Weekly Workout Recap Wednesday

Week 17:




  • Fargo. Fargo. Fargo.
  •  N/A – doctor’s orders.



  •  Zero–killer migraine continued.



  • 3.50 miles – 2 mile repeats – 7:30 pace–so exhausting
  • weight training



  • 3.17 miles…super tight hamstring did me in.



  • 4 miles easy



  •  7.02 miles
  • weights
  • stretch/roll



  •  Run Club – 4.04 miles
  • 3 miles
  • stretch/roll



  •  10 miles…at a surprising 8:35 average pace.  Gotta luv hidden watch running!

Highlight(s) of the Week

  • Getting in nearly 35 miles this week after not feeling so great during most of my runs

Goal(s) Moving Forward

  • moving forward, just keep things steady…nothing new or crazy added to my routine until these two races are done.


  • Week: 34.73 miles
  • Year: 263.83miles
  • Week: 0
  • Year: 17ish


Sub 145?

Hello Lovelies!

I’m feeling kinda, sorta hyper today.  I think it is because I actually got a decent amount of sleep last night. I might have to try and do this 11pm bed time thing more frequently as it is amazing. 🙂

Now, despite my crap-tastic runs of late, I’ve been thinking a lot about the bigger picture–bigger picture being the runs I have planned in the next 12-18 months…yes, I am planning THAT far ahead (Tink, Dopey, Twin Cities, Nike Womens, RnR LV).  Nothing is concrete, mind you, but there are so many ideas forming.

One of the most prominent ideas in my head right now is the idea of sub 145–for both my body weight and my half marathon time, though the former is only a goal because it will make the latter a bit easier to achieve.  Oh and did I mention that I want this sub 145 goal for the Princess Half?  Because, yeah, that is the plan.  I really want to make up for my disappointing performance at Princess in 2013.

Are these goals possible?  I have no idea.  Hah!

With regard to the running, I think it might.  I ran the Dumbo Double Dare in September 2013 and scored a PR of 1:52 and change.  I have a goal of trying to be sub 1:50 for the Queen City Half Marathon in September.  Arguably I could work to take off 5 minutes in 4.5 months?

I haven’t weighed in the 140s since I was 14 years old and the lightest adult weight I ever hit (in a healthy way) was 155 and that is when I’m in prime racing condition (which I am SO not at now).  I do know that being lighter makes running faster easier.  Plus it will make me look extra smokin’ in a bikini in Orlando and Hawaii in October! Hah!  Admittedly, for the first time in my life, the weight loss thing isn’t a huge thing for me.  I’m actually pretty happy with my weight and how I look right now, so if it doesn’t happen, it won’t be a big deal (wow, can’t believe I am writing this and actually, truly believe it).

I don’t have a “plan” yet as to how to accomplish this–but the ideas are most definitely percolating in my mind.  And yes, the plan will most certainly become a blog post or 10. 🙂

Am I crazy? hah!

Anyone else have any goals that feel like a far reach?  Did you achieve them?  How did you do it? Any advice?

How long in advance to you plan your big races? 

What race are you looking most forward to this year?  Next year?

Much love,

~Princess Lisa




Leibster X2

A few lovely bloggers have nominated Lindsey and I for the Leibster Award–please do go check them out:

Becky at Run Becky Run


Kellie at Will Run for Ears

The questions below are Becky’s questions, with answers in italics:

1. What is your favorite “cheat” food?
Anything with potatoes and anything that I have baked.
2. What is one little-known fact about you?
I can’t stand over cooked eggs…especially if they are scrambled eggs.
3. Do you own any pets? If so, what?
No pets–am super allergic.
4. If you could run anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Right now, any coastal location with a running path–Australia (Sydney), California, Hawaii, etc. as the weather in Winnipeg has been so horrible.
5. What’s your next race?
Winnipeg Police Service Half Marathon Relay in six days.
6. How did you get interested in running?
My dad was a runner when I was growing up and my friend Tara challenged me to run a half marathon when I finished grad school.
7. What’s your favorite time of day to run? Why?
Around 7pm in the evenings.  I get a second wind around that time and I just enjoy my runs more.
8. Do you run with someone or a pet?
I tend to run solo.
9. If you could meet any famous runner, who would it be?
I have no idea.   lol.
10. What song do you listen to most frequently while running?
Lately, it has been Get Lucky by Daft Punk. 

The questions below are Kellie’s questions and my answers are in italics.

1. When/why did you start running?

Started running about 24 hours and five minutes after I finished my Masters degree–my dear friend Tara challenged me to finally knock “run a half marathon” off my bucket list.  She gave me a year to train, I lost about sixty lbs and we ran Fargo in 2007 – before it was cool for Winnipeggers to drive to Fargo for that race.

 2. What accomplishment are you most proud of?

You’d think it would be running related, but I it’s not.  It would be my friendship with my friend in Australia.  Despite the miles and ocean between us, we are still super close and try our best to see each other as often as we can.  We have been lucky enough that in the almost 10 years since we met, we have met up seven times and number eight is coming up this October in Hawaii.

3. If you could pick anyone (famous or otherwise) to be your race day pacer, who would it be?  Why?

My dad.  He hasn’t been able to run for a really, really long time (stupid knee problems) and he misses it so much.  It would be a dream come true to run and finish a race with him.

4. Disneyland or Walt Disney World?

Ooh..tough call.  Walt Disney World has size and variety going for it, but Disneyland has some great memories of running and being with friends.  So…maybe Disneyland by an inch. 😉

 5. What would your theme song be?

Back in Black by AC/DC.  This song gets me energized like no other…

 6. What is your favorite movie?

Jaws.  Closely followed by So I Married an Axe Murderer.

 7.  What is your favorite motivational quotation or mantra?

Your body will keep going long after your mind has quit.

 8. If you could be anything, what would you be?

Hmm…a bakery owner, a sports medicine doctor and a rock star. 🙂

 9.  Why did you start blogging?

I blogged pre-Prairie Princess Runners as a way to help get me through a rough patch.  Lindsey and I became friends through work, shared our mutual love for running, Disney, etc…and well, the blog sorta just happened.

 10. What is your favorite thing about Disney?  (I look forward to lengthy responses to this one! lol)

The wonder, whimsy and ability to feel like you are in a completely different place and feel like a kid.  It’s probably the only place where I can walk around in sparkly face paint and Tinkerbell wings and not be looked at like a crazy person.

Oh and Splash Mountain.  That is my most favourite ride of all time.

Now, I am going to be a bit of a lame duck and not tag anyone for completing the Leibster Award.  I am only doing this, however, because so many people in my feed have been getting them and I have not kept track of who has and hasn’t been tagged.   In lieu of that, I am going to provide a short list of some of my favourite running blogs:

Nicole at Pink Elephant on Parade

 Kimberly at Black Dog Runs Disney

Lacey and Meranda at Fairytales and Fitness

Jenn and Moon at The Fairest Run of All

Kimberly at Mother Maker Marathon Runner

Enjoy! 🙂

~Princess Lisa