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Waiting for the 10k to Start...

Saturday, April 28, 2012

I got here an hour early, all checked in, now waiting for the 10k to start. I think I am as nervous as the first time I ran a 5k race! Looks like there's a lot of serious runners here. As I pulled up I thought "what did you get yourself into??" I reminded myself that I have trained and I am going to do this!! Its going to be strange not listening to music as i run. I played my running music the whole 2 hour drive down here. I am interested to see my time without it. It's about 40 degrees - no rain yet. Everyone is very friendly, I just need to calm my nerves...thank God I didn't drink coffee this morning! I think I would have a heart attack! I think I will go jog a little bit now to stretch out and calm myself down!!

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    It's so funny that you blogged before your race. As I was sitting in my car waiting for my friends to meet me at my race, I was thinking that if I would be blogging if I had a smartphone. Great minds think alike, huh?

I saw your race time in your status update, too...
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SLENDERELLA61 4/28/2012 8:33AM

    Can't wait to read all about it. I bet you did really well. Wish I could run without all the nerves, but maybe that is just part of it. Congrats on attempting a 10K. Just getting in the training for it makes you part of an elite group of people. Take care, Marsha

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FCARMICH 4/28/2012 7:40AM

  good luck

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Just signed up for my first 10k - being held this weekend...

Thursday, April 26, 2012

I kept going back and forth about signing up for this 10k - which will be my first 10K. I am running a 10k as part of a relay team for the Delaware Marathon in two weeks and wanted to run one beforehand to get the "first one" out of my system since three other people are counting on me for the next one. I went back and forth because the one saturday is over one hour away and it is supposed to be in the 50's and raining.

I again made myself press "send" so I would have to go, no matter what! I am sooo mean to myself!!

I know I will be happy when I finish it. We cannot use ipods, iphones, etc so this will also test my speed without music...should be interesting!!

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BLUE42DOWN 4/27/2012 1:33AM


(I haven't done a 10k before - nor has any race I have done had a no iPod/iPhone type rule. Is that for safety reasons?)

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RIVADERCHI 4/27/2012 12:35AM

    Yay, R.M.! You rock! I'm so proud of you for joining all these challenges. So, the 10K will be a "running meditation" kind of zen-like! Although I'm not a runner, I'm thinking of going to the Disney World half just to cheer you on! Go, girl! Run, R.M., Run! You can do it! Have fun this weekend! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FITFORMYFAMILY 4/27/2012 12:14AM

    I am sure you will do really well. I hope you have fun, and I look forward to reading your report! It's fun that we both have a race on the same day. I bet you'll run your 10K in about the same amount of time as I walk my 5K. Actually.... you'll probably beat me!

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I Signed Up For The January, 2013 Disney World 1/2 Marathon, How About You??...

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

I signed up for the Disney World 1/2 Marathon, to be held January, 2013.

I kept looking at the email over and over before I pressed "send". The Disney marathons fill up quickly. This is the 20th anniversary run. I am signed up for the Disneyland 1/2 which is being held September, 2011. It will be my first. I decided the Disney World 1/2 would give me another goal so I would keep running after the first one and not gain weight back. I have found that these goals really keep me on track. So, essentially, I made myself press "send" to keep myself in line!!

Jeff Galloway is supposed to be at this particular marathon. I have been reading his 1/2 marathon training book and am a member of the Jeff Galloway SparkPeople team. My mother has run several Disney World marathons and says that they are the best...This should be interesting.

So, here's my question to all the SparkRunners out there...who wants to join me?? Wouldn't it be fun to have a whole group of us there? I already have one SparkBuddy considering it (Karen_NY). I hope more SparkBuddies can go!!
Come on, you know you want to!!

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    How fun! I would LOVE to join you (even though I wouldn't be able to keep up with you), but I know I can't swing it. Hopefully some others will!

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EDENZMOM 4/25/2012 8:06AM

    Good for you! great way to keep the goals in check, and your weight as well. I won't be able to make it there, but we'll be thinking of you!!

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INFLATED 4/24/2012 6:50PM

    You will do it and I believe have others that will join you in running it. Chris Downie ought to talk about it on Facebook.

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ILLINIMOUSE 4/24/2012 6:03PM

  WTG! Running a Disney race is one of my goals. :)

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JUDYPOPPINS 4/24/2012 5:29PM

    emoticon That's an awesome thing to be working toward!! I'll bet you can get a bunch of sparkers to do it!! Good luck.

