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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.

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2 miles, unshod.  I wanted to have a nice barefoot run in Florida.  Unfortunately, there weren't sidewalks for most of this run, and though I enjoyed the temp and the scenery I ended up with horrible blisters on my feet that made it quite painful to walk for a day or two.  Dang!  I think it would have been okay if I didn't have to keep getting my feet wet.  Every time a car passed me I jumped off the road into the lush grass on the side of the road, which was invariably soaked.   Having dry feet is imperative for preventing blisters!

We spent most of this day in the resort pool, which had water slides and other fun stuff for the kids.  My 3 year-old was brave enough to do the water slide!  I was impressed.   The thing I enjoyed most was watching the daddies from our group play water volleyball with 4-5 year-olds in their arms.  Every time the big beach ball they were using went over the net, the dad would lift the kid high and the kid would hit the ball.  The kids felt like a million bucks getting to play in an important capacity like that, and the dads all got a major upper-body workout.  It was adorable. 

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