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Thursday, February 18, 2010


Hahaha. It was frantic -- I had to mail CLOVERR1's coat to her (oops - I have definitely done this before! Left things at my family's house or elsewhere and had to get them mailed to me!) and so I headed to the Post Office, we got everything boxed and ready and then - OOPS.

My wallet wasn't in my purse! So not only could I not check out, apparently I had been tooling around without my license. So back home -- and then BACK to the PO, and got that sent out and THEN to the grocery store. I was going to be cutting it close WITHOUT the turnaround, so when I got back I enlisted DH to help me get cold/frozen things where they needed to be, left the rest for him to deal with when he got back, packed my LUNCH, and left.


I grabbed a necklace and charm bracelet to put on in the car so I could feel slightly put together. HAHA.

I ate too much food this morning -- well -- I ate Girl Scout Cookies. That's really the one poor choice I made this morning foodwise -- so dinner will have to be a little more careful, but I have tilapia again! :D So that will probably be the food of choice for dinner for some great lean protein, I have a bunch of brown rice precooked (did that yesterday), but also have some other options if that doesn't appeal later. Just glad to know I have options! FOOD! hahaha.

When I started making dinner last night (which was awesome, BTW - rice, shrimp, asian/edamame blend veggies, egg, Makoto ginger dressing), DH was like -- SHRIMP? But tonight is... LASAGNA NIGHT! hahaha I NEEEEEEEEEEEver make lasagna. So, I looked up a Lasagna recipe on SparkRecipes and picked up the goods today. WOOT. I think I might cut some of the meat w/ TVP to see how that goes... The recipe called for 1lb, but I got 12oz of sausage. And I read recently about using TVP to stretch meat, so since this wouldn't need too much to stretch it to the amount the recipe calls for seems like a good place to start.

Tomorrow - NROL4W. Sat - Yoga/Zumba/Run I am planning on all 3 but we'll see. Sun - Row! :D YAY! I HOPE! It's supposed to be better weather... up to 60's!

I was running my errands and wishing I was RUNNING my errands, if you know what I mean, cause it was GORGEOUS outside. 50 and sunny and it felt beautiful.

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WHATAGRL42 2/21/2010 11:35PM

    yay!! You have YOGA in your mix! are u hooked? What style of yoga are you practicing?

I promised each little girl scout who was a kindergarten alumna of mine that I'd buy ONE BOX of thin mints. Sounded benign. But I think I'm up to 9 boxes now... 9 different girl scouts. And delivery day is Tuesday.

I'll give one box to each of my three skinny daughters who are still gifted with youthful metabolism, and the rest are going out in the garage freezer... on the bottom of the pile of frozen ground turkey, etc. Hell, maybe I'll take some to Costa Rica and bring them to the rehearsal dinner (we're attending the wedding of a close friend).

Anyway, I have been thinking about what you said. I think I want the LOOKS over the NUMBER. So I'm going to hit the weights a little more. I started today with a decent upper body workout! I hope I'm sore tomorrow!



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LALAFLOWERS 2/21/2010 10:35PM

    Ok... so what is TVP?????

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 2/19/2010 11:44AM

    Trying to figure out some new stuff to cook this weekend as well.

Big kudos on having some stuff cooked in advance.

Have a great weekend.

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SWEETZMIX 2/19/2010 10:45AM

    It always feel great to have groceries when you are running low.

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CLOVERR1 2/19/2010 10:43AM

    let me know what I owe you for postage....lol...hopefully I won't be needing my winter coat much longer this season anyway...

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MBSHAZZER 2/19/2010 10:30AM

    Hooray for groceries! BF went last night (he does all the grocery shopping which enables me to put up with a lot! I hate the grocery store!). I love a stocked fridge.

Definitely use the TVP. I don't use ground meat (no particular reason, I just have a "thing" about it) but it's certainly useful in a lot of recipes, so TVP is a lifesaver for me. Cheap AND healthy, a rare combo!

