Trashcan Annie

November 30, 2022

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Member Since:

Oct 21, 2007



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

Remaining uninjured since April 2007


2008 races

GAsparilla 15k: 1st 56:00

Shamrock Shuffle 8k: 1st 29:03

Riverbank run/US 25k Champs: 5th/3rd 1:35:08

4 on the 4th: 2nd (Katie McGregor was there! WoW!!!) 22:52  this was a really cool experience for a small town race!

Ragnar Great River: 1st Overall 21:??Low..

Short-Term Running Goals:

10k < 34:30

15k < 54:00

13.1 < 1:16:00

26.2 < 2:44:00 (Chicago 2008)


Long-Term Running Goals:

10k < 33:30

13.1 < 1:12:00

26.2 < 2:35:00


I love literature. I have two sons that are 8 and 5, and beautiful, funny, intelligent, and independent little guys! I love being outside!  Married to CAsey GAsway

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Still tight. Can breath in deeper, it hurts but I can do it. however, that isn't important, sunday isn't important. I got shocking news today when I took Willie to the eye doctor.

Will is severely nearsighted. I am having some of my first real mamma bear feelings.  This will be one more thing that makes him totally different from Me, Casey, and Cooper.  None of us need glasses, neither did anyone else on either side, until they were in their 40's.  His perscription is 4.75 in one eye and 5.00 in the other.  Those are some thick stinkin' lenses.  Poor kid got my asthma and allergies, now Mr. Magoo glasses, at least he's built like a brick outhouse, with the strength of Hercules.  The rest of us are svelt... and Cooper and Casey have zero health issues.  Not even one allergy!  He's going to think someone dropped him off at our door step!  I think I'm going to buy pretend glasses to wear so he doesn't feel so different. 

From Snoqualmie on Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 10:10:38

That's the way-- take it slowly and let your body do what we do best: heal!

Just read your race report. I'm so sorry you had a hard time! Better days lie ahead I'm sure. You are a great athlete underneath all the challenges.

Sorry to hear about your little boy. Hugs to both of you. :)

From Annie on Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 10:54:03

Thanks. He's an incredibly tough cookie, it is true... God doesn't give you more than you can handle. Willem, of all of us, can handle the most.

From Sasha Pachev on Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 11:21:04

I have 20/800 in my right eye, have always had it. They tried to make me wear glasses when I was a kid, but I could not see much better and was not using my right eye anyway. My left eye was fine, so I just used that. After I turned 11 I decided I did not need any aids to see.

Interestingly enough when I start pushing the pace, I subconsciously squint my right eye. I suppose because the blurry visual input becomes a distraction and I do not want it. Or maybe the other way - squinting it makes me see a little better, and I am trying to increase the visual balance.

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