Monday, March 21, 2011

CUPCAKE Marathon ... First Leg

I haven't been a very reciprocative blogger lately.  I've just been very busy and haven't had the chance to comment on blogs like usual.  Hopefully I'll get caught up this week.  There was a great response to the "Be Great Today" sticker ... everyone's stickers are on the way!  (If  you didn't have a chance to get one, email me your address and I'll get one right out to you!)  Thank you for reading 50 after 40, and all the kind words, comments, and support everyone continues to offer ... its really means the world to me!
I ran the first 22 miles of the Cupcake Marathon this weekend sponsored by Jason at http://www.cooktraineatrace.com/ and Christel at (Silly Girl Running).  I will complete the remaining 4.2 later this week.  Here are a few photos from the event!
The day started with awesome 60 degree weather, and a Cupcake as a prerace meal!  (Yes, I really ate it before I ran! And yes, I really stand on my front porch and enjoy cupcakes with my eyes closed on a regular basis!)  Nothing like cream cheese and red velvet cake to get you going!  It was mostly sunny, but REALLY windy - about 20 mph out of the south, so kind of a struggle when you were headed that direction.  Here are the basic stats and my Garmin photo.  I'll complete the Cupcake Marathon spreadsheet later to make it "official".

            Course:  Lees Summit, MO Loop
                Miles:  22            
                Time:  2:51:53
        Avg Pace:  7:49/mile
            Avg HR:  160
                Temp:  60 Degrees, Humidity 75%, Wind 20SW

I love doing virtual races, it makes a lonely 22 mile run seem like you're part of something bigger.  Congrats to everyone who ran part or all of their marathon this weekend!  Hopefully I'll win SOME MORE CUPCAKES!!!  (Ya know when you think about it, cupcakes are just like a real cake ... only smaller and wrapped in paper!)

... be great today!
         

23 comments:

  1. pssst.....are you a ninja?

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  2. wow, way to rock 22 miles after eating a delicious cupcake. I think that officially makes you my hero

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  3. I agree with Meg! You are my hero!

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  4. Nice work--on the run and the cupcake consumption!

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  5. How the heck did I miss this Cupcake Marathon?!!!

    I'll just go eat a cupcake anyway.

    :o(

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  6. I tried to enter the cupcake marathon but was too late. Maybe next year! Good job on getting the bulk of it done. My marathon would have been assembled from a bunch of shorter ones...Maybe I'll eat a cupcake anyway....

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  7. Nice job buddy. And I love that you consumed a cupcake before your run. That is total Bad A....I would have paid for that cupcake around Mile 8 with a pit-stop....

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  8. I feel like I should start writing something different besides what a stud you are after all these great workouts I see you posting.

    So... Hey, way to get 123+ followers, you're really becoming Mr. Popular.

    I see Boston going very well for you.

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  9. impressive run! You are all set for Boston to destroy it! Love the cupcake pic, haha

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  10. Very solid run young man. I got it! I knew you reminded me of someone. It's been bugging me. Jim Harbaugh. Yep, that's it.

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  11. EVIL! You are evil! I love cupcakes with lots of frosting and there you are showing pictures of you eating one before you run. EVIL!!!

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  12. Dang you and those cupcakes. They were evil!

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  13. Great pace! I love cupcakes. Don't think I'd make it off the front porch : )

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  14. I love how you are eating a cupcake on the run!! Classic!!

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  15. Ok....I'm gonna have to give this a shot! That cupcake looks really really good! I'll treat myself when I'm able to run at least one mile as fast as you?

    Did I mention that 9 minute miles are holding me hostage??

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  16. You might be able to beat Chuck Norris in a marathon! =D Very ninja, indeed.

    Feel free to swipe my blog header idea...but not the photographer. He is six.

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  17. I LOVE the idea of a cupcake marathon - how cool!

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  18. Thanks for following me so I could find your AWESOME BLOG!!!!!

    Cupcake Marathon...Yum!

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  19. That looks like a mighty tasty cupcake! Good Job!

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  20. Hi!! I'm new to your blog and am already a huge fan/follower!!

    I think eating a cupcake then running sounds like an awesome idea!!

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  21. Hey... You really ARE my hero. And not because you ate a cupcake before running- anyone can do that (lol)- because you are MY FAVORITE DAD. =)
    Also... You are a genius with the cupcake being a small cake in a little wrapper... Never thought of it that way. ;)

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