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Sunday, May 31, 2009


Just curious do we know where and when we are meeting on Thurs. the 18th or are we just meeting up before the race? Are we meeting to decorate vans? Is the time for starting still 11:45a.m. on Friday and do we know for sure who is running exactly what? Sorry, I just turned 40 so my mind isn't what it use to be. Just Kidding (actually I'm totally serious, unless it is written down I have no clue.)Zhalore tell me what I need to do for van#2. Coolers?, copy of the Race Bible so that our #2 drivers can follow the course and be navigators? Who and how much do we need to pay $ to for the shirts? Do we have shirts for our drivers? Do we have vans? Sorry I know I sound like such a OCD mom but just curious. Thanks for all your doing O Captain my Captain Zhalore!!!!

I'm in shock!!

I ran 8.5miles on saturday. Everyone sitting down in a chair with a back? My pace was 7:49. I'm still in shock! I can't believe it! Is it the new shoes, the 5 mile tempo runs or my new running partner? I really don't care just excited! It is making me want to train for a marathon. What am I thinking?! HUMMMM, or maybe a 1/2 marathon.....

Well I can't wait to see you guys! We are leaving the 10th. We should get as many as we can together and do a run. What do you think? See yall soon!!

Friday, May 29, 2009

OH MY GOSH 20 DAYS....What?

Is this timer really working? I had so many emotions go through me when I saw that 20stairing back at me. Excited, nervous, panic, more excited and a little more panic. I can't wait to see you guys again. I'm ready for another ab work out. Can't wait to laugh and enjoy the company! Hope I'm ready for my hill.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

What the crap?

I don't know if the Marathon sucked all the life out of me or what. I ran 12 today and I felt like I had never ran before. I took a week off to try and feel my quads as they normally should and so Tuesday I did an easy 5 and today I thought I can go far. I only did an 8:30 average and I am not pregnant just old and tired. Karleen are you announcing something if so wooohooo girl you rock and if your not announcing something woohoo you still rock. I can't even function prego let alone run. I am so excited to be with all of you and instead of making myself sick with worry I am just going to come and laugh my head off with all of you and do my best. I feel like I have the endurance but not a tremendous amount of speed increase. (It's cause I turned 40) Can't wait to play I just hope the weekend we run it will be a little cooler instead of hotter.

Time for a new quote!

I pulled out my training log for the first time in a long time. It wasn't to write down my miles but to look for a new quote. I think I like the funny quotes the best. I don't know, but maybe it's because I like to laugh. So I picked this one...
"The only reason I would take up jogging is so that I could hear heavy breathing again."
- Erma Bombeck

Blah Blah Blah

You guys make me sick. I am too embarrassed to post my times, that's why I don't put my training on here. I ran 10 Sat. but I could never post my time. Karleen if you consider an 8:49 as slowing down than I really suck. I was tempted to tell everyone I was pregnant just to get a little lee way on my time but I guess that wouldn't work with you in here kicking butt still. I am training and will keep training but I won't be posting any times. You guys are awesome and amazing. I Love You!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Karleen's training

I will post just so Sarah feels better. I ran 8 miles this Saturday with quite a few heels. My pace was 8:49. This baby sure has slowed me down, but I am still really excited and can't wait to see you all.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Where are all my running peeps?

I guess it's just Deni and I...You guys better start getting on here and getting excited for the RACE. It's coming up FAST! Deni, we usually all go to the store together and by food for the race. And there are plenty of restrooms! I had to laugh when you were telling about your dream, becuase I had a similar dream before my first relay. You are going to have soo much fun! It's so nice too, because you have a team behind you rooting you on. It helps with the nerves! Can't wait to see you. When is your tri-athelon? I would love to start doing them, but I can't afford a bike yet and I really got to work on swimming.

Well hope you all had a great Memorial Day! Well I hope I see more of you on here soon. Excited to see you all!

