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Member Since:

Mar 30, 2008



Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

Marathons: Pre-Marine Corp Training Marathon, Marine Corp (5:24), DC Inagural (5:02), Pittsburgh.

National Half Marathon (end of March 2007) 2:18:01 (10:21)

St Pats.Shamrock 8k (Mar. 18, 2007) 45:47 (9:13)

Jingle Bell 10K 2006 60:43 (9:47)

Run for Victory 5k (2001) 27.52.1

Short-Term Running Goals:

In the next 6 months I would like to feel fitter, look fitter, run faster, and not feel like an elephant plodding along. I would like to improve my 5K times, and run a marathon in October. Goal for the marathon is 4:30. Not sure if this is possible....

Long-Term Running Goals:

Let's just get through the summer, then we can talk about long term running goals!


Trying to get in shape through running. Not sure I enjoy it -- I feel it too much, I am too loud running.. it is not graceful. Not pretty. I have had some euphoric moments running, like when listening to Bon Jovi (I know...I know) or Tina Turner (you're simply the best!!) but these moments are not that often. I love how I feel after accomplishing a run.

I love the treadmill.... Love my ipod... blink 182 (are you feelin' this..) and a whole mish mash of other tunes that get me moving. I want to be better, faster, more graceful... and more accountable- therefore I am here.



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Ha... three measly (?sp) miles.  BUT one little mile was done at an 8:00 minute mile pace... which I think was a first for that kind of speed.   I think I could have kept going too... and for the final .2 I tried to go at an under 8 pace, but I could feel the pulling in the ankle. 

Also, its getting dark here now at 7:45.  I really can't be out after dark, even though I live in a beautiful neighborhood, there was a woman raped 2 weeks ago on the trail just 1 mile from my house.  Hit on head and taken down... not good. 

Lucia- be careful out there! It was in RCP. 

Anyway, I have missed you guys a lot... Time to check in on Lucia and Wally.   Later kids!




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From Lucia on Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 11:07:27

Nice job girl! Awesome pace! You are getting wicked fast!

So sad about the rape in Rock Creek Park! I used to run the trails there alone thinking it was not a big deal, but now I'm not so convinced. I don't run with music on trails, so I'm more aware of my surroundings that way, and I know self defense, but still it's a very scary thought!

Lunch Friday?

From walter on Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 19:07:39

I love trail running but hate the thought of something jumping out at me. Do be carefull and try running with someone when it gets darker. I had a bum swipe at me with a stick on a park river trail later at night. It was dusk and I have no idea why he did it, whether it was I scared him or he thought i was a girl or who knows, but he just missed my head as I ran by him. They make some light weight mace containers now that you can run with. You should check into them.

I still need your address by the way so I can get your 5 year present from me. lol cheers

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