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18 miler - Replying to Replies

katiegirlchasesinfinity replied to your photo “18 in 3:38:30, so 12:07 minute mile pace. Longest run in 6 or so…”

18! Weeeeee! Sometimes I think being married to a runner would be even harder than actually being the runner ;) great job!

Yup. People joke about Golf Widows, but Mrs. RRR is edging towards becoming a Run Widow with the marathon training right now.

losingitall replied to your photo “18 in 3:38:30, so 12:07 minute mile pace. Longest run in 6 or so…”

Good running,personally I think flat route wit no hills is tougher, the hills give other muscles a chance to be used, and others to have a break. Well done!

Plus, hills and variety make a run more interesting. And I always get a mental boost from powering over a hill; which in turn helps keep me going a bit further.

lagirlontherun replied to your photo “18 in 3:38:30, so 12:07 minute mile pace. Longest run in 6 or so…”

Congratulations!

Thanks! :)

Tumblr Tuesday:

Also, remember than anon is on for Talk to Me Tuesday (you don’t have to be anon, though.)

Tagged by betternikki

So, apparently, these are the rules to this game.
Rule 1: Repost the rules
Rule 2: Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and then make 11 new ones
Rule 3: Tag 11 people and link them to your post
Rule 4: Let them know they’ve been tagged

betternikki’s questions & my answers:
1. What is your favorite shape and why? - My favorite shape is one of my hand-drawn stars. They are cartoonish and a little different every time…they make me smile.
2. If your favorite running/athletic shoes could come in any color combination, what would you choose? - I’d want them to be bright, crazy colors, like dark hot pink and flourescent yellow.
3. What was your least favorite subject in school? - MATH. Gah. When it clicked, it clicked…but it rarely clicked.  It was mostly extremely frustrating, and I loathed it.
4. What food do you not like that you wish you did? - Onions. I like them if they’re cooked, but I wish I could eat raw onions on burgers or salads…it looks so good, but tastes so terrible.
5. If you needed to be rescued, what superhero would you hope would come to your aid? - That dog from the cartoons with the barrel around his neck. I always assumed there was hot rootbeer in there. Why hot rootbeer sounds good to me when being rescued from a snowstorm (I am obviously being rescued from a snowstorm in this scenario) is anyone’s guess.
6. What would be “somewhere over the rainbow” for you? - It was at my wedding. One of our best men actually wrote a version of that song for me to walk down the aisle to; my life has taken some serious twists and turns, and to be finally marrying the man of my dreams felt surreal,  like walking into technicolor world from shades of gray.
7. What’s something that was a huge childhood dream that no longer matters to you? - When I was growing up, all I wanted was to be a movie star; then I moved to California and went to a performing arts school and realized how far-fetched that dream was, and suddenly knew a life of constant auditions and rejections wasn’t the life for me.
8. Use their, they’re, and there properly in a sentence- together. - Their dogs are over there, and they’re adorable!
9. If you could meet me, what would you want to do? (If you wouldn’t want to meet me, then pretend that you would.) - Run a mud race with you! You seem like someone who could make that experience fun…plus, you’re a beast (in a fitness-related way)!
10. What’s something that really grosses you out? - Any bodily fluid except blood, and watching other people eat.  Eeeew.
11. What’s something that’s trendy/fashionable/popular now that you think is dumb? - High-waisted pants. I’m not sure if they’re still in fashion, but those were the most ill-advised fashion re-do ever created. 

My questions:
1. What is your favorite color?
2. Do you have a nickname, and if so, what is it and how did you acquire it?
3. What is your favorite fitness accessory (besides shoes) and why?
4. Have you ever had an imaginary friend? What was his/her/its name?
5. What activities/sports did you participate in when you were in school? Do you still do any of them today?
6. What is one thing about yourself that you wouldn’t change?
7. How many siblings do you have?
8. If you could take your ultimate dream vacation, where would you go and with whom?
9. What is your favorite book/author or song/artist?
10. Name one thing, besides fitness, at which you excel?
11. If you could choose, what would be your “spirit animal”?

