Susan and Katie
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Susan and Katie
Friday, August 22, 2008
Now comes to our princess Katie.
She is 6 years old and so full of life and makes us laugh every time we are around her.
She is in the first grade and very smart we might add. She loves to read all the time and you won't find her without a book somewhere nearby. Last night we watched her for awhile because her parents had to go to the school for a parent meeting. Susan asked her what book she was reading now and she brings out this thick Nancy Drew type book which was several hundred pages long and Susan asked her if she really was reading it with those big words and she looked at her like she was silly and said "Yah duh!". She also likes to critique me when I haven't shaved my face because if I am the least little bit stubby she lets me know by saying "papa shave!". We were having a good time playing with her last night and when she saw her parents coming back from their meeting she said "I hope the teacher told them I was doing good". When her parents came in she asked them what the teacher said about her doing good and her dad jokingly said that the teacher didn't want her to come back because she was bad and Katie said "dad! are you kidding me!". We all got a big laugh out of that. This is why I wasn't running with you guys last night because our princess was needing us. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
I have to miss our normal Thursday evening training run so
Monday, August 18, 2008
Where did he go? We must have left him in our dust. It was a nice evening for a run. Unbelievable for the middle of
August. Susan hopes she will not pay the price tomorrow
for running tonight. Where were you Brian and Ken?
Saturday, August 16, 2008
I think Ed must have had to slow way down to stay with me.
Thanks again Ed, great run. We had an average pace of 13:59/mile.
Mile 1 - 12:06
Mile 2 - 14:26 (stopped for a minute and talked to coach Kathy)
Mile 3 - 12:39
Mile 4 - 12:24
Mile 5 - 12:41
Mile 6 - 16:11 (hung out for a few at the Turkey Mountain water stop)
Mile 7 - 12:48
Mile 8 - 14:04 (getting tired now)
Mile 9 - 15:24 (getting drained of energy, walking some and watching the Riverside 5000 race)
Mile 10 - 15:06 (got to keep going)
Mile 11 - 15:21 (that darn hill at Harvard along the Creek Turnpike)
Mile 12 - 14:40 (gotter done, only 14 more to go for a marathon)
Ed had more energy than I did, he ran up all the big hills when I walked them. I'll bet he could have kept up with the Bean Team or Linda and Rachael (welcome home Rachael) who were nowhere in site.
I sure am impressed with Sonya. She is training to walk the entire Route 66 marathon. She is a super fast walker and continues to put in all the miles that the runners do. She always get done not long behind me. She would beat me walking for sure.
Went home and showered. Took Susan out for breakfast at Village Inn.
What a surprise, while eating we were joined by Kathy, David, Roman and Ken. Had an enjoyable visit with them.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Monday evening at Turkey Mountain, Michael and I were walking back up the hill to the parking lot after our run. It was slick out due to the mist. A bike rider was coming down the hill around a curve and he took a nasty spill right in front of us. He was ok but skinned up pretty good. Please be careful when biking or running when it is wet out.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Woo Hoo! Got me a new pair of running shoes from RunnersWorld-Tulsa (free plug). Got me the Asics Gel-Nimbus. My feet are thanking me. Had four hundred miles on my last shoes. I didn't realize it but had worn through the insert on one foot and that was causing a blister. Ken helped me try on about 8 pairs of shoes before I made the decision to go with the first pair I tried. Could have saved us both some time and I wouldn't have had to make so many running trips in front of the beauty shop next door. I've always wondered what kinds of conversations they have about us crazy runners. I also bought me some new inserts for my old shoes so I could still use them on a rainy day or maybe on the Turkey Mountain trails.
Awesome weather today. Ed and I ran our eight miles together. Thanks Ed for keeping me moving. We carried our own water bottles (you gotta see Ed's blog for his) so we didn't have to stop at the water stops. We would pass some of the other runners (Linda, Jenni, Lisa, Jason, Marvin and dog) at the water stops then they'd pass us. At one point we passed Lisa and Kim of the Bean Team. They looked lost without their run leader Deon. Hey Deon, we want you back from Iowa. Jennifer and Rachael, we need you back also.
