Monday, January 07, 2008

Run-for-the-Bling Contest

January 7 - January 31, 2008

  1. Go for a run. (It doesn't matter how far... ok, at least 1 mile, ok? Chasing a naughty, screaming child down an isle at Target doesn't count.)
  2. Come here (to this post) and comment each day you run. There is a link on the sidebar to bring you directly to this post each day. It will be helpful if everyone kept track of their own totals since we're doing this on the honor system anyway! example: Suzie Petunia, total runs to date: 1.
  3. Repeat until January 31!
  4. Whoever runs the most days by January 31 wins the BLING!

Questions? Email suziepetunia@gmail.com

59 comments:

sarah k. said...

I ran today, 1/07, 2.49 miles.

mhuff said...

I ran today, too. Who knew it's so dark outside at 6 a.m.?

Team Hanni said...
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M&M said...

Count me in for today! I had a hill workout that kicked my butt! Suziepetunia, I hope your shins feel better soon.

cherl said...

I haven't posted in awhile because running has been on the back burner. However, I ran today! My first official day of training for the Eugene (OR) Marathon began today. Yikes!

Sticky Niki said...

I ran today!

M&M said...

Way to go, Sarah, right back in it!

mhuff-Welcome!!

Team Hanni- Good job!

Cherl- I am so excited to see you back. When are we meeting for a run?! Playdate?

Nicki- Keep it up!

cherl said...

Unbelievable. I ran today so 2 for me! :)

Kelly- It would be nice to meet for a run sometime soon! Things are a little crazy here at home right now, but once things settle...?

SeanandJess said...

total runs to date=1

Team Hanni said...

A Tuesday run for me....... That makes 2 for me.

M&M said...

I ran 1.3 miles on the dreadmill-that counts right? I have a mean blister and I am trying to let it heal before the race on Saturday. Wish me luck!

sarah k. said...

I ran on 1/09.

mhuff said...

I ran again today.

M&M said...

I ran a tough tempo on the dreadmill on Wed, and a 5 miler in the rain today! Yeah! So-4 for me!

poky girl said...

I'm up to 2 so far. M$M I enjoyed(sorta):) our rainy run this morning. Good luck Saturday.

poky girl said...

By the way that's m&m not m$m. That could be a cool blog name though right?

M&M said...

I did enjoy it, poky girl, I just look forward to the day I can keep up easier. :-)

mhuff said...

I ran again today--that's three! (And thanks for the welcome.)

cherl said...

Count me in for 3 runs. Yippee!

sarah k. said...

I ran on 1/12, Saturday. That makes 3 for me.

mhuff said...

Run #4 today (3.1 miles--that's long for me)!

M&M said...

I ran the half marathon on Saturday (a report to come, but let's just say Ang rocked it!) and then I ran a great tempo run this morning. Off to a good start for me! Total runs-6

Sticky Niki said...

I ran Saturday, making my total a whopping 2. It's funny how you stop taking care of yourself when life gets busy and challenging...

Sticky Niki said...

Count me for the SL half??? I think I can do it...no, I'd better not...I think I can do it...I need a major confidence booster.

Team Hanni said...

I have slacked off on my reporting... I have run a total of 6 days so far.

Sticky -

You CAN do it!!!

sarah k. said...

I ran 1/14 and 1/15, so I'm up to 5.

sarah k. said...

And 1/16. 2.7 miles in 24 minutes at a normal effort. I'm a little surprised that I'm running under 9 minute miles, and I have you guys to thank. First, the contest made me keep going in the cold. Second, mapmyrun.com is awesome. I log my run every day and it tells me how fast I'm going. Sometimes the mapping gets a little irritating, but overall, what a great tool!

So now I'm 6.

mhuff said...

Run #5 today. It's 17 degrees outside--brrr!

M&M said...

Hey girls,

I love that this contest keeps me accountable! I ran a comfortable 3 on the treadmill last night and a dark, cold, icy 4.67 today with my running pals.

So, that is 8 for me!! Woo hoo!!

Sarah- Wow, that is cold! I am impressed, and I will quit whining!

M&M said...

I forgot to add that I love mapmyrun.com also! It is nice to find new routes that way.

Also, sticki niki you are rocking the treadmill!! (Can I run on it sometime, it actually sounds kind of fun. :-) I hope you join us for our long run on Saturday! You can definitely do Salt Lake!

kristi said...