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SEEHOLZ 2/19/2010 9:44AM

    Yeh, I wish I was running- period...

I have those days where I can't seem to get anywhere on time and my DS gets to unload the groceries... grocery unloading can be quite stressful IMO...

Your dinner sounds way yummier to me than lasagna ANY day... not so much a lasagna kind of girl!

Too funny about DH asking for it... must be his TOM-LOL!

Have a fun RZR week-end... in any order you choose.

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KAYAKID 2/18/2010 10:49PM

    One busy day for yoy. I was tired just reading about it.


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SWEATONCEADAY 2/18/2010 7:51PM

    phew! you have made me all frantic! new recipes.... yummy!

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LAFTERSFREE 2/18/2010 6:43PM

    sounds like one of those busy crazy mornings, im glad it didnt stress you out! ur dinner sounds great, we were going t have tilapia tonight too, but i think im having leftovers instead! my fridge is so packed right now :)

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KNH771 2/18/2010 5:43PM

    You'll have to tell me how you like the TVP. My dietician has suggested it, but I haven't tried it. I'm not even sure where to get it.

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EDGEOFSANITY 2/18/2010 4:20PM

    I have to go grocery shopping tomorrow =) And I finished up stage 1 today, so just the special workouts left.

Can I come over for lasagna? =)

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    Good luck with your recipe! Soundss like you have had one busy day! :)

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So far so good!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

So my interview went well I think! Actually, I was interviewed by two members of the department, and when the first one left to get the other guy, he said you're doing great so far! (or something like that) So that was very encouraging.

This will be a much busier job, with more time commitment as well -- which means if I get it my sparking time will be significantly decreased so here's your forewarning! I'm sure I'll still be blogging, but I'll probably have to significantly cut down on the blogs I'm READING unfortunately - but hey, let's let me GET the job first before worrying about little things like that. ;) Hopefully my doing well in the interview is better than everyone else's interviews. They said they hope to have made a decision by the end of the week or Monday.

Took the day off from the gym today -- and no guilt. I always know it's a good decision when I have no lazy or guilty feelings from taking the day off. I'll be back at it tomorrow -- no problem!

GIRL SCOUT COOKIES - yep, I ordered some oh, I dunno over a month ago maybe? and they came in yesterday. I have eaten some and tracked every bit of them and soon they will probably be all gone and it will be just fine. :) I recommend the Thank U Berry Munch flavor, by the way -- not too bad calorically speaking and they taste very nice! :)

OH! And they fixed the times! Well -- who knows, some of the other legs distances/paces my still be off a bit, but they have amended them all and my official pace (well I think the result link STILL says preliminary) now displays as 11:39 for 8.21 miles! :D WOOT! I am soooooooo happy with that performance and it feels good to have it showing in print instead of me feeling like I'm just "CLAIMING" to have run that far/fast. :P hahaha. I'm just still really surpised that such a major race for the area had such poor planning as to not promote the correct leg distances, and then to not even show the correct information on the results until I'm sure several people complained. Hopefully they will learn a lesson from this! Because otherwise the race was really pretty good -- ok also the relay exchange points were poorly marked and without comforts to the waiting relayers... (Hence me waiting inside an open building on the UAB campus instead of out in the cold on a sidewalk somewhere! haha) which apparently they HAD in previous years -- tents with heaters and whatnot! Now THAT would have been even more fun!

I still would like to probably do it again... if we're around here another February.

My performance in this race also makes me excited about doing my first half marathon this year, whenever and wherever that may be! But right now I'm going to be focusing on these muscles still. :) I am anxious to move on to Stage 2 of NROL4W! Seriously! I need some new excercises. The change in reps and sets was such a relief finally but still... I'm ready to move on.

