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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Yesterday was a huge day.

Maybe not smart....

But I worked in the morning, ran afterward (at 11-1 roughly) came home for a few hrs and then went to the football game.


The game was REALLY fun, my run... GOT DONE... so I was proud of that...

I ate well the morning of and hydrated well, but ... it was tough. I was in the heat of the day (although for AL it wasn't too bad, although it was Sunny), AND I didn't really get enough sleep the night before either. I think I ran a bit too hard toward the end out of being anxious for it to be over. Looking forward to today and tomorrow being resting from running days.

BUT!!! I DID complete Week 4 of Marathon training!!! :D WOOHOO!!! So I'm 1/4 of the way through.

Next week my long run goes back up again.

Anyway -- I have a few pictures I can share from the game and whatnot but those will come later cause I gotta run! :)

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CALICAVEGIRL 9/13/2009 7:36PM

    Keep it up lady! A marathon,... whew!

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 9/13/2009 6:20PM

    Sounds like a great Sat.

Can't wait to see the pics. Must be so cool to be near a major university, especially an SEC school.


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KARVY09 9/13/2009 6:01PM

    Way to go!!!

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MBSHAZZER 9/13/2009 4:09PM

    Oh my, I could never run at 11AM in Florida! I am impressed that you were able to get a good run in before the game. If I have an event where I know there will be eating and drinking, I really like to run first, pre-emptively! LOL!

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TAKEONME48137 9/13/2009 3:37PM

    Yay! Congrats! How was the game? Ours was rough...it was raining all day and we were not playing well at all. We won in the last 30 seconds of the game, but we really should not have. Oh well. I hope your game was better. =)

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RUN_LIFT_EAT 9/13/2009 1:42PM

    Yay!!!!! 4 weeks down! You're awesome :D!

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SWEATONCEADAY 9/13/2009 11:35AM

    way to go dana on finishing week 4! enjoy your much deserved rest day.

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DDOORN 9/13/2009 11:33AM

    Way to keep SPARKING away there...!

You're not letting ANYTHING get in the way of your marathon training...woo HOO!

How is THAT not "smart"?!? :-)


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LAFTERSFREE 9/13/2009 11:31AM

    didnt know u guys go to the games! thats cool, im glad u had a good time i hear we won, its always NICE to go to a winning game. cant wait to see the pics. busy day and u did it all, good job :)

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TRUE_TEXAN 9/13/2009 11:10AM

    I ran this morning after some not so smart choices last night in the form of alcohol and not enough water and I could definitely feel it! Congrats to you for getting it done though..

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

So, see the title, I got to row today - woohoo!

It was really nice to get out on the water and I liked the boat I was with... but all of a sudden 7 seat is a little more boring! I have gotten accustomed to being able to see everyone and work harder to follow and whatnot. HAHAHA :D I guess there are pros and cons to the different boat positions. ANYWAY... did that.

Ran my 4 miles ... oops... it was actually only 3. HAHAHAHAHA Someone told me that this one route was 4 miles, and I knew that it PLUS some other part was over 4, but I figured I'd just give it a go and map it even though I thought it'd be short...yeah... that other part apparently adds 1.15 miles... my sense of distance isn't THAT off, I knew it'd be short, but I didn't expect it to be THAT much shorter. BUT -- I ran the overage yesterday and my run on Saturday will be that 8.5 mile route instead of 8, so eh. Close enough for me. I was a bit over on Tuesday as well.

Then I got GROCERIES!! WOOHOO!!! So nice to have a stocked house again. *phwew*

And then I was going to nap but.... I saw that ANTM premiere was on TiVo. So instead of watching something short and showering and napping... I watched that ....which was TWO HOURS LONG. (much shorter because of fast forwarding commercials and some of Tyra's rhapsodizing in a fake french accent...) But yeah. I stayed up.

No ST. But I did carry two boats today in rowing, so that should count for something.

I'm pooped! But tomorrow is my full off day so YAY for that.

Looking forward to hopefully playing some BEATLES ROCK BAND tomorrow night. My sweet hubby bought it yesterday! :D It's for US but it really kinda feels more like it's for ME because he doesn't even really like the Beatles (blasphemy, I know).

P.S. - I got dressed up a little cute today. Someone said I look like a ballerina (my hair's in a bun? That's alI I got on that one. hahaha)

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GOGOMYA 9/12/2009 11:19AM

    Beatles rock band....way cool!

