Juneathon Day 29


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Day 29 of 30
Stats
Distance:  3.35
Time:  35 minutes
Route:  Increasing hill intervals- treadmill
Total Juneathon running miles:  50.12
X training:  5


Took some pointers from my last post and did hill intervals which did make the treadmill much more enjoyable.  It was tough and I'm excited for the next one.  Usually I don't count my warm up/cool down mileage, but I think maybe I'll start.  .3 warm up, 3.05 intervals + cool down = 3.35
Have a great weekend!
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Juneathon Day 28 - How to ENJOY the Treadmill

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Day 28 of 30
Stats
Distance:  0
Time:  45 minutes
Route:  Boot Camp - Cardio Weight Day
Total Juneathon running miles:  47.77
X training:  5


Boot camp was hard as usual and I'm sore as usual (perma-sore).  It's getting warm out these days...109 yesterday and today is going to be 111.  Last night we ate Rubios almost at dark and it was still 107.    We're almost in the thick of summer!  I want to see a haboob.


Ways to Make the Treadmill FUN:


  • Put the treadmill in a location that won't require you to stare straight at the wall.
  • Watch tv or bring your laptop/iPad and prop it up to watch a movie/show to pass the time.
  • Turn on closed caption and listen to music while watching the tv.
  • Listen to music.
  • Use a fan to imitate the breeze of an outdoor run (I need this).
  • Mix up the treadmill programming and schedule hard days and easy days.
  • Use commercial breaks as HILL climbs or SPEED intervals (genius).
  • Keep track of your runs and race yourself.
  • Read (I don't know if I can do this one).
I like to cover/turn off all the mileage and timing #s and I'll check it at the end of every other song, or at commercials only.  Otherwise I just stare at it and when it's hot in the gym those #s don't move very fast.  But it's all worth it.  =]

Only two more Juneathon posts.  Then I'm thinking about resting the leg a little.  Happy FRIDAY!
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Race Day - Villa Park 10k

**I've been hearing the fires are still getting even worse, and so many are losing everything they have to them.  Please pray for those in Colorado and Utah.  Please be safe everyone!**

We ran a race on our family vacation!  My family has become kind of obsessed since the whole SLC marathon which is sweet until they started beating me by embarrassing amounts.  Where is the courtesy???
Race: Villa Park Run 5k, 10k or progressive marathon
Location: Villa Park, CA
Date: Saturday, June 23rd @ 7:30am
Distance: 10k:  6.2 miles (We had four Garmins reading 6.36 miles actual)
Total runners:  200 10kers and 550 5kers

Christy
Goal:  PR
Time:  51:35
Age group placement:  1st / 13
Gender placement:  10th / 103 
Overall placement: 48th / 193
Average Bib Pace (based on 6.2 miles):  8:19
Garmin average pace:  8:06

Ben
Goal:  No goal.  He's run a few time since SL.
Time:  45:18
Age group placement:  1st / 10
Gender placement:  14th / 90
Overall placement:  16th / 193
Average Bib Pace:  7:17
Garmin Average Pace:  7:07

Familia:
Dallin- 6th overall, 42:57, 6:55 average pace, 6:45 Garmin pace, 2nd in AG

Dad- didn't have his Garmin, 54:21, 8:45 pace.  Pretty freaking good!

Jolie- 1:01:45 even with porta potty battles, 9:57 average!

James-  Injured thus the photographer!  382 pictures...boom!
The pros (at least read the last one):
  • Simple and well marked course 
  • Lots of friendly volunteers and water 
  • Lots of officers on block corners and cross roads 
  • Roads were closed to traffic 
  • Massage booths 
  • Tee shirts weren't cotton 
  • Chip timed 
  • Start line was divided by pace times 
  • PERFECT weather 
  • Finishing medals for ALL, and extra medals for placing 
  • Double loop for 10kers which I liked knowing the route for the second half 
  • There was a cute pony

CONS:
  • Weaving at the end of the 10k to pass the slower 5kers and stroller pushers
  • MY GARMIN DIDN'T START!  Bah.