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TAKEONME48137 2/18/2010 12:51PM

    Yay! I'm glad the interview went well. I'm sure it'll be okay to not be able to read as much. Job is kinda more important and such. Oh Girl Scout Cookies...I did the smart thing and just avoided buying them altogether. I love Tagalongs too much because of the peanut buttery chocolaty good-ness that I would not be able to stop at just say one or two. Congrats on the running time! That's excellent. =)

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LIZZABETH1986 2/18/2010 11:01AM

    woo hooooo!!! good luck with the new position, i hope you get it! interviews can be so... scary. i'm glad you did well! girl scout cookies... mmmm. i ordered a bunch that should be in around the start of march, yikes! i'm nervous about having them! lol... i'm sure i can control myself though and not totally pig out on them. but man, those tag-a-longs sure are good. mmm!!! emoticon

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JOYINRUNNING08 2/18/2010 10:52AM

    That's great that they correct the time/distance info for your race. What a frustrating situation. :( Oy!

Also, I avoided getting GSC because they're the debil for me. I will eat a whole box. I'm a good eater. Or at least that is what my Mom told me when I was younger. :)

Oh and I'll think good thoughts for your interview! :)

Comment edited on: 2/18/2010 10:52:42 AM

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 2/18/2010 10:50AM

    Good luck on that interview.

So great about that time on the relay. Can't wait to hear about more training from you.

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KAYAKID 2/18/2010 10:43AM

    I am glad the interview went good. good luck and we know you always do good with the races whether on land or sea.LOL

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EDGEOFSANITY 2/18/2010 9:21AM

    Good luck with the job! I'm waiting for my GS cookies to be delivered... Most will end up in the freezer ;)

Awesome "official" time on the run! Even though you knew that's what you ran before they made it official =)

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MBSHAZZER 2/18/2010 9:17AM

    Hey, something just occured to me... did those shootings happen at the University campus where your hubby works? Or a different one?

Anyway, good luck with the job! Fingers and toes are crossed!! Keep us posted!

There is a 10k I do every year and every year, the mess something up with the timing. Like for exampe, last year, they had everyone on the 5k clock. The 5k started after the 10k, so I ended up with a 10k finish time of something like 33 minutes! HA!!! Anyway, glad they fixed it!

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CLOVERR1 2/18/2010 9:06AM

    http:// www.oakbarrelhalf.com

wanna do this half marathon with me in April? :)

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WAVEDANCER7 2/18/2010 8:15AM

    Awesome job on the interview! And the race! Still rockin it per usual!

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SWEATONCEADAY 2/17/2010 11:14PM

    sounds like you did well in your interview. i think i so over did it with nrol on sunday night. i am still sore! i planned on doing a 7 mile run tomorrow but after all the walking i did today unsure if i will. glad they adjusted your time. who cares about anyone else.... yours only counts!

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BRAVE_NEW_ME 2/17/2010 9:58PM

    Woohoo! Glad the interview went so well! Also glad they fixed the times for the race!

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KJNE8O 2/17/2010 9:56PM

    Good luck on the job!!

WOO HOO on the race! That's a great pace - fantastic job!

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JOHNBABJR 2/17/2010 9:30PM

    Dana, I'm crossing my fingers for you.

We got our GS cookies tonight; luckily, our girls will take care of them for me!

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DDOORN 2/17/2010 9:23PM

    Glad to hear they fixed those times!

No cookies here! Have to let the sleeping cookie monster sleep! :-)


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KSGROTHE 2/17/2010 8:15PM

    emoticon on your interview, eating the GS cookies in moderation, and on your (updated) official marathon relay pace!

Keep up the good work! Hope you get the job!

- Karen

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I am lifting woman, hear me RAWR! :D

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


So this morning I was feeling very whiny about going to the gym but I just DID it and I'm so glad I did.

