Saturday, October 17, 2009

An attempt at running

2009 Mashpee Firefighters 5k
It is coming up. 2 weeks away to be exact.
I ran outside for the first time today and it was not successful, well not successful as runs go but it was a good time with Olivia.
I have been running and elipticalling (I made that word up-Nice huh?) for the last 6 weeks. In some aspects I can feel the improvement but after today I see I need more running time. I am not sure how much I can improve in the next 2 weeks but I will take whatever I can and keep on working.
Hint 1-No drinking parties the night before.
Hint 2-No donuts on the drive to the race.
Hint 3-Drink Click!
Today I decided to run while Olivia rode her bike. We have done that before and had a great time but today she was a bit whiny. She has been giving me the serious guilt about never seeing me and I work too much. Sorry kid but Santa does have a full time job. I thought we could get out and do something as Ava was doing boy stuff with Dad and Grampa. It turned out OK but I ended up dumping her bike downtown and piggy-backing her back to Gramma's house.
On my way back down to get her bike in my car I measured it and it was about 2 miles of running and walking and a little over a 1/2 mile with a 55lb kid on my back.
If that isn't a workout I don't know what is.


elvoy said...

A successful run is not as important as a good time with the kid. And with a kid not on your back, you'll be fine during the Mashpee FF 5K.

Barry said...

We're there for Steve (and the beer), right? I'll be there cheering you on!

Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44
05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05
06/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26
06/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05
07/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52
08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31
08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30
10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10
05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17
05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50
08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37
10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00
09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31
10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20
08/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24 13:29
05/18/14 YPD 5k 44.25 14:17
06/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04 16:00
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:42:04 14:35
09/27/14 Girly Girl 5K 37:24 12:02
10/26/14 Pell Bridge Run 4mi 48:41 12:10
11/27/14 Turkey Trot in VA 5K 35:22 11:23
12/06/14 Jingle Jog 5K 34:42 11:11
03/29/15 Thomas Guinta Memorial 5K 34:14 11:03
04/19/15 St. Margaret's 5K 31:11 10:21
05/17/15 YPD Blues 5K 34:58 11:17
06/07/15 Newport 10 Miler 1:56:09 11:36
06/20/15 Mackenzie's 5K 33:55 10:54
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:33:51 13:24
10/31/15 Screech at the Beach 36:19 11:40
5/20/18 YPD Run to Remember 37.37 12:08
9/19/18 Falmouth Road Race 1:35:06 13:35