6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Running Laur's Fall Five Miler TWICE


Running Laur's (Virtual) Fall Five Miler was PLANNED for Tuesday the 22nd... Since I was dead to the world sick on Monday and Tuesday of last week and ran 3 milers with my newly-wed work-lunch-running-buddy Shelby I postponed my RACE to Sunday.. And since I JUST signed up for a Half Marathon on Halloween...I needed to get in a LONG run. So I did the Fall Five Miler TWICE :)
Ready to go with my BFF on bike and with the camera..
Full gear: Brooks EZ T and gloves, New Balance Tights, Headsweats ear cover and Moeben Sleeves. The outfit ROCKED!!

  • When I got to the Orting trail parking lot I turned on TRUSTY Garmin only to see a "Battery Low" warning. REALLY? I guess with my foggy head last week I never fully charged my Garmin...UGH. I headed to the Restroom...and vandals had covered the toilets and sink with toilet paper and other unmentionables.. UGH UGH! Being the nice person that I am I did my best to clean up the piles of white tissue....thankfully it all flushed down.
  • It was about 43' when I started, I could see my breath. My bargain $5 Brooks gloves, Headsweats ear cover and new butterfly Moeben Sleeves did the trick!! Loving my FALL running gear. Charity arrived wearing her Pink (the singer) concert T-shirt, "So What I am a Rock-star..." We stretched and hit the trail. Garmin went into paperweight mode before I even got started...so we used Biker Buddies watch timer, thankfully the trail has mile markers.
  • My legs felt AMAZING! I really wanted to test my pace, but without the Garmin help I just RAN...no watch, no music. At about mile 2.5 Charities bike was acting up...so I went on ahead. The trail smelled of Fall, wet leaves, moss and pungent River. It was a mix of good and REALLY bad...not sure if people left dead fish around after they got their full, but YUCK!! Running alone can be SCARY especially on secluded sections.
  • I ran past a man in a trench coat.. Ummmm...what is in his pocket? Internal Thoughts " You are Tall and could take him if he tried anything. But what if he has a tazer or gun? He may try to drag me in the bushes...Charity is not far behind. Speed up, and run to the FAR left you will be OK." Heart pounding and I made it past him. Why do I ALWAYS worry?
  • Half-way I tested a new flavor of Gu, which confirmed my theory, I am a PLAIN Gu person. The Moeben Sleeve pockets held the Gu and did not slip...BONUS!! I felt STRONG.. Charity caught up and we snapped a couple photos for my new header....what do you think?? The rest of the run we talked and I felt GREAT! My only issue was slight pain in my left arch...but I have new Brooks shoes coming so hopefully that will be fixed...
Me and my buddy...ALWAYS blurry..

Fall Five Miler TWICE= 1:25:33
Unofficial 5 mile time= 42:33ish


On a FAMILY note we went on our Annual trip to the Corn Maze and Pumpkin patch on Saturday. And to the the Fair just after I ran my 10 miles. I am one TIRED Mom today..

28 comments:

Lacey Nicole said...

FALL PHOTOS!!!! great blog header:)

niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice long run! you are rocking those sleeves, too. you did AWESOME i like the idea of taking 2 fives :) it's a great approach. nice work!!! you have a beautiful fam!

Shannon said...

Love the fall header!

And holy cow you're fast! :) Great job!

Genesis said...

i LOVE the new header pic. really cool.

godd going on the 5 mile run!

Jo Lynn said...

Ooooh, that's a nice looking trail (for pavement). LOL
If you look strong and confident when see a stranger on a run by yourself, and look them right in the eye when you run by them, chances are they will leave you alone.

Suzy said...

I second the 'holy cow you're fast' comment.

What kind of garmin do you wear? I'm debating getting one and thought I'd ask.

X-Country2 said...

What a great looking family. And your fall gear is ADORABLE. Love the sleeves.

Carlee said...

similar schedule this weekend...16 miler then corn maze and a fair too! more on that when i update!

Dion said...

Fall has arrived where you are!! I'm so envious. Love the new header.

I got my new/1st Garmin TODAY. It's sitting in the cradle and charging. I can't wait to try it out.

Congrats on your fast run.

robinbb said...

Love the new header.

I am always worried about strange men on the trail. Last night hubby and I were discussing how I would take out someone that tried coming after me....It was me leading the discussion, my husband has no worries.

Great 10 miler!

My giveaway is up.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

love the new banner, great job on the 5 miler x 2! :)

Morgan said...

LOVE the new header! So jealous of your Fall!!!!

untpawgal02 said...

Cute family photo! Congrats on your two times five miler!

aron said...

omg i am soooo jealous of the gloves and ear warmers and tights... i CANNOT wait for these 100 degree temps to LEAVE!

awesome job on your run and amazing scenery!!

Tom, Lynette, and family said...

You're so cute :) And so is the new banner :) Miss you!

Marlene said...

Congrats on the double-fiver! :) LOVE the new header photo - looks like a beautiful place to run.

Teamarcia said...

Gorgeous new fall header! And congrats on the 5x2!

Jennifer said...

You. Are. Fast.

Men in trench coats are to be avoided at all costs. What if he had fax Rolexes in there?

I also love fall running. It's the best.

Micki said...

Mel....thanks for the comment you left me! Lynette has told me about you...congrats on your marathon! Thanks for the encouragement :) And amazing job on the run!!!! Micki

Irene said...

As much as I love our weather here in California, I am a tad bit jealous of you in your running tights and long sleeved top! I love mine and probably won't be using them for several more weeks!

Marci said...

Love the new header!! Good job on your 5 miler!

Britt said...

First of all, I LOVE your new title picture! What a gorgeous place to run! Your other pics are just as cute as always! I'm so impressed that you've already taken the boys to the pumpkin patch. You're on the ball! :)

KAT said...

2 Things I love right now:

1. Running in fall weather!
2. Your new header :) SO CUTE!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

I love the new picture!! Someday I will get a picture of me in action like that!

Sounds like a great run. And as always, you and your family are DARLING!!

The Happy Runner said...

NICE JOB on the double five! Woo hoo!

Love the new pic, too!

Kerrie said...

Love the new blog header! Funny, that trail looks a lot like the one we run in Renton. It has markers, too, which I like. So, you guys DID make it to the fair. I bet you were wiped!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

I am so envious of your running trail. It's so green and pretty. That's all I could focus on in the post...that one beautiful picture!

Running, kind of. said...

I definitely need to get some new fall/winter running attire.

Great job with the 10! Did you feel strong or was it rough? THis is your first longer run, right? Off to a great start and you will be more than ready by Halloween! What is your goal time for that half?

Alisa said...

Fun times!

Love your outfit. I don't want to have to wear long sleeves yet =). Even though I did last weekend.

Halloween Half marathon, that sounds fun!