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fenwick_razzleberry last won the day on March 7 2018

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  1. Ehhh - not a free trip to Bermuda, but it's a free race while in Bermuda!
  2. I'm also here because the garbanzo'd one told me to. My year has been going pretty well. I finished my masters degree! I ran 8 half marathons this year. I paced 3 of them, and successfully paced 1 of them. I am now up to 68 lifetime pikermis! I haven't run a full marathon since 2016, but I am currently signed up for 2 (Illinois Marathon and Grandma's Marathon) and am in the lottery for Chicago and New York, where I will win -$500ish in entry fees if I get both. Ouch. Is anyone else signed up for a late April marathon who would want to be an accountability buddy? Back to the pacing - I've started pacing with OnPace, based out of the Green Bay area. They have been pacing the Zooma women's races and are quickly expanding. Through them, I'm excited to be pacing the Zooma Bermuda Half Marathon in February! Getting to Bermuda will involve me spending the night in JFK Airport... but then I'll be in Bermuda! I ran across Iowa in June with my relay team, Runderbolts and Lightning. We've run other Ragnar races together, and we get along really well even though we're from all over the place. I'm finding it hard to know what to write about...which means I should bloop more often. Catch you on the flippy floppy!
  3. Unless Snap, Crackle, and Pop make a triumphant return...
  4. Thanks for all the love on my last bloop! I just dropped to the half for Flying Pig. No way around it, I didn't train. Bright side is that I will have more time to eat Holtman's Donuts after the race and I can add another state to my completed half marathons. I've been grappling with this decision for the last couple weeks, and even though I won't get a finisher's jacket, I just want to enjoy my Flying Pig race. I'm in charge of a Women's Couch-to-5k running group here and we have 105 ladies signed up. Last week and today the weather sucks, but otherwise it's great! Half marathon #53 in Washington, IA this weekend. I'm excited to have some time to myself to just relax and enjoy running. Hopefully, I'll have my act together enough to give a RR next week, but it surely won't be as exciting as all the Boston bloops. Have a great day tracking our runners!
  5. Hey Loop! It's been a while. Last year I got burned out on running. 2017 was the first year since 2010 where I hadn't completed a marathon. I started a 6-day-a-week kickboxing and resistance training program after winning a 10-week session at a silent auction from a 5k, and about week 6, I found out I actually liked it. The miles because fewer and fewer, with the occasional 5k. But I'm also broke as a joke, so I volunteered a bunch as well to keep my FOMO at bay. I signed up for the Flying Pig Marathon (#14) and wrote a training plan in my calendar. Then January and February happened, and as a band director, it came with late nights with pep band, jazz band, honor bands, musical rehearsal, judging gigs, and not running. Now, I'm 2 months out from a marathon and feel like I'm going to have to "Cram" for this again just like I have done in the past. I'm disappointed that I keep doing this to myself. I am ok with dropping down to the half, but I will wait another month to do so, mostly because you get a Finisher's Jacket this year at Flying Pig for the marathon because it's the 10th year. They also have a pretty forgiving time limit (7 hours), so I feel like if I can get a solid 18 miler in before then, I can "survive." If not, I will run my first Ohio half marathon. In a couple weeks, I'm running Ragnar Tennessee (#4) with the team I ran Chicago with - Runderbolts and Lightning. Any of you folks going? In April, I have a half marathon in Washington, IA (#53) and then Flying Pig 2 weeks after. In personal news, I'm in a funk. I'm hoping the season change will help, but it's a struggle right now. As a people-pleaser, I need to remember to take care of me first before those around me. I'm looking forward to my 2nd summer of grad school at Kansas State and hope to keep my 4.0. Hope you're all doing well! Let me know if I'll see you at Ragnar TN or at Flying Pig! -FR
  6. I'm doing the marathon there! Let's hang out!
  7. This is my first post on the new Loop! Woot woot! While I'm sad the other one left, it was nice to see so many people sharing their appreciation of each other. Love you all! The last marathon I ran was 2016 Grandma's Marathon, where it was black flagged, hot AF, and I got the worst sunburn of my life and had to put medical grade burn cream on it. I had signed up for Kalamazoo Marathon in May, but I didn't go. I hadn't trained in the least and I just didn't want to. I was sick of traveling here, there, and everywhere. I can't wrap my mind around running more than 13 miles. So, I took the summer to try to find my love of running again. Turns out, I just needed a shake-up. In April, I won a 10 week bootcamp at a kickboxing place that started in July. I didn't really like it for the first 6 weeks, but since then, I've really liked the way it's challenged me to use muscles I don't use (hello, upper body!). Now that I feel like I'm "in shape" and will have something to keep me going in the winter, I signed up for the Flying Pig Marathon. Yes, it's hilly, but my only real goal is to get under 6 hours. They have a generous 7 hour cutoff, and looking at the results, some people even finished in 8+ hours. I will just need to work to take down some of my long run mental roadblocks. Cool thing is there's a finisher's jacket this year because it's their 20 year anniversary. Thanks to the Loopsters who gave their input on the race. Best thing about Cincinnati? Holtman's Donuts. It feels good to have a goal again, even if it is nearly 7 months away. Speaking of donuts, I'm doing a donut 5k on Saturday! RR and pictures to come.
  8. You're one of my favorites, Speet. Please keep bloopin'!
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