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Krispy Kreme Challenge (4 miles, 12 donuts, 1 hour)

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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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Brooks Salmon Miles: 126.30New Brooks Blue Miles: 9.00Brookes Adrenaline (Magenta) Miles: 42.95Even Newer Brooks Blue Miles: 140.35Brooks Adrenaline (Blue) Miles: 2.00
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It's going to take a little while, by getting together info for my 2009 year in review:


Feb 7- Run for the cookies 5k 19:46
Feb 14- Rush to Brush 5k 19:23
March 7- Thomasville Road 10k 41:38 PR
March 14-  Gate River Run 15k in Jacksonville, FL 1:03:43
March 28- Springtime 10k  41:42
April 11- Palace Saloon 5k 19:37
April 18- Habitat for Humanity 5k 19:25
May 2- Tails and Trails XC 5k (a little short) 18:58
May 23- Magnolia Meltdown 5k 19:37
June 11- Baltimore, 4 miler 26:05
June-August- Summer Track every Thursday night
400m- 66, 800m- 2:29, Mile- 5:39, 2 Mile- 12:07, 5k- 19:20
June 27- St. George Island 5k 19:47
Aug 15- Breakfast on the Track Mile 5:27 PR
Sept 5- Red Cross Hurricane Run 5k 19:22
Sept 19- Women's Distance Festival 5k 18:59
Oct 3- Pine Run 20k 1:31:30
Oct 24- Alan Sundberg 5k 18:59 PR
Oct 31- Hoover Dam Half Marathon 1:36:56 PR
Dec 11- Cellular South Half Marathon in Jackson, MS DNF


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Brooks Salmon Miles: 5.00
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400 repeats

Brooks Salmon Miles: 6.00
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Hello everyone. It has been a super long time, and I have to update on the last month or two. Basically it was lots of school work and little running. I will add my runs (all 5 of them) some time soon.

But in exciting news I think I am attempting the Krispy Kreme Challenge tomorrow afternoon. 2 miles out, eat a dozen donuts, 2 miles back. I don't think there is any way I can eat a dozen donuts but I am going to try. There is also an hour time limit that I think seems impossible.  I am thinking 7 minute miles on the way out (or as fast as I can go). 2 minutes per donut (which seems nearly impossible) and 11 minunte miles on the way back (yeah right). So we will see how it goes!! I have never puked from running... I think tomorrow may take that streak from me.

From jtshad on Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 16:26:39 from

Oh, have fun?!?!? This may be that puke run you have been avoiding.

From Burt on Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 16:35:11 from

I just did a double take when I say your name on the Most Recent Entries Board. Good luck. Sounds fun. Now I got Krispy Kreme on the brain.

From seeaprilrun on Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 16:48:01 from

Sounds like fun, and also potentially pukey. Can't wait for the report!!

Race: Krispy Kreme Challenge (4 miles, 12 donuts, 1 hour) (4 Miles) 00:55:00
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The race started at 1pm, and I decided it would be best if I didn't eat anything all morning. So I got to the race hungry, and we started off with the first "2 mile" run. It was a little short, I heard my friend say we were running 6 minute pace and we got there in less than 11 minutes.  I figured that was a good thing anyway, I needed all the time I could get.  

So then we were eating. I got my box of donuts and chose the squish and stack method. I ate three donuts at a time, but squishing them down and make a donut sandwich.  I got through the first half dozen with no real problem. Donuts 6-9 were somewhat troublesome. By the time I got to donut 10 I could no longer handle the stack method. I was just taking little bites here and there and trying to get it down. I even tried dunking them in water like my friend Andy did, but that just made them too heavy and slimy.  Some of them I couldn't get down and I just had to spit them out.  I had to take a couple minute break at one point, and then I was finally done my dozen. (They didn't make me eat the pieces I spit out though, thankfully).  

Time for the two mile run back. I had stopped my watch when we started eating, I am not sure why, I just got overwhelmed.  So I wasn't exactly sure how much time I had left, but I knew it was going to be close.  My friends (all male) were done way before me, so I was on my way back on my lonesome. I started talking to a young man Peter who was running near me, but we both found it difficult to talk. It was better to just be quiet and forget where you were.  My stomach felt really good for the most part. At one point my chest started to get a little warm and I got worried and walked a few steps, but I was able to get going again.  I pushed the pace the best I could, probably around 8:30 miles. I made the mistake of looking down while running, and about every 100 meters there was a trash can and writing on the sidewalk that said "vomit here." I had to look straight ahead because every time I read that I wanted to follow the directions. Before I knew it, I was making the turn to the finish. I could hear my friends going "and there is the female runner of the year!" I didn't get my exact time, but I know it was less than an hour and that's all that mattered.  And I beat the guy dressed up as a ranch dressing bottle, which could have been embarassing.

So I am an official Krispy Kreme Challenge finisher! 2400 calories, 144 grams of fat later... and I have a t-shirt that says that just in case I forget!


Brooks Salmon Miles: 4.00
From Burt on Sat, Jan 23, 2010 at 17:48:47 from

Oh Kelsey, that is crazy. Did you see any puke out there?

From Twinkies on Sat, Jan 23, 2010 at 19:04:24 from

Wow. That sounds like a ton of fun. I might have to put that on my calendar for next year. Or perhaps Krispy Kreme will hold a race a little closer to home. Anyway great job.

From Barry on Sat, Jan 23, 2010 at 19:52:46 from

Wow, i don't think i could have done this race with keeping all the donuts down. :-) You did good. What place were you overall? Also, good to see you blogging again... How is school going?

From Britta on Sat, Jan 23, 2010 at 19:59:36 from

So fun Kesley!! Sounds really difficult to run after downing 12 KKreme's.

From rAtTLeTrAp on Sat, Jan 23, 2010 at 21:59:42 from

Way to go! That sounds like an awesome twist of the Burrito Mile race: I'm not sure which would be harder to hold down, but donuts sound better. I wish somebody would organize a race like that around here.

From marion on Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 12:12:26 from

HILARIOUS!! What a great accomplishment to add to your esteemed races :) I love it! Donuts are the BEST! (I'm not sure they go with running ;D

From KP on Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 15:22:53 from

Awesome!!! We had one of those here this past year. I did not participate, but plan to next year!

From allie on Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 15:29:48 from

i absolutely love this race report. i think you should get a bonus "and i didn't even puke" shirt. nice job.

From Nan Kennard on Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 21:35:52 from

Hahahaha that is an awesome race report. If you puke are you disqualified? I'm pretty certain I would have puked. Sounds fun though.

From Nevels on Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 00:11:35 from

Awesome. Congrats on the finish.

(and if you want to hear of some true madness, check out - I did not participate, although I wish I had...)

From jtshad on Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 14:50:57 from

Congrats on making it past the cans and beating the Ranch dressing guy! Dang, you really earned those 4 miles!

From montelepsy on Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 15:42:30 from

I'm glad you're not in a sugar coma.

