Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Yes, I Am Offically Nuts..Four Weekends In A Row!

First of all, welcome to my new followers Bryan, Lisbet, Jenni, Rachel, Heidi and Stacy!!

Well, it has been a week already. Sunday, I just rested....that means I did nothing:) I was a little sore from Saturday's rain run and thought that I deserved a day off. Monday night I got out and ran an easy three miler. I also did Jeff's 100 push-up challenge. I can now do 44 to 45 depending on the session and how tired I am. I sort of suck at this and might have to do an additional week to get to a respectable number. Congrats to James and Boomer! These two studs have already surpassed the 100 push-up goal:) I like them both...so I will try not to be jealous! Tuesday Kay had a varsity track meet and we did not get home until after 8PM. I was not able to get a run in...bummer:( Today, I had every intention of running a ten miler. Yea, that did not happen. Sadly, I was not feeling energized or motivated. I ran eight miles at an 9:30 minute mile pace...that is one minute slower per mile than what I usually run on my training runs. I just didn't have it in me.


Tonight Kay had another track meet...this time JV. She rocked it:) She took first place in the 400 meter dash!! Last night at the varsity meet she ran the 400 and took fifth place. She also ran in the 4 by 400 meter relay and her relay team took first! Tomorrow she has another varsity meet and she has to run the 400 meter dash again.


I was looking forward to having a weekend off from racing. Jenn at Running Sane left me a comment about running again this weekend. I was thinking, Jenn, what and the hell are you talking about I have this weekend off? I quickly looked at my racing schedule and freaked out just a bit!! Holy cow!! I have another half marathon on Sunday!! Panic has officially sunk in! What and the hell was I thinking when I signed up for all of these races? Good Lord....I signed up to run in the Lake Minnetonka Half Marathon! I have heard from several runners that it is a tough course with several challenging hills!! Oh crap.....seriously, I am feeling a little beat and am wondering if I should just run it as a training run or if I should try like hell to go super fast and try to PR again. I don't know if I will be able to pull it off. The good news is that there are pacers again...the bad news is that there are no pacers working for the goal time of 1:55. I don't know what to do and probably won't know what to do until race day. I am open for suggestions...please:) I am hoping to make it up to St. Cloud on Saturday to run with my running group...possibly run an easy 4 to 5 miles! I don't want to do anything super crazy due to the half marathon on Sunday.


After my Golden Valley 10K a few weeks ago I was left a comment from Rocco at Run Minnesota. He has been kind enough to post the last three of my race recaps in his blog:) I have been able to find so many other cool Minnesota bloggers because of him! Thanks Rocco...you rock!


I have been shopping for things for my, Woo hoo, I have 100 followers giveaway!! I will have all of the details sometime next week:)


I hope that everyone enjoys the rest of their weeks! Happy running, swimming, biking, lifting or whatever makes you happy:) Cheers to you!

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47 comments:

  1. Hi Julie,
    Nice job on the pushups! those are great numbers...also Way to go Kay she's doing fantastic!
    -Derek

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  2. Kay is a superstar! She must get it from her Mama! (wink wink)

    I can't believe you're doing another half marathon on sunday, we're going to have to think of some kind of nickname for you!!

    as always, thanks for posting my giveaways. I'm not usually like this with the freebies, when it rains it pours....

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  3. 400s and 4x400 relay... isn't that your race? Like mother like daughter.

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  4. Way to go on the push-ups girl that's Fab! Congrats for Kay's First place how awesome :)

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  5. Hi Julie,

    You PU numbers are very respectable! In fact my wife just told me she is jealous of your arms and shoulders from the pic above!

    You aren't crazy for doing another race. You are a runner and just doing what you do ... so go out there and have a great time!

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  6. Awwww, you had me at stud!

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  7. I love it that you forgot you had a half-marathon on the calendar for this weekend. How fun, a surprise race! You'll do great, as usual! Hugs, Julie!

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  8. Hi! just wanted to say that, and it's so nice that you're lookn' for a giveaway for the 100 followers.

    too cool!
    and i know your doing the carneros half in july. remind me when you're here again. we have to connect!!

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  9. You are so amazing!! I just reached 100 too and am thinking of something special to do!
    Love ya girl and go for it on the race!! Nothing holding you back!!!

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  10. Good luck with the half this weekend! Awesome job on the push-ups!

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  11. First... thanks for the shout out and good job on the pushups.

    Ok, so congrats goes to Kay! Good job, Kay.

    Wow, you really are putting in some racing time. You ask, "am I nuts". Well, the truth is anyone who engages in extreme exercise is, at least, a little nuts. That said, its alright to take a break if you need it.

    Anyway, you have a couple more days to make a decision to run the half marathon. If you decide to run it, I look forward to your race report.

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  12. 100 push-ups! Good for you!

    Another race! That would provide way too much anxiety for me. I can handle one race a month at max :).

    Have a great day! :)

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  13. Good luck. Last summer I was on a roll where I did about 7 in a row and might have continued but I went on vacation! I did enjoy all the races.

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  14. Julie, whatever makes you happy- so race your little butt off! Have a great weekend!

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  15. Wow, I like that you can handle all this racing! But a little break soon, OK?:) And how fun to run with speedster Jenn!