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RUN_LIFT_EAT 9/12/2009 10:21AM

    OMG that IS BLASPHEMOUS! DANA! I am speechless . . . maybe rock band will convert him. Apparently (according to this piece on Morning Edition on NPR the other day) all these kids are now huge Cream, Clapton, Zeppelin, etc fans because of rock band and Guitar Hero. Which is cool, we all need a classic rock, psychedelic rock schooling.

Speaking of rock I did my run yesterday (which I thought was 6 and turned out to be 5.81 - so I am with you:P) to Ted Leo. So digging it! Have you heard of that band The Big Pink? I heard one song and loved it. I am still digging the Passion Pit manners and I really need to get the new Franz Ferdinand - they are always good for cardio.

Anyway, I hope you have a fabu weekend!

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LAFTERSFREE 9/11/2009 10:13PM

    mark wants that beatles one too, i dont really like them but he really does... how is it so far???

and dude im so pissed that i didnt know ANTM premiered!!!! i missed it completely. i'll have to look up the episode. so glad the season started back up again, what night does it come on?? please say Wed??! that's my only night off!!!

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SEEHOLZ 9/11/2009 3:52PM

    YEH for rowing- you must be cuter than your competitor then-LOL?
I know the feeling of having groceries in the house, so congrats!
And I'd be the same about the mileage-- eh, who cares?
Okay, enjoy your day off TODAY!

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MSSUNBUG 9/11/2009 3:30PM

    NICE! Enjoy Rockband tonight!

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MISSY_MAGOO 9/10/2009 10:54PM

    Yay! So happy to hear you got to row today and got groceries!

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MDTWEETY 9/10/2009 7:39PM

    AH, I've been eyeing the Beatles Rock Band...Lemme know how you like it. What fun!! I haven't played with our Rock Band in a while. Pics please of your cute outfit and hair!

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DDOORN 9/10/2009 6:47PM

    Woo hoo on the rowing...!

LOVE the BEATLES, but suspect I wouldn't be a fan of rock band, since I already play guitar...lol!


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SKISINCO 9/10/2009 6:40PM

    Yay you!

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SLCOLMAN 9/10/2009 6:28PM

    WOW!!! Yeah for rowing!!!!! Gonna have to go see if my DVR got the ANTM beginning :)

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ELFITZPA 9/10/2009 5:49PM

    Glad you got to row after the issues you had earlier this week!! It's cool to see how much it's become a part of your routine now.

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HOPERY 9/10/2009 5:44PM

    If a bunny wears a bun pictures are totally required! You are doing sooo awesome on your training, and I think carrying boats count for back and shoulder work.

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MBSHAZZER 9/10/2009 5:30PM

    You're so funny, obsessing over the mileage... I'd do the same thing, too! LOL! I'm glad you got in so much activity! And yes, carrying boats does count as ST.

Have fun with Rock Band... we got it after Christmas, played obsessively for about 2 weeks and now it sits, neglected and gathering dust... maybe we'll play this weekend... you've inspired me!

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TAKEONME48137 9/10/2009 4:36PM

    Beatles Rock Band!!! I'm so jealous! I wish I had the money to get it. I was playing the demo in Best Buy the other day, and I was in love. Plus we need to get Guitar Hero World Tour while it's super cheap. Gah! Games! Why are they awesome and expensive? =( But! I hope you have fun with the game. I'm glad you got to row today. I'm sure it was a lot of fun. =)

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    Ok we need pictures Miss Ballerina! *grin*

Hey, no worries on the mileage . . you're enough weeks out and had enough overages . . . you'll be fine. And you got food! Woohoo!!! *grin*

Ok and I'm super impressed at your mad 'freshen-up' skills! Super impressed!! My old job had a shower on site . . . I TOTALLY would have done it before! But now. . .

though now that you've done it and you're an actual 'sweat' person . . and not a 'oh I don't sweat, I perspire" person . . (lol) . . . I might not be able to use that excuse any more. LOL !

Beatles Rock Band? (ok and wait . . your hubby doesn't like the Beatles? DUDE! Tell him to get a clue!! *grin*) . . . that sounds like WAY too much fun. i was introduced to Rock Band this year . . . I want to play it again. LOL

(ok sorry . . I kinda combined your blog and your comment on my page. so . . sorry if anyone's confused!) lol ~Mere

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Run = DONE!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

So I just did my first ever lunch break run thing and it totally worked.