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4 miles at the Heartbeats for Haiti fundraiser.  Waaaaaay out of shape, it hurt so bad! I hope that I will be able to start running again but I'm not going to force myself if it stresses me out. 

Brooks Salmon Miles: 4.00
From Kelli on Sun, Feb 21, 2010 at 12:16:04 from

I agree, when running stresses us out it becomes ZERO fun!

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Ran to a friend's house for dinner... I love it when I actually use running for it's true purpose- transportation

Brooks Salmon Miles: 2.50
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It hurts! My bones, my muscles, my shins, everything.  Now I know why people quit when trying to get into shape!

Brooks Salmon Miles: 3.00
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I'm getting there!

Brooks Salmon Miles: 4.00
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A nice run to clear my mind. It was super productive and I figured out what to do about this extremely huge job predicament I am in.  I was so excited that I made up my mind that I called Jason right when I got in the car to tell him.  Of course, he questioned my decision, playing devil's advocate, and now I am questioning it again. Ugh.  I can't wait to have all of this job search business behind me. 

Brooks Salmon Miles: 4.75
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Would have run a little further but my friend Olivia's foot was hurting her.  No reason to risk it!

Hopefully I will be able to continue running through all the travel for my job interviews the next two weeks. (Wisconsin this week and Arizona next!) 

Brooks Salmon Miles: 4.25
From Nevels on Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 18:48:41 from

Good luck with the job search; I feel your pain...

From Kelsey on Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 19:14:31 from

Are you searching right now too? Of course we go to school forever to come out in this hole of a job market. Oh well, what is mean to be will find a way... once the economy fixes itself. Until then I will most likely take a teaching job. I hope to go there and not miss research. Only time will tell.

I'd like to sponsor your upcoming run. Hmm maybe 15 cents a mile. Do I have to commit anywhere?

From Nevels on Mon, Mar 01, 2010 at 15:05:09 from

I'm sending out feelers at the moment. I'm sure you'll find something soon (and, I must say, being a hurricane researcher, AZ and WI are some interesting locales for you...)

Thanks for the sponsorship... I've got you down, and I sent you a PM a little while ago...

Also, on a side note, I noticed the results from this year's running of the Rush to Brush 5k, and I saw that your winning time from last year would have destroyed the winning time this year (22:15), whereas my winning time from two years ago would have lost by 14 seconds this year. Just thought you'd appreciate the fact that I think you own the course record over there...

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2 more measly miles than I planned!

New Brooks Blue Miles: 2.00
From Kelli on Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 19:24:03 from

2 is better than none! Welcome back from your little haitus!

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So sick from all my job interview travels.  I've been down and out for 4 days now.  It looks like I won't be in shape again before I move from here, which kind of makes me sad. I really wanted a couple good races before I leave.

On a positive note, I have two job offers but I'm waiting around for my #1 choice. Should hear from them within a week or so. This search has been extremely complicated to say the least, and I am so ready for it to be over so I can finally get a good nights sleep.   

From KP on Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 15:55:57 from

Hopefully you'll hear some good news from choice #1 soon! Keep us posted. I've also been out with the crud all week. The being sick part stinks. But, I could get used to the not working part...

From montelepsy on Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 16:10:15 from

Two offers is great!

I just went through a panel interview where I lost my voice. Funny thing is that they followed up a day later telling me that I was in the competitive range. It makes you wonder what the other interviewees screwed up.

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Brushed the dust off my running shoes (literally) and officially began attempt #3 of getting in shape this year.  More importantly, I enjoyed being outside on this beautiful first day of Spring, and taking some time to myself to not think at all about dissertations or job searches! 

20 minutes. mileage just an estimate.  Hope to do 2 more 20 minute runs this week, then bump up to 30 minutes next week, and so on. But we'll see what happens.  

Brookes Adrenaline (Magenta) Miles: 2.25
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short run with Olivia between school work sessions

Even Newer Brooks Blue Miles: 3.25
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If anyone reads this I would love your two cents.  I am completely out of shape. Would it be crazy to jog a 10k this weekend? How soon is too soon for 6 miles? I think I can do it but it will hurt.  I just don't want to get injured.  I'll go really slow.  Can a marathoner run 6 miles when completely out of shape, or should they start low like everyone else? 

From allie on Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 19:59:45 from

i think it would be harmless. i also think the body is pretty good at remembering the demands of running, and it will respond (maybe not a PR, but it will survive 6 miles). go for it!

From Kelsey on Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 20:15:24 from

Done and done! I just needed one person to encourage me, and since it's you I definitely can't say no!

Thanks Allie!

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Over 4 miles at sub-8 pace! Woot Woot.  I'm pretty surprised I was capable of that honestly. I actually think I will make it through the 10k this weekend. I think I'll start off 8:30-9 minute pace and then go from there.  

The weather is absolutely perfect for running right now. I am just trying to appreciate being outside and thinking about something other than my job search and dissertation. Although that is tough to do right about now.  

Hope everyone had a great day! 

Brookes Adrenaline (Magenta) Miles: 4.00
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Today was the Springtime 10k, the largest race in Tallahassee. We had about 2000 people run this year.  I was convinced to run by some of the people I train with here. They needed one more person on their team.  I had two goals: finish, and don't do anything dumb.

I went out in 7:15 pace, which was dumb.  But I was able to hold a respectable pace and finish in about 46 minutes. I forget my time and didn't wear a watch.  I am pretty happy... this was my longest run in 2010! Hopefully I will have time to keep building on the little base that I have.   

Hope everyone has a great weekend! 

Brooks Salmon Miles: 6.20
From Barry on Sat, Mar 27, 2010 at 15:56:05 from

Congratulations, sounds like you did awesome. How is the job hunting going? Are you done with school now?

From Benn Griffin on Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 22:46:26 from

I hear you with the tough time constraints! I find the weekend is the only time to get any quality type runs in!

From Nevels on Tue, Apr 06, 2010 at 01:38:28 from

Congrats on getting back out there... you've still got a good springboard from which to rebuild that base, and before you know it, you'll be flying through the races again...

From allie on Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 15:17:59 from

nice job today! i agree with nevels, your fitness will come back faster than you think.

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An extremely long report about a race I kind of raced:  

Today I ran the best race in Tallahassee- The Palace Saloon 5k- completely out of shape. Well almost. To be fair I am averaging about 15 miles a month, or 3 miles a week. I have run only 2 miles in the past two weeks.  I wasn't going to run because the race is super competitive (as far as a local race is concerned) and I am also disappointed because a few months ago my goal was to PR here.  Things have obviously changed due to sickness, job searching, and dissertationing.  But I was guilted into running by a friend of mine who needed one more person on her girl's team.  Okay, enough excuses.

