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Monday, May 2, 2011

Running the Numbers


1:57:18 - chip time
0:01:50 - PR
13.1 - miles run
131 - approximate number of times I thought about what I would write on my blog
14 - out of 107 in my age group
231 - overall out of 913
14:25 - finish time for The Princess's 1 Mile Fun Run


2 - # of medals we brought home
2 - # of PRs
1/3 - mile into her race before The Princess wanted to start running
4 - times I stopped to puke (in the grass) after seeing my girl off at the starting line of the fun run while heading to the restroom
20 - approximate times Bean asked "Mommy throw-up grass, why?" throughout the rest of the day
0 - # of times I have puked after (or during) a race or run before this
1 - # of times the cranberries my salad at dinner reminded me of puking up cranberries and oatmeal that morning
2 - mile when my hands stopped freezing
4 - # of times I got a snowflake in my eye while running
3 -inches of snow I scraped of my car before leaving for the race
11 - mile when seeing Alicia at the aid station made me smile
12 - mile when I looked at my watch and wondered if I could do it
13 - mile when I knew I had it


0 - times I took an energy gel
1/2 - swallow of Powerade
7 - mile when my broken toe felt like it was ON FIRE
10 - mile when my broken toe went completely numb
5 - # of times I wondered why I put in for the St. George Marathon lottery
12 - mile I spent constantly swearing in my head at the golf course hills
70 - approximate number of hills on the golf course (maybe a slight exaggeration) that made my legs hurt on the uphill and my stomach hurt on the downhill
5 - awesome miles I ran with Farrah before she stopped at a potty
4 - times I slowed down to take a few gulps of water at an aid station
132 - approximate number of times I thought about seeing my family at the finish
10,000 - number of times running made me smile over the weekend



81 - # of the winning comment selected by Random.org for the Auria Exceed Earphones giveaway. Congratulations Rachelle Wardle! Email me at ihaverun@hotmail.com so you can get your headphones!

21 comments:

  1. What an awesome PR! Congratulations!

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  2. SUPER CONGRATS on the PR! Love this post. So fun! I hear you on the snow and the freezing. No gels? Great Job! Love the pics:)

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  3. Nice time!! I was laughing the whole way through reading!!

    It's funny the things we think about while running :) even more so racing!

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  4. It's all ok once it's over and done. All WORTH it! BIG Congrats on the PR!!!!!

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  5. Umm, puking? I love that you actually have a tag for puking, btw!

    Congrats to you and your daughter! You look so sweet together!

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  6. Nice job on the PR. For some reason, whether I run a 1/2 or a full I wonder why I am still doing this. This time I was so busy making sure I was maintaining the pace and keeping that dumb sign held up against the wind that I didn't think much about it.

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  7. Way to get that PR! Snow, in May? Sorry you didn't have better weather...

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  8. this post is awesome! and yeah...the snow this weekend...not so awesome. where did that even come from. CONGRATS on your race!! I always think about what I am going to write in my blog too...haha.

    CONGRATS to RACHELLE! she will be so pumped!

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  9. Yay I am so excited I won!!

    Congrats on your new PR that is amazing in the crazy weather. I put in the lottery for St.George too girl. I hope we all get in! :)

    P.S. I had no idea you lived in Utah. We totally need to get together sometime. :)

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  10. Way to go on the PR girl!!! That is awesome! I'm sorry you had a pukey tummy though, that is no bueno!

    Love the little one's first race pic and medal, she is too cute!

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  11. Congratulations on your excellent (and hard-earned) PR!!!

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  12. Yay for making you smile!! Love the numbers recap. What's with the puking?? Were you dehydrated? I think we will have to pace each other to 1:55. Your time was 3 seconds faster than my last 1/2 time. I'd say we're a match made in heaven. Now if we could ever just get together and RUN! :)

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  13. Congratulations! This is an awesome post - I love it! Thank you. You are an inspiration to me and I will be thinking of your determination and perseverance when I run my first full in two weeks!!

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  14. Congrats on the PR (even if it did involve puking!). And 14:25 seems really fast for a mile for your daughter - you're going to have a little speedster on your hands!!!

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  15. CONgrats! PR even with no gels and some puke time? Holy!!

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  16. Awesome job! And a new PR! That was some wickedly wild weather on Saturday! I hope your toe feels o.k. now. I'm so sorry you threw up. I've had that happen a few times and it's no fun!

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  17. Such a FUN way to recap. CONGRATS on the PR.. weird about the puking..

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  18. Congratulations to you and your princess on the PRs! The puking does not sound like fun. I'm glad that everything turned out alright and that you smiled a lot!

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  19. 3 - The first digit of your future marathon PR. If you're knocking out sub-2 HM's, it's only a matter of time! Just maybe avoid those delicious cranberries.

    And your Princess is a superstar, both for her finishing time and that hat.

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  20. Love your re-cap! I was at the Thanksgiving Point Half too!! I LOVE this half. My absolute favorite. I was much, much slower than you as I was coming off some injuries and sickness, but I had a wonderful time nonetheless.
    Congrats to your Princess too!

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