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Hey Maria - I see you lurking - bet you are doing the same thing as me - waiting to wake up a bit before your LR. It is crzy humid here - magazies feel like they had water spilled on them. 72* w/ 94% humidity (70* dew point for scratch).<br><br>
Have a greate weekends kids - I am off to sweat....
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Well, the weather here was beautiful yesterday. Sunny and not too warm (75 or so). Just nice. Such a nice change from what I have been running in with rain, humidity and heat. Nevertheless, my run was TEH SUCK. I didn't have a <b>Litch</b> kind of run but within the first 2 miles, 2 bees hit my face. Luckily no stings. That would have sucked. Eventhough it wasn't hot, I was terribly thirsty and gorged myself on water when I could. It didn't seem to help. Also, my garmin was being a annoying mofo and lying to me. 2 miles were supposedly 13 minutes, it kept on telling me it had low signals and beeping (to which I answered "fuck you"<img alt="wink.gif" src=""> and for at least 8 minutes, I ran, and it didn't move. grrrrr....when you are doing a flipping out and back, you need the distance to be right. Every mile was a struggle and it never felt right...never. I drug my butt through that run wishing that I didn't sign up for a marathon. grrrr<br><br>
Good thing about the run:<br><br>
I saw an exchange point for <b>Korbel's</b> relay. I was at 7 miles at that point and asked the volunteer when they were going to come through. "Pretty soon", she said. So instead of going across the river, I ran 1 more mile* (*which because of my garmin was more like 1.5 or so). I was hoping to see <b>Dom</b> so I could yell some encouragement. I was also toying with the idea that I would run with him a bit, but honestly, that wasn't going to happen..every mile sucked. I didn't get to see <b>Dom</b> but I did see the leader come through. A freaking gazelle running 6 min miles. Dang boy. You've been running for that long and you still look like that. Amazing people those built for running (unlike me).<br><br>
And now to you folks:<br><br><b>Prae</b> - great job girl even with the peeing. Hey, running is about the uncomfortable and that would be majorly uncomfortable. You rocked your first 5K and each race teaches you something. I use the bathroom about 5 times before each race. Nerves. That EMT guy was a prick. I would have yelled at him. "hey fuckwad, I did train and I know enough that I just went out too fast. So give me some damn treatment and keep your attitude to yourself. Don't make me send Voo or Theia after your ass"<br><br><b>Crane</b> - when I was in kindergarten, a priest (I went to a catholic school) was talking to us in the coming back from the bathroom break line and he stopped and asked me if I liked school so far. I threw up right on him, in front of everybody. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> I can relate. Feel better girl. This stuff is scary.<br><br><b>M&M</b> - great 5 miler. Beer is always deserved <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br><b>Poor peeps in the heat and crap</b> - that blows. autumn is coming!!!<br><br><b>James Page Beer Run</b> - same day as the White Bear Lake 20 mile race. I'll be doing that one.. I will be dying.
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Have fun Bob! I've got some stuff I can send you if you want it.<br><br>
Heather and I had a good run this morning. Glad to make it Heather! It was so good to meet you. I look forward to more runs together.<br><br>
Not much on the books for today. I'll be taking the girls to a birthday party and then probably watching a movie tonight on the home theater.
Here's hoping no one gives you toys from China that have already been recalled!!
Well, I'm back from my longest run since the Pig. Haven't gotten up to 8 miles like this since training for the Pig, actually (besides the longer runs of course). It's always such a mental barrier for me since one year ago, I was attempting to train for TC with my ankle and this is where is started to really hurt. The best part was running it with someone else! It passed so quickly!!! We just talked and talked the entire time. It was great. I really enjoyed meeting Heather (Quixotic Notions here). Funny <b>Jill</b> that today was also your day to run with another <b>Heather!</b><br><br>
I'm just sitting here enjoying a nice recovery smoothie (plain yogurt, frozen strawberries, OJ, banana and ice!) Poyfect! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> I'm glad that the dehydration didn't affect me! I definitely sweat like 10 whole mens or wimmins! My clothes were soaked through (even both bras I wear!) I will be making an effort to drink some extra fluids today, though.<br><br><b>Crane</b> Good to see you around. Sorry about the vertigo, but I hope it's solved now post-puke!<br><br><b>Roo</b> Chacos are like outdoorsy sandals. Definitely open toe and you can probably find a pair to go with your hippy clothes! I see teachers wearing them at school. My brother and his wife got married on the Appalacian trail in traditional wedding clothes (tux/dress) with specially made his/her wedding Chacos! You can definitely pull them off!<br><br><b>Brandy</b>- sorry about the run! What trauma lately, huh? Bees??!!! Cool about seeing the relay, though.<br><br><b>Bob</b> I think your role at the shower is to get the heck out of the house! It's gonna be estrogen fest, you know!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"> Lots of "awwwwww" and "cute!!!!!!!" going on. Have fun!<br><br>
Ok, time for shower. I'm starting to chill. Ciao.