With absolutely 0 expectations and the only goal to not be absolutely miserable (although I doubted I would achieve that one either) I set off with the 1200 runners at 8am.  There are only three turns during the race, which starts at a park and ends at a bar.  I took off with a friend of mine who is recovering from a nagging injury, and at our first mile she said "about 7 minutes." (You know you are out of shape when you forget to bring your watch to a race). I just laughed and told her I decided to hold this pace as long as I could- having no idea how long that would be.  

It really is great starting a race and not feeling at all nervous. No crazy goals of 18:45 caused me to lose sleep last night. I didn't warm up, or put on my racing flats or watch.  However, something got to me during the race. There were all kinds of girls around me that I didn't know. There was a group of girls with bows in their hair in front of me. The competitor in me had to do something about that :) 

Mile 2- 6:54. My first sub-7 mile of the year!! Woot woot.  

We hit the only real hill in the race, charged up, coasted down, and finished in just over 21 minutes.  This was way better than I ever thought I could do. Something about the Palace Saloon 5k doesn't let you run it easy, even if you are in bad shape.  It was also way more fun than I expected.  Running with Olivia was great, and beating your expectations is always invigorating.  Also, the weather was absolutely perfect.

The post race party was as much fun as I remembered last year being, and I got to hang out with all of the Gulf Wind-ers that I have been missing this year.  I ended up getting 5th in my age group too, which I was very excited about because they give away cool pint glasses. Bonus! What a great going away prize before the big move in a couple of months. 

This race made me remember how great it is to run, especially in Tallahassee. I will really miss Gulf Winds because of the awesome races and the wonderful combination of camaraderie, love of running, and competitive spirit.  This race also reminded me how thankful I should be. It is easy to get down on yourself when you are not able to run your fastest, but I am truly blessed that I can not only do this, but pull out a respectable performance off of very minimal training.  

Congrats to Herb for another well-directed race.  

Enjoy the rest of your Saturday!

Brooks Salmon Miles: 3.60
From Nevels on Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 13:27:42 from

Congrats on a solid get-back-in-the-swing-of-things performance. While I was down there, I was always pleased with the races that the Gulf Winds TC put on; it's a great group.

So....... what's next?

From Kelli on Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 09:43:08 from

Yeah for running a race "out of shape" and still beating my PR! I am glad you did something about the bow wearing women, that is just not okay!

Welcome back to running, I hope you can find the time to fit in what you want with your busy schedule!!!

From Barry on Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 09:47:42 from

Wow, you did awesome. I am sorry it has taken me so long to read your race report. You really are a great runner, now the hard part of trying to fit it into you busy life. Anyway, great job. How is the job hunting going?

From Kelsey on Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 10:16:19 from

Thanks for not giving up on me guys :)

Kelli, you can kill me in a marathon! We probably cross over around the half mark or so.

Now I am just finishing up the dissertation so that I can get ready to defend. I got a job in Virginia and will be moving in early July. Hopefully I will have time to do a little more running before then, but if not I should be able to get semi-serious again in the fall!

From Kelli on Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 10:24:48 from

OH, that will be a beautiful place to live and run! I am so jealous, it is so green and pretty. Sometimes this Utah desert gets me down (although all of the now can do the same thing!)

Congrats on the job, and let's race in that marathon one of these days!!!

From Kelli on Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 10:25:27 from

OH, I just saw the "treat of the month" at the top of your blog (not sure which month you put it there, though). That is my FAVORITE!!!! Now I want one for breakfast.

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Brooks Salmon Miles: 4.00
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On my annual two week storm chase in the Great Plains! We are in Goodland, Kansas and I finally had time to go for a run. I went to the car to get my shoes and the wind was so cold that I could barely walk in it. The weather service said there was a wind chill of 28. Brrrr. This Florida girl was not feeling that. So I went for a quick run on the Holiday Inn treadmill followed by a little strength training.

As far as chasing is concerned, there were minimal chances for some good stuff yesterday and nothing really came of it.  But we cored one cell and got hailed pretty hard. It was enough to keep us content until the next good chase day which is probably Monday. The Storm Prediction Center is already using the t word, but I don't want to get my hopes up.  I think we are headed to Colorado for the weekend.  

Brooks Salmon Miles: 2.50
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Brooks Salmon Miles: 1.50
From allie on Tue, May 25, 2010 at 11:42:49 from

haven't read up on your blog in awhile. how are you? i assume very busy. :)

From Kelsey on Tue, May 25, 2010 at 13:45:08 from

Hi Allie :) You haven't missed anything, my running career has been minimal this year to say the least. I will have a lot of catching up to do with everyone once I get going again. I defend my dissertation in 10 days!! After that I will have a life again... just in time to run in this nasty Florida heat!

From Nevels on Tue, May 25, 2010 at 13:52:27 from

Good luck with the defense...

From allie on Tue, May 25, 2010 at 13:57:38 from

yes, best of luck!

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Brooks Salmon Miles: 3.00
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Brooks Salmon Miles: 3.40
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2x1 mile repeats- 6:30 and 6:28.  Not too shabby for this out-of-shape girl!

Brooks Salmon Miles: 5.00
From Nevels on Tue, May 25, 2010 at 21:30:13 from

out of shape... not buying it.

good workout.

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Did half of the tempo with the Thursday tempo crew. Well about half. Ouch!!

Brooks Salmon Miles: 3.10
From Kelsey on Fri, May 28, 2010 at 10:03:24 from

P.S. One week til D-FENCE!!!!

From Barry on Sat, May 29, 2010 at 00:10:29 from

Good running. What is D-fence?

From Kelsey on Sun, May 30, 2010 at 21:59:31 from

Thanks Barry! I defend my dissertation this Friday!

From Barry on Sun, May 30, 2010 at 22:26:04 from

Good luck. What is your dissertation on?

From Kelsey on Mon, May 31, 2010 at 09:55:50 from

Thanks. Long boring story short it's about the spatial analysis of hurricane tracks.

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Even Newer Brooks Blue Miles: 4.00
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2x1 mile- 6:28, 6:15

2 days until dissertation defense! 

Even Newer Brooks Blue Miles: 4.40
From Nevels on Wed, Jun 02, 2010 at 15:35:24 from

Good Luck!

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Tempo with the Thursday crew. Much much slower than last year when I was in shape (about 3 minutes) but my first time completing the full tempo since I started running again.

Dissertation D-FENCE tomorrow at 1!!!! This better be my last post as Miss Kelsey Scheitlin!

Even Newer Brooks Blue Miles: 5.00
From Barry on Thu, Jun 03, 2010 at 22:56:29 from

Good luck, Doctor Kelsey Scheitlin!

From Nevels on Fri, Jun 04, 2010 at 17:25:29 from


how'd it go?????

From Kelsey on Sat, Jun 05, 2010 at 11:59:54 from

Officially Dr. Scheitlin :)

From Nevels on Sat, Jun 05, 2010 at 12:49:12 from


From Barry on Sat, Jun 05, 2010 at 20:43:45 from

Party time! Congratulations, that is awesome.

