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More than just a race!

Friday, April 13, 2012

I've been trying to think of a JASR blog... I've read so many wonderful blogs, looked at so many amazing pictures... I have to say that this year's JASR was just unbelievable. It inspired me in so many ways... Since JASR I have:

emoticon bought new kicks that are going to help me run better. I got to be around runners who took their gear very seriously, and I was inspired to take more of an interest in my own. I also bought a new running skirt and jacket/vest out there, and I'm so excited to be wearing the skirt tomorrow on my run!

emoticon I was inspired to take my actual *running* more seriously. I made a running date with a Tough Mudder teammate (well, two - we have our second one tomorrow!), and I went back to running with the local running club. And I was SO thrilled to have gotten in 4.25 miles with them on Thursday night!

emoticon My nutrition has greatly improved since I got back. I realized that the only way I could truly enjoy the occasional blizzard (or five) would be to watch what I'm eating the rest of the time and track everything.

Penny, if you can find the time to run with a little Roo, then I can surely find time to run myself!
Anne, if you can find the time to run with 11 kids, I can certainly find time with *one* husband who works the opposite shift as I do!
Anne and Bobby, if you can find the time to run while planning and organizing such an amazing event, I can find the time to run!
Lynn, if you can find the time to run while arranging surprise visits (!), I can certainly find the time to run.

I just can't begin to put into words how inspiring you all are. You make me realize why I love to run. It's not just about PRs and logging miles, but it's about the friendships and the joy of being around people who, even though they may be far far away, "get" you like anyone who might be your neighbor.

I love you all and don't know what I'd do without you.


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BILLALEX70 4/14/2012 6:07PM

    emoticon great recap of the weekend!

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ROSET491 4/14/2012 4:25PM

    Great Blog!! I'm going to really have to try to get there next year!! How far is it for you??

Keep up the great work!!!


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    No, you can't put Brad in a jogging stroller BUT if he's working while you're running then you know he's taken care of. :)
Such a great blog(again!!) and I'm glad to see all that you got out of the weekend. it still seems surreal to me that I got to meet all ofyou!!!! WOW!!!!

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CFMOSS 4/14/2012 6:45AM

    Your reflections truly indicate how uplifting the race was and hrmmmmph not all that far from me.

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RUNNINGWILD 4/14/2012 2:39AM

    emoticon Yes you can!!
But, in your defense, you can't stuff Brad in a jogging stroller emoticon

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