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Location:

Mesa,AZ,united states

Member Since:

Aug 18, 2008

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

(2009) London't Run 10K - 51:59 :o)

(2009) "Ostrich Festival" - 5K (25:21) Another PR! :o)

(2010) "Ostrich Festival" - 5K (28:54)

(2010) "Fight for Life" - 5K (26:49) 2nd for Age Division!

(2010) "Women's Half Marathon" - (2:16:40)

(2010) "Shun the Sun" - 10K (58:19)

(2010) "Mesa Mi Amigos Turkey Trot" - 10K (57:45)

(2010) "12 K's of Christmas" - 12K (1:14:13)

(2011) "Sedona Marathon" - FULL Marathon  (5:21:58)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Run a half marathon  (October 2008)

Run a sub 27:00 5K (November 2008)

Run a Sub 2:00:00 1/2 Marathon

Run a marathon 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Live a long, heathly life but more importantly, teach my family how to live healthy.

Personal:

I am a lucky lady.  I'm married to the best husband ever, and we have 3 beautiful kids (ages 4, 2, and "new here").   

 

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Note to self: make sure you EAT first!!!  Dude, I can't believe I forgot that!

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I ran half on the road, half on a trail.  It was really nice.  I got to see the sun set.  That was nice too.  Apparently Oliver, my 6 week old, did not appreciate my run though.  He decided to scream the entire time I was gone.  I guess you could say he is a mama's boy.

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So, on the way out the door, my husband yells to me: "Run like the wind".  I tell him I'm not as fast as the wind... so he says "okay, like a bubbling brook".  I have decided, I'm more like a retention basin...  very slow, but eventually I get there.

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This was my first "long run" since having Oliver, and it was nice.  I spent the whole time thinking about my mom's upcoming wedding, so it went fast.  I will admit, I'm a little sore now.

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I felt awesome on this run! 

On another note, I found a partner in crime for my marathon training!!!  I'm excited!

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I was suppose to run 4 miles today, but cut it short because it was so close to dinner time when I left and I knew my husband would have to leave for work right afte dinner.  The 3.35 miles felt really good though.  I think it was actually a bit chilly out.  I came home to a really unhappy new born.  luckily he hadn't screamed the entire time, but long enough for it to take me several minutes to calm him down.  He is definitely a mama's boy.

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It was a really cold, windy day... and yet the wind stopped just in time for me to run.  Thank you wind!  It was much appreciated!

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So, my training plan has me running 9 miles this Saturday, 10 next and 11 on the following (then a rest week).  Since I'm playing catch up and don't want to injure myself, I decided to do 7, 9, 11.  Hopefully this is a good "plan of attack". 

It  is beautiful outside.  The run felt good.  It took me 75 minutes (roughly), including the stop light time (I hit 4 of them).  Not too shabby.

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I was suppose to run last night, but instead of making dinner... I decided to do left overs... and instead of just warming up left overs, I decided to make a menu and set up the kitchen like a restraurant.  I think dressed up like a waiter.  I took orders, gave them a starter salad, made their meals, refilled their drinks...  and left them a bill (I got 10 kisses, and 8 hugs).  And then I send them into the girl's room so I could clean up the kitchen and get it ready for Family Home Evening.  All that took away from my running time, so I went tonight instead.

I was suppose to run 3, but when I mapped it, it turned out I was a little shy.  I'm a little bummed to learn that... but I must say, my sprint to the finish felt awesome!  I got some serious speed.  And thinking about 2 weeks ago, when I started running/training for this marathon, speeding up to finish was a real stretch.  I did the best I could, but I doubt anyone would have known the difference.  So, having said that, I'm pretty happy with my run tonight.

Happy Tuesday!

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Map My Run says my route was 9.91... but I figure, with the meandering sidewalks along the mile on Brown Road, I had to have hit 10.  My husband was impressed with how fast I managed to get home... so I'm pretty happy about that. :)

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pretty good run.  My only complaint is waiting for those darn street lights.

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So, my music stopped before I even hit mile 1.  Instead of jammin' out, I though about how amazing I want to look at my mom's wedding in August. :)  I am "giving her away" (walking her down the isle).

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Today was the first Color Run Arizona, and it was coloriffic.  They didn't time the event, so it was really just a "for fun" run (with your closest 6000 friends... yes you read that right.  6000 runners for a 5K).  It was so fun... I loved it.  If only the color didn't taste like hairspray or something equally disgusting.

Here I am before with my two little girlies.

And after:

Next year I'm going to register Melanie to run the race with me.  (p.s. since it wan't timed, I just put in 28 minutes on the time, but it's just a random number)

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It was a really good 3 miles.  I didn't have my music, so I did some thinking.  I'm thinking I may need to start cross training.  I know biking and swimming are good cross training, but those would take me away from home more than I already am.  Is Yoga cross training?

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yoga yoga!  I don't know if it's cross training... but it's definitely stretching and feels good.  Having two little girls attempt to do yoga beside me makes it pretty funny too.

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