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Crissy, everyone is over at the September Chat Thread.

I don't know that I could ever do 26 either, but every week I surprised myself. Although, when I finally do make it to 13, I don't know that I'll want to much more than that. I'm sure it takes a lot of commitment & time.

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Where is everyone??

We ran 14.5 miles today. It went much better than the 15 miler we did a couple of weeks back. It was still tough, though. The route was somewhat hilly (no, not Vicksburg hilly Lisa!! LOL). Next weekend we drop down to 10 miles and then back up to 14 and then I think a 16 miler. I'm still doubting myself and my ability to do 26.2 miles, but I'm going to try!!

I hope y'all have a happy Labor Day! :)

PR's:
*HM - Mercedes Birmingham Half Marathon - 2/2013 - 1:47:39
*10k - 5/2013 - Gum Tree - 49:31
*Marathon - Mississippi River Marathon - 2/2014 - 4:04:51


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Have a great run today, Corrine!!
Thank you, Crissy. I know how hard it is to listen to my body.
Seabreeze, you're an inspriation!!
The clogs are working out well. I had to walk a lot yesterday and my foot felt good.
Happy September.


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Corrine, I usually run 4 days per week: long run Sunday, short recovery run (4 miles) Monday, then regular runs (usually 6 miles) on Wednesday & Friday. I'm running today instead of Friday since we had to move our long run to Saturday this week. Good luck on your run today! As long as you play it safe and really listen to your body, you should have no problems with injuries. My problem is that I rarely listen to my body. ;)

PR's:
*HM - Mercedes Birmingham Half Marathon - 2/2013 - 1:47:39
*10k - 5/2013 - Gum Tree - 49:31
*Marathon - Mississippi River Marathon - 2/2014 - 4:04:51


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8/31/11 10:33 P

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Crissy - how many days a week do you run? It sounds like you are running all the time!

Lisa - I didn't recognize you in your new picture! Congrats on your win - that is totally awesome considering you have just gotten back into running again!

I'm crossing my fingers that I don't have any injuries before my first HM in October. I'm planning a 5 mile run again tomorrow - I hope it is as good as Tuesdays.


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Seabreeze, I don't work outside of the home at this time, just staying home with my little one until he starts school. Then I'll probably just work part time.

Lisa, oh no, I don't do boot camp on my long run days! I'm not that crazy! LOL! I usually do boot camp during the week, after a 6 mile run. But I usually come home after running, take a quick shower (because I am FUNKY after running!), eat, and then rest for a bit before going to boot camp. And way to go on the 29 min 5k! That's soooo awesome, especially coming back from an injury!!

Nat, sorry about the HM but there will be others! I know how disappointing it is, though. I almost missed my first HM due to injury but luckily, it healed quickly and I was back to running in no time. I hope your foot heals quickly!

We did 6.5 miles this morning. My shin didn't bother me at all while running but was a little painful afterwards. It's fine now, though. We have a 14 miler planned for Saturday. The Tupelo Marathon is on Sunday and my friend's husband is running it so we won't be able to run on our usual Sunday.

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*HM - Mercedes Birmingham Half Marathon - 2/2013 - 1:47:39
*10k - 5/2013 - Gum Tree - 49:31
*Marathon - Mississippi River Marathon - 2/2014 - 4:04:51


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Hi Runners....

Children: I have children....(2 step-children) 48 and 45, and DH and I have 2 children 38 and 36.

Grand-Children: Each of my 2 step children have two children ages (22, 18, 18, 15).

Crissy: I admire people who get out there and exercise and have children too - and usually a full time job. Amazing.

Pink: Yep, teens are stressful. Those were very difficult years for me (and for my children too).

Lisa: emoticon on the PR.

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Me....I am sitting in our new house - sort of tired - furniture-less (if you do not count our new blow up mattress). The closing went very well. No problems at all.

Got up and ran before the sun came up - not far - just far enough to say I ran today.

Heading out shortly to buy some little stuff needed.

Have a great day!

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8/31/11 12:45 P

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My normal route is very hilly. This was entirely flat. No kidding... the elevation gain on my Garmin was 3 feet. For the entire 5k - 3 feet!! My usual route for 3 mi is 300 feet. So yes, hills make a big difference in your pace!

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I work in a hospital where most of the staff where clogs, so I won't look out of place ;-) I'm hoping that I don't have to be booted. My foot does feel significantly better in the clogs so I'm taking that as a good sign. I hope I can do my December HM. I hope you can do your January one, Lisa. You did great on your 5K!!!! Definitely faster than mine in June (38:02) but in my defense it was pretty hilly.

If you are a runner, it doesn't matter how far or how fast. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run." J Bingham


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Crissy: Yeah apparently spinning works! It's just hard to go immediately from bike to run. It's getting better though. I can't believe you do a 12 mi followed by a boot camp. Does that wipe you out? I guess it's good to build your endurance?

Corrine: Wow!! Girl you are cruising right along.

Seabreeze: Congrats on your closing! That's been a long time coming and I know you are relieved to have it done.

Nat: Clogs are better than being booted! Sorry you will miss your HM. I missed mine in the spring and just praying I can make the one I have in Jan. Hope your foot heals soon!

