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November 2010

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Tallahassee,FL,United States

Member Since:

Jun 24, 2008



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:


Mile- 5:27 Breakfast on the Track, August '09
5k- 18:59 (6:07)  Tails and Trails, May '09 (And two more times! GRR!)

8k- 33:08 (6:39) Sweetheart 8k, Feb '11

10k- 41:38 (6:42) TRBC, March '09

15k- 1:02:46 (6:44) Lake Caroline 15k, Nov '08

Half Marathon- 1:36:58 (7:24) Hoover Dam Half, Oct '09

Marathon- 3:37:16 (8:17) Mississippi Coast Marathon, Nov '08

Short-Term Running Goals:

Help my knees help me.

Long-Term Running Goals:


Moving to Knoxville this summer. Hooray for being in a place with a running community! 

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
New Balance 903 (Orange) Lifetime Miles: 63.00
Red Flats Lifetime Miles: 44.88
Brooks Salmon Lifetime Miles: 304.65
Brooks Black Lifetime Miles: 131.30
Brooks Baby Blue Lifetime Miles: 116.25
Newtons Lifetime Miles: 0.00
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Brookes Adrenaline (Magenta) Miles: 15.50Brooks Adrenaline (Blue) Miles: 2.00New Brooks Blue Miles: 7.00Even Newer Brooks Blue Miles: 18.50
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Took my running clothes to school so as a little encouragement to get out there after work, instead of going home and realizing how tired I was and that I would rather sit around and eat candy. It worked perfectly!

Brookes Adrenaline (Magenta) Miles: 5.00
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For the second time since I moved to Farmville, I ran somewhere other than the rails to trail. I ran some loops around a small neighborhood and got a few hills in, which is good compared to my normal flat route.


Main steep (my new name for the main street hill): 5:08. I want to see how much I can improve on that. (High Bridge west sign to cross walk sign). 

Brookes Adrenaline (Magenta) Miles: 4.50
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What was supposed to be a leisurely run turned into a three mile warm up then a three mile tempo trying to beat the darkness.  I definitely have a fear of running in the dark, and the sun setting over the trail at 5:30 was very intimidating. I didn't think it would get dark THAT early!


In more important news, I got a puppy!!! 

Brookes Adrenaline (Magenta) Miles: 6.00
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I couldn't figure out how to get his picture to load, so instead I *think* the above is a link to it.  

Brooks Adrenaline (Blue) Miles: 2.00
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Today was one of those days where you fall in love with running again.  Last weekend one of my new friend's girlfriends was in town and shortly after meeting we realized we were both runners so we of course hit if off.  She told me she was doing the Richmond Marathon but was very nervous because her longest run was only 15 miles because life had gotten so busy. When she asked if I wanted to help her out at the end, I jumped on the chance!

So today I road to Richmond with some people and we waited at the 19 mile mark for Jessi to come by. I think it was about 3:20 or so in the race when she passed us with a huge smile and said "let's go lady!" So I hopped into the race with her and run/walked to mile 26, then watched her surge to the finish.  She was a ton of fun to run with, and we were laughing, singing and dancing the whole way. She finished around 4:45... not bad for the lack of training. The marathon really seemed like a great one from the parts I saw. I was pretty impressed.

And to make things even better, Jessi is now moving to Farmville, so I will have someone to run with!! Finally!! 

New Brooks Blue Miles: 7.00
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This morning my mom and dad both won their age groups in a Jingle Bell 5k!!!  This is a huge deal to my mom, who only started running to stay healthy but is really becoming a runner. Can't wait to Turkey Trot with them in a couple of weeks!!

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Even Newer Brooks Blue Miles: 7.00
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 Today my oldest brother finished the JFK 50 miler!  So proud :)

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Today was the Longwood "Turkey Trample" and some colleagues and I put together a team. It was a relay, where you passed a (cooked) giant turkey leg. Each person ran 400 meters, then did it again, so we each ran half a mile.  It was done on campus, so the first quarter was slightly downhill and the second was slightly uphill. Unable to restrain my competitiveness I almost took a dive doing the downhill quarter, but was able to hold on. When I finished my second quarter my butt and quads were killing me and I couldn't even see straight. But it was worth it because we won first place coed team! My abs, legs, and butt are still sore 3 days later and I only ran half a mile!

Even Newer Brooks Blue Miles: 0.50
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Feeling thankful :)

Home for Thanskgiving (for the first time in four years!) I finally got to run the turkey trot that my dad runs each year. It's for Chrons and Colitis research, which is meaningful to my family. My brother Barry was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis about 10 years ago.  Four years ago he got Lyme's disease, and the two diseases worked together to make him very sick. He was in the hospital and near death. He is not a very religious man, so when he asked for a preacher to come in and talk to him we knew he was feeling  horrible. But then last weekend he finished the JFK 50 miler, which was very inspirational considering what he had overcome.

So my dad runs this race every year, and this year I was able to tag along with him and my other brother, Brent, who just started running.  It is kind of weird. It's fairly large, has good food and entertainment (Brooks Robinson was there!) but there is no official start, no clock, no bibs, and no results.  I ran much of it with my father, but with about a mile to go my brother and I picked it up a little bit to finish strong . It was a very hilly course but we averaged 7:30- not bad! I am feeling better about my running shape, and excited to keep improving. I have a lot of little goals coming up to keep myself motivated.

I hope everyone has a wonderful turkey trotting and turkey eating!!

Even Newer Brooks Blue Miles: 6.00
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5 miles with 2x1 mile surges within it

Even Newer Brooks Blue Miles: 5.00
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Brookes Adrenaline (Magenta) Miles: 15.50Brooks Adrenaline (Blue) Miles: 2.00New Brooks Blue Miles: 7.00Even Newer Brooks Blue Miles: 18.50
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