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Official maniac now?

Postby soulrunner » Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:01 am

I have been running 10 kms locally for a while now... last Saturday I ran a 10 km in the morning on my own, then a few hours later I ran a 5 km with my husband and still ran circles around him. All this energy made me wonder if I could do longer distances. So the other day I mapped out a half marathon in my local Cloverdale BC, and took to the roads tonight! I had been planning on around 2 hours, but forgot I had mapped in five hills, two of which are quite steep and long! I managed to run it without stopping, and it took me 2 hours 12 minutes.
Does this make me a maniac now? :D
I have burns on my skin from clothes rubbing raw, and a black toe nail to boot -- I am so proud of my war injuries! LOL My legs feel great, and am wearing long compression tights to help healing. I am sure I will feel it over the next few days, but I am definitely on a running high right now! :)
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Re: Official maniac now?

Postby PinkLady » Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:45 am

It's only official around here if you have disgusting graphic photos to share..... :shifty:

(Just kidding, of course! You're definitely a maniac! :dance: )

No wonder people think runners are nuts! :shock: :lol:
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Re: Official maniac now?

Postby Miss*Smiles » Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:15 am

PinkLady wrote:It's only official around here if you have disgusting graphic photos to share..... :shifty:

(Just kidding, of course! You're definitely a maniac! :dance: )

No wonder people think runners are nuts! :shock: :lol:


Because nothing you do is crazy right Pinky?
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Re: Official maniac now?

Postby mcshame » Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:21 am

Yup, sounding like a manic but you will need to post the black toe nail :wink:

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Re: Official maniac now?

Postby Ironboy » Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:54 am

The minute you laced up your shoes to go for a run and made your first post you became a maniac.

That is irrevocable.

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Re: Official maniac now?

Postby PinkLady » Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:03 am

Miss*Smiles wrote:
PinkLady wrote:It's only official around here if you have disgusting graphic photos to share..... :shifty:

(Just kidding, of course! You're definitely a maniac! :dance: )

No wonder people think runners are nuts! :shock: :lol:


Because nothing you do is crazy right Pinky?
;)

Welcome!



I kinda think we're all crazy...... :shifty: I mean, look at you, with the hip and the knee and now the ankle :lol: , and yet what's your focus? To get back to running! Addicts, I tell ya.

I just finished filling in the assessment questionnaire for The Athletic Club, and one of the questions was "what stops you from exercising?" My answer was: "Injury!" :lol:
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Re: Official maniac now?

Postby CAW » Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:03 am

Ironboy wrote:The minute you laced up your shoes to go for a run and made your first post you became a maniac.

That is irrevocable.


This.


And for the record, I don't wanna see your black toenail.
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Re: Official maniac now?

Postby RobAllen » Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:09 am

PinkLady wrote: I kinda think we're all crazy...... :shifty: I mean, look at you, with the hip and the knee and now the ankle :lol: , and yet what's your focus? To get back to running! Addicts, I tell ya.


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Re: Official maniac now?

Postby abirdd » Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:20 am

CAW wrote:
Ironboy wrote:The minute you laced up your shoes to go for a run and made your first post you became a maniac.

That is irrevocable.


This.


And for the record, I don't wanna see your black toenail.


Ditto on both counts. I've got enough black or missing nails, I don't care to see any more!

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Re: Official maniac now?

Postby PinkLady » Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:52 am

RobAllen wrote:
PinkLady wrote: I kinda think we're all crazy...... :shifty: I mean, look at you, with the hip and the knee and now the ankle :lol: , and yet what's your focus? To get back to running! Addicts, I tell ya.


http://bcove.me/6ojyj1ba


Love it!!

Mostly because there's real truth to the 'addiction' angle. :shock:
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Re: Official maniac now?

Postby Stampie » Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:12 pm

CAW wrote:
Ironboy wrote:The minute you laced up your shoes to go for a run and made your first post you became a maniac.

That is irrevocable.


This.


And for the record, I don't wanna see your black toenail.

Ditto!

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Re: Official maniac now?

Postby Jo-Jo » Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:27 pm

Ironboy wrote:The minute you laced up your shoes to go for a run and made your first post you became a maniac.

That is irrevocable.



Yep.
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Re: Official maniac now?

Postby Robinandamelia » Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:45 pm

Welcome....Congrats on your run!

As for the black toenail....there's always this: toenail necklace http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2007/0 ... klace.html don't open if you have a weak stomache! I find it gross!

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Re: Official maniac now?

Postby Jwolf » Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:49 pm

OK, that's gross!

