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In the week or so since I finished Ironman Lake Placid, I have been in a bit of a happy fog. Since I can’t seem to form a complete thought, here is some random stuff!
Random Thing #1
But enough about me, lets talk a little more about her day at IMLP.
Because it was simply. Amazing.
Ange finished in 10:19:21
- 1st in her Age Group
- 2nd Overall Woman amateur
- 7th overall woman (pros and amateurs combined)
- 83rd overall (she beat 5 pro men!)
It was so awesome to finally meet Jen after following her blog for so long. Talk about positive, energetic and just plain ole FUN to be around!! I wish we lived closer I think we are a pretty good match! Hopefully we can get some training rides together either this fall or next spring.
Random Thing #3
John and I are getting a puppy!
It is kind of a big thing for me. I miss Bailey so much every day (I always will), and some days I think I am not ready, other times I think I am. We decided it was time, but still I struggle with starting over and letting this new boy into my heart.
This little dude is going to be awesome in his very own way.
Adena knows all of this, and gave me the coolest pre-race present EVER. She gave me a gift certificate for a Scout ID!! I was so excited because I was definitely going to get one for the new guy. Adena, thank you so so much!
AND. I have a gift code here to share with you all – it can be used for $1 off any Road ID product (this can be used up to 20 times, once per customer).
The code is: ThanksAmanda8171932
Oh yeah. The pup. It is one of these (I know which one, but I am not telling. HINT – he has a nubby tail):
Somewhere behind the athlete you’ve become, the hours of practice, and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back…Play for her. ~ Mia Hamm
When I was a kid, I loved to run. It was one of my favorite things, moving fast, giving it my all without thinking about anything but getting…there. It didn’t matter if I made it there first (sometimes I did), where we ran (sometimes in circles), just the simple act of running, barely feeling my legs moving under me was exhilarating. I ran everywhere. Go get the mail? Run. Go get the milk from the fridge? Run. Go to bed? Run.
I lost that somewhere between wanting to be a cool kid and trying to fit in. Fortunately, running came back to me as an adult, but not with the same reckless abandon I had when I was younger. We all get more tense as we get older, and I often find that I hold myself back from letting it all go, worrying about pace, heart rate, injuries, what to cook for supper. I think we would all be better off if we worried a little less and relaxed just a little more.
I have an 6 mile run planned for today, and I am going to run it like I did when I was 12.