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JENSHAY1
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4/17/14 4:38 P

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My continuing hip saga, lol...Well the Dr. said I don't have any arthritis (Yay). But he wants to rule out a stress fracture before giving me the go ahead to continue running high mileage...So bone scan it is-hopefully the first of next week.


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4/17/14 11:33 A

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Ail and Sharon...thanks for the advice. My Dr's appt is at 1:30 today so I am hoping to find out something. I'll have to check around for a good chiropractor. I never go to doctors so it is hard finding someone I trust...I haven't ran all week, so I'm very jealous that you guys have ran. I feel terrible...fat and pudgy, lol. I hope he tells me I can still run and that it's nothing to be concerned about...I'll keep you posted.


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4/17/14 10:49 A

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Sharon, good that you did your run anyway, I talked myself down to 2 miles instead of 4... it was on the mill. I did get in 20 min. of weight training, so it was ok. workout today.
Jen, I agree with Sharon, the chiro must be someone who understands sports (and running) and not just spine manipulator! I had very good experience with mine. However, I did go first to the doctor and when that did not really go anywhere - I went to a chiro.

"I believe in an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out." - Arthur Hays Sulzberger


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Jen, I only see a chiro for my sports aches and pains. A chiro (a good one at least) will address the root cause of the problem. For example, I was having IT band issues... my chiro traced it back to a shoulder problem. Shoulder hunches, everything goes out of whack and my IT band gets sore. I don't know that an orthopedist would have gotten that. Good luck!

Jeri, good luck at your tri! Is the swim in a pool?

Weight training yesterday and 6 miles this AM. I was NOT feeling the run, but did it anyway.

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts" - Winston Churchill

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4/15/14 1:07 P

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I'm so happy everyone is getting their run on...The last I ran was last Thursday...I did 4.5 miles and felt ok, but my hip is still not right. I have a Dr.'s appointment on Thursday to make sure that I can still run without creating more problems.

I've had a few people recommend that I see a chiropractor. Have any of you seen a chiropractor instead of a Dr.? I'm hoping this won't turn into a big deal and that I can just get back with my training...I have been doing some circuit training, hopefully it will keep my fitness level up.


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Jeri, good luck!! I had spinning this morning, feeling very good!

"I believe in an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out." - Arthur Hays Sulzberger


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4/15/14 11:16 A

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Tonight is bike sprint (trainer) night after work. One hour of hard sprints. My tri is on the 26th. I need strong legs.
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She woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses...
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CURRENT PRs:
3K: 16:28
5K: 27:13
10K: 58:10
HM: 2:14:00
MAR: 5:54:00
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UPCOMING RACES:

April 26, 2014: Heart & Sole Triathlon
May 4, 2014: Flying Pig HM
June 14, 2014: Bourbon Derby Half Marathon
Oct 12, 2014: Iron Horse Half Marathon
Nov 1, 2014: Monumental Marathon
May 16, 2015: Horse Capital Marathon


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4/15/14 9:46 A

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Ail, you are absolutely RIGHT about that!

6 miles thsi AM... I had a little DOMS from my weight workout on Sunday... also did the stairs at work today

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts" - Winston Churchill

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4/14/14 11:07 A

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I went to the gym this morning and got a weight workout in as well as 2 miles on treadmill. I think when I exercise my brains work better. I wish you all a wonderful week!


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6 miles this AM.... it was hard getting going, but once I did, it was a great run

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts" - Winston Churchill

2012 Running Mileage: 2,065




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4/13/14 5:49 P

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I'm working on taxes now. I ended up with only 7 1/2 miles, but they were good miles, and a ton of fun. I blogged. www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_
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She woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses...
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CURRENT PRs:
3K: 16:28
5K: 27:13
10K: 58:10
HM: 2:14:00
MAR: 5:54:00
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UPCOMING RACES:

April 26, 2014: Heart & Sole Triathlon
May 4, 2014: Flying Pig HM
June 14, 2014: Bourbon Derby Half Marathon
Oct 12, 2014: Iron Horse Half Marathon
Nov 1, 2014: Monumental Marathon
May 16, 2015: Horse Capital Marathon


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4/13/14 5:47 P

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Happy anniversary, Ail! sounds delightful!

Jeri, hope the 10 miler was great!

Got tied up in taxes today, so just a 45 minute strength training workout today....

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts" - Winston Churchill

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4/13/14 2:33 P

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Quick hello, I am buried in work right now, last week-end my husband and I went to Monterey for our very delayed wedding anniversary and even more delayed his birthday. Stayed 2 nights and I got one beautiful 5 miles on the beach. My calves were pretty tight after that until we went to "Refuge", it's this wonderful spa where you have huge sauna, steam room, and pools and fire pits on open air (sauna and steam room are not in open air), you can plunge in "ice bath" and then relax by fire pits and it's just heaven.
Today I ran again 5 miles at my neighborhood, it was nice, now I have a clear head to continue working again. Happy runs everyone!

"I believe in an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out." - Arthur Hays Sulzberger


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4/13/14 9:06 A

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Oh yuck, Sharon. I hate the nausea feeling in the middle of the run.

I'm heading out for 10 in just a bit. I hope my daughter is ready to run!

She woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses...
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CURRENT PRs:
3K: 16:28
5K: 27:13
10K: 58:10
HM: 2:14:00
MAR: 5:54:00
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UPCOMING RACES:

April 26, 2014: Heart & Sole Triathlon
May 4, 2014: Flying Pig HM
June 14, 2014: Bourbon Derby Half Marathon
Oct 12, 2014: Iron Horse Half Marathon
Nov 1, 2014: Monumental Marathon
May 16, 2015: Horse Capital Marathon


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4/13/14 8:25 A

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Glad to hear that people are finally getting some spring weather!

