Monday, May 30, 2011

Bolder Boulder 10K Report

Great morning at the Bolder Boulder 10K. The shoes were lined up and ready to roll as we left the house at 6am:

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The kids (+ Kathy) were in the backseat.

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I hit the shitter and just made it to my wave in time to start running. I like to live on the edge.

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I will say I am not in 10K shape. Sure I just ran a marathon a month ago, but I will say that I haven’t done speed in SO long. This race was hard for me. I was tired the whole time. By the end I wanted to puke up my bagel. But I told myself I would break 50 minutes and I did while almost retching. 49:29 (7:58 avg).

I know I have a faster 10k in me, but not right now.

Ken pushed the hell out of Sam, 13, and got him a new PR of 53:03.

Emma, 10, ran with my friend Kathy who was doing her first 10K. They rocked it out at 1:14. I am so proud of Kathy who literally started running ten months ago. She never thought she could do something like this!

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It was great running weather but the minute I stopped running I started freezing, so we didn’t stick around for long. I get mean and ornery when I am cold.

I am just glad to be RACING again. This was my first race since August of last year before I got injured. Hallelujah! For all you injured souls out there, it DOES get better!

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Just because you wear a hula outfit does not mean you are warm:

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Got to go. I must be boring someone anonymous.

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Happy Memorial Day. Go eat some BBQ.

SUAR

62 comments:

  1. Excellent response! Love it.

    Way to push that pace! 10Ks are supposed to hurt. ;)

    CONGRATS to the whole family - awesome showing! Emma looks so cute in her skirt!

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  2. That is awesome! Great weather for running. I skipped out this year since I'm still recovering a little but made myself do that distance anyway and I was a little bummed that I didn't bite the bullet and do the race anyway.

    p.s. I moved my blog :)

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  3. Love your rockin' running family! Emma's skirt...too cute...looking a little cold there. Boring? Who says that? So funny...you are far from boring...many words to describe you beth but Boring isn't one of them. ballsy, humorous, intelligent, go-getter, crass at times (in a good way that doesn't go too far), energetic...but boring? ha! Maybe Anonymous was trying to be funny? LIke telling someone who just completed a marathon to stop being so lazy? Great job today! And your "rock" has been enjoying the good life...camping, beverages, and tunes...You even have a trophy.

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  4. love the skirt emma. rock that! and boring? I'm not sure who that was....crazy person. Boring is never in the SUAR vocab.

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  5. LOVE your blog. Anonymous is poopie. Loved seeing everyone at all levels pushing to what was outside their own comfort zone - that's the beauty of running - there is a challege and a goal for every single level. GREAT blog - keep it up. Loved that you barely made it to the can and to the start - that is SO ME. Helps get the adrenaline flowing. ;D

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  6. anonymous = hater. I love stalking your blog =) So fun to see you all recovered from injury and racing!

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  7. I think Anonymous is boring... if they were cool, they would come up with some sort of clever name or not hide behind the anonymous name. I'm just sayin'. How cool is it that it was a family affair?! Awesome push!

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  8. Obviously Anonymous has a blog thats soooo much cooler they cant even post their name because they might feel bad for taking all your followers away from your boring blog.

    Excellent racing BTW!

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  9. We were sad to miss it this year.
    Hoping for next year.
    Glad you had a good time!

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  10. I kept looking at that picture of Kathy saying to myself "wow, Beth has really gone all out for the 10K". Lipstick n all! Then I scrolled down to you in front of the shitter. Now there's the Beth I know!

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  11. 10k's scare me, it's like holding that painful 5k pace twice as long! Love your daughters outfit! cognrats to the whole family!

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  12. Way to go SUAR family! Your son kicked my butt. My kids are 7 & 9 and after today's race they thought we should all do it next year as well. Can't wait! Oh - great costume Emma!

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  13. I live on the edge like that, too…when I'm lucky :P that is a great return-to-racing time! Awesome! And you have some set o' legs on you, woman! They screech 'strong'! That comment was probably just an attention-seeking trouble-maker…and dang…you gave him some attention. I say him because it just seemed very 'guy', didn't it?

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  14. Happy Memorial Day to you and your fam! The BB was awesome this morning... especially the free booze afterwards.

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  15. Ha! Omg, what is wrong with people?! "Annonymous" shouldn't be a comment option.

    Emma looks so cute in her race outfit!! I love that you guys ran this as a Family, you should be the poster fam for getting America to MOVE. Congrats on the 10K - speediest or not, by Dean's standards you ran as hard as you could for today :)

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  16. Looks like a great way to spend Memorial Day - love that the whole family did the run - a great tradition. And at first glance, your friend kathy does look a little like you. ;-)

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  17. Awesome time for not doing speed! I'm not sure who's blog this anonymous person is reading, but I've never been bored over here! What a hater.

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  18. Cool! I can't wait until my kids can run races with me out of the stroller. Fuck anonymous.

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  19. Great job! I am one of those 'injured runners' and slowly making a comeback. It's amazing how every little inch of progress feels amazing!!!

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  20. love your blog! ANON's suck ass!! I get em too. delete!

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  21. Who cares what anonymous thinks? Must be fun to run with your family.

