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2010 - A Year in Review

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The fact that it has taken my until the end of January should give you an idea of what kind of year 2010 was! Let me apologize and warn you right now that this is L O N G. Sorry! This month also marks the one-year anniversary of maintaining my weight loss. Ultimately, I have ended up bouncing around a few pounds above the 133lb goal weight, but that is okay with me, given my level of activity. Ironically, I look thinner!


In March, 2010, I ran my first half-marathon in Pittsburgh. It was a great experience meeting up with a number of fellow Sparkpeople for Just a Short Run. We ran/walked various distances and all had a great time! Six weeks later I ran a second half-marathon, Cap City, in my hometown of Columbus. I had hoped to set a new PR, which I did by a whopping 7 seconds, 2:07:03! This year Iím running those same two races and hoping to hit a sub-2:00 half PR.

Five days after Cap City I flew to Solvang, CA for a womenís bicycle camp. It was an absolutely amazing time! I got to ride a top-of-the-line womenís road bike for four days. We did rides of varying lengths, but the marquis ride is to Jalama Beach; it is 77 miles and includes 4,500ft of climbing. I was doing all of this with 15 other women who were also balancing the demands of life with their love for sport. We had great food, pro coaches and all of our rides were fully supported. I donít want to call it the trip of a lifetime, because I really want to do it again!


The boys were out of school in June so we, in our typical fashion, headed east for three weeks to my parents in Eastern PA. We spent a week at the Delaware Shore, where I would get up early every morning and run or ride. I would get back just as everyone was eating breakfast so Iíd get cleaned up to go to the beach! We made many great family memories, which we are looking forward to building upon this year. While staying at my parents I am afforded the opportunity to ride with the Harrisburg Bicycle Club two nights a week when they ride out of Hershey. They are so gracious to me. Iím faster than most of their groups but not quite fast enough to hang with the really fast riders for an entire ride. They make sure I donít get dropped, and secretly, I think some of them enjoy an excuse to go a little easier on those really hot, humid nights! I also really enjoy the opportunity to ride some trails with Gregory and Thomas. They are becoming quite good, courteious riders and even did a 12-mile crushed limestone trail with me one day. They think it's cool to have their own water bottles and "fuel" along the way!

We came back to Ohio for two weeks so the boys could go to camp and then we returned for another two weeks in August. During those times in PA I enjoy the change to my training location and the freedom to run and ride since at least my mom will always be at the house to stay with the kids. However, I also miss my Marathoner in Training buddies and the regularity of our Saturday morning long runs. Once you hit double digit long runs, itís really much more enjoyable to have friends running with you! Late August I again participated in Pelotonia. Pelotonia is an organized bike ride from 25 to 180 miles. Every rider is responsible for raising money, of which every penny goes to support cancer research at Ohio State. I ride the 100 mile route from Columbus to Athens. This year I was very proud that my local bike shop asked me to ride with them and I completed the route in less than 6 hours of pedal time! Dennis drove SAG for us, a first for him. Iím not sure which of us had more fun, him arranging everything for us or me knowing that heíd be there at the next scheduled stop with the things I like. Pop the trunk and there you go: PB sandwiches, cut in fourths? Cytomax? Water? Tire pump? Bananas? Clif bar? Talk about a hoot!

The next big event I was registered for was the Columbus Marathon. I was excited because I felt my training had been great all season, I was backing off the bike to give my legs a little extra rest and then, with two weeks to go, on a 12-mile fall back run, my left knee started hurting. By the time I got home I knew something was really wrong. The next week I was diagnosed with ITBS, had an injection and was told not to run for a week and then we would test it and see. The Thursday before the marathon I was given the green light to run, with the understanding that if it really bothered me I would stop at the half point. I finished in 4:16:27!!

I took a few weeks off to recover, but I had something even bigger planned for January, so I didnít have time to just sit and take it easy. I spent the next two months getting ART, stretching and training for the Goofy Challenge. Writing this has made me realize that last year was really busy. Adelaide turned 2, the boys started first and second grades, Dennis started working out, lost weight and is planning to make Cap City his first half this spring. When people ask me what I do Iím not really sure what to say, because I am a stay-at-home mom, but Iím more than that, Iím all of this, too. When I picture myself the first images that pop into my head are of me riding, running and hanging out at the beach with my family.

There are some physical goals I have identified for this year: ride Pelotonia again, run Columbus with the goal of qualifying for Boston, and complete a Half-Ironman in July. I think 2011 will also be a time for me to figure out what happens in my life after I have met these goals and how this lifestyle change really becomes our lifestyle, not just something weíve done for a couple of years to get healthy.