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  16. That's a lot of racing back-to-back. Wow.

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  17. I'll be doing four tri's in a row come summer. Looks like we are both nuts!!!

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  18. Wow, your daughter is really doing great! Congratulations! If you feel a bit tired, run the race as a training run. More time on the legs can do wonders. I run many races, but race very few. I stay injury free like that as well. I believe slow races help a lot with endurance.

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  19. Good luck on your half this weekend :)

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  20. Good luck this weekend, girl! You're crazy! And awesome job with the pushups!

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  21. You GO GIRL!! So many races!! I do the 5k's every saturday but that is nothing like doing half after half after half and maybe a couple of 10ks in there....WOW!!

    Thanks for your comment on my post!! Can't wait for the giveaway for 100 followers!!

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  22. You ARE crazy girlfriend! I could never do that, mentally or physically. But good for you! As to your pace this weekend--I would make a game-day, even mid-race call on it. See how you are feeling and then follow that instinct. Good luck!

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  23. Good going on those pushups! I can do only 25 at a time now, and not more than 50/day. Also hoping to get to 100. It is a slow process but I will get there.
    And yes, you are nuts in a very inspiring sort of way.

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  24. Yowzas girl- good look on the race this weekend! I can't believe you can do over 40 pushups in a row- that is amazing! I followed the 100 pushups workout for a while and got to doing 20 in a row max. I was still pretty proud of that :)

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  25. Seriously, how do you forget a half marathon? I don't think I could ever forget that! Great job on the pushups!

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  26. Oh, and you have something on my blog!

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  27. Hi, Julie! Wow- look at those arms!! I have seriously been inspired by you and am now going to do the 100 Push Up Challenge. I alsmost started last night, but thought I would barf if I tried doing any pushups after snarfing down 2 Rootbeer Floats:)!!

    You ARE crazy, girl! Good luck this weekend- you'll be amazing.

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  28. Crazy is as crazy does... :-) Now, about these push ups...

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  29. Good luck this weekend big sis! Make #4 a good one!

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  30. Yes Julie, you are crazy, but we all love you anyway or maybe we love you because of it! Most of us (ok me) are crazy too!

    Good luck on that half girl and congrats on all of those push up.

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  31. WOW, crazy race schedule. I think I'd fall off my chair if I suddenly realized I have a half on this upcoming weekend. Good luck, however you decide to approach it.

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  32. Holy cow racer woman, you go girl!!! Will be cheering for you from Denver, again, but my cheering voice is getting a little worn-out so it may not be as loud as last week ;). HUGS!!

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  33. Congrats on the push-up numbers! Those are awesome! I've got stuck around 30 haha

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  34. Crazy racer woman...that would be you :) I have a feeling whichever way you choose to run this weekend, you'll do just fine. You're a rockstar and that's what rockstars do!

    Congrats to Kay...she certainly takes from her momma :)

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  35. Congrats to your track star daughter!

    I think it is so funny you forgot you had a race this weekend . . . Maybe that's a sign you should take it easy at this race. :) Good luck!

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  36. Congrats to Kay on the running! And go you on the pushups!

    I'm tired just reading about your racing. Good luck this weekend.

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  37. Wow, your daughter is doing great!! Good luck on your race this weekend. You have some rock arms for doing 40 sum pushups. You go girl.

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  38. Congrats on your daughter's awesome runs; that is really great. You are my new idol on the push-ups, I abandoned my quest a while back :-( As for this weekend, play it by ear and see how you feel; make a decision that morning. No stress, no pressure.

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  39. You're not crazy. Just got a little race happy. Happens to the best of us ;)

    Hopefully your half goes well! It seems like with all the racing/training you've been doing you're well prepared. I hope you don't feel too burnt out during it and can rest after.

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  40. Hi Julie,
    I haven't planned to run a race this week. I'm going to run with Stefano the 10 km "Campus race" in Rome the 9th of May.

    I hope you have a nice run in a beautiful, sunny and warm morning! Good luck on your half this weekend :) Nice holiday May 1st tomorrow, International Workers' Day :)

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  41. I've heard alot about the 100 push up challenge for years but haven't ever taken part in it. Maybe one of these days :-) Hope you have a great half marathon this weekend!!

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  42. Wow, you are a crazy runner! Good luck this weekend! Thanks for all your kind words on my half last weekend. It meant a lot! :)

    Have a great weekend!

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  43. Yes-you are a crazy girl! I am more along the lines of 4 races a year!! Totally wishing you the best of luck in the race tomorrow! Concentrate on your form on the hills so you don't waste precious energy and you'll be fine! I could run the Lake Minnetonka half and just get lost dreaming about living there..lol!!

    Congrats to your daughter! She is doing so well!

    Can't wait to read the race report!

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  44. Congrats to your daughter... but she is the daughter of a great running-mama! Good luck on your half, I am sure you will run fast.
    4 in a row: I am wordless.
    Have a good sunday.

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  45. Hi Julie, I'm behind on my blog reading so I didn't know I should be looking for you today at the Minnetonka Half. Mike said he saw you finish and that you did awesome!! I can't wait to hear all about it! Congrats!

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