Sorry for the late post.  I was trying to figure out exactly how to begin this one.  The week started off very strong with good runs Monday – Wednesday.  Thursday, we took a family trip to Busch Gardens and I didn’t run again the rest of the week.  Maybe my body needed a break, but I tend to believe that it was much more a case of me just getting into a little bit of a funk and taking some time off.  Back at it next week!

From last week’s Dismal Swamp Stomp Half Marathon

Sunday, April 9 – Rest/Recovery Day

Monday, April 10 – 5.04 miles at a 9:48 pace. It took about 3 miles to feel loosened up, but a good run.  I followed this up with 33 minutes of strength training at the Y.

Tuesday, April 11 – 5 more miles today at a 9:34 pace.  A little sore today, but that’s probably from getting back in the gym for the first time in over a week yesterday. I also did 40 minutes of strength training.

Wednesday, April 12 – Normally a rest day for me, but with a trip to Busch Gardens planned for tomorrow, I’m not sure if getting any miles in will be possible.  We will see.  I did 4.2 miles at a 9:40 pace.  No strength training today.

Thursday, April 13 – Rest Day. It’s spring break so we are taking the girls to Busch Gardens Williamsburg for some roller coaster riding fun!

Friday, April 14 – No run

Saturday, April 15 – No run


March 18 – Shamrock 8k (Virginia Beach, VA) 42:35 (PR)

April 8 – Dismal Swamp Stomp Half Marathon (Chesapeake, VA) 2:07:52 (PR)

May 6 – Breathe Easy 5k Run/Walk for Asthma Awareness (Virginia Beach, VA)

June 3 – Downhill at Dawn Half Marathon (Ridgecrest, NC)

October 28 – Anthem Wicked 10k (Virginia Beach, VA)

November 11 – Richmond Marathon (Richmond, VA)

WTD – 14.24

JANUARY – 141.60

FEBRUARY – 111.50

MARCH – 125.20

APRIL MTD – 50.80

YTD – 429.10

MILES TO GOAL OF 1,500 – 1,070.90

CURRENT WEIGHT – 236.2 (down 2 pounds)


5k – 22:44 (Breathe Easy for Asthma 5k, Virginia Beach, 5/5/2016)

8k – 42:35 (Shamrock 8k, Virginia Beach, 3/18/2017)

10k – 52:42 (Chick fil a Run with the Cows, Newport News, 5/28/2016)

17.76k – 1:44:38 (Independence Day Classic, Charles City, 7/2/2016)

Half Marathon – 2:07:52 (Dismal Swamp Stomp, Chesapeake, 4/8/2017)