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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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This mornig I woke up early and took my 11 year old for a "walk" before school (2nd time).  He was such a little stinker.  I expected him to be all drowsy and slow, and I'd have to be all encouraging.  But the truth is that he bolted off like a giggling greyhound, like, why on earth would you walk if you could run?  Then I had to lumber after him and I was NOT feeling it.  I was all (in my head)  "Hey, get back here, I'm not supposed to increase my mileage by more than 10% a week!!!!"  Reason was totally lost on him.  : )  Any fears that he will struggle to run with me in the morning have been assauaged. I'm not going to count this as mileage because it wasn't continuous running...more like spurts of joy, really.

Poor James.  This evening we "ran" our 2 miles together and I was pooped.  I was so pooped that I was dragging, literally, something was dragging and making a "swish swish swish" with every step. But I did it.  James gets the points for being supportive of my slog-fest, and for teasing me only minimally.  My mantra for the night: any mile is a good mile!

Tomorrow I'm going to sleep in and forgo the run with Sam.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
From Laura on Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 21:25:48 from

I just had a perfect visual of Sam jumping/running/walking ... and dare I say talking? ;o) He is such a hoot! Sorry he - and the day - pooped you out, though. But way to get it done. You're my hero!

From Camille on Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 21:52:33 from

you forgot to mention that you came to my house and that we exhausted you with all our craziness. ;)

You deserve something yummy... hmmm...

From Brent on Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 15:14:54 from

Lybi - keep after it, it will come back, you have the drive - always tough with kids - everything is like unthunk - the just do, kids are great.

Stay Kool, B of BS Rools out

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