So the race started and I kept checking my pace and it was all over the place and I couldn't get settled in and was so confused.  About 1/2 mile in...oh gee...my Garmin still reads 0.00.  Nooooo.  So I started my watch late and hit my lap button as I crossed the first 5k.  According to chip timing, I ran a quicker second 5k.  =]

Ben's splits.  He is amazing with negative splits.  I guess he has mastered hills.
 The start and finish were at the same location, but you can see where my error occurred.  :/  Blast.
My family passing the 5k mark!. . . plus cow.
I think everyone PR'd since 10k races seem rarer to find and I'm not sure my sibs have run one??  I PR'd by 1:28 even on the slightly long course so I'm happy.  I wish I knew my exact 10k Garmin time just for kicks.  It probably was close to my 2012 goal of sub 50?

I made leaderboard on their website.  :D  Barely.  Maria beat me by an effing second.
Coming in for the finish!!

That was so much fun.  When is the next one?


Happy Wednesday night!  Be safe!!
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Juneathon Day 27

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Day 27 of 30
Stats
Distance:  2 miles
Time:  19:25 (10 min first mile, 9:25 second)
Route:  Treadmill
Total Juneathon running miles:  47.77
X training:  4


I planned on 3, but my boss called at 1-1/2 so I decided to call it quits early so I could be a good employee.  0:)  (Really I just wanted an excuse to stop sweating miserably in that fan-less gym.)
A year ago Ben and I moved to Arizona from Utah.  When we moved here it was on fire, including the largest fire in AZ history.  Utah, on the other hand, was in the middle of major flooding and it was insane there.


My mom text me earlier today and I've been reading ksl, and Utah is on fire like Colorado, and so many structures are being burned and homes lost, and even a life.  It is so sad.  Good luck to all my fellow Utahns that may be dealing with it.


Today I am thankful that all we're dealing with here is 109 degrees. Be safe everyone.
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Juneathon Day 26


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Day 26 of 30
Stats
Distance:  0
Time:  45 minutes
Route:  Boot Camp
Total Juneathon running miles:  45.77
X training:  4


Every other day is cardio/endurance or weights/endurance, so today was weights.  During push ups sweat was pouring off my face like a pitcher of water (because you wanted to know).  I definitely see how people lose weight with boot camp, holy crap.

I don't remember the names of the moves we did.  They got harder after Curtis announced to the world that I was using too light of weights, thus guilting me into getting bigger dumbbells after the first set.

I definitely recommend boot camp!  The atmosphere is different from CrossFit, maybe less intimidating to those trying to start the journey to losing weight or getting fit.  Either way, FUN.
Happy almost humpday!
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Juneathon Day 25

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Day 25 of 30
Stats
Distance:  0
Time:  45 minutes
Route:  Boot Camp
Total Juneathon running miles:  45.77
X training:  3


In 107 degree heat...

15 seconds holding a low squat, 15 seconds jumping squats, 15 seconds holding a low squat, 15 seconds jumping squats

15 second rest

Ski/squat jumps (hamstrings/buttox) for 60 seconds

15 second rest

Burpees for 60 seconds

15 second rest

Speed jacks (fast jumping jacks of death) 60 seconds

15 second rest

Repeat all 4x...then finish with one minute fast running.
DONE


Back from vaca, and back to formatting my posts on a real computer, though I'm kind of burned out of Juneathon posting...almost done!  I'm having severe post vacation blues so it is nice to have a set time for class to get me out there in that heat.  I'll be doing boot camp for the next little awhile with Ben!

I have lots of fun pictures that are currently overwhelming me, but shall make their way on here in the near future.  Like this one...
Photo taken by my other brother James who is still out with injury.