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  22. Nice work Beth! I think you're missing out on a sponsorship opportunity. Sure ... Athleta is more fancy, but Waste Management seems like such an obvious sponsor. A win/win for everyone. That pre-race picture should be all they need to see.

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  23. Uh-mazing someone would make a comment like that. Anonymous too, what a weasel.

    Congrats to the entire SUAR fam for great races, especially Mama Bear who is picking up some speed!

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  24. LOL at boring blog. People are so stupid. Great job for having the whole family out there!

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  25. Wahahaha anon needs to do a guest post!
    Great race and a fine showing! Love that pic of Emma in her hula finery.

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  26. Love the family affair. Congrats on getting out there. time doesn't matter right now--being there does!

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  27. Wow your daughter looks.. COLD!!!!! LOL!!!

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  28. I love that your entire family runs, so awesome!

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  29. Love it! You guys all look awesome (especially Emma in her super awesome hula outfit) and your 10K time was fantastic, as was Emma's and your friend's. Nice!! (and your blog is the opposite of boring, and Anonymous knows it!). <3

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  30. Anonymous is a freaking DORK!

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  31. Aw, I love family races! Too bad if I ran with my family they'd kick my booty and leave me miles behind, drinking warm and watery Gatorade.

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  32. Anonymous...your comment is boring.
    Onto more exciting news, love that your whole family raced, this is so incredible!
    :)

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  33. The anonymous comments, I hate to say, are entertaining. The last one should offend me though. MY favorite blog is boring!?!?

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  34. Boring? If there's one thing your blog 'aint and that's boring.

    How wonderful that your whole family races together and Emma looks great in that cute outfit.

    I want one of those WTF shirts!

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  35. Wow, I can't wait for the day that I consider 10K to be a short, sprinty race! I've only been running for about 9 months and they still seem like "long runs" to me!

    How awesome that your whole family runs, and your friends too!

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  36. Well I love your boring blog, if Anonymous really want a boring blog he/she/it should read mine!!!

    Love Emma, so cute and she runs a real winner. (don't worry I'm an old happily married man and I don't need a date)

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  37. I love Emma's outfit. i think that my daughter has one like that.
    49 minutes is great for not having raced in a year is awesome!!! and i love that Emma raced with your friend! very fun!
    p.s. boring, really i would like to know what other blogs he/she is reading?

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  38. I am hoping to do the Bolder Boulder next year with my sister. Great time for not doing any speed training. I love the hula outfit and she does look a little cold! I am doing my first 10k in three weeks and am soooo excited!

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  39. Love it!!! Way to beat your goal...well done!!!

    I love Emma's skirt!!!

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  40. I love that this was a whole family event! Congrats!

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  41. nice family outing. Yeah, 13.1 and less distance are pretty much full out sprints haha. They hurt.

    Great job to you and your family! Put some meat on your bones will you?

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  42. Love the little hula outfit. So cute! Maybe you should consider a matching version next time, eh? It might make your blog less boring ;)

    The anonymous boring comment made me laugh so hard...

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  43. I love the picture with all four pairs of shoes. I wish I could get my entire family out there!

    Great job on the sub-50! I hate 10Ks. I feel like puking too.

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  44. BORING!? Wow. Anonymous must work for the circus or maybe in the E.R. because otherwise they wouldn't find your blog boring. Psssh. Whateva...

    Awesome job on the 10k! That's smoking fast! I don't care what you say!

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  45. Your family is so cute. I love that you all run together!

    I feel like anonymous was kind of lame with his comment. Common, dude. Be a little more creative with your negative comments.

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  46. I love that you run this race with your family. You are all so speedy! That is a fast 10K! And I am so impressed that Emma ran it!

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  47. i love that you got to run with your family. Congrats. How amazing!

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  48. I agree with everyone else - it's so awesome that you got to run with the family!

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  49. I just started following your blog and it is NOT boring! Every day is not going to be exciting, but you write it so wonderfully (and funny, might I add) and we aren't expecting you to be Wonder Woman every day (because, ya know, that's me!) lol

    Love ya!

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  50. Poor emma...she looks like she's freezing!! I think it's awesome that you ran this as a family! Hopefully someday, I'll get to do that with my boys too!

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  51. I don't post often, but I read every post... and Mr. Anonymous has goaded me into saying something. Boring? Seriously? Mr. A. must have a seriously underdeveloped sense of humor.

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  52. Congrats to you and your family.

    The Bolder Boulder was the first race I ever ran - I was 11 and lived in Boulder at the time. My dad, my sister and I did it; and we're going to fly out next year for our 30 year anniversary and run it together again.

    Winks & Smiles,
    Wifey

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  53. I am bringing you a jacket and a blanket in three weeks b/c I don't want any attitude when I am up there.

    And I will bring TP for you too so we don't lose any precious time while we are hanging out.

    Anonymous....c'mon dude/dudette....show your face if you are going to comment that way.

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  54. Anonymous sucks. I love this blog It makes me smile and laugh and encourages me to keep on running! It's become part my my daily routine!

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  55. I love the post-race pictures of your kids! My four-year old ran her first 5k a couple of months ago and I can't wait until she's running further and faster and keeping track of PRs.

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