I have 2 kids about to turn 21. Boy/girl twins. They are at different universities beginning their junior year. So my 5k (Saturday) was a blast. I had a PR of 29:07 (yay for getting under 30!) and I won 1st for my AG. Sometimes you can get lucky going to a fun small town race where the speedies don't show up! They were there for other AG's. Just not mine, LOL. The man that won overall wins alot. He's 51 and finished in 15 something. CRAZY.

Edited by: LISAINMS at: 8/31/2011 (10:47)
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8/31/11 7:14 A

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Yay for 5 miles, Corrine!!
I hope your run goes well today, Crissy!!
I'm still out...podiatrist was happy to hear that I had decided not to do my October HM. Need to wear clogs because my other shoes are too flexible and not letting my foot heal.
No kids for me, unless you count my cat.

If you are a runner, it doesn't matter how far or how fast. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run." J Bingham


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8/30/11 8:26 P

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Congrats on your new house Seabreeze. You will be living in Florida just in time for the cold winter months!

I have two sons, my oldest is 27 and my baby is 17. He will be graduating from High School this year it seems just like yesterday my 27 year old was graduating. Time just goes by way to fast! I also have two grandkids, my grandson will be three in October and his sister will be two in November. I just love those little kiddos to death! In addition I have a dog and a cat!

I had a fabulous five mile run this morning. I enjoyed every minute/mile of it!

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I've got 2 kids. My son is 8 & my daughter is 15. She'll be 16 in 2 1/2 weeks, Lord, help me! These teenage years are hard, LOL.
She likes to run but hasn't figured out yet how to manage her time to get out on a regular basis.

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8/30/11 8:57 A

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Seabreeze, congrats on the house!!

Kansas, that's awesome what your hubby did, so sweet! Will he not run with you? My DH is a runner but we rarely get to run together. We have 2 boys so one of us has to stay at home with them.

When I run by myself, I run with music if it's going to be longer than 6 miles. Otherwise, I use the time to think and pray. I personally love running with my girlfriends, though. However, I do like running by myself at least once per week. That's the time I use to push myself.

My shin feels much better today. I'm going back to the elliptical today and should be ready to run again tomorrow. I think it just needed some rest.

Another get to know you question: do you have children? If so, what are their ages?? I have 2 boys, one is 7 and the other is 2.

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*HM - Mercedes Birmingham Half Marathon - 2/2013 - 1:47:39
*10k - 5/2013 - Gum Tree - 49:31
*Marathon - Mississippi River Marathon - 2/2014 - 4:04:51


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Great runs, everybody!!
Yay for the new house, Seabreeze!! emoticon

If you are a runner, it doesn't matter how far or how fast. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run." J Bingham


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Here I am sitting in a hotel room in Florida....

Today is the day we "acquire" a mortgage payment. emoticon

And a new house! emoticon



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"I am still learning." Michelangelo

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8/29/11 8:51 P

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Good job Pink - I really admire those of you who still run while on vacation.

I'm surprised most of you don't use music! I feel like I need the music to distract me from my running. When I let my thoughts go free I just keep thinking about how hard it is and how I can't wait for it to be over!

Crissy - I hope everything is OK.

I'm going to shoot for 4-5 miles tomorrow morning. You would think it would be a breeze after the 12 on Saturday!

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Hey!

Kansas: What a great husband! Good job on the run! BTW - I use run-walk intervals all the time. My goal (as I've said before) is to run injury free until I am 100 - and so, yes, I walk a lot!

Pink: You are doing great!

Crissy: Hope your muscles or whatever heal quickly.

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I also enjoy running alone. I don't use technology or music either. Even on 4 hour runs. I don't know... either I have NO THOUGHTS for 4 hours or what.... I don't seem to need entertainment. I like running my own pace. No one I know uses running intervals anyway.

Have a great day all!

Edited by: SEABREEZE65 at: 8/29/2011 (20:16)
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I like running by myself, too. It's been at least a month ago that I ran a couple miles with a friend. That's the only time this summer I've ran with anyone. Like Kansas, I don't use music either.

I like that hubby went out with you to keep the cougars away.
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I was in Branson the last few days. I did get a 4.5 mile run in the Ozark Mtns. Those are some serious hills, but I did great. I don't know why or how, but I ran them like I'm used to them, LOL.

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8/29/11 5:56 P

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Hi everyone! You all are rocking the running! I did my longest yet...7 1/2 miles. I don't have goals of going much higher than 8 unless I switch to a walk/run method. I just don't want any injuries, and taking things slow has worked so far.

My husband actually drove ahead of me part of the way on "cougar patrol!" (His idea, not mine, but it was kind of fun to talk to him during the run.)

I've always preferred to run alone, with no headphones or technology, just my thoughts. I don't like feeling that I have to match my pace to someone else's, and I love having the time to think and pray and plan. But the few times I've run with my BIL, it's been a nice change to have someone to talk to.

Let's have a great week, everybody!

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Yay for 12 miles, CRISSYCURRY!! I hope it's just a little muscle soreness.