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To all the wonderful FRBers:

Jason and I are finalists to win a "green" wedding in Bermuda and I had no idea! Voting started a week ago so we are way behind. Please help us catch up by voting for us! You can vote once a day. I'll post this multiple times until voting ends on June 15th in hopes to catch different peoples eyes. Thanks so much in advance!!! It means so much to us.

From Barry on Sun, Jun 06, 2010 at 11:41:45 from

I will vote for you. Good luck! =)

From Kelsey on Sun, Jun 06, 2010 at 20:16:10 from

Thanks Barry!! Try to remember to vote every day! You ROCK!!

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Jason and I have a chance of winning a wedding in Bermuda!! We are one of three finalists and need people to vote for us every day until June 15th (bonus if you use both your home and work computers!!!)

All you need to do is go to the link:

type in the encrypted words and hit vote. It only takes 15 seconds and this wedding would be such a dream come true!!! If everyone can just write themselves a little reminder to vote at the same time every day, I would appreciate it so much. 

I pledge to run every day during the rest of the voting period so I can earn the right to beg for your votes! Feel free to leave us a little comment too so I know you were there :) But most importantly, vote!!


Brooks Salmon Miles: 5.00
From Benn Griffin on Sun, Jun 06, 2010 at 20:13:21 from

Where you been this year?!?! MIA!!!

From Kelsey on Sun, Jun 06, 2010 at 20:15:15 from

Benn- Haha, very true. I was finishing up grad school. As you can imagine, things got wild!! But I am officially finished with school (Dr. Kelsey!!!) so I am getting back at it :) Hopefully my second half of the year can make up for the first half.


From Kelsey on Sun, Jun 06, 2010 at 22:12:53 from

Benn you're the man!!

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Ran with my friend Jill who is getting in shape for her wedding.  Speaking of weddings...

 ****** PLEASE HELP ME AND JASON BY VOTING FOR US USING THE LINK I POSTED YESTERDAY!!! We really appreciate it!!  Have a great night :)********** 

Brookes Adrenaline (Magenta) Miles: 1.00
From Burt on Tue, Jun 08, 2010 at 00:20:10 from

I voted. I think. Go Kelsey!

From Kelsey on Tue, Jun 08, 2010 at 11:30:48 from

Thanks Burt!!! Every vote counts. Not the almost votes though, haha. Just make sure you type in the encrypted words and hit the vote box. You're awesome!!!

From Burt on Tue, Jun 08, 2010 at 11:58:05 from

Really? No one's ever told me that before...friend.

LOL! Just trying to be the cable guy.

From seeaprilrun on Tue, Jun 08, 2010 at 15:45:05 from


From Kelsey on Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 10:13:55 from

Thanks for voting guys :)

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*******CALLING ALL FRBers!!!********* 

Hi everyone!! If you haven't seen yet I am working really hard to win a "green" wedding in Bermuda. I am asking that you help me out by voting here:

just type the words and click the vote button. Easy peasy and your vote means more than you know.  Don't take my word for it though, try it out!!!

Thanks so much, and for those voting please hang in there, one week left! 

Let's do this!!! 


On to the running:

First full tempo workout in a while!! 1x1600, 8x400. Slow due to the heat, but finished is finished! It's always worth it to see the friendly faces :)

As promised I will continue to run daily for your daily votes! 

Brooks Salmon Miles: 5.00
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1 mile with fellow bride-to-be Jill :)


If you haven't seen yet I am working hard to win a green wedding in Bermuda!!  My FRB friends have been AMAZING and oh so supportive. Please continue to do so! And if you haven't voted yet:

Just type in the encrypted words and click enter. It only takes a few seconds and means a lot!!

You can vote once daily until June 15th! Together we can do this :) 


Thursday night I do a tempo in the Florida heat to earn your votes! 


Even Newer Brooks Blue Miles: 1.00
From allie on Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 10:15:28 from

i'll keep voting. go kelsey!

From KP on Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 10:21:14 from

i love any kind of competition. go K&J!

From Nevels on Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 10:44:24 from

we've got your back, doc...

From Kelsey on Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 21:08:04 from

Thanks so much for your continued support Allie, KP, Nevels, and others! The FRBers are really representing :)

And the special appearance from the Imitable Mother was well played!

5 looong days left!

From Kelsey on Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 21:08:50 from

And by others I mean Kelly, Smooth, Marion, MichelleL, Barry and anyone I am forgetting due to my tired brain :)

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Tempo in maaaajor Florida heat. Didn't quite get a 5k done, instead 2.5 miles. And I am proud of those 2.5.

Meanwhile... still hoping to get your vote! 5 days of my begging left, and you can vote daily. You all are being so awesome about this, and I appreciate every single vote you send our way!

And apparently Jason looks like Nevels. What do you think? 


Brooks Salmon Miles: 4.00
From Nevels on Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 23:17:19 from

I knew this guy looked too smart to be me:

From Kelsey on Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 10:13:49 from

Haha I guess I see it! Weeeeird!!

From Nevels on Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 13:33:44 from

Jason is waaaaaay cooler/better/smoother/nicer/faster/farther/awesome-er-looking than me (even if I do use the trump card of a MSU hat...)

I just wanted to give your throngs of voters a basis of comparison...

From Kelsey on Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 14:49:59 from

Haha Jason is not quite a runner. So the faster and farther isn't really happening. Especially the farther. There may be a 5k in his future but not an ultra!

Thanks for your early/often votes! I really think we have a good shot at this. Although it is scary since we can't even see the vote totals- I hope the sponsors play by the rules and really give it to the people with the most votes. But all we can do is try out best! 4 more days!

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I didn't enjoy tonight's run :( I think there is going to be a full moon tonight and it brought out all the creepies. Lots of weirdies honking horns (turning directions just to honk again) and even spitting at me, a backyard fire, and a dead body (I didn't see it though). All of that in 1.5 miles. I ran scared the whole time. I hate it when that happens. C'est la vie. 


Please take a second to vote for me and Jason to win the wedding of our dreams. We only have four days left to get votes. It only takes a few seconds:


This whole contest has been an amazing (but tiring) experience. The support people have given us has been humbling and brought me to tears several times. We're just asking for four more days.  Please and thank you! 



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Another short run so I can go long tomorrow. This is my first time running every day in one week since my sophomore year of college. And I just finished my 9th year of college, so it's been a while!!

Went out the same way I did yesterday and within 3 minutes someone had made a crude comment. People are crazy lately, but I guess I need to stop letting it get to me. Or start running in the morning again when the crazies are still in bed.


After tonight only 3 voting days left! Please stick with us.

You all have been nothing short of awesome! I think it has to do with our innate competitive drive. 



P.S. There was still a heat index of over 100 while I was running, and tomorrow is supposed to be even hotter. Ew!

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5 miles of hill repeats. Man it's hot out there!!

