Monday, July 20, 2015

I Should Be a Model

I love camping because it gives you permission to be the least attractive possible. No make up, no showering. I am hoping I don’t get too many offers to be a model. I get so tired of those.

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Sometimes I get these wild hairs where I think we’re not doing enough together as a family or we’re not appreciating where we live enough and I demand we DO SOMETHING. For God sake, everyone get off of your devices and play Scrabble! Get your asses in the car we are going to a campground that is 10,000 feet up and there will be no WiFi, no Netflix and no running water and you will all love it, dammit. And, you will thank me for the hours it took for me to plan meals, air out the tent, pack the car, and put bottles of wine in the cooler.

You will probably get all put out that I might forget one thing like skewers for your marshmallows, but I will remind you I am not perfect and maybe next time you could participate in the packing process.

But, we really did have fun.

The kids learned to play Gin Rummy during a thunderstorm while we were holed up in the tent. We had grilled pork tenderloin and Annie’s mac and cheese for dinner. We took a few hikes and Heidi hated it.

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Some of my fondest memories as a kid are camping at Assateague Island in Maryland. We would put chicken necks on string, catch crabs and boil them up for dinner. I always loved the wild ponies that roamed the beach. As an adult I’ve traded the beach for the mountains, but it’s still pretty special.

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These three. Could not love them more. I spy some glaciers.

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Moving on.

So, I have this little race coming up in a few weeks. It is a 200 mile relay over the Rocky Mountains. I’ve done tons of relays, but never on an ultra team. There will only be 5 of us covering the distance.

200 miles divided by 5 = a shitload of miles per person. Specifically I am doing 39 miles over the 24 hours or however long it takes us. I have 6 runs:

Leg 1: 4.5 miles – This is FUN! And not hard at all! Ultras are so easy!
Leg 2: 2 miles – I could do this in my sleep. 2 miles? Please. I think I’ll jump rope the whole way.
Leg 3: 12.9 miles – Hmmm. Shit’s getting real. Who put this mountain pass here? In the middle of the night? I hate ultras. I am tired. I’m scared. I am too old for this crap. Need coffee.
Leg 4: 5.3 miles – yep, legs don’t want to go. I have to poop. I hate all of my team mates. They smell and are a bunch of complainers. Need coffee.
Leg 5: 7.5 miles. I am running on (fart) fumes. I only have one more leg after this and then I can sleep for 45 hours and binge watch Netflix. Need coffee.
Leg 6: 7.0 miles. This is it! I am doing this. What an incredible experience. I love everyone, especially my team mates. One word: beer.

I usually make up my own training plans, but I was kind of stumped about how to train for this one. I just pretended to put something together that might work. Or, it might not. Whatever.

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Hey, one more thing. I just finished Scott Jurek’s Eat and Run. Have you read it? I got some major inspiration and a few new recipes to try.

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Do you like to camp? Did you camp as a kid?

What’s the last running book you read? Before Eat and Run it was David Clark’s Out There.

SUAR

30 comments:

  1. wow... you'll do great on the ultra relay - can't wait to read all about it!!!

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    1.  Reasons Why I Can Say Love Spells And other Kinds Of Spell Works
      Reading about spell is not new to anyone who uses the internet frequently.More accurately, most of us depend greatly on the internet for information's and ways to fix things.It can be relationship related, or finance related or any kind of problem you can think of.So in all words we try everything we read to fix it which might just include spell casting.I know this sounds crazy but believe me spell casting is just as real as any other thing you can think of. It just turned out that the internet is flooded with a lot of fake making it is very difficult to separate the "shaft from the wheat" fake from real so here are reason that i think will convince positively about spell casting.
      Even before any of us reading this article was brought into exist those before us and before them and before those before them relied on spell for healing, protection, blessing and all other thing and guess what? they never complained about the failure maybe because there where no fakes then or those who asked the spell casters help completed the process rather than not seeing it through to the end.
      A lot of supernatural thing happens around us.We are either too blind to see it or we just let science explain it for us.We think anything that science can't explain is left to be thought as nothing.
      There are a lot of those all over the internet.Yes, we can say not all are true but yet again, we can't say that they are all not true because we can never be sure unless we go through the complete process that is required from us.
      A lot of you reading this might say am sick or crazy or what ever you may please just describe how discontent you are with this article but am glad even one has his or her right to their personal opinion which this is.It can only be understood by those who see reasons with me.I was in a messed up situation and the only help i could get was from a spell caster and if i have to, will seek their help all over again because even if we refuse to believe,this world is bigger that what our eyes can see and what our senses can feel.
      Even if this sounds religious, it will interest you to know that it is not religious because contrarily to what we all know, Magic or sorcery or spell making has nothing to do with religion its more like the understanding of deep nature that goes beyond what we see and what we feel.If it is right to believe that the earth rotates because some man made telescope tell us so,why is it wrong to believe magic sorcery or spells let us gain access to deep mother nature when nature expose itself everyday.
      This is not meant for everyone to read but if you do,and you want a spell caster find one carefully and if i would,i advice you contact priest jaja with this email that he uses in helping alot of people, it happens i was helped by him and he has been my spiritual father and will also be my spiritual father his email is jaja12demonspell@gmail.com and his phone number is +2347051731432 i wish you best of lucks.

