Biggest Loser Run/Walker Thread 2012/13--Everyone Welcome! :)

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  1. Rose&Mike

    Rose&Mike DIS Veteran

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    Welcome to everyone! We love to chat about running/walking/working out, etc all while trying to keep that weight in check. And we have even been known to go off topic on occasion.:thumbsup2

    The main BL thread gets a little busy sometimes so this is a great place to talk about upcoming races/training etc.

    Thought we'd start off with intros for anyone that's new. I will try to keep the first page updated with race and WISH meet updates.


    Name:
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    Upcoming Races:
    Completed Races in 2012 (or earlier):
    Favorite Race:
    Anything else you want to share (age, where you live, etc):
    And for fun, favorite running shoe:


    Runners:
    acename (Alex)
    Bernard&MissBianca (Buffy)
    Camnhan (Jen)
    Carstairs38 (Mark)
    Cruizen Mama (Dottie)
    Disneymom2one (MB)
    disneytink29 (Jessica)
    DorkyDisneyMom
    Dreamer2012 (Jean)
    Dumbo_Buddy (Nancy)
    Flossbolna (Magdalene)
    JacksLilWench (Kaiti)
    Liesel (Lisa)
    Lisah0711 (Lisa)
    melissahac99 (Melissa)
    Msslaydbug (Lori)
    Mommyof2pirates (Lindsay)
    myweegirls (Liz)
    Pix13dust (Melinda)
    princessbride6205 (Nicole)
    Raenstiorm (Carla Rae)
    rainydayplay (Kim)
    Rose&Mike (Rose)
    Sissy_ib (Amanda)
    ::Snow_White:: (Kayla)
    tiki23 (Alice)
    Worfiedoodles (Maria)


    2012 Races

    Nov
    Caine Halter Lungs 4 Life 5k and Greenville Zombie Run (Nov 3)--Jessica
    Wine & Dine (Nov 10)--Dottie, Rose, LisaH, Lori, Nicole

    Dec
    Dirty Girl all women mud run--Amanda
    Jingle Bell Run for The Arthritis Foundation (Dec 2)--Alice

    2013 Races
    January
    Commitment Day 5K - a call to action for my co-workers! (Jan 1)--Alice
    Donald 1/2--Liz, Maria, LisaH
    Mickey Full--Dottie, Rose, Nancy, Nicole
    Local 10k (Jan 19)--Alice

    February
    Princess--Jean

    March

    April
    Berlin 1/2--Magdalene
    Seahawks 15 K (April 21)--Alice

    May
    Mother's Day 5K (May 12)--Alice
    Rock & Roll Half in Portland, OR (May 19)--Alice

    June

    July
    Warrior Dash (July 20)--Alice

    August

    September
    Tower of Terror 10-Miler (Sept 28)--Alice

    Earlier Races
    2012
    January
    Castaway Cay 5K--Dottie
    Tinkerbell 1/2--LisaH, Lisa (liesel)

    February
    Princess--Dottie, Rose, Maria, Jean
    Cupid's Cup--Kaiti

    March
    Papa John's 10 miler--Rose

    April
    KDF mini--Rose

    May
    Expedition Everest--Alice
    Larry Pontbriant Memorial 5K--Buffy
    UW Mother Daughter Run--Alic
    Mom's 5K--Dottie
    Coeur d'Alene 1/2--LisaH
    St Lukes 1/2--Lindsay
    Colfax 5K--Lisa (liesel)

    June
    Color Run 5K--Kayla
    Fighting ALS 5k--Amanda
    Kilbride 5K for autism--Jen
    ORRC Summer Solstice 5K--Alice
    Tacoma to Narrows 5K--Alice
    WW5K--Kaiti
    Stop Drop & Run Firefighter's 5k--Dottie

    July
    Beach Run 5k--Amanda
    BlueGrass 10k--Rose
    Coach Blanchette Memorial 5k--Jen
    Run For the Fourth--Lisa (liesel)
    Freedom Run 4 Miler--Dottie
    Seafair Torchlight 5K July 28th--Alice and The Great Kilt Run (5K) on August 4th

