The Great Pumpkin run

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Member Since:

Sep 14, 2008



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

marathon pr:  2:59:49.  Saint George 2011

Praire Spirit 50 mile winner 7:36:30 2013

I accidentally ran 100 miles in November 2013.  it was hard.  I threw up a lot.  decided to do a better job next time

I did it again on purpose October 2014--Heartland 100 winner and CR 17:38:37

Heartland 50 winner May 2014

Psycho Wyco 50k winner February 2012


Short-Term Running Goals:

sleep more than 30 hours a week.  run a marathon this year anyway





Long-Term Running Goals:


Sub 3 hour marathon--SOMEDAY!  Done!


New long term goal:  pr in any distance before 40










I'm a single Mom.  I work all night as a Paramedic and chase my two daughters all day so I don't sleep.  I miss when I could just go out and run every day. It will happen again.  I'm retiring at 50 with my public service pension.  11 more years and Mama is gonna rest.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Mizuno Waverider 12 Lifetime Miles: 333.61
Nike Air Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 507.20
Pink Pegs Lifetime Miles: 595.58
Pink Nike Avant Lifetime Miles: 624.04
Crappy Asics Lifetime Miles: 146.72
Adidas Adizero Mana Lifetime Miles: 113.32
Blue Avants Lifetime Miles: 653.33
Crocs Lifetime Miles: 18.08
Lunarfly Lifetime Miles: 468.47
Total Distance
Blue Avants Miles: 31.25Lunarfly Miles: 12.49
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

8:07 AP.  County line road plus sienna ranch.  Windy!  Got this Kings of Leon song stuck in my head..."I could really use somebody".  Actually they are a pretty awesome band.

Blue Avants Miles: 8.29
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

8:06 AP.  Nice cooler temps.  I am so tired and sleep deprived that I figured this run would stink and it first it was very lethargic but enjoyable.  My legs and mind seemed to come alive a little at the end though.  Mile 7 in 7:20 and last .49 at 6:37 pace.  First time my legs have ventured to sub-7 pace since the marathon.

Lunarfly Miles: 7.49
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

8:13 AP.  All dirt roads. county line route plus 143rd.  still freaking hot in the afternoons here.

Blue Avants Miles: 7.59
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

8:00 AP.  mostly dirt but 4 miles running into and around town. It is still freaking 82 degrees in October!  Bring me some fall weather PLEASE!  Felt sluggish and hot but the last few miles began to feel a little better as the sun started to go down and the temps started to cool.

Blue Avants Miles: 9.66
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

8:08 AP.  Windy day!  Just jogged around Sienna Ranch.  5k tomorrow.  I am not expecting a PR or even a decent time since my legs are still pretty blah but it will be nice to at least get them cranking a little bit.  As for the Avatar costume--remains to be seen.  I tried it on yesterday and then decided to go running around the yard to see how it felt and my mom took pictures because we both wanted to know what the tail would do.  I think it was too tight on my big freaking butt and I tore a seam.  So, we will see if it is fixable tonight.  Oh yeah, and the tail looks hilarious.

Lunarfly Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Race: The Great Pumpkin run (3.14 Miles) 00:21:10, Place overall: 4, Place in age division: 1
Total Distance

I debated on even making this a race report but what the hey, may as well.  Basically,  a good friend of mine's husband just got back from US Marshall school and his coming home party was last night, and I had more beer than is ideal before a morning race.  Legs are so freaking stale from the marathon.  Wow.  So anyways, I could barely drag myself out of bed and I didn't much feel like running but Eddy was going to be there and I really need to drag out of this slump and at least run some sub-7 minute miles.  There is a giant hole in the butt of my Avatar costume, so needless to say, I didn't wear it.  Temps were lovely at 64 degrees but the 24mph wind with 33mph gusts was not lovely.  I decided to truly run this for fun and just keep it sub-7 and be happy.  We lined up and were off.  About 100 people bolted off the starting line in front of me like it was a 400 meter race.  I trotted along and eased into what I felt was a sub-7 pace and by the end of the first mile caught about half the rabbits.  After that I mostly held position.  The wind sucked and I didn't fight it too much.  I never reached oxygen debt and never really pushed.  I crossed the finish line with my worst 5k time in a year and a half and didn't care.  It did feel good to stretch the legs and it did make me more interested in truly racing again, because I have been flat and burnt out.  Oh, and I won a 13 pound turkey out of the whole deal!  Two more weeks of kicking back and then Houston training starts.  Hopefully after two more weeks of slacking I will have some motivation again, since it is sorely lacking right now.  I am still fighting this issue with generalized fatigue and I don't know what the deal is. 


Blue Avants Miles: 5.71
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
Blue Avants Miles: 31.25Lunarfly Miles: 12.49
Weight: 0.00
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