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Really, I got nuffin.. just wanted to get us started this morning.<br><br><b>Katholeenie..</b> check your private messages, please ma'am.<br><br>
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Up with the pup. Checkin' in. Foot is still jacked up and I'm wondering now, if it is fibro or PF. Fibro has been clamping down (what the hell is is about turning thirty that someone took my pain knob and cranked it over on 8???) so I can't tell. Is PF something you need to go see a doctor over or just keep up with the tennis ball and stretches. I will admit to a slowdown with the tennis ball as Hank (who has come out of his shell nicely recently....) thinks all tennis balls are his and tries to get the tennis ball out from under my foot despite my protest of, "no hank, this one is mine, you have four..."<br><img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"> Anyway, something today. Maybe bike ride in the woodsies.<br><b>LORI:</b> That is so cool that you did a tri!!! That's real studly stuff, girl. <img alt="naka.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/naka.gif"><br><b>Gov:</b> Good to see you. Glad bro is healing well and keeping good spirits. No doubt in part of supportive family...ahem. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><b>DrFAL:</b> The fact that you can check your own ass for frostbite is only reason number 29 why i like you!! <img alt="razz.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/razz.gif">ottytrain2:Also, it occurred to me the other day that perhaps you had said i was a smart (ass) and was funny (looking)....<br><br><b>Ali:</b> good luck at the ortho!!! I saw some people piddle paddling (uh, my name for kayaking) yesterday and thought of you. I am so jonesing to do this but getting a hella lot of grief outta a few key loved ones. i keep telling them its not like I want to kayak the Colorado River...just Hoover Reservoir for crying out loud....<br><img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br><b>QOD:</b> Did you think 10 years ago, you're life would be like it is now? How is it same or different?
 

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Good morning. Big congrats to <b>Lori</b> for the Tri and <b>Voodoo</b> for the big PR! And to <b>DocChris</b> for a very interesting story... <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
I had a couple runs this weekend. 6.2 <b>west</b> miles on Friday, and 8.2 <b>east</b> miles yesterday. I didn't feel so great yesterday, so that run wasn't terribly pleasant. I think I'll go <b>really</b> <b>east</b> today. Maybe at the gym. It's supposed to be really hot and humid, and maybe even a thunderstorm, so I might elect for a TM run this evening. We shall see...<br><br>
I think most people saw the pic I posted this weekend, so I won't bother posting it again. Maggie is doing well, and we are both excited to meet our daughter in another 3 months. Thanks for all the thoughts and well-wishes from everyone...<br><br>
Okay, kiddos, stay cool today. I think I heard the whole dang country is gonna be pretty hot...
 

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Whoa, don't think I'm fully recovered yet from all the travel this weekend. Slept better last night and was out the door at 7 for what was supposed to be 4 <b>east</b>, but ended up being about 3 <b>east</b> and 2 <b>west</b> (been so long since I ran here at home I forgot what loop was 4 miles and which one was 5) but it least it was a good run.<br><br><b>Voo</b> forgot to mention it, way to kick ass and score some cookies!<br><br><b>QOD:</b> 10 years ago huh...let's see that would be 1997, just finished graduate school, unemployed (then about 3 months later WAY underemployed) living in AL. Nope, did not think I'd be where I am now. But, I am extremely happy about where am I now. Wouldn't trade it for anything.
 

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Hey all!<br><br>
First off, big <b>conga-rats</b> to Lori and Voodoo! I can't read your race report, Lori - Voo, I had a x-country coach in high school who used to shout at us to "run til you puked"! Guess you have that down...<br><br><b>Mandy</b> - I've heard you talk about this fibromyalgia thing - it does NOT sound like fun, but I didn't realize it was such an all-weather experience. I hope you get some relief...<br><br><b>Kini</b> - I saw your tattoo photo - very cool! I've got a design in mind, but I'm holding off for a while longer. But you (and the other tattoo aficionados) are quite the inspiration!<br><br><b>Bob -</b> nice baby photo too...! Nice to get the baby started with your patented Bob-cam techniques right away!<br><br>
I was at a wedding in the mountains this weekend - no real exercise to be had, but mucho fun. Here's the view from our room at the lodge:<br><br><img alt="" src="http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t91/nonie1000/DSCN0145.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><br>
All right, my taxi should be here any moment to take me to the airport (nothing more irritating than having windshield wipers stop working!).<br><br>
Oh, PS - <b>Welcome back Maria!</b><br><br>
All right, kids. Have a great day! Stay cool...<br><br>
Norah<br><br><b>Welcome back to KP and Tonya!</b> I liked the 30something photo - more pictures please!<br><br><b>QOD -</b> good one! I actually have a 10-year letter to myself lying around here somewhere. I wrote a few of those in my early twenties. I definitely didn't think I'd be where I am now...I was going to be writing, possibly traveling, definitely didn't think I'd be cleaning up all this cat vomit everyday, and running, and traveling to non-exciting locations for work, and not friends with Noam Chomsky. But I like where I'm at all the same - a lot of those things I still can do one of these days (though Noam is getting a bit old...)
 