    August
    The Great Kilt Run (5K) August 4--Alice
    Salem Distance Run (10K) - August 11--Liz
    Providence Rock N Roll 1/2 August 19--Maria

    September
    Color Vibe Run Rochester (September 1)--Melinda
    Disneyland 1/2 (September 2)--Lori, Mark
    Boston 13.1 (September 16)--Maria
    Sandpoint Idaho Scenic Half (September 16)--LisaH
    Wounded Worrier Project 8K (September 16)--Amanda
    Survivor Mud Run (9/22)--Mark
    USC Parents Weekend 5k (September 22)--Rose
    Wicked Half (September 22)--Maria
    Disney Haunted 5K (September 29)--Alice, MB, Jessica
    TOT 10 Miler (September 29)--Liz, Kaiti
    Stand Up to Cancer (9/30)--Mark
    GiGi Playhouse 6K--Jen

    Oct
    Nuremburg 10K (October 3)--Magdalene
    Run for the Fund Sea World (October 6)--Amanda
    Race to Rid Sids (October 13)--Liz
    That Dam Mud Run (10/13)--Mark
    Land Bridge Trail Run 5 miler (October 20)--Dottie
    Wicked Halloween 5k (October 28)--Melissa

    2011
    Expedition Everest--Buffy
    BlueGrass 10K--Rose
    Bolder Boulder--Lori
    Color Run--Lori
    Grand Slam 4 Miler--Rose
    Central HS Memorial Scholarship 5K--Jen
    Coeur d'Alene 1/2--LisaH
    KDF mini--Rose
    Marty's Mojo--Jen
    Morse Mini--Rose
    Nuremburg 10k--Magdalene
    Princess--Maria, Rose, Lindsay, Nancy
    Providence Rock N Roll--Maria
    Sandpoint Scenic 1/2--LisaH
    St Lukes 1/2--Lindsay
    Stop Drop & Run Firefighter's 5k--Dottie
    St. Augustine 10k--Dottie
    Tunnels to Towers 5k--Lindsay
    USC Parent's Wkend 5k--Rose
    WDW Half--Maria
    W&D--Rose, Nicole
    Winterfest 5k--Jen
     
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  3. Rose&Mike

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    Birthdays! :)
    JacksLilWench (Kaiti) March 19
    Camnhan (Jen)--March 26
    Cruizen Mama (Dottie) March 29
    Raenstiorm (Carla Rae) April 30th
    Worfiedoodles (Maria) June 8th
    tiki23 (Alice) June 9th
    acename (Alex) June 18th
    Lisah0711 (Lisa) July 11
    Rose&Mike (Rose) Sept 4
    princessbride6205 (Nicole) October 29
    Bernard&MissBianca (Buffy) Nov 24

    Dreamer2012 (Jean)
    Dumbo_Buddy (Nancy)
    Flossbolna (Magdalene)
    Liesel (Lisa)
    Msslaydbug (Lori)
    Mommyof2pirates (Lindsay)
    myweegirls (Liz)
    Sissy_ib (Amanda)
    ::Snow_White:: (Kayla)
     
  4. BernardandMissBianca

    BernardandMissBianca <font color=red>I just love a dancing banana!<br>< Moderator

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    Boom!!! Spot #1!

    Name: Buffy
    DisName: BernardandMissBianca
    Upcoming Races: none on the books. Aiming for something at WDW marathon weekend and I want to do a Color Run
    Completed Races in 2012 (or earlier): Larry Pontbriant Memorial 5K (May 2012), Expedition Everest 5K (may 2011)
    Favorite Race: Larry's race. We raised money in his memory for AED's. He died in HS because we didn't have one on the course.
    Anything else you want to share (age, where you live, etc): Age: old Live: Blink and ya Miss it, CT. SAHM of 4. Trying to get healthy again
    And for fun, favorite running shoe: right now, my New Balance Minimus MT 10
     