That makes 8 days straight of running :)


Please take a second to vote for me and Jason. Just go here:  type in the "code words" and click the vote box.  We only have to beg you through Tuesday, them Thursday we find out if we will get married in Bermuda in October!  Thanks everyone for all of your support. 

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Don't kill me, but I broke my "run for your votes" streak. I walked about 5 miles in my flip flops on campus today and it killed my feet and for some odd reason one of my ankles. So I decided that would have to stand for my work out today. The good part is I am finally finished with the 8 million forms I need to get signed, pay for, etc. in order to graduate. What a hassle! 

If you will forgive me and vote anyway, here is the link:

If not, you can wait until tomorrow when I do intervals for your last night of votes :) 

From Kelli on Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 14:45:36 from

Forgiven!!! So, today is the last day, huh??? When will they announce the winner?

From Kelsey on Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 14:48:59 from

I think they email the winner on or before Thursday. All I know is we will not lose due to lack of trying! Our friends and family have worked very hard, so if we don't win it was definitely not meant to be. I look forward to seeing what happens though! (Once I get done voting in the campus computer labs today :) )

From KP on Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 14:53:04 from

oh kelsey... that is a good idea! i have class tonight; might have to do that beforehand. i wish i would've thought of it sooner (meaning you should've mentioned it) because i have class twice a week. rats!

From Kelli on Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 14:53:06 from

I am headed to the library as well to vote!!! I wish I was still teaching school, I could go to 60 computers a day! Actually, I would have recruuited students to do it.

I have sent out e-mails every day to my friends and family----most of them replied the first day and have stayed on top of it. They all say you are ADORABLE (this we already knew) and that you do deserve to win just for the 3 year long distance relationship!!!


From Kelsey on Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 14:59:33 from

Thanks so much for your help, KP and Kelli! I didn't want to ask too much of anyone (i.e. voting in a computer lab and/or library) because I didn't want to drive people more crazy than I already have! But I really appreciate anything you do today to help us finish strong!

From Kelli on Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 15:00:16 from

WE LOVE YOU, we will do whatever it takes!

From Kelsey on Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 17:00:23 from

And I sooooo appreciate it :)

Kelli I will stick you in my suitcase and take you with me if we win!

From Kelli on Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 20:03:24 from

I better stop eating junk so I can fit!

From KP on Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 20:06:22 from

i've voted at 10 computers so far in the library and people are looking at me like i am c-r-a-z-y! off to do more....

From Kelli on Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 20:07:19 from

Yeah KP!!!

From Kelsey on Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 20:10:31 from

Yes KP! You're awesome! I know the feeling, I have been doing that all week. And now I just got done running intervals so I am going to the library all smelly. Now they are really going to look at me...

You guys are the best!!

From Kelsey on Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 20:23:36 from

P.S. TMI- I just left a wet butt print on a computer lab seat. Whoops.

From KP on Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 20:26:35 from

i was just in the multi-purpose room going through every single computer when a class came in. rats! they probably think i was putting a virus on the computer or something. i got 11 done in there.

From Kelli on Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 20:27:54 from

That is funny (the sweaty butt comment!)

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You know it's hot when you come in from an evening workout and the heat index is STILL 102!!!! No wonder my legs were trashed!! It was one of those that leaves you saying "I am never running again." But I am super proud, even if the times weren't the best. I always say times mean nothing in this heat. And I am proud of my spot on consistency!

2x1200 (4:52 each)

2x800 (3:11 each)

2x400 (82 each)


For those of you that have been following my blog the past ten days, you know what today is! The LAST day to vote for me and Jason to win the green Bermuda wedding.  Please cast your final votes and keep your fingers, toes and anything else you can cross crossed until Thursday! You all rock!!!!

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I don't usually run on Wednesdays, and today I will definitely not be running! I woke up and my legs were super sore from last night. And then Jason called and I ran to get the phone, slid on yesterday's clothes on the floor (serves me right) and banged both legs on the bottom of my bed, and my head on the bedside table. Ouch! I think I need to wear padding today. 

But I did want to come on to give one last Thank You to all who have voted and/or spread the word for me and Jason. Tomorrow we should find out if we are getting married in Bermuda 10/10/10 or in Baltimore next June as planned. I would much rather not have to plan a wedding for an entire year, but either way it will be a great event! While I wouldn't wish this type of contest on anyone (how nerve wracking) it was amazing to feel support come from so many places, and I will never forget the experience. 

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We wonnnn!!!!! Thank you all!!

From allie on Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 13:35:40 from

YES! that is so cool. i am so happy for you guys. :)

From nicole on Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 13:37:44 from

NO WAY! That is so incredibly awesome! CONGRATS! Bermuda will be AMAZING!

From Nevels on Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 13:43:05 from

Awesome! Congrats!

Enjoy Bermuda; y'all deserve it...

From Smooth on Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 13:44:15 from

YAY!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm so excited and happy for you two!!!!! :)

From KP on Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 13:49:00 from


From Britta on Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 16:49:23 from

Wa-hoo! Congratulations!

From Nan on Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 19:03:17 from

Awesome! I knew you would. FRB-ers are winners! Happy Wedding!

From Kelli on Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 19:50:44 from

Crud, I better stop eating ice cream so I can fit into your suitcase!!!

I AM SO EXCITED!!! make sure to take lots of pictures to share with us when you get back!

SO, when is the BIG day anyway!!!

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH!!! I am so EXCITED!!! Did I already say that????

From KP on Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 19:52:39 from

10/10/10 - how cool is that?

From Kelli on Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 19:58:27 from

I like that date! I must have missed it somewhere seeing how you know and I do not! I need to work that into my schedule....

From rAtTLeTrAp on Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 20:14:00 from


Are you bringing back souvenirs for all your voters? :)

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12x400 on the hot, humid track. The workout actually felt decent (I'd rather do 400s in the heat than mile repeats) but the heat upset my stomach so I didn't really get in a cool down. 

started around 93 and slowly picked it up, finished around 82. 


Brooks Salmon Miles: 4.25
From Kelli on Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 18:38:08 from

You 400's just kicked my 400's butts!!!! Nice job!

From Kelsey on Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 11:46:48 from

But you ran way more miles than me!

I am looking forward to a little relief from the warmth when i move to Virginia in a couple of weeks, hopefully I can comfortably pick up the mileage.

From Kelli on Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 18:49:46 from

Well, it is all good. I know you are super human fast, but you are YOUNG! ;o)

I hope you get some relief! We are having day #3 of 90+ weather and is miserable. I just hide in my cool basement.

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5k tempo with my favorite running group. Only one more tempo with them before I move :(

Oh, and I actually finished it this week... and without complaining too much about the heat! But I'll just say the heat index is STILL 96 as of 9pm! Grooooosssss.

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Major bummer... Today was supposed to be my longish run (aiming for 7) but 4 minutes in I got stung my something. It got me on my forearm and flew away before I got to see it. In the past I have reacted pretty badly to bee stings, and the person at my school's health center (who are definitely not the most reliable) told me that I have a chance of having an even worse reaction (i.e. throat closing) so I have to be very cautious.  So I ran to my car and didn't want to go home, because I live by myself so that makes no sense. Instead I figured I would just start driving to the hospital and get something to eat on that side of town.  Yumm Chick-fil-A. 