So, yesterday I intended to run 10 miles. I went in the afternoon, which I don't normally do. I ate a light lunch about 2.5 hours before heading out. Not 2 miles in, I started feeling so nauseated, it was horrible. I kept on, thinking it would pass, but nope... At 8 miles, I had to stop and walk, something I NEVER have done before. I got bored walking and managed to grind out the last mile at a run, but UGH, felt so awful. Didn't feel better until about 8pm last night.

Guess I am not built to run on anything other than a completely empty stomach! So disappointing because the legs and lungs were willing, the stomach just wasn't

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts" - Winston Churchill

2012 Running Mileage: 2,065




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4/11/14 6:37 P

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Jeri - Sorry about your dog. Dogs are amazingly resilient though. My brother's dog jumped out of the car going at full speed on a CA freeway. Despite his injuries - he's adapted well. He's a happy dog and is doing fine now. I think my sister in-law feels much worse than him now.

Upcoming Races:
Gettysburg North/South Marathon - 27 Apr
Shires of Vermont Marathon - 18 May
Med City Marathon - 25 May
Hatfield & McCoy - 14 Jun
Loonies Midnight Madness Marathon - 19 Jul
Tupelo Marathon - 31 Aug
Beat the Blerch Marathon - 21 Sep
Texas Marathon - 1 Jan


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4/11/14 11:46 A

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Thanks Sharon...That gives me encouragement. I'll just keep on keepin' on emoticon

Jeri, so sorry about your dog. That is so hard. I love my animals like they are my children and I can't stand to see them in pain...

The weather is getting so nice now. I love being outside this time of year...


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Jen, slow and steady! You'll be back before you know it.... last year, I was injured for nearly 6 months (reduced mileage, not totally sidelined).... it sucked, but by October, everything was back to normal.

Jeri, so sorry to hear about your dog... that must be stressful because he can't tell you what is still hurting and you can't tell him it's all going to be OK.... my cat needed dental surgery in the fall and I felt so badly... he was so scared and to take him to the vet and leave him there when he was in pain was heartwrenching. Fortunately, animals have short memories!

5 miles this AM

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts" - Winston Churchill

2012 Running Mileage: 2,065




JERIBERI1
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4/11/14 10:39 A

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My workouts this week have absolutely stunk. My dog got hit by a car earlier this week, and he's got a broken pelvic bone. It's unbelievably stressful to nurse a hurt dog back to health. His pain is less today, but it is going to be a long recovery.

She woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses...
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CURRENT PRs:
3K: 16:28
5K: 27:13
10K: 58:10
HM: 2:14:00
MAR: 5:54:00
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UPCOMING RACES:

April 26, 2014: Heart & Sole Triathlon
May 4, 2014: Flying Pig HM
June 14, 2014: Bourbon Derby Half Marathon
Oct 12, 2014: Iron Horse Half Marathon
Nov 1, 2014: Monumental Marathon
May 16, 2015: Horse Capital Marathon


JENSHAY1
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4/11/14 10:35 A

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I ran 4.5 miles last night...still not where I want to be, but I'm still trying. I hate injuries...


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4/10/14 10:24 A

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Strength training yesterday and a very windy 6 miles today

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts" - Winston Churchill

2012 Running Mileage: 2,065




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4/9/14 5:18 P

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12km on muddy trails!

First trail run of spring and first run in a t-shirt of 2014!


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Ugh, under a rock at work.... 6 miles on Sunday and 7 today. Just skimmed the boards, looks like everyone is running and keeping busy!

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts" - Winston Churchill

2012 Running Mileage: 2,065




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4/8/14 11:21 A

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I ran three miles last night, rode my bike about 4.5 miles and did a circuit workout...I'm trying to stay in shape for my marathon since I'm not running my scheduled miles. I hope all works...


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It's good that you had no pain with your three miles. That's a good start!!

Saturday's track session was okay. The 9 mile long was on Sunday was super fun!! I love long runs!

She woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses...
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
CURRENT PRs:
3K: 16:28
5K: 27:13
10K: 58:10
HM: 2:14:00
MAR: 5:54:00
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UPCOMING RACES:

April 26, 2014: Heart & Sole Triathlon
May 4, 2014: Flying Pig HM
June 14, 2014: Bourbon Derby Half Marathon
Oct 12, 2014: Iron Horse Half Marathon
Nov 1, 2014: Monumental Marathon
May 16, 2015: Horse Capital Marathon


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4/7/14 11:53 A

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I was able to complete my 3 mile run Saturday with no pain. So far so good. I did quite a bit of yoga for the hips afterwards and a lot of foam rolling. Today, my hips feel normal. I just want it to stay that way.

Jeri- I totally agree with your advice. If I wasn't feeling any better by today, I was going to find a doctor to go to. I'm going to gradually increase my miles in hopes that I won't over do it and can still run my marathon in May, but if the pain creeps back, I will definitely get a professional opinion.


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Jen, you should definitely get it checked out. I was out all last year due to injury. It's not fun, and you don't need to get injured to that point. Really.

Today was speed workout on the track. Well, MY version of speed, anyway. Certainly not my coach's version of speed. Oh well. I'll improve.

She woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses...
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CURRENT PRs:
3K: 16:28
5K: 27:13
10K: 58:10
HM: 2:14:00
MAR: 5:54:00
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UPCOMING RACES:

April 26, 2014: Heart & Sole Triathlon
May 4, 2014: Flying Pig HM
June 14, 2014: Bourbon Derby Half Marathon
Oct 12, 2014: Iron Horse Half Marathon
Nov 1, 2014: Monumental Marathon
May 16, 2015: Horse Capital Marathon


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4/5/14 10:31 A

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Well, I am going to try to run a normal 3 miles this morning. I've got to get back on track. The hip has started acting up again, so I'm just going to try to work through it today. My body is begging me to run. Maybe that is all I need, lol...If not, I guess I'll make an appointment with a Dr. I just want to be sure it's not a stress fracture...


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Jeri, I just read up on what a Brick workout is...That sounds really tough, but a good workout idea for anyone who is seriously interested in being fit...That gives me a reason to want to incorporate weight training into my workouts...especially now while I'm keeping my mileage low...Great job! I hope you are able to get up and go today...


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Sharon, did you eat something weird? Jen, I'm glad you're improving. You're playing it smart by not pushing it.

Last night I did a really hard brick workout, and this morning I couldn't drag myself out of bed to go to the pool. Exhausting!!

She woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses...
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CURRENT PRs:
3K: 16:28
5K: 27:13
10K: 58:10
HM: 2:14:00
MAR: 5:54:00
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UPCOMING RACES:

April 26, 2014: Heart & Sole Triathlon
May 4, 2014: Flying Pig HM
June 14, 2014: Bourbon Derby Half Marathon
Oct 12, 2014: Iron Horse Half Marathon
Nov 1, 2014: Monumental Marathon
May 16, 2015: Horse Capital Marathon


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The hip is still improving..not 100% yet, but I took yesterday and today off just to make sure there won't be any issues. I'm hoping I can ease back into my training tomorrow.

Sharon, the itching is really wierd...kindof scary. Hope you figure out what it is from so you can avoid it in the future.

Happy running!


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Jen, no hurting is good! And I'm sure the yoga will help!

2 days off... in a row! Unheard of! I had a weird allergic reaction to something and was totally itchy all over, including inside my ears and down my throat... couldn't face running. Feeling better today though! 6 miles this AM

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I am so happy...I went out for a slow walk tonight - 3 miles - and I was able to run...very slowly, but it didn't hurt. I came back home and did some yoga stretches for about 20 minutes and my hip feels pretty good. Hopefully, it will still feel this way in the morning...


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Drive by.... 8 miles on Friday and 6 today... very windy here but otherwise the weather is great! I am jealous of whoever is / was on vacation!

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts" - Winston Churchill

2012 Running Mileage: 2,065




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Jen, I hope your hip feels better soon.

We didn't do the 5K yesterday. It was pouring rain and very cold. The race started at 11:00. It was on a horse farm, so there were weird rules. I went to my daughter's house to pick her up. Her 8 yr old son was running, too. The 4 yr old decided he wanted to come, even though it was really rainy (torrential downpour) and really cold (in the high 30s, and very windy). She grabbed the stroller, and we all went to the horse farm. We got there, and the guy said, "Oh, no strollers allowed because the horses don't like them." Uggghhhh... There is all kinds of farm equipment on those horse farm roads. I can't imagine strollers would upset them any more than runners would. So we picked up our race packets, and we all went to the Y. We ran around the indoor track. I had a really, really good speed workout, and it was nice and dry. Afterward, my 8 yr old grandson played basketball in the Y gym. It was a much better day than a super rainy, windy, cold cold 5K.

Today my daughter and I are running around her block (7 miles). She's having knee issues (arthritis), and she's run 10+ two weekends in a row. 7 is okay today.

She woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses...
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CURRENT PRs:
3K: 16:28
5K: 27:13
10K: 58:10
HM: 2:14:00
MAR: 5:54:00
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UPCOMING RACES:

April 26, 2014: Heart & Sole Triathlon
May 4, 2014: Flying Pig HM
June 14, 2014: Bourbon Derby Half Marathon
Oct 12, 2014: Iron Horse Half Marathon
Nov 1, 2014: Monumental Marathon
May 16, 2015: Horse Capital Marathon


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I'm still in recovery mode so I haven't done much running this week. I only have 7 weeks until my marathon. But I know if I run long runs now, I won't be able to run the marathon at all, so I'm just waiting for the pain in my hip to get a little better. It does feel a little better today, I may be able to get a few short runs in this next week.

Plumeria, the vacation sounds fun. It is fun to see active people. It helps to have nice weather too . At least you were able to ride a bike. That is great...

Jeri-how was your 5K?




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I ran 6 miles, it was hard because it was a quality run. I only have 9 1/2 weeks til my marathon yikes! I missed all my runs last week because I went on vacation to San Diego, CA. I love it there! Saw lots of runners, people playing volleyball, bicyclists, and people playing catch on the beach. Loved being in an active place. I rented a bike twice and went for two bike rides along the beach, that was fun!

Jeriberi1-have a fun 5k tomorrow! My husband is also training for a tri, that's a lot of work, good job!


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Good morning. I've been feeling kind of blah all week, but I'm starting to feel a lot better. I had a really good swim yesterday, and that helped with my motivation. I'm getting faster in the water, and it's becoming effortless. In another few months, I will be the person to beat in the water (at least as far as old ladies go, haha). My running speed is also coming back to me. Now if I can only get my confidence on the bicycle, I will be doing great!! Sunday I'm going to get on my bike outside and say, "I am in control of this thing." My first outdoor tri is April 26th.