I actually forgot to set my alarm this morning and would have had to rush like CRAZY to get my run in and everything else this morning so I decided it was a good time to try it.

I took 2 hrs for lunch today (on a day I get to work 2 hrs early... so I took 1 hr beforehand to futz around and then clocked in so I could take a 2hr lunch). ANYWAY. Clocked out, changed, sunblocked, ate a little bowl of oatmeal and headed out w/ my water bottle! For just 4 miles I just make sure to take water usually. Anyway... the route next to my work is just a little over 4 so it's perfect for today. Got back, did some cleaning up in the bathroom (not as good as a shower, but good enough), then really ate lunch. I even had a few minutes just sitting and reading at the end of my lunch break, so the timing was really pretty perfect. :) I will have to do this again!

Yeah it was a little warm, but that will get better as the year goes on.

BONUS - I might get to sub for someone rowing tomorrow!!! It's between be and some other dude... we apparently replied within a minute of each other... not sure why she didn't just say, hey so and so replied a minute sooner... instead she sent it to BOTH of us saying - hey! You both replied so fast, who wants it?? uhhh we both do.... So I have to wait and see, but I hope it's me!!!!!!! I'd LOVE to get to row again sooner than MAYBE Sunday or Tuesday.

We desperately need groceries. So I think I HAVE to do that tomorrow no matter what! haha... oh well. :)

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LAFTERSFREE 9/11/2009 10:10PM

    can't WAIT til it gets a little cooler, we got a tease last week when it felt great... now it's back to alabama humidity!! it sucks. so cool that u run during lunch, i hate the feeling of sweat on me, so i always gotta shower immediately after or it drives me insane. u should convince ur job to install a shower for lunch runners ;)

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CATIATM 9/10/2009 11:52AM

    You clever bunny! Glad you got in the run and some down time at home, and I hope she picks you to sub!

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SEEHOLZ 9/10/2009 11:48AM

    Man, it must be hard to LOVE to row and then be like "fighting" over the slot... but, when you love something, you'll put up with stuff.. some stuff..

It's hard to run at lunchtime due to sweating, but some days are just awesome, especially running downtown--- it's so full of energy!

Great job girly!

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SKYFYRE 9/10/2009 11:22AM

    How cool, your the "runsonherlunchbreak" girl!!! Yikes, I know someone like you? Awesome! Oh and good luck to you on the grocery shopping, not a huge fan of that myself! I have to meal plan first and that is WORK!

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TAKEONME48137 9/10/2009 11:13AM

    I'm glad the lunch running worked out! I wish I could be able to do that, but unfortunately with the office, it doesn't work so easily. Oh well. I hope you get to do the rowing also! You sound like you have a lot of fun with the rowing. One day I'll have to try it. And yes, get some groceries! haha =)

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MBSHAZZER 9/10/2009 9:19AM

    NEAT! My dad was always one for running at lunchtime. I think it's the perfect way to break up the day. I wish I could run at lunch but it's hard for me to get away from my desk. Also, living in Florida, even walking somewhere for lunch requires a shower afterwards! LOL! Hope the rowing works out for you tomorrow....

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 9/10/2009 8:57AM

    Glad you found a way to still work that run in.

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TRACYZABELLE 9/10/2009 7:21AM

i am glad to hear you are using sunblock!!

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VEEJAY3 9/9/2009 11:55PM

    Gosh, I would be so frustrated to want to do something so badly and have to depend on so many other people to all line up just right to be able to do it.
Can we get you on a rowing crew with some robots or something? Or ... clones? We might have to pitch in and get you a kayak so you can row all by your lonesome (or does that sound non-fun?) just so you can do it when and where you want!!!

But I know -- the camaraderie is part of the draw.

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DDOORN 9/9/2009 11:05PM

    Good for you to try a new approach to working in your run!

It pays when we can get creative now & again!


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MISSY_MAGOO 9/9/2009 10:56PM

    I hope you get to row!
And how cool is it that you have the option to take a long lunch and get your run in with time to spare to actually eat!

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    That's SO awesome that you could do that!!!! So very cool! :) I sweat SO FRICKIN MUCH when I run that I couldn't manage a lunch run. But I'm gonna work on getting up in the mornings. At least until the weather gets nasty! :D

Ooooh I hope you get the row! :) Especially after Tuesday's no-show.

and aren't you not supposed to go grocery shopping on Thursdays? hehe

Hope you have a great night!!!!!


