Just can’t stop

by Joanne on June 4, 2010

Ever feel like you haven’t stopped running from one thing to another?  Since we have been back from vacation, it seems like it’s been one thing after another.  I have more cakes to think about this weekend, there is a long run in my schedule for tomorrow morning, there is a 10K race in Clinton that I’d like to do in the afternoon, and we have a breakfast and bike ride with friends on Sunday.  Not all that is going to happen, but I’ll keep you posted.

Thursday night was BIKE NIGHT


It was an interesting ride, our longest yet of 25 1/2 miles.  If you look DEEEEEP into the photo above, you can see the guy in blue.  He had a flat tire. We learned how to fix a flat at his expense. The tire gave him grief all the way home. It wouldn’t stay inflated.  We got back to the parking lot late, 8 pm.  The best part of the ride was that I kept up. It was a smaller group than before.  We stopped 3 times (not including the flat).  The only time anyone went rushing past me was on the down hills.  I don’t use my breaks because I love the thrill of speed. But for some reason, they all fly past. Any ideas all you experienced cyclists out there? What am I doing wrong?

Dinner was at Babe’s. 


Our reward for a good ride.  A glass of BREWSKI and a SHIRAZ.  Nothing special just celebratory.


I inhaled this hot, soft Italian twisted bread.  So good!


A few too many bleu cheese crumbles on my fresh garden salad, but it was crisp, clean and good.


One piece of nothing special, dried up salmon for me and one piece to take home for Shane. Vegetable mix on the side.  Not a good main dish. When at Babe’s, you might want to pick pasta.

Today was a hair pin morning. 

Shane and I went for a 3 mile run. Then it was home to finish the Veterans cake


Vanilla cake with white chocolate mousse filling topped with butter cream, fresh strawberries and fresh blueberries in a strawberry and blueberry glaze.  Hope they liked it?!!!


After I finished the cake and delivered it, it was off for the  Torch Run with the police officers and military.

torch gathers torchlit


We thought we were going to be the only two gals running but one came to start the race just in time, then a couple more groups of UPD joined us along the 4 mile route.  We picked up another 2 girls.

torch bikes

The cyclist probably didn’t have much fun since they were stationed BEHIND the runners. 

torch cityhall


A presentation was scheduled for 11 am.  It was a slow…very slow run since we all had to stay together.  The average pace was about 10.3 or so.  It was a lot of fun. The support along the way, the comments within the running pack, the experience running for such a good cause, no regrets.  My Garmin indicated the run was about .2 short of being 4 miles.  Total miles running today:  6.8 miles.

The Torch Run changes venues and is only in the same city for 2 years at a time.  There is ONE MORE OPPORTUNITY to participate next year. Watch for it!

The run was covered by the local news and newspaper.  Great sponsorship by Law Enforcement.


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  • At 2010.06.04 16:02, Dawn Hutchins said:

    Yes I feel like that every day! Usually I collapse into bed and can’t believe I made it.
    .-= Dawn Hutchins´s last blog ..Curried Tofu Salad =-.

    • At 2010.06.04 17:43, Joanne said:

      I have a feeling I’m going to be on the run until that marathon is over in October. Trying to increase from 4 to 5 and finally 6 running days a week is goinig to be tough.

      • At 2010.06.04 16:11, kalli@fitandfortysomething said:

        the reason why they go past you on the downhill is cuz they weigh more than you silly! you are tiny and they are probably bigger than you 🙂 enjoy your weekend and don’t get too busy!
        .-= kalli@fitandfortysomething´s last blog ..Thursday Check up =-.

        • At 2010.06.04 17:44, Joanne said:

          That’s what Ted said. But I thought one lady who flew past was quite small. Better put on some serious pounds if I want to enjoy the fast rides down hill.

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            • At 2010.06.04 17:53, Lori (Finding Radiance) said:

              I was also going to say that you are probably smaller than the other riders. Another thing, too, is to lean over your handlebars if you are not to reduce wind resistance. It also has a lot to do with whatever bike they have.
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              • At 2010.06.04 18:00, Joanne said:

                I was actually thinking of that. I’ll have to see if anyone else – wizzing on by – is leaned over.

                • At 2010.06.05 11:43, Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear said:

                  Ahhh, your salad and all that cheese looks so good 🙂 and hey, if they don’t like the cake you can always send it to me 😉

                  • At 2010.06.09 18:19, kilax said:

                    That run sounds like a lot of fun.

                    If you figure out biking I would love to read all your tips. I wonder about flats, and speeding down hils, and shifting gears. I don’t have a nice bike, but might, someday!

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