Kristi.
I ran on 1/8 (my birthday gift to myself)
1/9
1/12
1/14
1/15

5 days total so far.
it is just days right or do i need to turn in my mileage.
thanks. i needed this this month!

M&M said...

Welcome back, Kristi. I love your posts! We are not worried about total mileage, just that you are getting out there often.

Happy Birthday!

Suzie Petunia said...

You gals are doing great! I'm so proud of everyone. It is a great feeling to do something hard everyday. It is always worth the effort! (This coming from the girl who got up to run this morning and then fell back asleep in bed...) There is always tomorrow!

poky girl said...

I am up to 5 now.

Sticky Niki said...

After a few days off due to that busy life excuse again, I had a great 4.25 mile run today (a new personal best for the mile!), taking my total to 4.

sarah k. said...

I ran on 1/18. My VTs told me yesterday that there's only two more months of winter and I nearly cried right in front of them.

mhuff said...

#6 for me today, and a new PR for a 5K. (Still slow as mud, but at least it's faster mud.)

kristi said...

day 6 for me.
last night at 10:00 pm i was thinking i was going to go to the gym so i could get a day in, but the thought of getting redressed in gear made me fall asleep.
but i made it bright and early this morning so i didn't have to make that kind of decision at 10pm again.
have a great day.

Suzie Petunia said...

If I ever tell you "Oh, I'll run later tonight" ... it is a sure thing it will NEVER happen! Do you know a mom out there who has extra energy to burn after the kids are in bed?? Didn't think so.

M&M said...

Sarah (Suziepetunia)and I had a great 7 mile run this morning. We met at 6:30 instead of 5:30. Amazing what that extra hour does for me! She bought a mini speaker on clearance at Target and we hooked it up to my IPOD and both listened to the music. It was a fun change! So, that is 10 runs for me. :-)

Team Hanni said...

I am slow to post my runs - sorry!!! I should be up to 10 fabulous runs now (not the fun kind we talked about last week..... ha!).

sarah k. said...

I ran on 1/19.

sarah k. said...

I ran to CVS to get ibuprofen for a fevered child today. It was closed, so I had to run around the block until it opened. Grrr. I think that puts me at 9.

sarah k. said...

Hello? Where did everybody go? Is it as blisteringly cold in Utah as it is in Ohio? With the wind chill factor, it's 1 degree.

I ran 2.7 today, 1/23, so I'm at 10.

mhuff said...

It was 9 degrees in Utah this morning when I went out--but that was out to my car, since I ran on the indoor track. Grand total of 7.

M&M said...

I know it is not as cold here in the Northwest as other places, but it is still cold!! I ran Monday, Wednesday and today, so I believe I am at 12. I LOVE this accountability. You guys are awesome!

kristi said...

1/23
1/22

two more days for me.

sarah k. said...

I ran 1/25. There were tiny icicles on my eyelashes.

kristi said...

ran 1/26. shin splints. wow have not had those in awhile. must now go defrost.
now i know why people live in Arizona.

sarah k. said...

I ran 1/26. I finally found some ladies to run with, who want to go all the way and do the marathon with me. We ran a 2.5 mile loop twice at the slowest pace I can remember ever running. I had a hard time thinking it was doing me any good. Is it any good to go that slow? I think we were going about 11:30 per mile. I can almost walk that fast.

M&M said...

I had a great 10 miler yesterday with Sarah and Niki. Niki- how did you feel? So, I believe I am up to 16 runs! No injuries yet with this tough schedule- knock on wood!

Sarah- Congrats on finding a running group. I personally think it is better to run slow, especially on your long runs. It really trains your body to burn the fat. It also trains your heart. So just enjoy it!!

Sticky Niki said...

My total is now 6 after a 7-mile run on Saturday. M&M--I had to walk one mile (but it was all up hill!), but I feel good about it overall. And I am not as sore as I was last Sunday!

mhuff said...

I ran on Friday and again today. That's 9.

sarah k. said...

I ran on 1/28. 13, I think.

kristi said...

i ran on 1/28 - miracle but i did it

sarah k. said...

I ran 5 miles on 1/30.

mhuff said...

I ran today.

SeanandJess said...

runs to date=4

Sticky Niki said...

My final count was 8...no bling for me.....