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Showing posts from August, 2012

September is Runnerd Month

I put together the list for the Runnerd Photo-A-Day contest/event/whatever you want to call it. Here are the rules: Leave a comment letting me know you are going to participate. Post a photo that reflects the word of the day somehow. You can post on Instagram, Twitter and/or Facebook. Your images should be running or training or health/fitness related. On Twitter, make sure you include the hashtag #runnerdphotoaday with each post. On Facebook, be sure to follow the Runnerd page and include @runnerds in the comment for your picture. On Instagram, become my friend (ihaverun) and include @ihaverun in your comment. You will receive one entry for each picture you post (up to 30 entry possibilities). I can only count the entry if it is linked back to me somehow, otherwise I won't know about it. I am ordering the Runnerd prizes this week. There will be at least five prize winners, selected by at the beginning of October. I will post the list of prizes once I know exa


I've been in a funk the last few days. I don't know if it's the adjustment to sending my girls off to school or not running since the weekend (ellipticizing and cycling just aren't the same thing!) or what it is exactly, but I've just been blah all week. I don't know how else to put it. Maybe I should ask my husband. He's been thoroughly enjoying my cheerfulness! I bet he could put it into words. But he's not here and he'd probably be too nice about it anyway. That's just how he is. So we'll stick with blah. The Princess's first day of first grade. Bean started preschool the day before. The lack of running is because my leg had been hurting since my long run last weekend. My hamstring had been bugging me, but then it turned into pain that runs down the back of my leg behind my knee and into my upper calf. I've been icing and rolling like it's my job. And the leg is starting to feel better. Luckily cycling and ellipticiz

Meet Millie

I decided it's time to introduce you to Millie and share one of my favorite little corners of the world. Okay, maybe not the world. But I do love my Millie. And her little corner. This is my running board where I keep my training plan and motivation and where I scribble my moments of inspiration (but mostly just my interval repeats) while I am running. Below it is my Run the Slam plaque and medals. The rest of my medals are hanging on the other side of Millie. The hubs had the Believe medal hanger waiting for me after the St. George Marathon last year. My headbands, foam rollers and ball also hang out on that side. Sometimes my ball gets thrown across the room mid-run if I end up kicking it too much. Only once have I kicked it, making it bounce enough that it ended up running down the treadmill belt. Luckily it was on the side enough that it didn't take me with it.  The treadmill TV is pointless because it can't  hook up to satellite. I really don't like

Race Report (sort of): Timpanogos Half Marathon

Wow things have been busy around here! I'm sure the two people who still read my blog have been DYING to know what is going on in my oh-so-glamorous life. I'm sure you've been holding your breath waiting for a race report on a race I didn't even mention before it happened. But even with a new PR to shout about, life has continued marching on with or without the blog. So instead of a full blown race report, you get this...a bullet point recap of the race and a few of the other highlights from my life as of late. Timpanogos Half Marathon - I went into this hoping for a PR, but I thought it was a long shot. I set a PR there last year with a 1:52:39. I was shocked when I beat that at the Utah Valley Half Marathon this year in June with a 1:50:51. I remember when I wanted to get under 2 hours so bad. So I felt like under 1:50 was just crazy. But I crossed the Timp Half in 1:47:01. My watch  stopped keeping track of pace and miles when it hit 10.72 miles. So I had no ide

Traveling Gummy Bears

It's late, and I'm tired. But I love my I Have Runnerds , so here are the winners of the Haribo gummy bears: Emz Bethp262 Julie W. Clarinda Meredith M. Ellen Holley Susan S. Marti Messner Family Please send your mailing info to, and I'll get your gummy bears (coupon) in the mail right away! The rest of you...check back tomorrow for the details of my latest race, which I am still smiling about five days later!!