Not your run, soulrunner-- that's cool. :) Although it takes a lot less to be an "official" maniac. ;)

But... now officially.... welcome to the club!

Hope we get a chance to meet up at some point.
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Re: Official maniac now?

Postby PinkLady » Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:56 pm

Robinandamelia wrote:As for the black toenail....there's always this: toenail necklace http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2007/0 ... klace.html don't open if you have a weak stomache! I find it gross!


EWWWW!!!! *shiver shudder* That's nasty!! :ymsick:

Why can I not resist the urge to click? :shock:
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Re: Official maniac now?

Postby Jwolf » Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:07 pm

PinkLady wrote:
Robinandamelia wrote:As for the black toenail....there's always this: toenail necklace http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2007/0 ... klace.html don't open if you have a weak stomache! I find it gross!


EWWWW!!!! *shiver shudder* That's nasty!! :ymsick:

Why can I not resist the urge to click? :shock:


I didn't even click-- just the description made me go "EW".
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Re: Official maniac now?

Postby PinkLady » Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:09 pm

Jwolf wrote:
PinkLady wrote:
Robinandamelia wrote:As for the black toenail....there's always this: toenail necklace http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2007/0 ... klace.html don't open if you have a weak stomache! I find it gross!


EWWWW!!!! *shiver shudder* That's nasty!! :ymsick:

Why can I not resist the urge to click? :shock:


I didn't even click-- just the description made me go "EW".


Let's just say that I took the 'necklace' part to mean that it was a piece of actual jewellery.....albeit with a macabre theme, made of pewter or some such. Alas, I was wrong. :shock:
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2012 - year of perseverance, endurance, survival, and earning blackmail material for life. :D
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Re: Official maniac now?

Postby Jwolf » Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:26 pm

PinkLady wrote:Let's just say that I took the 'necklace' part to mean that it was a piece of actual jewellery.....albeit with a macabre theme, made of pewter or some such. Alas, I was wrong. :shock:


You did notice it said TOENAIL necklace... not PEWTER necklace, didn't you? ;)

p.s. Soulrunner- you now must really be an official maniac, with your thread appropriately hijacked totally off the rails. :p
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Re: Official maniac now?

Postby CAW » Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:30 pm

Jwolf wrote:
PinkLady wrote:Let's just say that I took the 'necklace' part to mean that it was a piece of actual jewellery.....albeit with a macabre theme, made of pewter or some such. Alas, I was wrong. :shock:


You did notice it said TOENAIL necklace... not PEWTER necklace, didn't you? ;)

p.s. Soulrunner- you now must really be an official maniac, with your thread appropriately hijacked totally off the rails. :p


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Re: Official maniac now?

Postby PinkLady » Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:38 pm

Jwolf wrote:
PinkLady wrote:Let's just say that I took the 'necklace' part to mean that it was a piece of actual jewellery.....albeit with a macabre theme, made of pewter or some such. Alas, I was wrong. :shock:


You did notice it said TOENAIL necklace... not PEWTER necklace, didn't you? ;)

p.s. Soulrunner- you now must really be an official maniac, with your thread appropriately hijacked totally off the rails. :p


:oops: :shifty:

I thought it meant pewter/silver/whatever necklace made to look like toenails. Not ACTUAL toenails!!!!
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2012 - year of perseverance, endurance, survival, and earning blackmail material for life. :D
My running log: http://www.runningmania.com/forum/viewt ... 18&t=44092

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Army Run HM (Sep 18, 2011) - 1:55:14

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Re: Official maniac now?

Postby Robinandamelia » Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:55 pm

:topic: My bad lol.... but eww gross eh! :dance:

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Re: Official maniac now?

Postby gnu » Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:33 am

stampie wrote:
CAW wrote:
Ironboy wrote:The minute you laced up your shoes to go for a run and made your first post you became a maniac.

That is irrevocable.


This.


And for the record, I don't wanna see your black toenail.

Ditto!

Welcome!


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Re: Official maniac now?

Postby mcshame » Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:35 pm

did we scare her away?!

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Re: Official maniac now?

Postby soulrunner » Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:57 pm

HAHAHAHA nope!
Still reeling from that toenail necklace though.... :-o :ymsick: :lol:
Haven't had much running time lately, but hoping to make up for that tomorrow and Saturday!
My toe(s) finally feel better...
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Re: Official maniac now?

Postby mas_runner » Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:11 pm

Great story! Welcome to RM!! a 2:12 HM in training conditions is probably nearer sub-2 in a race, you should sign up for a fall HM!!!
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