  5. tiki23

    tiki23 <font color=darkorchid>Able to leap a double strol

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    Name: Alice

    DisName: tiki23

    Upcoming Races: Tacoma to Narrows 5K; ORRC Club Summer Solstice 5K; Disney Happy Haunted 5K; maybe Run for Your Lives 5K obstacle race

    Completed Races in 2012 (or earlier): Expedition Everest Challenge; UW Women's Sports Medicine Mother-Daughter 5K

    Favorite Race: EEC!!It was my 1st race!! :cool1:

    Anything else you want to share (age, where you live, etc): I'll be 50 on Saturday and I'm celebrating by running a 5K with a hill called "The Monster!" :scared1: I used to be an athelete in school, but now as a "mature adult" :rolleyes: I am still very much a beginning runner. I'm starting to hit my stride though, and the WISH board has been a great help. :)

    And for fun, favorite running shoe: Umm...I only have one pair so far :rotfl: Asics Gel Phoenix 3. I bought these after a little research - I have had trouble with plantar fasciitis and shin splints - and trying on several brands/styles of shoes. The shoes combined with exercises I found on a link though the DIS :thumbsup2 have been a big help.
     
  6. myweegirls

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    Hi! Yay for this thread - thanks, Rose!

    Name: Liz
    DisName: myweegirls
    Upcoming Races: Tower of Terror 10-Miler (September 2012), Donald 1/2 Marathon (January 2013)
    Completed Races in 2012 (or earlier): None. Ever. Not one. :) I was on the verge of my first 5K in April when I broke my toe and had to stop cold for 6 weeks. I just got running again a week ago, thank goodness - it felt great!
    Favorite Race: I'm going with the Princess Half, which I'm not registered for next year - that'll be the year after, maybe...
    Anything else you want to share (age, where you live, etc): I'll be 40 on August 1st, I have a wonderful DH and two beautiful DDs (Anna, 7, and Tessa, 5). We live in northern VA, and I'm originally from CT (and lived in Boston for several years).
    And for fun, favorite running shoe: I love my Brooks Adrenaline! I went for a gait analysis when I started to get serious about this, and I was amazed at the difference the right pair of shoes made in how I felt out there.

    Welcome, everyone!

    XO
    Liz
     
  7. Worfiedoodles

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    Name:Maria
    DisName:Worfiedoodles
    Upcoming Races: Providence Rock 'N Roll Half - August, Boston 13.1 - September, Wicked Half - September, WDW Half - January
    Completed Races in 2012 (or earlier): WDW Princess 2011 & 2012; WDW Half 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, Providence Rock 'N Roll 2011
    Favorite Race: Princess 2011
    Anything else you want to share (age, where you live, etc): I will be adding another 4 to my 40 on Friday. I live in Boston proper, my dh Dennis is awesome and a much faster runner than I, we have one ds Ben, 14 going on surly, with the occasional touch of sweet to make him palatable.
    And for fun, favorite running shoe: Asics Gel Nimbus -- Yes, I do run on a cloud :cloud9:
     
  8. Raenstoirm

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    Name: Carla Rae
    DisName: Raenstoirm
    Upcoming Races: planning on registering for my 1st 5k this week
    Completed Races in 2012 (or earlier): Nope
    Favorite Race: Nada
    Anything else you want to share (age, where you live, etc): Just turned 30- live in MD just outside Washington DC- 1 husband, 9 critters, no kids just yet
    And for fun, favorite running shoe: I go between Asics gel and 5 fingers. When I go solely with the running shoes I get terrible shin splints, but when I run only in 5 fingers I get terrible back aches. So I have to mix them up. I have really weak ankles (need surgery on one in fact), so my body has to compensate for the instability.

    As for my running career, I have started C25K maybe 6 times. I always get about half way there and then something happens, I skip a few runs and then never bother to restart. :sad2: I am signing up for my first race this week so I have all summer to finish the program before the actual race. I am hoping an upcoming race makes all the difference in keeping the motivation. :thumbsup2
     
  9. Rose&Mike

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    Hi Buffy! Larry's Race sounds awesome. I have found with the whole getting healthy thing is it's a process. Which stinks cause I am always in a big hurry to "fix" things. Glad you joined us!