If you are a runner, it doesn't matter how far or how fast. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run." J Bingham


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8/29/11 8:35 A

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Corrine, way to go!! Now remind me, are you training for a half?? I can't remember who is training for what right now. LOL

We ran 12 yesterday, too. I hurt my shin somehow so I'm taking today and tomorrow off from running and sticking to the elliptical. I don't know what's going on and am praying it's nothing serious, just some general muscle soreness. :/

PR's:
*HM - Mercedes Birmingham Half Marathon - 2/2013 - 1:47:39
*10k - 5/2013 - Gum Tree - 49:31
*Marathon - Mississippi River Marathon - 2/2014 - 4:04:51


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Thanks guys! Happy Sunday! emoticon

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8/27/11 6:18 P

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Yay, Corinne!!

If you are a runner, it doesn't matter how far or how fast. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run." J Bingham


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emoticon Corrine!

"It's not how old you are, it's how you are old."

"I am still learning." Michelangelo

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It was rough but I finished it! And it was long and slow - it took me 2 hours and 20 minutes to run 12 miles. I thought I was going to die! I started at about 8:00 and it was all ready getting warm, I had to stop 3 times and drink some water and have a snack. But I think I'll try it again next week - maybe even add 1/2 mile!

Crissy - I always run by myself. But I prefer it that way. I can go at my own speed, I can stop if and when I need to and I don't have to plan on meeting up with somebody at a specific location and time. I just plug in my ear buds and listen to the music and run. Of course, I am kind of a loner so it doesn't bother me to run alone.

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Corrine; Just remember to slow down for your long slow run. Slow is the key word. You can run fast on your other weekly runs. The purpose of the LSR is to build glycogen stores and this can be done at almost any pace. So run safe!!!!

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Amy, I firmly believe that the temperature and humidity have a lot to do with how we perform on our runs!! Like I've said before, I'm 30 seconds to a minute slower than I was in the fall and winter. Have fun on your mini-vacation!!

Corrine, I'm not gaining weight per se but it's because I'm working out so much. I do think part of the reason for my extreme hunger is the exercise but I feel like I eat enough to fuel my body. Like I said, I eat over 2000 calories per day. Maybe I burn more calories than I think I do? Yesterday and today haven't been too bad. Don't be nervous about your 12 miler tomorrow. You'll be fine!!

Just curious, but do any of you run with others? I can't imagine doing a long run on my own. I don't mind doing 6 or 8 miles by myself but that's my limit. Well, I guess if I just *had* to, I would but I would be bored to death!! I'm so lucky that I have friends to run with.

PR's:
*HM - Mercedes Birmingham Half Marathon - 2/2013 - 1:47:39
*10k - 5/2013 - Gum Tree - 49:31
*Marathon - Mississippi River Marathon - 2/2014 - 4:04:51


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Pink - have fun on your mini vacation. I hope you are going and doing something fun. I'm glad today's run went much better for you.

Crissy - I think you are rubbing off on me - today in a meeting I had a choice between fruit and a donut - I chose both! Why I couldn't ignore the donut is beyond me! Are you gaining weight with all your eating - because if not - maybe your body is just trying to fuel itself after all your exercising and that is why you feel so hungry all of the time. You are super motivated - I wouldn't even consider doing any other type of exercise on the same day I ran! And boot camp to "boot"? No way for this old girl!

SeaBreeze - be safe!

I'm a little apprehensive about tomorrows 12 miles since my short runs were so crappy this week. All I can do is just plug along!

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Hi everyone!
I've been really busy this week at work & in a bit we are leaving on a mini vacation but first thing this morning I wanted to get my LSR in.
Remember last Saturday when I went 9 & threw up? I was nervous & afraid it would happen again but it didn't! I felt great the whole time :)
The difference? Last week there was a storm early in the morning, when I usually run. When I got to go out it was 11:30 & the sun was blazing hot. The sun must have really got to me. Today it was 55 when I started. Perfect! When my 9 was over it was only 66. The sun was starting to get high but I was fine. My time was 7 faster, my HR was lower, & I felt wonderful.
I'm taking my running shoes with me this weekend. If there isn't a good place to run outside, I should make myself use the hotel treadmill.

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Yay for some runs!!
Corrine, some runs are just crappy. I hope your 12 miler goes well.
My foot is still sore/irritated from those shoes so I'm doing my best to rest it. Hopefully it will be happy for a run on Sunday.
Happy Friday!!

If you are a runner, it doesn't matter how far or how fast. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run." J Bingham


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Corrine, that's easier said than done, especially when the stomach is demanding food! LOL - Some weeks are easier than others but I do find that I think about food a lot. I guess you can say other than exercise, it's an addiction. Honestly, that's why I exercise so much, so I can eat more. ;) Good luck on your 12 miler this weekend!!

Lisa, I've heard that spinning and biking can make you faster because of the rate of turnover on the bike? I personally love spin class but don't know if I would like biking.

Seabreeze, have a great day!!