If you have made it all the way to here, thank you! Had Sparkpeople not been here two years ago I shudder to think what my life, and body, would be like now. Hereís to a great 2011!!

Anne

  
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DJS-DEBBIE 1/29/2011 4:05PM

    You are amazing, Anne. I am looking forward to seeing you in March too!

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JOPAPGH 1/28/2011 8:13AM

    Wow that is a year!

Great marathon time and even greater that your family has bought in to the healthy lifestyle. You make a great Spark role model.

See you in March at JASR!

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BILLALEX70 1/28/2011 7:56AM

    And you wonder why I call you The Terminator!

Your accomplishments are an amazing testament to hard work and dedication. I, like Molly, enjoy seeing you before an event because that's the last I'll see you! LOL

Catch you on Saturday mornings!

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JUSTTRIING 1/27/2011 10:22PM

    You are gonna have an amazing year Anne I just know it. I hope I am along on some of the journey to share it with you. Even though I can't hang with you running, I enjoy being at some of the same events and sharing memories with you.

Thanks for everything this year!

PS: What half iron man are you thinking of doing in July? I think I am going to hold off until September and just do the Sandusky, Cedar Point Rev3. It is close to home and I won't have to worry about traveling, shipping bike, etc. Hopefully since it is close, friends and family can come too. Plus I am hoping that gives me time to do a couple small tri's earlier in the season. Let me know!

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WATERMELLEN 1/27/2011 8:18PM

    What an impressive --and happy-- year1 Love those big grins!!

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ACTIVE_AT_60 1/27/2011 7:01PM

    Anne, your accomplishments are admirable. I am so proud of you and what you have done. Looking forward to see you at JASR.

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 1/27/2011 3:47PM

    You are simply emoticon. So proud of you!

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Thoughts about and during an 8-mile run

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Race date: October 17, 2010, Columbus Marathon

This will be my first marathon. Running a marathon is not something I always dreamed of doing. It evolved out of cycling, riding a century, a friendly challenge to run a 5K (thanks BILLALEX70!) a year ago, running my first half marathon in March, loving it and running another one in May. The part of me that loves a challenge says, ďIf you enjoyed running 13.1 miles, why not run 26.2?Ē (insert evil laugh)

I can honestly say that I have enjoyed virtually all of my training runs, regardless of their length, with the exception of the one where I fell and injured my hands, which are still healing two weeks later. I enjoyed running 16, 18 and then 20 miles. I laughed at my nearly 13 mile fallback run last weekend! So why did this 8 mile midweek run loom so large in my head? We had previous midweek runs of 5, 6, and 7 miles, but itís not like 8 miles is that much longer, really. For starters, my husbandís work schedule this week was not going to allow me to do my runs at ďo-dark thirty,Ē to quote my neighbor. That means I leave the house between 5:00 and 5:30, am. Iím not a huge fan of getting up early, but I do love getting my run done and out of the way before the kids are even awake. I would have to wait until I could drop off my daughter at 9:00, when the sun is up.

As Iím running today Iím pondering all of this. My body feels tighter than usual and I feel like Iím working so much harder while running slower. Have I become a vampire runner?! The thoughts going through my head are something like this: even with my visor the sun is making me squint, keep drinking, Iím keenly aware of every ďlandmarkĒ along my route instead of just running and listening for my Garmin to beep, keep drinking, why is there always a headwind in Ohio, how much water do I have left, donít forget that you have another 6 miles tomorrow so you donít want to blow it all on this one this week, thereís another 20 on SaturdayÖ Get the idea?

I do know that Iím stressed about tomorrow. The boys have a late start so they donít get on the bus until 10:35 and Iím keeping a couple of neighbor kids; it will be almost 11:00 before I can start my run. Oh, and did I mention that itís hot here again? 90ís Iím thrilled with the sunshine, but the temps are killing me. At least itís not been humid.

Iím really not sure what to do with all of those thoughts, but maybe putting them down here will help. There you go, a glimpse into my running mind! Run very far, run!! LOL

  
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JUSTTRIING 9/21/2010 6:45PM

    Oh Anne,

We have all had those runs. You are tired. You are at the highest peak of your training. Think of all those hours you have spent running recently...what else are you suppose to think about?

Be thankful that this is really the first run that you have had that felt more like a "chore" than a "fun run." What matters is that you still did it, even when you really didn't want to. That will take you far in your running journey.