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  2. I love to go camping but it is too dang hot in South Texas to do any of that right now! And kudos for the relay!

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  3. Ha! I am returning that very book to the library today. Also I discovered Finding Traction on U- tube. Have been waiting to see this.. Pretty darn inspiring...

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    1.  Reasons Why I Can Say Love Spells And other Kinds Of Spell Works
      Reading about spell is not new to anyone who uses the internet frequently.More accurately, most of us depend greatly on the internet for information's and ways to fix things.It can be relationship related, or finance related or any kind of problem you can think of.So in all words we try everything we read to fix it which might just include spell casting.I know this sounds crazy but believe me spell casting is just as real as any other thing you can think of. It just turned out that the internet is flooded with a lot of fake making it is very difficult to separate the "shaft from the wheat" fake from real so here are reason that i think will convince positively about spell casting.
      Even before any of us reading this article was brought into exist those before us and before them and before those before them relied on spell for healing, protection, blessing and all other thing and guess what? they never complained about the failure maybe because there where no fakes then or those who asked the spell casters help completed the process rather than not seeing it through to the end.
      A lot of supernatural thing happens around us.We are either too blind to see it or we just let science explain it for us.We think anything that science can't explain is left to be thought as nothing.
      There are a lot of those all over the internet.Yes, we can say not all are true but yet again, we can't say that they are all not true because we can never be sure unless we go through the complete process that is required from us.
      A lot of you reading this might say am sick or crazy or what ever you may please just describe how discontent you are with this article but am glad even one has his or her right to their personal opinion which this is.It can only be understood by those who see reasons with me.I was in a messed up situation and the only help i could get was from a spell caster and if i have to, will seek their help all over again because even if we refuse to believe,this world is bigger that what our eyes can see and what our senses can feel.
      Even if this sounds religious, it will interest you to know that it is not religious because contrarily to what we all know, Magic or sorcery or spell making has nothing to do with religion its more like the understanding of deep nature that goes beyond what we see and what we feel.If it is right to believe that the earth rotates because some man made telescope tell us so,why is it wrong to believe magic sorcery or spells let us gain access to deep mother nature when nature expose itself everyday.
      This is not meant for everyone to read but if you do,and you want a spell caster find one carefully and if i would,i advice you contact priest jaja with this email that he uses in helping alot of people, it happens i was helped by him and he has been my spiritual father and will also be my spiritual father his email is jaja12demonspell@gmail.com and his phone number is +2347051731432 i wish you best of lucks.

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  4. For many years we did a family camping trip - 3 generations (my parents, siblings, and their kids.) Great fun, incredible memories. We camped on the central California coast which meant cool early mornings (60s), relief from hot central California temps (triple digits.)

    Last running book I read was Lopez Lomong's "Running for My Life." Amazing story of the lost boys of Sudan.

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  5. We didn't really camp growing up, so I've only camped a few times and I have to say that I like the IDEA of camping far more than the reality of sleeping in a tent and being dirty for days on end. Most of the people I know who love camping are sleeping in 5th wheel trailers, so they're having a completely different experience than I am (and are probably keeping their beer cold without having to source ice every day LOL).