Happy Tuesday.  It is Tuesday right?
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Juneathon Day 24

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Day 24 of 30
Stats
Distance:  ...?
Time:  Awhile.
Route:  Around Newport Beach, then the airport, so forth for a lovely Sunday walk.
Total Juneathon running miles:  45.77
X training:  2


It's nice to go on vacation and eat a lot of junk, but spend most of vacation walking.  Less guilt.  And I'm behind on Juneathon.  Moving along...
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Juneathon Day 23 - Race Day

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Juneathon 
Day 23 of 30

Stats
Distance:  6.36 miles
Time:  51:35
Route:  Villa Park CA 10k
Total Juneathon running miles:  45.77
X training:  2

The race this morning went really well! I didn't know how I would do since most of my running lately has been slow and in 100+ temps. 

I came in at 51:35 for 1st in my age group and a PR with an average 8:05 pace (ish). My last full mile was even my strongest at a 7:50, and I still was able to kick it at the finish! :)

Ben came in 1st in his age group too!, and Dallin came in 2nd in his and 8th overall. My dad rocked it with 9:00ish miles, and so did my sis. James was the photog.

Great day for a family race, and very organized race as well. Pictures/ recap to come soon.


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Juneathon Day 22

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Day 22 of 30
Stats Distance:  15 hours of walking
Time:  15 hours
Route:  Disneyland
Total Juneathon running miles:  39.41
X training:  2

Yesterday was a long day, but it went pretty fast and was a lot of fun. Picked up Ben for the latter half- yay! 

My running has been less, but I sure feel like the legs have taken a beating this week.

A [small because I don't know how to enlarge] pic from Worlds of Color...I think that was the name. Amazing!


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Juneathon Day 21

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Day 21 of 30

Stats
Distance:  8.5 hours of walking
Time:  8.5 hours
Route:  Universal Studios
Total Juneathon running miles:  39.41
X training:  2

Today the fam went to Universal Studios. The tram tour will always be my favorite! You see real sets and experience a glimpse into shooting a film. Can't wait to show pictures!! The Transformers ride was amazing as well!

However, I really miss Ben. We haven't been apart more than a day since we got married, and with the new job we thought it better to not ask for time off so soon. I am excited to have him join us tomorrow!!

Whoville where the Whos live from How The Grinch Stole Christmas.  :)


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Juneathon Day 20

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Day 20 of 30

Stats
Distance:  3.1 miles
Time:  30:13
Route:  Beach day!
Total Juneathon running miles:  39.41
X training:  2

Today we spent the day at Newport Beach and are fried to prove it! Then this evening my sister, brother D and I went jogging down the pier and boardwalk. We did a 5k to see how running here will feel at our race this weekend. It was an easy run! I guess training in the heat DOES help (plus the elevation difference). I couldn't believe I wasn't sweating afterwards when lately back home I'm sweating bullets during my warm up.

I'm excited to see how we all do: Dallin, dad, Benny, Jolie, me and James if runs. He's still been out with injury. Happy Thursday!


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Juneathon Day 19

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Day 19 of 30

Stats
Distance:  10 hours of walking
Time:  10 hours
Route:  Vacation week, today was Knott's Berry Farm
Total Juneathon running miles:  36.34
Total Juneathon walking miles:  I lost count at 87543
X training:  2

We had a great vacation day and my favorite ride was probably still Montezuma's Revenge since there was no line and we could keep riding. Fun.

We are pooped. Vacationing is hard work. Have a happy hump day. :)

Sorry the pictures don't like to be big enough to see.  :/


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Juneathon Day 18

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Day 18 of 30

Stats
Distance:  8 hours of walking
Time:  Oh...8 hours
Route:  Six Flags Magic Mountain
Total Juneathon running miles:  36.34
Total Juneathon walking miles:  Bazillions
X training:  2

Hi there.  Reporting from Newport Beach!  Spent the day at Magic Mountain and it was lovely.  We rode a million roller coasters and have the rebelling headaches to prove it.  :P  It was awesome.  Now it is midnight and we await pizza.  Living the healthy life.  :) 

No running today or probably tomorrow.