How many of you guys ran up the Woodward park hill? I for one had to walk it. Ed was feeling pretty good and soared up it like it was meant to be conquered.
After running, went with Ken, Kathy and Susan and refueled with breakfast at Duffy's restaurant 15th and Lewis (another free plug). Missed you Brian.
Time to rest.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Man oh man the weather was awesome tonight.
83°F feels a lot better than 103°F. Started out
running with the group and pretty much kept up
for the first mile. I first thought everyone had slowed
a bit but then realized I had started too fast. After the
first mile my lower legs tightened up. Had to slow down
to a snails pace. My legs finally loosened up at about
3 to 3.5 miles. Got my 6 miles done. Went home and ate
some awesome leftover homemade meatloaf and watched
Big Brother. Sorry you got voted out Jessy, but look at the
bright side, you get to go back home to Iowa and pump
some more iron.
Now a medical update from Susan:
"Hey everyone, just thought I would give you all an update as to what I found out this week from my heart Dr. I don't know much more than I did which is very discouraging. He is sending me for 2 more tests next week and after that he will slowly increase my heart meds to another 100 mg which will kick me in the rear. I am sure none of you had to experience taking heart meds. Let me tell you hopefully you all will never have to experience it! They make you very tired, you stay nauseated all the time, lightheaded etc. Now I will be taking in more dosage. Bobby will think I am totally useless LOL. The Dr. said if the added dosage doesn't help then he will send me to an electrophysiologist to discuss surgery. I think maybe the surgery wouldn't be so bad after all because then maybe I could come off these horrible drugs that are poisoning my body. He also told me I couldn't run (like I feel like it) until we can get my heart calmed down. I miss running with everyone so much but I will definately be at the finish line cheering everyone for the Tulsa run & Route 66 for those who are running in them. Everyone have a blessed rest of the week and please keep praying for me. Susan"
The Four Stages of Life:
Yep! That about sums it up!
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
Ken and Dana came out and ran with me.
We ran on the west side of the river for 3 miles.
Down at the sewer plant they had the flame
throwers going. I think that would be a great
place to stop during a run and have a weiner or
marshmallow roast. You can feel the heat coming
off those burners as you go by making a hot day hotter.
Have you ever wondered what your heart rate
would be while mowing your yard. I have.
So Sunday I strapped on my heart rate monitor
and went and mowed the lawn. It was between
120 and 130 bpm. It takes me right at an hour to
finish so I'm calling this good for crosstraining.
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Wow! Can it be hot at 5:45am? You betcha.
I traded broken Susan in for a new model.
for a new doo. Hope this makes her feel better.
She goes back to her doctor on Wednesday.
Hopefully we will find out what the next step
will be to get her well so she can start coming
back out to run. She misses running and
everyone in the group.
Back to todays run. Gotter done. Kept up pretty
close with some of you guys today til about the
Center of The Universe. Shortly after there
Grandpa Ken (he got a new grandson on Friday)
caught up with me and we finished up the first
5 miles together. Roman joined in for the final
5 miles. At the pedestrian bridge Roman pointed
out that the American flag was limp. We didn't
have a breeze. Breezes were few and far between
today. My energy level got zapped about the 7.5
mile mark, guess I need to eat more Gu. Joe offered
me his spare Gu, but I passed because he pulled it
out of his sweaty shorts and said it was melted.
8.5 miles into the run I started feeling nauseous as if
I had eaten some bad Chinese food or Joe's sweaty,
melted Gu. My feet and legs hurt, can I really go
26.2 miles? I think I will let sick Susan baby me the
rest of the day. See some of you Monday evening and
the rest of you Tuesday evening.