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TGI. . .Carp: Thurs. Aug. 9, 2007

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Two days in a row!<br><br>
Good morning, all!<br><br>
I'm up to run yesterday's run at 6:00 instead of 7:00 in the hopes that it won't be so bad out there. It rained on and off yesterday, but my house is uncomfortably warm. It's only 74*, so hopefully I can get my big, bad 30 minutes in.<br><br>
How anyone can mix up Ole' Miss and the Stillers is beyond me<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="" style="border:0px solid;" title="Cool"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><br><br>
Back when I complete this sucker!
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Wow! Am I glad that's done! According to my Garmin -- 2.52 miles in 30:29. When I'd it, it said I went much less distance, though, as usual, the trails aren't marked, so I had to guess. <b>Pacer's</b> pipe cleaners passed me TWICE, even though I turned around first and walked up a ginormous hill (up which he apparently ran <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sad">). An even cuter guy ran up the hill too, so I got a nice view there <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">.<br><br>
I'm currently having another "How am I ever going to run this 5k?" morning, and I need a little kick in the @ss. Here are my arguments:<br>
(1) I hit a wall around 27:30 and it's all I can do to keep running to 30:00.<br>
(2) I've never run more than 2.75 miles and that was mostly downhill or flat.<br>
(3) It starts at 9:00 am, and I've never run later than 7:30.<br>
(4) It's on August 25.<br><br>
Reasons why I can run it:<br>
(1) I never admit defeat.<br><br>
I guess I'm just amazed when people like <b>Voo</b> say, "The wheels fell off and I could only run 5 more miles." (I'm not picking on you, <b>Voo</b>). When my wheels fall off, I can barely run 5 more minutes. I <i>know</i> I'm a new runner, and I can't expect miracles, esp. with all the extra weight I'm carrying around, but (sadly) running is the only thing that's I'm excited about and where I'm sticking to my goals (I'm about 6 weeks behind on my dissertation plan), so I want to be <i>really</i> successful, and not just "making good progress."<br><br>
Ok, I'll be done now. Thanks for letting me go a little nuts this morning.<br><br>
I don't know the metric conversion for sweat, but the end of my ponytail is wet, so I know it was many whole men and women.<br><br>
Thunderstorms called for today. It's going to be fun!
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Hey, all--<br><br>
Thanks for your fantabulous advice and words of encouragement. A while ago I was in a support group for women with food and body issues (no eating disorder, just disordered eating), and one of our rules was "NO NUMBERS" because saying, "I ate 1000 calories yesterday" (which was breakfast for me) might trigger someone else's disorder. While I would NEVER advocate a no-numbers policy here, I think I'm experiencing trigger-type issues. I want to be as good as the experienced people, so I stress out about my numbers. Because I'm running a program by time and not by distance (until the end of September), I need to keep my watch, but I have a pretty good sense of how far 30:00 is, so I'll try to ignore that I'm wearing it. So many of you have said this, but <b>Voo</b> said it today: the brain needs as much training as the body. Again, thanks for your support.<br><br>
The race is Labor Day weekend, September 3, and instead of running triumphantly into Heinz Field, I will be flying home from Chicago and the national conference of my field, where I will be spending my birthday for the rest of time. Really, I'm not upset, though.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="" style="border:0px solid;" title="Cool"><br><br>
I live in Squirrel Hill, if you're familiar with the 'burgh. They're not kidding when they say "Hill" either.<br><br>
One of the guys who ran up the big hill this morning said hi to me, and I was so impressed that he was (a) running up the hill, and (b) had enough breath to talk, that I said, "Hello" in a "well, hello, big boy" kinda way. I was a little embarrassed afterward.<br><br>
Good thing it's not Friday<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy">
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This is totally awesome! Made my day! Thanks for it, <b>Tim</b>.
<br><b>Cus</b>--I didn't know you lived in Pittsburgh! I'm doing the Run Around the Square in Regent Square on August 25. Here's the <a href="" target="_blank">link</a>. The second mile is uphill as well as part of the third, but it ends on a very nice downhill. Let me know if you're going to race it, or come and support a newbie runner!
That would be an excellent program! The day that I BQ is the day that I will fly the entire 30s group to Boston to cheer me on. How many of us are there? 40 give or take? (Where's <b>Coach T</b> when I need him and his lists?) Yeah, you can write it down and take it to the bank because that's a promise I am totally ready to keep (as it will only happen when JK Rowling writes another HP <i>novel</i>, which is never).<br><br>
I was talking to a friend at lunch who's run my 5k, and he was saying that he wishes I was running the Steeler's 5k instead because it's so much easier than mine, and for a first event, it's going to be hard. . .<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="" style="border:0px solid;" title="Cool"> Then the stubborn "won't admit defeat" part of me reared its head, and I thanked him for the warning, but I was looking forward to the race. Totally love him, but not what I needed today. Oh, well. I'm going to kick @ss, take names, and have fun. Even if it's hard.
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Will one more post change my status?
Yes! 10K runner now!
Your my kind of girl, Moe! Excellent man choice! I'll certainly pay your T fare when I BQ. Least I can do.
<b>Coach T</b>--I think this is a better picture than the one you've got.<br><br><img alt="" src="" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
Thanks for the # of 30s, btw. No wonder we get 400 posts a day!
These are for <b>Moe</b> and anyone else who wants them:<br><br><img alt="" src="" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><br><img alt="" src="" style="border:0px solid;">
So you can see babies and kittens, but not hot Daniel Craig pictures! That can't be right! Well, I hope you can check them out at home because they're scorchers (insert drooling smilie).
<b>Coach T</b>--I know I gave you the Clive Owen picture, but now it's a little disconcerting because <i>I</i> used that pic when we first moved over to this site. Every time I see you post now, I look for angsty whining until I realize that it's not me. I wouldn't worry about it as your changing it back to your <i>Lost</i> man tomorrow.
Since I'm not working anyway, I thought I'd share a <a href="" target="_blank">youtube video</a> that always makes me smile. If you're a Bowling for Soup fan, bonus.
<b>Winter</b>, What's up with the new avatar? That's just wrong!
I'm so impressed with the choice of baby blue, too. Only a man truly secure in his masculinity could wear that color and pull it off. On the <i>Casino Royale</i> DVD, I think he says that he picked out that suit (though I may be misremembering that), and had second thoughts during the shooting. I think I bought the DVD for the two bathing suit scenes (though I also think the movie is very good, I don't think I would have spent the money -- the day it came out -- without the suit).
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