Did I figure out how to post a pic I hope?... Click to enlarge.  I don't know how to make it not bite size from here.


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Juneathon Day 17

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Day 17 of 30

Stats
Distance:  A coupla Sunday walking miles.
Time:  Awhile
Route:  Airport, all over the place, 1.5 miles round trip walking to dinner, so forth...
Total Juneathon running miles:  36.34
Total Juneathon walking miles:  Lots?
X training:  2

Hi, it's me. I'm still doing Juneathon, but I'm on vaca so I am posting from the iPad, which I really don't know how to do (hence the lack of formatting). I have pictures that I don't know how to post, but perhaps I will figure it out. So the end of this boring catch up post.

-CB
Happy Sunday a day late!

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Juneathon Day 16


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Day 16 of 30
Stats
Distance:  1 mile
Time:  9:45
Route:  Treadmill
Total Juneathon running miles:  36.34
Total Juneathon walking miles:  3.56+
X training:  2


It was hard to get up and running this morning.  I finally convinced myself I would only force upon myself a single mile if I would just get there, and I really quit after one.  30 minutes later I was drinking a soda.  One of those days (weekend yay).  30 minutes after that we were at Costco buying lots more seaweed for my ace.
If I could repeat one day for awhile, today would be one of those kinds.  It was fabulous (thank you Ben!!), and on top of that we went shopping so I should log three hours of walking.  I have some pictures, but my camera is clear on the kitchen counter.  :/

This time tomorrow it's vacation for a week.  Gotta rest the leg up for our race next weekend.  I don't know what I'll do about Juneathon.  We'll see.
Have a great Sabbath!  Congrats to all my Ragnarlies that ran Wasatch.  We are ever so jealous.  =)  I saw one team name was something like, "Sorry Honey Not Tonight, I'm On The Ragnar."  Hilarious.

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Juneathon Day 15 - Date Night


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Day 15 of 30
(1/2 over!!)
Stats
Distance:  3.5 miles
Time:  32:07 (negative splits 9:37, 9:13, 8:57, 8:44)
Temp:  95+
Route:  Trails
Total Juneathon running miles:  35.34
Total Juneathon walking miles:  3.56
X training:  2


Friday night we drove out to some trails we've driven by multiple times.  Maybe 1/4 or 1/3 of it was on pavement, but the rest was dirt which was nice.  And we were all alone minus all the many bunnies bouncing across the trails.
It was really hot, but we are getting used to running in the heat these days.  We have many more of them to go!
Then we went to the new Zupas that is having its grand opening as we speak.  I have missed Zupas.  It is delicious!!
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$#@*athon Day 14

It's only the 14th?  LOL


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Day 14 of 30
Stats
Distance:  3 miles (negative splits...tho I don't exactly know what they were)
Time:   29:00
Route:   Treadmill
Total Juneathon running miles:  31.84
Total Juneathon walking miles:  3.56
X training:  2


Saturday we went to Costco for the second time ever (yay), and I was on the hunt for a big box of seaweed (thanks Diana).  FOUND IT.  ATE IT.  ALL.  In four days.  :/
We only spent $60 at Costco.  That's got to be some kind of record.  The first time we spent 8x that.  I felt a little broken after that trip minus the raspberries that were amazing.  I love seaweed and have been craving it a lot (kind of like my summer pickle cravings).

Anywho, today's lunchtime run was lovely.  I shouldn't push all the buttons unless I know what I'm doing because my time disappeared before I saw it.  29:00?
That's all.  Now lunch is over and I'm starting a job called "Net Docs," and don't exactly know what that is yet.