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Hey kids -<br><br><b>GoV</b> - glad to hear your brother's progress. And as the son of a NYC fireman, I have seen the comraderie and support they give to each other, and I imagine it is the same with cops.<br><br><b>Doc</b> - Sounds like the weekend was generally a success, but exhuasting. Enjoy the recovery. SO, what's next on your sched??<br><br><b>Beaker</b> - congrats once again.<br><br>
Busy weekend for me - lots of cleaning and yardwork on Saturday. Was outside from 9 AM to 6 PM, and I ended up pretty dehydrated even though I did not run. Spend Sunday doing a little pre-cruise shopping, and chilling at the lake for 4 hours or so. Used spray-on sunscreen for the first time, I got my front, Mrs Tim got my back, but apparrently neither one of us got my shoulders. I look like I have red shoulder pads.<br><br>
Today I ran an east 4 miles on the TM. Will probably stick to the TM for the next week, so I can bail easily if my back flares up. Since Lake Compounce, I have had weeks of 7 and 3 miles. Ugh.<br><br><b>QOD</b> - wow. DD was 4 months old. I was still working as an engineer, and living in NJ. We were living in a pre Sept. 11th world. This topic could end up being a novel.
 

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<b>Norah</b>, all in due time...have about 200 photos to go through from CA and Taiwain. Damn new camera and a 2 GB memory card!<br><br>
Also got some GREAT video (did I mention our new camera is awesome) of a traditional dragon dance done by martial arts/dance students at the closing banquet of the conference <b>Tonya</b> was at.
 

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Woah, it's going to be hot today. But I'm not running, I'm not cycling, so that won't be too bad for that. But tomorrow I'm sure it's going to be a sweatfest. But then, I'm planning on an easy recovery week this week, that's what I had scheduled and it's also the way it feels time for it.<br><br>
Saw <b>Ratatouille</b> last night, that was funny. I love those animated films by Pixar.
 

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Morning all,<br><br>
Not much sleep happened for me this weekend - but oddly, I'm not very tired, I'm actually feeling over-caffeinated for no good reason. WTH?<br><br><b>KP</b> - glad you and tonya made it home safely, looking forward to some pictures.<br><br><b>Tim</b> - Good news on the back, hope all continues to go well.<br><br><b>Norah</b>, awesome view, nice place to pass a weekend.<br><br><b>Doc</b>, Your hash sounds like something out of a B horror movie, without the gory death scenes, of course, but maybe that's just me. Heh. I for one would have to pass on the ice sitting thing, that is just <b>wrong.</b> Glad you had fun, and made it home safely, cuz it sounds like it could have gone either way.<br><br>
Good days and runs to all.<br><br>
Jen<br><br><br>
Oh, <b>QOD:</b> 10 years ago, I definitely wouldn't have pictured my life as it is now... you never know what's ahead, where life is going to take you, whether you want it to or not. (Maybe especially NOT). I may spend sometime planning (financially) for the future, but everything else is subject to change. Never say never. Never say always. Hearts and minds open. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
Later kids.
 

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Back to the buzz kill known as the office. It doesn't seem to have all fallen apart nearly as bad as was indicated by a co-worker over the phone last week so we'll see... I work with a bunch of folks that think the dang sky is constantly falling.<br><br>
Anywho... It's gonna be another hot one so I'll get my 8 mi in tonight on the TM and around a spin class. The ole Monday evening DU workout; should be fun (and sweaty). Thinking 5-6 miles, spin class, remaining 2-3 miles. Oh and yesterday's 20 miler seems to have treated me even better than I thought - no soreness and just some toenail pain but nothing major. Gotta love that.<br><br><span style="font-size:small;">Good luck at the doc <b>Ailaire</b><br><br>
Coolio ink <b>Kini</b><br><br>
Safe travels <b>Norah</b><br><br>
Most excellent HR <b>Doc</b> --- you never let me down! <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br><b>QOD</b> - Honestly, I had no idea where I'd be in 10 years, nor what I'd be doing. I'm not much of a long term planner in that respect but the ride sure has been fun! 10 years ago I was living in Chicago dating a total whack job and working in my first non-accounting job that provided me the exposure to the industry I'm working in now.<br><br>
Happy Mondays to y'all!<br></span>
 