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SPARKNMOM 9/9/2009 8:57PM

    Excellent use of your lunch! I've been working straight through my lunch...eating while working. No fun!! Ah, well....

Hope you are picked for being a sub. I say you definitely deserve it after the last debacle!

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Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Sorry I'm a little bitter about waking up at 5AM to go rowing and one of the people in my boat didn't show.

He sent an email the night before saying that his car was broken and asking for a ride -- well one of the other rowers responded that he could... called him, emailed, TEXTED... no reply.


So we all just had to turn around and go home (from that boat). :( I haven't rowed since LAST Tuesday!! ugh. There weren't enough volunteers to row on Sunday (granted it was a long weekend so ok...)

Anyway so I went home, went back to bed... I was up for 1.5 hoursish and then back to sleep for about 3 hours... and then up to run. And it was hotter than I've gotten used to since I've been running at smart times of the day, and it was garbage day, and I didn't eat or drink anything before my run (yeah not smart, I know). So it was sluggish and irritating. Actually the speed didn't turn out too bad -- just over 12 min miles if I remember correctly, and that includes a 5 min walking warmup and two walking water breaks -- but it FELT not so great.

When I got home I had a new Runner's World in the mailbox - WOOHOO! And it had a little post run stretching routine so I did that. Cooked some food. Watched an episode of CSI:NY and ate. And got ready and left.

I just felt all out of sorts after the weird start to my morning.

One of our new favorite bands is playing in town tonight at 11PM -- My run tomorrow isn't too long, and I got more sleep this morning than I anticipated so I'm still considering whether I want to go or not. I LOVE seeing them play but I'm just wondering if that isn't a really horrible idea... hahahaha. :)

OH FOOTBALL - YAY BYU, YAY Alabama, *CRYCRYCRY* FSU... sad. I had a bad feeling about that game... actually FSU played fairly well and I was really impressed with the QB, but dang. We lost. :(

OH and P.S. -- Most of my long weekend was spent in a Mad Men Season One Marathon. :) We didn't finish it yet, but boy was that fun. I just want to dress up in all the clothes!!!

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CCKELLY3 9/11/2009 4:42AM

    Oh I've wanted to try rowing for a long time because it always seemed so zen, being in sync like that with the rhythm of 'the herd'. Of course, it never occurred to me that you're also at the mercy of that herd. Not sure I could stand that, having someone flake that way. I think I'd have gone straight to his house and dragged him over, LOL. So I totally appreciate your sour mood, he deserves it!

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 9/11/2009 3:43AM

    That's one of the nice things about kayaking in a single... I don't need to rely on other people - who might flake out.
Sorry your morning row was a wash.

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S318830 9/9/2009 4:21PM

    Yeah. I'd have wanted to kill him. Very inconsiderate. Sorry you had to get up so early only to go home empty handed. Good for you for running, but yeah, running in the heat sucks. I did the same thing this weekend. By the end I was totally dehydrated.

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LANC92 9/9/2009 2:08PM

    OMG I can't believe you mentioned that RW. I got mine yesterday and reading the section about eating simply for some reason I totally thought of you! Personally, I can't wait to try the spinach and sweet potato salad :-)

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    Gotta agree with you on the title...some people really do. Gah.

Glad you enjoyed your Mad Men marathon! I would love to bring those fashions back!

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    Sorry that guy was a flake on your team. No fun at all. How is that Runners World Magazine? I've been thinking about getting it.

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SWEETZMIX 9/9/2009 10:08AM

    I hate when my days doesn't start off the way I hoped b/c I also get in a mood sometimes. Glad you just pushed through it. Go and see the band play!! I bet you will have a great time, so you might as well go!

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NATURALLYME126 9/9/2009 9:58AM

    Lol. You are too much Dana Dane.

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CHRISLEWIS 9/9/2009 5:49AM

    People do suck, but only you can let them bring you down. Shake it off and keep on truckin'! emoticon

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SKYFYRE 9/9/2009 3:33AM

    GRRRR! That's how I would be if I bothered going all the way down there and didn't get to row! Sorry to hear about his doofisness!

Well, the run was tough, but you did it! YAY! That's the spirit! Oh and I will have to look up Mad Men, I have no idea what you are talking about!

