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I'm a dork, but I HAVE earned it

Monday, May 17, 2010

So today I ordered my half marathon bumper sticker, and charm, and a running mantra tee that says "running down a dream-26.2" so yes I am an incredible dork for doing so I am sure but I have earned it and I will do the same when I finish my marathon! I want everyone to know what I am doing for myself! If anyone wants to join me in my dorkiness, the website is www.goneforaRUN.com they have all kinds of souvenir running stuff (got it out of the back of Runners World)

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MMCHARLIE 5/22/2010 3:35PM

    You have earned it...enjoy your goodies! I'm still thinking of the type of tattoo I'll get when I knockout a marathon and reach my goal weight.

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RUNNINGPFUHL 5/18/2010 4:53PM

    as soon as I run a half I'll join you!! What I'd really like to get is a "runner girl" sticker.

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HEZLIZZIE 5/17/2010 2:45PM

    Hooray! The Hippie Chick Half I did the same day as your Half Marathon had cute copper heart-shaped charms with the name of the race stamped on them as a finisher's medal, and my mom also got me a little circle one with 13.1 on it - I've been wearing them on a necklace non-stop since the race!

Be proud of your success - you absolutely earned it! :D

* high fives *

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LEFTCIRCLES 5/17/2010 9:01AM

    What a great site!!!!

When ever I have a friend who doesn't give themselves FULL credit for a run I ask them this "How far did the guy sitting on his couch run"?


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MIKEDUP 5/17/2010 8:36AM

    nothing dorky about that... congrats on the half marathon! That's awesome!

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ROWDYRILEY 5/17/2010 6:50AM

    I'm with JACKSMIMI2, running a marathon is no joke and definitely not for dorks! Sounds more like a rock star to me!

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TATTER3 5/17/2010 6:42AM

    There are times when you just need to be thrilled over good things! Be a 'dork' and celebrate to the max!!! Don't let anyone steal your thunder! Keep Sparkin'!!!

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DOGSTARDADDY 5/17/2010 6:37AM

    you HAVE earned it! Nothing wrong with being proud of a great acomplishment.

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JACKSMIMI2 5/17/2010 6:26AM

    Anyone who runs 26.2 miles is no dork...they are a super power! I'm looking forward to following your progress :)

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RIDLEYRIDER 5/17/2010 6:21AM

  Good luck! emoticon

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Going all out round 2

Sunday, May 16, 2010

With all the running and prep for races etc I have kind of let my weight loss goals slip by the wayside, while I don't want to lose too drastically so as to sacrifice muscle etc, I have been stuck on the same weight for a month so as of May 17th (Monday) I am going to be hitting all aspects of the healthy lifestlye again and pushing myself to lose the last stubborn 50lbs or so that I would like to see gone by Marathon time. This means I will be hitting sparkpeople hard, blogs, nutrition trackers, fitness trackers etc. I will also be back to pushing harder in workouts that combine cardio and strength as well as back on the running, so look out sparkpeople there will be a variety of blogs coming your way that include p90x, Insanity, running and just any kind of crazy fitness there is!

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SWISSERS 5/17/2010 11:53AM

    Wow! You go girl!

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BIKERCHICK74 5/16/2010 9:25PM

    wow...just like me....running, CATHE and INSANITY....LETS DO IT!!!!

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Another 5k and a PR

Saturday, May 15, 2010

I ran the Marion Arts Festival 5k and actually set a new PR gotta get official time but it was by about a minute. I could have ran a lot better I was running on legs that are still in recovery mode and on no sleep (worked the night before) had fun as usual and enjoyed soaking up the sun (so nice to have a race that the weather was decent for!) Good week overall still need a little more recovery from the half but keeping with my training plan and looking forward to June 27th (next half)

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PRINCESSNURSE 5/16/2010 1:27PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HEZLIZZIE 5/16/2010 11:15AM

    Keep on keepin' on, my fabulous running SP buddy!

Congrats on your PR and your ongoing half marathon training! You rock!! :D

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BIKERCHICK74 5/15/2010 11:58PM

    GOOD JOB!!My half is on June 27th in Seattle...WHOOHOO TO US!!!

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LEFTCIRCLES 5/15/2010 10:18PM

    What a great day for a run, sounds like we all set new records at the race!!!

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ENB0809 5/15/2010 10:12PM

  Thanks Kara for running with me today. I also finished with a PR! ~Ericka

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SWISSERS 5/15/2010 10:03PM

    Awesome to hear!! I was there too. My first one. I loved it. Exciting, energetic atmosphere.
Great that you knocked your time down!!

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CUBANJELLY 5/15/2010 7:25PM

    You go girl!


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Getting to know each other!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

If you are reading this, you have the honor of copying all these goofy questions and writing your own responses! Paste these instructions in the body of your blog.

A - Age: 29

B - Bed size: Queen

C - Chore you hate: Cleaning the bathroom

D - Pet's name: Maggie, Kojo, and Peggy

E - Essential start your day item: Medications and Supplements

F - Favorite color:Silver

G - Gold or Silver: Silver(not a mix up its my favorite!)

H - Height: 5'8-5'9 depends on the time of day lol!

I - Instruments you play: used to play Clarinet

J - Job title: ASO

K - Kid(s): None unless you count my fur babies

L - Living arrangements: Me 2 dogs and a 3 legged cat(hence the name Peggy)

M - Mom's name: Christie

N - Nickname(s): Lion, Hinzy, Chicken Wing

O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: Tonsils and Adenoids

P - Pet Peeve: Hairdryers and vacuum cleaners I hate the noise they make

Q - Quote from a movie: Humans don't have tails they have big big bottoms in really bad shorts

R - Right or left handed: right

S - Siblings: 1 Sister

T - Time I wake up: 1pm (night shifter)

U- First word that comes to mind for U: Underwear!

V: Veggies that I hate: Honestly haven't found one I don't like

W - Ways I run late: Rarely late but if I am its cause something was really important to me to get done!

X - X-rays I've had: teeth, chest, back, ankles

Y - Yummy food I make: Anything that comes out of my kitchen!

Z - Zoo favorite: Lion!

Copy and post in your blog...fun to get to know each other!!!

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CUBANJELLY 5/15/2010 7:26PM

    Ok, Chicken Wing - if I had three legs would I still be called Peggy? LOL

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5k this weekend

Friday, May 14, 2010

This will be my second one, I had signed up for it before I knew I was running the half on the 8th. I was hoping to set a PR but I am not sure if my legs want to do any speeding just yet! It does make a nice little end to my recovery week!

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WORKTHEGOAL 5/14/2010 1:04PM

    You're on a mission! Well done for staying with the comittment even though you've only just done a previous one - enjoy it and take it steady.

Good luck to you.

Mandy x

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LEFTCIRCLES 5/14/2010 11:35AM

    Are you running the Marion Arts Festival 5k?

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FOOTBALLTRENT 5/14/2010 9:18AM

    Good Luck, trust your training and everything else will take care of itself!

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