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Muggles in the Morning September 26, 2010

Filed under: Dogs — Kelocity @ 10:19 am
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This morning, I took Erika and Timmy’s dog Muggles out for a stroll in Griffith Park. He seemed excited when I picked him up!

Our first stop was the Autry Museum. Dog’s love to learn about new things. 🙂

The n we headed out to the trail.

There were lots of new poles to sniff.

Muggles lead the way.

He did SUCH a good job walking. He LOVED the path. Probably because there’s no traffic on it. 🙂

Then we watched some golfers…

Muggles tried to keep up with the runners.


Hi Auntie Kelley!

I think he was totally tuckered out! He’ll take a nice nap today.


PS. If you’re interested, Dinner #8 was a smashing hit. I made Erica’s Maple Chicken for the third time. As usual, it was amazing. It’s just so good. You have to try it. I added carrots too and it was divine. YUM.


And then there were 10! April 3, 2010

Filed under: Training — Kelocity @ 1:03 pm
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This morning I ran my last double-digit mile run! I had my new shoes, new socks, chocolate GUs, bottle of Ultima…. and I headed for the hills! We ran in Griffith Park today, which has some killer hills in it if you plan the route right. We did a flat 5 miles, followed by a hilly 2 miles, then a nice downhill 3 miles. 

I love running in the park because it’s a change of scenery (sorry, no pictures! I ran sans camera today!) But it stinks that you have to share the road with cyclists and cars. There isn’t much of a running path, and it’s quite dangerous in some places. Plus they’re doing construction on the road and it’s just crowded! But I do enjoy passing other runners and doing the runner’s “nod” and saying hi. Makes me smile. 

Today’s Stats:
10 Miles in 2:06:07

Mile 1 – 11:32
Mile 2 – 11:32
Mile 3 – 11:45
Mile 4 – 13:12
Mile 5 – 13:13
Mile 6 – 13:50
Mile 7 – 12:28  <—-UP HILL
Mile 8 – 12:16  <—-DOWN HILL
Mile 9 – 13:13  <—-DOWN HILL
Mile 10 -13:05

I am a little confused why my UP hill mile is faster than my DOWN hill miles. I feel like I’m a very inconsistent runner. Perhaps something to work on in the future. 

The run really felt great though. I’m still getting blisters in the same place every time I run though. (I’ll spare you the picture). I can’t figure out why. It could be that I buy my shoes in “wide” and maybe there’s too much room? My socks are too thin? Does anyone have any suggestions on running with blisters? They don’t hurt at all, but I don’t want them to pop during the race! I’m seriously considering taping them with athletic tape during the race, but what if it comes off and bunches up in my shoe? Any suggestions?

Oh my Gosh! I totally forgot to show you my new necklace that my friend Sarah gave me!!!!! Remember a while back I wrote about how cute these were? It has two charms on it. I adore it. I’ve been wearing it every day.  I’ll post a picture of me actually wearing it this week. 🙂
Thank you Sarah! 

You can find these at Lift Your Sole! They’re so cute!

Marathon weekend is 2 weeks away!!!!


It just takes some time…. January 16, 2010

Last night, we went out to a British Pub down the street to celebrate JR’s birthday!

It was great! I knew I had to get up and run in the morning, so I kept it simple with a Seltzer and Cranberry. But check out Irving’s concoction! It was coffee, baileys and whipped cream. He had two! I was jealous. 

This morning, I set out to conquer a 9 mile run per my training plan. We headed to Griffith Park for a change of scenery and some hills. We met up with the lovely LA Racers, which is always a fun time.

I was representing my Dana-Farber team today!

In the background, you can see the Los Angeles Zoo! I love LA. 

I settled into a 5:5 interval (five minutes running/five minutes walking) and my pace was actually pretty close to what it is when I run 5:1 intervals. It just proves that a little extra walking is not going to kill my time… it may actually help my time so I dont get exhausted at the end. 

My stats:
Mile 1 – 11:54
Mile 2 – 12:34
Mile 3 – 11:50
Mile 4 – 11:47
Mile 5 – 11:49
Mile 6 – 19:29 (included a rest stop break at the car!)
Mile 7 – 16:10 (walked wth the hubby for a mile!)
Mile 8 – 12:16
Mile 9 – 11:22

Wow, that’s a lot of miles, huh? Not my best pace ever, but it was just so gorgeous out today, I really enjoyed this run.

Towards the end, It Just Takes Some Time by Jimmy Eat World came onto my Ipod and I was laughing at some of the lyrics:

Hey, don’t write yourself off yet…
Just try your best, try everything you can.
And don’t you worry what they tell themselves when you’re away.
It just takes some time,
little girl you’re in the middle of the ride.
Everything (everything) will be just fine,
everything (everything) will be alright (alright).
Live right now.
Yeah, just be yourself.
It doesn’t matter if it’s good enough for someone else.

Those lyrics were totally keeping me going at the end. Everything will be alright. I felt like I could have pounded out a few more miles, but I didn’t want to push it. It was pretty rewarding. 

Next week, I go into Double-Digits!! My Boston Marathon race is 50% training and 50% fundraising for the amazing Dana-Farber. Don’t forget, you can support me here!


5-Miles at Griffith Park October 11, 2009

Filed under: Training,Uncategorized — Kelocity @ 2:22 pm
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This morning, I got to sleep in, and I met up with the LA Racers at 8a at the LA Zoo for an easy 5 miles in Griffith Park. There was 8 of us running together this morning.


It turned out to be more of a workout than I thought because of all the road construction in the park. My flat course turned into a pretty steep hill climb. But we conquered the hills at a 10MPH pace (which is pretty impressive for me!) and we felt great at the end.

The 5.01 miles took 59 minutes with an average pace of 11:47.

Nike is one week away, and I’m stoked!


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