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Onward Bound

Sometimes life is tough. Sometimes life is awesome. Sometimes it a little bit of both. Either way, you have to keep going. I'll be running, laughing, crying and sharing it all here.

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    Monday, August 08, 2005

    From the City of Love to the City of Penguins, it's been an exciting week for the Carnival

    I begin this post by thanking Derek Rose with The Carnival of Runners for allowing me to host this week.

    And what a week it's been.

    Simbas Mom just completed a half-marathon and she now owns her very own Penguin Medal, which she hasn't taken off yet (except to shower.) And while Simbas Mom had an excellent race to report, we can't say the same about A.Maria who ran her first 5K on Friday night. Her time and running went well despite a disorganized race with two conflicting start times and the Asthma victim who selected her to run beside. Between hunting down safety pins for her bib and feeling compelled to cheer on the girl next to her, this race report is not one to miss.

    Speaking of first races, Sasha has another great first 5K story to tell. In other races, Lara ran up a giant hill in a 10K and Dawn reported on the a run with a funny name! (Who wouldn't run downhill for donut?)

    And, this week, our friend,Running Chick , shared some great photos of her recent tri event!

    Meanwhile, after attending a marathon to watch his sister, Jonathan made some changes to his blog and announced he will not be running in the New York Marathon. He's taking on a more personal challenge of sticking with a regular running schedule while attending law school in California. We wish Jonathan the best at law school and commend him on making an exciting new career change in addition to his new running goals.

    Speaking of changes to blogs, one exciting change is that after a brief hiatus from her blog, Naomes at 26.2 miles vs. Naomi is Out of Africa! Be sure to visit her blog for an adorable photo, recaps of her trips and of course, the running reports.

    In other travels, my colleague just returned from Paris where he was able to experience running in the City of Love.

    A new member of the RBF family launched her blog this week and is looking forward to her travels to Vegas to scope out the route for her upcoming marathon.

    Jeanne may have missed the group picture, but she fell in love with long runs this week on her first 18-mile run! Go Jeanne!

    Riona may be injured right now, but she's still inspiring us with great testimonials. With her attitude, she'll be back in no time.

    Speaking of injuries, if you are brave and want to look, Brent shared a photo of his toenail but I confess, I can't look. Also, Flatman's been having some troubles with his knees, but they didn't stop him from having a magical ride on Saturday.

    Mark's not injured. He's not even close. In fact, he has officially declared himself a barefoot runner.

    And that, my friends, wraps up my week at the Carnival. Please feel free to e-mail me if I have left you out. I'll get you right in! Have a wonderful week of training/raceing to all!


    At 3:17 PM, August 08, 2005, Blogger Flatman said...

    Thanks for the mention! The knee seems to be behaving lately, since I have been freezing it into submission!

    At 3:17 PM, August 08, 2005, Blogger Riona said...

    Great recap - thanks for the shout out and the intro to some cool new blogs.

    At 3:37 PM, August 08, 2005, Blogger Mark I. said...

    Thanks! I've been meaning to say "hi" for a little while so this is a good opportunity...


    FYI, people have occasionaly declared me other things. :)

    At 6:26 PM, August 08, 2005, Blogger Dawn - Pink Chick said...

    Great job! Thanks for the mention.

    At 7:05 PM, August 08, 2005, Blogger Simba's Mom said...

    Thanks for including me and my new medal! --Simba's Mom

    At 10:19 AM, August 09, 2005, Anonymous Richard said...

    Nice recap! I ran two short races this weekend, but that tired me out so I wasn't able to get a submission to you in time. Ah, well. You had some great links on there though.

    At 12:24 PM, August 09, 2005, Blogger a.maria said...

    hey!! thanks for the blog-drop!! i had a butt-load of comments and wondered who all the new people were and then read your post and it all came together!!!

    hope your ankle's doing better!! what'd the doc say?!

    At 8:55 PM, August 09, 2005, Blogger brent said...

    nice!! and thanks for the mention. really, you should check out the toenail if you haven't already hehe.

    At 2:40 PM, August 10, 2005, Blogger Noames said...

    sorry to be so late to the party, but thanks for the mention and good job on the rundown. And don't look at that toenail picture if you haven't yet. Truly horrifying.

    At 4:28 PM, August 10, 2005, Blogger Lara said...

    Great Rundown, thanks for including me. You jam-packed alot of terrific blogs in here!!

    At 11:15 PM, August 10, 2005, Blogger jeanne said...

    that was the best rundown yet!
    thanks for the mention! i can't look at the toenail either...i can't even look at my OWN toenail!

    At 9:54 PM, August 11, 2005, Blogger Rae said...

    Great rundown! I'm always looking for some new running blogs to check out. Your dog is too cute!


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