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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Today was OROC, a 5k run downtown Cleveland (OROC = outrun ovarian cancer). Before I go any further, I want to tell you - the entire run today was dedicated to one of my spark friends (who shall remain nameless) and to her aunt who lost her battle this week to leukemia.

For me the event started a little distance from the run, when I parked my car and ran to the event. OROC is a relatively small event and I ran into fellow sparker Cheryl and her daughter. I ran into two of my fellow nurse practitioner colleagues who both work in gynecology-oncology, and at the start line I ran into two of the coaches for Team in Training. - Shortly after we started - someone tapped me on my shoulder it was one of our MD's who ran with his daughter. Well they continued to run a little ahead of me - for about half mile, and for some reason they kinda fell back - could not be me that ran faster LOL.

I blasted the course in the fastest time so far PR - I saw 27 min something. :-)

I ran into the MD (who had experienced cramps) - my two colleagues, the fellow sparker and her daughter. Got some water - a banana (resisted the cookie they offered), and got on my way back to the car.

Returning to the car - I reviewed the Garmin - I had clocked about 10 miles of running at an avg pace of 9.46. Not sure the Garmin is right - I did not feel I ran that fast.

27:06.8 (chip time)
8:45/Mile (pace)

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JUST_TRI_IT 9/5/2010 6:27PM

    Your "just" runs amaze me! OH man, I've got some workouts to do!!! I admire your commitment to run for a cause. Perhaps time for me to do the same :)


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MIAMIA7 9/1/2010 9:04PM

    Jan-just found this blog. Nice race and time. But especially nice on the cause. Bobby and I always run a 5K in June for cancer. Unfortunately I keep having to add more names to my bib who I am running for. Great race!

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SEEHOLZ 8/30/2010 1:39PM

    Awesome job Jan!

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    Awesome job Jan.

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LAURIE5658 8/28/2010 11:06PM

    Jan, having lost my mom to cancer I am so proud to call you my friend as you are so special running thhese races in honor of cancer victims. You are indeed such a special individual that does noble work every day. You rocked this race and I admire your athletic abilities so much. THANK YOU so much for always being there for me.

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DDOORN 8/28/2010 10:45PM

    Great cause, great time...what a DAY! Woo hoo! :-)


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BILLALEX70 8/28/2010 8:59PM

    Time be d@med; you were out there for a great cause.

Right now I can only dream of a sub-30 5K, but some day I'll get there.

See you in October; if not before.

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DEBBIEDAY 8/28/2010 3:41PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Great time!!! Nice seeing so many people you know out there as well!

Hate to 'jinx' it but this morning on my 3 miles it 'almost' felt like Fall might be planning on coming to Georgia....LOL!!!

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ANGIEBILL 8/28/2010 3:12PM

    Way to Go Jan! You are a wonderful inspiration to us all! Keep on running!

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DJS-DEBBIE 8/28/2010 12:33PM

    That's great, Jan!

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IRISHLASS117 8/28/2010 11:56AM

    Bravo Warrior! You must have had angel wings pushing you along!

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CHERYLD02 8/28/2010 11:52AM

    Jan, you did great! You are awesome! I appreciate all your support at the race and finish line! You ran 27 something! That's huge considering you ran 3 miles from your car to the race! Great Job!


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Spokes of Hope

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Over the past year, you have heard me refer to Spokes of hope. This week the website went live

Spokes of hope is a series of events which combined makes bikerides across the country with the message cancer is not contageous - hope is. The message ultimately will go to Capitol Hill in DC to ensure our lawmakers maintain cancer as an agenda item.... it also unite cancer patients, as the 95 of the participants are cancer survivors and give hope ...

The website is not complete yet, but you will find a lot of information. Should you be in one of the areas where they visit - let me know.

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IRISHLASS117 8/22/2010 7:51AM

    Thanks for spreading the word and spreading the hope Warrior!

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DDOORN 8/21/2010 9:38PM

    The Spokes are quite fortunate to have an ambassador such as yourself out there...!

Always wonderful to hear of your charitable efforts Jan!


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Pirates tri (local sprint tri)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Several of my team in training friends and TnT participants in the Greater Cleveland tri met this morning for the Pirates tri, a great local sprint tri).

The weather decided to tease and show up with high winds and thunderstorms, but with a late start we got going. Despite getting soaked it was fun and I had a blast ....

I can get into this - and I have no aspiration of any podium placements ... I am just out there to have a good time and get some exercises.

Ohh, of course we all ran in team in training outfit - towards the end of the run a young lady passed me and said - thanks for what you do, and she proceeded to tell me - her brother died from leukemia at the age of 12. It reminds me of my email signature
swim 2 live
ride 2 live
run 2 live
three disciplines - one mission - one goal.

