Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Running and Scrapbooking Part 2

Another Tuesday night = Another running club workout.

We switched up the meeting place this week and went to a local park instead of the track. It was good to switch things up but it was hard to run on the grass, trails and hills!

First we did approximately two miles for warm up on the trails. This was when I was wishing I had a garmin, although I am not sure it would have been able to get an accurate reading because of all the tree cover. We then split up into workout and pace groups and set out.

My group was doing a ladder workout:
First set: 1-2-3-4-3-2-1 with at 5k pace, with same recovery time (1 min fast, 1 min easy, etc)
Second set: 1-2-3-2-1 (same idea as above, just took out the 4 minutes cause we were tired)

By the end of this workout my hips were killing me from running on the grass. It took a lot of focus to run fast on the grass and not trip. We totaled roughly 9 miles by my estimates and I was beat by the end. Today my legs aren't sore, but I can tell they are tired from the workout last night.

Now onto Part 2 of scrapbooking (first part here)! I try to keep my projects pretty simple, plus I am not that creative. I just like to see all the pictures put into books!

First up - pick out some pictures. I am way behind and currently working on my half marathon from Sept. 2008, Christmas Tree cutting from Nov. 2008, and Christmas 2008.

I started with the half marathon pictures and separating the pictures into starting line, mid race, and finish. The page I worked on first was the starting line.

I figured out which ones I wanted to put together on one page (4 of the 7) and then cut them to fit together. I added a few simple embellishments and stickers writing out "half marathon".

And its done! One page of my September half marathon complete. I totally wish I would do some grand page like I see in the magazines but I don't have the time, money or patience for that!

Here is another example of a page I did for a 5k I ran back in 2008. Sometimes I like to keep the Bib from the race and I found a way to incorporate it. Otherwise I just throw them away because usually they get all sweaty and deteriorated!

I'll have one more post next week about scrapbooking! Hope you enjoyed seeing a little bit of how I put stuff together! Happy Wednesday!


Marlene said...

I love your running-themed scrapbook pages!

Glad you got yourself a handheld! It used to drive me crazy at first, but I quickly got used to it. Believe it or not, I keep it in one hand the whole time. I hate it in my left. :P

Awesome workout... running on the grass would be killer!!

No Longer Using said...

good idea on using the race bib as part of the scrapbook! i keep all my #s but don't have any/many photos sadly. i should start taking more to go with each race! memories!!!!!

NICE WORKOUT yo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! kicking some boootAYYYY :) the added challenge of a new terrain is a really great idea.

Nicole said...

So cool!!! I love the scrapbook!!! Great job on the ladders! The track and I are becoming friends!!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Great pages! And what a great way to store your race numbers. Mine are all just laying in a desk drawer... I have thought about doing a framed shadow box type of thing w/ my marathon race number, medal, pace bracelet, and prayer bracelet (bracelet w/ names for each mile I ran). But... I feel like that would be weird to have on display in my house, you know? ;)

Well done on the workout though! Esp running on grass!!

RunningLaur said...

Love that 5k page! I'll have to look into doing something with all of my running stuff finally!

Molly said...

nice workout, it's crazy how switching to another surface works your body.

Lisa said...

I wish I had the patience to scrapbook, but I just don't! Maybe I spend too much time on other things...

I agree, it's important to switch things up when training - surface types, paths, etc. Might throw you off a little at first, but it's good in the long run. I need to be better about it!

Jamie said...

that sounds like a tough workout! grass works the legs a bit more.

nice running scrapbooks. I like the page were you incorporated your bib too.

Anonymous said...

i'm still oh so very jealous of your scrapbooking abilities! and killer workout. i think that this is something i can very easily do on my running path because i don't have a garmin either. now i guess i have no excuses to avoid speedwork.

teacherwoman said...

I like your scrap pages! Cool idea!

Anonymous said...

Love your scrapbooking pages. I know they have "e-scrapbooks" now, but in my opinion, nothing replaces paper!

Unknown said...

I love your running scrapbook, very inspired to start my own!

Anonymous said...

That is exactly the plan I have for my bibs! In fact, I started my first page the other day after being inspired by your post! I am doing a 2009 scrapbook now- hopefully I will get to 2010 before 2011.

Anonymous said...

I love how you incorporated your running bibs into the scrapbook- that is a great idea! Right now I have mine tacked up to my office wall but I'm running out of room, haha.