Thursday, August 29, 2013

Texas Heat

Just finished a quick run after work :-)
3.25miles, 10min/mile pace, pushing the stroller up and down the hills around here. 100F and 35% humidity! I'll take it! Also, got ahold of Les Smith from the Portland Marathon. They're going to put an article in their upcoming August newsletter about Krissy and I running the 13.1 for charity. So awesome, I can't wait!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Epic morning

Wow! Almost decided not to get up and run this morning, but I needed a longer run. Yesterday, I only managed a 2 mile walk/run with my 10-yr-old son because his knee was bothering him.
So, I dragged myself out of bed anyway and hit the road.
7.5 miles with the stroller this morning! The temperature was a lovely 78F, but the 94% humidity was a bit rough. This was my longest run yet, and the longest run with the stroller by over 2 miles.
I can't wait to run in the nice cool Portland weather without the wonderful hills of south Texas.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Okay, so after a long week and not nearly enough working out, I'm ready to buckle back down on my running. Between work, football practice, and trying to set up the new aquarium, I just don't know where the days went. 30 mile bike ride on Tuesday....then nothing :(
Hoping for a short run after church tomorrow, then I work tomorrow night. The upside??? I have Monday and Tuesday off....soooo long run (with the stroller) and long ride here I come.
Here's hoping for a more workout focused week!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Wow...well apparently this writing a blog is going to be more difficult than I originally anticipated. I just can't seem to remember to log on and write an
So, here we go. It has been very busy around the Wheat household with football season starting and getting the homeschool year going again. Despite this, I've managed to maintain at least some of my training/running time.
The San Antonio, TX heat and humidity (especially in the morning) has been wreaking havoc...but we stride on and persevere.

Some training updates: I'm up to 6 mile long-run days the last couple of weeks, with a few 3-4 mile runs sprinkled in each week when time allows (usually quickly after work and before football practice).
This week, 7 mile run most likely tomorrow morning (my day off). I'm also managing to get some cross-training cardio in on my work days. About once a week or so I'm riding my bicycle to work - a 30 mile round trip :-) I rode this morning in fact!
I've also been practicing running with a stroller part of the time...although it is definitely different running with it empty.
Assuming I don't actually injure myself, I should be good to go for the run with Krissy in October. I can't wait! I chatted with Terre not long ago, and she was going to have Krissy's brothers run with her occasionally too to help her become more used to the stroller idea.
I'm really looking forward to completing the Portland Half Marathon with Krissy. This will be a new accomplishment for me physically...but also much more. This will be an opportunity to raise awareness for SOFT and for A Butterfly's Touch.
As it turns out, the weekend after the run is A Butterfly's Touch's Walk to Remember and fundraising auction. (probably more of a stumble to remember for
I hope to see many of you there at the Walk to Remember.
If you can, please help our fundraising cause for this run by visiting:
Anything you can do will help!