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Race Report: Orange County Classic 10K

Sunday, June 16, 2013

The Orange County Classic 10K has been going on for years and years and years. So I always knew about it, race weekend was always big coverage in the local newspaper. So when I decided to do it this year, it was a victory for me. I had *never* imagined that I would be in good enough shape to enter this race. 6 miles for fatty me? Eek!

This race has African guest runners. 'nuff said.

Training was ...not good at best, spotty at worst. But I've gotten tired of complaining here on SP that "oh, I'm not ready, I'm worried" blah, blah, blah. BORING! I am The Optimist. I embrace my possibilities, acknowledge my weaknesses and have a personal mission to inspire others. We are the poor masses, pounding out 10 minute miles. We are the middle-aged, never-before athletes. Sorry, we dont stand a snowballs chance of beating the 20 something fresh from college kid. The only thing we can beat is our own demons and our own time.

Once you accept this truth - you are racing against yourself - life gets alot more exciting.

But back to the course. I ran into someone at the starting line that was at the "Just Tri It" Triathlon in Monroe NY last year. She said she has run the Classic every year for 10 years, but she hasnt run more than a mile in 6 months. 4 kids and a new full time job. "The only exercise I've gotten is running up and down the stairs with laundry!" Plus she had just gotten off a 12 hour shift at work. But she was still there! She said dont try to hang with her because she was just focusing on completing. That was nice.

She warned me about the hills. Oh dear she was right. But it was such a lovely route, families with sprinklers that you could run through, went through a park at one point. A circle route, which I like more than out and back courses.

The Africans finished in 29 minutes. Seriously. If I compared myself to that I would be depressed and angry. My goal time was 54 minutes and not to walk. Failed on both parts (Damn you hills!) Final time was 66 minutes and there were lots of walk breaks. But I was out there and inspired to keep going. After the race, I got a chance to hang with the president of the local runners club and am going to join.

DH was feeling poorly from a weekend shift so he opted to stay home with child. So no pictures.

I really want to encourage everyone to sign up for some kind of race this year. There are 5Ks almost every weekend if you know where to look. Its so much fun to challenge yourself and the camaraderie of the race is so motivating. Dont focus on the finish line, focus on the starting line. High five the spectators and say thank you to the volunteers. Run your own race. Dont stress if you have to walk a bit. Its better than nothing at all.

  
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FITFORMYFAMILY 6/17/2013 4:23PM

    Good job on getting out there! It sounds like you think of yourself as slow, but I'd be delighted if I could finish a hilly 6k in that amount of time. Maybe this summer... :)

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LESLIELENORE 6/17/2013 12:17AM

    I just want to keep up with Doglady13 when we run the 5k in two weeks.

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THESB25 6/16/2013 7:43PM

    That's so awesome! You're right: we only need to race against ourselves. Great job!

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BIGPAWSUP 6/16/2013 11:51AM

    Great job! I'm happy for you.

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LIFEISPURRFECT 6/16/2013 10:12AM

    Middle age runners rock! We've got years of life experience over those 20-somethings! "Sorry, we dont stand a snowballs chance of beating the 20 something fresh from college kid. The only thing we can beat is our own demons and our own time." - I love this quote!! How truly spoken.

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DOGLADY13 6/16/2013 10:01AM

    Yeah! Yahoo! You rock! The Optimist RULES!

Seems like we are both in the same place. Remember the glory days of 10 minute miles last summer? Going back to work put a serious cramp in my training schedule. Not so much the time as having time and energy concurrently. LOL. I think we'll be good company when (if?) we do the West Point triathlon in August.

I can totally relate to walking the hills. That has become my strategy. Run as far as I can up the hills, then walk the rest, at the top, start running again.

Nonetheless, you are rocking the self-confidence, you wear your weight loss very well, my dear and you continue to inspire the rest of us.

(cue up that cheesy song "Thank You For Being My Friend" and pass the tissues.)

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DOGLADY13 6/16/2013 10:00AM

    Yeah! Yahoo! You rock! The Optimist RULES!

Seems like we are both in the same place. Remember the glory days of 10 minute miles last summer? Going back to work put a serious cramp in my training schedule. Not so much the time as having time and energy concurrently. LOL. I think we'll be good company when (if?) we do the West Point triathlon in August.

