Friday, December 26, 2008

2008 is Almost Done!

First of all, I have updated the run chart and the event calendar. Please let me know if I got it correct.

Secondly, please welcome Rachel! She will be joining our group! The group grows again!

Thirdly, make sure that you update your miles this weekend! Let us end this year with a bang!

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Finally, I would like to thank each and everyone of you for your support and inspiration in 2008. We did some amazing things as a group and as individuals. I don't think that I would have had the inspiration to attempt a marathon if it weren't for this group. It took two attempts but, you know what? Practice does make perfect and I learned a lot from Chicago that assisted me in succeeding in Las Vegas!

I find inspiration with this group all of the time. Meeting Petra, Maddy and Melisa in Chicago was a great experience. Watching and reading as people are setting up a meeting in Orlando for the upcoming Disney events brings back memories. PLEASE! Find the time to meet! It is so important to do so! I've read personal tributes to friends and fellow runners. Thanks, everyone! Thanks a lot!

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OK... Now that I've gotten all sappy and sentimental, you guys just get out there and exercise! Run! Walk!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

Thoughts on the Disney Meet Up

After trying to meet up with David Peach and MarathonGirl this past week (Maddy couldn't make it) it can be pretty tricky to work out a meeting.

I also see that NYLisa comes in Sat morning.

Here are my preferences since I am Goofy bound and have a race on Sat and Sun.

Saturday morning we (hubby and I, MarathonGirl and Maddy) will be running the half marathon. Given the 6 am race start, delays to get to the start line and a plan to run this one easy (goal to run 2:45 - 3:00 hour race), I don't expect we will finish the half until around 9:30 - 10 am. Hubby and I want to seek out massage and maybe some ice at the finish line area before moving on to help put us back in shape for Sunday. In addition, we want to get home early enough to get to bed and ready for a second rising time of around 2:45 am. preference for a meet up would be around 11:30 or 12 for lunch for around an hour or so. Maybe downtown Disney or somewhere near there - 192 has lots of places.

What is everyone else's preference?

If this doesn't work for everyone else, don't let us hold you guys back. I just don't want to be in the Disney area after 2 pm-ish because we want to get home (45 min drive) and prep for an early morning start before the marathon.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Are You Ready For The Weekend?

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Question - Does everyone want to continue this in 2009?

Leave a comment!

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Some of you are running a competition. Others are training. Some are on the taper to a competition!

Jim is running his race this weekend and dedicating it to his friend, Tim Feeney! It seems so appropriate!

I am running a comfortable 3 miles a day now. So relaxing...

Run, though! Walk! Motivate! It is good for you!

Remember to report your runs or walks in a comment here!

Share a Moment with Jim...

Share a special tribute with Jim.

His friend, Tim Feeney, and a fellow runner has passed on. Please read Jim's blog. I would want as nice a tribute when I cross that Finish Line.

I can't say anything half as nice as Jim has. Thank you, Jim, for sharing this personal, private moment.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Disney is Almost Here!!!

Hi folks - just another note on coordination for the Disney Marathon. We are at T minus 4 weeks!

Here is the list of runners I posted in October:

MarathonChris and husband - running Half and Full marathons (Goofy)
Maddy - running Half and Full marathons (Goofy)
Rachel - running marathon
Gordon (Running to Disney blog) - running marathon
Adam T - running marathon (update - won't be able to run)
NyLisa - running marathon

I think MarathonGirl is also running Goofy!

Is there anyone else we know of?

I was trying to figure out when we would all try to meet up. My husband and I currently do not plans to stay on property - but drive in each day. This usually means we leave the house around 2:45 am. Needless to say we will be in bed early on both Friday and Saturday nights! I think we will hit the expo on Friday (early).

One option for a meet up would be on Friday - but it would have to be around lunch time. Another option would be Saturday after the half marathon. That race should be over by around 9:30 - 10 am. I am thinking about trying to get a massage afterwards to help recovery before the marathon. Since we live on the other side of town (about 45 min East) - we would have to meet before we go home.

I was wondering if anyone else had any thoughts on what they might want to do??

Friday, December 12, 2008

December 12, 13, & 14!

Phew! I'm resting now (Charlie - cewtwo). Going to run some, but not a lot. I think that most of my minor aches and pains are gone now, so I'll give it a go this weekend!

I know that Marathon Girl Leslie is running the Madeira Beach Half-Marathon this weekend, so give her a shout out and wish her luck!

Now, how about you?

Report your miles here!

Monday, December 8, 2008


CONGRATULATIONS to TINA and CHARLIE for their finish in their respective marathons: California International Marathon and Las Vegas Marathon !!!!!!!!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

VRR - December 2008

Getting cold in Denver this time of year! Motivates one to keep moving! (or to go to the warmth of the house or club and a run on the treadmill)
Good luck! Report your runs!