(Closed) Hey Runner Bees

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

You live in Virginia Beach?? Awesome!! I live near there too!! I really wanted to do the ChristmasTown 8K this year but got busy and forgot to register. I’m hoping to at least do a half next year…I doubt I could be ready for a full by March. Good for you though, thats awesome!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Last month I did my town’s 10K Turkey Trot.  In February I want to do the 5K at another famous race in my town.  Hubby will be doing the half-marathon for that (he’s training for a marathon).  Then there are a few more local races, ranging from 5-7K that I want to do.  They have longer distances, but I have more fun doing 5K.  

My favorite running quote is from Steve Prefontaine, famous runner from the 70s:

“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.”

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Darling Husband and I are running a half in April! Woo hoo! My training has kind of fallen off track since I’ve been sick, but I was finally diagnosed with celiac yesterday, so hopefully I will start feeling great again soon!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Oh, and when I am sluggish and running slow, I always tell myself “I am lapping everyone still sitting on the couch!”

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Yay!! I’m a runner as well. I love, love, love 10-milers. It’s the perfect distance for me. I did my first last April(?) – the GW Parkway Classic – and my second this last September(?) – the Army Ten-Miler. I also ran the Rock ‘n Roll Half-Marathon in Savannah this last November.

I’m running the Ragnar Relay (200-miles) from Miami to Key West next month and have registered for the Cherry Blossom 10-Miler and GW Parkway Classic for April 2012.

My favorite quote:  “Pain is your body getting rid of weakness.” I think of this everytime I start hurting.  πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve done the Indy Mini marathon the past 5 years. I am in no way fast but it’s always such a great feeling of accomplishment! The race here is pretty cool, you get to run a lap on the Indy 500 track. I’d love to do a full marathon someday but the thought seems so scary!

I just saw a Nike running shirt at the mall that I totally want. It said ‘Baby got Track’ lol

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@DaneLady: Yes you run on the racetrack, but you run on the ‘pit’ area so it’s flat. It’s pretty awesome. A lot of people stop and kiss the bricks when they pass the finish line. The mini is 13.1 so half a normal marathon. I feel like dying when I’m done, I can’t imagine doing it a whole second time like a full!

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@DaneLady:  Hey, DaneLady!! This is my first time running the Cherry Blossom, but I hear it’s a beautiful race – provided the weather cooperates. They had to make it a lottery this year because of the interest. I managed to get in, but I’m pretty sure it’s closed now.  You may want to consider the GW Parkway Classic. It’s my favorite run – the race is from Mount Vernon to Old Town Alexandria along the Potomac… lovely! And it’s later in April so the weather is a little nicer than the Cherry Blossom.  πŸ™‚

 

Post # 14
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Helper bee

@funfunfun: I’m running the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler, too!!! I was so excited to make the lottery cut– this will be my 4th year running it, and I love that it’s become a spring tradition. Tons of spectators and lots of fun!

@DaneLady: The lottery is definitely closed now, but last year I was able to get a transfer bib from someone who couldn’t run due to an injury. I’m not sure when the transfer process opens, but if you’re interested, you can probably still land a registration. 

So far, the Cherry Blossom is the only thing I’ve signed up for in 2012. Last year I also did the Potomac River Half Marathon and the Baltimore Half (hilly!). Sounds like I should look into the GW Parkway Classic as well… most of my long runs are already up and down the Mt Vernon trail πŸ™‚

 

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I run a lot, but I’ve never signed up for a race of any kind. I can run a mile in 8 minutes (eh, average) and I know I’d need to improve that. lol Kinda scared. I use to be the fat kid in class who struggled with the mile, but now I can run 4 miles without difficulty. lol The fat kid fear kicks in when I think about signing up. Bravo, Running Bees, on your successes and future successes! So exciting!

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@youtookmyseat:I’m also a runner (well, jogger), but haven’t run in a race. I’m not as fast as you.

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