals for next year. I'm working on mine too now that the marathon is past.

Have a great weekend and good luck to all the runners racing!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I love doing shout outs!!

Hugs to pumpkin..I bought creamer today.. Skating, how fun!!

My goals for 2010 will be ambitious as well...

Tina at Gotta Run Now said...

Your kids thought you were poisoning them with pumpkin oats? Funny!

Have a great 20 miler!

Meg Runs said...

yum, pumpkin! I just found a protein drink that is has a pumpkin flavor, so delicious!
I love your thoughts on new goals, good luck!

lindsay said...

thanks for commenting on my blog! i am adding you to my google reader :)

i struggle with keeping everything going too - core work, strengthening exercises. i'm hoping to do better with my next round of training!