Monday, July 6, 2015

Chasing buffalo and marathon training

Hey guys!
 I hope you all had a nice, long weekend!

For a few months now my laptop has been on it's death bed. Every day I wanted to smash it to a million pieces and help it die a quick death, because it was soooo slow. Well, last week it finally kicked the bucket.
I have a friend who works on computers, so I gave it to him, and he sorta brought it back to life. Sorta, meaning it's working pretty well again and is slightly faster.

So, I have rejoined the blogging world.

This weekend I ran the Buffalo Chase 5k. This was my 3rd year running this race. It's a beautiful course on the Buffalo Trace Distillery grounds. They've been making bourbon there for over 200 years. You can smell the mash along part of the course. Not a smell I'm fond of, although I do like bourbon.


When I picked up my packet I was not surprised to see another ugly shirt! (Previous 2 years were an orange and then a tan) I tried to give it away, but nobody wanted it. They need to have a female on the tshirt design committee.

James-Etta and I got there about 45 minutes early, walked around the gift shop, used the bathrooms and then it was time to run!
 Surprisingly, it wasn't even raining. I think it's been raining every race I've done this year. It was cloudy, but still pretty muggy.
   I was expecting my time to be around 35 minutes, that's been my average lately. So, I was shocked when I finished in 33:10! That's not an overall PR, but it is my 5k PR for the year.
 And James-Etta got a PR on only 3 hours of sleep!

I then spent the rest of the day at an exciting family reunion on Jeremy's side. (You know those things are always exciting)
We had a long drive, so I stretched out in the back seat with my pillow and my Beats and tried to sleep. Unfortunately, sleep didn't happen.
 We got home at 8:30, and I was in bed by 9:30. No fireworks for me, I could hardly keep my eyes open.

Today starts my marathon training for the Indy Monumental. I'm super excited! I love being on a plan, and having a schedule to follow. I just do better when someone's tellin' me when and how far to run.

As always, I'm linking up with the lovely Tara for the weekend update.

What did you do for 4th of July?
Anyone else starting marathon training this week?





katie

14 comments:

  1. There aren't that many 4th of July races here, but I got my run in while listening to my Independence Day list. I jumped ahead and have been listening to it for over a week.

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  2. I'm the person who needs a plan too. Makes me feel like I know what I'm doing :)
    You look super cute for the race in your red/white/blue - great job on the your time as well!

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  3. Who designed your plan? The taper is different than any I have seen .

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  4. YAY for marathon training, Katie! I'm so excited to follow along in your journey to Indy; you're going to have a great race. I'm glad you were able to get out and enjoy a fun race for the Fourth, but not so glad that you didn't get a nap in on your way to the reunion. I'm usually pretty good at sleeping in the car, so it's kind of a bummer when I can't; naps are serious business - ha! Thanks so much for linking up with the blog and I hope your week is off to a great start!

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  5. I started marathon training yesterday!! Love the outfit you wore for the race, so cute!

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  6. Yeah for the Monumental!! I'm doing the half this year but am planning on doing the marathon in 2016 and 2017 -- I hope it doesn't end up being a one-and-done because the OCD in me wants two red and two blue ribbons on the new medal collection they're doing. :) Good job on your time!

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    1. I didn't know anything about their new medal collection. I'll have to check it out. Maybe I'll see you there!

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    2. I think it'll end up being pretty cool -- I'm from Indianapolis so I'm trying to get all the medals in the collection. Each year will have a different landmark of downtown as part of the medal with one corner notched out. Once you have all four (2014-2017), then there will be a circle to connect them all in the middle where the notches are -- get it? for Circle City :) The different races have different ribbons to hold the medals -- orange for 5k, red for the half, and blue for the full.

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    3. That is SO cool! Ok, you need to do them!! :)

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  7. It is always easier to get out and get it done when you're following a plan. :) You're right - that shirt needs help! Great job with the 5K anyway. :)

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  8. So fun, and I agree they definitely need to have a better shirt designer:)
    Congrats on the PR, that is an awesome time! I haven't run a sub 35 in so many years, I am jealous! You really are having a great race year, even if you had a few bumps along the way earlier on! Congrats!!!

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  9. Awesome time on your race!! Funny about the shirt! You should volunteer to design it next year!! :)

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