Barefoot Mama

"I started running barefoot in March 2008. I started one step at a time, one day at a time. I decided to start keeping a journal of sorts. Sharing my history, my journey and my adventures."

I have taken some new paths in relation to my running over the last year. This blog will still include my running adventures but I have to move on with more stories of my family and the journey we have taken together over the last year. This blog was started as a way to help me record my barefoot journey but now needs to become more than that. Please be patient as I explore ways to stay connected with family and friends.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Where am I going and what am I doing?

Been busy running and taking care of sick kids. The two younger ones got the flu one right after the other! "YUCK" We're talking about throwing up and crapping at the same time kinda flu! And our Liana has a cold too. Poor little things. I think I've used enough Lysol wipes and Bleach t0 kill all the germs in the county!

On a different note, I have been doing some really fun running on the trails. Did a long 8 mile loop on single track and snowmobile tracks, did a 10 mile loop on icy snow covered trails that took us through the woods to about 1200 feet and back down. Saw lots of animal tracks. That was a fun one. Both were cold mornings at about 3-8F. But sunny and sheltered from the wind in the woods. ( I wear my Merrell Pace Gloves with toe socks for these runs)
Double track:
Single Track:
And Looking Up:
Picture above is just moisture on the camera lens. But the trail was single track and I loved how this came out.

Did a 5K last weekend just to see how my speed work was going and did pretty well. wanted to run it barefoot but the roads were wet AND cold and it was snowing so I went with my VFF. Finished 2nd in age group and 4th F overall with a time of 21:28. Not bad. Fun event called "Luv Me 5K" I got a ribbon and some chocolates! And the money was donated to the GO Malawi Team. They run road races to raise money for an orphanage.

I'm on the road this weekend. Heading to Florida to see some friends and family. The kids have a school vacation. If your in the Tampa area I'll be at the Flatwoods Park 10 miler on Sunday 2/19/12 and spending a couple days with my friend Paula near the Highland Hammocks state Park near Sebring, FL. And I'm gonna go and check out the expo in southern Florida for the A1A Marathon. This marathon was my 2nd marathon I ever ran. I hope to do some running on the beach near Pompano and relaxing by the ocean with the kids. I may even join the Greater Fort Lauderdale Road Runners for one of their training runs in the evening f I can fit it in. (My mother-in-law lives in Lighthouse Point.)

Lots of fun things happening. Here's to another road trip! :)

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