Don't you love how you will always regret it and feel guilty if you opt not to go (out of laziness rather than a legitimate reason), but if you go you get a GREAT sense of accomplishment in addition to the physical benefits of working out??? :D

So I was SEMI-worried about squatting cause I was having a little bit of twinges in my IT band after Sunday's race, but mostly it was a not realistic worry that I was using as a scape goat to frighten myself out of going to the gym. :P I decided that I would go, do my warmup on a spin bike because according to the latest Runner's World SOMETIMES rowing can aggravate an IT band injury, and while that has NEVER been the case for me, I figured I'd take no chances, give myself something new (well a returning old favorite) to do, and get it done. So I warmed up with about 8min on the Spin Bike -- I'm not good at just taking it easy. I started out just some simple straightforward biking, but before long I was standing, and doing "jumps", and hovering, and after 8min I had burned 100cal according to my HRM and I felt warmed up.

I headed over to the "Stretch Trainer":


Focused on the hip/glute stretches, then did some seated twists and half pigeon poses:

I am soooooo not good at this - can't open myself enough to be flat to the ground like that, my body is still hovering, but it's a good stretch for the hips!

And since after all that I felt great, I headed to the workout. Everything went great pretty much. :) And I felt strong and proud for doing it. A bit of stretching afterward and then home to my protein smoothie.

I have an interview for that position tomorrow afternoon...

OH rowing was cancelled this morning due to the below freezing temps. Apparently our coach still went out with the Men's University Crew Club and when they came in the oars, boat, bodies -- all coated in a layer of ice. EEK! I'm sure the dock was VERY FUN to carry boats up... So while I miss rowing, I'm not too sad about having to miss THAT today. Can it please get warm now???

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JOHNBABJR 2/17/2010 4:59PM

    I'm glad your workout went well, Dana. And I hope your interview did, too!

I for one am OVER this winter weather. Bring on the Spring! Those guys must have looked like popsicles!

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KJNE8O 2/17/2010 3:50PM

    Good luck on the interview today!

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SEEHOLZ 2/17/2010 3:43PM

    Good luck on the interview!

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 2/17/2010 1:55PM

    I am so right there with you on wanting it to get warm.

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ASIAMORA 2/17/2010 10:35AM

    I love that stretch machine. Its fun to do!!!

I plan on trying to get more cycling into my training. I was dealing briefly with a quad muscle being pulled. I think it was because I'm not doing enough to make sure my quads are strong too!!

Sorry to hear about you IT band issue. Injuries can be so frustrating!!!

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EDGEOFSANITY 2/17/2010 8:47AM

    That stretch trainer looks interesting...

Great job on getting your ST in! I have 3 workouts left in stage 1 and then a week off (just in time for my HM!) and then I start stage 2...

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AMABILE75 2/17/2010 7:42AM

    You are so awesome! :-)

I recently started doing the free weights at the gym with my hubby. I was SOOO SCARED of that side of the gym! I'm doing much better now but still trying to settle in. Then I see you actually do squats?!?! emoticon

Thanks for sharing!!

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WOLFKITTY 2/17/2010 1:13AM

    My gym has a bunch of Precor stuff, but not a stretch trainer. That looks interesting though. I really noticed that I miss being more flexible. That half pigeon yoga pose link is exactly what one of my goals was. I didn't quite get there though. I'd still like to be able to accomplish that, and I'm working on getting a regular routine of stretching in (even on days I don't work out).

I'm glad you're not injured. Love hearing how you're doing, Dana!

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BRAVE_NEW_ME 2/17/2010 12:32AM

    I've never seen a stretch trainer before. How interesting!

And good luck on the interview tomorrow!

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DDOORN 2/16/2010 11:08PM

    You're gonna ACE that interview! Knock 'em FLAT! :-)


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KEAKMAN 2/16/2010 8:58PM

    Great way to beat the winter blahs! I recently read about the Pigeon Pose (not sure where) and LOVE IT! It really helps to stretch out muscles that I don't seem to stretch otherwise. So now my stretching regime is about 30 minutes a day. The price you pay for being old I guess!

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SWEATONCEADAY 2/16/2010 7:54PM

    i LOVE the stretch trainer. the gym i go to currently doesn't have one but i have used them before. it is in the upper 50's here? not sure 15ceclius is? i was too hot on my run today. i was expecting wind and there was none. good luck tomorrow!

