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Positive Day 47 When you run an Ultra marathon

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Yep I did! 50k! Which is 31.1 miles!!!!!!!!!!! I know right?! I met a gal at my daughters running club and we instantly clicked!! Its hard to find people who LOVE running distance! I was initially training for a spring marathon and then she suggested this 6hr endurance race. Her goal was a 50k. i thought why not?? I ran a marathon and 50k is "ONLY" 5 more miles. So I said what the heck and threw my hat in.
My last training run I did pretty well on pace and felt great

I did my first trail 1/2 marathon while training with my new peep

I did random things through my taper

I can still manage to keep my spare tire with 45 mile run weeks

I still crossfitted through taper

I was 2 pds lighter then last years marathon(I was shooting for 10 but oh well)

I was so nervous 2 days before the race I hardly slept. The day of the race my stomach was so sour. I carb loaded differently before the race and I dont think it was enough.
Before the race when I was freaking out. We started in the rain

With my running bestie

Another friend of mine drove by and took these shots. i felt so loved that day!

And at the end we were in a wind advisory ha

I walked 3 miles yesterday and I may look like this now but totally looking forward to lifting and leaning out again

I actually ran super slow and was trying to be disappointed with my 6hr40 min finish. Then my friend said this was your first 50k! You cant be upset by a race you have never done before! And she was right!! I will use this experience for the many more ultras I plan to run. Like the 40 mile trail race in December! I have found my new addiction!!!

Run happy friends!

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MAIA2011 4/5/2014 10:14PM

    You are the very definition of AWESOME!!!
WOWZA. So cool! emoticon

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ALOFA0509 4/4/2014 2:09AM

    Holy Shizz Bat Girl!!! 31 Effin Miles!! lol, you are sooooo amazing- I sit and debate 4 miles or 5... Your strength and Endurance is mind blowing , your just a Fkin Bad Azz!!
Party On Sista!!!

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GIRANIMAL 4/2/2014 11:06AM

    I am speechless. I didn't even know there was such a crazy-impressive undertaking as a 50K! You are my new hero. Forever. Period. emoticon

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IRP1114 4/1/2014 2:05PM

    WOOOOHOOOOOO! That is AWESOME!!!! Congrats chica!!! Looking good as always emoticon

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Who needs skinny? When you can ULTRA

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Oh to be skinny..sigh. Its a quest i have been on since having my last baby 4 years ago. WOW 4 years!! Awe. The dream keeps me tracking cals and obsessing over pants sizes. Until...I decided to train for an Ultra marathon! I quickly realized I cannot eat eat 1600 cals and run 35+ miles a week!! So I am gonna stay chunky, not weigh in and run a 50K!

I do seem to have deflated a bit. 1 month "progress"

I still lift just not as heavy

Ill keep running and save skinny for the others who want it emoticon

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MAMAK38 3/17/2014 10:09AM

    I appreciate this! We have similar body types, I've mentioned that to you before. I realized that my athletic body can't look like some other types. I have broad shoulders, thick quads, muscular calves...When I put on weight, it tends to settle in the middle. But if I keep the diet clean and get enough protein, watch out! LEAN MEAN MACHINE, lol! Keep up the positive vibes darling!

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GIRANIMAL 3/11/2014 10:42AM

    You are my rock star hero! emoticon

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ALOFA0509 2/26/2014 10:56PM

    Your an ULTRA Athlete!!!! Skinny Waif is for the Runway, yur body is in constant physical motion. You Amazing sista-

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MAIA2011 2/26/2014 8:12PM

    Hell, yeah!

Sparkle on!

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GETSTRONGRRR 2/26/2014 5:59PM

    Hardcore!! Find the right balance between distance running, heavy lifting, and nutrition....these are tough to do simultaneously, especially since distance running can be catabolic

Good luck.....stay strong!!!

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Positive Day 46

Friday, February 07, 2014

Kipping toes to bar in my med jog tank

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MRS.CARLY 2/9/2014 9:51PM

    great back muscles

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Positive Day 45 I wanna be the Biggest loser

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Ever feel like that???? Why aren't people telling you that you look anorexic or that you need to add bacon back in your life?? Yeah thats how I feel everytime i watch the biggest loser finale.
I was stressing the other day that I feel like I dont LOOK like a distance runner. I did 14 miles the other day!! Isnt that a distance runner????And still in my brain I am like I know I look silly and FAT! Yes crazy brain.
I ran w/o my knee socks the other day and in new shoes. I looked at the back of them to see how dirty they got and was surprised how muscular my legs are becoming!!!!

I am eating better again and trying to eat more organic and nonGMO , even my mayo!

Well I am not the biggest loser but but I am also not the biggest fatty. Put your crazy self in check if you ever get like me.

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ALOFA0509 2/14/2014 3:19AM

    OY your legs are Amazing!!!! I don't watch the show but I saw all the drama abt the winner and how thin she was.. Yikes!! ya she was very frail and thin, but yur competing for $250,000 if working out six hrs a day was gonna help you drop so be it-lol

14 miles!!!!! Bad Azz, and yes we would be doin the Pedi thing and drinking wine if we lived closer! Haaaa emoticon

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MRS.CARLY 2/9/2014 9:50PM

    Speaking of "biggest loser".did you see the winner?

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NODOOVERS 2/5/2014 9:05PM

  lady, yr legs look incredible!!!!!

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TAICHIDANCER 2/5/2014 6:43PM

    Honestly, I think those shows send the WRONG message. Great muscles in your legs...

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Positive Day 44 Obsess much?

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

OK so if you have "known" me even 2 months you know that I OBSESS over my stomach!! daily I think of scams to get rid of it!! Really I do. Hey!!!! you say, why not eat less???? emoticon
I read about these..yes I need 2. I will use them everyday for 1 month to see if they work!

Then I got to thinking(after i got over this might actually work feeling) when will anyone ever see me with out my shirt? If I was in a crisis situation and had to rip mine off right now, would people shriek in horror?

I guess i ll keep working on looking better in my clothes.

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TAICHIDANCER 1/28/2014 5:15PM

    Well, if you've been following my comments over the months you know that I think you are truly strikingly beautiful and I hope that you can stop obsessing. But I know the feeling: at 58 years old, I know my skin isn't going to entirely snap back as I reach my destination. Part of me wants to be a Calvin Kline underwear model and is depressed and the sensible part of me listens to my wife when she tells me how much she loves me no matter how I look.

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