Friday, January 03, 2014

Looking Forward to 2014

I don't know how every year goes by so fast, year after year. 2014 and I still really have no clue as to how to get from point A to B. I look forward to doing much of that again this year. This is who I have become, a person of lost identity with no real direction. Wow what a way to start the New Year! No I will not...I don't think I will...no I don't think so.




I will take it one day at a time and do the best I know how. I will always ask God guidance, he will know what is right for me. I shall only hope that I do right by him.



I have learned what it is like to go through life with no real directions, just to live and let live. I am sure you are thinking this is a whole lot of nothing; yes you are correct because I really have nothing more creative to say. I will try to post more this year. I want to wish all a happy and healthy New Year. Below are the races I ran in 2013 and am sure there are a few missing but I’m ok with it. Hoping 2014 will bring some PR’s



Event Name & Course State Date Plc A Plc G Plc O Pace Final

New Canaan Santa Run 5K CT 12/21/13 2/0 12/0 35/81 8:44 27:11

Jingle Bell Jog CT 12/8/13 4/0 56/0 136/385 8:48 27:23

NIA Jingle Bell Run CT 12/7/13 7/0 62/0 190/691 8:58 27:53

Gateway Gobbler CT 11/28/13 2/0 25/0 55/66 9:55 59:32

Run For Africa - 10k Trail Run CT 11/16/13 6/0 40/0 40/63 8:58 55:46

ING New York City Marathon NY 11/3/13 1420/0 11679/0 35335/50062 11:03 4:49:38

36th Annual Pumpkin Chase CT 10/27/13 3/0 21/0 45/62 8:58 27:54

The Great Train Race CT 10/20/13 7/0 24/0 60/68 9:30 1:15:04

St. Mary's Catch Me if You Can - 10k Run CT 10/19/13 2/0 19/0 38/62 9:12 57:14

Hartford Marathon - Marathon CT 10/12/13 76/0 688/0 1805/2686 10:41 4:40:10

Ridgefield Half Marathon CT 10/6/13 25/0 135/0 331/470 9:32 2:05:03

Between the Libraries 5K Family Run/Walk CT 9/29/13 1/0 10/0 44/131 8:45 27:13

Fall Distance Festival - 20K Trail Run CT 9/23/13 2/0 15/0 33/47 9:50 2:02:20

Sam Elpern Memorial Half CT 9/14/13 3/0 45/0 130/200 9:33 2:05:18

Norwalk Summer Series 2013 CT 9/14/13 3/0 45/0 130/200 15:23 2:05:18

Stratton Faxon New Haven Road Race - 20k Run CT 9/2/13 49/0 523/0 1503/2200 10:02 2:04:44

Westport Summer Series #10 CT 8/31/13 9/0 42/0 136/169 10:04 1:40:40

Westport Roadrunners Summer Series #7 CT 8/24/13 7/0 38/0 135/159 9:42 1:30:29

5th Annual All Out for Autism CT 8/23/13 4/0 26/0 87/367 9:00 28:00

4th Annual Sunset Run For The Warriors - 10k Run CT 8/18/13 5/0 31/0 83/131 9:13 57:19

NORWALK LIGHTFOOT SUMMER SERIES 11 MI. RACE CT 8/17/13 5/0 34/0 96/133 9:50 1:48:17

Westport Roadrunners Summer Series #7 CT 8/10/13 4/0 33/0 125/154 9:39 1:05:16

Westport Roadrunners Summer Series #6 CT 8/3/13 6/0 40/0 126/158 9:24 55:00

Southwest Cafe Margarita 5k CT 8/3/13 13/0 81/0 166/294 9:39 29:59

Norwalk Summer Series CT 7/27/13 5/0 40/0 104/157 9:55 1:29:17

Trumbull Sunset Run CT 7/26/13 5/0 49/0 186/381 9:10 28:29

Summer Cross Country Series CT 7/23/13 20/0 20/0 68/74 11:13 27:54

Westport Roadrunners Summer Series 4.1M CT 7/20/13 6/0 51/0 148/199 9:36 39:25

34th Annual Summer Cross Country Series Age Graded 2 Miles (actual distance 2.14 Miles) CT 7/16/13 4/0 19/0 80/84 10:12 21:50

Norwalk Summer Series CT 7/13/13 3/0 41/0 117/163 9:46 1:08:23

41st Annual 2 Man 6 Mile Relay CT 7/9/13 9/0 135/0 135/139 9:06 54:41

51st Annual Westport Roadrunners Summer Series #2 CT 7/6/13 6/0 54/0 194/264 9:09 28:27

New Canaan Four on the Fourth CT 7/4/13 5/0 64/0 167/257 9:28 37:56

36th Annual Norwalk Lightfoot Summer Series CT 6/29/13 3/0 23/0 97/176 9:15 46:15

34th Annual Summer Cross Country Series 3 Mile Predicted Time Race CT 6/25/13 72/0 72/0 72/85 10:15 30:47

