About Running (from “What Women Want”)

Just watching “What Women Want”; such a cute movie. And I love this quote from the proposed Nike commercial:

You don’t stand in front
of a mirror before a run…
and wonder what the road
will think of your outfit.

You don’t have to listen to its
jokes and pretend they’re funny.

It would not be easier to run
if you dressed sexier.

The road doesn’t notice
if you’re not wearing lipstick.

It does not care
how old you are.

You do not feel
uncomfortable…
because you make more money
than the road.

And you can call on the road
whenever you feel like it,
whether it’s been a day…
or a couple of hours
since your last date.

The only thing
the road cares about…
is that you pay it a visit
once in a while.

Nike.
No games.
Just sports.

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First Half Century Ride! On 07/17/2011

For some reason the graphics will not upload. Possibly b/c the trip was so long. But Beverly, Ron, Hayden, Jennie and I rode from Cedartown to Piedmont, Alabama and back-it was so fun!
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/99889418

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Even More Milestones

Best Tempo Run Yet: 2 miles; avg 11.39! on 07/11/2011:
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/98561272

My First Peachtree! on 07/04/2011:
With me: Jan and Barry Webb, John and Teresa Gentry, Donna Hopper, Joy Mobley, Jan and Joy’s mom Betty
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/96841545

Longest Ride Yet: 38 miles!! on 07/02/2011:
With me: Ron and Beverly Nicklasson, Ava and Hayden, Pennie Schuh
We ran into Ann Lee and Chris McCormick at Th Pocket!
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/96318881

2 miles avg <12! on 06/29/2011:
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/95784151

Pelham to Hoover and Back on 06/25/2011:
I was in Pelham for Adam and Haley Roebuck’s wedding.
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/95370116

I-Finally-Broke-12-Min-Run! (11:48) on 06/23/2011:
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/94418567

Best Tempo Run Yet (12:14) on 06/16/2011:
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/92879442

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More Milestones

First Ride to The Pocket with Chris McCormick on 06/12/2011:
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/92002916

9.1 Mile Run on 06/11/2011:
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/91717886

First Seven Mile Run on 06/05/2011:
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/90495656

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Milestones!

I am posting my training activities online at Garmin Connect. If you are really bored (or actually interested in seeing my progress), here are some of my milestones:

My Longest Bike Ride Yet:
Joel Snider showed me the Silver Comet Trail for the first time! We rode from Rockmart to Paulding Cty. and back; it was beautiful!
My longest bike ride yet (35 miles on the Silver Comet Trail today)

My longest run to-date (6.83 miles in 90 minutes on 5/28/2011)

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What people say to me, what I say back

People say: “Hi Nina! How’s the training going?”
(answers vary among the following):

Great! Thanks for asking!
Busy!
Fun but it’s becoming a challenge to schedule the workouts into my day!!
Great! Thanks for your support!
Great! Workouts are either longer or more intense every day!
Going well… busy… juggling the matters of life, but fun, and… great!

People say: “Hi Nina! You look great!!!”
(answers vary among the following):

Thank you!!!
Thanks! It’s all this fresh air I’m getting these days!
Thanks! I think I’ve increased the blood flow to my whole body!
Thanks! I hope I can keep it up for the long term…
Thank you! I’m HAVING A BLAST!!!

People say: “Nina, you inspire me!!!”
(answers vary among the following):

I’m so glad… if I can do it, anyone can!!!
Thank you! I’m having a blast and YOU CAN TOO, if you’ll find a way to increase your activity!!!

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What’s this TriHardNinaLove thing?

…It is the nickname bestowed upon me by my new friends at CNN, a tribute to the fact that CNN selected six of us from around the country (the “Six-Pack”) to train for the NYC Triathlon in August. The medical producers at CNN are doing a GREAT job of tracking our progress on CNN’s FitNation website: http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/fit.nation/, but I am finding so MANY memorable moments along the way that I sought a way to record them; hence this blog. So come along as I laugh, share, vent and ponder things that are memorable but don’t qualify as front-page news.

Enjoy! 🙂

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