• 2010 Race Calendar

    01.17 - Samson Stomp 5K
    04.24 - Deer Run 10K
    05.01 - Door County Half Marathon
    07.11 - Pewaukee Triathlon
    08.01 - Bradford Beach Tri
    09.11 - TosaFest 5K

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Good News………And Bad News

Good morning all!

The snow has finally subsided here but we got the full brunt of what was predicted for us – about 12 inches total.  Once the plows did their thing, the wall of snow at the end of our driveway was easily two feet deep or more.  The wind made it that much worse in that the snow would easily drift up to two or three feet deep in certain spots.  I’m thankful every day like this for my snowblower and that I don’t have to move all of that snow with a shovel.  After about two hours or so outside I’m happy to say that the driveway is clear, the sidewalk is walkable and our back patio is snow-free (gotta make sure the doggies can move around outside to do their thing too!).

You’re not here to read about the weather though.  Good news first.  I jumped on the treadmill yesterday afternoon and successfully completed my 5 mile run in a time of 42:51.  That’s been about the typical pace that I’ve been running at lately.  Not really pushing it but not taking it easy either.  I figure if I can build a good base of doing 5 mile runs at an average pace then I set the stage for pushing forward to faster and longer runs.  I was quite pleased with this run.  Until……..

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Waiting For The Snow

Good morning all,

We’re currently under a winter storm warning here in warm and sunny Wisconsin.  It started early this morning and we’re expected to get 8 to 12 inches total when all is said and done.  Looks like I’m going to be getting an extra upper body workout tonight pushing the snowblower around!

The weather won’t stop me from getting to the gym today though (it’s only about a half mile up the road though so don’t get overly impressed).  Today’s goal – 5 miles on the treadmill.  I’m looking to get back into the groove today with a nice steady longer run.  My body’s been resting for the majority of the last three days so physical issues shouldn’t hold me back.  It should be a recipe for success.

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Midwest Snowstorm, Conquering the Swim And Eating At Night

Happy Friday everyone!

A few things wreaked havoc on my workout schedule yesterday.  The main thing was the snowstorm that rolled through the midwest yesterday.  I wasn’t able to get to the gym over lunch yesterday because of the extra time it took to get to and from the doctor’s office for the baby appointment (which we’re totally excited about by the way!).  Plus, I ended up cutting my karate workout a little short yesterday in order to get home and tackle the several inches of snow that were sitting on my driveway.  I did get about an hour of karate last night but moving snow was my primary exercise of the day!

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