Besides, if you have become a vampire maybe I can talk you into doing the midnight marathon with me sometime emoticon

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MIAMIA7 9/21/2010 6:25PM

    Anne-It might just have been one of those runs! You know, the crappy ones. I do try to reign in my crazy thoughts when I am running but sometimes it is so hard. I so didn't want to go out on Monday and run. It was my day off and I just wanted to lay around in my bathrobe (yeah, like that ever gets to happen)! But I laced up the shoes, dragged Bobby with me, and off we went. The whole warm up and stretch I kept thinking I really am not feeling this. Then after about 1/2 mile, there it was, I just zoned out and it was an effortless run. Haven't had one of those in a while. What I am trying to say is...you just never know what kind of run you are going to have. I figure your next one will be great. As will your marathon. No worries girl. A little crazy thoughts while running won't hurt ya!
Other Anne

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JOPAPGH 9/21/2010 6:18PM

    Bill is right the heat and sun make such a difference. I have also found the time goes faster on my group runs that my solo runs. The good news is it will be nice and cool come marathon race time.

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BILLALEX70 9/21/2010 5:53PM

    You kick ASPHALT Anne!

The heat and direct sunlight has A LOT to do with things. I did a very rough 5 miles yesterday, but this past Friday night (Nightmoves) when I did 5 I felt great. Another case in point was last Wednesday. I was running a trail over in Westerville and 2/3rds was in the direct sun. When I'd hit the shade my HR would drop 10 points.

I don't think you've become a vampire runner, but the draw to run when it's cooler is appealing. I've never gone that far (yet), but maybe it could be your body telling you to back off a bit.

I have total faith that you'll totally kick booty next month!

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Not Just a Short Run!

Monday, March 29, 2010

As some of you may know, last summer BILLALEX70 and I met up with JAN_FRANDSEN (from Cleveland) and JOPAGH (from Pittsburgh) for some cycling in Mansfield, OH. We talked of doing something together again, only in Pittsburgh. After months of planning and organization, we ended up with 11 SP participating in an event in Pittsburgh, Just a Short Run. The event had run/walk 5k and 8.1 mile options, in addition to half marathon and 30K.

I was originally planning to run the 8.1 miles, but around the end of December I was running 6-7 miles and felt I had enough time to train for the half. With help from Jan and BOBBYD31, I created a plan, both fitness and nutrition, to get me to the finish line March 27. Along the way I joined a local (Columbus, OH) group called MiT (Marathoner in Training) that leads group runs on Saturday mornings, in addition to providing lots of great information. I do my long runs with the 10:30 pace group and love it!

So, Saturday morning arrives. The alarm on my Garmin went off at 5:00am. After sneaking into the bathroom I turn off the travel alarm (set for 5:05) and the cell phone alarm (set for 5:10). DH, kids and I were staying with a college friend of mine an hour north of the city; I am notorious for not sleeping well the night before events and missing alarms. I woke up every hour, but didn't miss the alarm! DH has been creating a tradition of getting up early with me and driving me to my meeting locations for big events. Itís nice that I don't have to add driving to my pre-event anxiety. We made it to the hotel where the other Ohio people were staying and Dennis was able to meet some more SP. After giving him my "stuff" and parting with my coat (did I mention it was really cold? 22 degrees!!), he headed back north to get the kids and their Uncle David.

Meanwhile, Jan, his wife Cathy, QUIDDITCHGRRL, LYNNANN43 and I piled into Bill's truck to drive to the start. Many thanks to Bob and his wife Anne (MIAMIA7) for "sharing" their parking space with us right across the street from the start! There we also met up with CALIDREAMER76 and PATRICLES43. Driving in we were afforded a view of "the hill." I also learned then that it was in Mile 1! Talk about a warm-up! But before we took off for the hill, we spent an hour trying to find/create any heat we could. Also participating were DJS-DEBBIE, PRETTYKITTY26 and ROSENJ1965.

My goal was to run 10:00/miles. I did, for the first mile. Lol Iím also notorious for pushing myself and when I saw the mile 2 split of 9:15 on my Garmin I knew I had better rein it in or I was going to be in trouble. So the splits were: 10:02, 9:15, 9:29, 9:44, 9:46, 9:40, 9:47, 9:36, 9:53, 9:48, 9:20, 9:50, and 8:53. Chip time was 2:07:10! Around mile 9 I could feel myself slowing and as I was thinking about how to counter that, I saw a gold van with Ohio plates coming down the street toward me. Just as I needed some motivation my family arrived! I was waving at them and they were waving back! That propelled me the last several miles to the last turn where I heard all of the SP who had already finished their races cheering me to the finish. When I crossed the line Dennis and the kids were there. Thomas ran up to me to give me a hug and Gregory wanted to see my medal! Lol Adelaide was unfazed by all of the commotion.

