A runner with an appetite for adventure!

An evening jog… June 12, 2010

Filed under: 20 before 30,Run DFMC,Running — Kelocity @ 9:01 pm
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I just got done with a 2.5 mile jog around my neighborhood. I love that hour of twilight between 7 and 8pm when the sun is setting and all the neighbors come out to play. I felt like everyone was out tonight. Kids were riding their bikes, parents were laughing and sprinklers were watering suburban lawns. It just reminds me of home, it’s so nice. I just took my time and really enjoyed everything that the summer evening had to offer.

Then I started thinking that I should set some kind of long term goal for myself. I’ve run 11 long distance marathons over the past 6 years (8 half-marathons and 3 full-marathons).

Then this brilliant idea was born:

The 20 Before 30!

I think I would love to do 20 endurance races before I turn 30. That gives me just over 3 years to complete 9 more. I plan to do two more half marathons in the fall… so then I’ll have 7 more to do in the next 2.5 years. Do you think I can do it?


PS… I finally bought my Boston Marathon photos…. It was totally worth it (I found a coupon for 30% off, SCORE!)

Here’s a few teasers!




Sad it’s over… May 20, 2010

Filed under: Run DFMC — Kelocity @ 10:25 am

Lately, every time I think about the Boston Marathon, I get really sad. I’m just sad that it’s over. I feel like it went by too fast. I wish I breathed it in more, I wish I looked around more. At night, I replay the day in my head, over and over again. I feel like the details are fading.

(I remember feeling the same way after my wedding. On the plane to Iceland for our honeymoon, I remember closing my eyes, trying to etch each little moment into my memory.)

At times, it really does feel like the Boston Marathon was just a dream. And then I get sad when I realize it DID happen, and I’ll probably never have the chance to run it again. That was my one shot at it. I will never qualify for Boston, and I’m just not sure how feasible it would be to fund-raise again. I shelled out close to $1,000 between the entry fees, donations and flights.

So now the question becomes…. to buy the overpriced race photos or not.
MarathonFoto took 20 great photos of me on the course.

I really want them to 1.) Scrapbook with them! 2.) To remember & celebrate those moments on the race course.

They’re just so expensive! I’m trying to justify the cost…. They don’t have 4×6 sizes, so the cheapest one is a 5×7 and they are $14.95 a piece! They also have a package where you get all images on a CD (so you can print them yourself) for $79.95.

So what do you think? Should I buy one or two for $15 each… or spring for the bigger package and get ALL the images for $80? Is it worth it?


Boston Marathon Results May 1, 2010

Filed under: Marathons,Run DFMC — Kelocity @ 6:14 pm

I got an exciting postcard in the mail today:

It had each of my 5K splits:

And some other depressing stats that I’m choosing to ignore:

Really? There were only 125 people behind me out of the entire field of 22,645? Oh well. Who cares.


2010 Boston Marathon: Splits April 24, 2010

Filed under: Marathons,Run DFMC — Kelocity @ 7:00 pm
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I totally forgot to blog about my FAVORITE part of running! The Splits! I think it’s so fun to analyze data!

But first, a little background info on Monday’s race:

  • The temperature was 47* at the start and 60* at the finish! Absolutely perfect. A lot of people PR’d this year. It was awesome.
  • The Boston Marathon goes through 8 different towns
  • This year, the Boston Marathon had the most women they’ve ever had.
  • The average age of runners was 41.5 (that gives me hope for the future!)
  • The winner, Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot, broke the course record for the fastest finish ever!

And now my stats!

Mile 1:    11:17
Mile 2:   10:47
Mile 3:   11:38
Mile 4:   11:56
Mile 5:   12:12
Mile 6:   11:42
Mile 7:   11:52
Mile 8:   12:13
Mile 9:   12:59  
Mile 10:  13:32
Mile 11:  12:44 
Mile 12:  13:23
Mile 13:  14:03 (Started to slow down a bit)
Mile 14:  12:28
Mile 15:  14:07
Mile 16:  13:16
Mile 17:  14:18 (The first newton hill)
Mile 18:  14:54
Mile 19:  13:48
Mile 20:  14:44 (Heartbreak Hill!)
Mile 21:  16:38 (Saw my family and chatted for a few seconds!)
Mile 22:  15:32
Mile 23:  14:18
Mil 24:  15:41
Mile 25: 15:01
Mile 26:  13:19 (Speedwalking!!)

Finish: 5:57:17 
Average Pace: 13:13   (BAA said my average pace was 13:38)
Calories Burned: 2300

Total Race Distance: 26.9

(plus the time to walk to the Boston Common in the morning, and walking to the start line, and walking to dinner…. I think I did close to 32 miles total on Monday!!) 


2010 Boston Marathon: Photos and Video

Filed under: Marathons,Run DFMC — Kelocity @ 3:47 pm
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Here are some of my official photos from the race:

***Edited to add that I only picked this song because it was called “Miles to go”… sorry it’s not exactly “clean”… whoops!***

My sister took this video of me running to the finish line. This was the last .2 of the race!


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