Nannie on the Run

Week starting Aug 23, 2015

Previous WeekRecent EntriesHomeJoin Fast Running Blog Community!PredictorHealthy RecipesWren's RacesFind BlogsMileage BoardTop Ten Excuses for Missing a RunTop Ten Training MistakesDiscussion ForumRace Reports Send A Private MessageMonth View
Graph View
Next Week
15% off for Fast Running Blog members at St. George Running Center!



Member Since:

Jul 31, 2015



Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

My first 5k was August 23, 2014. I placed third but failed to write down my finishing time.

My personal bests:

5k - 28:52

6k - 36:17

10k - 1:05:8

Half marathon (trail run) my only half so far - 3:08:06. I think I was down more than I was up, lol.


Short-Term Running Goals:

My short term running goal is to run another half marathon this coming September. I had a long bout of vertigo that caused me to miss 3 halfs in January and February of this year. I am still trying to work my distance runs back up to 14 miles. It's been more difficult than before the vertigo.

Long-Term Running Goals:

I am in the process of training for my first marathon. Once I get to that point, I will start working on my speed because my ultimate goal is to qualify for the Boston Marathon and run it with my daughter, Tiffany.


I began running in 2013, but my story began in January of 2012. My granddaughter, Ariana, had just turned 5. She got real sick, was hospitalized, and diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I was totally devastated because being a nurse, I knew what a rough road was a head of her. After a year of watching Ariana and my daughter, Tiffany, struggle with this very strict, unforgiving disease I realized that I needed a way to vent/cope. That's when I laced up my running shoes for the first time in years and headed out to run. I found running to be a tremendous help. When I would get tired, sore, etc. and thought about giving up I would think about Ariana who did not have a choice. If she could endure this disease, I could endure whatever running threw at me, and I would push myself harder. Running was the therapy I needed. In August of 2014 I ran my first 5k. Halfway through the race I thought, "What the heck was I thinking?" I crossed the finish line feeling exhausted, sick to my stomach and headed straight to the porta potty. I began feeling a sense of accomplichment I have never felt before. I placed third and was totally stoked. Thus, my love for competitive running began.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Total Distance
Total Distance

I could only go 3 miles this afternoon. The heat was unbearable. My mind wasn't up to the challenge.

Add Comment
Total Distance

Speed workout today: 12 x 400 with 400m recovery. What an awesome workout.

Add Comment
Total Distance

I had a great tempo run at 5:15 this morning. It was nice and cool for a change.... I felt like I could run forever!!!!

Add Comment
Total Distance

Easy miles today. Following the Hanson's Marathon Method training plan. It is so awesome....

Total Distance

Had an awesome run this morning. Half of it was running in the rain. It sure does beat the awful heat we have been having. So invigorating!

Add Comment
Total Distance
Debt Reduction Calculator

Featured Announcements
New Kids on the Blog
(need a welcome):
Lone Faithfuls
(need a comment):