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  6. Wow! That race sounds awesome. Bet you're gonna have a blast. Yes, read Scott's book and loved it. Fantastic inspiration for your next race. Look forward to a full report when you get back.

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  7. Woah. That race sounds intense and awesome at the same time. You will do great! We recently just got back from a trip to the ADKS and I LOVE that there is no wifi or cell service. We would camp up there often as kids, when electronics weren't the only form of entertainment. So now we have a rule that there are minimal electronics on the trips - even for adults.

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  8. I love camping. I don't do it often enough but really should try.
    The last running related book was Paula Radcliffe's autobiography - my story so fatr. Such an inspiring book.
    I'm sure you'll rock your ultra relay, you seem such a toughie :)

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  9. Heidi is such a cute doggy! I went camping for the first time a couple years ago, and was surprised by how much I loved it. Not shaving, poo'ing in the woods (though let's face it, as an avid trail runner, that's a near every day occurrence for me) -- loved it! You're going to have so much fun at that relay. I also did a relay for the first time a few years ago and had an absolute blast. Make sure to rest between legs (that sounds dirty) and keep up with your eating and drinking. I'm currently reading "Unbroken" and it's amazing.

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  10. I'm really not a high maintenance person, but I do not like to camp. I need a bed and a roof. Otherwise I don't sleep, and let's just say that it's not fun for anyone when that happens! LIke you, I want to get the family all together but the boys just hate the idea of it. I'm a little jealous of those happy teens in the picture in your post...

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    1. I have to agree with you about the sleep. We all slept like crap and it took a full day to recover. I just read an incredible article "The Letter Your Teenager Can't Write You." I think you might get something out of it, I know I did. Yes, they are happy in that picture, but believe me, there are highs and lows. I wish we could go out for some wine.
      http://www.emotionalgeographic.com/parents-corner/2015/6/23/the-letter-your-teenager-cant-write-you

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    2. Thank you for posting the link for that letter. Let's just say, I needed to read that.

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  11. I ran an ultra in February. I had 33 miles. It is hard to find a training plan but I asked some gals that had done it and put one together. Just include lots of leg strengthening and 2 a day runs. For three weeks I ran about 8 miles in the morning and 8 miles in the evening. You'll own it! It sucks. haha

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  12. I like to camp but I'm more of a RV with running water type. Is that still considered camping? Goodluck traiNing for your Ultra. I have heard of that book but never read it. I will have to now. I love Run by Dean Karnazas. Another inspiring book about ultras.

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  13. Your race sounds fun. I look forward to reading all about it! Enjoy it.
    We camped when I was a kid but it was in our camper at Fort Wilderness (Disney). It was pretty cool. A few years ago I camped on an island with friends. It was great for a night but I don't think I'd want to do much more than that (mostly because it basically consisted of drinking and swimming and I think there's only so much of that you can do before things get dangerous).
    The last book I read was "I Remember Running: The Year I Got Everything I Ever Wanted...and ALS". It was heartbreaking but beautifully written. It made me think about how fortunate I am for a number of reasons, particularly for my health and mobility. I highly recommend it!

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  14. I like camping if it involves a cabin somewhere, so I guess that isn't camping. The only relay I've done and will do again this year is the Hood to Coast, which I think you've done? I ran twice daily and I would suggest running them back to back. I'm not sure what would prepare you for all that running and no sleep besides having teenagers...

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  15. Camping? Absolutely not! As a girl who loves her sleep, I require a/c, a bed and hot running water. More power to you, if you enjoy it, but it's not for me.

    Your race sounds like fun - and a little bit scary! Can't wait to read the race report!

    The last book I read was "Still Alice" by Lisa Genova. I thought it might be less gut-wrenching than the movie . . . wrong! Talk about a book that makes you question every forgetful moment you've ever had!! Very powerful!

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  16. I am actually reading Eat and Run now. I just finished reading Born to Run. They are both very inspirational.

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  17. What might help you with training is scheduling a few doubles each week. This will simulate the actual relay. I'm always surprised that more ultra training plans don't include them....There is no better way to get used to running on fatigued legs than doing doubles....it's just as critical as back-to-back long runs

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  18. That book is so good! Love the recipes for long run food, especially the onigiri. I add hoisin sauce to get a dose of sugar, plus it's delicious.

