Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I was in Connecticut all last week for a meeting and I really didn't want to drag my running shoes with me but I did and I actually hit the hotel treadmill twice while I was gone. And I have some exciting news to share! I ran 3.1 miles which is now the furthest I have ever run without stopping. I was a little disappointed though that I couldn't celebrate that milestone with my teammates. I didn't get home from the airport until about 12:30 am on Saturday but I still dragged myself to the last spinning class (we are now officially outside every weekend until the race...rain (or snow) or shine! The class was really difficult again with some sprints and some "hills." I do surprisingly well on the sprints (my heart rate doesn't get too high and it recovers quickly once the sprint is over) but those hills just suck! Luckily I kept my breakfast down. I coached on Sunday and it was POURING outside! And those that know me well know how much I hate rain. I toughed it out for 4 miles before heading inside. We had some hardcore team members that did 10 and 20 miles though! I am always amazed at how dedicated our teams are! The Country Music Marathon (We have are sending a team but I'm not traveling for this event) is just 3.5 weeks away and the Cap City 1/2 Marathon (Right here in the C-bus and I'll be coaching) is 4.5 weeks away! Spring marathon season is here....now if only spring would get here!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

I had another spinning class with my Team yesterday...and I almost puked. That's probably too much information but it was probably the hardest workout I've ever done! We were simulating hills on the spinning bikes and it was tough. I managed to keep up for the most part but my legs were useless for the rest of the day. I had to coach the marathon teams this morning and it was rough! I was planning to do 9 miles but my legs were so tight from spinning that Marcia, one of the wonderful walk trainers, went out with the 9 mile person and I did 6 miles with someone else. Even 6 miles felt like an eternity on tired legs! I have a busy 2 weeks ahead of me at work so I'm still trying to figure out how to get all my training in. We shall see! Seth has been on my mind during all of my workouts this past week. He'd be proud of all the athletes for fighting through the tough workouts.

Sunday, March 7, 2010


Seth Jenkins passed away yesterday. He took a turn for the worse on Friday so his parents made the decision to go to hospice where he passed away a few hours later. You can read about his mother's incredible strength in her post from yesterday afternoon: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/sethjenkins/journal. Because of a blood cancer, a 13-year old boy's life has ended too soon. I can't even begin to imagine the hole he will leave in his family's hearts but this is why I continue to volunteer and raise money for LLS. On June 27, I will be racing in Seth's memory. Please pass this story along to your friends and family because no matter how small the donation, it all makes a difference. Research for a cure is being funded but also the patient services programs that your donations help fund can help provide some comfort and support to patients and their families. Livestrong, Seth. Your Team in Training family is still fighting for you.