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RUN_LIFT_EAT 9/8/2009 9:50PM

    Mad men season 1 marathon, what a fabulous idea! Jake and I have been wanting to get into that show, and I LOVE VINTAGE FASHION!

I got the new RW too and haven't had a chance to chill and read it.

Hey, thanks again for turning me onto Ted Leo, I didn't realize he was also a progressive activist. I am definitely becoming a huge fan of the guy! I listened to him for my workout today, awesome stuff!

Sorry about the lame dude messing up rowing, that is so incredibly selfish. People do suck sometimes. Hopefully tomorrow all goes as planned for you.

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LENNY48 9/8/2009 9:10PM

    Loved the title of your post! Your right people do suck man! emoticon

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MISSY_MAGOO 9/8/2009 8:09PM

    I agree- BOO on him!
and I agree on the mad men clothes, how fun would it be to dress like that... uh, for awhile- then give me my blue jeans back, haha!

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SLCOLMAN 9/8/2009 6:33PM

    Don't you just hate it when others are inconsiderate :( Totally SUCKS!!!

Go you on getting the run done even though it just felt off!!

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MDTWEETY 9/8/2009 5:59PM

    Wow, how inconsiderate of that rower! Yes, BOO on him!

My Buckeyes won by the skin of their teeth - against NAVY! It's going to be an interesting season!

I LOVE Mad Men! I am behind a season so I don't really want to watch the new season. I like the clothes too. People dressed so much better back then.

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MBSHAZZER 9/8/2009 5:57PM

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Mad Men! We binged on season 2 and watched the whole thing in a week! Now we have to wait... boo!

As for seeing a band first take the stage at 11pm?! No way, I'm in my 3rd REM cycle by then! LOL!

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CECE0330 9/8/2009 5:55PM

    My friend keeps trying to get me onto Mad Men....I just haven't had time yet, but it's definitely on my "to do" list!

Boo to that person for not responding! I would have been really mad to show up that early and not get to do the workout I was pumped up for!

I had to laugh at the garbage day line.....when I was doing the C2K program, I quickly learned that the alleys on a Thursday morning were a NO GO!!!! P.U!!!!!!!!!

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WOLFKITTY 9/8/2009 5:36PM

    Mad Men - That's like 40s clothes? 'Cause you know I LOVE THOSE TOO!! HEhee. I bet you look smokin' in them!

Talk to you soon.

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LUCYA8 9/8/2009 5:33PM

    Hey there my dear -- thanks for visiting and commenting! You are so amazing and such a rock-solid person when it comes to being supportive -- thanks so much. It makes all the difference to me as I post, know there's someone awesome out there who will read it.

AND great job sticking to your workout and running in spite of the rocky start -- yay! That can be really hard, when your schedule is thrown, trying to do something to right things and keep going -- it's one of the things I love about running: regardless of everyone else and everything else in the world, you can always run -- makes me want to kiss my legs for being there every day. It also makes me want to get plenty of rest and take things easy when necessary so as not to hurt them!

How's your diet treating you these days? Are you still branching out and trying new foods?

Also, what would you like to see more of the blog? Would a daily food run-down help, or a new recipe, or just stories, like it is now?

Lots o' love, L.

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SEEHOLZ 9/8/2009 5:30PM

    No clue what Mad Men is ( a show?), but glad you did something fun over the week-end!
Yes, that no show would have irritated the cr$p out of me, too- my sleep is precious, so please don't mess with it-LOL!
I hope the looks will send the message or even bette, you guys ALL just tell this person- I have a feeling the car will be the excuse... though. But, at least you know from now on not to count on hims!

Next run WILL be better!

Okay, enjoy that concert- you want to go-- GO!

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JUNEBUG1944 9/8/2009 5:18PM

    I hate when people let you down.

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TELERIE 9/8/2009 5:06PM

    Boo to the guy not showing up - why bother asking for a ride at all. So glad you got in a run and DID IT!

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TAKEONME48137 9/8/2009 5:00PM

    Yeah the same was heartwrenching....but on the bright side, Doak was almost completely filled for the first time in FOREVER. Thank you fans! lol What band are you seeing tonight? I've never seen Mad Men, but I've heard good things so maybe I'll check it out when I catch up on all the stuff on my DVR. I'm sorry you couldn't row. Next week hopefully it'll happen! =)

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    hot+garbage day = yucks!!!! way to get your butt out the door. why did that guy even ask for a ride when he wasn't going to follow through. dumb boy! have a good night!