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  19. Hello Every one that read my testimony i know that this are websites for prayer and i don't want to abusive here or may be you think am here to make advert i just want to share this life experience with you all most of you might not believe in spell casting or think it evil which is never so that was what i also think at the first stage but when i get close to it i knew it never evil or bad even in the Bible there were spell caster who served God and also performs Miracle. just give it a little step of faith and things will change back for you. Am here to testify what this great spell caster done for me. i never believe in spell casting, until when i was was tempted to try it. i and my husband have been having a lot of problem living together, he will always not make me happy because he have fallen in love with another lady outside our relationship, i tried my best to make sure that my husband leave this woman but the more i talk to him the more he makes me fell sad, so my marriage is now leading to divorce because he no longer gives me attention. so with all this pain and agony, i decided to contact this spell caster to see if things can work out between me and my husband again. this spell caster who was a woman told me that my husband is really under a great spell that he have been charm by some magic, so she told me that she was going to make all things normal back. she did the spell on my husband and after 5 days my husband changed completely he even apologize with the way he treated me that he was not him self, i really thank this woman her name is Dr Aluta she have bring back my husband back to me i want you all to contact her who are having any problem related to marriage issue and relationship problem she will solve it for you. her email is traditionalspellhospital@gmail.com she is a woman and she is great. wish you good time.

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    1.  Reasons Why I Can Say Love Spells And other Kinds Of Spell Works
      Reading about spell is not new to anyone who uses the internet frequently.More accurately, most of us depend greatly on the internet for information's and ways to fix things.It can be relationship related, or finance related or any kind of problem you can think of.So in all words we try everything we read to fix it which might just include spell casting.I know this sounds crazy but believe me spell casting is just as real as any other thing you can think of. It just turned out that the internet is flooded with a lot of fake making it is very difficult to separate the "shaft from the wheat" fake from real so here are reason that i think will convince positively about spell casting.
      Even before any of us reading this article was brought into exist those before us and before them and before those before them relied on spell for healing, protection, blessing and all other thing and guess what? they never complained about the failure maybe because there where no fakes then or those who asked the spell casters help completed the process rather than not seeing it through to the end.
      A lot of supernatural thing happens around us.We are either too blind to see it or we just let science explain it for us.We think anything that science can't explain is left to be thought as nothing.
      There are a lot of those all over the internet.Yes, we can say not all are true but yet again, we can't say that they are all not true because we can never be sure unless we go through the complete process that is required from us.
      A lot of you reading this might say am sick or crazy or what ever you may please just describe how discontent you are with this article but am glad even one has his or her right to their personal opinion which this is.It can only be understood by those who see reasons with me.I was in a messed up situation and the only help i could get was from a spell caster and if i have to, will seek their help all over again because even if we refuse to believe,this world is bigger that what our eyes can see and what our senses can feel.
      Even if this sounds religious, it will interest you to know that it is not religious because contrarily to what we all know, Magic or sorcery or spell making has nothing to do with religion its more like the understanding of deep nature that goes beyond what we see and what we feel.If it is right to believe that the earth rotates because some man made telescope tell us so,why is it wrong to believe magic sorcery or spells let us gain access to deep mother nature when nature expose itself everyday.
      This is not meant for everyone to read but if you do,and you want a spell caster find one carefully and if i would,i advice you contact priest jaja with this email that he uses in helping alot of people, it happens i was helped by him and he has been my spiritual father and will also be my spiritual father his email is jaja12demonspell@gmail.com and his phone number is +2347051731432 i wish you best of lucks.

