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Member Since:

Apr 04, 2007



Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:


1 mile:  6:31

5K:  23:37

Half Marathon: 2:04

My first post-high school 5K, in which I thought I was going to die

The first time I won my age division.  Yippee!

My first half marathon, in which I attack Sasha

The time I beat my high school PR for the 5K (as a 31 year-old mommy of 3!)

My first 5K barefooted


Short-Term Running Goals:

I'm just getting back into running after a long break to have my last child.  I would like to race some 10Ks, a half, and a marathon in the next 2 years.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Be the oldest woman to complete a marathon.  Yea!  But hopefully I will also complete some BEFORE I geezer up, like, before I'm 40 for sure.  I think it would be fun to dress up really strange for marathons, like impersonating celebrities and stuff.  Except I don't really like celebrities, as a rule, so maybe I'll have to stick to the age old question of ninja, or pirate.  I say ninja. *Hyah!*


I am happily married to James W (Cool Runnings). We have 3 boys and 1 opinionated little girl.  I love reading and I'm also a news junkie.  I am a stinker.

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I didn't take the Garmin with me this morning, so I just ran for 33 min.  That should be at least a 5K.  Felt pretty good.

Well, overall I'm satisfied with this last week.  I ran all 6 training days and exceeded my weekly mileage goal of 18 by a very impressive half a mile.   I still need to choose a race sometime in the next month or so...

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From Christi on Sat, Sep 08, 2007 at 13:07:33

Your dog is cute! What's up w/ the ears? Did he/she get fixed? What did you name him/her? Your mileage is impressive this week- great job! Let us know when you pick a race!

From Lybi on Sat, Sep 08, 2007 at 14:52:08

Christi, he has underwear on his head. All the great runners do this, I hear. (He he.) His name is Webster Sparks, but we call him "Sparky" for short.

Thanks for noticing my miles! The huge accomplishment this week was that I got up before 6 am every single day to run. That is a huge record for me.

From Cody on Sat, Sep 08, 2007 at 15:03:29

I copy many of Pauls training techniques but I am afraid that this takes the cake. Putting underwear on the dogs head (just because Paul does it too) does NOT make you a faster runner. Sorry

Congrats on your mileage goal. Good Job!

From Lybi on Sat, Sep 08, 2007 at 15:06:15

It really has nothing to do with getting faster--it has to do with proving my point that it actually WAS underwear, despite his denial. I mean, look at it! It looks exactly the same.

From Cody on Sat, Sep 08, 2007 at 15:17:34

Do you treat your children like this too. Do they have to pay the piano with James' smelly socks/underwear nearby as a constant reminder? If so, sweet! That is the type of parenting we should all strive for.

From Lybi on Sat, Sep 08, 2007 at 15:27:43

That hurt my feelings, Cody, was that your intent?

From Cody on Sat, Sep 08, 2007 at 15:32:59

I guess the sarcasm doesn't come across properly. My wife says I am not funny and now I have proof. Sorry, not meant to be mean. I think I will quit trying to be funny and go back to being nerdy...

From Lybi on Sat, Sep 08, 2007 at 16:21:04

Nerds are great. Don't worry, I've done the same thing lots of times. I do think you are funny as a rule.

From Christi on Sun, Sep 09, 2007 at 10:37:58

I really shouldn't push the underwear topic- but I gotta know- did he get into this himself or placed there by a kid?

From Brent on Sun, Sep 09, 2007 at 20:05:43

How many miles on that pair of underwear. I think the underwear should have it's own blog site and keep us updated? Please leave out any racing stripes, unless it really happends in a race.

Lybi, thanks for your comments. Every day is a fun day to read your blog.

From Lybi on Mon, Sep 10, 2007 at 11:56:09

Christi--a rather...large...kid is responsible for it. The dog is innocent.

Brent! Scandalous! Double-yuck. (And also ha ha.)

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