Recent Posts

Cowtown Training (or Not Training) Week 12

Cowtown Training (or Not Training) Week 12

I didn’t run at all this week. By mid-week, my shin was still hurting, so I got an appointment at an orthopedic clinic to find out what was going on. The diagnosis is shin splints, so I was prescribed no running and an anti-inflammatory. Feeling […]

Cowtown Training Week 11: Happy Freezing New Year!

Cowtown Training Week 11: Happy Freezing New Year!

2018 started off cold! The temperature started dropping Saturday, fell below freezing on Sunday, and didn’t warm back up above freezing until Wednesday. We had a little ice Sunday and Monday morning, but nothing too serious. By Monday afternoon, Aggie and I were going stir-crazy, […]

Cowtown 2018 Training Week 10, Christmas, and a Missing Cat

Cowtown 2018 Training Week 10, Christmas, and a Missing Cat

We made our usual drive to my hometown for Christmas Eve. It was cold this year, which I like better than the warmth and humidity we had for Christmas 2016. I was off of work on Tuesday for the holiday, so Aggie and I went […]

Cowtown 2018 Training Week 9

Cowtown 2018 Training Week 9

With the build-up to Christmas and the cold weather, it was hard to make myself do anything this week. I did manage to get one short run in, two Body Pump classes, and my Saturday morning long run. I cut my long run short by […]

Cowtown 2018 Training Week 8 & New Shoes

Cowtown 2018 Training Week 8 & New Shoes

I started my week with a safety meeting at work on trips and falls. Within 10 minutes of leaving the meeting, I walked outside and tripped over the flowerbed edging. I caught myself on my right foot, and my ankle started hurting. Because I’m clumsy, […]

Cowtown 2018 Training Week 7: A Tale of Two Seasons

Cowtown 2018 Training Week 7: A Tale of Two Seasons

My Monday run was yucky. It should not be 85 degrees in December! The only good thing about Monday’s run is that the lingering cough finally seems to have moved on. I had to miss one of my Body Pump classes this week, but I […]

Cowtown 2018 Training Week 6 and Friday Night Lights

Cowtown 2018 Training Week 6 and Friday Night Lights

I spent most of the week still coughing, but I was able to get all of my scheduled runs done, including my 7-mile (revised) long run on Saturday. It was really slow, because I still wasn’t feeling 100%. I finally got back on track with […]

Cowtown 2018 Training Week 5, Thanksgiving, & Football

Cowtown 2018 Training Week 5, Thanksgiving, & Football

I was sick all week, so I skipped my run on Monday, and coughed my way through Body Pump on Tuesday and a short run on Wednesday. Thursday was the first of three Thanksgiving meals. We host this one, and I like to do all […]

Cowtown 2018 Training Week 4 & Pumpkin Spice 10K

Cowtown 2018 Training Week 4 & Pumpkin Spice 10K

For my Monday run, I decided to do intervals (run 3 minutes, walk 1 minute, repeat). I programmed the workout into my Garmin, but, unfortunately didn’t repeat the intervals enough times. Tuesday, I picked up my packet for Pumpkin Spice. I was a little disappointed […]

Cowtown 2018 Training Week 3

Cowtown 2018 Training Week 3

I’m finally getting over my cold, but I’m still coughing. I had a meeting Monday night, so I wasn’t able to run. Tuesday, I did my usual morning Body Pump class, and then I had time to run after work. I do not like it […]