THOU SHALT BE A COMEBACK

Boston Marathon

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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
60.20
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Race: Boston Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:28:54
Total Distance
26.20

I met with Julie and we had an incredible week!! Wish we could see each other motre than every few years.

We ran Boston together. It's been a tough year for both of us. We celebrated. We high-fived, yelled, fist-pumped, threw our hands in the air, and ran because we could. Then we held hands and crossed the finish together, and then we cried together.

There is nothing in the world like joining together as women and telling our stories, and laughing and crying and running epic-boston-year together.

We dorked out and wore matching outfits too.

"Go blue times two", "go twins". Great day!!

And then we ended up without a ride to our hotel after, with no phone, no id, no money.

Thank you Tom Cali from Penn State and your Porsche with the top down. We had good luck with meeting great people!

I'm ready to run hard and train again. Thank you FRB.

I'm humbled. We passed a guy at mile 23 crutching away on one leg. So much to take in from last years tragedy and stories of strength and grace.

Julie is a Rock Star. She was hurting from an injury and pulled through and ran Boston with me anyway. I LOVE YOU JULIE!!

Thank you Lord for letting me live to run another day. I was hit by a car exactly one year ago April 22.

Have a great day bloggers!!

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aorund Cape Cod by Julie's cousin's house.  neat place!  The first half mile was the usual ow-ouch-ow mince in the quads and then things loosened up.  Ran slow.  Really slow.

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pouring rain and I'm being a wimp, so 6 ez on the treddy at the east Y exept the last mile was 6:40.  10 minutes never-ending stairs.  20 minute in the weight room.

Heartland 50 May 10th. 

salad, lots of salad

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No watch, on the singletrack at Miller's Meadow.  Forgot how much I loved running there!!

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Visited Miller's Meadow and the singletrack again.  The 30mph wind and 86 degree noon heat beat me up a bit--took it very easy.  I visited the weight room at the Y afterward.

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