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Morning all! I started cinnimon rolls last evening and popped 'em in the fridge over night. Convinced hubby that they needed to come to room temp before baking. Plus, I needed to pre-heat the oven. So while I was waiting, might as well sneak in a quick run!<br><br>
Neighborhood route. Kinda fun to run while the rest of the world was still asleep. Pretty Christmas lights. Garmin is taking a holiday and shorted me. 4.5m, 39:43, 8:50pace. Middle miles were 8:33, 8:33, and 8:36 and Iknow my short miles weren't that slow! Whatever...<br><br>
Hope Santa brought you everything you wanted!
 

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<span style="font-size:x-large;"><span style="color:#FF0000;">Merry Christmas All!!</span></span><br><br><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="color:#000000;">I hope everyone has a very merry day. No run for ride for me this morning. I am think of riding on the trainer today. Maybe a VO2 Max workout. I am looking at 10 min WU 8 x 20 sec sprints and 10 min CD. Will play it by ear. Playing with son setting up the new WII and helping the daughter set up her new Laptop.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-size:medium;">Great job out there this morning MOM. Hope you have a wonderful day.</span><br>
 

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Merry Christmas to those who observe it; Good Day to everyone!<br><br>
4boysmom -- nice little run you had to start your day.<br>
Dave, have fun on the trainer. I wish I had one.<br><br>
I have cross-training or rest on my schedule today and should really honor that. With the gym closed, cross-training would be a fun walk through one of Fargo's snowy parks in 20s-30s, totally comfortable. Part of me is itching to run, though. We'll see.
 

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6 mile run this morning. Felt faster than I was, must have been the ice block hurdling that slowed me down. Oh well! I agree with 4boysmom, good to get out there while the rest of the world was inside. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> Time for breakfast!<br><br>
Hope you all have a great day!
 

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Merry Christmas and to all a good ride, walk, run, rest, or eating.<br><br>
4boys - Ummmmm, I can smell the cinnamon rolls!<br><br>
Dave - Glad you're home with your family for the holidays. Enjoy your workout.<br><br>
SGH - Enjoy what ever you decide to do.<br><br>
Jen - Ah, Breakfast after a good run. Doesn't get any better than that.<br><br>
Gonna do another 30 on the road to nowhere. Actually maybe 40 minutes. Still an teeny little bit of stiff/sore in back but almost there. Might even try 2 miles on Thursday. Heading to Amsterdam for one day on Friday. Two days travel and one day there (don't ask!). Would be good to end the year on a run no matter how short.
 

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My goodness there's been a lot of activity on here today! Merry Christmas, everyone!<br><br>
I don't really have time to reply to everyone right now, I need to be downstairs for breakfast and such with my family. Planning on 3 miles or so a little later this afternoon probably before supper.
 

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Wondering where is everyone posting their workouts? Any good suggestions?
 

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Merry Christmas everyone. I am going to try and put a picture of the snow we got last night and last week. I hope it works. I got a digital camera for christmas, so I am playing with my new toy.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj168/fullerkevin/IMGP0009.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><br>
Enjoy the picture Tonya. I know you really like the snow.<br>
Any help with making images smaller would be great. Not sure if I will go running today or not. Kids woke up at 5 a.m. so I am kind of tired. I think I will just rest and relax today.
 

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I've been recording mine at RunningAhead for about 6 months now. It's been great, and if you saved the .cgi file from your CR log, you can import it into there.
 

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Kevin - Photobucket lets you resize images to make it smaller whn you look at them in your album. I usually go down about 2 sizes, I'm not sure of the actual name or numbers of it. I think it's the one before email size.<br><br>
Well I hope everyone has the best day possible...I gotta go open my presents! <img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif">
 

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Thanks Alex that worked great. Now you can see it all and no scrolling over. It was a good morning of opening presents. Other than the camera I got some clothes and movies. Have a wonderful Christmas day.
 

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Merry Christmas everyone!<br><br>
I hope your having a great day. We're off to a bit of a casual start. We slept in late after goig to midnight mass and then I came back and played elf with the stockings for a little bit. It was probably around 2:30am when I got to bed.<br><br>
Not sure what today's workout will be, if any. I may just relax today. Kind of going with the flow for now. Either way I'll run about 8 tomorrow.<br><br>
OK, for those of you who've bugged me for months about a picture of our house...here you go, with a tree and everything! Hope you like it. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br><img alt="" src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2296/2135202131_eb5597d6fa.jpg?v=0" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><a href="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2296/2135202131_eb5597d6fa.jpg?v=0" target="_blank">http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2296/...97d6fa.jpg?v=0</a>
 

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Merry Christmas everyone. Managed 2.2 recovery miles (22 min) on the treadmill today before Easy awoke from his nap. We are just chillin' here today. On Friday we fly out to visit family.
 

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Hi all,<br><br>
I know I haven't been around much lately. I've been in a real funk, and haven't been in a good mood for posting.<br><br>
But today I've got some good news. I just posted this as a blog on my MySpace page:<br><br><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="font-size:x-large;"><i><b>IT'S OFFICIAL - I DID IT!!!!!!!!!!</b></i></span><br><br>
So, it's Christmas morning, and I went out the door for my 10 mile run. I knew if I got through this run I would be giving myself the best Christmas present that I could give me.<br><br>
Let me take you all back in time for a moment. On Halloween, I checked my running log for 2007 and found I had run 2169 miles during 2007. Not a bad total, but during 2006 I had run 2566.45 miles. I decided I wanted to take a shot a passing that number this year, and setting a new personal best. I really didn't know if I would be capable of doing that. I did know one thing though, I wouldn't get there if I didn't try.<br><br>
I had a great November, and left myself in a situation where I might be able to make it happen. Then an injury struck. It felt like "turf-toe", in my right big toe. I had to take 5 days off from running.<br><br>
Again, the song "The River" came to mind. I was going to let the PR go and chalk it up to injury. Then these lyrics came to mind: <i>Too many times we stand aside, and let the waters slip away, till what we put off till tomorrow has now become today. So don't you sit upon the shoreline, and say you're satisfied. Choose to chance the rapids! Dare to dance the tides!</i> I decided I didn't want to let it go without a fight.<br><br>
When I finally started running again, Mother Nature decided she wasn't going to make it easy on me. We had 3 snowstorms in the span of 10 days making the running very tough. Conditions were slippery, snowy, cold, wet, and not the best for running.<br><br>
I stuck with it though. I kept thinking about "The River", the hit song by Garth Brooks, and the lyrics "<i>I'll never reach my destination if I never try, so I will sail my vessel till the river runs dry.</i>"<br><br>
This morning, all that effort paid off. I gave myself one of the Christmas presents I wanted. It was one of the presents that Santa couldn't bring. Only I could give myself this present. I've reached my goal of a new personal best in mileage for a year. <span style="font-size:x-large;"><b>I DID IT!</b></span><br><br>
In 2006 my personal best mileage was 2566.45 miles. That's definitely a good number. But, so far in 2007 I'm at 2566.64 miles. I know, it's not by a huge amount right now, but I still have a few days in 2007 to improve on it. In October I gave myself a "stretch" goal of 2600 miles for the year. With any luck, I will get there.<br><br>
Many of you have been supporting me through this season as I trained for the marathons, dealt with the heat, and took a shot at this PR. I want to thank you so much for that. I couldn't have done it without you.<br><br>
I feel very fortunate to have gotten through this year without serious injury. I've had a few minor injuries (like the turf toe), but no serious injuries.<br><br>
Some of you will remember <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Irc-qt7svTw" target="_blank">this moment</a> from earlier this year. That's me crossing the finish of the Bay State Marathon (I'm the one in the white shirt and black shorts yelling PR Baby!). PR stands for personal record. Today I'm yelling the same thing! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
Thanks for reading, and Merry Christmas.</span>
 

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Happy Holidays all!<br><br>
Nice job EQ - way to kick ass!<br><br>
As for me, it was a festival of head winds this morning. Nice day, but the wind was blowing at a solid 10 - 20 mph. I ran into the wind for the first half of my run and then enjoyed the benefits of a tail wind as a reward for my hard work.<br><br>
8 miles in 1:03:11 (7:54 avg pace). Last three 3 miles (wind aided) in 7:32, 7:21, 7:06
 

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Congrats EQ. Great way to end the year.<br><br>
Go in 40 minutes on the bike while pointed due West.
 

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I ended up going out for 4 slippery slow easy miles in 30 degree temperatures. I felt like I was barely moving at times on the snowy roads, but it was fun to be out in the fresh air with pretty new snow to look at.<br><br>
EQ -- congrats on the mileage PR and relatively injury-free year. Those are two wonderful gifts.
 

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A pr is a pr EQ<br><br>
I'm with Jensparks - 6 easy miles this am + weights<br><br>
Now - 7 beers (Christmas with the inlaws - and no they do not drink)<br><br>
Its a Merry Christmas - Tons of snow here<br><br>
I sure needed an easy day after Sun and Mon long runs - legs are just like the rest of me right now - Toasty.
 
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