Today was our usual 6 miles. I plan to do boot camp later at the gym. We have only 15 weeks until our marathon. Yikes!! I think we've finally got a plan together. This weekend is 12 miles, next is 14 miles. Ah, y'all pray for me - I'm going to need it!! :D

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*HM - Mercedes Birmingham Half Marathon - 2/2013 - 1:47:39
*10k - 5/2013 - Gum Tree - 49:31
*Marathon - Mississippi River Marathon - 2/2014 - 4:04:51


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Hi Team!

Lisa: TRILLIUM on another team went to a seminar on TRIs and the speaker talked a bit about transitions involving your cadence when pedaling and stride for running. The muscles when pedaling are working differently and it is not easy to adjust to running. She mentioned that the speaker said that a person should just work on this transition. I tried to find where she talked about it, but it was too long ago. I seem to remember (although I might not be accurate) that one should bike and then run and then bike and then run over and over so that one learns to adapt to the change quickly.

Crissy: It just sounds like your FULL meter is out of whack. I've read that happens a lot to people.

Corrine: We will be back and forth until the Michigan home sells. Hopefully soon. We will also be back to MI in a couple of weeks as the movers are coming on 9/26. But until the place sells we will make the trip back and forth for awhile.

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Lisa - how can you stand to sit on the bike seat? I have just never been able to get used to it! And I can never figure out to shift! I know it sounds stupid but I never know what I want the bike to do so that it is easier for me to peddle. I think I just need a "no speed" bike. Good luck on the race!

Crissy - I had another thought for you - DO NOT let food control you! YOU are in control and take back that control. Don't let the food win!

Seabreeze - I hope all goes well on your move. Once you get to FL are you just planning to stay there and not go back home again?

I ran a rough 5.3 miles this morning. I finished it but at the end I felt like I had just run 12 miles rather then 5. I have no idea what my problem is - but I'm planning to try to run 12 on Saturday.

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Thanks Nat & Seabreeze!

Crissy: I remembered an article that may be helpful to you. caloriecount.about.com/metabolic-typ
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My run today was much better. I'm sure it's the cycling that is messing up my stride and pace. I did 3 miles in the 10:00 range. I didn't start out too fast and I wasn't gasping for breath. As I was running along it occured to me that I just passed my 3rd week back. I'm supposed to be on 2 miles *this* week. Somewhere along the line I lost track and got ahead of myself. So my expectations are a liitle out of line and effective today I am going to cut myself some slack and remember that I am on a do-over. Plus the last few runs have been combined with cycling. It was much better today to just run. I've got to find somewhere to ride that is flat or at least has some flat in it. The park is climb/coast/climb/coast with very little flat. I shift constantly. And my glutes ache because of those hills! I definitely feel the leftover ride pain while I'm running. Swim & ST tomorrow, rest day Friday then 5k Saturday. At least that's the plan!

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Good morning all!!
Lisa...good luck on your race!! Have fun!!
SB, good luck with the move!! I hope the Blazer makes it.

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Hi Team!

Lisa: Good luck on the race this weekend. Have a good time! We are heading to FL this weekend as our closing date is on Tuesday. Movers are not scheduled until 9/26 and so it will be an empty house for almost a month. Your breakfast and lunch meal plan sounds so much better than mine. I definitely need some breakfast and lunch alternatives.

Crissy: I, too, get really hungry once in awhile. I don't know what's up with that. I know if I make sure I eat protein at every meal - that helps. But sometimes I am just hungry for sugar... LOL!

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Crissy - I think you just really, really need to pay attention to your hunger meter. It sounds like for most of the day you are eating the right things, then you kind of plummet and just eat whatever. I have heard that 6 small meals a day is better for you then 3 large meals. I have a hard time eating the right things when I am snacking. I think you are doing the right thing with trying different foods to eat. You might need to consider more protein - it is considered a filling food. You need to really pay attention to your evening snacking - make sure you have good food in the house to fill that need!

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Crissy: I truly believe that some of us are missing that FULL indicator. When the 4 of us eat dinner, my DH is the first one to call full followed by my DS, then DD and I'm sitting there thinking "bring it!". Like you, I have to totally gorge myself to actually feel full. I am also unaffected by rich foods. I can probably down a whole cheesecake. When I first started cutting calories I thought I was going to starve. And that's what has happened on every diet. All I did was think about food all day and I was always hungry. The difference this time is that I am not following some minimized diet plan. I eat. And eat! It's about volume for me. I load up on veggies and whole grains with fiber to keep me full. I rarely ever feel hungry. Usually only when I am running behind on eating. I eat about 400 calories for breakfast and it is a lot different from yours so maybe this will help you re-invent how you "spend" your calories... 1 egg + 3 whites scrambled with 1 slice ham, 1 c spinach and 1/4 c shredded 2% cheese, 1 whole wheat Thomas Bagel Thin with low fat cream cheese topped with 1/2 c fruit. My alternate breakfast is oatmeal made with 1/2c oats, 1/2c milk, 3/4c water, protein powder, 1 tbsp x-crunchy peanut butter and 1 banana. For lunch I eat a salad that would feed 4 with loads of veg & 3 oz chicken breast, 1-1/2 cup of soup and a piece of fruit. I get a lot of bang for my calorie buck!! And my new reality is that I need to eat some more bread or avocado or something to get my calories up because I am struggling to get past 1600 every day. Usually I have a 200 cal protein smoothie before I go to bed to keep from being under range.

