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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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1.4 miles barefoot, and the rest in crocs. It was just as humid as the east coast, but at least it was relatively cool. The clouds made a beautiful sunrise.

My feet are still a little sore from the blisters I got in Florida. I want to barefoot as much as I can in the next 2 months so I can be ready to race barefooted in September. The race directors aren't going to give me a hard time, are they? There are no rules against running a race barefooted, right?

Wait...if there are rules against it, don't tell me.  That way I can at least plead ignorance.  ;) 

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2 miles barefoot at 9:30 pace. I got out a little late this morning and didn't have time for more. But I hope to run a few more miles tonight.

And by way of confession....

I may have accidentally ingested some chocolate on my Florida trip. This is a picture of a pitcher of melted chocolate overcoming my resistance to temptation.


2 more miles barefoot tonight with the dog.   Stupid dog tripped me up!  So...I fell again.  A cute, fluffy, little off-leash dog ran up to Sparky and he freaked out and dashed in front of me.  I skinned my knee a little and embarrassed myself in front of yet another neighbor.  I hate meeting people and having the first thing they ever say to me be "Are you okay?  Do you need help?"  Obviously.  Dogs are the cause of 90% of my injuries.

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2 barefooted miles in the morning.  I had a limp from the knee that I fell on yesterday.  I  have a bruise right on my knee cap and it is a little swollen.  I just kept it really slow, like 11:30-12 pace.  

My knee felt better throughout the day and I really should have run last night but I had a stubborn moment and stayed in. 

James was home sick.  I felt bad that he was miserable,  but I must admit that I liked having him around.  He has a very soothing presence.

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2 miles on the treadmill this morning, watching "Groundhog Day".  Felt great today!   I gradually increased the pace until I got to 7:30 pace at the end

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2 BF miles this morning outside. I forgot to set my alarm last night, so I slept in until 7:00 (which means I got 10 (!) hours of sleep last night! It was absolutely heavenly. The bad side was that I had to face a little more heat than usual because of the lateness of the hour.

I started out at 10:40 pace, and gradually increased the pace until I was going quite fast at the end. My average pace for the run was 9:05. It was a nice invigorating run. Then I took the boys to the library and the Phoenix Science Center for the rest of the day. Fun times!

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