    Happy early birthday! A bunch of us have had problems with p-f and shin splints. I am glad you have found something that is working for you. So what is "the Monster" race????

    If you let me know what months your races are I will add them to the first post.:goodvibes

    Hi Liz! I'm glad your toe is on the mend! I really wanted to do TOT (it is my favorite ride at WDW) but our schedule this fall just wouldn't work. Will look for a race report from you about how much fun it is!

    I am in Brooks Ghost now, but am in the process of switching shoes.:goodvibes

    Hi Maria! It get's better around age 17.:thumbsup2 You are our racing queen!
    I am so excited for you and Kathy to meet up this week! Too fun.:goodvibes
     
  10. CRUIZEN MAMMA

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    Brooks Glycerin 9
     
  11. Rose&Mike

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    Hi Carla Rae!

    I had a nasty problem with my foot/ankle on my right foot last year. Tendonitis in almost every tendon, a nasty ankle sprain, fat pad injury, plantar-fasciitis. Anyhow, went through the whole physical therapy thing and what I am finding is really helping with the ankle strength is the tree pose in yoga. There are alot of balancing things they had me to do in pt, but this requires no extra stuff to do it. At first I was sooooooo bad at it. Very weak, almost fell over, etc. But it is crazy how much stronger my ankle has gotten. A lot of people start off doing it beside/near a wall. Of course, ignore all this if you have some condition which will keep you from doing this, but I have seen such great results, I thought I'd throw it out there.

    Let us know what 5k you register for.:goodvibes

    ****
    Ok all you BL runner/walkers--Please let me know if I leave anything off of the first post.:goodvibes
     
  12. tiki23

    tiki23 <font color=darkorchid>Able to leap a double strol

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    Thanks Rose!

    The EEC was the last one on 5/5. :cool1:

    The UW Mother-Daughter run was on 5/13.

    The Tacoma to Narrows 5K is on 6/9 - it has a hill called "The Monster" on the course - I didn't realize that until after I had registered! :rotfl:

    ORRC Summer Solstice 5K is on 6/21.

    The Disney Haunted 5K Trail Run is on 9/29 the morning of the ToT 10 Miler (I plan to run the 10 Miler next year!) :hmghost:
     
  13. Rose&Mike

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    Hi Dottie! Glad to see you.:goodvibes You all are posting faster than I can comment.:goodvibes I'm still not sure why I am infamous.;) Looking forward to seeing you again at W&D!

     
  14. Raenstoirm

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    I was really into pilates for a while, but never into yoga. I will certainly try that!
     
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    I'll join you all. :goodvibes



    Name: Amanda
    DisName: Sissy_ib
    Upcoming Races: First Annual "Fighting ALS with JAY 5K" June 23rd We really only picked this race because it coincided with us finishing C25K but I am very excited for it.
    Wounded Warrior Project 8K San Antonio September 16
    Run for the Fund Sea World San Antonio October 6 I have not decided if I am going to do the 5K or 10K (probably the 5)

    Completed Races in 2012 (or earlier): The last (and only) race I did was way back in June 2007. I was in Air Force Basic training and we ran as a group and won first place for the female flights. :banana:
    Favorite Race: See above
    Anything else you want to share (age, where you live, etc): I turned 30 a few months ago. I live in San Antonio Texas. I was in the Air Force for 4 years but after the first few months I didn't enjoy running or any exercise really. When it is your job and forced it is not as much fun as when you get to do it for yourself. The last 6 months I was in I was on a running waver for my ankle so before starting C25K it had been about a year since I had run. Tomorrow we start week 6 and I am really enjoying it. It is nice to have a goal and a new hobby with my DH. Plus we are getting healthier and helping raise money for some great charities. My goal is to do a Run Disney event but we wont be back to WDW until at least 2014. After we finish C25K I will start training for a 10K then half marathon. I have already looked up half marathons in our area and there a few in the fall/winter I am interested in but I really want to take it one step at a time. I have given myself a year to complete one though.
    And for fun, favorite running shoe: I wear Asics. And I just bought my first air of men's because they fit my wide feet so much better.
     
