Saturday, July 30, 2011

I'm in Runner's World! :)

So if you get out your September issue of Runner's World and turn to page 116, the featured race of the month is the Montana Governor's Cup  and in the picture is little ol me!   I am right behind the sunflowers in a  hat sunglasses and a blue shirt, with my hair flying out behind me.  I have cut my hair off since then.  This was not far from the start of the race.  My co worker Carla is also in the picture in a long sleeve blue shirt number 2330 also with a hat on.    Another runner friend from work called me Thursday night to tell me the news.  I was so excited! Sorry for the crappy picture, if you want to see it better, well you know where to look now!

This is a really great route to PR on for a half marathon.  It starts on a downhill and there is never more than a slight uphill, the whole route seems to be flat or slightly downhill.  The marathon route has some pretty good hills between miles 5 and 13 though.  I ran that leg in the marathon relay one year, it was pretty brutal.  I was toying with doing the full marathon this year, but have decided to give up on that for this year due to a number of factors.  I am okay with this and am thinking about next year.

I finally got in a long run yesterday.  I did 12 miles and it felt pretty good except the elevation changes from miles 5 to 9,  check it out! It felt like it was sucking the life out of me. It felt good to turn around and finish downhill.

Dirty Dash 5k later this morning.  We are in the 9:40 wave.  and here is some big news!  I talked my husband into doing it with me.  I am so excited to get to do this with him.  Yay!!!   My friend Becky who is on my team picked up all the team packets Thursday night so I went and got mine, my husbands, my sisters and my cousins.  The T-shirts inside were very random.  My sister got a cute women's small and mine is like a child''s large or something.  No cute v-neck.  I am not impressed.  I am going to see if they will trade it for a women's one today.  My Mom is going to take my kids in to watch and take pictures.  I am so excited for everyone to be there.  My team isn't doing it to win just for fun.  We are all wearing pink shirts, which my husband is not overally thrilled with but he is being a good sport!  Hopefully I will have lots of great pictures to post later. 

I took my kids in to see Cars 2 yesterday.  It was pretty cute but it seemed really long!  They could have cut about half an hour off and I would have been happier not to mention the half an hour of previews.  My daughter was so over it by the end. 

Oh yeah I just noticed I passed over the 200 followers mark.  Cool.  thanks to all who follow and read what I write.   My Hippie Runner 4Head band giveaway ends tomorrow so enter HERE if you haven't already :)

I would love to hear any tips on how to get mud soaked clothes clean from a mud run!
Anyone else annoyed by all the previews at the movies?

29 comments:

  1. That is so awesome that you made it in Runner's World!! Congrats girl!
    Hope you have a really fun time at the run today. I am sure you will!
    Mu husband insists on watching the previews. There is no way of getting out of it here. LOL!

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  2. That is so awesome! I'll look for it when my September issue arrives!

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  3. Congrats!! You are a celebrity..haha... and You look Awesome in the picture!!
    I played in a mud volleyball tournament once and had to just throw my clothes and shoes away. I would suggest wearing things you don't care about in case you may need to just toss them!
    Sounds super fun!!

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  4. Yay for being in Runner's World!

    After I did a very rainy, very muddy Warrior Dash, I ended up throwing my shoes and socks in the donation pile. The clothes I was wearing I ended up taking to a Laundromat and putting them through on the Heavy Soil cycle. They came out good as new!

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  5. That's so freaking exciting! You're famous!!!

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  6. That's so cool! Wow! Did you know you were going to be in this month's magazine or did you just open it up and realize it was you?

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  7. Oh my gosh that is just amazing!! I am so excited for you! You are a celebrity! Running my first 5K with my hubby was awesome, I was so proud of him. Good luck in the race!

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  8. I'm getting out my copy and showing my friends! How cool is that!

    I am one of those people that likes previews, but if I were at a movie with my kids, I might wish to skip them :-) (They don't sit still for long anyway).

    I haven't seen Cars 2- my husband took our son. I have been hearing all about it ever since. It's like I saw it :-)

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  9. Just got my copy today--gonna go check you out! Congrats!

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  10. WOW AMAZING. that you are in RW! i hope I get my copy today so that I can check it out :) Holy hills on your run...you are amazing!!! and totally agree about the movies lately...the number of previews is getting a tiny bit ridiculous!

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  11. Cool!! I just grabbed my RW and checked and YEP! There you are. I haven't had the chance to read it from cover to cover yet but that is so awesome.

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  12. Awesome!!! Have to pickup my copy soon! Agree with you on Cars 2. My kids weren't overly impressed either.

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  13. So cool--you're officially famous! I'll check my copy when I get it!
    :)

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  14. Dang you're famous! It's always been my dream to head up the RW pages...one day.

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  15. That is so neat!
    I felt the same way about Cars 2. Seemed to last forEVER.

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  16. I just got it today
    I told my husband look I know her
    he goes "where did you meet her"
    me: "oh I haven't!"
    him " than how do you "KNOW" her".....yeah...

    very cool to have your pic in the magazine!!
    that happened to me once, it was in Country Weekly..I pic of my family with Keith Urban...
    my boys were really excited to see themselves in a magazine!!!

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  17. wear toss-able (or goodwill) clothes and donate them after the mud run :) otherwise, i don't know how to clean them.

    runner's world - so exciting! i was quoted in it once a couple years ago... no picture though!

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  18. Too cool that your pic is in RW!

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  19. That's so exciting to be in the magazine!

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  20. Congratulations to Runners World on their choice of picture! Awesome. Can't wait to see it myself!

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  21. Wow, just like Caroline as I was reading Runners World I was like, "hey, I think I know that girl, that is My Dirt Road Runner." lol Glad that it was indeed you in the pic!

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  22. You're famous! You're famous! Can I have an autograph? :)

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  23. That is very cool!! Congratulations! :)

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  24. Sweet photo, you look great as always!! Nice running form.

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