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HEALTHY4CAROLYN 2/16/2010 5:16PM

    Way to go for pushng through and gettig that workout! I'm with you - definitely ready for actual Alabama weather now!!!

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SASSERFRASS 2/16/2010 4:43PM

    Yep, spring can come any time now.

Have you tried using the foam roller for your IT band? I've just started using mine after a couple workouts a week and love it. It's like your own self-administered deep tissue massage. Granted, it's not exactly comfortable on the tight spots (my IT band too!) but it really works!

Here's a link: http://sportsmedicine.about.com/od/

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MBSHAZZER 2/16/2010 3:12PM

    I am with you - SO OVER cold weather! I definitely stayed in bed this AM, so KUDOS to you for getting up and going!! Glad you had a fantastic workout!

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P.S. - Marathon Relay Results

Monday, February 15, 2010


They posted an "updated" version of the results with the lengths of the first 3 legs modified, but the last two are still the same. I am kind of ticked because I KNOW my leg was at least 8.2 miles -- I double checked the course map with where I entered the race (I know exactly where because I was hiding inside the Business Building on the UAB campus to stay warm for the 1.5+hrs I was waiting at the relay exchange point, so I have a specific reference point.

I used mapmyrun to compare to the course map in case for some reason the course map had mile markers arbitrarily tossed out there and I actually came up with closer to 8.3 or 8.4 miles for my leg! Assuming it's really only 8.2, my pace is 11:39 min miles, but the results have me at 12:50.

So because of this -- AND because of the fact that my leg was at least .7miles longer than it was reported to be and this could have caused a problem for many final leg racers -- I submitted an email to the address provided on the home page for timing issues.

OH also we were 29/38 for the FEMALE ONLY teams... there were a total of 205 teams, 34 Men's, 118 Mixed Open, 4 Masters, 4 Middle School, 7 High School.

By my rough calculations there were 44 slower teams than us out of all of those, so we were...161st? / 205?

I thought there were more relay teams than 38! HAHAHA :D Unfortunately, at least thus far, they don't have any overall rankings up of any kind. Of course, I'd prefer they figure out the leg lengths first.... :P

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IPA-RAY 2/19/2010 4:43PM

    That stinks when that happens!

I can tell you the worst mis-marked race I was ever in (which was the "1st annual" and last for the event) was a 5K in Washington, PA that had the Kilometers marked and people calling out the Kilometer splits but no miles were marked. So I pick up the pace at little after the 4K mark figuring I had about a half mile left. Only a half mile later, I crossed the 5K mark with no finish line in sight!

Course was half mile long.

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RDARLING 2/16/2010 2:02PM

    At any rate or length of the run.... emoticon emoticon

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USARUNNERGIRL 2/16/2010 10:59AM

    No matter what they say, You know you rocked it out. So proud of you. I hope they get the stuff straightened out.

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SKYFYRE 2/16/2010 5:22AM

    Oi! This would drive me nuts too! Grrr! I hate when I get cheated of the recognition of a great effort done! Sorry they are not being accurate! Hope this gets resolved!

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WOLFKITTY 2/16/2010 2:05AM

    You so rock, Dana. I hope you and your team get the correct times posted for ya!

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KAYAKID 2/15/2010 11:55PM

    Dana , it bugs me too when the distance is not correct. I know in my 5k on Saturday my garmin said it was only 3.02 long - the race had a bunch of turns - they probalby measured with at car and runners cut the corners. Well no matter what - You did awesome! congrats - I would love to run a Marathon relay what a hoot that must be!!!


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KJNE8O 2/15/2010 8:43PM

    I hope they get that mess with the mileage figured out! Either way - you did a fantastic job :)

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BRAVE_NEW_ME 2/15/2010 8:16PM

    Ick. They fixed just SOME of the length discrepancies? That's no fun. Hopefully they'll get the rest of them sorted out soon.

