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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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Another little walk in the monsoon wind.  It was lovely.  The momma ducks were out with their babies.

I timed myself today.  15 min.  Hmmm.  That puts me at about a 45 min. mile. 

I can't deny--it did sting my tummy just a little.  The key is that I need to take itty bitty steps. 

I'm feeling impatient about getting better.  There are SOOOO many people from church and other friends that are helping me.  Meals are coming in for the next couple of weeks, people are taking care of my 3 older boys every day, and people are signed up to help clean my house.  I am the recipient of TOO MUCH GENEROSITY.  So I should be sky high, feeling loved and taken care of, etc. etc.  But for some reason I feel a little bit miserable about having so much help.  Like I am doubly pathetic or something.  It is a little frustrating that I don't really feel better from day to day, but I know I feel TONS better than I did a week ago.  Progress is progress.  It strikes me that I would be a terrible person to have a chronic illness or something.  I mean, so many people struggle for YEARS with serious health problems, and here I am, 2 weeks in, singing the blues.  Ridiculous.  If I'm still blogging like this tomorrow, ya have my permission to give me a dope-slapping!

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Wow.  How often can a person brag that they took a full min. off their 600 m record?  Yup.  It only took me 14 min. tonight to make my nightly meander around the lake. 

By the way, don't worry, I wasn't TRYING to go faster.  Jeesh.  Everyone around here keeps telling me to get back in bed, back in bed.  If we had restraints at our house, I would probably be in them--tied to the bed & gagged. I promise I spend about 18 hours a day flat on my back.  I just don't like it.  And I think that .3 miles is short and slow enough to just get the blood flowing and wake up my legs a tiny bit.  Plus it's good to be in the habit of making time for exercise (if you can call walking this slowly exercise). 

What I really need is for people on this blog to stop being so funny and making me laugh, because even the slightest chuckle feels downright painful (Marion, I am looking at you).

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