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MSSUNBUG 9/8/2009 4:31PM

    Sorry you had such an off start to the day. It sounds like you certainly made the best of it though, so kudos to you! Hope you get to get in some good rowing again soon--I know how much you seriously enjoy that.

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    I noticed that your blog started off on a negative note that by the time you finished, you were in a much better mood.

I'm a Big 12, Oklahoma State fan, BUT, FSU is one of my favorite out of conference teams. I do not care for Miami at all. Bobby Bowden is probably not going to be coaching much longer, and I wish him well on getting the most wins he can.

Sounds as if you have a vigorous exercise regimen - make sure you take some time off to let your body heal from the little tweaks and strains that always go along with a hearty exercise program.

I get the impression, from this blog only, that you can be a pretty positive person, but you are really hard on yourself and you expect others to live up to your standards. That's good, but don't let their lack of success drag you down. You're worth more then that!

Wishing you a week full of satisfying days,


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HJFOGARTY 9/8/2009 4:01PM

    I hope tomorrow is a brighter day - we all have days like that and just hope that they are few and far between.

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    People do suck, but sometimes higher priorities bump things like working out and workout buddies down to a lower level on the totem pole. Here's hoping that your sucky bailout rower has a good reason and that his tragedy is over now.

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LILHLFPINT 9/8/2009 3:52PM

    (::hugs:: that kinda stuff makes me very angry, too!)

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    Isn't life fabulous sometimes? But hey . . . despite it feeling weird and just being sluggish . . you still did your run and you did it well! Awesomeness!
I understand the odd feeling though . . . maybe next time, don't go back to sleep? Use it as an opportunity to get some things done that you normally wouldn't do. Then you might not feel so out of sorts. (or maybe just move your run time up?) I often find napping in the 'morning' just makes me fuzzy all day. (then again, any nap gives me that feeling, no matter what time!) But hopefully that won't happen again so you don't have to worry about it!!!!

oooh . . Mad Men . . .that's one show that's definitely on my "to watch" list!

Hope your day improves considerably!!!

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Week 3 Marathon Training - DONE

Sunday, September 06, 2009

So you may have seen my status and figured out that I did my run, but now for the details. :)

I got up on Saturday morning and... it was raining. UGH. I got dressed, sunblocked, ate some breakfast....waited... and it stopped raining and I drove to the park.

(I did check the hourly forecast and it said showers all morning, a break from like...11-12 and then thunderstorms. JOY so I figured I might as well go.)

It basically rained to drizzled on me for at least half of the run. BUT I MADE IT!!!!!!!!!! :D WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!! I think I'm not fueling enough on the go, and afterward I went to Academy and picked up - Gu, guchomps, and sportzbeans all to try out in the near future. WOOT.

My nuun tasted delicious and the hydrating went well. I stashed a bottle in the car for extra post run and what I brought worked well for the run itself. Glad I bought those extra and larger bottles! :D

So anyway -- this week my long run goes back down to 8 miles before going back up again to 12!

But after this week I'll be 1/4 of the way through my training! :D WOOT.

Also -- on my blog w/ my new shoes one of my friends (SKYFYRE) commented that she'd be more impressed with my shoes when they're all dirty and whatnot so I figured I'd show you my old shoes. :P hahaha

Running shoes number ONE - the Brooks Addiction 7's:

These babies made it 250 miles before I retired them in favor of the Asics and magically my IT band issues went away -- I had been hanging on to the advice that running shoes should last 300-500 miles, but didn't account for my extra weight, the fact that I used them for all other exercise too, etc.etc. -- they are now the shoes I wear when I go rowing or do ST - just basically other exercise EXCEPT running. :)

Running shoes number TWO - The Asics Gel-Kayano 13's:

I got these babies at some point before the Brooks retired, but used them sparingly alternating them with the Brooks until after my running hiatus due to IT band issues and I tried to use ONLY THEM to see if that would help, and it did, so anyway. Now they are on their way out which is why the newbies came in, but I'm still using them -- I ran with them on Saturday because I knew I was going to get rained on and they're already kinda beat up... hahaha :D

And now all my babies! :) Oldest on the left to newest on the right:

My Asics didn't look so bad until that day I ran through the woods in them. Hehehe. :)


SLEEPY. Time to go to church. :) Later!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LAFTERSFREE 9/11/2009 10:08PM

    k so first, i dont know if i congratulated u yet on ur double digit run, but i saw that on fb and YAY AWESOME, u are really making progress with this, it's great to see ur dedication to your goals!!! and lovely pics of the sneaks. hope we can hang out soon, i need some fun in my life for real. gonna catch up on a few more of ur blogs, im soo behind!