I can totally relate to walking the hills. That has become my strategy. Run as far as I can up the hills, then walk the rest, at the top, start running again.

Nonetheless, you are rocking the self-confidence, you wear your weight loss very well, my dear and you continue to inspire the rest of us.

(cue up that cheesy song "Thank You For Being My Friend" and pass the tissues.)

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KRISZTA11 6/16/2013 10:00AM

    emoticon to your race!

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FITFOODIE806 6/16/2013 9:18AM

    Nice work!! Always compare yourself to yourself. That's the best way to race and you did an awesome job.

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ROXYZMOM 6/16/2013 8:59AM

    Very good! Sounded fun!

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LINDAKAY228 6/16/2013 8:18AM

    Congratulations on getting it done! The only time I tried a 10K, a few years ago, I think it took me an hour and 26 minutes. But one day I'm going to try again. I've done several 5k's. I'm not fast but I do it for fun. The 10k and one small 5k I was dead last. But I finished both of them. You did very well I think!

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ONEKIDSMOM 6/16/2013 8:13AM

    No pics but you still have memories! And you ran your own race! emoticon emoticon emoticon Sounds like a winning day to me!

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Seeking Biking Advice

Saturday, June 01, 2013

My job is a total of 3 miles from my house. Occasionally I have to carry things, but usually its just me an my lunch. I would really like to start biking. Does any Sparkers have advice on this: particularly not arriving at work as a sweaty mess? Do you bring clothes and change or just try to take it easy. Where do you park? How do you broach the topic with your boss, do I even need to?

Thanks Biking Sparkers!

  
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REIKKA 6/13/2013 1:44AM

    Go for it! I bike twice as much every day. There's no shower, unfortunately. The previous European country I lived in had it in the law to provide a shower for the workers, but there's no such law here in Germany. So I just clean up a bit in a restroom and add deodorant.

Commuting by bike is an excellent stress management tool.



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HILLSLUG98239 6/7/2013 9:54AM

    I commute by bike most days. I wear biking gear on the bike because I wear suits in the office. My ride is about 9 miles. While I do sweat (even when it's in the 20s), it's less of an issue than people think. I keep a microfiber towel at work to wipe off my sweaty spots .My hair is fine, so it dries very quickly. Fresh sweat normally doesn't stink, so I don't stink.

If you're concerned about stinking, consider using baby wipes to clean up when you get to work.

I'm lucky to have a good work situation. I have my own office, so I store my bike in my office. (It can be a conversation starter!) I'm required to have a car at work, so I ride in on Monday with suits & lunches for the week, and then leave my car there all week. (It's a 1998 Ford Escort. I'm not terribly concerned about it being stolen.) You may not be so lucky, but if you tweak a few things you'll probably find you can ride to work.

I always tell people to try it once or twice: they may be surprised at how easy it is. Even if you only ride once a week, you cut your commuting costs by 20%.

Ask around - there may be others at your workplace who commute by bike. They can give you advice about routes & pitfalls. Also, see if your employer has a commute trip reduction plan. I work for a rural county that doesn't care about pollution, parking, or traffic issues, so no CTR. But when I worked for the State, it paid me $20 a month if I used an alternative to a single-occupancy motor vehicle eight times a month.

Good luck!

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MISSG180 6/5/2013 10:42PM

    I regularly bike 10 miles to court. I clean up in the bathroom and go.

3 miles is not far. Start slow, and give yourself plenty of time. You can do this!

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DOGLADY13 6/4/2013 10:45PM

    Hubster had a job that he biked 9 miles to. He brought clothes with him and did a quick freshening up with a wash cloth and small hand towel. Work out sweat is "cleaner" than the nervous sweat the builds up during the work day.

With only a 3 mile ride, you can probably get away with a package of baby wipes at work and a clean shirt.

Really, think about how sweaty you get going outside during recess or if you ran an errand during the day. You'd just let the sweat cool you off and move on with the day, right?