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HEALTHYCHIC 8/1/2010 8:08PM

    This is wonderful. You are always participating for a higher cause. So so admirable.

Thanks again for the beginner tips. I ordered a trainer, road shoes, pedals, cleats etc from Performance Bike. Thank you so much for pointing me in that direction. I'm in CT, we don't have one, the closest is probably Pennsylvania, but that's no obstacle with the internet!

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DDOORN 7/29/2010 7:33AM

    Go Jan GO!

Thx again for the add!


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    Jan you are amazing. You are doing well with tris

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SEEHOLZ 7/26/2010 10:03AM

    What an awesome event!

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AMCG2002 7/25/2010 8:56PM

    You're comment about, "I could get into this," is exactly why I'm afraid to try a tri! I'm afraid I'd get just as hooked as I am on running and biking! lol I don't know if my family could handle me adding another discipline. I am glad that you had a good time. Sometimes these events that have the "interesting" weather can be the most fun to recall later. Rest up!

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LAURIE5658 7/25/2010 8:10PM

    Jan, what a wonderful day you had!! I also was soaked to the skin during my race but I had the time of my life!!! I am also very proud of you for doing what you do with TnT. As you know our family was touched with cancer and so I am all things pink and you are all things purple. You rock!

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BILLALEX70 7/25/2010 7:52PM

    You kick @$$ friend!

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CHERYLD02 7/25/2010 5:16PM

    What an insparation you are! Love the 3 disciplines.

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IRISHLASS117 7/25/2010 1:49PM

    Hero to say many. Thanks Warrior.

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Vacation is over

Saturday, July 03, 2010

If you have been wondering why I have been quiet, it is because I was in Europe for almost two weeks. My parents celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

I had a magnificent time.

The weather was phenomenal both weeks - sunshine and temps in the low seventies.

Got to run a few times. Ran with my sister, my brother in law, and yesterday with my 18 year old nephew - and a couple of times by myself.

I think I am going to wait a day or two with the scale - I can feel the water retention. However, if you own a pair of compression tights or compression socks - use them when you fly long distance - it makes a world of difference.

It is great to be back - and a Happy 4th of July to all.

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RENA1965 7/13/2010 11:24PM

    Congrats with your parents! Yeah we have had some great weather in denmark, until the storms yesterday! Alot of lightening and fires on Sjælland..
I ain't watching the tour d´france biking this year.. Love it now that famous drug abuse detective is on the cases of a few people this time..
They need to screw down the pace so people can do the race without needing drugs to avoid dropping dead..

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DAVEINSEOUL 7/7/2010 10:56PM

    Great idea on the compression tights! I have a long trip coming up to Canada and the US and will definately look into using a pair for the trip!

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SEEHOLZ 7/6/2010 9:51AM

    I used my compression socks and love, love, love them! We flew through Copenhagen and it made me think of you... I just got back from Europe myself and had a magnificient time and awesome, but hot weather.

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    Welcome Home. Glad you had a great time. Where in Europe were you?

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BILLALEX70 7/4/2010 9:38AM

    Glad you had a great trip and are back safely.

I stayed pretty active during our trip, but eating was a HUGE challenge. I did pick up some books for beginner triathletes that I'm anxious to get reading.

Welcome back and we'll start looking for something we can meet up for.

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DJS-DEBBIE 7/4/2010 6:27AM

    Welcome back! It sounds like a wonderful trip. Congrats to your parents.

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L3DESIGNS 7/4/2010 12:37AM

    Congrats to your parents! Wow 60 years! Sounds like you had a great family vacation!

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CHERYLD02 7/3/2010 8:13PM

    Sixty years! Congratulations to your parents and may they have many more years to come.

I'm glad you had an enjoyable vacation. Welcome back home!

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Worldrun II

Saturday, June 12, 2010

There are lots of ways to achieve notariety. Well, a fellow Dane did just that - first he ran around the world (Worldrun I) clockwise. The last couple of years he has been at it again running worldrun II - from the northern tip of Norway to the tip of South Africa. A run report of the second run is on

As nuts as it is - it is pretty fascinating reading.

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SYNCHRODAD 6/26/2010 1:26PM

    Reminds me of Forrest Gump's run....

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BILLALEX70 6/13/2010 2:04PM

    Dare to dream!

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HEALTHYCHIC 6/12/2010 9:59AM

    That's really an amazing thing to do. I once thought of doing the "50 states" but realized, if i did one marathon a year, i wouldn't probably make it in my lifetime :). That definitely takes a lot of fortitude.

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    I will never understand the desires of some people. It is amazing to have that much fortitude to do something like that.

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