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My wife got me a Huge amount of chocolate and jelly belly's!!!!<img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif"><img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif"><br><br>
It is snowing here right now but heading out the door for a long run 13-18 mile range depending how long I can deal with the F'ing snow!!!! I am just sick of it already!!!<img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif"><br><br>
Than bloody mary's and breakfast followed by Nap!!!! we will get a easter dinner in later in the day.<br><br>
First time in my life that I did not have to do the whole family thing from sun up..... I think I am going to enjoy it.<br><br>
Take care and enjoy your day everyone!
 

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Rest day for me today, but the stupid place I work is open so I'll get to start resting after 12.<br><br>
Happy Easter everyone.
 

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<span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="font-size:small;">Nothing for me today except maybe some stretching. All that is really planned for today is church. Other than that it should be some nice relaxation.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="font-size:small;">Alex and Richard-- Have a great Easter Sunday.</span></span>
 

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Happy Easter to all<br><br>
Richard - Good luck with that long snow run.<br><br>
Alex & kfuller - enjoy your rest days.<br><br>
I woke feeling exhausted again head to toe. So, no run for me, no, no, no! Bummed two unscheduled days off in a row. Think I over did it the days that I was tired this week and just pushed through it.
 

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<b>Richard</b> - Enjoy the candy and the run! Talk about the sweeter things in life... <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"><br><br><b>Alex</b> - Thanks for the kind words yesterday. You know, I realized after you responded that the reason my running was so effortless before was because I didn't have a specific goal. I was running for the sake of enjoyment, stress relief. Now that I do have a purpose (to win, always) it just seems more difficult. But, that's what I get for being so competitive. I have to just accept it, as well as accept criticism, something I've never been too good about taking.<br><br>
EXCELLENT long run yesterday. Makes me feel so amateur when you do things like that. <img alt="uhoh2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/uhoh2.gif"><br><br><b>kfuller</b> - Enjoy the rest, and thank you, as always, for the positive words.<br><br><b>Dan</b> - Listen to your body. That's the thing that I miss the most about my running; basing my workout for the day on feel. You'll know when it's time to run.<br><br>
Thank you for the kind words yesterday, as well. I told Phillip that I so much appreciate that you understand my competitiveness, given that you run mostly for yourself. Of course, I can recognize a counselor when I see one. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br><b>Liz</b> - I wanted to tell you - it's funny that you mention me coming up there and doing trails with you. It has been a lifelong dream of mine to move to the east coast, and New York would be my number one location of choice. Phillip and I went up there for our honeymoon January 2007 and absolutely LOVED it. I would go back right now if you let me. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
Anyway, thanks for your words yesterday. I think I'm going to take your advice--today Phillip and I are going to try out the trail that is close to our house. It is only about 4 miles long, but it's 2 miles getting there so we'll get a good 8 mile run in at his pace, which will be a good recovery run for me. You'll see why in a minute.<br><br>
One last thing--you mentioned listening to the Four Seasons by Vivaldi on your run yesterday...that combo was played prior to Phillip and I's wedding ceremony. You know, when the guests are being seated? That is a wonderful collection. I adore Vivaldi.<br><br>
NICE run yesterday. Again, wish I could have been there. I love that description of your run...very inspiring.<br><br><i>SPEAKING</i> of inspiring--has anyone seen the Nike commercial that comes on during the NCAA games? The one with all the athletes giving their best, and the words across the screen are like, "My better is better," and stuff like that. SERIOUSLY! Who makes those commercials? Those are some smart marketing people. I love that commercial so much, it inspired me so much (especially the song being played), that I found the song and downloaded it to put on my iPod. I love it. LOVE IT.<br><br>
After talking to you all yesterday, spilling my guts about running and my emotions, I did something fun -- I went out and ran the 20 miler I was going to do today. I did it for certain reasons:<br><br>
1. Because I needed to get the stress out<br>
2. Because all that talk about running made me want to just run a long time<br>
3. Because I really wanted to run a trail run today with Phillip, at his pace, for a recovery run.<br><br>
My run yesterday, as you can imagine, was only mediocre at best, being that I've been so sick lately. But at least I know I can still run 20 miles, and do it sick on top of that. At least I know that if I'm sick during Boston I can still run at least 20 miles, right? Haha.<br><br>
Anyway, I finished 20.25 miles in 2:40 for a 7:53 pace.<br><br>
Phillip and I will be heading out for that trail run in a few hours. It's 2 miles there, only 4 miles on the actual trail <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif">, and then 2 miles back. All at his pace. That's a good thing for me. <img alt="surprised.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/surprised.gif">
 

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Happy Easter everyone!<br><br>
My wife bought me jelly beans last night and I had wayyy too many! Glad today is a rest day! Going to church in a few minutes, and then a big dinner with family. Since it <i>is</i> Easter, I hope everyone can take a moment today (even during your run!) to reflect on their life and think real deep about who Jesus really is!<br><br>
Dan: I think the rest will be good...just enjoy the bball games today!!!<br>
Kevin: Enjoy the rest!<br>
Alex: Bummer about the work - but noon will be here in no time!<br>
Richard: Snow!?! Wow, well - hope you stay warm enough! Still amazed at your run earlier this week!<br><br>
Everyone else - have a great day!
 

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Ooops...Tonya you snuck in on me!<br><br>
Good job running yesterday - it's not easy when the motivation isn't all there, but you did a great job....and running trails today - wow!
 

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Happy Easter!<br><br>
I'm planning on chasing the Easter bunny for 10 - 12 miles but am still trying to get my butt in gear after a late night. I think I'll give my DS Trainers a rest and break in the new pair of GT2130s I picked up yesterday. Later, DW has a great dinner planned.<br><br>
Tonya - hope you have a great run with Phillip today. It's just what the doctor ordered...<br>
Dan - sounds like a case of overtraining. Recover!<br>
Richard - Hope you have a great run, snow and all. Take some jelly beans with you! I would.<br>
Alex/Kevin/Brian - enjoy the rest.<br>
Liz - all this talk of trail running is making me jealous... any pictures?
 