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A friend of mine sent me this <a href="" target="_blank">video</a>. Since we are <i>Children of the 80's</i> (as opposed to <i>of the corn,</i> I guess) I thought I'd share! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> This was done at a prison in the Philippines. I like what the tag description says "this was not a punishment!" Also, can I just point out that the girl is a really bad runaway-er??<br><br>
Can I point out that the girl is not a girl?
Morning folks...<br><br><b>Crane</b> hope you're feeling better and <b>Amichel</b> is in Indiana...if we don't hear from her maybe that's why?<br><br>
Just back from 14 miles. With 10 of those at marathon pace. Did surprisingly well. 2:25:06. I'll take that. Starting to feel like I might actually be prepared to run the Grand Rapids HM this time aroun.<br><br><b>Doc</b> - good to see you back. Mucho respect for the Beer Mile. Not even brave enough to attempt such a thing.<br><br>
Any word on <b>Dom</b> and how he is doing today?<br><br><b>Bob</b> - I wish you the utmost amount of patience today. May you survive the baby shower.
I wasn't sure! My first reaction was "that's one ugly mofo!"
Woah. I just pulled up the website. I might bust a pair of them to hike in (like this morning when I took the favorite dog for a long hike in my Teva sandals since I can't get a shoe on) but they wouldn't work with um... a pin stripe suit and satin blouse... i don't think.... when i say i got my frustrated hippy side... im talking about my infatuation with the Lucky Brand store and my doc martins.<br>
maybe this is why i always feel like i look like a hooker when i fly back to portland....<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy">
<b>Mandy</b>, can you buy a pair of cute dressy flats but wear a flip flop (and a big bandage) on the bad foot, thereby declaring your injury, but allowing for good footwear on one side? Maybe something like this:<br><img alt="" src="" style="border:0px solid;"><br>
or this:<br><img alt="" src="" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
I didn't run. I decided it wasn't in my lungs best interest. I will be calling the doc in tomw morning though. Bah.<br><br>
At least Penny doesn't smell skunky...I did a good job washing her last night I guess.
that's a good call <b>moe</b>. mat just said, 'you'd almost be better off if you were in a cast or'd look silly, but there'd be a reason for it.'<br>
i have this pair of wedgie sandals that have leather straps and go between your toe... while i wouldn't normally wear anything like that with dress pants, i think it might pass for a few more days until I can wear a shoe. Friday, we have to wear the school uniform (khakis and golf shirt...gah...what about me says i would have either of these????) so hopefully, I can get into a shoe by then and be straight for the next week.<br>
can i just make it very clear that this whole ordeal is stoopid?
