Thursday, March 29, 2012


Sometimes the stress of this whole thing just starts to feel like a ton of bricks on my shoulders. Most days I can hold them up just fine with my hugantic muscles-LOL! This week the load is just so damn heavy.
I have a lot of pending things that I have no control over. I am really worried the house is going to be up for auction before I am ready. I am finding few places that are affordable to me and I do not have enough money saved right now anyway.
Can you say Hurry Up and Wait?!?!
I have been exercising regularly and I really think this is the only thing helping me to hang in there. Tuesday I headed out for a route that I do from the PD that is 2.75 miles. A decent workout that has a few small hills and I can get it done and still pick up the kids from the after school program. This day I was trying to work out a black cloud from Monday so I ran half of it. I was psyched. I cut 5 minutes off my previous time for this route and ran. Hell, I ran. Lungs and muscles felt pretty good. I took some breaks of fast walking and the recovery time seemed good for a rusty old bitch like myself. There is hope. I figure I will tackle it again and see how it goes.
Yesterday it rained. Pbbttt! Luckily when I got home it had stopped. I contemplated a ride on the couch but thought better of it and decided to ride my bike instead. I got dressed in clothes that I thought would keep me warm but didn't mind getting wet as there were still many puddles, iPod in and I headed out to do some miles.
This was another great route that was about 7.75 miles. It brought me by the ocean. I always forget the beach route in the Winter, you get caught up in just getting where you need to go. As I rounded the corner of Maravista I was taken by the swollen look of the ocean and the smell. How could I have avoided you for months? I am sorry.
I take where I live for granted too often. I am lucky enough to be a bike ride away from this.
You are going to have to bare with the negative posts for a little while longer. I know that the end result will be terrific but it is the paddle thru the storm that gets scary every once in a while.
So I will keep putting miles on my sneakers and I think it will take me where I need to be.

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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