34th Annual Summer Cross Country Series #4 CT 6/20/13 13/0 14/0 37/41 9:38 29:58

Father's Day Family 5K Run CT 6/16/13 9/0 21/0 68/118 9:57 30:55

36TH ANNUAL NORWALK LIGHTFOOT SUMMER SERIES 3 MI. RACE - 3 Mi Run CT 6/15/13 7/0 40/0 103/181 9:14 27:44

36TH ANNUAL NORWALK LIGHTFOOT SUMMER SERIES 3 MI. RACE - 9 Mile Run CT 6/15/13 5/0 40/0 104/157 9:55 1:29:17

36TH ANNUAL NORWALK LIGHTFOOT SUMMER SERIES 3 MI. RACE - 7 Mi Run CT 6/15/13 3/0 41/0 117/163 9:46 1:08:23

34th Annual Summer Cross Country Series #3 CT 6/11/13 10/0 13/0 50/58 9:21 17:47

MMRF Race for Research CT 6/9/13 14/0 74/0 198/460 9:03 28:09

Summer Cross Country Series CT 6/4/13 16/0 19/0 63/75 10:40 25:06

Run To End Alzheimer's CT 6/1/13 6/0 24/0 55/218 9:10 28:31

Jim Fixx Memorial Day Run 2013 CT 5/27/13 14/0 76/0 236/330 9:21 46:46

Weston Memorial Day 5k Road Race and Walk CT 5/25/13 13/0 64/0 230/477 9:28 29:26

RFR Realty Corporate Challenge CT 5/16/13 34/0 261/0 961/2346 9:05 28:15

Mother's Day 10K CT 5/12/13 12/0 87/0 160/287 9:11 57:07

Law Day Road Race CT 5/5/13 4/0 11/0 40/51 8:34 26:37

Long Island Marathon/Half Marathon/10k/5k - Marathon NY 5/5/13 16/0 123/0 466/677 10:25 4:33:01

YW Race Against Racism CT 4/28/13 2/0 17/0 31/43 9:04 45:20

Greenwich Cup 1/2 Marathon - Half Marathon CT 4/14/13 17/0 152/0 409/491 9:46 2:07:58

Greenwich Half Marathon CT 4/7/13 16/0 150/0 409/491 9:46 2:07:58

The Bunny Boogie CT 4/6/13 4/0 30/0 97/216 8:34 25:42

Bunny Boggie CT 3/30/13 4/0 30/0 97/218 8:34 25:42

34 Annual Spring Equinox Race CT 3/24/13 4/0 14/0 47/56 9:26 46:55

Boston Blowout XVI 2013 - 15K Run CT 3/24/13 3/0 10/0 23/25 10:09 1:34:42

Boston Buildup 25k CT 3/3/13 14/0 90/0 252/260 10:31 2:43:28

YMCA Sweetheart Run CT 2/23/13 4/0 32/0 89/152 9:26 37:47

Boston Buildup 20K CT 2/17/13 12/0 69/0 196/219 10:16 2:07:47

Boston Buildup 15K 2013 CT 1/20/13 21/0 102/0 312/349 10:03 1:33:45

Boston Buildup Series 10K 2013 CT 1/6/13 24/0 117/0 312/395 9:12 57:10

Sunday, August 11, 2013

I am sitting here thinking about so much, still not sure about my training.  I am not getting out early enough to get the miles in like I should.  I know I need to take control but haven't got a clue. 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

This is the 3rd time I am trying to write the same post now.  I wasn't able to post any thing the last two weeks kept getting an error message but could not find help with the issue.  I am now going to make this really quick. Today I did the Westport 4.1 miler, It felt like chicken soup out there. My only goal was to finish. I was very sensible and took it very easy.  I now bring my water bottle with me on every run and in every race it just makes sense. I manage to finish just under 40 minutes which was fine with me on a day like today I was happy to finish. I went into the water after the race and that made it so worth it. Well there you have it not much I know but I have a feeling I will be coming back here more often than not. 

Saturday, July 06, 2013

No time for excuses

I did another hot and humid race this morning.  After I finish, I headed for the water, there were people already in the water which made it more tempting than ever. I can't believe it but for the first time in as many times as I've been here, I took a dip. I took my shoe and sock off and went in for about 5 minutes. Wow what a wonderful way to cool my body down. I believe it was just as hot and humid last year but I added 2 minutes to my time this year.  I could give a lot of excuses but I am choosing not at this time.  Monday I will start back on my training schedule for NYC.   I believe I will have to do what is best for me.  I have been toying with the idea of doing most of my training runs on the treadmill.  I am going to start and see how it goes.

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Happy Fourth of July

Happy Forth Every one!. My two week rest is almost over and I am feeling much better. I did the 4 on the 4th in New Canaan, CT this morning. What can I say it was hot and humid, I was so hoping the sun did not show its face but it did. I took allot of walk breaks more than I've ever remember taking of the 12 years of running this course but it was not my worst time on the course :0) so I am happy about that.  I just can't seem to handle the humidity as well as I use to anymore.  Hoping every one is having a wonderful day!     

Saturday, June 29, 2013

I have been feeling pretty burn out lately although the year started off on the right track. Last week I did the the Farfield Half and that really did it in for me.  I finally decided that I had to take  a break, I just can't keep going like this, so two little weeks, how bad could it be . The good- I decided I must,  The Bad- I had just started my 20 week training program for NYC. I did not run at all on Monday, Tuesday I just could not miss the XC 3 miler predicted time race so I did it anyway.  Wednesday I did not run, I was held up at work so I miss my Wednesday night group. Thursday no running only Zumba, and Friday I wanted to jog to the gym 1.5miles do some weight training and jog back home. That didn't work, I ran 7 miles and felt ok  at 12 min pace. Today I did the Norwalk Summer Series 5 miler of course I couldn't miss it. I didn't know what to expect but it went surprisingly better than I thought and managed to pull of 9:15 pace.  I still have a week to go of this rest. Hoping to do better than I did last week but it looks like I still have the same schedule :(.      

Friday, June 21, 2013

My running or should I say what running :( taking it one day at a time and hanging in there because I know, God willing this too shall pass. Training for NYC will also run Hartford. Only one person I trust that will get me through this and I thank an praise him daily! :)