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Morning folks,<br><br>
Sitting here in the hotel business center getting some ideas for my day in Richmond! I've never been here by myself before, so it's kinda wierd to be able to decide on the entire itinerary. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> My 'rents left early this morning and are already in NC probably by now!<br><br>
Anywho, I'm looking forward to exploring some of the cool areas of town today (downtown and shockoe slip for those who are familiar with the city). Also l'm looking forward to doing a 5K tonight with <b>Myron.</b> It's a neighborhood series (I think?) and this is the first of the series. Should be fun. OF course, Myron will be done and waiting for me at the finish since he'll finish in about 20 mins and I'll probably be coming in around 33 mins. Of course, only thing- it's supposed to be 99* today!!!! Yoiks. Never run in such heat before!!! Even in the Peachtree last year it was just upper 80s/90s... If you don't hear from me, please contact my parents, ok? <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
Had a *beautiful* 5 miles down Monument Ave./Franklin Str. yesterday morning. Really so, so lovely. I will probably get another 3 miles in there tmrw before I head to Charlottesville, just because I love it so much! I took some photos and will load them up sometime soon to show you all how nice Richmond is. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br><b>Welcome home KP and Tonya!</b> haven't seen the photos you posted yet, but I will be going back and looking for them! Must have had a blast, I imagine!!<br><br><b>Congrats to Lori</b> on the tri! Can you believe it's all over now? Do you have your next one planned yet?? Reading about your progress has certainly inspired me to get out there and start incorporating some of the other tri disciplines...<br><br><b>Doc</b> gotta go find that butt/frostbite story!<br><br><b>Ailarie</b> what happened with the ankle??? I hope it's good news!<br><br>
Okie dokie, gots to get on with things. Esp. since I want to beat some of the heat of the day. I hope I don't melt.<br><br>
Happy Mondays!
 

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mornin' all,<br><br>
Ran an east 3 miler this morn, except for the heat and humidity.<br><br>
Shoe Question: I usually retire my shoes when the bottom layer can't be glued back on or my feet start poking through the sides. I've run across sites that say use shoes for 350-450 miles, what do ya'll use as guidelines for when to quit using a pair of running shoes?<br><br><br><b>QOD:</b> Ten years ago I moved back home to go to school. It was supposed to be a temporary thing for a few years get my degree and head back to Colorado; turned out to be ten years before I finally moved out into my own place and am still in Florida. While it's not exactly how I envisioned my life back then, it's still good.
 

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Hey kids!!! SO I posted a really long race report, sorry, didn't mean for it to get so out of control!!! But it is in the race report forum if you want to check it out!<br><br>
The short version, I loved it! The swim was hellish for me, the bike was great once I got in the right gear and the run was downright steamy!!! But I finished!!! I thought I might be a bit sore but not at all!!! Only isssue is I whacked my foot on a huge rock coming out of the water, thought I just banged it but I took a chunk out of it. So today my foot is way jacked up, cuts and bruises aplenty! Luckily, today is a rest day <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
I really need to thank you all, you are a amazing bunch of people and you were all with me yesterday. I thought about you all, stole some mojo from you and kept pushing because I knew I had a huge bunch of supporters out there. And then there were the real life supporters. Theia, Saucon and DD, Solar, my DH, my swim friend Kelly, and my friends who did the relay. I know I said thank you to them yesterday but that is really not enough. I can't explain to them how much it meant that they came, I just hope one day to replay the favor!!!!<br><br>
So, what's next? I have no idea, I will worry about that tomorrow!!!<br><br><b>Voo</b> amazing PR<br><br><b>Bob</b> 3 months?! Wow, time flies but I am so excited for you and Maggie!!!<br><br><b>Beth</b> have fun with Myron!!!<br><br><b>Lhills</b> keep us posted on that call!!!<br><br>
QOD: I don't know that I ever thought about it. I do know it has been a crazy 10 years, and I think I am a very different person than I was then. There have been some amazing ups and some horrific downs in the last 10 years but I think where I am right now is a pretty darn perfect place to be!<br><br>
Ok, will check back in later folks!
 