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Happy Easter everyone! I'm also heading to mass in a few minutes but wanted to pop in and wish everyone a great day.<br><br>
Richard- Enjoy the candy <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"> We have plenty here as well.<br>
Alex- Enjoy the rest. I'm right there with ya on the day off.<br>
Kfuller- Enjoy your relaxation. Hope tomorrow's first day back goes well.<br>
Dan- Definitely rest. Listen to your body and enjoy the day.<br>
Tonya- Hey, I'm not stoppin ya! Whenever you want to take a vacation, come to NY! There are THOUSANDS of places to run-- in NYC, on Long Island on some trails, up in Westchester/the Bronx, etc. Rockerfeller Park up in Westchester is on of the most amazing parks with over 30 miles of trails on the J.D. Rockerfeller Estate. Horse back riding year round, HILLS galore, it's just amazing.<br>
I also think Vivaldi is fantastic. I usually don't listen to him while running, but the mood just struck and it actually made me pick up the pace a bit. Just kinda fit with the day, know what I mean?<br>
Great job on your 20 yesterday. Enjoy the trails today!!<br>
Brian- Enjoy your rest day! It is well-deserved <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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RunAsics- You know, while I was running I thought to myself "Man I shoulda brought my dig. to take pics and post on the boards." I'm going back up there in two weeks so I will definitely take pictures and post 'em. The trail goes over the Old Croton Aqueduct so every half a mile or so you see a stream run underneath you, small waterfalls, etc. It's indescribable really. Hope you have a great 10-12!
 

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Kevin: enjoy your rest<br><br>
Dan: rest up!<br><br>
Tonya: I hope Phil and you have a great trail run! and AWESOME JOB ON YOUR 20 MILER!<br>
Brian: enjoy the rest and your Jelly Beans!!<br><br>
RunAsics: I hope you enjoy your 10-12<br><br>
Liz: enjoy the rest.<br><br>
I ended up with 16 miles... the first 15 miles I averaged 9:45 Pace and the last Mile I did for CMJHAWK... I came in at a 8:50 pace for a SFF<br><br>
off to do some stretching and make a bloody mary!
 

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Happy Easter all. Just under 8.5 miles for me today at around 8:00 pace. Feeling pretty good these days, but not into running very fast, at least not yet. But we'll see at the Shamrock Shuffle. Watch yo back Tonya!<br><br>
Okay, back to watching NCAA games soon. I can't believe my vacation from work is over tomorrow <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif">
 

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Nirvy I'm back to school tomorrow on my birthday after a week of spring break...I'm not ready either. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> Looks like some very interesting games so far by the amount of spotlight it has gotten on Yahoo's news. Upsets are always fun to see, and last second anythings. Hopefully the Badgers can do well again, and are the Salukis still in it? I like them too. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
Tonya your off weeks are astonishing....<br><br>
Everyone else, sorry but I'm tired and feeling like gorging on some candy at the moment and I REALLY need to get my act together for scholarships since I did nothing so far this vacation.
 

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I decided to not do my run totally on the surprisingly cleasr sidewalks but christen my new shoes with a trip down the snowy bike path . Oh boy... the snow really slows ya down and wears ya out... and my ankles are feeling it. Still, it beats the sidewalk. Ended up with ~10.5 miles at a slow 8:15 mpm average. Not exactly what I wanted but I'll take it.<br><br>
Great run Richard! Hawk would be proud.
 

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Hey ya'll,<br><br>
Quick post for me as I am swamped with homework.<br><br>
Happy Easter to everyone!! My Dad came to visit Friday and Saturday for Easter, which was nice. Mom had to stay with my little sister since she had a soccer tournament yesterday.<br><br>
I didn't get to go running yesterday, but my dad and I did go on a 6 mile walk on the trail, which is a heck of a lot more exercise than I've done, considering before that I hadn't done anything in like 30 days! It felt good but boy it zapped all my energy out of me and I'm still feeling completely exhausted today. Despite the exhaustion my boyfriend and I walked about 1 1/2 miles to the restaurant we went and got breakfast at this morning and then walked back. I'm hoping to do some walking everyday for a bit and then slowly return to running, as I am still pretty tired. I'm hoping mixing low-key exercise into my days, or at least every other day, will help my energy start to come back.<br><br>
Have a good day everyone!
 

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Alex - Happy B-day tomorrow - Old man <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
A 5 mile recovery jog this monring - Hoping to duplicate it after wife gets back from grocery store. I am heading downstairs to lift weights - Not sure if my 2 year old will let me?<br><br>
Good running to all
 

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Happy Easter everyone !!!<br><br>
No running until late on tonight ... opted out of the trail run/walk with the family today ... will wait for my trail shoes to arrive later on this week.<br><br>
6-8 miles planned for after dinner tonight ... depending on how much I eat <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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Happy Easter! Played my cards right this year and hubby is fixing Easter dinner!<br><br>
Son and I just got back from our ride. Beautiful sunny afternoon with light winds. Again, it was fun as we planned our route. Not the route I wanted, but what the heck, a ride is a ride! Outbound son did really well. 24.35m, 1:33, 15.6mph. Stop in a little town for our traditional fat bombs--Little Debbie snack cakes (390 cal, 290 from fat!)Inbound, son was starting to fade. Several times he dropped way back but once he caught me, we'd hammer again. 24.35m, 1:36, 15.1mph. This is the first time we have averaged over 15mph for the entire ride.
 
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