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Kansas, the problem is that I very rarely get full unless I eat TONS of food. I eat breakfast around 7ish because I wake up starving. For breakfast, I eat about 500 or so calories, usually an english muffin w/ a tbsp of PB, a tbsp of sugar free marmalade, 2 tbsps of cottage cheese, and a tbsp of raisins, all with a glass of skim milk. On my run days, I eat a banana before the run, then I eat the muffin after my shower. That does not fill me up but I know in my head it should so I don't eat anymore. However, usually 2 hours later, I start getting really hungry and by 10am, I'm starving, like my stomach is growling and I feel so empty inside. I usually try to hold out and just eat an early lunch around 11ish, but that hasn't been working out too well so I eat a snack of about 100-200 calories, like a protein bar or a cup of yogurt. That might hold me over for an hour or so, and I'm still eating lunch early, like 11:30.

Then lunch is usually a turkey and cheese sandwich on wheat, pretzels or cucumbers w/ hummus, a fruit of some sort (like an apple or grapes) and some sort of sweet treat, like a Fiber One bar or Fiber One brownie or frozen yogurt. Lunch, again, doesn't fill me up and it's usually 500 calories or so. I just deal with it until I can't handle it anymore and around 3ish I have another snack, usually a protein bar, yogurt, something like that.

3 to 5pm is the absolute hardest time of day for me. I'm at home with the boys, I'm usually bored and hungry, and all I can think about is eating. :( So I snack, snack, snack on whatever is around. By 5pm, even after my snack at 3pm, I'm so famished that supper usually does nothing to fill me up, unless I gorge myself. :(

I need at least 2000 calories per day but that doesn't even fill me up. I'm trying to play around with what I eat to see if some things are more filling than others but honestly, the only time I feel full is when I eat at a buffet and I eat all that I want to. Ugh, it's so frustrating!!

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Crissy,

Do you feel full sooner now though? When I lose weight and eat less, I still get hungry just as often but I feel full lots sooner. Could you try eating until you're just barely full, not stuffed, and eat more meals throughout the day?

Or could it be that you NEED more food because of all the intense exercising you do? If it's true hunger, not just emotional or boredom eating, then I would think your body is trying to tell you something.

Just some ideas...I'm not an expert!

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Morning ladies!

Hi Seabreeze! Hope you're doing well!!

Lisa, I can't wait to hear about your TRI! I hope you enjoy it. :) I think part of the reason for your huffing and puffing is the heat and humidity, not just a lack of conditioning. I huff and puff running my normal pace, mainly because it's so friggin' HOT!! I'm so ready for fall!!

Corrine, we all have days like that. I've had them more so during this summer. It's been such a struggle running in this heat and humidity.

Nat, sorry to hear about the shoes! I hope you find some that you like.

We ran our usual 6 miles. I also went to the gym and did a buns and abs class. I'm getting beyond frustrated with myself. For the past 6 to 7 days, my hunger has been worse than ever. I've always had a problem with an enormous appetite and hunger (hence a reason I was obese to begin with and for so long), but it has been awful for nearly a week now. :( I'm way over eating, even on healthy stuff. I just wish I knew what was wrong with me!! I wake up hungry, go to bed hungry. Other than when I stuff myself, like at a buffet or something, I have constant hunger. It's really bothering me and I wish I knew what to do about it!! Nothing fills me up, short of me literally eating an enormous amount of food. I've tried changing what I eat but it hasn't helped. It just stinks to have an empty feeling in my stomach all the time. :( Anyone else have this problem??



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Crissy: In the spring I had considered Run for Life, but now I'm glad I didn't register for it. I have the Tri for Life on my calendar. Will make a decision on that after my tri in 2 weeks.

Seabreeze: I have a 5k on Saturday... my first (run) race since March. I'm not expecting much, LOL. I've only run 3 twice now and struggled through the last mile. Can't believe how much conditioning I've lost! My biggest problem is my pace. I'm running too fast and seem to have lost my pace autopilot. So my heart rate is too high, I'm huffing and puffing and energy inefficient. It must be because of the leg turnover from cycling. It is particularly a problem in the brick workouts. Hop off the bike, start running and I'm flying along at 8:00. That's why I think it's the cycling that has messed up my pace. Wish I could run at that pace! Since I run alone I'm hoping that doing this race will help me keep an even pace. It has been taking 1-1/2 miles for me to settle in and that's awful. No wonder I'm out of gas by the 3rd! When do you move to your new house?

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Shoe fail this morning. Brooks Dyad 6 are not the shoe for me. Just feel weird and irritate my foot.
I hope everybody gets some good runs in today.

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Hi Team!

Pink: Did you discover why you got sick? I've read that running too fast or too far is a common cause of nausea. Heat or eating too soon or differently before a run are also causes.

Corrine: Good job on the hilly 10K. I think your pace was great!

Lisa: How are you doing?

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Glad you got a run in, Corrine. They can't all be winners.
I slept in this morning...run tomorrow :-)

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Where is everybody?! I feel so lonely!

