Today I volunteered for a 5K. It was done by our hospital to raise money in memory of Mark Staehley. He was a 17 year old who passed away recently from a neuroblastoma. He was diagnosed when he was 12 and gave it a hell of a fight. Mark's concern after his first stay in Children's hospital over Christmas was that all of the children have presents. He raised an ave of 20k every holiday for this. This race yesterday raised 12,000 to keep that going.
I worked in registration then headed out to diect runners on the course and cheer. A friend of mine from work was running her first 5K. I saw her heading to the finish and she looked great with a big smile on her face! It brought back alot of memories of firsts and also the joy of running for pleasure.
After the race-I went home and my Hooch (my 16 yo daughter) and I headed shopping for a homecoming dress. Running a marathon is easier. After 2 hours we decided on a color, the at 5pm finally bought a dress!
Hope to get a run in tomorrow- 6 days unitl my half.
PIG FACT OF THE DAY: The largest pig on record was a Poland-China hog named "Big Bill." He weighed a portly 2,552 lbs and was so large that he dragged his belly on the ground. He had a shoulder height of 5 feet and a length of 9 feet.
Saturday, September 09, 2006
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Another tough day at work and I was just exhausted when I came home. Definitely a night to call for pizza. Thanks to 21st Century Mom for my new sidebar countdown clock. I guess it's game on for the PIG.
Looking to the weekend, I am volunteering at a 5k charity race on Saturday. I am excited. A friend at work will be running her first race. I am working at registration and on the course. This is the first time to be on the other side of the race so I'm excited. Sunday, my husbby and I are going to the Indy car race at Chicagoland if it doesn't rain. But I hope to still get a decent run in.
PIG FACT OF THE DAY:A pig's squeal can range from 110-115 decibels. Compare that to the Concorde jet, which is usually under 112 decibels.
Posted by IronWaddler at 8:38 PM
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
RUN: 30 MIN. EASY
After 2 chaotic days at work, I needed just some quiet time. The sun started going down and I grabbed Dakota for an easy run. My legs felt heavy tonight because of work I think. But I got it in.
The last 2 days at work have been so crazy because of a worm that got into the server in our Cancer Center and shut everything down including our Linear accelerator. It really sucked to cancel our patients treatments for 2 days but we'll work Saturday to get them in. I hope whoever did this feels really good about themselves, My 40 cancer patients did not get the treatments they needed.
Thank you 21st Century Mom-I'll install my countdown clock!
Flying Pig Marathon 242 Days
Pig fact of the day:Pigs have four toes on each hoof. Pigs walk on only two of their toes on each foot. They look like they are walking on tiptoe.
Posted by IronWaddler at 8:41 PM
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
SPIN: 60 MIN.
I did make it to Mary's spin class tonight. We did intervals in 15 min. sections. Each time we took our heart rate from 70% to 90%. The 2 min recovery. I lost my HR monitor strap so I'm not sure exactly where I was at.
Great news about next week-end. My inlaws who I love are coming down to my dad's(Sidney,Ohio) from Cleveland to join us for dinner Saturday night for my 50th. I am so excited that the whole family will be there.
FLYING PIG COUNTDOWN: 243 DAYS
PIG FACT OF THE DAY: Pigs are one of the oldest forms of livestock, having been domesticated as early as 5000 BC.
Posted by IronWaddler at 8:10 PM
Monday, September 04, 2006
RUN: 30 MIN. / NO DISTANCE
Last night was our annual cu-de-sac party. It began at 5 with lots of good food and of course good drink. I made sangria with alot of fresh fruit. We ate, drank, and were very merry until after 10 when 2 police cars showed up . It then began to rain. It was time for us to head in anyway. But a good time was had by all.
This morning for some reason ,I slept in late. I finally got going this afternoon and took Dakota for an easy 30 min. run. I felt amazingly pretty good.
The new schedule came out for the gym. I am going to take a fitness yoga class on Mondays. I've never done yoga before so it should be interesting. Also my friend Mary is doing 3 spinning classes a week. She will certainly add some good workouts to my schedule.
FLYING PIG COUNTDOWN: 244 DAYS
PIG FACT OF THE DAY:Contrary to popular belief, pigs are unable to sweat; instead, they wallow in mud to cool down.
Posted by IronWaddler at 8:56 PM
Sunday, September 03, 2006
SURVIVED : RUN / WALK 9.5 MILES / 2:30
The Good: I felt much better today. Anxious to get out for a run. I got up early and got a place in the parking lot. When running, pace comfortable at 12:30-13:00. You couldn't ask for a more beautiful day. It was sunny and 65. My lungs felt opend up and sweated the cold out of me. I finished 9.5 miles!
The Bad: After mile 7 -my legs totally bonked. No energy or fuel. I chose a loop route so it was 2.5 miles to the car.
The Ugly: I walked the last 2.5 miles. I'm worried about my half in 2 weeks. Why wasn't I a little smarter after being sick all week? Really ugly -all the stuff I coughed up that was in my chest.
I believe there was more good than anything else about today! Most importantly -I am back to the land of the living and enjoy a beautiful sunrise. No more excuses. Thanks for the well wishes.
Posted by IronWaddler at 3:01 PM