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MBSHAZZER 2/15/2010 7:45PM

    That is frustrating!!! The course not being measured right is one of my big pet peeves. My marathon was a full quarter mile LONGER!!! You guys rocked it no matter what! I love the shirts!

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BRUIN2 2/15/2010 6:37PM

    I'm willing to bet that the race organizers will receive many an email about the discrepancies in leg lengths - never mess with runners...we're an anal bunch!! hehe.

Sounds like the relay was a blast. And what a swag bag!!!

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FITTYTIF 2/15/2010 6:32PM

    Hope it is figured out for you. NOt sure how all these things work. I have heard however mapmyrun is not always accurate. BUt I really have not idea what I am talking about! Good luck!

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I have a confession...

Monday, February 15, 2010

... my food has been pretty ridiculous for the past few days! :P

But the good news is my body is now craving lots of clean simple food, so I'm looking forward to a positive week. No race deadlines to prepare for, just a lot of lifting, a little rowing, and a little running. Should be nice.

I studied the course map and calculated our "adjusted" paces for the team and sent them out. Even with adjustment, CLOVERR1 ran her leg in like 8:04 min miles (although the race results had her at 7:14!!!! SPEEDSTER!) hahahaha :D At least the rankings for each leg would still be accurate since everyone ran the same length and she was ranked 9th of the 38 people who ran, so that's pretty awesome. :D

My pace turned out to 11:47 - very happy with that, even if I was 36/38 relay runners. I think the other teams tended to have fast people on that last leg because I definitely saw relay folks passing me in that leg -- looking at the times before adjustment (of which mine was like 12:50) I saw some 9's, a lot of 10's, some 11's, and only a few 12's. And knowing those runners were probably around 1min faster than the time listed there, they were almost all much speedier than me in a way I would NOT be happy about without knowing they were faster than what was listed! HAHA :D You know what I mean?

The course was kind of hilly!!! Overall it was more downhill than uphill, but the elevation curve was like - up, down, up, long down -- OVERALL. But if you look closer it was lots of little ups and downs throughout those overall trends. HAHAHA :D I really enjoyed the course, though -- there were great spectators. I joked with one of my teammates about how I never expect to finish a marathon in 4:40 (our time was like 4:39:18), so it was fun to be at the post marathon party when it was still in full swing instead of showing up straggling at the end hoping there's still food. :D HAHAHAHA.

But it was really neat running there at the end with the full marathoners -- I could see they were tired a lot of them. Some walking and stretching, some just doggedly putting one foot in front of another to just keep going. I had a smile on my face a lot and was really enjoying myself -- but I tried not to look too peppy when I passed a marathoner because I'm not sure how much I'd love seeing that if I were them. I'd be like "STUPID RELAY RUNNER. You've only been out here since mile 18!!!!!" But I still felt a sense of comraderie with them because I had BEEN THERE before. Not as fast as them -- so definitely a lot of respect for being among those who had made it to that point in the marathon so much faster than I had as well... but I was there and I know how tough it is in those final miles. My favorite part was probably the cheering/support station somehwere after mile 25 - they had gummi bears! :D hehehe. Just the thing to bring a smile to someone's face when they're closing in on the finish line, too. :)

Well. I'm sleepy. Yesterday meant waking up at 4:30AM after about 5 hrs of sleep (maybe) then I was up until after maybe 8pm when I fell asleep on the couch a few times throughout the night, waking up around 1-2 am for the final time, watching Olympics, and going to bed way too late. HAHAHA. I mean, I got plenty of sleep but not all in a row and it was weird. I'm thinking tonight I should go to sleep pretty easily and get on a better schedule for the week.