I ran 5 miles this morning. I started out fairly strong but totally petered out at the end. Hopefully Thursdays run will be better.

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Crissy - I have done the banana thing before and you are right it is a good one. I kind of forgot about it! I will need to go and get some bananas!

I just did a quickie on the Total Gym this afternoon. I'm planning a 4-5 mile run for tomorrow morning.

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Lisa, I can only imagine how frustrating that is but you are doing great!! You'll be back there before you know it!! I'm still deciding if I want to do the Blues HM or not. It depends on how my full marathon goes and if I feel like I'll be ready for that then. We're planning to do the Shakerag HM here in Tupelo in November but we're not racing it, just treating it as another long run. My friend's husband is supposed to run the Run For Life in Madison in October. He won it last year, so maybe he's going to defend his title. LOL - but if he decides not to run it, she wants to run it and she asked me to run it with her. So, I might do that one, too.

Corrine, I always eat a banana before every run, even my 4 mile runs. I have to have something in my stomach. On long runs (runs over 8 miles), I take a gel every 4 to 6 miles. I also make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day.

Today I did a 4 mile recovery run at a slower pace and then did boot camp at the gym. My legs are just a bit sore but not too bad. I think the run helped loosen things up. Tomorrow will be a cross training day and upper body ST. I'll usually get on the elliptical for 30 to 45 minutes for some cardio, but it's so boring to me. Ugh, I'd love it if I could just run every day, but I know cross training is beneficial so I make myself do it.

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15 miles! Wow Crissy that is awesome!!

Lisa - I appreciated the information on the reasons for being nauseated during running. That is good to know. I'm not very good at the pre-run food. It is something that I really struggle with. I can't eat a lot of fiber or I get the runners trots and the good carbs seem to have a lot of fiber in them. It is not easy to find the right balance. Just keep taking it easy with your running. Patience and persistence will pay off!

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Amy: Hope you are feeling better. I just read an article this morning about that -caused by heat exhaustion and dehydration. You need electrolytes in a big way. Help yourself to some G2. It also mentioned improper pre-run fueling as a culprit. I can't quote it verbatim, but it was about not eating enough either before or during (causing low blood sugar) combined with the increased body temp and dehydration. If I can find it I will send you a link.

Corrine: They can't all be PR's, right? I can't believe what a difference 5 degrees can make to my time. And how much I sweat! Hope your calves are loose today.

Crissy: Girl, you rock! I'm doing ok. It's a mental challenge to re-start, ya know? I did a bike-run workout yesterday and woke up feeling like I did a 10 mile run instead of 3. Sore hip flexors. Cross-training does nothing to maintain running fitness! 4 months out is a run killer. Right now I'm wondering how I will get to 13 by January because 3 seems like so much. The good news is that I'm not having any pain, only moderate swelling immediately after and that dissapates within hours. So I'm trying to be patient with myself and not expect to be able to pick up where I left off. Hard to do!

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CRISSYCURRY, 15 miles is awesome!! Hope you feel better soon.
I did 4 miles this morning. Felt great!!

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Corrine, congrats on the race!! Way to go!!

Amy, I've gotten nauseated, felt sick to my stomach, but I haven't thrown up yet. How do you feel now?

We ran 15 miles today, our longest yet! I'm whipped. It was hard. My knees are sore and I have felt sick to my stomach off and on, mainly because of all the junk I ate last night. I'm going to take a nap and hope that I feel better later!

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Congratulations on your race!!

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Pink - I came really close to puking after my first 10 mile run. I was really dizzy, lightheaded and nauseated. I wasn't sure I was going to make it back to my car. It was really humid that day (and I'm not used to running in the humidity) and I didn't have a mid-run snack. It was after that that I decided I needed to eat something about half way through - as well as make sure I drink plenty of water. I have found that twizzlers work the best for me so far. You should never run until you're sick to your stomach - I would guess that you let yourself get dehydrated.

My race this morning was fun - but really HARD! I swear I was climbing a mountain! I knew as I was going down hill that the course was going to turn and go back up the hill and I was right. Holy crap! It was like right in the middle of the run with the final mile being downhill. It took me 69 minutes which is my slowest 10K so far this year. Oh well, it was still fun. However; my calves hurt for the first time since I started running. emoticon

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I can't wait to hear about Corrine's race! I haven't been in once since the beginning of June & it doesn't look like I'll have a chance for another until my half in Oct.

Ok, so I'm a little freaked out. I just did 9 miles. It was hard, the sun was bright & it was hot. I really tried to keep my HR down & stopped to walk - a lot. Still, it was hard. So as I'm sitting here a few minutes before I get in the shower, I'm sick to my stomach. I already threw up. This is the first time I've had this happen. Ug. Goosebumps. This is weird. Have you guys ever puked after a hard workout?

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Thanks guys for all your good wishes. I have been looking at the map of the run and there is a 187 foot incline during the race and it looks like it might be steep. I'm up for the challenge but know I won't be breaking any PRs or winning any medals! I'm sure it will still be fun though! Races usually are.

I really don't do any ST training with my legs. I just try to focus on my upper body. I feel like running is a sufficient work out for my legs.