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BECKYANNE1 6/2/2013 8:45AM

    DH bikes to work and he usually takes a change of clothes. Being only 3 miles shouldn't be that big of an issue unless where you live it is extremely hot. Here in MN, biking is big and many people ride their bikes to work. Like someone else said, give it a
try, maybe on the weekend or something and see how it goes and remember to WEAR A HELMET!

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KRISZTA11 6/2/2013 6:14AM

    Biking to work is so much better than driving!
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The only time I used to bike to work was during summer at my 5th year of university.
I don't bike that much since, but I would like to point out that biking is much "cooler" than running: a warm weather that would make you sweat profusely running, will not do the same when you are biking.
In my city many people go to work biking, in casual wear business attire, and don't need a shower after that.
3 miles is not too much for a bike ride, you may be able to do that without needing to change at all.

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FITFOODIE806 6/2/2013 6:10AM

    DH bikes to work everyday. He loves it because anything that is stressful is wiped away by the time he gets home. Gotta love endorphins!
I'd do a practice ride. Medium effort and see how you feel when you get there. I'd think a change of shirt & bra would be enough after 3 miles.
I'd get a pannier. Backpacks make me warmer. Have fun!!

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HORSESX4 6/2/2013 3:27AM

    Good luck...sounds like it should be fun...

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ROXYZMOM 6/1/2013 9:36PM

    Link with SpeedyDog. He is the expert

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LUVS2BIKE101 6/1/2013 9:04PM

    If parking bike outdoors, be sure to chain lock both wheels as well as frame to a secured post/rack/tree. My husband secured front wheel and frame to a fence but not the rear wheel. We left it unattended for 10 minutes and came back to find rear wheel missing. Be sure to have your front and rear lights illuminated (strobe if possible), even in daytime. And, wear bright orange vest or some neon colors to be noticeable. Dismount at each intersection. Can you tell safety is tops on my list????
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KATRINAKAT23 6/1/2013 8:24PM

  I just bought a bike last Saturday. I haven't used it yet because it has been rainy and very windy. I too am going to start riding my bike to work. Good luck and I hope you enjoy your bike riding.

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JPONCIN 6/1/2013 8:16PM

    You totally can ride 3 miles to work. Good for you! I'm going to be doing it in the fall too, at the school I'll be student teaching at. I'm going to make a math lesson plan out of it too...how much will the teacher save in gas per day if she rides her bike to school? How much carbon? It's going to be fun. :)

There are all kinds of pannier bags you can put on your bike that you can carry stuff in. I don't have one, but I've seen my friends' bags and they are nice, and it's easy to take them off when you get there. I usually just bring all my stuff in a backpack.

You should be able to freshen yourself up and change your clothes when you get there. If you're working in a school, you shouldn't have any problem locking your bike up on a bike rack.

I do have a friend who has a super awesome bike with a ton of stuff on it, and she has had some problems with people trying to steal it...so definitely don't have too flashy of a bike! My commuter bike is very plain Jane, and no one looks twice at it...and I go to a university with 20,000+ kids there.

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ONEKIDSMOM 6/1/2013 7:58PM

    Some of this depends on climate, schedule and how supportive your town / employer are. I live 6.5 - 7.2 miles from work (depending on route) and when I bike commute it's usually Summer. So I leave plenty early both because it's cooler then and to allow time to wash up and change in the ladies' before starting my work day. Some folks have shower facilities at work, but I don't. I'm lucky (if you can call it that) to be post-menopause and don't have a huge perspiration / odor issue.

I usually take easily roll-up/foldable comfy clothing to change into for work... and wear my biking shorts and sporty bra, shoes etc. for my ride. Store work shoes in your desk if you have to.

Give it a try. It might just work. 3 miles is a nice bike commute. Didn't we do this as kids going to school? emoticon

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LESLIELENORE 6/1/2013 7:33PM

    I hope you get some good advice! I would think it would be very doable. Way to go!

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JANELMARIESTAR 6/1/2013 7:31PM

    I am not a biker yet! Because I am too big but I just want to say emoticon emoticon emoticon

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A few thoughts from yesterday's trail run

Monday, May 27, 2013

Yesterday I did the trail run at my MILs house. Its been a while, and I remembered having an epiphany last year on this exact trail. (Blog date is Aug 6th "Aliens have eaten my brain") I realized that running was coming easier.