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Run for the House 5k

Saturday, April 21, 2012

This morning I ran my second 5k of the season. I consider these part of my training for the 10k I am running in 4 weeks. I decided to walk while I was at the water station. It was planted a lot farther than usual and it was quite a hot run. I slowed to walk and suddenly had a huge urge to pee!! Luckily the restroom was near by. I was running my best time ever before that!! I ended up with a time of 28.21. I am not walking anymore!!

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KAREN_NY 4/25/2012 12:23PM

    lol - ok, so I found this a funny story :) But congrats on an awesome time !!

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    Oh my goodness! You ran that fast with a potty break included? I think that's awesome!

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INFLATED 4/24/2012 8:02AM

    Since I got "my can" back, do you want to borrow it? You could set it up behind a tree.

The job is never finished until the paperwork is done.

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KAYLSLYNN 4/23/2012 8:21PM

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TRILLIUM22 4/23/2012 6:15PM

    What bad luck needing to pee right then. I always make a lot of trips to the bathroom before the race begins. Get a lot of grief for it, but I figure ever little bit out of my bladder before I start running the better.

28:21 is an awesome time with a bathroom break.

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INFLATED 4/23/2012 12:14AM

    Believe me, it is very hard to run holding your knees together!

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RIVADERCHI 4/22/2012 12:47AM

    Hi R. M.! Glad you stayed hydrated! It's very interesting how the body works its magic.... that's still a great time! Our bandshell is on the broadwalk and it's a small outdoor concert venue for a few hundred people and they have free concerts 5 days a week. Hope you're having a great weekend! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EDENZMOM 4/21/2012 7:59PM

    I'm still impressed! Good job

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SABLENESS 4/21/2012 11:02AM

    Interesting, the things you learn about how your body works! Great time; looking forward to hearing about the 10k!

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What a week it has been...

Friday, April 20, 2012

I survived my fourth week training two new managers. The changes are all positive, just takes a lot of my time and energy to make sure they all happen smoothly. I had a couple customer meetings too. I think (and hope) they are feeling a more open line of communication which is always a good thing.

I have also had my nose in books and on the computer for my class at school. I will be done May 9 - Yayyyy! I am now working on my rough draft for my final paper, then will work on my power point for class. I love power point because it is so "artsy" - but it ends up being very time consuming. When my class is done, I plan on going back to my Wednesday night SparkLive meetings with Lauren. I really miss those, they help to keep me focused.

I did take today off work; I needed a break. I slept in then took a nice, leisurely 4 1/2 mile run around the development. I have been reading Jeff Galloway's training book and running magazine articles. They all suggest that nice slow runs are a great tool when training for races. Tomorrow I am running my second 5K of the season, so that will be my speed run for the week.

The Delaware Marathon is on Mother's day. I am on a relay team and will be running a 10K. It will be my first one. My goal is to run it in under 55 minutes. I think my training has been on target. The weather has been so nice that I have only had to use my treadmill once.

Well, I am going to go back to working on my paper. I hope you have a relaxing weekend!


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    Such exciting things you have ahead! May 9 will be here before you know it and you'll be able to breathe a sigh of relief. The training group that I start next month will be using the Galloway method, too. I'm interested to see what I'll be able to do by the end of the summer. I'd love to be able to post some times like yours... and to call a 4 1/2 mile run "leisurely". Wow!!

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INFLATED 4/23/2012 12:11AM

    You have been busy in many areas of your life. I am one that believes it helps to be that way, there is a self-satisfaction that comes from it, as well as gain.

I always ran with a feel for finding the smoothest path and ways to cut time which I would use when I had to run for speed. When you go to your half-marathon, if you can walk the course, do so. My daughter ran cross-country, I never did because my high school didn't have track. There may be places where you can run with speed and then jump down, which will cut your time, but you have to be sure you can stick your landing with no injuries.

The daily running will increase your lung capacity. In some countries the runners train on steep hills to increase their ability to breathe under stress to the body.

I think considering you just came off of a foot surgery, you are doing exceptionally well!

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RIVADERCHI 4/22/2012 12:33AM

    You are amazing! Rock on, Sparksister! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KAREN_NY 4/21/2012 9:51AM

    ** Life is Good. **

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BLUE42DOWN 4/20/2012 7:59PM


Sounds like a lot of things coming together nicely for you!

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EDENZMOM 4/20/2012 4:05PM

    Good for you! you sound incredibly busy, yet you still ahve time to fit in a good workout. great inspiration :)

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