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Amy, I do ST on days I run so I won't have constant fatigue in my legs, but I always run first, then ST. If I did ST first, I wouldn't be able to run very far very fast. Enjoy your rest day!

Corrine, good luck on your 10k!

Lisa, how are you feeling?

Yesterday I had a rest day and will have another one tomorrow. I rarely take two days off in one week, but this has been a crazy week! Today we ran 6 miles and then I went to the gym for ST. Our next run is Sunday morning, I think we're doing 12 miles.

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Well I'm taking a rest day today. My legs need it. Yesterday morning I did a lower body ST & when I finished went out for an easy 5. It ended up being the hardest 4.5 ever! My legs were exhausted before the first mile. At supper time they were still so tired I could barely get up from the table. I will never double up workouts like that again.

I can't wait to hear about your 10k, Corrine. I hope you get another medal!

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I wasn't clear in what I said regarding different body parts. You are referring to the foot which is (technically) mutiple parts and I meant specific (individual) parts. Tendinitis is an inflammation of the tendon. Stress fracture is in the bone. Anyway, I'm glad your tendinitis is feeling better and hope your back is too so you can get back to training.

Corrine: I hope you take a rest day today. Good luck tomorrow... wishing you speedy feet!!

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5.3 miles is a great run!! You don't want tired legs for you 10K on Saturday. Good luck!!!
My foot is feeling great. My back is getting there so I will try a 4-5 mile run on Sunday. Hoping it goes well and I can get back on my HM training.
Re:tendonitis turning into a stress fracture. I had extensor tendonitis on the top of my foot. Luckily it was not a metatarsal stress fracture. They are totally the same part of the body.

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Lisa - it is so good to have you back. When we didn't hear from you after your doctors appointment I got worried that you had received bad news. Crissy told me you were on a cruise so instead of being worried I was just plain old jealous. It sounds like you had fun but stayed active too. Good for you!

I had an OK 5.3 mile run today. I was going to try for six but after I had been running for an hour I decided that was going to be good enough. I don't want my legs to be too tired for my 10K on Saturday.

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Lisa, I don't plan to run anything before St. Jude. I have a fear of injuring myself before then. Plus, I don't want to have to take off time to recover from a race. I *might* do a 5k in October and a half marathon here in November but if I run that half, it will not be for time or anything. I will treat it as a regular long run. Sounds like things are progressing with you! I know it sucks to have to start over but you'll be back on top in no time!! Good luck to you!!

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*HM - Mercedes Birmingham Half Marathon - 2/2013 - 1:47:39
*10k - 5/2013 - Gum Tree - 49:31
*Marathon - Mississippi River Marathon - 2/2014 - 4:04:51


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Wow so much has happened since I've been gone!

Corrine: Total awesomeness! WTG on hitting those long runs. I'm going to have to give the twizzlers a try when I get back over an hour.

Amy: You asked me about that distance feature on the Garmin and no, I haven't used it for a run, but I did test it out. I think your under 30 is coming right up!

Crissy: You're doing great! How did you like the little cold snap we had this week? That was fantastic, but it was definitely gone today with a return to 95 with ridiculous humidity. Ugh I am so ready for fall. Are you doing any races before the St Jude? I have a couple a month and then the Blues HM in Jan.

Kansas: My DH worries about me running with wildlife around, but I run with a maniac dog and have no fear. LOL that your breathing will scare them off.

Seabreeze: Glad you are back home. I'm so impressed with the miles you racked up while vacationing. That's hard to do in a different place, different bed, different food.... good for you!

Nat: I'm not sure how tendinitis could turn into a stress fracture because that involves two different body parts, but it could become tendinosis which is chronic and could knock you out for a long time -- so take it easy and let it heal.

Here's the latest on me... went for my re-check with the Orthoped on Aug 1 and got cleared to slooowly start running again. I got 1 mile for week 1, 2 miles for weeks 2-3 and 3 miles for the next 3 weeks until I go for the next visit in Sept. The stress fracture is healing, but it's not there yet although not so bad to be concerned about osteoporosis. He said 6 weeks and I should be good to go. Or we're doing a bone density check.

We went on a cruise last week and I've been trying to catch up since then. Finally today I have unburied my desk and had time to spark. The cruise was fun and I worked out in the gym every morning. I brought my goggles and got in 2 open water swims on our beach days plus some kayaking (along with a margarita or two). LOL. Now that I'm home and running my normal route, I'm struggling to not be depressed about losing my run condition. Talk about heavy breathing!! My heartrate is higher, I'm sweating buckets and those hills are a strain. It's harder to re-start than to start. I know what it should feel like and it doesn't. Had an appt with the chiro today and he reminded me to remember this feeling when I am back to 10 miles. I'll appreciate what I have accomplished. Again.

I have a 5k next weekend that I may switch to walk instead. I like winning medals, LOL. My first TRI is in 3 weeks and I'm excited about that. Or nervous. I can't tell yet. So many races going on I'm trying to choose carefully because I have to plan around training for the HM in Jan. I can't believe how much time has flown by this year!

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01/18/14 10k PR 56:16
02/22/15 HM PR 1:59:30
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Oh my goodness I didn't realize how far behind I was... I had to go finish reading July to catch up!

