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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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Did ya miss me?  My kids are sick and up a lot at night with croup/breathing problems.   Also fairly discouraged about the treadmill not working, and having to try to find time to run now that James is also running in the evening.  

Tonight was sooooo beautiful.  We had a huge downpour, and it cooled everything so nicely!  I took a non-running super sweet friend with me.  We walked a lot and ran some, but she is just starting out and I don't want to push her at ALL so that she will not dread going with me.  Maybe eventually we could be running partners.  Counting chickens, I know.  I still credit her that I even got out tonight bc I am TIRED.  I'm going to bed. 

PS  Wasn't it great reading all those race reports on the 24th!  Great role models on this blog.  I love it.

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5K outside in 21:55.  Oops, I mean 31:55.  Details, details...

Average pace 10:18.  Felt a little rough at the end.  Probably bc I am exhausted.  Sleep deprivation related to sick kids, and Harry Potter book 7.  (Wasn't it good?!  I loved the chapter about Snape the best...and Harry walking through the forest. *sniff*  What a great kid!  Anybody who hasn't read Harry Potter should read the whole darn series just so that they can enjoy the transcendent pleasure/excitement of the last several chapters of book 7.  I am not even that huge of a HP fan and I just LOVED it!)

In other news, guess what?  My fabulously mechanically-minded hubby fixed our treadmill with his bare hands!!!  He called up the customer support line.  Turns out he just had to tighten a belt in the motor.  We didn't even have to buy a part!  And to think we were getting ready to chuck it and get a new one (ouch$$$).  Yea!  It will be a lot easier for me to be consistent about getting all my runs in now.

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2 on my beloved Fredmill.  He's still acting just a teensy bit weird, but at least he works.  10:00 pace for most of it.  I slowed down once to catch my breath.  I was watching "Cheaper By the Dozen" and I kept laughing out loud while I was running.  It was great.

Yea!  My 2 year-old slept through the night.  Hopefully the croup is over for him.

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I woke up with a sore throat this morning.  Probably what my kids all had.  I didn't feel sick other than the sore throat.  I hope it stays that way.  I took it super duper easy taking each of my little guys for a run.  Probably should have gone farther, but I was being conservative. 

I wish I had a dog to run with.  I don't think I'll ever have a dog, since James is allergic to anything cute and fuzzy.  I was thinking that I wish I could rent a dog just for safety while running.  Then I got the idea that there is probably someone out there with a dog that has too much energy and needs to be exercised.  So I put up signs in my neighborhood saying that I am a "dog runner".   Satisfaction guaranteed.  Very affordable rates.  He he he.     

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