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Almost done school, preparing for Delaware Marathon Relay event...

Sunday, May 06, 2012

I have been very busy with school and work. I have been logging my food and updating my status, but haven't had time to blog or check in with my sparkbuddies as much as I like to. I have a presentation Wednesday night and then school is done -- can't wait to be free again!!

I had a sinus infection last week, too. I didn't get to run for 6 days straight on account of Not being able to breath and having a fever for three of days. My allergies have not been great. There is pollen EVERYWHERE! And, of course, I love to run outside, so... I am now using nasal spray and a saltwater solution twice a day. I just finished a 5 day antibiotic and was finally able to run yesterday. Yesterday I ran slow to wake my muscles up. Today I was back to my normal speed. I am preparing for the Delaware Marathon on Mother's day. I am on a 4 person relay team and will be running 6.55 miles. I set this goal last fall - and signed up last fall so I would do it - I can't believe it is almost here!

This week I am going to run every day and vary my run intensities and distances. I do not plan on running more than 4.5 miles. I will mainly be running during my lunch break, so all the runs will be flat. I want to pick up my speed a little bit more. I am also "tweaking" my running music. I have noticed a couple songs make me run a little bit slower, so I am going to remove them. I am also going to put the final cut on my ipod shuffle. It's nice and small. My iphone feels bulky and sweaty on my arm when I am in a race.

As far as food, I am back on my strict 1200 cal diet from now until race day. I goofed off the past two weekends, and now it is time to focus. Don't worry, there are lots of veggies and fruits involved; no alcohol. I want to feel at my peak on race day.

So, now I am off to buy the team running shirts. I am going to go look for bright orange shirts so we can find each other - maybe - there are 3000 runners attending!

  
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BLUE42DOWN 5/8/2012 2:59PM

    Love the idea of super-bright shirts to help find each other - so long as no other teams pick the same shade!

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RIVADERCHI 5/8/2012 12:47AM

    Yay! Go Neon orange or lime team! Run! Yay, carbo loading! Yay, peppy music to keep you going! No rest?? Hi there, R.M. sorry to hear about your son's heartache--tell him there are plenty of fish in the sea and the next one will be better! Or tell him the butterfly story--let it go and if it's meant to be, it will come back! Oh, the stories I could tell ;) !! emoticon emoticon P.S. Sorry to hear you were under the weather--so glad you're feeling better!

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FITFORMYFAMILY 5/6/2012 6:49PM

    Oops. I messed up on which Wednesday you'd be done with school. Sorry about that! So... I hope your presentation goes well THIS Wednesday and that you're able to really relax at the end of THIS week. emoticon

I know you'll have an awesome race on Sunday. Have fun with it!

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FITWITHIN 5/6/2012 5:38PM

    I'm so excited for you and I hope everything goes well on race day. I feel you with the right songs on the ipod, and it does make a difference with the speed. I'm just beginning to run again and I have my challenges and one is speed. I'm not at the marathon level yet, but time will tell. I'm okay with the 5k right now. I walk for miles, but running is a whole different story. Best of luck to you on your relay.

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I Survived My First 10K...

Saturday, April 28, 2012

I did it! I was nervous, but I persevered!

Several runners were using ipods, iphones, etc. I could have used mine... But, it was interesting to hear my breathing, being more attentive to my foot - which didn't hurt at all, hearing runner's conversations, and mother nature. We were running around a charming, little, waterfront town with marinas, and historic houses. Today is their town celebration, so quite a lot of the residents were out on their sidewalks cheering us on.

This is me coming into the finish line!!



My time on the clock was 56.07 The person in charge couldn't get the chip readings and is going to work on it and then post the "real" times. I wanted to run it under an hour so I am happy. I definitely run faster with my music and will use my ipod during the relay two weeks from today. I think I am also going to run one more 5k next weekend for speed in preparation for the relay.
I would love to hit 55 mins or under!!

  
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RIVADERCHI 5/2/2012 12:41PM

    Yay, R.M.! Way to go! So proud of you and it looked like you were "leader of the pack" in your photo! So, how do you feel? Was it harder, mentally or physically? How did your body react afterward? Thanks for visiting my blog, too! Wow, you really did great! Good luck on your next races! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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OPTIMIST1948 4/30/2012 12:03PM

    Great work!

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FITFORMYFAMILY 4/30/2012 11:53AM

    Congratulations on another great run! I'm sure you can do it in under 55, especially if you can get some sort of cues on your ipod to help you with the timing.

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ILLINIMOUSE 4/28/2012 7:42PM

  emoticon Fabulous! Sounds like a really pretty place for a race.

Under 55 minutes is in your future!

(Oops! Sorry for the double post)



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ILLINIMOUSE 4/28/2012 7:42PM

  emoticon Fabulous! Sounds like a really pretty place for a race.

Under 55 minutes is in your future!



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BLUE42DOWN 4/28/2012 6:33PM

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Nice that you found not having the music allowed you to hear and focus on other things - a change of pace.

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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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FITFORMYFAMILY 4/28/2012 1:42PM

    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

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(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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FITFORMYFAMILY 4/26/2012 3:09PM

    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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KAREN_NY 4/25/2012 12:25PM

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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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