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1 week later...

Sunday, September 07, 2014

It's been a week since my Dumbo weekend at Disneyland, and I'm feeling great!

I took it easy on the 10K firstly because I had a half the next day, but also because my teen was participating. I should have disregarded the fact he was there. The next race, I'm cutting him loose. He *walked fast* while I was doing my jog intervals. He's so cut loose the next race. Despite taking it 'easy' I was only 1 min slower than my 10K PR...Woo hoo!

For the Half....PR baby! By almost 5 mins!!!! 3:18:42. And now, I'm a little grumpy that I didn't do it 3 mins faster...then I could use it as proof of time for the next race!

But, totally fun. SO proud of my boys...the teen ran the 10K, and the little guy ran the kids race...

  
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SHAMROCKY2K 9/13/2014 11:09PM

    emoticon Sounds like fun.. and more importantly.. great exercise!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 9/8/2014 9:18AM

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Really, it's been a year?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Seriously, I didn't realize that it's been a year since my last blog post here...

I did this one for somewhere else, and thought it was funny enough to bring to this site too....

So, just got home last night from 4 solid days of 'fun' at work. Seriously, it wasn't that bad, I enjoy my job. Things went well, nothing broke, and the flights were generic and boring. In my line of work, that's a good thing.

Praise whoever decided to put caffiene in Crystal Light. You have been my savior this week. I don't do coffee, my tummy is not a fan, and as we know from my last post, I'm trying to get off the soda train. I've been successful for another round of work. There were no red-eyes this trip, however, the 4:30 AM wake up calls take a different sort of toll. Hence, the caffienated Crystal Light.

I have been drinking more water. A LOT more water. Absolutely hitting that 8 8oz glasses a day thing. And it's been good. The only time it wasn't enough? When I decided to walk to Target from our hotel. It's only a mile and half, right? That's nothing! Right? So what if it's all uphill? Shouldn't be a problem. Except it was Texas. In August. It was 103 degrees. Humid. I'm a dumb a$$. Leisurely walk to Target? I also don't know who invented Air Conditioning, but I stood in the doorway at Target looking like a man dying of thirst must look like upon entering an aquarium. I would have fallen on my knees to the patron saint of Air Conditioning had I not thought that some eager Target employee would have called paramedics for me.

Would you believe that I walked to Target because I was looking for a swimsuit so that I could enjoy the hotel pool since I had forgotten to pack mine? How ironic. I wanted to swim when I was drowning in sweat.

I called the hotel van to come pick me up. They were nice enough to oblige...and Ramon brought me 2 16oz bottles of water. I think I might have waterboarded myself trying to drink them.



One final thought about giving up soda. What am I supposed to mix my rum with now?

  
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IFDEEVARUNS2 8/28/2014 10:38AM

    Lemon juice would be good.

Yup, that's Texas for you.

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THETURTLEBEAR 8/27/2014 9:07PM

    Time flies when you're having fun!!

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GEORGE815 8/27/2014 5:32PM

    Enough water is a good thing!

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Follow on the the 'crazy' idea...

Thursday, August 22, 2013

First off, thank you all for your awesome positive feedback! It's incredibly encouraging!

Second, I found a group on Facebook called Crazy Good Virtual Races. The entry fee for each of their races (like $25 each) go to different charities. I think there may be a bunch of those in my future.

AND I'm thinking of organizing my own virtual race to round out the fundraising requirement for my charity entry for the Dumbo Double Dare. Found several places online that will supply medals. Hmmmm.

  
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FITWITHIN 9/17/2013 1:44PM

    emoticon Go for it!

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FISEFTON 8/25/2013 11:54AM

    Great idea. I missed my 40th birthday, maybe I'll have to think of something in the next 8 years for my 50th or aim to run 50 races by my 50th birthday :o)

Don't forget that SparkPeople have a virtual 5k and 10k every week which you could do too http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/
virtual-race-home.asp



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NATPLUMMER 8/22/2013 9:54PM

    I do love virtual races....no travel :-)

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GOCELTICSGO 8/22/2013 6:13PM

    its a thought

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So, I've been thinking....aka another crazy idea

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

I read an article in one of the magazines that show up at the park dist gym about these 2 ladies that decided (separately) that for their 30th birthday, they were going to run 30 races that year....

I'm turning 40 in Sept. I'm sure you can see where this is headed.

It started my thoughts down that path of could I DO 40 races between my 40th birthday and my 41st? That's a little under 1 race a week. When I sat down and thought about it, truly broke it down, was it an attainable goal? Considering kids, and my work schedule, I thought not. BUT what if I cut it in half? Is 20 races in a year (no matter what distance) do-able? That I believe I can accomplish!

So, here it is: My goal, for my 40th year is to run 20 races. I'm already registered for 5, so I just need to find 15 more.

I see a bunch of 5K's in my future!

  
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TRIPLEGODDESS 8/26/2013 5:55PM

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ANRRN12 8/22/2013 6:36PM

    What a fun and challenging goal! You can do it!

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MWWENSIN 8/22/2013 5:44PM

    You can do it. I only race once a month to keep costs down. Check out coolrunning dot com for races in your area. They only link to registration sites that are on active dot com but you can always google the names of other races and that should get you to the registration site for the other races. You could also start a topic in a running group or local area forum in spark and I am sure people could suggest races for you. 5k registration fees run around 30 dollars per race so be prepared to spend about 600 dollars on entry fees.

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JANEMAR2 8/22/2013 5:00PM

    That is a great goal! Good Luck!

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MOMMACASSEY 8/22/2013 2:12PM

    The biggest challenge might just be finding the races to enter... I know it would be for me!

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WADINGMOOSE 8/22/2013 1:13PM

    Fantastic plan! I'm currently on the 40 races in 10 years plan :) Yours sound better.

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IFDEEVARUNS2 8/22/2013 11:39AM

    I'm sure you will do it! Great goal.

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MPETERSON2311 8/21/2013 5:57PM

    wow good luck! we're rooting for ya!

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ERICADAWN1986 8/21/2013 2:30PM

    You can do it!!! Make sure you save your receipts though! The "charity" runs can be written off as donations. At an average of $25 a pop, 20 races will set you back $500!

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PMRUNNER 8/21/2013 1:34PM

    You can do it! what a great goal! If I can get 5 races in a year, I am doing pretty well.

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SLIMMERJESSE 8/21/2013 1:23PM

    Whatever you do, have fun!

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Feeling a little dorky, but that's ok

Sunday, August 11, 2013

So, I've started carrying a jump rope with me for my work travels. I felt a little kooky just jumping, and then I started keeping track of how many times I could jump without missing (or hitting) the rope. Made it much more interesting. Like an adult combination of getting a PR in a run, and the little kid keeping count.

I didn't think much about the jumping, until I input it in the fitness tracker today. 5 mins of jumping rope (slow!) is 92 calories? Seriously? That's better than running. Dang! I need to get on this, altho my knees are currently protesting...maybe because I'm barefoot. LOL!

  
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TRIPLEGODDESS 8/20/2013 12:43PM

    emoticon Just keep jumping! Nothing wrong with letting out your inner child once in a while.

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