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Old 11-14-2012, 06:23 PM   #3571
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Princesses! This is a SUPER off topic post, but we've discussed other races on here, so I figure to take my chances with this one.

Nike Women is hosting an inaugural half marathon in DC on April 28th. I was signed up and chosen to compete in the San Francisco half this past October, but the girls I was supposed to go with - one friendship unfortunately fell apart, one found out she had a heart condition during training, and the other ended up getting pregnant! I couldn't justify spending 1500 dollars on airfare and hotels to go. It's eaten me up inside, because I REALLY wanted to do it. They choose who goes by lottery, so the chances of signing up as a group gives a better chance of getting in. Because if one name gets picked, you all get to go.

NONE of my friends here in Tucson are runners. I'm hoping maybe some of you east coast princesses may be interested in making a group? Or west coast! If someone already knows someone who has one and I could join it? I've ALWAYS wanted to go to DC and to participate in this half would mean so much to me! Registration opens on Friday I believe (from their Facebook). I'm probably going to apply for a group number either way, so if ANYONE is interested in joining a team, I would love you and thank you forever. There's no limit to how many people in a group I'm pretty sure. So let me know! THANK YOU!!

PS this doesn't mean we have to run together - once you're in it's independent. But if I get a group and we do get in, I would LOVE to meet whoever has signed up with me and give them the biggest hugs in the world, and I give nice big hugs !! Oh, and did I mention, instead of a medal at the end, you get a Tiffany's necklace handed to you by firefighters in tuxedos?

-Beth
Ummm, YES PLEASE! lol I'm going to look in to this after class tonight. It sounds awesome!
Can you post a link to it, please?
ETA: I found the info I was looking for...I would be in for a group. I have never been to DC before, this would be a lot of fun.
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My initial thought was, "those can't be good for you" but then you see how popular they are and think, "well, clearly somebody is doing okay in them!"
I've had the same thoughts... but I saw a girl in barefoot shoes at the W&D 5K and I've seriously never seen anyone rolling in like she was - standing in place, her weight was totally on the inside edge of her feet! I just had to ask how she felt with her shoes. Um, she's completed a number of marathons, an ultra, a Tough Mudder and has never once had an injury. I'll never question footwear choices again!
That's me! I do mud runs (including Tough Mudder) in them an absolutely love them!! My Asics feel like I have luggage strapped to my feet and make me sad.

I saw the ortho today and the news is good. Both he and the PT agree I just need stronger butt muscles. My calves and thighs are so developed that they are over-compensating and letting my butt muscles off the hook too easily. They call it strengthening my kinetic chain but basically said it's my butt that's slacking. LOL!! PT 2-3 times a week for 4-6 weeks, a video gait analysis in a month and they were both convinced I will be good as new. From their lips...!!!
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:03 PM   #3573
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I'm running alone because none of my pretty princess friends will run with me. 99 days to go!
Welcome!! I'm running it alone too. DH and my DSs will be in the chEAR Squad (and running the Saturday races) but no team of tiaras for me eiher. A bunch of us are going to meet up before to hang out and get excited so you won't be totally alone!
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My calves and thighs are so developed that they are over-compensating and letting my butt muscles off the hook too easily. They call it strengthening my kinetic chain but basically said it's my butt that's slacking. LOL!! PT 2-3 times a week for 4-6 weeks, a video gait analysis in a month and they were both convinced I will be good as new. From their lips...!!!
Great news! LOL about the butt muscles. I think there was an article in Runner's World recently about recruiting your glutes when you run. I was reading it and I swear I could see the editor's pen. At one point the writer was like "your glutes will slack off if you let them. That's just how they are." I just KNOW the editor cut out the words "they're kind of an @ss!" Well, if the author didn't think of it, she should have!

I've been doing weighted squats, fire hydrants, and bird dogs to work on that. My always-flat butt is getting ever so slightly rounder. Not sure it's doing much for my speed but that's not my strong suit.

Anyway, so glad to hear you've got a plan and it includes the princess!

And tough mudder? Seriously? I wanna be a badass but anything that involves electric shocks is kind of off the books for me.

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I saw the ortho today and the news is good. Both he and the PT agree I just need stronger butt muscles. My calves and thighs are so developed that they are over-compensating and letting my butt muscles off the hook too easily. They call it strengthening my kinetic chain but basically said it's my butt that's slacking. LOL!! PT 2-3 times a week for 4-6 weeks, a video gait analysis in a month and they were both convinced I will be good as new. From their lips...!!!
Are they trying to tell you that you've got a small butt? Did you kiss them?!!! LOL!