Sunday, May 24, 2009


Ok Ladies - after reading Sarah's last post, WB filled my dreams last night.

I woke up this morning with questions....

What do I do for food? Do we bring snacks, etc? I'm assuming we do. (I don't expect to be fed, I'm just wondering what you all do for fuel.)

Also, part of my dream was waiting for Nikki to hand the baton off to me (Not sure who will actually do that, but in the dream it was Nikki) ... and I had to use the rest room. Of course I couldn't find the dang was like walking through a place naked - you know the dreams. Hopefully my husband didn't get an ear full in the middle of the night. If he did, he's forgotten it.

Anyway, I'm assuming there are several restrooms throughout the routes??? Although, if this race is anything like the others I've done, who needs a cleanse?

I think that's it for now. I'll admit, I'm a little nervous running with you all....

Saturday, May 23, 2009


Hey guys just had to let you know about my great run this morining. I ran a 10 miler at an 8min pace. That is AWESOME for me. I think the fastest average pace on a 10 miler has been 8:45. So I feel pretty good. I went with one of Erika's friends from HS and College. We are planning to run another 10 next Sat. I'm just really excited and proud of myself, so I had to share it with you. WB is coming up fast! Hope I'm ready for my 8 mile climb. Hope training is going well for all of you. Can't wait to see you all and meet those I haven't met yet. Happy Training!

Monday, May 18, 2009


This morning I went to Salem and rode my bike and then ran. I have a triathlon coming up in 2 weeks, so I thought I'd just go and gauge an approximate time for myself so I'm not too hard on myself later. Anyway, as I was getting out of my van I lathered myself up with a great product, when I say lathered, I really just mean I rubbed it under my arms so I wouldn't Chafe.

Then I thought of the e-mail or blog post or whatever it was that talked about chafing in the last race that you all did so I thought I would share if you don't know what the product is.

It is called Body Glide. It is a must have! It is water proof, and as you start to sweat, it protects your body from chafing. It's almost like vaseline, but not quite.

Most triathletes use it, and I don't know how many runners use it, but you can put it under your arms, on your feet if you tend to get blisters, between your legs, if you're like me and you've allowed yourself to get a little too chunky there. (I'm sure none of you are like that, but I am and so...)

You can find it at any running store, or triathlon store. It will cost you about 10 bucks and it looks like a stick of deodorant.

It will save your precious little body.

The end.

Hey Marathon Kim!!!

How did it go?!?!?! I want to hear about it!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Start Time

Hi ladies!

I got an e-mail today with our start time, as I'm sure you all got it too. Looks like we start at 2pm - whew!

...right in the heat of the day.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

I Am Back In the Game

Well I wasn't to worried about my legs so I was taking it easy. Then they changed the legs and now I am leg 6 and my first run is like 7 miles up hill. So now I am freaking out. Lori is getting nervous to so she will kick my butt into gear. No worries, right. We are upping our miles and putting in more hills. I am way excited!! Looking forward to feeling like I am going to through up and die. My kind of work out.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Happy Birthday Karleen!!

I had to let my little sister know how much I love her. I can't imagine growing up without you with me every step of the way. You are so amazing. You are so natural at so many things and beautiful even when you run all night, no make up, and sweaty hair. We are love you so much and couldn't ask for a better little sis. Wish I could be there. Love you ton!! Have a Great Day!!

KIMS 40!!!

Just wanted to give a birthday wish to my sweet, awesome, amazing, tuff, beautiful sister who is turning the big 40 today!! I think she is handling it okay but just in case her sisters sent her a package with tools of how to deal: grandma panties, support hose, reading glasses, and a big support bra because we heard that when you hit that age group they sag!! (It was the biggest thing I have ever seen a 50G, it fit on my head and then some, and I have a big head??!!) Love ya sista and I wish I could be there to celebrate!! Your my hero and I love ya!!

Dont hate me for putting this up!!