I'm not the powerball winner, so I'll be around<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
ooh Mandy! Get the khakis with gathers on the front and extra high elastic waist band! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy">
Hey all - got home real late from work and swimming (2000 yd) yesterday. When the site initially was down when I logged on, I thought, oh no, did we and the RMADs break it already? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"> Got a bike ride of unknown length today.<br><br>
Random observation - knowing how much humidity that many of you went through with your runs (<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="" style="border:0px solid;" title="salute"> to you all), I keep reading the thread title as <i>30s Sogfest 25</i><br><br><b>Prae</b> - like I said in your RR, awesome job on your first race ever. And to clarify, the <span style="text-decoration:underline;">medic</span> was an asshat and a rumpswab <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br><b>Doc</b> - good to see you're alive and kicking<br><br>
Have fun on your vacation <b>PTom</b>!!!<br><br>
Dang <b>Voo</b> - the way you're going, you might be joining <b>Baggs</b> in the lazy category <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
She is strong...she is invicible...she is <b>McT!</b> Good job! And when did this become the week for running with <b>Heathers</b>? (Nice to hear your run went well with Quixotic, <b>Beth</b>)<br><br><b>Roo</b> - sorry to hear about the foot, but like everyone else said, shoe shopping privileges are always good. I hope you find that mix of comfort and fashion. Speaking of shoes, nice job of landing some new golf kicks <b>Maureen</b> (love the new forum description, BTW.)<br><br><b>Bob -</b> see if you can find a side room with a TV and put on some exhibition football. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br><b>{{{{Crane}}}}</b> - hope you're feeling better<br><br>
Oh yeah <b>Beth</b> - that video is quite something, isn't it. They also have other videos on youtube of them doing routines to other songs. If it keeps the populace happier and easier to control, I say more power to them.<br><br>
Ahh, well...time to start thinking of donning the bike gear. Hoping to hear some good RRs from <b>Dom</b> and <b>Kris & Nick.</b> Catch ya' later folks
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Hi everyone and I am so tickled to see that people here have been wondering about me and the relay.<br><br><b>Brandy and other MN peeps</b> my final leg (4.2 miles) was all right along Shepard RD on the running/biking path. I actually started on what was Warner Rd I guess, right before it turns into Shepard.<br><br>
for the record, Brandy, had you seen my in my last 4.2 mile stretch you would have seen a guy fighting a battle for survival..I was in trouble 1 mile into it.<br><br>
gang it is going to take me a few days to put my thoughts together (and recover) so i can write a run report, but let me just say this falls in right behind my first marathon in terms of amazing experiences in my life.<br><br>
I am pretty sure 2oh said he has one lined up this fall, man all I can say is do not underestimate how freakin hard it will be and more importantly how freakin great it will be.<br><br>
the numbers<br><br>
I was runner 9 of 12.<br><br>
first leg started at 6:30pm-<br>
7.9 miles (rated as <b>Hard</b> by the race people)-finshed in 62 minutes and change (7:51 pace I think)...Toughest 8 miles I have ever run...the elevation map showed it would be tough hill wise, but I had no idea.<br><br>
second leg-started at 5:21am (2 hours of sleep)<br>
5.0 miles (rated as <b>moderate</b>), I freakin crushed-37:10 (like 7:27 mile).<br><br>
third leg at 1:50pm (took a 10 minute nap)<br>
4.2 miles rated as <b>east</b>, I ran it in 32:06 (like 7:41 pace I believe). The route was dead flat, but I was in trouble the whole way. Mentally I fought the desire to pack it in and run 9 min/miles and each mile was slower than the one before it, I but I never quit fighting. I distinctly remember at one point thinking about Voo's advice for Doc when he was hurt and said out loud to myself...<b>Cowboy the F$CK up Dom, you got 11 other people out there who need you.</b><br><br>
If you can ever be a part of one of these relays gang, you gotta do it.<br><br>
may not get back online much today, but will be around tomorrow.
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OUTSTANDING!!! WAY TO GO!! Korbs [Dom] I stand up and applaud you. That's totally awesome. I think that I've posted this before, but people runners and non-runners tend to forget how mental this activity is. We are training ourselves mentally, to push the envelop mentally and physically.<br><br>
Way to show that event and yourself who's boss!<br>
You totally Rock.<br><br>
Can't wait for the full report. I wanna read blow by blow details. This is clearly an experience to be cherished. And, the story will get better and better the more you tell it and rifine it and polish it for effect.<br><br>
Let me know when we can kick back with a beer, I want to hear the whole shibang.<br><br>
Get some rest. Don't forget to eat recovery type food!
Let me tell you, though---you do get very tired of just wearing the one shoe, and it HAS to be the same height as the cast or boot, or else you look like Quasimodo.<br><br><b>Dom</b>, big ups to you. You, too, <b>Prae</b>. I haven't read any other reports, else I'd be giving out more props.<br><br>
Today is Day 2 of the Double Trouble Family Stress weekend. Have to head over to my Dad's house for a cookout later and hope I don't strangle my sister after yesterday. I had kind of a meltdown yesterday afternoon, but then we went to our neighbors' house for dinner and so that the kids could run on the Slip-N-Slide, and there was venting and adult beverages. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="" style="border:0px solid;" title="occasion5"><br><br>
For whatever reason (high humidity/barometric pressure?) my stress-fractured leg is KILLING me today. I decided to have another day off and get back to the gym tomorrow.<br><br>
Happy weekend, everyone.
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Hi everyone! After binging on beer Friday night, my stomach still ain't right. I think I'll be doing my long run later tonight or maybe tomorrow morning. Ugh.
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