John 8:32 "Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." NIV

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Where have I been and 200th post (giveaway!)

Okay... this is my 200th post that I have been avoiding... not because I did not want to do the giveaway, but because I have been SWAMPED. My twin sister, Janet, FBed me and said, "Update your blog. You do not have to do the giveaway" and it got me thinking... did my loyal followers think I was avoiding updating my blog because I was pulling together my giveaway. NOT THE CASE. I have been waiting for this giveaway for months... I was going to do it before the marathon. Then right after, but I got carried away with 7 posts about the marathon recap - can you say anal?

So why the delay? Well, as you know, I am in seminary, I work part-time, I sub at my children's elementary school, I try my best to take care of two kids and a husband, and I do try to run... and to top it all off, I was having post marathon depression. I needed something to work towards... my little goal of "completing the marathon" had been accomplished, now what? NO ONE TALKS ABOUT POST RACE BLUES... or if I did read that on your blog I probably felt that it would not happen to me, but it did.

I am still running... in fact, I have a new PR to brag about... if you do not follow me on Facebook, you were not informed (Look me up on Facebook: Jennifer Farren Green):

Nov.  6th: Ran naked with Bob - 6 miles, no Garmin
Nov.  7th: Ran 6.64 with TriGuy - 1:00:25
Nov.  9th: Ran 5.56 with Bob - 56:14
Nov. 10th: 1:15 pm - 4 miles - 34:12 (ran to my exam)
Nov. 10th: 2:30 pm - 4.1 miles - 36:43 (tried to beat my time running to school)
Nov. 13th: Candy Cane City 5k race - 23:55 - PR (my chip did not work)
Nov. 14th: 10.14 miles - 1:27:14
Nov. 17th: 6.33 miles - 49:31

Are you noticing anything about the above runs and times? Yeah, I am getting faster. All because I trained for the marathon. I am bummed and still have not heard back from the race officials about my chip not recording anything on the 5k PR... does it still count? It was an easy, flat, out and back race and I really, really want to claim that PR.

And this Thursday, I am racing the Turkey Chase 10k with Bob. It is a hilly course and I am not trying to PR, but just have fun with Bob. I am going to try and PR with a 10k at the Jingle All the Way 10k in DC on December 12th.

I am feeling great and strong, but overwhelmed with a gazillion essays for my classes and for ordination. I am thankful that I was recertified as a candidate for the Order of the Deacons yesterday... and just need to finish my essays for the Hebrew class by this Saturday at 6pm... life gets in the way of blogging sometimes.

And before I announce the giveaway, I am trying to decide if I should do the National Marathon or Half Marathon. My goal for 2011 is to compete in some Tris... and if I train for a marathon, it may be hard to get in all of the training required for a Sprint and Oly... but so many of you are running the marathon, I would LOVE to do it with you. UGH... why can't I just be a professional runner? How fast do I have to get to have sponsors to pay for race entries? Sometimes life gets in the way of running too, but I manage to get those in instead of blogging.

Okay, the giveaway. I am giving away a:        8G iPod Touch... brand new, in the factory sealed container. (Note: It is not the new one that does video). Would you like to win it? Have one already... think AWESOME Christmas for a loved one.

Here is how you can enter:

1. MANDATORY: Be a follower of mine (leave a comment)
2. MANDATORY: Share the news, blog about it, facebook it, twitter it... shout it - comment for EACH
3. OPTIONAL: share your advice: can I train for a marathon and a Sprint Tri.
4. OPTIONAL: Ask me a question... something you are dying to know!

The winner will be announced on: Turkey Day 2010. Gobble Gobble!

240 comments:

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Ever Strong said...

im a new follower

BigHappyFamily said...

New follower.

BigHappyFamily said...

tweet the giveaway from @bighappyfamily

BigHappyFamily said...

I would only train for the marathon OR tri, not both.

BigHappyFamily said...

Question: What is your favorite blog to READ?

Ever Strong said...

posted it on my blog, and im a follower

Kelly said...

Just became a follower. LOVE your reasons for running under MY FAITH. AWESOME!

Heather Vance said...

What do you eat to get all of the energy to "wear all of your different hats"? Keep up the good work.

Heather Vance
heatheroni83274@yahoo.com

Elizabeth said...

Already a follower of your blog

Elizabeth said...

Giveaway is listed on my blog sidebar

Elizabeth said...

Yes you can train for both can easily use swim and bike for xtraining, do the marathon first then the tri with the endurance and base there you will only be training for speed.

T.V and Book Addict said...

I'm a new follower and wow! You are such a great runner! Congrats on your achievements and I hope that they include that race. It's not your fault the chip didn't work!

I'd love to enter your giveaway! My sister has been wanting an iPod Touch forever and I really want to get her one, but I don't have the moolah. My dad is going to get her one soon, but I really really want to get her one myself!
lcintocable{at}gmail{dot}com

T.V and Book Addict said...

I posted on my sidebar:
http://tvandbookaddict.blogspot.com

T.V and Book Addict said...

Question: What made you start running and when?

Strangely enough, I always wonder this same question about all runners. I guess it's because running is not my thing. I have asthma and I'm not very good at controlling it when I run. It's not that bad/serious, but it makes me not want to run. I wish I wasn't like that though, but I can't shake the fact that I hate my lungs to feeling crappy. I hear it feels great to run often like you do which is what makes me curious.

julie said...

i am a new follower.

julie said...

I added the giveaway to my blog.

Katie said...

I follow you blog

Nolan1009 @ gmail.com

Darlene said...

I am already a follower

Darlene said...

I posted your giveaway on my blog

Darlene said...

You can probably do both but you risk overdoing it and injury - just my take. Good luck!

Shellyrm said...

I linked your giveaway again today. Loved your post today! Not suprise by your recent attention.

Karen G said...

Follow your blog!

granthamkk at yahoo dot com

Karen G said...

Shared on Facebook (included link)

granthamkk at yahoo dot com

Karen G said...

advice - make a committment to someone else - it's a lot harder to back on on those you care about than it is to back out on yourself!

granthamkk at yahoo dot com

Karen G said...

My question is: what type of shoes do you wear - do you invest in really good shoes or have you found that basic running shoes work fine too?

granthamkk at yahoo dot com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

i follow and i tweeted-

http://twitter.com/ShootingStarMag/status/7580357213818880

lauren51990 at aol dot com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

wow, can you do both? I think if you train for one, it wouldn't hurt to do the other. but just take it slow, and see what you think. it's a nice goal. i don't know though! i'm not good at this. ahha

lauren51990 at aol dot com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

question...what's your favorite running music??


lauren51990 at aol dot com

Karyn said...

I am a follower

Karyn said...

i totally think you can do both but I dont have really any advice but I believe we can comeplete anything we put our minds to...

Karyn said...

I posted on fb http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/profile.php?id=583256085

Karyn said...

What is your deit like?? i would love to be shriking like you!!

Andrea said...

following you gfc andreahutch79 at aol dot com

Andrea said...

blogged http://andreanathan.blogspot.com/2010/11/win-ipod-touch.html andreahutch79 at aol dot com

Andrea said...

If it were me, I would only train for one at a time, and so you dont get injured or wear yourself out. andreahutch79 at aol dot com

Andrea said...

How many siblings do you have? And are they into running as well? andreahutch79 at aol dot com

JC said...

I'm a follower

JC said...

Facebooked@tcarolinep JessieKatie S

JC said...

http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/7899789341495296

JC said...

Question- how do you keep motivated for training

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