Now that was after a summer of running and working hard. Yesterdays run was not nearly as easy - so for curiosity I looked up my time for that "easy" run vs yesterday's harder run.

Both times: 27 min.

**blink-blink**

I feel this is significant, although I'm not sure exactly how.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

I am powerful beyond measure. Perhaps a marathon in a few years is not such an insane idea.....but I want to get past the HM this year first before I commit!

  
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BIGPAWSUP 5/29/2013 7:59PM

    You are doing such a wonderful job. You really need to be proud of yourself.

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DOGLADY13 5/27/2013 7:50PM

    My run times have slowed down a little from this time last year. I think it is mostly from weight gain. For me the surprise is always when I get in the pool. It was so stinking hard last year and I worked and worked at it. Now, I don't like it, but swimming isn't hard anymore. It just is.

Regardless, you are an amazing woman and you often come to mind when I am out waddling around town or biking along a trail.

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LESLIELENORE 5/27/2013 2:34PM

    emoticon Once I get past this first 5k, I am thinking a HM might be my next goal. I believe I can do it, and that is the most important step.

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FITFOODIE806 5/27/2013 9:39AM

    I think that you are a much stronger runner than you think you are.

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ONEKIDSMOM 5/27/2013 7:52AM

    Love it: "There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you."



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REIKKA 5/27/2013 7:38AM

    Thanks! Your blog writing today is exactly what I needed. My weight has a lot to do with the fear you talk about. I have experiences when I have been a centre of positive feedback and what do I do? My reaction is to over-eat!

Really,I got so much to think about now. But you also gave me a glimpse of hope. Maybe I can be liberated from all the fear.

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A fine day to bake some bacon

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Bacon??!? I can hear the teeming millions gasp. Bacon is verboten on this website. Its evil incarnate! Delicious, fatty, smokey bacon....

Bacon is definitely a "sometimes food" I only buy it 1-2x per year. And today was a perfect day to handle the prep. Its cool and dampish, great excuse for firing the oven.

1) on a rimmed baking sheet, put a cookie cooling rack.
2) lay out the bacon. Top with a second cooling rack.
3) In a cold oven, bake the bacon. 350 for ~30 min for slightly chewy bacon, or for "storing" partially cooked in the freezer. Go to 400 for super crisp bacon ready to eat (a great trick for brunch parties when you are feeding a crowd)

The fat drips off the bacon. Once you drain it on paper towels, you have the "healthiest" bacon possible. Its still a sometimes food, but you can feel better about eating it those times.

Bonus: no messy bacon splatters on stovetop or microwave!

For my southern friends: you can save the bacon grease in the normal way. (My MIL puts a bit on top of her chicken before roasting it. AMAZING.)

Store cooled bacon in the freezer and reheat for 1-2 min in the pan. Or I'll put a few pieces on top of the toast and let it reheat in the toaster oven.

  
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RAINA413 5/28/2013 10:12AM

    You have got me SO hungry now!!!

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TRI_BABE 5/21/2013 11:51PM

    I used to like burned bacon, a long time ago. Is that gross??? emoticon

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JPONCIN 5/20/2013 5:35PM

    Thanks so much! What a great way to make it so it's not so bad for you. I'm not a big fan of bacon, but my husband can't live without it.

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GINGERHAWK 5/20/2013 10:43AM

    Though I'm a veg head, my husband taught me the bacon in the oven trick a bit ago for when we have company over. It's so much easier than the pan frying my Mom used to do!

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HIKINGFIT 5/20/2013 7:01AM

    great idea on how to cook bacon, thanks.

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KRISZTA11 5/20/2013 5:06AM

    I love a slice of crispy bacon with two eggs for breakfast once in a while,
when I get bored of my usual oatmeal and oranges. Delicious!
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OVERWORKEDJANET 5/20/2013 4:55AM

    Ah, bacon.
I can have one slice and be satisfied.
It covers all the senses.
Hear it sizzle, smell the aroma, see it all brown and crisp, the taste stays on your tongue and your fingers feel the grease 'cause you stole it from the plate!

A treat to be sparingly eaten.