I am home now and it has been a little over an hour. "They" say most horrible reactions occur within an hour, so I should be good. My arm is a little swollen and red and blotchy and I am just really hoping that it doesn't get much worse and then just goes away. Only time will tell. 

Brooks Salmon Miles: 1.00
From Derunzo on Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 10:06:22 from

Bummer you had to cut it short.... good luck with the sting.

From Barry on Sun, Jun 27, 2010 at 01:11:19 from

Ouch, i am sorry to hear about that. I will pray for you. How is life after school? Love every minute of it? LOL

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my friend and i messed around with all the at-home remedies for bee stings and i healed about a week faster than ever! i think it was the vinegar and baking soda paste- it is known to suck the venom out. not bad.

tonight was my last interval workout with the track club before i move to virginia. sad, sad day. i will surely miss these people, especially the one and only Micah Adriani.

the heat index was only in the low 90s when we were running tonight... awesome!! 


4:49, 4:47, 4:41, 4:37 

Even Newer Brooks Blue Miles: 5.00
From Nevels on Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 23:54:15 from

I just left my running club buddies in Auburn last week, so I feel your pain. There are some great trails and great runner folks in VA for you to join, though... (you should get Jason out there as a running buddy, too...)

From Kelsey on Fri, Jul 02, 2010 at 17:19:02 from

I am going to do my best to get Jason to run. He just got some running shoes, so when we get to Virginia he will have no excuse! The weather should be a little more bearable too.

So I kind of saw that you got a job? Congrats! Where are you now? Leaving good running clubs stinks :(

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Second to last tempo run with the "Boston Express"- my favorite weekly run in Tallahassee. 

I tried to race it and it paid off- I ran 21:59... almost 3 minutes faster than last week! (It was also 20 degrees cooler, so it's not that I completely slacked last week). My fastest time on this course is 21:39, so it was a really good run. I looooove overcast and drizzling in June!

Brookes Adrenaline (Magenta) Miles: 5.00
From Benn Griffin on Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 13:30:54 from

Try to stay cool in summer sun. It's downright oppressive up here in the Northeast! Any suggestions on incorporating speedwork? I did my first 5k in a year ( a hilly trail run ) and ran a 23:21, good for 14th place. I ran a 1.06 mile race in 6:26 too.. but idk what to do. I have endurance just not stamina right now. I'm never going to qualify for boston at this rate!

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Race: Percival Island 5 Miler (5 Miles) 00:35:07, Place overall: 5, Place in age division: 1
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My first race as a Virginian.  There are only 2 races a year in the town I live in, so I drove an hour west to Lynchburg, VA.  I have three nice sized running communities near me, all about an hour away to the North (Charlottesville), East (Richmond), and West (Lynchburg). So finding races shouldn't be a problem, but I will likely be on my own for training (not my strong suit). 

Things have been crazy with moving and other things that are going on, so let's just say I was verrrrry tapered for this run.  I was nervous about the distance (I can't believe I get nervous about a 5 mile race these days!). I have only run 5 miles in the last two weeks total, so I didn't know how my legs would do.

Miles: 6:55, 7:07, 7:02, 7:02, 7:01  

I had planned on going out slow and pushing the second half, figuring that would help me enjoy the race better being out of shape.  But I went out and my competitiveness didn't let me hold back.  I got in a group with two other girls who knew each other and asked if they minded if I paced with them for a while.  I felt good going out and the pace felt good. I knew right away that I still have my speed, but it's no secret that I have no endurance right now.  One of the girls asked us to slow down the 2nd mile, and we did, but then left her to drop back closer to 7 minute miles. Me and the girl I was still with were in 4th and 5th and could see the next two girls ahead of us. 

I definitely felt the distance and had nothing left the last mile. I couldn't catch anyone but the girl I was with moved up to third.  I am extremely happy with my time and look forward to racing these girls again.  I have learned that my favorite part of running is the competition- with myself, others, and the clock.  I was hoping this race would remind me how it feels to compete and get me to train so I can run faster times. It did, and I plan on having some rebuttal races against the first place girl (she ran 33:54, I know I can do that if I train some).

Cheers to Virginia running! 




Brooks Salmon Miles: 5.50
From Snoqualmie on Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 15:15:50 from

Awesome race! And nice to see you are settling into new surroundings.

From Kelli on Sun, Jul 18, 2010 at 11:49:51 from


From Burt on Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 00:55:27 from

Looks like it's time to update your profile information. Great job on another victory! Chalk that one up to the FRB crew voting your way into a terrific tapering honeymoon vacation. ;o)

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Parts of my life are in shambles right now.  I am just waiting to see how everything plays out and then I can begin the healing process. Since you all were a part of making it happen, I should let you know that the Bermuda wedding has been canceled. 

As one of my intelligent running friends put it,  it is a great time for a long easy run down a country road while trying to fit the pieces back together. 

Brooks Salmon Miles: 4.75
From jtshad on Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 17:40:39 from

Sorry to hear, I am sure you are in the prayers of many on this blog...I will keep you in mine.

From Nevels on Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 22:53:47 from

I'm sorry to hear that; those long easy runs down country roads are the perfect venues for facing down the demons of life and coming out the other side.

I'm with jtshad, I'll keep you in my prayers...

From allie on Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 15:39:48 from

sorry to hear kelsey. you are in my thoughts and prayers. hang in there.

From Barry on Sun, Aug 01, 2010 at 22:34:40 from

I am so sorry to hear that. You will be in my prayers also.

From Kelli on Thu, Aug 05, 2010 at 14:41:49 from

OH, man, Kelsey! I am so sorry that life is rough right now! We all definitely have patches. THINKING OF YOU and praying for your happiness!

Hopefully your long country road running is bringing you some peace. Running is good for that.

From Nevels on Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 20:59:56 from

keep running, buddy, keep on running...

From Kelli on Sun, Aug 29, 2010 at 11:11:03 from

Just sending some happiness your way! Hope all is going well and getting put back together.

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I appreciate everyone thinking about me during this tough time. I have gotten lots of nice messages and posts and while I didn't respond to all of them (sorry, I've been really busy with my new job) they meant a ton.  


When I am busy I struggle to fit running in. I know it is possible, a lot of people on here juggle running with way busier lives than mine, but when I get busy I always let running go first. Now that I am somewhat used to what my life is like as an assistant professor I hope to do a better job at fitting it in. 

My friends were having a Labor Day party and live three miles away, so I figured that would be a good way to kill two birds!  

Brooks Salmon Miles: 3.00
From allie on Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 14:30:00 from

nice to see you back. hope all is well and congrats on the new job.

From Kelsey on Sat, Sep 11, 2010 at 11:52:53 from

Thanks Allie! I'll be rooting for you next weekend!

