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Admit It-Aren’t We All Just A Little Crazy?

We are a crazy people, but we are the proud Running People!

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A few weeks ago I was at a meeting when someone said something that had us all cracking up.  She is currently training for her 23rd marathon and said that she prefers to do her training on her own.  She lives quite a distance from her training group and she said that her husband thinks she is crazy for doing all of this.  Therefore she runs close to home so that she isn’t away even longer than she already is with all of the training.  That makes her training more tolerable for the both of them.

The idea that her husband thinks her marathon training is crazy made us all laugh because it was pretty funny.  I think we were also all secretly laughing because we completely understand.  Most of us have significant others, family members, and/or friends who think we are slightly mad for our running habits.  Most people think…

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“Cinderella” Supporting Roger Reed

Friday (TGIF), September 12, 2014
12:00 P.M.

First off, I wasn’t able to blog yesterday, but I hope everyone had a safe time running as we all remembered those who were lost or injured on 9/11/2001. We can’t ever have that day on our minds enough. The more we reflect on that day, the more we can be aware to stop another tragedy such as that from ever happening again.
Yesterday went on as any other day for me, though, and your probably wondering why the heck I have that title the way it is. It’s so true, though!
I swear I’m gonna change my blog name to “Injured Runner”. A pulled hamstring was the last fun stunt my body pulled on me, and Monday was the first I was able to run in a few months. It just wasn’t healing!
I have this thing I do, though; or rather, what I don’t do.

• When I’m injured, I can’t run.

• When I can’t run, I get depressed.

• When I get depressed, I don’t do things right.

• If I don’t do things right, people get mad.

• If people get mad, they do rash things.

• Someone could die.

We can’t let people die.
I try not to let myself get depressed by not looking at races on Tristate Racer.
So when I was asked by my boss if I was running in “the race” tonight, I had no clue what she was talking about. A race?! Here?!! I wanna go!!
Let me tell you what, I have a great boyfriend who decided we could skip the date we had planned and he said he would take me to the race. I hurried in my cleaning, trying to get off the clock as soon as possible. Registration started at six and it was five already. I still had to go home and change.
I felt like Cinderella getting to go to the ball, as long as she finished her chores.
The race was to raise money for Roger Reed, who has stage four Pancreatic Cancer. My heart goes out to him and his family. Even though I personally just met Mr. Reed, my boyfriend Jacob and his family have known him for a while. I knew only of him by the fact that he owns a funeral home downtown, until the week I started hearing his name everywhere. At the store, at church, at work. When something tragic like this hits a small town, everyone knows about it.
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(Roger Reed and my boyfriend, Jacob.)

357 people had registered for last night’s run. I felt honored to run with everyone in support of this man.
Three of the people there I’ve seen at every race I’ve ran in so far. Johnny Clay, Christina Blackburn, and Allan Horowitz. (I hope I spelled those right!)

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The last time I talked to Johnny, he told me he and his girlfriend have the goal of 66 races for the year! And let me tell you what, they can win them too! I’ve seen Johnny and his girlfriend win some races, (he received second place this time).
Allan has this happy-go-lucky air about him, it makes running with him feel like a treat. He’s quite the joker, too, giving me the wrong the name at first, but showed me some stretches that will benefit me in the future.
The race went so well, and though I didn’t place and it was last minute, it was the perfect break in the week! (And to think I was bummed that I wouldn’t have been able to run yesterday, anyways!)

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You might be a runner if…

Haha this is spot on! By the way, please follow The Girl Who Ran Everywhere, her posts are great and this isn’t the first time I have reposed something of her’s.

The Girl Who Ran Everywhere

You might be a runner if… you’re driving down a road and starting doing the mileage in your head for the distance from your house down this very road and off that next side street….(this also applies to “you might be in marathon training if… 😉

you might be a runner if… new running clothes make you way way too happy. And you do happy dances/jumps like this:
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you might be a runner if You get excited on vacation to wake up early and run in a new spot. Bonus excitement points if it’s along a lake, a moutain side trail, or chock full of spectacular views.
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You may be a runner if… you 100% know that THIS is the happiest place on Earth (sorry Disney..,you’re out)
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You may be a runner if… you understand this little quote:
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You may be a runner if… a track workout makes you…

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A 5k Done, Another To Run – Stories Never Cease To Amaze.

