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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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Ow! It is absolutely ridiculous to be this sore from a race as short as a 5K. I can hardly walk. I stumbled out the door like a drunk and chug-a-lugged through 1.1 mile at 11:49 pace. The first quarter was at 15:00 pace! My hamstrings are the main culprits.

PM  Ahhhh.  So much better.  I really wonder if running barefoot uses different muscles or something because I was able to run barefoot without much discomfort at a more or less normal pace.  2 miles barefoot at 9:47 pace on average. 

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From Christi on Mon, May 26, 2008 at 11:11:52

Good job getting out so soon after the race! If you weren't sore, I'd be REALLY jealous (hee hee). Take it easy with some slow "active recovery"

From will on Mon, May 26, 2008 at 12:15:29

Way to go on Saturday - you were flying!

From Mom on Mon, May 26, 2008 at 13:03:46

The pain just proves that you pushed yourself. It is a badge of honor! And it will go away soon. Love you

From Lybi on Mon, May 26, 2008 at 13:06:55

Hey Mom! We're on at the same time! I need to call you. Love you!

Thanks Will!

Christi--does laying around moaning count as active recovery? Sometimes I get up to get a drink of water, though. I am so sore I am practically a fire hazard.

From Lybi on Mon, May 26, 2008 at 13:08:28

...meaning I might accidentally block an entrance or trip a fire fighter with my sluggish lump of a body.

From Kim on Mon, May 26, 2008 at 13:19:41

I'm glad you clarified that...I was hoping you weren't one of those spontaneous combustion stories you sometimes hear about!

I'm jealous of you for being sore. I think that means you really pushed yourself. I am not sore today after my 5K on Saturday, which probably means I wimped out. I will try to push harder next time so I can be a fire hazard the next few days. :)

From Shauna on Mon, May 26, 2008 at 15:07:34

Lybi, the soreness is a badge of honor! I wish I was sore from the race!

From Jody on Mon, May 26, 2008 at 17:14:04

Congratulations! Way to PR on Saturday. Take car of yourself and recover smart.

From linda10k on Tue, May 27, 2008 at 00:35:26

Great job on your race! Hope the soreness goes away soon. Keep up the good work.

From Maria on Tue, May 27, 2008 at 18:15:28

If you think 5K is too short to be so sore after, try 200 meters! I was crippled for 3-4 days after running all out 200m in a track meet last summer and just few weeks ago. I was amazed too, how mere 200m (only 33 seconds of running) can get me to such a miserable state.

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