I’m tagging these lucky ducks to participate next (if you don’t want to do this, no worries…and if you want to do this but weren’t tagged, feel free to do so and tag me so I can see your awesome answers!):
runlojorun
leannmean
ourtimetochange
jessicamaynard
sparrowrunner
losingitall
runningwithpump
x-opher
regainingmymoxy
christwalk
hayruns

Lotsa Responses

losingitall replied to your post: For my team, Friday is “Street Food Fr…

I find it tougher to run ALL flat, using the same muscles for 26.2 miles is hard. Hills make you use different muscles, giving other muscles a break.

That’s a good point, and for those of us in hilly areas (you on the South Downs, me here in the US), hills are just a normal part of running.

regainingmymoxy replied to your post: Executive Decision

A bit power hungry, aren’t we??

Moooahahahahahahhahah! I’m all drive and ambition ;)

turtleseyeview replied to your post: Fitblr? Runblr? Apparently this is a M…

I am excited to get back to where I can do errands on foot again, it’s so cool to see someone else does that. :-) Yay for you.

Yup, it’s good for you, good for the environment, and great for your neighbors (more parking spaces at the shops).

rhythmic-breathing replied to your post: Well this just happened - Brooks PureC…

Yay!!! The brooks pure shoes are sooo great!

I’m excited - these were the one pair of shoes I was keeping an eye out for. I think katebikerun recommended these to me a long while back in response to a question about more minimal shoes. I’ll let you know if I become a Brooks convert :D

On TV Finales …

trivialbob - I moved over here after St. Elsewhere so all I know is from the occasional repeat.

feelingthevelocity - yes, Scrubs that was a great show.

liftheavyrunstrong - Friends. Funny thing is I know I watched that finale, but right now I cannot remember a single scene from it! it may have been the wine ;)

The one finale that had me bawling was M*A*S*H. I was up late alone staying with cousins - nobody else was interested (this was back when I lived in the UK and M*A*S*H was on always late on BBC2 so prob had a smaller audience).

I cried beyond the “ugly cry” I cried until my nose ran and I couldn’t see anymore! A total mess. Thank God nobody else knows about that, it would be so embarrassing! … Oh damn!

Done with negativity for the day.

amandafullofhappiness replied to your post: my eating yesterday does not determine my value as…

just remember everyday is a new day :) dont let what you do one day determine who you are

aliblogsgradschool replied to your post: my eating yesterday does not determine my value as…

You are so right! You are extremely valuable regardless of food choices. :] Love you, Nikki!

catherinegetsfit replied to your post: the details of yesterday- under the cut in case…

Nikki, it takes so much courage to admit to a binge and post the details. This does not define who you are. Today will be better.

losingitall replied to your post: the details of yesterday- under the cut in case…

There is never any sense when the binge monster come to town. Whats done is done and its not really that bad. Its amazingly hard to put it all out there to be so honest, I hope you just move onto a new fresh and happy day. Please don’t dwell on it :)

arestlessmind replied to your post: the details of yesterday- under the cut in case…

We all have those days and it definitely took a lot of courage for you to admit it. Don’t worry about yesterday, just accept what happened and move on. Today is a fresh and new day!

shortmom replied to your post: the details of yesterday- under the cut in case…

I like your “moving on” attitude … it’s so important to remember that yesterday’s or last week’s screw ups don’t mean we’ll repeat them today. For me, owning up to the mistakes puts them on my radar so I will have less chance for repeat.

ariavie replied to your post: the details of yesterday- under the cut in case…

Remember how crappy a binge makes your body feel.Enough binge-enduced stomachaches will make you reconsider. I’m glad you’re not freaking out about it. That shows some progress right there! :)

Thanks everyone (and the ones I didn’t post)!

reinventyourlife replied to your photo: GPOYW- last year Halloween edition Unfortunately,…

You’re being negative again missy! You’re gorgeous and still look hot in that dress, I’m sure.

You totally read my mind my saying this while I was compiling this post.

Putting it all out there helped me assuage my guilt and also show that it’s not as bad as I felt it was. It also helped me see that if I have too many days like yesterday, I could be back at 170 by Thanksgiving. Yikes!

I’m going to make my next 2 days of eating the best they can be, enjoy my trip this weekend, try not to compare myself to my gorgeous, tiny sis-in-law, and get myself straight when I come back. Is it wrong for me to want there to be a noticeable difference between when they see me this weekend & Thanksgiving?