Tomorrow I have a rainy local 5K. All my cool friends are doing a super hilly HM tomorrow. But I really didn't have race-pace hills on my recovery schedule, so I passed on the race. I'm totally jealous of them :-)

She woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses...
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CURRENT PRs:
3K: 16:28
5K: 27:13
10K: 58:10
HM: 2:14:00
MAR: 5:54:00
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UPCOMING RACES:

April 26, 2014: Heart & Sole Triathlon
May 4, 2014: Flying Pig HM
June 14, 2014: Bourbon Derby Half Marathon
Oct 12, 2014: Iron Horse Half Marathon
Nov 1, 2014: Monumental Marathon
May 16, 2015: Horse Capital Marathon


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Ran 13.5 miles last Sunday see it's almost Sunday again... Oops.

Jen hope you can work out your shins issue.

Sharon hope you can time to de-stress.

Hope everyone is having great runs. Hope your future ones are great.

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I had to walk 2 miles last night, I couldn't run :( My left hip is so sore...I have shin splints on my right leg. It is so frustrating. I tried stretching it out, rolling on the roller and nothing is helping. I think I'm just going to have to take it easy for the rest of the week. I'll need to do some strength training in the meantime...Hopefully, it won't put me too far behind...

It sounds like everyone is busy, busy...Happy running!


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My weights haven been neglected, sadly. I am wildly stressed out and a weight workout just doens't help the stress. Running does, so that's what I'm doing... I cannot wait till life calms down a bit....5 miles for me this AM. All I could manage. I did take the stairs at work, 8 flights!

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I ran 2.29 miles on the mill today and did weights. Tomorrow and Friday is going to be too busy for exercise, just work, work, work! See you guys next week-end!

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I give them credit for not using Active for the registration. I bet they didn't expect that many people to try to register right away. As soon as I saw they featured it on Runners World, I knew it was going to sell out fast. I made a point to register as soon as it opened because I figured something like that would happen.
They said if this one went well they would do more "Beat the Blerch" races in other locations. I think this proved it's a popular idea.

Upcoming Races:
Gettysburg North/South Marathon - 27 Apr
Shires of Vermont Marathon - 18 May
Med City Marathon - 25 May
Hatfield & McCoy - 14 Jun
Loonies Midnight Madness Marathon - 19 Jul
Tupelo Marathon - 31 Aug
Beat the Blerch Marathon - 21 Sep
Texas Marathon - 1 Jan


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A lot of people got really mad about the registration for that race. The site kept crashing, and some people got in but their friends didn't. Next year they'll have to fix that.

She woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses...
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CURRENT PRs:
3K: 16:28
5K: 27:13
10K: 58:10
HM: 2:14:00
MAR: 5:54:00
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UPCOMING RACES:

April 26, 2014: Heart & Sole Triathlon
May 4, 2014: Flying Pig HM
June 14, 2014: Bourbon Derby Half Marathon
Oct 12, 2014: Iron Horse Half Marathon
Nov 1, 2014: Monumental Marathon
May 16, 2015: Horse Capital Marathon


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Jerii - I saw "Beat the Blerch"sold out in 30 minutes. It almost took me that long to register. I must have just squeaked in. I was waiting on the computer as soon as the site opened. It was unserviceable for almost 20 minutes and then the page kept freezing up. I think some people accidentally registered multiple times.


Upcoming Races:
Gettysburg North/South Marathon - 27 Apr
Shires of Vermont Marathon - 18 May
Med City Marathon - 25 May
Hatfield & McCoy - 14 Jun
Loonies Midnight Madness Marathon - 19 Jul
Tupelo Marathon - 31 Aug
Beat the Blerch Marathon - 21 Sep
Texas Marathon - 1 Jan


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No running, just core workout, glutes and lots of stretching, too much work here too!!

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Drive by! Swamped... managed a very rainy 5 miles today

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Beat the Blerch sold out fast!!!

She woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses...
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CURRENT PRs:
3K: 16:28
5K: 27:13
10K: 58:10
HM: 2:14:00
MAR: 5:54:00
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UPCOMING RACES:

April 26, 2014: Heart & Sole Triathlon
May 4, 2014: Flying Pig HM
June 14, 2014: Bourbon Derby Half Marathon
Oct 12, 2014: Iron Horse Half Marathon
Nov 1, 2014: Monumental Marathon
May 16, 2015: Horse Capital Marathon


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I don't know why but 10Ks seem hard to find around here too. According to stats I've seen, 10Ks are almost as popular as halts as far as participation levels.
Jeri - that looks like a nice marathon. I'm doing Shires of Vermont that weekend otherwise I'd be tempted. I need a marathon in VT and they don't have a lot of options.
I signed up for the "Beat the Blerch" Marathon in Sept. I tried to register as soon as it opened up and the website kept crashing. I suspect a lot of people were trying to register at the same time. It is featured on Runners World and it sounds so cool - I bet it sells out fast.

Upcoming Races:
Gettysburg North/South Marathon - 27 Apr
Shires of Vermont Marathon - 18 May
Med City Marathon - 25 May
Hatfield & McCoy - 14 Jun
Loonies Midnight Madness Marathon - 19 Jul
Tupelo Marathon - 31 Aug
Beat the Blerch Marathon - 21 Sep
Texas Marathon - 1 Jan


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Well, I survived the 15...I had to walk fast the last 3 miles because it was all uphill and I was tired, but I was okay with that. My hips are a little sore today, but tolerable. I need to learn how to use my roller. I have never used it before, but I think I will give it a try tonight after my 4 miles.

10 Miles sounds like an ideal race right now...I think after this marathon, I'm going to focus on my speed and stick to the shorter distances...

I really enjoy taking in all the scenery. It just feels so serene. I haven't stopped to climb a tree yet, but I did see a pregnant deer cross the road and two huge geese on the trail that I run. It was cool!



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Jeri, how neat that you are #3!! Super cool!

Teal, I love a 10k for the reasons stated. Very rare to find them around where I live though, not sure why.

