Running Blog June 20-27

Last week I took my first Zumba class   I had a lot of fun, even though I have no rhythm, and danced like a stiff. My youngest daughter and husband joined me. I also took a barbell class last week.

I have 3 races that I have signed up for this fall.

Run to Remember

Run to Home Base

10k for Women

   This past week was a bit hectic. We had a lot of projects happening around the home.

One job was preparing for my daughter’s college graduation party; it worked out well.  Everyone had a great time.

. We also just wrapped up a big landscaping project in our back yard. Our yard was looking like a mud pit from the dogs, so we added astroturf to beautify our yard.

 And finally, we had a new faucet put in the upstairs bathroom.

And for laughs . Running pictures from 6/20



My Father’s Day morning started off with the Smuttynose Will Run for Beer 5k.  This was my first time running this race.  I enjoyed it. It was a flat, scenic and shaded course.  The course travelled through rural woodsy quiet neighborhoods, so it was a very peaceful run.

  It was nice to see so many runners there.   I loved seeing everyone’s smiling faces again. Racing is back!

After the race, we all celebrated at the finish line with beer, food and live music.

The weather was absolutely perfect 70 degrees.  

I am definitely going to run this race next year. The race management team did an excellent job.


In addition to running, I have been participating in some Strength training classes at my local Gym.   My favorites are Barbell and Total Strictly Strength Classes.  Both classes work the major muscle groups.  I believe Strength training has helped me develop more muscular power to improve my running efficiency.


Besides Strength Classes, this week I was introduced to the “World of Yoga”.   

Yes, Yoga is very Foreign to me….

 I have never participated in any sort of yoga class before.  Taking a Yoga class was out of my comfort zone.  At my gym, there is a beginner Yoga class called Yin Surrender. The class is described as holding passive yoga poses for a period of time to strengthen flexibility and mobility while practicing self-acceptance.  I enjoyed the class, but I obviously lack flexibility, balance and coordination.  I am certainly starting at zero, but I and looking forward to perfecting the practice.


 Back to Father’s Day

After the Smutty Nose 5k, I headed back home to shower and relax.

   That evening, I celebrate Father’s Day with my kids, son-in-law, granddaughter and spouse.  

There were no specific plans that evening, just a quiet relaxed barbeque in our back yard.    That is fine with me. We do not need a big day to celebrate my spouse and telling him how great he is 50 million times.   Our family does a good job celebrating “Dad” on a daily basis and my husband knows he is well loved.  He recognizes our affection daily, so on Father’s Day, I prefer to keep it low key. As the day comes to an end, and the sun sets, I think about how lucky my spouse and I are to be able to raise two respectful successful children in all aspects of life.

 I also want to express appreciation and thanks to all the father-figures in our lives. The Dads, Grandpa’s, Uncles and Brother/ brother-in law who all make our lives more special.  Happy Father’s Day.

Howdy, I am getting back to blogging more. I am so glad Covid is basically over. I love not wearing a mask.

Races are now starting to be live!  Yeah!

This past month, I have been participating in many group classes at Life Time Fitness and doing a little bit of running to maintain my fitness level.

I am very pleased to report, my favorite races are coming back.

 On September 25th, I will be participating in a race called Run to Home Base. This will be my second year running it.

On November 14th, I will be running the race Run to Remember. This will be my third year running it.

Both races, honor the service and sacrifice of our arm forces.

Here is what I have been up to with my fitness in the past month.

…Barbell classes

.. A Kettle Bell Kombine class…I hated it. Spouse dragged me to the class.  I like working with dumbbells not a Kettle Bell!

…Strictly Strength Classes

 …And a little bit of running …about five miles a week. 

Besides fitness……………….

We are enjoying family fun times.  Our family has celebrated our granddaughter first birthday, oldest daughter birthday, Mother’s Day, College Graduation, my 52nd birthday, 27th wedding anniversary and so much more fun stuff.

We also will be cleaning up our backyard in the next few days.  As of now, it looks like a mud pit caused by our 4 wonderful ……4-legged big dog creatures.  We also have some areas in our yard where our grass will not grow.

We are getting some Astro turf for our yard to clean it up.  I am looking forward to a nice yard.

Looking forward to starting my blog up again….