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  20. I am so glad that my husband is back today with the help of Dr Brave, He is very real, Honest and Genuine, My name is Becky Miller , I live in Los Angeles, California, I'm happily married to a lovely and caring husband ,with three kids. A very big problem occurred in my family seven months ago,between me and my husband .so terrible that he took the case to court for a divorce.he said that he never wanted to stay with me again,and that he didn't love me anymore.So he packed out of the house and made me and my children passed through severe pain. I tried all my possible means to get him back,after much begging,but all to no avail.and he confirmed it that he has made his decision,and he never wanted to see me again. So on one evening,as i was coming back from work,i met an old friend of mine who asked of my husband .So i explained every thing to him,so he told me that the only way i can get my husband back,is to visit a spell caster,because it has really worked for him too.So i never believed in spell,but i had no other choice,than to follow his advice. Then he gave me the email address of the spell caster whom he visited.{bravespellcaster@gmail.com}. So the next morning,i sent a mail to the address he gave to me,and the spell caster assured me that i will get my husband back the next day.What an amazing statement!! I never believed,so he spoke with me,and told me everything that i need to do. Then the next morning, So surprisingly, my husband who didn't call me for the past seven 9 months,gave me a call to inform me that he was coming back.So Amazing!! So that was how he came back that same day,with lots of love and joy,and he apologized for his mistake,and for the pain he caused me and my children. Then from that day,our relationship was now stronger than how it were before,by the help of a spell caster. So, i will advice you out there to kindly visit the same website { http://lovespelldrbrave.weebly.com/. } if you have any problem contact Dr Brave ,{ bravespellcaster@gmail.com }, thanks you Dr Brave, i will always be testifying about your good work.

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  21. My Name is Anita.I will love to share my testimony to all the people in the forum cos i never thought i will have my boyfriend back and he means so much to me..The boy i want to get marred to left me 4 weeks to our wedding for another girl..,When i called her she never picked my calls,She deleted me on his facebook and he changed her facebook status from engaged to Single...when i went to her place of work he told his boss he dont want to see me..I lost my job as a result of this cos i cant get myself anymore,my life was upside down and everything did not go smooth with my life...I tried all i could do to have him back,all did not work out until i met a prophet when i Travelled to Africa to execute some business have been developing some years back..I told him my problem and all have passed through in getting her back and how i lost my job...he told me he gonna help me...i didn't believe that in the first place.but he swore he will help me out and he told me the reason why my girlfriend left me and also told me some hidden secrets.i was amazed when i heard that from him..he said he will cast a spell for me and i will see the results in the next couple of days..then i travel back to Us the following day and i called him when i got home and he said he's busy casting those spells and he has bought all the materials needed for the spells,he said am gonna see positive results in the next 2 days that is Thursday...My boyfriend called me at exactly 12:35pm on Thursday and apologies for all he had done ..he said,he never knew what she's doing and her sudden behavior was not intentional and he promised not to do that again.it was like am dreaming when i heard that from him and when we ended the call,i called the man and told him my girlfriend called and he said i haven't seen anything yet... he said i will also get my job back in 3 days time..and when its Sunday,they called me at my place of work that i should resume working on Monday and they gonna compensate me for the time limit have spent at home without working..My life is back into shape,i have my man back and we are happily married now with kids and i have my job back too.This man is really powerful..if we have up to 20 people like him in the world,the world would have been a better place..he has also helped many of my friends to solve many problems and they are all happy now..Am posting this to the forum for anybody that is interested in meeting the man for help.you can mail him to Dr.jartospellcaster@gmail.com I cant give out his number cos he told me he don't want to be disturbed by many people across the world..he said his email is okay and he' will replied to any emails asap..hope he helped u out too..good luck:Dr.jartospellcaster@gmail.com.Once Again His Email Address Is:Dr.jartospellcaster@gmail.com

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  22. My name is Amabel Robeson from USA My boyfriend and I were happy as far as I could tell and I never thought that we would break up. When his cousin died in a tragic car accident he went back to Russia for a week to be with his family. I could not go because I was in the middle of entertaining out of town clients for work. He did not seem to be upset that I could not go so I let him be. The next thing that I know, he reconnected with an old friend from high school that he had a crush on years ago and they started to have an affair! I had no clue what was going on until a month after he came back from Russia.He proceeded to see both her and I until I caught him testing her one night. I confronted him and he told me the truth about what happened. We broke up and went our separate ways. Neither of us fought for our relationship. I was angry and decided not to be upset about it and just keep it moving. Then after about a month of not speaking to him I became sad. I wanted him to tell me that he wanted to be with me and not her. I contacted Dr.Erigo for a love spell and he totally helped me! he was able to get him to miss me to where he wanted to get back together again. He had a lot of regrets and felt bad for not fighting to keep me and for cheating in general. He values our relationship so much more, now and we are together now! You can also get your lover back with the help of Dr. Erigo contact him through his email: erigospellcaster@gmail.com

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