When Pigs Fly

Friday, March 05, 2010

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Long time, quiet me. I know. Quiet here at least. Still verbose in real life at times, but more focused than usual.

You know how it is when you get behind on catching up? The longer you get behind, the more insurmountable it seems to catch up. That being said, this is my wee attempt at a non-epic catch up:

Life is good. Work is busy. I have a butt now, and I am typically well-rested.

I have been consciously working on my goal of becoming "mistress of my bedtime" and have been actually enjoying watching tv in the evenings after working out, vs. spending endless time on the computer. I've not had a month of such consistently lengthy sleep hours in years. (Minus watching late night Olympic coverage) My mind is clearer. My eyes are brighter. My patience is more abundant. My legs are stronger. I FEEL stronger, and more in control of my well being, in not always playing catch up while running on empty. AND, I've been told on several occasions that I actually have a butt now! (thanks to running) Since most of my SP friends don't know me in real life, just saying that my booty has always been conversely Beyonce and J-Lo. Oh So Anglo Bootay.

I bit off a big bite of a goal when I registered for the Cincinnati Flying Pig Half Marathon, on May 2nd,
and I've been doing everything within my power to prepare physically, mentally, and logistically. I talked DH into doing it with me, and I've taken on the added role of coach/cheerleader/ass-kicker/b
ed-time setter.

I read about this race in Runner's World months ago, and the nay-sayer voice inside squealed "NO! what ARE YOU THINKING?" But the more I read, the more I knew that this was THE first half-marathon for me. I mean, how campy, festive is this? Crossing the "Finish Swine?" Medal to all finishers!? Post-race feast of Skyline Chili/Pasta 4-way YUM. (If you get the chance, check out the links to the photos of past races) It's rated the 3rd best "first marathon" in the country. I've always been a purveyor and partial to all things "pig", and even though this will be pushing my fitness limits to pain and beyond, I'm thinking that the ambiance will energize and anesthetize the process of 13.1 hilly miles. I'm stoked! I may cry wee wee wee all the way home, but I will be as prepared as I can be, and I have my eyes/legs/heart/goal set on finishing as strong as possible.

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  • SANDYB223
    I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU....WHAT A GREAT GOAL! Have fun prepping! I am cheering for ya all the way, my dear friend!!! Sounds like such a fun way to participate in a race. Enjoy. Kudos to you and to your soulmate!! Love you.

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    3640 days ago
    It is sooo good to hear from you....i've really missed you. And I'm also glad that even though you haven't been on here physically...mentally you are still with us! And pushing yourself harder than ever! I am so proud of you! And honestly, you are such an inspiration. When my knee gets straightened out, i am ready to RUN!
    3640 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4664429
    Sounds like you're doing very well, Lynne. I'm glad. While I miss "hearing your voice", I'm happy that you're doing such a great job of taking care of yourself.

    3641 days ago
    I rummaged through the 76 page 2009 Media Guide and still haven't found out how the marathon got its name. It was a very interesting read have a look:


    The Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon began with a group of local runners, a dream and a bar napkin with a Marathon route scrawled on it. Several of those original planners remain with the Marathon and are eager to share their story on how it
    all begain, including Bob Coughlin, president of Paycor, and Bob Roncker, from Bob Roncker's Running Spot.
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    Comment edited on: 3/5/2010 11:38:20 PM
    I'm learning a lot in here that's for I never knew running creates a butt. I'm glad you're pleased with it. It's wonderful that you're so excited about going in the Cincinnati Flying Pig Half-Marathon, GOOOO for it, I wish you much success. All of us will be here cheering you on til you cross the finish line. Flying Pig eh? I am so curious to know how they got that name for a half-marathon. Thanks for sharing.

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    3641 days ago
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    Thank you FRIENDS for the Spark Love (((Group Trio Hug))) emoticon !

    Joy, If you had ANY idea how FLAT this bootay has been ALL of my life, you would be rejoicing with me! Butt should jut more than gut!

    Share Share Share the pig photo! I googled it... it's 'sno(u)t mine alone.


    3641 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5002230
    Oink! Running gives you a butt?!! I'd rather roll in the mud.

    It didn't take you long to zero in on a half marathon. I'm so proud of you! You are a runner at heart. I'm glad D.H. will be joining you. Two pigs in a pod are ... ? two pig podders!

    Glad you're doing well! Great Blog!


    W: Can I use your pig photo?
    3641 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/5/2010 10:36:02 PM
    What a delightful blog. Lynne, wishing you nothing but success as you prepare for and experience your first half marathon. Can't wait to be waiting here at the (virtual) finish line cheering you on...
    3641 days ago
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