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Boston qualifyer vs. Boston dud (illustrated)

By | September 25, 2014 1:44 am | 0 Comments

These photos of my husband and I running perfectly illustrate why he made it to Boston & I never will.

He’s all business:

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Polite wave….

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Meanwhile…in Heather land:

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Stopping for hugs from the cutest little water stop volunteers ever….

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My favorite marathon shirt ever

By | September 15, 2014 1:34 am | 0 Comments

 
As seen on the sidelines at the Erie Marathon at Presque Isle State Park:

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Things I found — 7/3/14

By | July 3, 2014 1:48 am | 0 Comments

Worth Reading

Long, but interesting read about the Western States 100: The Toughest Footrace in the World.

Doing the Color Run this Augusts? Here’s everything you need to know to rock it (according to this blogger, anyway).

How to learn to love hills.

Love racing? Love beer? Then here are some runs for you!

Are calluses bad for you as a runner? Outside magazine says, probably not.

Funny Stuff

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T-shirt of the week

For you science geeks:

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Things I found — 5/29/14

By | May 29, 2014 1:28 am | 0 Comments

 Worth Reading:

* Do diet beverages really help people lose weight? A study seems to have found the definitive answer. But…for what it’s worth, water is best. Why ingest chemicals?

* The only running app you need, according to Runner’s World’s Mark Remy. ;)

* How to keep your water cold longer in the summer.

Funny Stuff

A little long, but funny:

 

T-shirt of the Week

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Signs, signs…and inflatable alpacas

By | May 7, 2014 2:38 am | 0 Comments

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The best thing about a big city marathon is the spectators. They come holding homemade megaphones (and real ones), inflatable alpacas and tons of funny signs.

I’ve run a lot of marathons & half marathons and have never seen as much entertainment (planned and otherwise) on the course as I did in Pittsburgh on Sunday. It was like a three-ring circus with bands every other block, school kids cheering, neighborhood cheer parties, and of course….plenty of fans holding hilarious signs.

Unfortunately,  I always seemed to be on the wrong side of the road, or my camera wouldn’t turn on quickly enough, so I didn’t get many photos of the spectators (below), but they did not disappoint.

A few of  the favorites I saw this weekend:

* I only cheer for hot moms. You qualify.

* Puke and rally

* If it were easy, it would be called your mother

* Never trust a fart in a marathon

* I’m proud of you, random stranger

* My mom runs marathons. And all my dad does is drink beer.

* Hot guy ahead, creepy guy behind you. Run faster!

* This will all be worth it when you update your Facebook status!

* My mom is the one with nice legs.

* Does making this sign count as exercise?

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Is urinating in public paleo? (I’m still trying to figure this one out.)

 

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BTW — if you were at Pittsburgh and were wondering about the inflatable alpaca’s, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette got the scoop:

Alpacas ‘out of hand’

Six inflatable alpacas bobbed over spectators’ heads along the marathon route. And, somehow, this felt normal.

The friendly folks hoisting the alpacas are members of the Pittsburgh Triathlon Club, a bustling 250-member group, but this is a very particular sect of the troupe.

Team Iron Alpaca was formed five years ago when six strangers biked to a nearby alpaca farm, Chris Rotelli explained, “and we were all friends by the top of the climb.”

Mr. Rotelli, the ringleader, shouted a rapid burst of encouragement as his wife, Julie, passed by in the last mile of the half-marathon.

Mr. Rotelli is a walking tribute to Steve Prefontaine. He wears a black singlet, neon arm sleeves and a bleached-blonde wig.

And the inflatable alpacas?

“You can find anything on Amazon,” he said, laughing. “It’s gotten out of hand. They’ve been in a wedding. It’s not good.”

Your handy guide to post-race boozing

By | April 30, 2014 1:30 am | 0 Comments

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From Active.com.

Friday question: Best race signs

By | April 25, 2014 2:00 am | 0 Comments

This week’s question: What’s the best race sign(s) you’ve seen?

Seen at the Pittsburgh Marathon: “Yous running and no one is chasing you?” — Benjamin Reitz

At Richmond Marathon – a little boy had a sign “This is the worst parade ever!!” — Tom Grant

From our Erie Marathon water stop last year: “Chuck Norris never ran a marathon”, and “Worst. Parade. Ever.” — Ross Aresco

 See some of the best signs from Monday’s Boston marathon.

 

 

Things I found — 4/24/14

By | April 24, 2014 1:13 am | 0 Comments

Worth Reading:

3 Tips for running downhill.

Planning to try a tri? Here’s a 12 week sprint triathlon training schedule.

Amby Burfoot: 7 great things about the 2014 Boston Marathon.

Kristen Armstrong pays tribute to her most loyal running partners in Pause for Paws.

Funny stuff

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T-shirt of the Week

Wish I’d had this shirt when I still had my Y membership and worked out in the weight room. Nothing pissed me off more than muscle-heads who left 100 lb weights on the leg press.

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