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  1. Everyone I know who has done the Flying Pig loves it. But it's hilly, too, so.....
  2. MichaelV

    I said I'd be back.

    Great update. Sounds like you have some adventures in your future!
  3. MichaelV

    Barf

    Hope you don't have to have surgery.
  4. MichaelV

    Jolly Holly 5K

    Impressive! And a good read.
  5. I have now decided that life is too short to save my best running shirts. I'm going to wear the best one I have on my run today. Hope it doesn't chafe.
  6. The best part is I tend to wear all the crappy ones over and over and save the "nice" ones. Not sure what I'm saving them for exactly. What would be a good example of a run worth saving a shirt for?
  7. That's an awesome shirt! For shirts of shame, here are the closest I have: I have one or two shirts from races where I volunteered and didn't race. They are 5Ks, so I probably did at least 5K later that same day anyway That counts, right? Eventually, they started making separate shirts for volunteers that say "Race Team". I took 2 of them one year. But I didn't take one this year, so I guess I'm even. I have a shirt from a marathon where I was a pacer for the last 16 miles (there are reasons), so I didn't really run the full marathon. But there was a half marathon as well and it was the same shirt. But I didn't really run that course. I'm conflicted on this one???? Actually, I really don't care. Hardly anyone sees me when I'm doing endless loops of my small neighborhood and I wear more legit shirts on group runs.
  8. MichaelV

    I was running! Then I stopped.

    I can't imagine playing a couple of hours of football. I would have been injured in the first few minutes. Hope the hamstring gets better soon. I've enjoyed the extra blogs lately as well. I don't believe this will really ever attract anyone new as it is set up now. It's too hidden and private. It would need to have it's own cause/purpose, shtick, relevancy, public social media accounts, etc. Clearly nobody has time for that, so it is what it is.
  9. I'm so sorry you are going through this. I'm hoping for a break through.
  10. MichaelV

    A Tale of Two (Races)

    Very good read. I agree with Dave. Sounds like two pretty good races even with the stomach issues. I've developed a love of trails kind of over the same time period as you. Well...I really knew I already loved them and just needed to make the extra effort to go run on them.
  11. MichaelV

    Spectating the Spectators

    Why were you offered so many tissues? Were you crying?
  12. MichaelV

    doubt

    I know people who will keep running if the course is short to complete the distance. I actually wish I'd done that in my best half marathon. It was only 13 miles even by my watch.
  13. MichaelV

    No Doubt!

    Oh yeah. Nashville wouldn't be too bad to get to the area. Let me know. It's on my list for sure.
  14. MichaelV

    No Doubt!

    Great post and a great attitude. That bridge run is really impressive. I've been bundling up like I'm in Antarctica this week and it's not even that cold. Related to our other discussion, do let me know if you pick a 50K. It's always good to consider other options!
  15. I'm not sure how easy Land Between the Lakes is to get to, but everyone I know who has done it says it's their favorite race. It's a bit tamer for sure.
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