Blog entries from saypay45

saypay45 has a total of 10 entries.

  1. saypay45
    [img] Let's be honest folks. Marathons can be downright dreadful. Unless you're an ultra runner, an elite, or a crazy person they are generally long, hard, and exceptionally painful for everyone involved. They are like getting your ass kicked along with several thousand of your closest friends. That kind of communal ass whooping isn't your local neighborhood fun run. I'm actually surprised...
    saypay45, Jun 1, 2011
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    More than any other race of smaller distance, I think that marathons, and the training that precede them, are a journey. A lot of the time, running the marathon is the easy part. I certainly found that to be true in my case. The road leading up to the Honolulu Marathon was paved with many things. Lots of hard work. Some sad times. A dab of stupidity. And most of all, the support of tons of my...
    saypay45, Dec 21, 2010
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    I'm not going to lie citizens. The Maple Grove Barefoot Guy does have his weakness. Up until this weekend, that weakness was barefoot running in the snow. And of course, doughnuts are another chink in my armor (to hell with paleo if I see a box of doughnuts). Mostly this weakness is just me being a primadonna. We Minnesotans try to act like we're tough in the winter. We go outside in t-shirts...
    saypay45, Nov 15, 2010
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    This is a great post stomper. It's great to see you apply lessons from barefoot running to your diet. I think you are on the right path about how you feel about food. I think the first thing that we as Americans don't do well is to treat food as what it should be: a source of sustainance and enjoyment. I'm not a big fan of particular diets either, but I am giving paleo a spin right now. What...
    saypay45, Oct 13, 2010
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    [img] Check out those epic legs bitches! So I ran my personal favorite race this weekend; the James Page Blubber Run 5K. It's my favorite because it revolves around my two other passions besides running:drinking and dressing up in costume. It also involves running while drinking, which I suppose is also a passion because it combines the two. In fact, running plays such a minor role in this...
    saypay45, Sep 13, 2010
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    I've been thinking about this stuff for a while. Some of it isa little dated topic wise, so forgive me bringing this stuff up again. But if I don't write it down, I'll keep thinking about it during my runs...and that's just annoying. Like the inevitable passing of the seasons, the "other forum"recently had their yearly dose of everyone's favorite game, "Name That Forum". For those that didn't...
    saypay45, Sep 8, 2010
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    [img] Dear BRSmembers, I don't get serious a lot, but I am serious about this cause. I have recentlysigned up forTeam in Training (TNT)through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society(LLS)in order to support their quest to find a cure for blood cancer. Teamin Training raises moneyby asking for its members to raisemoneybytraining for and competing in enduranceevents throughout the US and the world....
    saypay45, Aug 2, 2010
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    I've been doing a lot of bike riding lately because of a bad bout of the band (ITBS). I haven't run for the last week. So I got to thinking about biking, and how different it is from running; especially running barefoot. [img] That's my bike. I don't know anything about bikes really. In fact, you could shoot bike jargon at me, and the only thing Iwould recognize is God's gift to...
    saypay45, Jul 29, 2010
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    I had several firsts this last weekend. First marathon. First minimalist marathon. First time in Duluth since Iwas in 6th grade. First time Itook a shot of whiskey during a run. Myweekend started early on Thursday, when I left work at 4pm to travel up to Duluth. Now normally Iwouldn't take an extra day off to go to an out of town race. Iowe my extra day in Duluth to my misreading my race...
    saypay45, Jun 21, 2010
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    I've been floating around this forum and the "other forum" for a couple months now. I'm probably known mostly as the weird dude with the cat picture. I've never blogged before, but I figured this would be a good forum to show you the guy behind the cat. I also thought I would post some pictures, because I see others have done that and I don't want my first post to be shabby. So for those who...
    saypay45, Jun 8, 2010