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drnobody
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« Reply #2430 on: January 07, 2013, 1:08:12 AM »

I think running is what saves my sanity these days.

Me, too, TZ!

Sanity has always been my main reason for running. I've never entered a race of any sort, although if I read this thread enough, I might be persuaded! The Fargo half-marathon looks possible -- I'll have to give that some real thought.

Let me know if you do! It would be fun to meet other forumites, especially in the place of sanity (running) vs. the place of insanity (work).
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« Reply #2431 on: January 07, 2013, 11:56:22 AM »

I think running is what saves my sanity these days.

Me, too, TZ!

Sanity has always been my main reason for running. I've never entered a race of any sort, although if I read this thread enough, I might be persuaded! The Fargo half-marathon looks possible -- I'll have to give that some real thought.

Oh, races are fun!  You should definitely try a couple!

I did a very fun one this weekend!  It was running straight up a ski hill - and then back down - before dawn.  They turned off the snow making, but turned on the lights.  ;-)

Some people used skimo gear! 

Here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0Wt9zSLO4S4#!

I want it!
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« Reply #2432 on: January 07, 2013, 1:41:54 PM »

That looks wicked intense, Macaroon!

I've noticed my CrossFit training seems to be helping me recover from my long runs faster.  10 miles was still pretty tough this Sunday, though.  :(
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« Reply #2433 on: January 07, 2013, 2:49:24 PM »

That looks wicked intense, Macaroon!



That's not the race I did, zara - that's just the skimo stuff.  I did a little ~3 mile race up a dinky ski hill - only 1500 feet of vertical climb - in my trail shoes.  But I so want to do skimo.  It ain't gonna happen because I don't live in Jackson Hole.  I live someplace with 1500 feet of vertical. 

I didn't see any ladies in that video. Did you?  I think a penis is not required, although I can't say I know for certain. 
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« Reply #2434 on: January 07, 2013, 4:16:19 PM »

I tried to go for a run this morning but I couldn't get my shoes on over all the band aids.  It was perfect running weather, too.  Surprisingly, I was jealous of the runners out there.  I don't think I've gotten to the point where running is a pleasure rather than a chore, but maybe I'm close.

I think a penis is not required, although I can't say I know for certain. 

Maybe female entrants should bring those novelty penises that appear at bachelorette parties just in case.
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« Reply #2435 on: January 07, 2013, 6:29:01 PM »

It's not as exciting as the other accomplishments I read about regularly on here, but I manged to run two miles in 25:10 today. (I'm insanely slow. Even when I ran CC, I was usually about a 9:30/mile pace). My goal this year is still an Olympic triathlon, but I have a 5k, a 10k, a sprint triathlon, and a mud run penciled in.
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« Reply #2436 on: January 07, 2013, 7:28:43 PM »

Pout.

I thought 9:30 was fast (for me).

Just kidding. I'm working on speeding up, too. Yay, lohai!
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« Reply #2437 on: January 07, 2013, 8:22:54 PM »

It's not as exciting as the other accomplishments I read about regularly on here, but I manged to run two miles in 25:10 today. (I'm insanely slow. Even when I ran CC, I was usually about a 9:30/mile pace). My goal this year is still an Olympic triathlon, but I have a 5k, a 10k, a sprint triathlon, and a mud run penciled in.

I am trying to get to 25 minutes for two miles! I am close now that I am up to two miles, but I am also slow. However, we can only go faster from here! Good job! You ran two miles today. Lots of people just thought about it and ate Cheetos.
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« Reply #2438 on: January 07, 2013, 9:14:58 PM »


I am trying to get to 25 minutes for two miles! I am close now that I am up to two miles, but I am also slow. However, we can only go faster from here! Good job! You ran two miles today. Lots of people just thought about it and ate Cheetos.

Big time. 
No matter how slow you were, you beat everyone who didn't show up.
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« Reply #2439 on: January 07, 2013, 9:17:25 PM »


I am trying to get to 25 minutes for two miles! I am close now that I am up to two miles, but I am also slow. However, we can only go faster from here! Good job! You ran two miles today. Lots of people just thought about it and ate Cheetos.

Big time. 
No matter how slow you were, you beat everyone who didn't show up.

I went for a stubby little run that was probably more of a jog but I don't care. I got outside, and when the phone rang and my heart attack subsided, thinking it was about Mom just up the hill, I got a call from my best friend.
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« Reply #2440 on: January 07, 2013, 10:34:33 PM »

I tried to go for a run this morning but I couldn't get my shoes on over all the band aids.  It was perfect running weather, too.  Surprisingly, I was jealous of the runners out there.  I don't think I've gotten to the point where running is a pleasure rather than a chore, but maybe I'm close.

Actually, it sounds like you have gotten to that point, but the blisters are obscurantist.

It's not as exciting as the other accomplishments I read about regularly on here

Sure, it is.  If you feel like it's an accomplishment, it is.  And that's exciting.

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« Reply #2441 on: January 08, 2013, 8:39:16 AM »


I am trying to get to 25 minutes for two miles! I am close now that I am up to two miles, but I am also slow. However, we can only go faster from here! Good job! You ran two miles today. Lots of people just thought about it and ate Cheetos.

Big time. 
No matter how slow you were, you beat everyone who didn't show up.

I went for a stubby little run that was probably more of a jog but I don't care. I got outside, and when the phone rang and my heart attack subsided, thinking it was about Mom just up the hill, I got a call from my best friend.

That's great, TZ. I'm so glad you're able to get yourself out. Please know that I, like so many others, am thinking of you these days, and wishing you the best as you go through this difficult transition in your life. Peace, maybe not now, but eventually.
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« Reply #2442 on: January 08, 2013, 9:37:37 AM »


I am trying to get to 25 minutes for two miles! I am close now that I am up to two miles, but I am also slow. However, we can only go faster from here! Good job! You ran two miles today. Lots of people just thought about it and ate Cheetos.

Big time. 
No matter how slow you were, you beat everyone who didn't show up.

I went for a stubby little run that was probably more of a jog but I don't care. I got outside, and when the phone rang and my heart attack subsided, thinking it was about Mom just up the hill, I got a call from my best friend.

That's great, TZ. I'm so glad you're able to get yourself out. Please know that I, like so many others, am thinking of you these days, and wishing you the best as you go through this difficult transition in your life. Peace, maybe not now, but eventually.

+10 to what T_F said.
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« Reply #2443 on: January 08, 2013, 1:05:26 PM »


I am trying to get to 25 minutes for two miles! I am close now that I am up to two miles, but I am also slow. However, we can only go faster from here! Good job! You ran two miles today. Lots of people just thought about it and ate Cheetos.

Big time. 
No matter how slow you were, you beat everyone who didn't show up.

I went for a stubby little run that was probably more of a jog but I don't care. I got outside, and when the phone rang and my heart attack subsided, thinking it was about Mom just up the hill, I got a call from my best friend.

That's great, TZ. I'm so glad you're able to get yourself out. Please know that I, like so many others, am thinking of you these days, and wishing you the best as you go through this difficult transition in your life. Peace, maybe not now, but eventually.

+10 to what T_F said.

Y.E.S. You are doing an amazing job of trying to take care of yourself during a difficult time.

Hugs.
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« Reply #2444 on: January 08, 2013, 2:08:27 PM »

Hugs, TZ. Be gentle with yourself.
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