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Prairie Spirit Trail

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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
Total Distance
116.10
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Easy with Kelli, Sara, Tera, Erin, and Maron

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Easy after lifting weights with Michael.  We are, as always, quite appalled at how out of shape we got this year.  But, on a different perspective, last year this time Michael was bald and puking his guts out from chemo and I was figuring out how to work and care for 4 kids in a pandemic with no daycare, school, and grandparents in quarantine.  I guess we're doing pretty good now!

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Very slow.  So sore from weights yesterday.  Then we helped friends move so I will be more sore tomorrow 

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Painfully slow along the River with Sara after we worked vaccine clinic all day

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Indoor track with Kelli

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another 5 with Kelli on the indoor track

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Oh grrrr I know...haven't ran in 4 days.  12 miles scheduled tomorrow with the girls.  Such a battle this is.  I'm depressed, and I don't have motivation to run, but running corrects that depression better than any pill.  So I know I must.  And I do, with my friends , the same friends who have carried me and my family to hell and back.  So we will run 12 tomorrow, and I do not yet give up on being a consistent runner.  I keep failing but this year I'm gonna keep trying no matter how many times I fail, no matter how many times I go a week without running.  Some day it will click.  My husband, my family, my kids, we continue to strive for healing.  That path is not easy and it's not fluid, but we will get there.

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With the girls.  Nobody felt well

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Rough week.  But hanging on.  Hopefully get a run with Sara tomorrow and a long run Thursday.  We're down, but not out

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Nice and easy in hurricane force winds with Sara

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Easy with Kelli on the indoor track.  Felt a little sluggish but otherwise no worse for the miles yesterday 

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5 more on the indoor track with Kelli.  We discussed the epic disaster at our former employer that is unfolding (with all its horrid legal/ethical/moral disasters).  I'm glad I don't work there anymore, but I miss the job and I really pushed back very hard on what I felt was wrong before I left. I pushed back so hard that I really made some people in local government and administration mad.  Really mad.  I don't regret that, but I sure do miss that job I loved.
anyways, that puts me at 23 miles so far this week after really falling off the wagon the prior two weeks.

I don't aspire to run like I once did, but I'd really love to find that person that ran like that

 

 

 

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Race: Prairie Spirit Trail (50 Miles) 09:06:06, Place overall: 17, Place in age division: 3
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50.00

Sometimes in order to get out of a rut you have to jump off a ledge.  I haven’t ran an ultra since Val was born but the FB nostalgia got me a few days ago and my husband was 100% on board.  It was absolutely wonderful.  Saw a few familiar faces, really enjoyed the atmosphere.  My legs were trash and my feet hurt terribly by mile 30 but energy levels were good and no nausea, and emotionally and spiritually I was right where I needed to be.  I felt joyful and marveled at God's creation--the scenery--and generally was so joyful the pain became background noise and I just shuffled happily along.  I was VERY glad to see the finish line though!!!  The wheels were coming off.  My babies and hubby at the finish line just absolutely completed it.

 

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Bike 5 minutes.  1 mile jog, did some cleans and presses with my husband.  Physically am mostly recovered except for these pesky blisters between my toes that are troublesome.  I've landed, drained, bandaged but it's just a really hard place to heal

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