Friday, April 18, 2014
9:10 AM

I haven’t posted in a while, but I’ve plenty to share.
My last 5k, which was last Sunday, was the Benji McDowell run, honoring the fallen first responders that many over look…
I was never told his story, nor could I find any information on it, but for a moment that doesn’t matter. All I know is that he was a firefighter who laid down his life when time came. He will be missed by his family, friends, and community.
We runners gathered to honor him, and those like him.
At this particular race, I met some members of the 5k Crew:

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Two sisters I met, Karen and Robin, embody the spirit of running without excuse. One had breast cancer and was hit by a car, they both have asthma, and among other problems they have faced, they both continue to run on. This proves that if we can run a little, we have no excuses! Running isn’t just physical, it’s mental and spiritual as well.

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I met other runners, such as Sue and Bobbi Jo, and there is nothing quite like the bond we share in running, gathering to support the families of these fallen first responders.

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Here’s my dad looking all “smexay” in the Breast Cancer Awareness sunglasses they were handing out.

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Ok bananas and apples I get, but it’s so cruel to put cupcakes and cookies there too!
My next upcoming 5k will be at the Kyova mall on the 26th. If anyone wants to run with me, go to Tristate Racer’s website to see when, where and to sign up.
Peace, love, and find inspiration wherever you run,

The running community :a family that unites for #MegsMiles

The Girl Who Ran Everywhere

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The running community is like one large family. I might not have ever met you, but if you reading this blog you either :
A-have seen the link on my fb and find me amusing so you’re reading it
B-you’re a runner who subscribes to my blog(thank you and btw you rock)

If there is one thing I have learned since I became a blogger, it’s that the running community truly supports one another. They band together as one, whether it be fast runners or slower…they come together in times of celebration and in tragedy. There are runners, everyday, out there chugging along and donating their miles to #Bostonstrong or training for the Boston Marathon to show their support for what happened 4/15/13.

The latest incident of runners bonding is today, January 18th. The running community stands as one as they dedicate all of their miles to a young woman…

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Christmas Eve Revelries

Tuesday, December 24, 2013
5:50 PM

Pre-Holiday cheer with friends and family! My Tendonitis is getting better, too. So far, I’ve played Kinect Dance Central and Sports. And guess what my main sport was? TRACK AND FEILD, BABY! And I’m STILL not hurting! I did hurdles, sprinting, long jump, discus, and javelin.
The dancing? It wasn’t easy, either, because I also did Zumba. Yes, it was crazy, but I loved it.
So this holiday, so far The Lord has brought me some sign of me healing and I’m happy about that!
So, while I’m sure I’ll be back in about one or two more weeks, I’ll talk about my favorite running music (for when I actually DO run with it). Here’s the list:

1. “This Life” – MercyMe (The Generous Mr. Lovewell)

2. “Light Up The Sky” – The Afters (Light Up The Sky)

3. “That’s How You Change The World” – The Newsboys (Restart) {This one is especially good!}

4. “Crush” – David Archuleta (David Archuleta)

5. “On My Own” – Ashes Remain (What I’ve Become)

That’s just some of the songs I like, but to be honest I don’t run with music much at all.
So whether you’ll be running tomorrow or playing games, or whatnot, I wish you a very merry Christmas!!!

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BTW that’s my hair in a fishtail braid!

Decisions

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

7:37 AM

 

  My foot keeps saying “ow”! I had my Dad check it out, and his thoughts are tendinitis. Soooooo…today I have up take a break from running and my foot is wrapped. Saturday is my second 5k so I’m taking it easy on my foot that I may do well during the race. I’m in pain and not taking ANY chances. It could have something to do with me not stretching well Tuesday before my run. 😦 

  Learning my lesson. Any tips?