Super busy lately.... planned for 10 on Saturday that turned into 6, just wasn't feeling it. Then I woke up at 2:30 this AM and couldn't fall back asleep... so I was pretty happy that I managed 5 today.

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Jeri, that new marathon looks amazing! I bet it's one of those where you feel more happiness than pain when running because of all that great scenery!
I am back at home, ran this morning 3 miles on the mill and did weights, feeling ready for the work week.



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I ran 11 miles of hills with my daughter today. Slowly, with lots of stops for pictures. We take pictures of everything. And we climb stuff -- trees, bridges, etc.

She woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses...
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CURRENT PRs:
3K: 16:28
5K: 27:13
10K: 58:10
HM: 2:14:00
MAR: 5:54:00
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UPCOMING RACES:

April 26, 2014: Heart & Sole Triathlon
May 4, 2014: Flying Pig HM
June 14, 2014: Bourbon Derby Half Marathon
Oct 12, 2014: Iron Horse Half Marathon
Nov 1, 2014: Monumental Marathon
May 16, 2015: Horse Capital Marathon


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I ran a 10K this morning. The last time I ran a 10K was in college (over 25 years ago). It's an interesting and fun distance. Not as fast and painful as a 5K and nowhere near as draining as a marathon. I think I'll stick to marathons though.

Upcoming Races:
Gettysburg North/South Marathon - 27 Apr
Shires of Vermont Marathon - 18 May
Med City Marathon - 25 May
Hatfield & McCoy - 14 Jun
Loonies Midnight Madness Marathon - 19 Jul
Tupelo Marathon - 31 Aug
Beat the Blerch Marathon - 21 Sep
Texas Marathon - 1 Jan


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Jen you'll do great on your 15 mile long run just take it slow and easy. I generally wear compression sleeves for runs 10 miles and over. My calves hurt after hill runs over 10 miles if I don't wear them. They just tighten up. I had shin splits when I was little but I seem to avoid them now. Don't know why.

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Signed up for a brand new marathon. It's not until next year. I was the 3rd one signed up. Check it out :-)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Horse-Capit
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CURRENT PRs:
3K: 16:28
5K: 27:13
10K: 58:10
HM: 2:14:00
MAR: 5:54:00
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UPCOMING RACES:

April 26, 2014: Heart & Sole Triathlon
May 4, 2014: Flying Pig HM
June 14, 2014: Bourbon Derby Half Marathon
Oct 12, 2014: Iron Horse Half Marathon
Nov 1, 2014: Monumental Marathon
May 16, 2015: Horse Capital Marathon


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Jen, stretch, ice and foam roll!

Ail, safe travels!

6 miles yesterday and then 3 today plus 45 minutes of strength training and then 8 flights of stairs at work

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Greetings, going home today! I ran finally 2 miles on the mill this morning and did some weights and stretching. My sinuses got angry again here and I am very tired of that! So glad to go home.

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Full moon beach party sounds really fun...

I ran 7 miles on the hills last night...my legs got so tired and I felt like I had shin splints, but this morning when I got up they were fine...I just don't want to over train. I need to run 15 miles this weekend and I hope my legs can hold up. I've never gotten this far in my training before, so I'm not quite sure what to expect. I would imagine that running 24 + miles per week would make my legs tired and sore...


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Stayed up WAY too late on Sunday night... every month, there is a full moon party on the beach across the street from my house... too much fun, but definitely a late night! So, rest day on Monday

7 windy miles for me this AM

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10 miles Saturday. The weather was great. 3 miles on the treadmill tonight. I am so tired for some reason. The TM just about kills me now that I've ran outside, but it was too cold to run outside tonight. I hope I have more energy for my 15 mile run on Saturday :(


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Ran 5k speedwork on Sat and 13.1 mile long slow run on Sunday. Sunday was rainy thunderstorms and windy so I had to split my workout in 2

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Hello, thank you for the anniversary wishes! I ran 2.5 miles this morning on the mill and did weights and core workout. Next 3 days will be very difficult to get anything done, every day is so full of meetings, but I'll try.


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Ail, happy anniversary!!! You travel so much to Asia,, I'm sure a little one hour time change is nothing for you. I would definitely have a hard time being productive with so many time zone changes.

Jeri, great job on your race! I'm sure your daughter appreciated your company and it sounds like a great day! Hope you find a better bathing suit soon, too ;-)

Jen, I have been slacking on the weight training as well, but what I do if I don't have time for a full weight workout is to alternate situps or other ab work with pushups. I do 10 perfect pushups and then 30 situps or 30 seconds of planking, then 10 perfect pushups, etc, etc. I find it helps keep things "contained"!

8 speedy miles for me yesterday and 6 slower miles today.... it's very windy but cooler and dry. The ocean color is gorgeous and lots of people have been out using the beach, exercising, fishing, etc!

Off to work on my taxes, blech!

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Congratulations Jerri, that's the best feeling - when you can trust yourself!
I ran 5 miles on the mill this morning, watching the sun come up and all the trucks driving by bringing in the equipment and materials for next weeks tradeshow! The way things are done here is so different from US, but it works for what we need so I'm not complaining!
By the way, it's already Sunday here and our wedding anniversary, my husband and I have been married for 21 years! We are going to celebrate early April in Monteray, CA.