Ben:  Net Docs huh? Maybe it's a typo and its Net Dogs and they sell discount puppies via UPS... and they need a new building to do that from? IDK... good luck! 

lol  Have a fabulous rest of Thursday and Friday!
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Juneathon Day 13 - Running In Heat

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Day 13 of 30
Stats
Distance:  3 miles
Time:   25:19 with negative splits (8:53, 8:23, 8:03)
Temp:  100 degrees
Route:   Around beautiful Phoenix
Total Juneathon running miles:  28.84
Total Juneathon walking miles:  3.56
X training:  2
I think my hair is drenched here.  Literally the kind you can squeeze with your hands wet.  Gross.
I find it funny that the day after I post about staying injury free, I go out and push my shin probably more than I should have.  After all these treadmill runs, it just was awesome to be outside for a run!!  Wheeee!  Leg feels fine now, but tomorrow will be the big indicator.

Yesterday I read a little out of one of Jeff Galloway's books at the bookstore, and it had a chart listed for heat/temperature increases and speed decrease along with a lot of great info on running in the heat.  It made me feel better about these summer runs that feel a lot tougher than they should.

For an 8 minute mile runner, this is what it becomes with heat increase:
55-60 degrees - 8:05 
60-65 degrees - 8:15 
65-70 degrees - 8:25 
70-75 degrees - 8:35 
75-80 degrees - 8:58 
80-85 degrees - 9:35 
Above 85 degrees - Forget it... run for fun.

I think we might still be dipping under 85 degrees at like 4am for a few, but for the most part we are in the "forget it...run for fun" category for the next few months.
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Juneathon Day 12 - How To Get Injured

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Day 12 of 30
Stats
Distance:  2.63 miles
Time:  24:35
Route:  2 miles treadmill, .63 miles around the outdoor mall
Total Juneathon running miles:  25.84
Total Juneathon walking miles:  3.56
X training:  2


You know it's too hot when you want to quit at one mile.  I need to find a different gym time to run than when the sun is in my eyes and making me deathly hot.  I think I want to buy one of those giant fans from Costco.  I quit at two miles and went to run outside 'where it was cooler.'

Ben joined me and we ran around the outdoor mall, but ended up at Rubios gorging ourselves and walking back.  LOL  So much for 3 or 4 miles today.  Since Rubios is on the far end of the mall, I credited us .5 for walking too.  haha
It seems like there have been a lot of my friends and family dealing with running related injury that I decided to do a little research.  I never dealt with the threat of injury until I trained for my first marathon this past spring.  Though I followed a strict plan, I foolishly increased my mileage while also pushing too hard and cross training too much.  That resulted in shin problems and a slower paced training overall, and much stress.

I think many of us are naive when it comes to getting injured because we never have been (me me me), and we think those that get injured are somehow doing something wrong (sadly me again).  I have been running since I can remember, but the worst injury I had were blisters from my shoes that weren't big enough.  I just was lucky.  Lots of people are lucky, and lots aren't.



Ways To Get A Running Injury (mostly I just speak from experience, sadly):


Doing too much too fast-
The lungs have the capability to adapt to sudden increases in physical activity, while the body itself does not.  The body has to be conditioned to run.  The shock of zero to twenty or thirty miles in a week can have devastating results...albeit maybe not for a few months.  I think the recommended weekly mileage increase is 10%.  You can go here: http://halhigdon.com/ to find training plans for all distances.

Wearing the wrong shoes:
Get properly analyzed and fitted by a running professional at a running store rather than a fitness/sports store.  I overpronate and wear stability shoes while Ben wears a neutral.  You can learn about pronation here:  http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-240-319-327-7727-0,00.html  You should be able to fit a thumb width between the edge of your toe and the end of the shoe.  I wear a size 6, but 6-1/2 or 7 running shoe (you get over the boat feet feeling soon enough).

Wearing old shoes:
Shoes are worn down and compressed each time you go running.  After 200-400 miles your shoes will lose their cushioning and proper support (even if they look brand new still).  Time for new kicks.

Skipping your warm-up:
Warm up shmarm up.  I never liked to stop running once I started running...but I've since learned.  I start with a slow jog to warm the muscles (1/2 mile-ish+ or so) before stopping and properly stretching.  Runner's World recommends 15-30 minutes for 5ks, 10-15 minutes for 10ks, 10 minutes for a half, the starting mile of a marathon, and never bouncing during a stretch.

