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You say compulsive, I say complusive

CompulsiveRunner

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Well, that was embarrassing.

I signed onto the new Loop on Saturday night, shortly after enjoying one adult beverage. It was fairly simple. Just fill in all the fields, upload a picture, press enter -- then OMG -- I SPELLED MY FREAKING SCREEN NAME WRONG. COMPLUSIVE? Really? You, the English major, the writer, the proofreader can't put the letters in the right order? What the hell is wrong with you?

Determined to fix things before anyone noticed, I started toggling and googling like a madwoman. But in the end it became clear that only the administrator could solve the problem. It took a couple of days before I could connect with Cliff, but he came through and now I can stop loathing myself. (The last time I was this embarrassed about a spelling error was in 7th grade when I was about to be crowned the school champion, but took my eye off the prize just long enough to get robbed by my 5th grade brother. On an incredibly simple word. I swear the judge said "eightieth" not "eighth." Still cringing from that one).

Anyway, a brief running recap.

  • Injured in March, had to abandon Boston training. 
  • Resumed in May or so. Back to about 25 mpw. No speedwork, just easy miles.
  • Used my downtime to get a little more compulsive about strength training. Pretty consistent now, thanks to a small group in Loopville, some of whom just killed their fall marathons.
  • Really inspired by last weekend's marathoners and ultramarathoners. Googling spring marathons now, but not sure my body can handle it.
  • Seeing a new massage therapist who's working on my terrible posture (which is probably a key contributor to my injuries).
  • Had to wear full tights, mittens, earband and two layers on top this morning. Not ready for that.
  • Planning to "race" a double (5K +10K) with Chris (NC Athlete) in November. There will be pie afterwards.
  • Having a ton of fun encouraging a friend who's running her first-ever half marathon in November. She's 56 (just a kid :D) - and never believed she could do something like this. It's such a kick to be there when she hits new milestones.

That's about it for now. One last thank you to Cliff (if he's reading this) for helping me put my world back in order.    

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Glad you're getting back in the swing of things, hope more running means more writing!

I routinely make the same typos and it drives me insane. "Math" is ALWAYS "match" the first time. Don't know why. Definitely is often definately, even though I know that's wrong. "To" is always "ot" and the frequency with which Id othis is absurdly high. But I'm an engineer, not an English major, so I blame it on that.  

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I DNF'd a spelling bee in 4th (or 3rd?) grade, spelling "rough" as "ruff" :S 

Nice work on the strength training consistency! We all can do better with that.

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1 hour ago, Gonzo Runner said:

Glad you're getting back in the swing of things, hope more running means more writing!

I routinely make the same typos and it drives me insane. "Math" is ALWAYS "match" the first time. Don't know why. Definitely is often definately, even though I know that's wrong. "To" is always "ot" and the frequency with which Id othis is absurdly high. But I'm an engineer, not an English major, so I blame it on that.  

Definately is one of those unforgivable ones. Though I no longer have the right to make that statement.

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If your name was fixed within the last 12 hours, I didn't notice yesterday. Of course, I'm not the best proof reader.  

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34 minutes ago, StinaQ said:

If your name was fixed within the last 12 hours, I didn't notice yesterday. Of course, I'm not the best proof reader.  

Nope. Just fixed this afternoon. 

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2 minutes ago, NavEng said:

It took me forever to notice it in your title. 

Glad to hear that. I guess our brains see what we want them to see.

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2 hours ago, DrWhiskers said:

I DNF'd a spelling bee in 4th (or 3rd?) grade, spelling "rough" as "ruff" :S 

Nice work on the strength training consistency! We all can do better with that.

DNF a spelling bee - love it!

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I missed it entirely, so it's potato, patahto to me. :)  I hope you can get back to your strong marathoner self soon... I know the pain of dreams deferred and you were always so kind to me during that. Hugs! 

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Now JFR can stand for JF..rite (write).

Is amazing isn't it how much we can still learn about how our bodies work?

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ComplusiveRunner? Sounds like a runner addicted to doing sums...hmmm that's probably me!:o

Oh and my typing dyslexia is always "teh"

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44 minutes ago, ChocTop said:

ComplusiveRunner? Sounds like a runner addicted to doing sums...hmmm that's probably me!:o

Oh and my typing dyslexia is always "teh"

Or maybe a plus-sized runner.

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50 minutes ago, ChocTop said:

 

Oh and my typing dyslexia is always "teh"

I more often type "tge" - I keep having to remove it from the list of learned words on my phone.

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6 hours ago, DrWhiskers said:

I DNF'd a spelling bee in 4th (or 3rd?) grade, spelling "rough" as "ruff" :S 

Nice work on the strength training consistency! We all can do better with that.

Funny how we remember our spelling bee disasters. "Bruise" was my downfall at about that age.

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I once spelled my BFs name Besty on her birthday card rather than Betsy. Ugh. Haunts me.

I will stop being a bad influence re: marathon-ing.

PS. I really don't like to write because I'm not super creative like Gonzo so please don't get out your red pen when reading my bloops. 🙄

(Fivestarks)

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Hilarious about the spelling error. 😂 good to see you’re running and having fun cheering on a new runner!

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