Thursday, September 30, 2010

Oiselle Running Lori Short and Isabel Shimmel Shirt Review!

I was sent this wonderful tank top and pair of shorts from the wonderful people at Oiselle. If you aren't familiar with their clothing, I encourage you to check out their website...HERE!
I was send the Lori short and the Isabel shimmel shirt to try out and review on my blog. One thing I absolutely love about both items is their names! The names of all of their products are so cute!
As for the garments while running, I absolutely love them both! I love the shirt because I can wear it without wearing a sports bra. Other shirts with a built in bra, I still have to wear a sports bra too. This one, I don't. The built in bra is so supportive, I don't have to wear anything with it. That makes for a more comfortable run. Not to mention, don't you love the color? It's called Oiselle Orange!
As for the shorts, my favorite part about them is the way they are cut. I almost always wear Nike Tempo shorts and have always loved them. These shorts are cut further up on the sides of my legs and allow my legs to get more air than my Tempo shorts. This was something that was really helpful on those long runs during the dry, hot, and humid Kentucky summer we had this year!
All in all, love my new attire! Thank you Oiselle!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Giveaway Scout!

Hi all! My blog is now being featured on Giveaway Scout ( If yours isn't yet, click on the link and add yours. It's a great way to get new followers!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Well, as you read in my previous post, I am into my training for the RJ Corman Duathlon on October 2nd. And all I can say is, WHEW! I'm not worried about the first 5K in the slightest, nor am I worried about the 15 mile bike in the middle. It's the 5K to end it that I'm a little worried about.

I went yesterday and rode my bike 12 miles on Bluegrass Pike here in my hometown. For those of you who know it, you know it doesn't lack in hills! :) After biking the 12 miles, I proceeded to get off the bike and run 2 miles. Geez! I've never felt like such a brick in my entire life! My legs were heavy and I felt like I couldn't lift them off the ground. But, I suffered through it and stayed below a 10 minute mile pace. Woo hoo! A 10 minute mile isn't quite as fast as I would like, but after riding the bike, I'll take it!

My bike is in the shop right now...there's nothing wrong with it, just getting some things done to it to make it a little more time efficient. I can't wait to see the difference!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Duathlon Training

Well, I'm training for something I've never done before, a duathlon. The RJ Corman Duathlon which benefits that Chrysalis House in Lexington, Kentucky will take place on October 2nd. The race consists of a 5K run, 15 mile bike, and another 5K run.
I've only been biking for about two months, so I'm still a little skeptical about the bike. My first real training run was Monday night. I ran the 5K and got right on the bike and rode 10 miles. So, 13.1 miles...8.1 more to go.
It's not a question of if I think I can do it, because I know I can. The question is: Am I going to come in last? I surely hope not. When I registered, I put my target time as 2 hours. I am hoping for less than that.
I have a 15 mile ride planned with Kris on Friday after school, so we'll see how that goes. I'm still a little nervous about riding on the road, especially when there is no shoulder and no bike lane. For those of you from Danville, we are planning on riding Highway 33 on Friday. EEK! I know how I drive on that road, so what does that say about how I feel about riding my bike on that road???

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Gearing Up For the First 15K!

I guess I shouldn't be freaked out too much about a 9.3 mile race, since I've already done the mini marathon and all, but for some reason, something new always gets to me. Bobbie and I have done the course before and there are quite a few hills going out, but that means you get to come back down them coming back! That rocks for me! Know why? The first half of a long run, I just kind of float along at about a 9:30 pace...then when the halfway point comes...I actually start to feel like I can run! The second half and I are definitely good friends! Give me the second half over the first half of a race any day!

Anyhoo...just thought all of my fellow bloggies would like to hear about the next venture of running buddies, Sheri and Bobbie. Our first 15K race...this Saturday...Burgin, Kentucky. It's an absolutely beautiful run...and benefits pets! I'll run to help puppies anytime! Wish us luck!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

2.6 Mile Run - not really the distance we wanted! :(

Well, tonight was a four mile run with 2 miles that were supposed to be at a 9:09 pace...which is the pace Bobbie and I need to be at if we want to finish our mini in less than two hours. Well, due to the torrential downpour that began about a half mile in, we only finished 2.6 miles, but we definitely did those two miles at our mini pace. I think our second mile was about an 8:53 pace. You don't think this could be due to the fact that the rain was pelting our entire bodies and we were hoping to get to the next tree for some relief, do you? Well, no matter how it happened, we are running at half marathon pace...woo hoo! Thanks for the nice, wet run Bobbie, Gerard, Ruby, and the girls!