I decided that I needed to start a new running blog for 2010. Let's call it a resolution that will hopefully stick longer than most. So, I will begin with an introduction.
My name is Kasey, and I live in Washington. I have been running for a year and a half now, and love it! I have three kids, 6, 4, and 2 1/2. Running keeps me (mostly) sane. My husband says my "running crazy" is better than any other kind of crazy.
Last year I ran 1515.5 miles. I am so proud of that! On new years eve, I was looking at my training log seeing if I could break 1500, only to see that I was already at 1508. So I settled for making it 1515.5, 6 of which were on the treadmill because of massive amounts of snow. The last 1.5 miles were done at 11pm after a new years party (3 kids, didn't make it to new years-big shock!). My husband drove home, and I ran. This got some pretty strange looks, but it was so fun running home in 8 inches of new snow when the streets were mostly quiet.
Last year I ran 3 5K's (24:03 PR), 4 10K's (50:30 PR), and 2 half marathons (2:02:02 PR). I know I am capable of going much faster. I am working towards learning how to make that happen. I am open to any and all suggestions! I have enjoyed reading others "mommy" blogs, and decided it was time to share my experiences and get a chance for feedback.
The only race on my schedule for this year so far is the Mercer Island Half Marathon. Today was my first training run on my schedule, and I already messed with my plan. My schedule called for a 3 mile tempo @ 8:23. Because I was on the treadmill this morning, (stupid freezing rain-not a fan of winter!) I did 3 x mile repeats @ 8:00 instead, with 800 m recovery, 6.2 miles total with warm up and cool down. Not my best workout, but it was what I was able to accomplish today. It is going to take a few days to get used to getting up at 5am again. Christmas Break spoiled me.