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Location:

Mesa,AZ,

Member Since:

Apr 04, 2007

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

Prs:

1 mile:  6:31

5K:  23:37

Half Marathon: 2:04

My first post-high school 5K, in which I thought I was going to die

The first time I won my age division.  Yippee!

My first half marathon, in which I attack Sasha

The time I beat my high school PR for the 5K (as a 31 year-old mommy of 3!)

My first 5K barefooted

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

I'm just getting back into running after a long break to have my last child.  I would like to race some 10Ks, a half, and a marathon in the next 2 years.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Be the oldest woman to complete a marathon.  Yea!  But hopefully I will also complete some BEFORE I geezer up, like, before I'm 40 for sure.  I think it would be fun to dress up really strange for marathons, like impersonating celebrities and stuff.  Except I don't really like celebrities, as a rule, so maybe I'll have to stick to the age old question of ninja, or pirate.  I say ninja. *Hyah!*

Personal:

I am happily married to James W (Cool Runnings). We have 3 boys and 1 opinionated little girl.  I love reading and I'm also a news junkie.  I am a stinker.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
1.300.001.30

1780 calories

15 min. run

15 min. intervals

15 min. walk

20 min. of Yoga that was mostly stretching

A word about computer games.  It breaks my heart a little to see young ones play computer games compusively.  To me it is the sign of an intelligent mind seeking a challenge.  Computer games give the feeling of accomplishment, or of achievement, without actually accomplishing or achieving anything.  And games these days can be so compelling, so colorful, and so stimulating that real life pales in comparison.  That's why at our house, "computer games" = Chess Titans.   Poor kids...I know.  But it's good for their little brains--it makes them develop the ability to think ahead.  And it's relatively boring.  That's important.  Because if a kid thinks that chess is exciting, they will likely not find life boring.  Which is the truth: life is a great and exciting ride, but like anything else, it has its boring stretches.  

P.S. My brother Grant is almost unbeatable in a game of chess.  BUT if it is just Grant and I, and it is SPEED chess, I will win.  Got game, Grant?  You're going down. 

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Comments
From Camille on Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 18:46:52 from 71.223.70.181

all the men folk in my family are addicted to video games so I have always held a "No video" game position. But I like your thought process behind the chess game. :o)

How is the weight loss competition going?

From Ashbaker on Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 21:50:25 from 174.52.96.106

I don't doubt your prowess in speed chess Lybi. Your writing style and witty comments on my blog always make me stop and think for a second!

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