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losingitall replied to your post: Quest for Boston - A Change in the Weather

I need to find out what stride outs are!

Stride Outs are generally 100m repeats used as a final warmup before a full track or interval workout. The idea is to accelerate for the first 80m up to 85 or 90% effort, and then taper your speed to the finish. We usually do 6 sets of these before every track workout. I know that many times I may not feel great during my regular warmup, but then once we get through strides everything feels ready to go.

Also, my coach has me doing these at the END of at least two of my easy-paced runs each week, so that I get some extra speed work in on tired legs. Since my goal in running a marathon will be to maintain my pace even when my legs are toast, adding these to the end of normal training runs helps to simulate that type of effort.

losingitall replied to your photo: I don’t use headphones when I run, if I did, I…

I sometimes listen to music and on my long runs I take a marathon talk podcast with me, they are free to download and it’s all about running! I don’t take music to races though :)

reinventingaimee replied to your photo: I don’t use headphones when I run, if I did, I…

Usually wired. Mostly music. Sometimes a running podcast.

Running PODCASTS??? OMG! OK ladies, spill the beans - what do you listen to?

losingitall said: I ran my first marathon today, nothing like it in the world, go get that 11, I swear its worth it!                           

Congratulations! I am so excited for you. Being able to call your self a marathoner is a pretty indescribable feeling!

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losingitall replied to your postQuest for Boston - 500 Festival Mini Marathon Prep Tempo Run

I just love your pace!

Thanks so much! Working really hard to try and get to Boston :-)

Also….Mega kudos on a sub 4-hour time in your first marathon!! That was exactly what my goal was for my first in Chicago back in 2009. This is an accomplishment you should be really proud of…Congratulations!

almondsofjoy replied to your photo: The streak lives! Again, just a short 1.5 miler…

I HATE PLANTAR FASCIITIS!!!!!! IT IS THE WORSE THING IN THE WORLDDDDDDDD!!!!

I had always escaped this, so I never understood the potential horror. Mine’s not even that bad, but this is a totally sucky ailment. I feel for anybody that has had this.

losingitall replied to your photo: The streak lives! Again, just a short 1.5 miler…

I hope the PF doesn’t flare up too badly. It’s the weekend, that means I’m running!

Darn skippy! The weekend means running - and not in the dark at the end of a long day. The weekend means daytime miles out in the open with other runners to wave to and drivers that can see you (IF THEY’RE NOT TEXTING!!!) …

I’m already looking forward to 3 or 4 miles tomorrow. The forecast is for a sunny 70F. How can you pass up a December run in weather like that?

notjustrunnershigh replied to your post: Tag, you’re it! State 10 random facts about yourself, then go to your 10 favorite blogs and tell them that they are it! :)

So.. how long does it take a lawn mowing with just a scythe?

It’s faster than a weed wacker. I have about 1/3 acre lot, it takes approximately 2 hours to do the back yard, and 20 minutes to do the front.

My neighbor across the road had a ride mower, then edges, and then blows - and we take the same amount of time to do our front yards… and I’ve cut/edged and don’t need to blow.

runnorarun replied to your post: Tag, you’re it! State 10 random facts about yourself, then go to your 10 favorite blogs and tell them that they are it! :)

I did not read “cook”. Gave new meaning to “baking bread”. LOL.

You’ll have to ask Mrs. RRR …

losingitall replied to your post: Tag, you’re it! State 10 random facts about yourself, then go to your 10 favorite blogs and tell them that they are it! :)

The dog name thing, its universal, I was just known as the girl with the greyhound for years, but everyone knew my dogs name :)

I was walking our dog the other day and a very attractive woman watering her garden turns around and says, “hello handsome” and then looks up at me kinda embarrassed and says, “oh excuse me, I was talking to the dog!”

katie-girl-wanders replied to your post: Tag, you’re it! State 10 random facts about yourself, then go to your 10 favorite blogs and tell them that they are it! :)

best random facts EVER. also, your shoes and i could be twinsies! also, a scythe? REALLY?!

Well, thank you ma'am … and yes, REALLY!

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