Great news though!
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Registration opens on Friday I believe (from their Facebook). I'm probably going to apply for a group number either way, so if ANYONE is interested in joining a team, I would love you and thank you forever. There's no limit to how many people in a group I'm pretty sure. So let me know! THANK YOU!!
Sooo, there are like 50 reasons why I shouldn't do this, but I'm very, very tempted. I've been eyeing this race myself, but couldn't get a team together here, and I have some conflicts of my own (a conference in Ithaca NY the next day, and another half on May 26), but they're not insurmountable. How much of a commitment do you need? Let me know if I can jump in as a strong maybe...

Such a cool idea!

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Old 11-14-2012, 07:26 PM   #3578
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Are they trying to tell you that you've got a small butt? Did you kiss them?!!! LOL!

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I'm just glad they didn't say it was my butt that was over-developed because I might have cried on the spot!!!
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Great news! LOL about the butt muscles. I think there was an article in Runner's World recently about recruiting your glutes when you run. I was reading it and I swear I could see the editor's pen. At one point the writer was like "your glutes will slack off if you let them. That's just how they are." I just KNOW the editor cut out the words "they're kind of an @ss!" Well, if the author didn't think of it, she should have!

I've been doing weighted squats, fire hydrants, and bird dogs to work on that. My always-flat butt is getting ever so slightly rounder. Not sure it's doing much for my speed but that's not my strong suit.

Anyway, so glad to hear you've got a plan and it includes the princess!

And tough mudder? Seriously? I wanna be a badass but anything that involves electric shocks is kind of off the books for me.

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That's hysterical! I should find that article because apparently my glutes are slacking...sooo typical.

I'll let you know what the PT has me doing to spice up my butt (which is ridiculously flat and totally uninteresting).

Tough Mudder was awesome!! I was a little afraid of the electric obstacles (we had 2 in ours) and the fire but it turned out to not be as bad as the terrain itself. The obstacles were hard but they were exactly what I expected them to be and I had trained for it so I felt like I was prepared. What I was not prepared for is 12+ miles up and down and up and down and up and down the 2K elevation mountains in slick mud that you could just slide down most of the time. We had to crawl up on hands and knees at points because it was so steep and you'd get up and have to go right back down again. That was probably the hardest part. A lot of the terrain is sort of meant to be "bonus obstacles" over and above the 21 listed. We'd approach a waist-high swamp or something and ask "Is this an obstacle or just for f---y--?" and someone would answer "Oh, this one is just for f---y--." as we all laugh at ourselves trying to get through. The totally awesome thing though is how much everyone helps everyone else. Perfect strangers walked with me when my knee was acting up or hold out a hand if you slip. As you're climbing on your hands and knees and you see the person above you slip, you just instinctively put your hand on their butt and dig your foot in wherever you can and say "I got you!" People are so amazing and everyone wants to see everyone finish. I love that about mudders. I'm doing another TM in May and DH and I are planning to the the Spartan Trifecta in 2013 too. If you think you're interested, I would be happy to give you hints, tips, pics, etc. Or come to Chicago in May and join our team!!!! It was an amazing experience!!
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Princesses! This is a SUPER off topic post, but we've discussed other races on here, so I figure to take my chances with this one.

Nike Women is hosting an inaugural half marathon in DC on April 28th. I was signed up and chosen to compete in the San Francisco half this past October, but the girls I was supposed to go with - one friendship unfortunately fell apart, one found out she had a heart condition during training, and the other ended up getting pregnant! I couldn't justify spending 1500 dollars on airfare and hotels to go. It's eaten me up inside, because I REALLY wanted to do it. They choose who goes by lottery, so the chances of signing up as a group gives a better chance of getting in. Because if one name gets picked, you all get to go.

NONE of my friends here in Tucson are runners. I'm hoping maybe some of you east coast princesses may be interested in making a group? Or west coast! If someone already knows someone who has one and I could join it? I've ALWAYS wanted to go to DC and to participate in this half would mean so much to me! Registration opens on Friday I believe (from their Facebook). I'm probably going to apply for a group number either way, so if ANYONE is interested in joining a team, I would love you and thank you forever. There's no limit to how many people in a group I'm pretty sure. So let me know! THANK YOU!!

PS this doesn't mean we have to run together - once you're in it's independent. But if I get a group and we do get in, I would LOVE to meet whoever has signed up with me and give them the biggest hugs in the world, and I give nice big hugs !! Oh, and did I mention, instead of a medal at the end, you get a Tiffany's necklace handed to you by firefighters in tuxedos?

