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Member Since:

Apr 04, 2007



Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:


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!*


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.

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Every night I run a little (teeeeeeny bit) farther, and quite a bit faster.  The first night I was going at "holy crap I can not believe I am actually doing this, lemme try it at a quarter impulse speed."  Tonight was on average 45 seconds per mile faster than last night, which was a full minute per mile faster than the day before it.  So that's good.

Three things I remembered about running tonight:

1.  Even if you feel really crappy right before your run, it doesn't mean you are going to have a crappy run.

2.  Running makes you feel happier.

3.  The inside temp of the house always feels super hot after a run.

4.  It is possible to hold hands while running if you go really slow.

Ok, that was four things.  It must be bonus night.

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From Laura on Thu, Mar 08, 2012 at 21:37:00 from

Very fun!!! I think it's cool that you guys can go running together. Running DOES make me happier - but also more sleepy. Maybe I should run in the evening like you. :) I'm having to go every other day cuz my hip is tight for 2 days after running; but my back is doing better since Monday's pinched nerve. Yea!!!!

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