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Long story short, ran to get a newspaper. 

I just got an email saying Longwood has a 5k October 30th. Looks like I have some motivation! 

Even Newer Brooks Blue Miles: 1.00
From Mike on Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 09:24:17 from

I can't imagine how you could make that into a longer story.

From Nevels on Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 09:37:10 from

motivation: rocket city marathon

see you there...

From Kelsey on Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 12:25:33 from

Haha well I said I would keep it short so I'll leave the long part to your imagination.

Nevels I don't think there is any way I can get in marathon shape but if not I can definitely do a half! I'll have to see if I can work it out, it's very tempting.

From Nevels on Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 13:51:34 from

I'm contemplating heading to MS Blues again. Haven't quite convinced myself, but it might be a good training run for Mt. Mist later in January...

(come to think of it, Mt. Mist is another good one you'd probably like...)

From Kelsey on Sat, Sep 11, 2010 at 11:55:57 from

I'll try to meet up with you somewhere on your fall tour, Nevels. Although I don't think you'll be seeing me at Mt Mist any time soon!

From Mike on Sat, Sep 11, 2010 at 17:28:19 from

You don't want to leave anything to my imagination. It'll get us both in trouble.

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Great running weather! I keep going out way too hard on what should be easy runs... I am sure I will learn my lesson the hard way. 

Now time for some college football and environmental science lab grading!

Even Newer Brooks Blue Miles: 3.50
From Nevels on Sat, Sep 11, 2010 at 19:31:50 from

Great first ultra. 99% paved, options to go shorter or longer than you signed up for. You should come...

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It was a cool, foggy morning on the trail.  It makes me realize that a season I haven't experienced in 5 years is quickly approaching. Hooray for fall! Not so much for Mondays...


Big MNF game for my Ravens tonight!!! 



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Same run as Monday but tacked on a little extra so that I had to run up the hill on Main Street on the way home. 

There is a 5k in a week and a half which I am going to slug my way through.  It is going to be ugly, but it will be a great workout.  I am not setting any real goals, just to do my best. I have my eye on the 5k at the end of October when I may be able to get a respectable time.    

Even Newer Brooks Blue Miles: 4.40
From allie on Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 08:10:18 from

nice run -- way to add in the hill! i am sure you will do better than you think at the 5K. good luck.

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Home for my niece Bella's 2nd birthday. She is my favorite person in the universe! Did a jog with my pops before we head out to Chuckie Cheese's :)

Even Newer Brooks Blue Miles: 4.00
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Slowly but surely...


Giving my first exam today, wish them luck! 

Brooks Salmon Miles: 5.00
From Nevels on Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 08:10:47 from

take it to 'em, Doc...

From nevels on Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 10:41:46 from

so... how'd the test go?

From allie on Sun, Sep 26, 2010 at 18:46:17 from

Nevels ----> nevels :)

hope the test went well! nice running.

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Woo hoo! After a week long hiatus due to plenty of (sometimes valid) excuses, I finally got myself out the door to do a fartlek I have been planning. I am realizing there are two big hurdles to get me running in the morning: 1) getting out of bed, and 2) getting out the door. But today, with a little moaning, I overcame both! 

Have you ever realized you have no sense of temperature when you are done running? I have to feed my turtle when I get home by putting him in a small tank that I fill with room temperature water. But after I run I have no clue what room temperature is because everything feels burning hot.

Today I am meeting my Environmental Science labs out by a creek where we will be picking up trash, in conjunction with "Clean Virginia's Waterways." Hopefully we don't get rained out but its looking like a bust :( 

Brooks Salmon Miles: 5.00
From nevels on Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 15:08:54 from

i feel your pain with the morning running, and the temperature phenomenon has always baffled me; i can be absolutely freezing to death on a winter morning just walking a little way outside all bundled up, but give me a mile to warm up, and i can be down to shorts and shoes in no time...

(and sometimes a good fartlek just feels awesome...)

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Beautiful day to squeeze in a run! (Although this Florida girl is getting a little worried about this fall/winter).

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Woo hoo! Proud of myself for fitting this one in. This old lady can't see in the dark, so I have to make sure I am in before the sun sets. I got out there pretty late, so I cut my run a little shorter and added some speed (800 on 800 off x 3) in the middle to make sure I was back in time. Timed it perfectly and soaked up the last bit of sunlight as I approached my car.

Running "fast" (relatively) felt good, I can tell my fitness is improving!

Even Newer Brooks Blue Miles: 4.50
From Burt on Tue, Oct 05, 2010 at 13:30:20 from

Old lady? Whatev!

From nevels on Tue, Oct 05, 2010 at 14:07:51 from

nice... i haven't managed to do 800m intervals in quite a while.

you'll be shooting for that 5k pr in no time...

From allie on Wed, Oct 06, 2010 at 19:06:59 from

nice job, kelsey. improving every day!

burt, you are everywhere today. allow me to add one more piece of clutter to your inbox. you're welcome.

From Burt on Wed, Oct 06, 2010 at 19:09:43 from

allie - you're like the kid I'm trying to ditch, but you just keep showing up. (It was so mean to ditch kids growing up. I wish I could go back and tell them sorry.)

From allie on Wed, Oct 06, 2010 at 19:11:03 from

little old lady x 2

From Burt on Wed, Oct 06, 2010 at 19:12:29 from

plus there's no rhyme or reason to your commenting. at least when kelli clutters my inbox it's in alphabetical order.

From allie on Wed, Oct 06, 2010 at 19:22:41 from

sam and chrisM are known to clutter in the middle of the night. still can't figure that one out...

From Kelsey on Thu, Oct 07, 2010 at 08:10:37 from

Haha what a fun thing to wake up to :)

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Beautiful day for a wildlife-sighting filled run. If that made sense. I am sure it was one of my last warm runs of the year. 

Longest run yet! Looking forward to getting to the double digits in a few weeks.  

Even Newer Brooks Blue Miles: 6.00
From nevels on Fri, Oct 08, 2010 at 12:09:54 from

moving right along...

keep up the good work...

(and it made perfect sense: you saw a bunch of rabid undergrads wandering aimlessly, as they are wont to do...)

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Went out for my run but started feeling sick right away... had to head home

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My plan was to do 2x1 mile surges during my run, but I think I did my first too hard and had to pretty much hobble the rest of the way.  Whoops.


My brothers are running the Baltimore marathon right now! For one of them it's his first. GO BILLY AND BRENT!!! 

Even Newer Brooks Blue Miles: 6.20
From nevels on Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 16:09:14 from

how'd they do?

(is one of them the one that did JFK 50?)

From Kelsey on Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 09:00:49 from

Yeah, one of them does all kinds of crazy stuff and he was using it as a training run for the most part. The other, who has never run in his life before training for this, ran a 3:59! (His goal was to go sub-4). He now feels really guilty for never watching me race in the 12 years I have been running!

