Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Woodford Wag 2K, Baseball, Beach Boys, and John Stamos

Saturday Jeremy and I took Lacey to the Woodford Wag.  There was a 5k for people only and a 2k for people and their pets.  Jeremy did the 5k and I did the 2K with Lacey.  Jeremy came in 2nd in his age group and the award was a dog tag.  Very fitting.  Lacey was a bit shy around the other dogs, but once we started walking she was fine.  On the way home she was one tired pup. Too much excitement for my little girl.

Sunday we met up with my three college roommates for a Reds game.  We had a great time catching up at lunch, dinner, and during the game.  The Beach Boys were playing a free concert after the game.  The best part was that John Stamos (you know Uncle Jessie from Full House) was there playing with them.  

 I didn't have a Reds shirt, so I just wore a "red" shirt.

We also got our pool up and going this weekend and spent yesterday relaxing poolside.  It was very chilly but oh so nice. 

Friday, May 24, 2013

Green Bay Half Marathon Recap

Jeremy and I have been planning on doing this half and full for some time now.  Jeremy is a huge Packers fan and ever since one of my best friends moved back to Wisconsin two years ago it has been on our list to do. 

We left Thursday after lunch and drove 10 hours to Katie's house.  She lives 20 minutes from Green Bay so it worked out perfectly to stay with her and also to not have to get a hotel room the night before the race.

Friday we went and toured Lambeau Field, which was also where packet pick up and the expo were.

Saturday we did some sightseeing.  We drove up and saw Lake Michigan.  Wisconsin is so flat and miles and miles of farmland.  We ate early and went to bed early. 

Sunday we got up and go to the race about an hour before it started.  Katie originally was going to do the half with her boyfriend but lack of training and farmwork kept him from participating, so Katie (who had not done more than 6 miles) was going to do the half with me. 

The first 8 miles we ran 7 minutes, walked 2 minutes.  After mile 8 though my back started tightening up and it got warm out!  We walked the last 5 miles.  Of course we talked the whole time, which was great!   Before the finish line, you run in the tunnel of Lambeau Field and run a lap around the stadium before heading back out to the finish line.  It was really cool to do this.  The rest of the race was through a lot of neighborhoods in Green Bay.  On the full course you do run by a river for several miles.

My goal for this race was to finish. I didnt' care about my time I just wanted to cross the finish line and put the 13.1 sticker on my car! 

Jeremy had a good race too but unfortunately didnt meet his goal of breaking 4 or getting a PR.  It was 77 degrees when he finished.  After training in the cold all  winter we decided that having a warm day on race day is not good for PR'ing.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Throo the Zoo 5K

This is a 5K that Jeremy and I have wanted to do for a few years, but there is a big race in our hometown on the same day.  This year was no different, however Jeremy's brother decided to have our nephew's 2nd birthday at the Louisville Zoo this year.  So we mentioned doing the race in conjunction with the party and the date was set. 

This is my first "real" 5k since I broke my ankle. I have walked a few but haven't ran in one.  I honestly hadn't planned on running this one, I had planned on walking it with Anna, but once we crossed the start mat she took off.   She pulled ahead about half a mile in but was within eyesight.  Then she decided to stop at the bathroom and I kept on going figuring she would catch up.  I walked at that point so I could put my headphones in. I walked one other time up a huge hill. I wanted to make it all the way up but after going over half way and turning a corner and seeing more hill, I decided to walk the rest of the way up.  I finished in 42:37 which I am really happy with.  In my long runs I had not done under a 15 min pace. 

Before the race

Anika also enjoyed the zoo

Lacey has been running quite a bit lately.  She has done several long runs with either me or Jeremy.  The most she has done so far at one time is 15 miles.  She almost always goes with him on his 5-6 mile week day runs.  She definitely needs the exercise or else she is running wild. The picture below is of her new favorite place in our yard. She loves to go to the top and watch what goes on in and outside our yard.

This weekend Jeremy and I are gong to Wisconsin for the Green Bay Full (him) and Half (me).  I also get to see one of my best friends that moved up there a couple years ago! I can't wait.