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BESCATS 5/19/2013 3:53PM

    I'll have to try baking it. Never have, and do hate the mess it makes on the stovetop. We don't eat it much, but sounds like a great way to cook lots, and store in freezer. Thanks for the information. emoticon

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LESLIELENORE 5/19/2013 2:47PM

    I LOVE bacon, but I only it once or twice a year. Of I don't buy it I don't eat it. lol

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SIMONEKP 5/19/2013 11:47AM

    Bacon is sometime food in my house and we had it yesterday and today for breakfast in the form of an egg, kale and bacon fritatta.

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EXOTEC 5/19/2013 11:40AM

    Bacon may be "verboten" on THIS site...but it's definitely a must-have in LOTS of other places! Like my kitchen, for example. We buy the big value packs at Sam's and bake it all up (in the oven) at once, then put it in zipper bags in the 'fridge. Pig candy! mmmmm We eat it as snacks all the time. I've found the best way to "refresh" refrigerated cooked bacon is just to put a couple slices on "toast" in the toaster oven. YUM nice-n-crispy!

Don't fear the fats. We've been deceived. Fats (good ones, like bacon) are good for you. And it borders on blasphemy to discard bacon renderings! save that stuff. I use it for all sorts of cooking. I start my sautees in it, caramelize onions in it, drizzle it into garlic cloves to roast, sear roasts in it, add it as a final flavoring to grilled steaks (or chicken, or seafood...) wrap meatloaf in bacon strips, make my own chicken or meat roulades wrapped or filled with it; I can't imagine being without bacon strips OR bacon renderings. Talk about deprivation! haha

Indulge! emoticon


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DOGLADY13 5/19/2013 10:53AM

    What can you say about bacon? It's so stinkin' good. I can't remember the last time I had it in the house. Years. If it is offered on an appetizer, I'll take a piece and leave it at one. Fortunately bacon is one of those really good foods that I'm satisfied with just one piece.

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ADARKARA 5/19/2013 10:50AM

    I bake mine too! And bacon is never verboten in my house!

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LULUBELLE65 5/19/2013 10:39AM

    The great thing about bacon is that a little bit goes a long way. Yeah, you need to eat 3-4 slices to really feel satisfied at a meal, and that's not a great way to use calories, but those same 3-4 slices can flavor a whole pot of soup, or top a casserole that serves 6--suddenly you have all of the bacony goodness at much less cost to your waistline.

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MJLUVSANIMALS 5/19/2013 10:35AM

    Your right bacon is a very bad choice. I love it, but it like other fatty foods doesn't love me. My thought, I wouldn't stop at once or twice a year. The way you make it, is the best way to keep it as healthy it can possibly be. I used to have the unhealthy breakfast on Sunday, for brunch it would be the works. They do have Turkey bacon, but it gags me, and it still has all the man made ingredients in it as well, so it seems to me to be as unhealthy as regular bacon. Actually the real threat in bacon is the sodium 188mg per slice. I do know that it is acceptable for the Atkins diet.

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VONBLACKBIRD 5/19/2013 10:02AM

    We do bacon occasionally especially when the jalapenos are harvested. I love making "hot poppers"...I say all things in moderation..

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BIGPAWSUP 5/19/2013 9:57AM

    that's a very cool way to make your bacon! Enjoy.

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SNS1968 5/19/2013 9:54AM

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LITTLETEALOVER 5/19/2013 9:38AM

    I always cook my bacon on the stove top...never thought of baking it. I had bacon for breakfast this morning. But, like you, I eat it very rarely.



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Race Report: Spring Dual Against CF

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Once upon a time there was a little boy named Eammon who was born with Cystic Fibrosis. Its a genetic disorder where your lung goo is extra thick and you are basically strangling on snot your entire life.

You have a mother who loves you, because hey, who wouldnt, and because she's frustrated with your disease she decided to hold a fundraiser for CF research. Only she doesnt have a raffle or a charity ball or even a 5K. No. Eammon's mother is a Type A Overachiever. (I like her already) She organizes a Duathalon in the village of New Paltz, NY.