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4 miles with my Dad and my brother Brent, the newest runner of the family and newly-minted marathoner.

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This race was what I had been training for, and things were going great until school got nuts for a while. But I ran it anyway and mannnn did it hurt. They couldn't have found another hill in Farmville of they tried. I ran it in 21:21 but I highly doubt the course was accurate. I am thinking it may have been short but I have no way to tell. It was very unorganized and we (me and a 10 year old who were leading the race) had to work together to figure out where to go. I ended up getting 2nd overall... which is actually disappointing because it goes to show the running scene in Farmville is no bigger than I thought. I did meet a couple colleagues there who run occasionally, and I am hoping to get them to run more often so I can have some running partners.

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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!

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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). 

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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!!! 

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From allie on Mon, Nov 08, 2010 at 22:31:31 from

it gets dark so early now. what a bummer!

nice miles and good job beating the dark. and congrats on the puppy! how fun.

From Kelsey on Tue, Nov 09, 2010 at 07:05:09 from

Thanks Allie :)

From nicole on Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 00:22:48 from

YAY! What kind of puppy?

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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.  

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From nevels on Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 00:32:09 from

i'm jealous.

From Kelsey on Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 11:47:05 from


And I got him to run a whole 55 seconds with me. He isn't too good on the leash, so it involved a few backflips. Can't wait til I have a new running buddy!

From nicole on Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 15:38:13 from

OH MY GOSH!!!!! That is so freaking adorable. What kind is he? What's his name? LOVE HIM!

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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!! 

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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!!

From Burt on Sun, Nov 14, 2010 at 11:34:56 from

Congrats to your parents! Let's go for some AD sweeps at the trot.

From Mike on Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 15:34:11 from

Cool beans.

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 Today my oldest brother finished the JFK 50 miler!  So proud :)

From nevels on Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 14:12:38 from

Awesome! How'd he do?

(I was watching for results on a buddy of mine, and it sounds like it was a fast year... one of these days I'll get up there for it...)

From Kelsey on Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 14:20:59 from

He achieved his goal of finishing :)

He likes to slack off on his training and not take things serious enough, so we never know how it is going to go. We like to say he is in a constant taper. He did it in like 11:43 I think. I can't imagine running that long, you guys are crazy.

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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!

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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!!

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5 miles with 2x1 mile surges within it

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Race: Fork Union Four Miler (4 Miles) 00:27:42, Place overall: 2
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I am proud of this race because, while I am not the fastest I have ever been, I am trying very hard to train during my first (insane) semester of teaching. Sub 7s... I'll take it! I hope that I can continue to train until I am back up to my potential.

I was supposed to turn this race into a long run, but I was too tired and cold once I stopped to get started back up again. I should have time this week to get one in though.

Time to make some finals! 

Even Newer Brooks Blue Miles: 4.50
From Oreo on Sun, Dec 05, 2010 at 10:23:35 from

Sweet race! Anyday you can take sub 7's is a great day...

From nevels on Mon, Dec 06, 2010 at 08:54:24 from

solid run; i feel your pain in trying to get into a decent running routine whilst getting into the swing of things at a new job. but we press on...

(and take it to 'em with the finals!)

From nevels on Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 12:40:39 from

so how did the semester wrap up for you???

From Kelli on Fri, Dec 24, 2010 at 23:07:08 from

If you were too tired to turn it into a long run, that is a good sign!

Fill me in on the new job....I am behind on every9one and everything due to my own new little job!

From Kelsey on Sun, Dec 26, 2010 at 11:34:29 from

Thanks guys :) (And sorry for responding so late!)

Nevels, it was crazy but i survived! I hope your job is treating you well, I think I owe you an email!

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56 laps around the indoor track... wow.  I have a lot of respect for those of you who have trained in the winter every year. This is my first cold weather training in a while and I have been a major sis!

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Home for the holidays :)

8x400s with my brother!

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2 mile tempo with my brother! hills galore, so the "tempo" speed wasn't too fast, but still hard.

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From Kelli on Sat, Dec 25, 2010 at 13:52:15 from

Hope you are enjoying your time at home with your family!!!

From Kelsey on Sun, Dec 26, 2010 at 11:33:14 from

Thank you Kelli, happy holidays!!

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The first annual "Frosty Frolic"!

My brother wanted me to run the bike loop (10.5) with him and I said sure, knowing he usually does his long runs at 9 minutes I thought I could shuffle through it and be nice and sore for Christmas festivities. Instead, he wanted to go closer to 8 minute pace. It was hilly, cold and windy (30 mph gusts in our faces!) but a TON of fun :) I did lots of catching up with my best friend who came along for the fun, and we finished averaging 8:15 pace, and ran most miles sub 8 because we were distracted by our talking. Needless to say I am sore! Next year we are making shirts!

This was, sadly, my longest run of 2010. The double digits make me feel like a runner again!

Merry Christmas and/or Happy Holidays!

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My brother Brent has joined the FRB crew! He is the last Scheitlin to take up running, but has done so with a vengeance. He finished his first marathon in October after running less than a year, and is now putting his name in for the JFK 50 miler and training for the Eagleman Tri.

We are planning to run the Charlottesville Marathon together in April (his second my third). Since I have no one to train with in Farmville, I will hopefully be motivated by seeing him rack up the miles!


From allie on Mon, Dec 27, 2010 at 17:19:23 from

hi kelsey. hope you are enjoying the holidays. good luck gearing up for charlottesville!

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4 x1200 around the neighborhood with Brenty

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From nevels on Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 09:37:49 from

solid; glad you got bro to come over to the dark side...

(speaking of which, when are you going to take the plunge and give in to the call of the ultra...?)

From Benn Griffin on Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 10:07:11 from

So, DR. Kelsey - How are you?!?!

From Kelsey on Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 19:57:15 from

Nevels- I wish I was doing Mist. A good friend of mine is doing it, too. Now I'd have to wait til after my April marathon, which would make it too hot. Maybe the fall? Or maybe I will be the only sane Scheitlin child to never venture beyond the sacred 26.2.

Hi Benn! I am just trying to find some motivation to train in this weather! I need to take notes from you- Mr. 18 mile TMer. That takes heart, great job. And congrats on the wedding :)

From nevels on Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 09:01:41 from

If you're up for a fall ultra, you could always do JFK with the other Scheitlin kids, or if you get bored after your marathon, you could hit up the SweetH20 50k in GA in May, or some of the "low-key," kind of "under the radar" type ultra's (mainly on roads) that I've gotten myself into in June/July.

...or you could really go off the deep end and start thinking about Leadville (August), which I find myself pondering as well...

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my last run of 2010 was my longest of 2010... it's nice being on the way up!


8:12 pace


Even Newer Brooks Blue Miles: 11.50
From Kelli on Sun, Jan 02, 2011 at 17:44:47 from

YEAH for the great run!

HAPPY NEW YEAR, I hope this is a good one for you!

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