-Beth
I would love to get in on the team entry.
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Tough Mudder was awesome!! I was a little afraid of the electric obstacles (we had 2 in ours) and the fire but it turned out to not be as bad as the terrain itself. The obstacles were hard but they were exactly what I expected them to be and I had trained for it so I felt like I was prepared. What I was not prepared for is 12+ miles up and down and up and down and up and down the 2K elevation mountains in slick mud that you could just slide down most of the time. We had to crawl up on hands and knees at points because it was so steep and you'd get up and have to go right back down again. That was probably the hardest part. A lot of the terrain is sort of meant to be "bonus obstacles" over and above the 21 listed. We'd approach a waist-high swamp or something and ask "Is this an obstacle or just for f---y--?" and someone would answer "Oh, this one is just for f---y--." as we all laugh at ourselves trying to get through. The totally awesome thing though is how much everyone helps everyone else. Perfect strangers walked with me when my knee was acting up or hold out a hand if you slip. As you're climbing on your hands and knees and you see the person above you slip, you just instinctively put your hand on their butt and dig your foot in wherever you can and say "I got you!" People are so amazing and everyone wants to see everyone finish. I love that about mudders. I'm doing another TM in May and DH and I are planning to the the Spartan Trifecta in 2013 too. If you think you're interested, I would be happy to give you hints, tips, pics, etc. Or come to Chicago in May and join our team!!!! It was an amazing experience!!
Awesome! I had never really thought about doing a mud run, but a friend of mine, who is pretty sedentary, just got divorced and doing the warrior dash was her wild-woman, "now I'm free" idea. As she put it, channeling her inner 12-year-old boy. So we signed up for one this summer, but she hadn't progressed enough in her training to do it, even though I promised to walk the whole thing with her and take it super easy, skip obstacles if needed, etc. I was a little relieved because I was training pretty hard for my September half, and I was worried about injury. But we've agreed that when she's ready, we're going to do one! I think I'll start with the PG rated version (Warrior Dash) before I try the crazy ones like Tough Mudder and Spartan. I will continue to those of you who do those, and maybe I'll join you someday!

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Welcome to the thread. Shades of Green is not listed as an official host hotel but call them and asks out bus transportation. You could always walk across the street to the Polynesian and catch the bus.

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Princesses! This is a SUPER off topic post, but we've discussed other races on here, so I figure to take my chances with this one.

Nike Women is hosting an inaugural half marathon in DC on April 28th. I was signed up and chosen to compete in the San Francisco half this past October, but the girls I was supposed to go with - one friendship unfortunately fell apart, one found out she had a heart condition during training, and the other ended up getting pregnant! I couldn't justify spending 1500 dollars on airfare and hotels to go. It's eaten me up inside, because I REALLY wanted to do it. They choose who goes by lottery, so the chances of signing up as a group gives a better chance of getting in. Because if one name gets picked, you all get to go.

NONE of my friends here in Tucson are runners. I'm hoping maybe some of you east coast princesses may be interested in making a group? Or west coast! If someone already knows someone who has one and I could join it? I've ALWAYS wanted to go to DC and to participate in this half would mean so much to me! Registration opens on Friday I believe (from their Facebook). I'm probably going to apply for a group number either way, so if ANYONE is interested in joining a team, I would love you and thank you forever. There's no limit to how many people in a group I'm pretty sure. So let me know! THANK YOU!!

PS this doesn't mean we have to run together - once you're in it's independent. But if I get a group and we do get in, I would LOVE to meet whoever has signed up with me and give them the biggest hugs in the world, and I give nice big hugs !! Oh, and did I mention, instead of a medal at the end, you get a Tiffany's necklace handed to you by firefighters in tuxedos?

-Beth
I've wanted to do one too! I'm actually about 2 hours south of DC in Richmond VA. I guess it would depend on how I feel with training to this half. Let me look into it. I do know a bunch of girls that would probably do this, so if I can't, they might be able to.
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Oh and it's funny that your SN is bskelly07, my last name is Kelley, and my hubby is BSKelley.
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Awesome! I had never really thought about doing a mud run, but a friend of mine, who is pretty sedentary, just got divorced and doing the warrior dash was her wild-woman, "now I'm free" idea. As she put it, channeling her inner 12-year-old boy. So we signed up for one this summer, but she hadn't progressed enough in her training to do it, even though I promised to walk the whole thing with her and take it super easy, skip obstacles if needed, etc. I was a little relieved because I was training pretty hard for my September half, and I was worried about injury. But we've agreed that when she's ready, we're going to do one! I think I'll start with the PG rated version (Warrior Dash) before I try the crazy ones like Tough Mudder and Spartan. I will continue to those of you who do those, and maybe I'll join you someday!

Cate
There is a new one on "the scene" called Pretty Muddy that looks pretty basic. I kind of thought it was a little patronizing, honestly, because the obstacles are completely not hard at all (one is an inflatable slide like they have at kids' parties). But if your friend is nervous, it might be a good fun run to break the ice gently for her. Build up her confidence a bit and then you can BOTH do TM with us!!
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