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Finally a 20 miler with turkeys & I rickrolled myself.

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Last weekend's 20 miler was scraped because of my mountainbike accident. The pain was so annoying I just couldn't focus enough to get moving. I should have read SUAR's article on moving our asses when we really don't want to do anything. So after last weeks' "I'm in too much pain to fckn' run!" poutiness, I put all excuses aside and did my twenty miles Sunday.

I was running late (as usual); alarm went off too early, I was too sleepy to get up. Yada Yada. Finally at 7 I rolled out of bed -- the "dark and stormy" I had drunk the night before at a halloween party seemed to linger into the morning. In any case I had coffee, made a homemade eggmuffin, pitstop and then off to park at Gold River access point to the bike trail. When driving over, I felt a little rumble in my tummy. "uh oh" I thought.. The best was yet to come.

I started off on my run and within 1 mile I had to go potty. The 6 carrots I juiced the night before suddenl…

bad blogger bad blogger

Ok, i've been a bad blogger. No Excuses--especially since I was tagged by Beth at Tri-Girl Training Plan to provide 7 random facts about me.

Here are some random facts:

I like to sleep on my left side.
I am an AM coffee fiend. Just sugar please.
I have paid off all of my student loans, thank you very much.
I crashed on my mountainbike last week and got hurt pretty bad. Let's just say I look a little like OJ Simpson's girl friend. X-ray showed no broken bones but my wrist and knee were pretty tweaked. No more mountain biking, road biking or trail running in the immediate future. I can't risk another fall--and unfortunately, I am fairly clumsy.
CIM is looking good. I don't want to jinx myself but I am fairly happy with my long runs to date. This weekend, 20 miles.
I LOVE Love love WonderWoman stuff.
I subscribe to Trail Runner, Triathlete, Inside Triathlon, Runner's World, Vogue, Bicycling, and W magazine. I enjoy reading them while sipping on some wine.
I've …

Fauja Singh / The National News October 17, 2011

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This is awesome!!

Just in case you didn't hear, over the weekend, 100 year old Fauja Singh ran the toronto marathon, and in doing so set a world record. Fauja didn't start running until his 80s and has raised thousands of dollars for children's charities while running marathons. Congrats FAUJA SINGH!!!


http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/news/regions/americas/canada/oldest-marathon-runner-centenarian-toronto

Things I shouldn't say...but

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I'm a big mouth. Ok, I amend that... I say things without thinking them through sometimes. I can easily turn a budding friendship into something that is a bit awkward. I can't help it. Trust me i've tried and tried to censor myself but to no avail. There are people who love me anyway--people who know that I truly mean no harm but sometimes lack tact. There are so many things I censor and thus don't post here on trikarentri but i've decided to let loose.

I hate the people who just moved out next door to me. They were meth addicts (and I suspect from the weird nighttime traffic to their house) dealers as well. They were jerks who ruined my ability to sit outside and enjoy a beer or a glass of wine. I'm GLAD they moved to Wyoming. Yes I said "hate" and I stand by use of that word. Oh, and they were horders too.
I have HORRIBLE mood swings due to hormones. They are getting worse. All chemical interventions (i.e. BCP) have failed. Husband is upset wit…

Urban Cow 2011 WTF?

Last year I finished Urban Cow halfmarathon in 1:55. I haven't been training very consistently so I was sure I would be slower this year; but I was secretly hoping for a 1:53. Crazy!

Someone stole my headphones while I was in the porta-potty so NO music during the race.

IT Bands flared at mile 4.

Passed by a 60 year old woman at mile 2.

Looked longingly into the medical tent at mile 5 and wondered if they could give me a ride back to the start.

Kept plugging along and figured I might as well just finish the race.

At mile 10 I honestly thought "I HATE RUNNING AND I NEVER WANT TO DO THIS AGAIN."

Got to the finish line and was very proud of myself.

Ran into someone I knew 20 years ago (!) at the finish area. We exchanged contact information.

2:08 finish time this year. 13 minutes slower than last year so basically 1 min/mile slower. That's ok though.


So here's my dilemma: Of the 4 half marathon races in the Sacramento area, I have done 2 of them 3 times. (Urban Cow