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Location:

Rantoul,IL,

Member Since:

May 12, 2008

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

1/2 marathon  1:43:09--Illinois Marathon, April 2013

10K: 46:50--Safe Kids Run in Crystal Lake Park, April 2010

5K: 22:07--Jingle Bell Run, December 2009

Short-Term Running Goals:

Do another marathon AFTER GOOD TRAINING

 

1/2 marathon in 1:41 or under

 

Break Burt's 5K PR by 1 second

 

10K in 46:00 or under

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep encouraging my family in their development of a healthy lifestyle

 

God willing, I will run until the end.

Personal:

I run with God. I use my running time to contemplate, to pray and to listen for His call. I'm married to a non-runner, but a supportive one, and we have four children.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 165.45
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There was some snow on the ground.  I planned on 5.  At about 2.25, I twisted my foot when I stepped on something (a pile of dirt, maybe?).  It hurt like a son of a b.  I thought about calling Chuck to get me, but he and the kids were at Mass.  So I walked for about 5 minutes until it didn't hurt much, then ran home. 

It'll be fine, but I'm going to be a little cautious.  I'm icing now.  It does hurt a bit.  It's also, of course, the same foot that already hurts mysteriously.  Again, I'll be fine.

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Race: Ragnar (5.4 Miles) 00:50:00
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I suppose I should make this entry.

I flew out to AZ on Thursday and stayed with my cousin until I rolled out of bed at 2:45 to get ready for a 3 a.m. pick up time.  Then at 3, Burt texted me to tell me that whoopsie, he meant 3:30.  But he came and got me first so that was good.  After picking up the rest of our van mates, we got to the start.  Burt, a true gentleman, warmed up the porta potty that I used.  We watched an awesome video about safety, and then cut out before it was over because we needed to get a picture of Burt starting.

There were several dumb things that happened early on.  The only one that I remember was what Burt already recounted, which was Mike telling us that we didn't have a slap bracelet, and us deciding to go back to get one.  We left Burt, thinking he'd be okay on his own.  He didn't know what happened.  After we passed him we all realized that we should have looked at his wrist.  Turns out he had one.

Then it was a bunch of sleeping and bonding until my first run.  My watch, which I knew was on the fritz, decided that it didn't want to work, so I borrowed Mike's.  My first run was hot and flat.  I didn't check my overall pace when I was done, but I know that my first two miles were way too fast (a little over 8 min pace).  I do remember one being 9:44, which included a minute of walking and drinking.  After that run, I decided that I didn't really care about pace.  Continued later.

Except this thing is demanding a time, and I don't have one, so I'm just guessing.

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Race: Ragnar part 2 (12 Miles) 02:00:00
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My second run was pretty super awesome.  I started just after midnight.  All the silly Arizonians were bundled up, but I asked Burt before if I was crazy for just wanting to run in a t-shirt and shorts.  He suggested I was not, and I'm glad I didn't wear more.

I didn't have a watch, so I have no idea how fast it was.  I do know that I forgot to turn on my borrowed-from-Kristie LED blinker at the start.  Because we already had two safety violations, I was paranoid, didn't stop running while turning it on, and it fell.  Batteries, cover and everything went flying and 2 people passed me while I was messing with it and calling Burt.  It still was blinking, but Glen gave me another just in case.  I ended up carrying it.

I ended up passing about 5 people on the run, including both guys who passed me.  One of the guys ended up running with me for about 3 miles, and we pushed each other on the pace.  I could tell he was getting competitive, and I was too.  We didn't talk at all, just kept trying to pass each other.  The end was a slight uphill, and then we headed into the finish...where there was no one for me to pass off to.  We high fived and all that, but we had to wait for a few minutes for runner #7.

My second run was again hot.  And it was uphill for the first half.  No lies, I walked a few of the bigger uphills, but nothing more than a minute or so at a time.  Downhill was a different story.  See, I was supposed to run through the exchange to add on one mile.  I had no watch, and I was out of water about halfway through.  Mentally, I was struggling.  I walked a few small stretches in the second half, and I am not ashamed to say that I ran/walked about the last mile.  Well, maybe I'm a little ashamed.  My elevation climb was nothing compared to Burt's first leg.

When I got to the exhange, I was both relieved and angry that Glen was prepared to take on the mile that I was supposed to do.  But I handed off that slap bracelet like a hot potato.

So that's pretty much it.  The experience was pretty awesome.  I'd do another.

One of my favorite parts of the whole thing was getting to meet Burt's Emily.  She's pretty awesome.  I got to be part of her pit crew while we were waiting for our last runner and the end of our race.  She treated me like I was a long time pal, and that was pretty cool.

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This was my first run this week for no real reason.  I was not sore beyond the day of the race.  Monday just started off kinda bad and busy.  I was thinking of just doing a round of 21 day fix, but carrying Griff is doing a number on my shoulder, so I kinda went round and round with myself for about 3 days.  Then on Wednesday, I just decided that since I hadn't done any exercise all week, I might as well just continue the trend.  Same on Thursay.  And on Friday.

I'm glad I stopped being so lazy on Saturday.  I ran to the youth center for Charlotte's game and then ran home.  On the way home I added a half mile so I could get to approximately 4. 

I need to get a new watch.  Don't thing I will be able to bring myself to spend the money for a while.  That's kinda why I was hanging on to the really really old one even though it kept shutting off during my runs.

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Need to remember to blog my not running things.

I'm doing at least 2 weeks of 21 day fix, just because. Then in the third week I'll get more running in there.

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Upper fix. Two of the kids started this with me, but didn't finish.

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Lower fix.

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Pilates.

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Cardio fix ( was supposed to be done yesterday) and then half of dirty 30 before the DVD stalled. So irritating. I really don't want to do Beachbody on demand for the 3 times a year I do a program.

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Yoga.

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Total body cardio.

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Doubled up on upper and lower fix.  Had a long day on Tuesday.

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