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Pink, great job! I have that same goal, but I don't know if I can do it. I did 4 miles trying to push myself yesterday and was at about a 10.5 mile pace. But it was pretty humid...that seems to really make a difference.

I just posted a blog about my upcoming 5 mile hill race. Any thoughts welcome!



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Sounds like everyone is having good runs right now!

Pink - just keep up the good work - 3 miles in 30 minutes sounds pretty good to me! The more you work at it the sooner you will be there!

I just did ST today, but I think I'm going to shoot for 6 tomorrow morning. I have a 10K race on Saturday. I know part of it is up hill - but I don't know for how long or how far. I haven't run a race for awhile so I'm feeling pretty excited about it!

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Nat, I hope it heals quickly and you get back to running soon.

Corrine & Amy, congrats on your runs this morning!! Yes, we have come a long way!! I remember when I thought 3 miles was a long distance. LOL

We ran 6 miles this morning. Part of our route was hilly but it was a good workout.

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*HM - Mercedes Birmingham Half Marathon - 2/2013 - 1:47:39
*10k - 5/2013 - Gum Tree - 49:31
*Marathon - Mississippi River Marathon - 2/2014 - 4:04:51


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It was the top of my foot, too. I don't know if it was from having walked around San Francisco a lot about a week and half prior or if maybe I had my shoe tied too tight.
YAY for 3 miles in under 30minutes!!

If you are a runner, it doesn't matter how far or how fast. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run." J Bingham


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Nat - where was the tendonitis in your foot? Recently I had a bout with it on the top part of my foot from doing hill repeats. I took a good 2 weeks off before it felt ready to go again.

Corrine - I was just thinking this morning about how 3 milers seem so short. We've come a long way, haven't we, LOL.

Soooo, my run this morning, it was good - but I messed it up!
I used the 5k distance feature that I've never used before. I started it & tapped the bezel & the display went to my usual scrolling screens. I knew the 5k distance timing was still going, though, because I could see that on the screen, too.
While I was running I kept thinking that I wouldn't be able to keep up the fast pace & I would end up not meeting my goal of under 30 min. Around the last 1/2 mile I realized it was doing it. I heard my Garmin beep so I hit stop. :29:43:56. Woo!
But after I uploaded it to the computer I realized the beep was telling me I hit 3 miles, not 3.1. Grrrr.
So, while I was going super fast at the end, I don't know that I would have made it another tenth (actually 9th) of a mile before hitting 30.
So I've got to try again next Wed. I'm not too upset because I'm viewing this one as a learning experience & I think maybe I can do a smidgeon better next week. And really do it next time!

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Since my foot is feeling better, I'm just waiting for my back to stop being sore. Hopefully the end of the week.

If you are a runner, it doesn't matter how far or how fast. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run." J Bingham


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Nat: Not running - for how long?

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Podiatrist commended me for not running and making the tendonitis turn into a stress fracture. He also watched me walk and said I pronate normally so I'm sticking with the neutral shoes I have and getting rid of the stability ones.

If you are a runner, it doesn't matter how far or how fast. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run." J Bingham


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Pink - I'm with SeaBreeze - quit working yourself up and start out slow and build up for a big, strong finish. You'lll do it!
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I had an AWESOME run this morning. Just under 4 miles in a little more than 40 minutes. I'm getting close to that 10 minute mile. Its amazing how good these short runs feel after doing a long run! The weather and temperature were perfect I really wish this weather would hang around for a long, long time!


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Pink: You can do it! Just don't burn yourself out the first mile!!

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Had a good day today, got a lot done. I feel good about that!

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Nat, I hope your appointment goes well and that you get some good news!

Amy, you can do it!! Good luck!!

Corrine, yes, well, I've run a half marathon already but the thought of doing 13 more after already doing 13 just wears me out!! But then again, the thought of doing 13 after only doing 3 miles was pretty daunting, too. I will trust in the training!!

No cardio or running for me today. I just went to the gym and did a quick 30 minute strength training session. We're supposed to do 6 miles (hill work too) tomorrow morning.

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*10k - 5/2013 - Gum Tree - 49:31
*Marathon - Mississippi River Marathon - 2/2014 - 4:04:51


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PINKBEANBOO, good luck!!! Let us know how it turns out.
I'll report back tomorrow with any useful info from the podiatrist.

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I hate being a nervous nellie! Tomorrow I am attempting a 5k in under 30 min. That was one of my summer goals. I THINK I should be able to do it but.....if I don't I know I'll be down. If I don't it could be because it is an off day so I'll try again next week.
Ug. My tummy is in knots already & this is no big deal. I'm running by myself like any other run, I'll just be going as fast as I can. If I get this nervous over something like this it's no wonder on race day my heart likes to beat out of my chest.

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Let us know what the podiatrist says about running shoes!

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YAY for 800's!! Boo for ironing, packing and dentist.
I went to the chiro yesterday for my back. It's doing better today but still sore. Podiatrist appointment today to check my foot and I'm going to ask him about running shoes.

If you are a runner, it doesn't matter how far or how fast. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run." J Bingham


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