Entry is limited to 150 people, the run courses (2 miles each for leg 1 & 3) are along a rail trail (meaning **dead flat**) and the bike course is through some of the prettiest spring countryside you could see. We were inbetween farms and the Wallkill River the whole time. I saw hawks! People fishing! Horses. And did I mention this was pretty darned flat too.


Look! It's a terrible selfie with the transition area in the background.

There were no numbers on the bike racks, but they weren't necessary because it wasn't overcrowded with hyper-competitive jerks. I scored a spot on the end and used a nearby low-wall to put my nibbles.

Nutrition this race continued to be a peanut butter and jelly sandwich 1 hour before gun. Works like a charm for me. Fitness has been rough with a long, cold snowy winter and a new job putting a major crimp on my time. Mostly, I was in this for ... um the fun of it.

Ok, now y'all think I really am loopy for calling a duathalon fun. But hey, some people have strange hobbies.

Anyway, running continues to be my strongest area 17 min for 1st 2 miles, 22 min for last 2 miles. Bike continues to be my weakness, 55 min for 12 miles. Roads were open but lightly traveled and intersections were well monitored. Many people pass me. I comfort myself with the knowledge that getting back out of the parking lot will not be a logjam. Everyone else will be gone by the time I'm done!


Chips? Race this small dont need no stinkin' timing chip. Its one wave. This guy has the official clock around his neck. They record your number as you come in and out.


And I finished. Actually this photo is a total lie. My sister took advantage of the gorgeous weather to go hike something called Gertrude's Nose in the 'Gunks. I had no support squad. It had to happen sometime. After I finished and caught my breath, I asked a random stranger to take my picture as I ran across the finish line again. 'cause I knew you would want to see it. Shh. Dont tell anyone. This will be our little secret, ok?

And now that the race is over I can reap my reward. This is the omelet I asked my father to make with eggs and potato. He does an amazing Tortilla Espanol and this one was OUTSTANDING.


And Eammon. Lets not forget about Eammon. Not only was this a terrific race: well organized, small enough, beginner friendly course...how can you not love a race where this is on the sign in table:


Wishing you a successful racing season:
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DOGLADY13 5/19/2013 10:59AM

    Isn't it wonderful the confidence we have? Last year we worked and worked and worked to be ready for The Big Race(s). This year, we're both kinda "meh... yeah, I can do it. I may not rock it like last year, but so what? I'm still great."

Of course, I'd like to have more time to be in better shape, but nonetheless, I am thrilled with the confidence I have in my abilities to push myself to run/bike/swim harder and know that I can do it.

I'm still planning on that West Point thing. Just sayin'.

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TRI_BABE 5/11/2013 11:55AM

    Good cause! Good for you, too!! emoticon

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OVERWORKEDJANET 5/11/2013 7:55AM

    Great blog and good for you!

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HILLSLUG98239 5/10/2013 6:20PM

    I ride in the CFF Cycle for Life in support of Team Nathan. Nathan is the son of a colleague whose mutation does not respond to Kalydeco. But he's eligible for a trial combining Kalydeco with other meds.

I do my best to get the word out that the CFF deserves support because CFF doesn't get the research dollars that other conditions & diseases do. CF only affects about 30,000 people in the US. While I'm grateful for that, it means it's not a priority for research dollars. (Which is heartbreaking for the parents whose first child has CF, meaning their only child has CF and will likely not outlive them.)

Thank you for participating in this event - I hope you'll do more CF events. emoticon

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FITFOODIE806 5/10/2013 7:32AM

    So cool! Sounds like a great experience for a cause. Sounds like fun to me!!

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OWL_20 5/10/2013 6:21AM

    Sounds like a fabulous race to go and be a part of...and for a great cause, too.

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PMRUNNER 5/10/2013 6:02AM

    Thanks for sharing!

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KRISZTA11 5/10/2013 4:48AM

    Thank you for the race report and pictures!
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BIGPAWSUP 5/9/2013 11:14PM

    Wonderful! Great race for a great cause!

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LESLIELENORE 5/9/2013 10:47PM

    How awesome was that! I have to get out on the bike again now that the weather is better. I love the sign!

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ONEKIDSMOM 5/9/2013 9:27PM

    What a GREAT event! Well done!

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