After everyone finished their respective races, we parted ways only to meet up again for lunch. As much as I love that my family was along to celebrate this milestone with me, I wish that I had had more time to talk with everyone else, get to know them, and their stories, better. While at lunch, we figured out that as a group, we have lost 1,000lbs! We also had many firsts and PRís at the race. Anyone who has the opportunity to meet other SP should jump at the chance. You have nothing to lose, but many friends to gain.

This wouldnít be complete without thanks to Bill and Bob for organizing things in their respective states. And to John, next time you will have to be there, too! Hereís to the OhPa crew for all of your many, many accomplishments
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Shalom,
Anne

  
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JUSTTRIING 4/10/2010 3:12PM

    It was so nice meeting you today Ann. Who knew we were running in the same training group this whole winter session!

Your first HM time was amazing! You will have many more great races in your future. Hopefully you will be running with us again this summer!

Molly

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TORTUETOO 3/31/2010 10:42AM

    Sounds like a great race - awesome time! emoticon

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GIGI1222 3/31/2010 9:31AM

    WOW!!! What a great race. I can only hope to hold a 10 min pace. You are so lucky to have a running group to train with.

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KIMIKO75 3/30/2010 12:32PM

    Wow, what a great experience. Thank you for sharing this!

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LYNNANN43 3/30/2010 11:08AM

    I'm so glad you & your family made the drive to Pittsburgh! You're such an amazing inspiration to me since that was my first 5K:D

Best of luck to you with all of your upcoming races!
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BILLALEX70 3/30/2010 11:00AM

    I'd say that's a great recap. I didn't know that the family showed in time to cheer that last lap; how cool.

If neither of us had taken that chance to meet we'd have missed out on some great times together. Our families have become more than just acquaintances, we've become extensions of family.

Way to go on the half! You definitely earned your nickname on Saturday; the Terminator!

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DEEJ4FITNESS 3/30/2010 10:56AM

    Wow ANNE, thanks!!! Had to laugh as I recall lying awake night b4 every race n setting multiple alarms. Sounds like we're at a similar pace too so I'm very encouraged. You ran an AWESOME race!!!

Met some of these incredible Sparkers myself at the Cinci convention and feel blessed to have them in my life daily on Spark n to have future gatherings to look forward to. Miami 2011; I'm SO in!

GREAT BLOG!

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 3/30/2010 10:33AM

    WOW!! What a fabulous time! that is so fast!! When's your next race??? Congrats!

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SUGIRL06 3/30/2010 7:36AM

    That is so awesome! Thanks for sharing!
~Ang

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CASSIOEPIA 3/29/2010 10:53PM

    Anne - sounds like a great race, with a fantastic time! I would say for your first race that you ROCKED IT!!!

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KAYAKID 3/29/2010 10:24PM

    Anne3, You did awesome! even though we have only got aquainted on the RR thread. I can tell we will become great friends and get to run together sometime. Maybe Miami in 2011? I am going to try to make that event. You ran a good race and very consistent great job! I hope to be around the same time as you.

I loved your blog and its great to meet with spark buddies. We have a great group here in the Portland, Oregon area. We recently ran a 10k together ther was 6 of us and I did blog about it a couple weeks ago. We have formed a spark HTC team and are going to run the relay as a complete spark team.

We will have 12 spark runners 3 from california and 2 from Canada (Penny and Trish) and Nancy is coming from Texas. It will be a fun event. good luck to your future races and stay healthy!

again great Job!
Mike


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DJS-DEBBIE 3/29/2010 9:57PM

    It was great meeting you!

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AMCG2002 3/29/2010 9:55PM

    John,
Oops! I just edited the blog with my time - chip time 2:07:10!! Sorry you're still not running. :-(
Anne

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BOBBYD31 3/29/2010 9:53PM

    anne3 it was great to meet you finally! (and you family they are really wonderful, too funny when you said about DH is starting to get this spark thing) you ran a very good race saturday, what a way to start off the race season with a HM. thanks for coming to PA to run with us, it is always so much fun to make new spark friends. anne and i will have to make a trip to columbus this summer for a run.

go Ohpa!!!!

