Post Flashback: Racing

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Howdy.  It’s been an excellent Saturday.  I went to a friend’s birthday brunch and had a wonderful cheesy quiche.  After, we drove around to scope out some new (potential) neighborhoods and went to a Mexican restaurant and ate a ton of chips and salsa.  And then I sang I Will Always Love You to the dogs in a high-pitched voice.  I’m currently camped out on the couch, getting some work done in advance of a busy week. Woo-hoo, Saturday.


Anyway, although my day was jam packed, I don’t have much to share beyond those mundane details (oh, and this factoid: if you’re hitting the high note with your eyes closed, the dog will probably try to shove his tongue down your throat – be careful).


So in lieu of a normal post, let’s do a Post Flashback.  Here are 7 of my favorite race-related posts.  Maybe it will motivate me to sweat a little bit tomorrow!


The Bib-Transfer / Race-Banditing Debate


Race Etiquette:  The Water Station


How to Set Race Goals (and Not Drive Yourself Crazy) Part I and Part II


Best Websites for Runners


Best Race Signs


Yoga + Runners: A Case Study


How to Be the World’s Best Spectator

Anyone complete any awesome races this weekend? Do share!



  • Christine @ BookishlyB February 18, 2012, 6:51 pm

    I’m taking a break from racing and am currently trying to pry by butt off the couch and run a few miles. While I’m relieved to have taken off some of the “running pressure” from myself, not having a race looming is making me kind of lazy.

  • Jolene (Homespun Heritage) February 18, 2012, 7:10 pm

    I wanted to get my next run in tonight but I’m having some tummy issues….err…more like trying to keep dinner IN….so I’m going to try and get it done tomorrow and if not then its going to have to happen on Monday! No races…except to make it in the sink, or bucket, or toilet….

  • Army Amy* February 18, 2012, 7:29 pm

    I made the 4 hour drive to Austin so that I can run a half marathon in the morning! I’m currently eating pasta and trying to keep my nerves at bay!*

  • Kaitlyn February 18, 2012, 7:35 pm

    I didn’t complete a race. But, I did complete a 17 mile run. I am jealous of your bib with the name on it-that is a dream of mine.

  • JenRD February 18, 2012, 8:05 pm

    For some reason, when I click on the link to the best websites for runners, I get an error “domain not found.”. Is it just me?

    • Emily February 18, 2012, 8:46 pm

      That happened to me too – it looks like a few of the links are broken. The colon is missing from the web address – when you click on the link, replace http// with http:// and it should work.

      • Caitlin February 18, 2012, 9:03 pm

        Hmm sorry! I’m going to correct now. Thanks for telling me!

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More February 18, 2012, 11:11 pm

    I’ve never run a race and I REALLY need to change that!!

  • Amber K February 19, 2012, 2:08 pm

    You’ve done some awesome race posts. I definitely know where to look if I ever get over my desire to sleep in 😉

  • Ari @ Ari's Menu February 19, 2012, 3:48 pm

    I just completed my second half marathon and shaved 9 minutes off from my first one a month ago! I’m all rainbows and sunshine right now! 🙂

  • Shelley February 20, 2012, 12:48 am

    I finished my first Triathlon and despite swallowing half of the ocean, I finished under my goal of one hour, woo hoo 🙂

  • Brooke February 21, 2012, 1:19 pm

    I ran my second marathon and took 46 minutes off my previous time!

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