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Morning, friends--<br><br>
Congrats to <b>Lori</b> for completing the tri. I'll have to look up your RR in a minute. Also, congrats to <b>Doc</b> for not dying of alcohol poisoning, frostbite, overexposure to nudity or any other related ailment. Good luck <b>Beth</b> and <b>Myron</b> on the 5k tonight.<br><br>
Completed w8d1 today, but it was totally <b>west</b>. I only ran 1.95 miles in 28:00, giving me a 14:22 mm which is about 2 minutes/mile slower than last week. It took me a long time to get my breath back after that one. I also didn't stop sweating for about an hour afterward. Granted it's super hot and humid here, but it was really terrible. Good things: finished, didn't die, no skirt issues today, don't have to run again until Wed. when it should be cooler. I was thinking today, though, that I might be a little crazy attempting a 5k in 7 weeks. I mean, I've never run over 2.05 miles, and I have trouble breathing in high humidity, so a race in August sometimes doesn't make much sense. I know I'm just having a bad morning (and thanks for putting up w/me), and it will be better tomorrow, but I'm losing faith. I know I can't expect to be running marathons after only 7 weeks, but I've always been an impatient person. Waa Waa! (I'll stop now.)<br><br><b>QOD</b>: Ten years ago I had just finished college and I was heading to AZ for a year of AmeriCorps service. I had no idea when kind of job I wanted, but I was sure that I would be married w/kids by 27. Well, I haven't yet married, I don't want kids, and I'm currently preparing to go on the academic job market and finish my dissertation. Never would have expected that, and I feel like I'm starting my life a little late, but I'm exhilarated by new adventures ahead!<br><br>
Good runs to all today!
 

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Morning, all! <img alt="wave.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wave.gif"><br><br>
After cheering <b>Miss Lori</b> on in her first tri yesterday (<i>she made it look easy, by the way!</i> <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">), I made my way back to the shore after the festivities. Got up <i>early</i> this morning to get a 10 miler done before the heat. Silly me, thinking it would be cooler at 5:30am. It was already 75* and muggy. It was a seriously <b><i>craptastic</i></b> run. My feet hurt, my lungs weren't right, couldn't get a breathing rhythm, etc., etc.... Stood in the cold shower for a while just to get my legs back...<br><br>
Anyway, enough about me. <img alt="sleepy4.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sleepy4.gif"><br><br>
Welcome back, <b>Maria!</b><br>
Awesome trail pix, <b>Moon</b>.<br>
Glad to hear your brother is healing, <b>GoV</b>, and that his friends and family have been so caring and supportive <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br>
Um, what can be said about that report, <b>Doc?</b> <img alt="shock.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/shock.gif"> Sounds like an interesting and fun weekend...<br><br>
Have to start thinking about packing today. Leaving Wednesday morning for sunny southern California...
 

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Good Monday mornin' to ya! I haven't checked the weekend thread, but it appears I owe big congrats to <b>Voodoo</b> for his pukey PR and to <b>Doc</b> for... something involving a frostbitten butt?? (Note to self: never ever ever hash. Specially not w/ Doc.)<br><br>
No running in several days, and I'm feeling sluggish and blechy. Yes, that is a word. Tonight I'm teaching Spinning and lifting, but tomorrow I'm doing another group bike ride and then running a few miles afterward. Race this weekend!! <img alt="surprised.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/surprised.gif"><br><br>
HUGE congrats again to <b>Beaker</b> for her tri! It was fun to watch. I hope you're relaxing by the pool all day today. You deserve it!
 

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Forgot to answer the <b>QOD:</b> I'm not sure I had thoughts in my head 10 years ago about where I'd be today and what I'd be doing... I tend not to do that. I think I'm lucky about most things in my life right now, although the thoughts creep in about what I'd rather be doing, or that I can't seem to find a good guy to share my life with, etc. I try not to dwell on that stuff, though, so in all I think I have a pretty good life right now... <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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I forgot the <b>QOD</b> as well. My life is different than I expected it to be ten years ago, but it's a great life and I wouldn't trade it for anyone else's. Except maybe Posh Spice's! (That was a special shout-out to <b>Beaker</b>'s cheering section yesterday.) <img alt="razz.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/razz.gif">
 

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<b>Beaker</b> - Congrats on the tri finish - haven't read the RR yet, but your finish yesterday kinda got me thinking about getting off my duff and riding a little, so I woke up early this AM and got in a short (but enjoyable) 14 mile ride. Planning to run at lunch as well so call me motivated by Beaker!<br><br><b>Maria</b> - Nice job on the 20 miler! It's starting to feel like the fall maratons are approaching now, eh? My buddy and I did 18 (he's doing Chicago as well) on Sat and we saw several folks on the trail looking like they were going long.<br><br>
I know there were lots more things I wanted to say but I'm getting interrupted left & right and lost my train of thought.
 
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