  16. BernardandMissBianca

    BernardandMissBianca <font color=red>I just love a dancing banana!<br>< Moderator

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    Oh forgot my birthday. November 24th. I'll be 39 this year.
     
  17. Raenstoirm

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    Oh, I didnt realize we were doing birthdays! I turned 30 on April 30th in WDW! :cool1:
     
  18. Rose&Mike

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    The class I like the best is a piyo class that I take twice a week. Some piyo classes are hard core--continually changing poses, almost aerobic like. This class is pilates/yoga combined but we hold the poses and do slow repeats. It has really helped with both my itband problems and my foot weakness. And my arms are looking very toned, which isn't too bad a benefit.:goodvibes

    Hi Amanda! I have read some stuff that says you shouldn't even attempt a 1/2 until you have been running regularly for at least a year. So taking your time to find the right race is a good plan. I don't think most people wait that long--I know I didn't--but it does make sense. I would love to do a Wounded Warrior Run. My DH was in the Navy for the 1st Gulf War and we have lots of friends who are still active duty. Sounds like you have some fun stuff coming up.:goodvibes
    got it.
    got it.

    Please let me know if I miss anything.:goodvibes
     
  19. JacksLilWench

    JacksLilWench Bloody Pirates...

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    Name: Kaiti!
    DisName: JacksLilWench
    Upcoming Races: ToT 10 Miler!!!
    Completed Races: Disney-0, but local-2 (Cupid's Cup in Feb '12, WW5k June '12)
    Favorite Race: WW5k- so much fun cheering everyone on!
    Anything to share: Live in Charlotte NC, 26, new runner, and the ToT will be my first BIG race!!
    Favorite Shoe- Brooks. I think my next pair will be the Brooks Ariel. And yes, strictly because she's my favorite Disney character. And they're pretty!

    PS: Birthday is March 19th
     
  20. Flossbolna

    Flossbolna Sea days are just so relaxing!

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    Hi everyone! I have mostly lurked on the WISH board, but seeing this thread starting new is a great opportunity to get more involoved! So, here is my introduction:

    Name:
    Magdalene

    DisName:
    Flossbolna (which does not have anything to do with dental floss, Floss is the name of the village here in Germany where I grew up and Bolna was the name of my childhood dog)

    Upcoming Races:
    October 3: Nuremberg 10k and hopefully: April 7, 2013 Berlin Half-Marathon (which would be my first half-marathon ever).
    Completed Races in 2012 (or earlier): Nuremberg 10k in 2010 and 2010 and a few 5ks.

    Favorite Race:
    my first race ever was the Berlin Women's 5k and it still is my favourite one as I never expected to be able to finish at all!

    Anything else you want to share (age, where you live, etc):
    I live in Germany, in Nuremberg which is in Bavaria. I never was an athlete in school and started running in my late 20s more as a way to prove myself that I could do it. That was over 10 years ago and I am still more of an irregular runner. I was amazed at myself when I actually managed to train for and finish a 10k and think I need to try a longe distance now in order to keep my focussed. The thing that annoys me a bit about races in Germany is that the time limits are very short. To me it appears that here that most races are only for true athletes and if you are slower you don't really belong there. I think that's a shame. That's why I picked the Berlin Half-Marathon as my goal for my first half as it has a time limit of 3:30 hours. So I hope I won't be the only one who needs more than 2 hours to finish a half marathon!

    And for fun, favorite running shoe:
    Asics Gel Kayano - unfortunately not a cheap shoe at all. But I got my first pair when it was on sale and now I am hooked and can't imagine running with another shoe...
     
  21. CRUIZEN MAMMA

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    Rose,:flower3: you are infamous because you are the first person I ever just walked up to and introduced myself just because I "met you "(or you might think stalked you:lmao:;)) on line.

    you can add my birthday- March 29, also I forgot 1 race- the Disney Castaway Cay 5k 1/17/12 -PR 26.23!:cool1:
     

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