I was saving photos from my camera to my external hard drive and deleting them off the camera memory when I saw my "before" pictures from NROL4W. Not pretty. Not that right now I feel any prettier in general, but my arms and shoulders are definitely showing more definition! I had like... no bicep bump before (flexing even - sad!), and I know in the mirror now I can see a curve on my shoulders and then a curve for my biceps - so I know I'm building some muscle! I have like -- 3weeks left of Stage 1. Two more regular weeks (the last variation on sets and reps for these workouts), and then a week of doing the exercises with the same weight I used the first week - one set, as many reps as possible. As a gauge of how far I've come. I'm anxious to get to Stage 2 where the HIIT gets added at the end of the workouts. I think at this rate I'm still going to finish maybe in June? Which means I'll be done close to gearing up for marathon training probably, aiming for another fall marathon of some kind. So I think that will be perfect -- then I can focus on maintaining my muscle while training as best as possible. Last time I had started kinda trying to build muscle like... in the summer. And then a month or two later, marathon training! And regattas coming up! And I was a running and rowing machine and my ST fell by the wayside. I will NOT let that happen this year!

OK - ready to get back focused this week. :)

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RUN_LIFT_EAT 2/17/2010 7:45AM

    Congrats on the relay!

I think your plan sounds great! Having more time to pack on muscle before you start marathon training will definitely help you out!

I can't wait to see how the HIIT workouts out!!

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MEGABOMB 2/16/2010 12:21PM

    Hey, I hear ya on the food front. I'm about to walk in the kitchen to dump the rest of the ripple chips out of the bag into the trash, and open the remaining dip and throw coffee grinds in it. This has got to stop, and my body is telling me it has since I'm also craving fresh fruit and healthy options. Way to recognize! And congrats on the relay! It sounds like so much fun. I definitely have to organize a relay for some race in the near future.

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SEEHOLZ 2/15/2010 4:58PM

    I hate relay runners on a marathon course.. they zoom by you-LOL... IMOP, they shoudl keep them separate, but since that's a pipedream, who cares, right?
So, I love your idea of keeping toned and sexy during marathon season.. it happens to all of us... it's hard to fit all of it in and not be too tired running like miles upon miles... I so hope my leg gets better and I get to train for a longer race... that would be fabulous!
I love your honesty... $hit happens and you are raining it in- that's all that matters...

P.S. I got my DH and DS heart shaped bubbles and chocotes... so it's a lot lamer than you... guys are much harder-LOL- on V-day!

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SWEATONCEADAY 2/15/2010 4:35PM

    i had to read this twice because every time i saw your blog title i started singer Usher's Confession song and could not concentrate. i have to try one of these relays sometime soon. i need to start running with the club again so i can find a team. my food hasn't been to hot either but that seems to be the case since january lol. i hear you on when it is weird craving the good stuff.

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 2/15/2010 3:40PM

    LOL as far as the eating, I've honestly never looked so forward to Lent, before!

Sounds like you've got A Plan with the muscle. I'm very fond of mine, LOL. I find myself worrying about them going away if I don't do feel like I'm doing enough lifting!

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    My Hero(ine)!

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HEALTHY4CAROLYN 2/15/2010 3:24PM

    WOOHOOO!!! You go!!

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JOHNBABJR 2/15/2010 2:38PM

    I know you'll have a great week, Dana. I'm always amazed at how much better I feel when I eat healthier meals.

I look forward to hearing how energizing this week will be for you!

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CLOVERR1 2/15/2010 2:00PM

    Ditto on the better eating front...but you gotta admit, dinner (and dessert) at that Italian place the evening before the race was fabulous!

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MBSHAZZER 2/15/2010 1:09PM

    PUMP IRON, DANA!!! RAWR! Muscles are SEXY!!

Glad you had such a good time doing the relay. I ran one race that had a relay, and yes, it was really annoying to encounter a "fresh" runner when I was feeling so tired! But also a bit energizing in a way!

Have a great week!

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SKYFYRE 2/15/2010 1:05PM

    Yeah for muscle!

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FITTYTIF 2/15/2010 12:59PM

    WOW That seems like a lot of work figuring the times. It also sounded like a fun time!

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JOPAPGH 2/15/2010 12:58PM

    Time to start a new food streak here too!

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