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Checking in (not from Shanghai). I just got home from my 10 miler. What a fun race!! I was going to actually race for speed, but instead I ran with my daughter. She's been having knee issues for about a year, and New Year's Day was her longest run lately (5 miles). She's run a total of about 15 miles since New Year's Day. She was afraid she would do awful today. I stayed with her, because I know she is an awesome runner and could pull off a 10 miler at a not-so-horrible pace, even with a sore knee and no training. Her pace wasn't bad. Mile 5 kinda stunk, and I'm not sure why. Then she got good again. Our pace was about a minute per mile slower than what I would have run if I were not running with her today. Finally at 8.83 she told me to go on. I dropped my pace and ran in, coming in about 3 minutes before she did. I was very proud of the way she pulled out a 10 mile run from nothing. Plus, I felt really, really strong, and I feel like I could run 10 more miles right now. I know I've got a really good 10K in me, and a really good HM in me. Today I felt as if I could have easily set a PR. Everything about the race was perfect. Since I used it as a training run, I know the Flying Pig HM is going to be awesome!

She woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses...
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CURRENT PRs:
3K: 16:28
5K: 27:13
10K: 58:10
HM: 2:14:00
MAR: 5:54:00
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UPCOMING RACES:

April 26, 2014: Heart & Sole Triathlon
May 4, 2014: Flying Pig HM
June 14, 2014: Bourbon Derby Half Marathon
Oct 12, 2014: Iron Horse Half Marathon
Nov 1, 2014: Monumental Marathon
May 16, 2015: Horse Capital Marathon


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Greetings from Shanghai, just did 20 min. on spinning bike with a screen and instruction! Funny but efficient, then did weights and then ran 3 miles on the mill. Sharon, nothing like 15 hours time difference will make you forget the time change! It's Saturday morning here already.

Everyone here has such a great running environments, I think that's something that helps us to continue! Yay for rescuing puppies and keeping them off the streets.

Have a great week-end everyone!


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Plumeria – Oh no…sore from your yoga I know, when I do my power yoga it makes me sore, especially the abs and core. Now that I am running higher miles, I’m having a hard time fitting in my yoga or having the energy to do it…I know it’s what helps me feel better though. My muscles don’t get so tight if I stretch out with a little yoga.

Sharon – I am totally jealous that you have sand and a beach to run on. That sounds wonderful. Oh, but nothing makes me sadder than to see an animal hurt. Poor puppy, I hope it is ok…I always have a hard time adjusting to the time change. I’m happy that it is lighter later because that’s when I run, but I’m not very happy when the alarm goes off in the morning…

Jeri – That is a good job, rescuing the puppy from the middle of the road. You did your good deed for the day. Boy, I wish I could feel comfortable in a swimming suit. My skin just looks horrible. I keep thinking I’m going to “reload my guns” but it doesn’t help any…my arms are so saggy. It stinks getting older. I’ve been trying to do 25 “girl” pushups every day to help my arms for when I go on vacation in a few months…but I’m afraid it’s a lost cause.

I ran 4 miles on the treadmill tonight with my new green shoes. They are flashy. I bought a half size bigger than my last pair and my feet look ginormous. Oh well, I’m just hoping I won’t lose any toenails in my marathon. I guess that is the purpose of the big shoe, haha.

Good night everyone!



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Awww. Poor puppy!! I had to stop on my way home from work today and actually get out of my car in the middle of the road to stop traffic to get a puppy out of the road. When I got out of my car, the puppy barked at me and ran back to the sidewalk. Thankfully, he didn't get hurt during his afternoon escapades.

I ordered a new bathing suit from SwimOutlet, and it arrived today. Too small. Oh my gosh, the back fat sticking out of the suit near my right armpit was just disgusting!! That is where I have had a muscle removed, thanks to a horrible surgeon who did my original shoulder replacement 14 years ago. It's not exactly back fat. It's just skin where there is no muscle because he removed it. So it's floppy skin right there, and it smooshed up and came out of the suit like back fat. Ugghhh... Oh well. They have a good return policy. I'll return the suit and get one 2 sizes bigger so my non-muscle skin won't smoosh out the top.

She woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses...
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CURRENT PRs:
3K: 16:28
5K: 27:13
10K: 58:10
HM: 2:14:00
MAR: 5:54:00
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UPCOMING RACES:

April 26, 2014: Heart & Sole Triathlon
May 4, 2014: Flying Pig HM
June 14, 2014: Bourbon Derby Half Marathon
Oct 12, 2014: Iron Horse Half Marathon
Nov 1, 2014: Monumental Marathon
May 16, 2015: Horse Capital Marathon


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Jeri, no matter the age of your kids, the mom instinct is always there!

Cemetary running sounds peaceful. I have a sandy and partially paved path along the ocean... also very peaceful, esp in the AM but very dark... not a lot of lights because of the sea turtles.

This AM, as I was finishing my run up in the park, there was a group of people with a crying puppy. Apparently, the owners were getting it ready for its walk and he darted out the door before the leash could go on. The puppy was hit by a car (which didn't stop) but a group of park exercisers rescued it from the road and were trying to calm it down before the owners arrived. I felt so badly for the poor puppy, but it seemed like only it's paw was broken. Fingers crossed that it's OK and healing.

5 miles. I am having a hard time with the time change

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Jen-I did yoga on Monday and I was super sore on Tuesday lol! It felt so relaxing and great when I did it though.

I did speedwork yesterday, 5 miles, my abs are sore today.

Happy running!!!


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Wow...I have never been bitten by a dog other than my own, lol...Our cemetery is .75 miles around the perimeter. But if I run all the roads in between it adds up pretty fast...

Have a nice day everyone :)


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Cemetery running is always nice. Our cemetery is a mile around the perimeter, but I always cut through all the paths, and zigzag everywhere. I get a combination of gravel, grass, and pavement. Plus hills. It's not an easy run for inexperienced runners, but sticking to the perimeter isn't too horrible. The only time I've ever been bitten by a dog while running was at the cemetery. Crazy off-leash Jack Russell.

She woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses...
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CURRENT PRs:
3K: 16:28
5K: 27:13
10K: 58:10
HM: 2:14:00
MAR: 5:54:00
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UPCOMING RACES:

April 26, 2014: Heart & Sole Triathlon
May 4, 2014: Flying Pig HM
June 14, 2014: Bourbon Derby Half Marathon
Oct 12, 2014: Iron Horse Half Marathon
Nov 1, 2014: Monumental Marathon
May 16, 2015: Horse Capital Marathon


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Sharon - I am really curious to go back and see where I fell. I know I don't pick my feet up too high when I'm running and I always skiff the toe of my shoe on the ground. Any slight shift in the sidewalk could have done it...My eye keeps getting blacker...I will be happy when that reminder is gone, lol.

Jeri - That is funny that you run in the cemetery. That is where I run too. In fact I ran my 7 miles at the cemetery last night. There was a beautiful, blue sky and I dressed light. I was still running when the sun went down and then it got cold. I still had 1 mile uphill to go to get home. I thought my hands were going to freeze off...I usually wear some mittens when I run in the cold but I didn't think it would be that cold. Thank goodness I had my ear warmer on.
It's great that you run with your daughter. It's good to be there to watch out for each other. Now that I fell, I've had several thoughts about what if I broke a bone or something and was unable to run home. I always carry my phone though, so I could call someone...Good luck on the 10 miler.

Our cemetery is kind of a public running place. Our neighborhood teases us about wanting to get to the cemetery sooner than necessary.. It is a little odd, I guess. There are about 7 different long loops. I kind of weaved back and forth through the loops to get my mileage.

Better go for now...I'm rambling...Have a great day everyone..


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Last night was an easy 3 in the cemetery. I slept in today, didn't go to the pool. (sleeping in is 5:30am). Yes, Sharon, my 10 miler is a race. I'm running with my daughter, and she is currently having knee issues. So I'm pretty sure it will be a mediocre effort. I just can't bring myself to leave her on the course, even though she's 31 years old. What if she gets lost, or in pain, or starts crying because of frustration?? I know, the mom in me is hard to squash, even if it means a PR. Of course, last October I ran a HM 6 weeks after my knee surgery, and she tried to stay with me. I purposely held back and took pictures just so she would go on.

She woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses...
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CURRENT PRs:
3K: 16:28
5K: 27:13
10K: 58:10
HM: 2:14:00
MAR: 5:54:00
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UPCOMING RACES:

April 26, 2014: Heart & Sole Triathlon
May 4, 2014: Flying Pig HM
June 14, 2014: Bourbon Derby Half Marathon
Oct 12, 2014: Iron Horse Half Marathon
Nov 1, 2014: Monumental Marathon
May 16, 2015: Horse Capital Marathon


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Once, I fell while running twice in one week in th exact same spot. I went back in the daylight (I run in the AM before the sun comes up) and there was nothing there, no broken pavement, nothing to trip over. For good measure, later that week, I slipped and fell down the stairs in my apartment building!

Jeri, is your 10 miler a race?

IT band seems OK, fingers crossed! I did 3 miles and strength training yesterday; 6 miles today. I'm having a hard time with the time change....



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This is a light week for me. 3 weeks hard, 1 week light. Leading up to my 10 miler, I'm good with a light week.

She woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses...
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CURRENT PRs:
3K: 16:28
5K: 27:13
10K: 58:10
HM: 2:14:00
MAR: 5:54:00
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UPCOMING RACES:

April 26, 2014: Heart & Sole Triathlon
May 4, 2014: Flying Pig HM
June 14, 2014: Bourbon Derby Half Marathon
Oct 12, 2014: Iron Horse Half Marathon
Nov 1, 2014: Monumental Marathon
May 16, 2015: Horse Capital Marathon


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Ail - Don't work too hard! Your travel sounds very interesting. I'm glad you are staying in a nice hotel with accommodations.

Jeri - My daughter was teasing me last night about falling. I've been falling a lot lately myself, without running. This year has been the worst. First, I fell down some icy steps last winter, then last spring my dog (German Shepherd) dragged me off 3 stairs into a pile of boulders by my driveway. Then a few weeks ago, my 3 year old granddaughter did a jumping summersault off of the couch and into me while I was holding my year old grandson. We all tumbled to the ground like bowling pins. Luckily no one was hurt. My arm got scraped up when my dog pulled me into the rocks, but that is the extent of it.

I'm hoping the weather holds out for tonight. We woke up with light snow this morning. I need to run 7 miles tonight and I really don't want to do it on the treadmill...It's pretty cloudy, so I'm not sure what to expect.

Hope everyone has a great evening...


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Good morning - yesterday 2 and today 3 miles on the mill... too much work. I hope you all have a great week!

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Jen, yes, falling is part of running. I've fallen several times, mostly on trails. Heck. I don't even have to be running to fall. I turned around in my driveway one time, lost my balance and fell into the street. I actually broke my eye socket! That was no fun. Ugghh... I hope you're feeling okay today. Usually the 2nd day feels worse than the first.

She woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses...
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CURRENT PRs:
3K: 16:28
5K: 27:13
10K: 58:10
HM: 2:14:00
MAR: 5:54:00
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UPCOMING RACES:

April 26, 2014: Heart & Sole Triathlon
May 4, 2014: Flying Pig HM
June 14, 2014: Bourbon Derby Half Marathon
Oct 12, 2014: Iron Horse Half Marathon
Nov 1, 2014: Monumental Marathon
May 16, 2015: Horse Capital Marathon


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Thanks everyone! I'm happy to realize that I'm not the only one who falls. 3 hard miles on the treadmill tonight. I bought some new running shoes because I feel like I'm getting shin splints. It is time. They are cute, mint green and black. They will make a statement next time I fall, lol.