Bad form:
I think this one is obvious.  Bad form equals unnecessary stress and strain on the body.  I was a heel striker until four months ago without problem, but then the shins said no and I started my transition away from it.  (I do need help with my form.)  You can read all about form here:  http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-238-267-268-8210-0,00.html

Running too fast or going "all out":
Beginning runners should run a pace that leaves you able to hold a conversation.  Once you build a base fitness level, you can start doing speed training once a week.  Speed runs puts additional stresses on the joints that you also need to condition the body to.  Never run "all out" during a speed session.

These are a couple of many.  Hopefully somebody has found them helpful.  I think the best way to learn is through experience...but if anything, learn from my mistakes and most importantly get fitted for shoes, even if they aren't the pink ones.  Ugly colored shoes are better than pain or stress fractures.  Sitting on the curb crying at less than a quarter of the way into a run is so defeating.

Happy Tuesday NIGHT.  Tomorrow is humpday.  :)
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Juneathon Day 11


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Day 11 of 30
Stats
Distance:  0
Time:  45 minutes?
Route:  Boot Camp!!
Total Juneathon running miles:  23.21
Total Juneathon walking miles:  3.06
X training:  2


Holy crap, we've never been to boot camp but went tonight.  I would consider myself decently in shape, but I thought I was going to die.  1 minute burpees, 15 second rest, 1 minute hard cardio (running, etc.), 15 second rest, etc.  So I was like dead by round 4 and then Coach Curtis informed us that we were doing twenty rounds!!!  Holy fetch.  I might pass out or puke by the half way mark.

Thank goodness it was only 102 today (lol).  Curtis was mic'd and yelling the whole time, and he freely referred to us as the "newbies."  I liked having him yelling because when I was falling apart and he was coming my way I was mentally charged to be able to pretend that I was alright.  Funny how that works.

This is just a little over half the crew perhaps...
After the cardio workout we did 5 minutes of 10 seconds squat bear claw jumping jack thingys, 5 seconds rest, 10 seconds plank, 5 seconds rest, etc.  Then DONE.  Time to recover.
Ben rocked it (of course) and he enjoyed it too and we were both pretty dead.  We like the motivation of getting yelled at I guess, but Curtis was cool.  I would love to continue here.  Unfortunately it costs $200 a month and I kind of blew it and didn't buy the $20 for a month special on LivingSocial that expired today.  But I might be able to work something out to go once or twice a week or something.  =)

Meanwhile, thank goodness I didn't run beforehand because I don't know if I'd have made it.  Tomorrow is back at it.  Have a great Tuesday.  One day down!
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Juneathon Day 10


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Day 10 of 30
Stats
Distance:  1.5 miles
Time:  1/2 hour-ish
Route:  Outdoor mall area
Total Juneathon running miles:  23.21
Total Juneathon walking miles:  3.06
X training:  1

We did another nice Sunday walk exploring where we live.  Juneathon is 1/3 over and I ran everyday but did walks on Sundays so far.  Even with low mileage I can feel my shins a little this weekend, so I might cross train more this week.  I have contacted a coach that perhaps can help me out.
We went to our first major league baseball game this weekend, the Diamondbacks!  It was fun.  I bought us the cheapest tickets possible and feared horrible seats, but we'd probably buy the same ones again because we liked them.  
I've only been to minor league and was blown away at the size of this place.  And a retractable roof?  I came home and watched a Youtube clip of it closing.  LOL  There is even a real organist!  I always thought Motabs organist would be my favorite job, but I think this one comes in 2nd.  I wonder if Bobby Freeman has a fan page.  haha
We saw some kid jump to catch a teeshirt and fall over the seats in front and pretty much snap his arm.  Kinda gross, poor guy.

The Diamondbacks game was fun and I think we'll be going again soon since now we are only 20 minutes away.  Definitely recommend!

Have a happy Monday.
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