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JOPAPGH 3/29/2010 9:47PM

    Thanks for the shout out. Sounds like you did great. What was your final time?

I would not have been able to run, so spending the time with my son in Boston worked out well.

Stay injury free, run smart and don't forget to taper, taper, taper. Have a great second half in Cinci.

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First outdoor run of 2010!!

Monday, March 01, 2010

Yesterday, Sunday, I visited my beloved Fleet Feet to make the final acquisitions for my cold weather running. Yes, I know it's now March, but I really wasn't that interested in going out when everything was snow-covered. Jean is my go-to salesperson who can always seem to help me find what I need and be most cost effective about it. We finally found a mock-T that didn't feel like it was going to choke me or chafe me by mile 2. I also found a lovely half-zip mock-t that had a little bit of wind resistance to it, but not the warmth of a jacket. The weather wasn't supposed to be horrible today, so I was practically giddy Sunday evening at the thought of being able to exercise outside again.

I dressed in my fleece lined tights (actually for cycling but will do double duty for me), mock-t, half-zip mock(both of which have the nifty pockets I can pull over my fingers so I'm not stuck carrying my mittens after a mile), those 360* ear covers, and to drop the boys off at school, my Lands' End Polartec 300 jacket. I was comfortable and warm. And when I caught a glimpse of myself in a window I did a double-take. OMG, I actually looked kind of like a runner!! I'm feeling comfy, and looking good, but how is it going to be running outside? My half schedule had me running an easy 5 miles today. I'm thinking that since I haven't run outside since December, I'm going to do a 4-mile route that I know, see how I feel and if I can/ want to, I can add .5-mile increments around the building that houses my gym. This is also the first time using my Garmin with the GPS enabled. LOL! emoticon

I decide to find a pace that seems comfortable. I hit the 1-mile mark and my Garmin beeps at me, 9:15!! I'm feeling great, so I just keep going. Second mile, 9:18; third mile, 9:21, fourth mile, 9:19, fifth mile, 9:31!! I couldn't believe how good it felt running outside. I had been doing my lsd runs at 11:00/mile and I didn't feel nearly as tired doing this run as my 6-mile tm run on Saturday. The run felt amazing and the feedback I got with my Garmin was awesome!

I was really worried about making the transition to running outside, especially since my half is at the end of March. Now I'm feeling much more comfortable and confident that I'm not completely crazy.

After the run I changed, did my strength training and had a 30-minute stretching session with a trainer. Hamstrings are doing better, not perfect, but better. However, he said my IT bands were really tight. Childbirth wasn't as bad as when he was using "the stick" on them. I guess I'm really going to have to work on foam-rolling with both feet off of the ground...

So there we go! First outside run of 2010 and it was great!

PS If it is gently sleeting for the first 1.5 miles, does that count as a snow globe run? lol

  
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BILLALEX70 3/2/2010 10:53AM

    Oh, girly!

Some of die-hards were out on New Years Day at 10 degrees. And that's the last time I will plan that! I've drawn the line at 20 degrees with the wind. Glad you got out and had a great run. Being outdoors always frees my spirit and drops my pace; albeit nowhere near yours.

Glad you found some outdoor gear and are getting ready for the half. I know you'll rock it!

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COOPSM 3/1/2010 9:02PM

    Great job Anne--nice to hear that you finally were able to get outside!!! You are going to do great!!!

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QUIDDITCHGRRL 3/1/2010 3:44PM

    I was *so* mad that I forgot my hoodie today!!!!! emoticon

But then again, I did need to do my strength training...but maaaaaaaaan, it was nice out. emoticon

(Nice being a subjective term meaning "not snow-bound"!)

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BOBBYD31 3/1/2010 2:53PM

    nice pace anne you are really going to do well at the half at the end of the month. it is always easier to run outside after being on the mill all winter. can't wait to meet you in 4 weeks.

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SUGIRL06 3/1/2010 2:42PM

    That is awesome!!! I can't wait for spring. Lots of outdoor running. My running schedule is going to rotate around weather.com.
~Ang
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MIAMIA7 3/1/2010 2:38PM

    Anne-ah not a snow globe run but a perhaps a slippery run! Way to go. That is a great time! You are going to rock your half. Make sure you get some hill training in also. I believe there are a few of those on this course. I am going to try and get out on the course sometime this month to be better prepared. So glad you enjoyed the winter run! I am going to go out this week because Bobby and I are doing a 5k on Saturday. As long as the doctor allows! Sounds like you are all ready!
Anne

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I did it! I actually completed one of these surveys.

