Monday, September 29, 2008

I PR'd!

So I PR'd, I'm so happy, my time was 4:11:49 with pace of 9:37, 14 minute improvement from last year and 7 minutes from my last PR (Philly). Akron is the Best Marathon ever!! The hills were tough but I felt really good and it was a beautiful day. I've trained on the course every weekend through the summer but never ran the "hills" after already running 16 miles. I was able to maintain a 9:10 pace for the first sixteen and then dropped to 10:20 for the last ten.
Vince and his mom came out to cheer me on and she made a sign, see below. For those of you that don't know, that's a Polish flag with my name accross the white stripe. What a perfect surprise?? I loved it!

at mile 15.5
at mile 18.5

This guy at mile 18.5 juggling while running the entire marathon. Crazy!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Marathon is almost here!

So the marathon is less than a week away, Saturday the 27th. I'm totally freaking out! My long run this past weekend was 11.5 miles and i did fairly well except that my left leg has been bothering me. So I've decided to take it easy and not run at all this week. I'm not sure if that's the smartest thing to do but at this point i don't think it's going to matter much if i get another 10 miles in. I'm so scared of this race for some reason, i want to do well, and i know that the second half always gets me. Last year i ran the first half at 2:03 and the second at 2:22 that's a huge difference i want to be closed to the same time for both halfs. So rest and hydration is what I'm planning for this week and a little knitting thrown in to de-stress. Wish me luck cause I will need it!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Knitting News!

I just knitted a pair of fingerless gloves and a matching cowl that I love.
I can't wait to wear these with my pale yellow vintage coat!

Also, my aunt in Poland sent me this teal top that she knitted. I think it's fabulous!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Buckeye Half Marathon!

Yesterday was the Buckeye Half Marathon, 2 loop course. I PR'd!!! 1:56:04 that's 8:52 pace. Totally stoked, i've ran 19 half marathons in the past 3 years and only one was under two hours and that was Cleveland 2 years ago. I can barely walk today but it was totally worth it. Now only 3 weeks left till the Akron Marathon, i'm so scared.

Lordy Lordy Look who's 40!

We celebrated Jolene's Birthday at the Perennial Vineyards in Navarre
(super cute place, I highly recommend).
Lots fun and Wine Dog Red Rocked!!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Wine Gift Bags

I've been working on these wine bags for my store on etsy which has not opened yet but when it does these are going on it. Comments?

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Back to running!

So the past 3 weeks i had great long runs! Especially this past Sunday, 19 miles, 10:22 pace mostly alone except for about 4 miles when my friend Kristi joined me. It was hot, it was tough, but i did it.
1724 calories burned, can't beat that with a stick!!

Afterward off to the air show in Cleveland (3 hours in the sun) and i was totally fine. This is how i can tell the training is definitely paying off, normally i can't function for the rest of the day but Sunday i felt great (maybe it was the Slim Fast i had right after i ran, or the hot dog and pepsi at the show). Regardless i felt good and i even got some serious sun! Leave it to me to get a tan at the end of the summer.

Love the Blue Angels!!

Lots of fun watching the air show on an awesome August Day!

Lordy Lordy Look who's 30!

My friend Fiovi turned 30 on the 29th and i wanted her to start her thirties in some super hot shoes so what better than 4" Red Patent Leather Guess heels. (nothing!)
Jolene got her an apron and necklace to complete the outfit.

The party is not complete until Guitar Hero is played!

Hottest married couple in North Hill also attended the festivities.

Monday, September 1, 2008


So i've been doing a little knitting lately. Here are a couple completed projects: