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January 2021

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Location:

Wichita,KS,

Member Since:

Sep 14, 2008

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

marathon pr:  2:59:49.  Saint George 2011

Praire Spirit 50 mile winner 7:36:30 2013

I accidentally ran 100 miles in November 2013.  it was hard.  I threw up a lot.  decided to do a better job next time

I did it again on purpose October 2014--Heartland 100 winner and CR 17:38:37

Heartland 50 winner May 2014

Psycho Wyco 50k winner February 2012

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Run enough to hold off the middle-age spread

 

 

 

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

 

Sub 3 hour marathon--SOMEDAY!  Done!

 

New long term goal:  ....run enough to feel kinda like I did when I was fit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personal:

I was a single mom.  Two times over.  We all survived, despite the fact that I make atrocious decisions.  Then, I met a man I didn't deserve.  And he loves me so much.  And I love him. We lived in sin and bought a house for two years then hired a judge and officially got married(to our great delight and also the delight of our mothers), then a month later he was diagnosed with cancer.  Well we survived all that and he's 100% fine now.  But, we're really out of shape and really busy with kids and jobs and running just isn't my priority and there's so many other layers to all of it, but I'm running anyway.  This is my failure blog now.  Just to log that one run a week if I snag it.  
Somehow that matters and I want that run recorded.

Favorite Blogs:

Russian champion tries Crocs, commits to racing a marathon in them

Nikolay Chavkin in the video below did 3x1000, first two in Adidas carbon-fiber models, the last one in Crocs. Surprised by the result (2:52, 2:52, 2:50) with the fastest interval done in Crocs, he committed to racing a marathon in Crocs if the video gets 42K likes and 195 comments (for 42 km 195 m, the marathon distance). Nikolay's current marathon PR is 2:14:00. The video was created by a Russian sporting goods store chain. Their moto is "more sports - brighter life", which we think is wonderful, and also deserves a Like. If you want to see a fast marathon in Crocs, go to the video and click the Like button. And make sure to share it with your friends.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 431.70
Mizuno Waverider 12 Lifetime Miles: 333.61
Nike Air Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 507.20
Pink Pegs Lifetime Miles: 595.58
Pink Nike Avant Lifetime Miles: 624.04
Crappy Asics Lifetime Miles: 146.72
Adidas Adizero Mana Lifetime Miles: 113.32
Blue Avants Lifetime Miles: 653.33
Crocs Lifetime Miles: 18.08
Lunarfly Lifetime Miles: 468.47
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156.10
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Happy New Year.  We have survived 2020 and a few years before that.  Haven't run consistently since surprise baby in single mom land in 2015.  Check.  Blessed with a man of pure gold and married in 2019.  Check.  My love is diagnosed with cancer one month after wedding and my career change.  Check.  Then Covid hits in the middle of it.  I have all my excuses lined up, believe me, but in the end we're all here, we're all healthy, and I'm now 42, 20 pounds overweight and out of shape,  and really I've REALLY got to do something about my health.  Started keto today.  Not even gonna pretend it's especially healthy but I'm committing to 31 days to get weight off, start running, and switch to clean eating February 1.  Chances are, given the last 5 years, I'll fail yet another attempt to get it together but I'm gonna keep trying so here goes another try.

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8.00

With Kelli and Sara in Kelli's neighborhood.  It was slow.

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6.00

With Kelli and Sara.  Running whilst a bit heavy and carb starved is unpleasant.

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No run. Left for work at 0615.  ER shift.  It was terrible.  Didn't eat, drink, or pee for 13 hours and was barely treading water the whole time.  Came home exhausted and collapsed as soon as the kids were in bed.

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Worked the other ER.  Got murdered but not as bad as yesterday.  I ate cottage cheese in 60 seconds flat on the pretense of running to the bathroom to pee.

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4.00

4 by myself.  I've not been motivated to run alone in a long time.  Carb-less running is blah 

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No run.  Hubby at work and just refused to treadmill it.  Kids had a good day

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5.00

5 slow by myself.  Twice in one week I voluntarily ran alone!!  Got my second dose of the Covid vaccine.  Woke up at midnight with violent shivering and body aches.  I've heard if you've had Covid before (I had it in August), that the second shot might really elicit a reaction.

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Work.  Woke up soaked in sweat and felt terrible.  Didn't get murdered today.  Hubby brought ibuprofen and a bun less hamburger and I ran out to the parking lot and snarfed it.  Felt SO much better afterwards 

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6.50

Park loop with Sara.  Chugging quite slowly as always.  It's always good for my heart to run with her

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6.50

Park loop by myself.  I ran a blistering 9:55 pace per map my run.  Pretty sure my tights and bra slipped on easier.  Will be nice when the weight is gone and they fit the way they did originally!!

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10.00

10 carb-less miles with Sara.  It was like swimming through molasses but I was pleasantly surprised I remained upright despite what had to be profound glycogen depletion.  I can't wait until February 1.  I'm gonna get high on a sweet potato and fly.

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6.00

With Sara.  No watch

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5.00

Slow trot in the wind.  Halfway through keto month

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10.00

With Sara.  I'm still a bit fat but my running tights were less too-small than they have been

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5.50

With Kelli around her block

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6.00

Before work.  Stumbled over a sidewalk crack and belly flopped on concrete.  Sustained minor damages.

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10.00

On my own.  Felt good until the hard keto-crash at mile 10 and finished at a shuffle

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7.00

Exceedingly slow as always.  But, the weight is slowly but surely starting to come off and a foundation is being laid one 10 minute brick at a time.

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5.50

Around the block with Kelli

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12.00

With Sara.  Actually felt kinda decent 

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6.00

Home treadmill.  That was quite dreadful.  But I had music.  

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8.00

First 4 with Kelli and Sara.  Next 4 on my own.  Felt good enough to...pick it up?...the last mile.  Perhaps my body is adjusting to keto.  I ran the underside of an 8 minute mile without too much strain and considering I've been running 10:00 or slower and struggling all month that was a surprise.

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13.10

Half marathon at 8:55 pace.  Wasn't my intent but I was ambling along to my music and hit 8 miles feeling great so figured 5 more wasn't a terrible idea.

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6.00

Work was a lil rough the last few days.  6 on the basement treddy today

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10.00

With Kelli and Sara.  The unicorn of friendships.  These girls have gotten me through so much

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156.10
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