Monday, February 22, 2010

In the interest of brevity, I will just say this was stolen from various members of the RR.


When's the last time you ran? Monday morning - an easy 4.5 miles along with my strength training.

Do your jeans have rips, tears, and holes in them? Nope.

What are you dreading right now? Wednesday. We have a very tight schedule from 3:15 until we get home for dinner at 6:35. I always feel like as soon as I get through one there's another on around the corner!

Do you get the full 8 hours of sleep a night? I have three kids, a husband and a house - Ha! The last time I slept that much I had bronchitis.

If anyone came to your house on your "lazy days" what would ya'll do? Leave them with my kids so I could sleep or run errands.

Who last grabbed your butt? Hmm. I think it may have been a gay friend at a holiday party. Long story, but DH was there...

Have you ever been on your school's track team? Yes, I was never very fast (fastest mile was 6:57 in 1988.),but they had a "no cut" policy. If you didn't make the field of three for sprints you ran the 800m and 1600m.

Do you own a pair of Converse? Nope.

Do you eat raw cookie dough? Of course!! It may be the best part of baking cookies.

Have you ever kicked a vending machine? No.

How do you eat Oreos? Dunked in cold milk.

Could you live without a computer? When a friend took our desktop to upgrade it two years ago I lasted 22 hours before I ran out and bought my laptop. So, no.

Do you wear your shoes in the house? No shoes in the house.

Who or what sleeps with you? Dennis, plus occasionally a child, and almost always Molly the cat (under the covers next to my stomach - dh hates that!).

At what age did you find out that Santa wasn't real? I think it was about 3rd or 4th grade.

How many phones, house phones and cell phones are in your house? Four house phones, two working cell phones and dh's Blackberry for work.

What do you do when you're sad? It depends, but I usually don't have time to dwell on it.

Last time you saw your best friend? Now, he's sitting at the other end of the sofa.

What jewelry are you wearing? None.

Is anyone on your bad side now? Nope.

What's the first thing you do when you get online? Check my email, SP ad Yahoo headlines.

Where do you work? Theoretically, at home, but I'm rarely there. lol

What are you doing tomorrow? Going to P/T conference for Gregory at 8:30am and then hopefully, going out with a friend who is having a really tough time right now. Not sure about the afternoon, but at 8:00pm I'm going to the group trainer ride at my bike shop.

When was the last time you left your house? This evening to go to choir rehearsal.

Do you return your cart? Always.

Do you have a dishwasher? You bet! And occasionally it leaves little spots on the kitchen floor, which distresses me greatly.

What noise do you hear? Nothing, but I'm sure I just jinxed the rest of the night now.

Would you survive in prison? I'm too much of a rules-follower to end up in prison, I think. But I guess that means that I would survive since I wouldn't make trouble. Hmm...

Do you know anyone with the same name as you? Let's see, there are two other Anne's on the RR team alone. My best girlfriend, her MIL (also a friend) and another friend. And we all spell it the same.

What's the last thing you purchased? A Starbuck's double tall skinny vanilla latte, sub with one pump of White Chocolate Mocha. 9 grams of protein!!

What brand are your pants right now? GAP sexy skinny size 4 jeans

What irritates you most on the internet? People who use the wrong words (which/witch, who/whose/whom...). Spell check doesn't catch everything; you must proofread.

What song best describes your life right now? Right now? Brahms' Lullaby

Do you own expensive perfume/cologne? Nope. I'm allergic to most fragrances.

Are you taking college classes right now? My gosh, no! I'm not going back to school until my Master's is paid off, so that will be when I'm about 55, but then I'll have kids in college...

Do you like sushi? Nope. I'm allergic to shellfish, so that severely restricts the options.

Do you get your hair cut every month? It's a family outing every four weeks.

Do you go online everyday? Definitely

  
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MIAMIA7 3/1/2010 2:43PM

    O.K. now you are scaring me! I am allergic to shellfish too! Now all I need to hear is you have 4 sisters and I will know you are my twin!
Anne

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IPA-RAY 2/23/2010 6:50AM

    Good post.

As a Community Member, sort of a WalMart Greeter to new Sparkers, I am amazed at how many say they have joined here to loose some weight!
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BILLALEX70 2/23/2010 6:37AM

    Isn't that sweet...best friend...aw.

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