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MBSHAZZER 9/8/2009 6:00PM

    hehe, love the rainbow of shoes. My local running store takes back old shoes - they send them to Haiti for a second life. I have tons of old shoes to take by there, thanks for the reminder...

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WOLFKITTY 9/8/2009 5:44PM

    It's YOU!!! Wow! Your hair is getting longer. :)


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SEEHOLZ 9/8/2009 12:07PM

    Thanks for sharing your story through your shoes!

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SWEETZMIX 9/8/2009 10:56AM

    You are the highlight of this post. Looking all FAB!

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TRACYZABELLE 9/8/2009 2:37AM

    You look beautiful even if you are not smiling-- such a healthy glow!


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SKISINCO 9/7/2009 7:50PM

    Love the visuals. =)
Nothing like a great pair of runners!

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KJNE8O 9/7/2009 9:19AM

    I am having IT Band issues too - and I know I need new shoes too ... wonder if they are related.

Great Run! Almost there!

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SKYFYRE 9/7/2009 9:14AM

    Hahahahaha! I LOVED this blog! Your old shoes are SO FREAKING impressive! Just beautiful, they bring tears to my eyes! We love running, don't we?! One of these shoes is not like the other... :) Heehee! Can you imagine if tennis shoes could tell stories. Like if your old ones, from like 3 years ago could talk to the newer ones at like, say, over coffee? Oh the stories they would tell! By the way, you are looking lovely! Hope church was uplifting!

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SPARKNMOM 9/7/2009 9:00AM

    Awesome run :) Love the shoe line-up pics!!

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 9/7/2009 6:42AM

    Great day on that run. I can't imagine what it must be like to cross that double digit distance for a single run. Keep it up.


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    I didn't know you were training for a MARATHON! Boy am I behind on SP.. I'm So proud of you! And whoo hoo for week 3 training being DONE! you rock! such an inspiration to me :)

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MISSY_MAGOO 9/6/2009 5:31PM

    Yay you for not letting a few clouds stop you from doing you big run!!!! Great Job!
You're looking FANTASTIC! I'm liking your hair in this photo.
And your new shoes look so shiny and white lined up next to your old ones :)

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BRUIN2 9/6/2009 2:16PM


(I think you need to run more in some muddy trails to get those shoes really broken in. HA)

Way to rock the first three weeks Dana!!!

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RUN_LIFT_EAT 9/6/2009 12:42PM

    Thanks for the bonus! I love seeing you, lady!

That is how I like my running shoes is full of the nasty :D! GOOD STUFF!

So glad that the run went well in spite of the drizzle. You are doing awesome Dana! Let me know how you like the guchomps, they did the trick in the tri.

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    PS - - you look lovely!!!!!!!

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    WHEEEEEEEE 10 miles! That's so awesome. And your shoes look fabulous. You should see my 'old' pair that I just retired . . . I use them for bootcamp only now .. . . cause we like to play in the mud. LOL Not doing that in the new ones!!! ;)

So how did the 10 miler feel compared to your last run? Was it harder . . . or did you just find that rhythm and go? :)

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KAYAKID 9/6/2009 11:48AM

    Dana, I love your babies! My asics Kayano 14 are about ready to be retired. they have about 250 miles on them. You did great on your run! good luck with the training. I will get to see Robin tomorrow she is taking pictures for the 10 k tomorrow. Have a great Sunday.

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SWEATONCEADAY 9/6/2009 11:39AM

    great job dana. i am so proud of you. even my runners i only use for running last for only about 250 miles before i start getting aches. i have never hit 300 in a pair of runners. even when i tried alternating 2 pairs they didn't last. when are you starting to fuel? i usually start at 45 minutes and then about every 30 minutes there after. so on a a 2 hour run i usually fuel 2 times. i have never gone over 2 though!

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ZORBS13 9/6/2009 11:36AM

    I think when you hit 10 miles/15K, is when you have to come to the Dark Side of sports supplements.

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