Have a good day tomorrow...


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Good morning!! I blogged abt my tri if anyone wants to read it (same post as FB).

This is a rest week. I've got a 10 miler coming up Saturday, and I want to do reasonably well.

She woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses...
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CURRENT PRs:
3K: 16:28
5K: 27:13
10K: 58:10
HM: 2:14:00
MAR: 5:54:00
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UPCOMING RACES:

April 26, 2014: Heart & Sole Triathlon
May 4, 2014: Flying Pig HM
June 14, 2014: Bourbon Derby Half Marathon
Oct 12, 2014: Iron Horse Half Marathon
Nov 1, 2014: Monumental Marathon
May 16, 2015: Horse Capital Marathon


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Jeri, great job on the tri... I saw all of your awesomeness on FB!

Jen, sorry about the fall.... I fall ALL THE TIME while running!

Ail, sounds like an interesting trip... good to know the hotel has a nice gym.

MW, great long run!

I didn't do any exercise on Saturday at all! Just got a massage and did some work at my rental properties. Sunday, went for a LONG walk. Today, I planned for a little longer run but my IT band started acting up, so only 5 miles for me. So disappointed about the IT band...I've been so careful about not running too much post-marathon, I've been doing my glute exercises and using the foam roller... fingers crossed that it resolves itself...

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts" - Winston Churchill

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Got in 13.1 miles at the end of the day after doing 0.5 mile with my 2 year old son at a much slower pace. He loves to run but he had gotten some boots and thought he could run in them. Every time he wanted to run in the boots I wouldn't take him. He's back to wanting to run in running shoes so I took him out again. No hills on the 13.1 miles. I got to the bridge and before I got there it started raining hard. I will run through a rain if I'm on the course but have a hard time getting the motivation to start when it's raining.

Jeri - let us know how your first tri went.

Jen - i have fallen it tends to go hand in hand with running. Uneven surfaces, lose gravel, stepping of the roadway, potholes, and even tripping on air. It happens just have to learn how to deal with it.

Good luck during the week.

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Jeri - YAY!! I'm excited for you, I hope you enjoyed your tri!

Jen, I ran first time today wearing the same clothes I did when I fell in January (a little too hot for 68 degrees) - I first thought I should fix the holes (in the knee and elbow) but then I was worried that I would get chafing so I left them alone. It's funny how those things stay with you, you have the right attitude though, kids do fall all the time! It was a beautiful 8 mile run, partially cloudy with little sunshine at the end. Next Wednesday I'm flying to Shanghai again, and stay 9 days - this hotel at least has huge gym so hopefully I can keep running.



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MW - that is a fast pace. I wonder if I'll ever get that fast, lol. Good luck on the hills today.

Jeri - good luck on your tri - I'm excited to see how you do. I've really been thinking of adding some biking after my marathon. And now, you've got me interested it trying to swim. I'm kind of wanting to try everything now. I'm having so much fun.

I ran my 13 miles yesterday and walked 2...so a total of 15. I felt pretty good, but I did take a fall at about mile 11. I was getting a little tired and the sidewalk shifted. I went down with a scream and fell eye to eye with a cute puppy. I didn't get hurt. Just my pride. I got up and started running again. When I got home I have a black eye and a scrape on my cheek and my hand. At first I was feeling like an old lady, but then I decided that kids fall all the time, so I changed my perspective and now I feel like a kid who is having fun in the sunshine.

Hope everyone has a great week ;)





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Good morning! Off to my very first triathlon. Kinda nervous :-)

She woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses...
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CURRENT PRs:
3K: 16:28
5K: 27:13
10K: 58:10
HM: 2:14:00
MAR: 5:54:00
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
UPCOMING RACES:

April 26, 2014: Heart & Sole Triathlon
May 4, 2014: Flying Pig HM
June 14, 2014: Bourbon Derby Half Marathon
Oct 12, 2014: Iron Horse Half Marathon
Nov 1, 2014: Monumental Marathon
May 16, 2015: Horse Capital Marathon


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Ran 3 miles speedwork 8:59 pace on the road the track wasnt available as it was being resurfaced. Will run 13 miles with hills tomorrow.

Great job everybody.

Jen good luck on your long run I'm sure you'll do great.

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MB- I'm going to have to check out your quote. I have really enjoyed his book. I really feel like you do about the treadmill, even though I started running on the treadmill because I was too intimidated to run outside. (Isn't that silly?) There are good things about it though. Sakyong said that he bows to his treadmill when he uses it and is thankful that he has a working one. It has helped me appreciate it a little more...

It is beautiful out today. Blue skies and 50 something degrees. I am running 13 miles today and I can feel the excitement building. I've been waiting for 6 months to be able to run in weather like this.

I've decided to add 25 pushups a day for one of my daily goals. I need to get some muscle on my upper body.

I also have to work on taxes today...boo! Oh welll, for now, I'm visualizing an awesome, fun run.

Have a great day everyone...


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Jen, I have a quote from Sakyong on my Spark page! What a coincidence.

And yes, the fun of running is being outside. I never thought I could like running till I went with my dad one day... it was so peaceful and refreshing... I was hooked! The TM is for running emergencies only!

Jeri, I think the tri will really help you stay healthy. One of my good friends does tri's and she is never injured (except the one time she had a bike crash). It really is a great way to cover all of the fitness bases.

Day off of work for me - 3 miles and then strength training. Had a suspicious mole removed at the derm and now I am working on taxes, FUN!

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts" - Winston Churchill

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