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  • My name is Lynne! I'm a runner enjoying life in Colorado with my two furry kids! Summer is a Rottie (my fourth) and my Aussie, Scout, is 12. They fill my life with funny stories and special moments. Enjoy reading about my troubles with running and the fun I have with my fuzkids!
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Juneathon…yada, yada….oh well!

Well I made it half the month before my posting fell off.  I didn’t stop exercising.  I just couldn’t keep up with the blogging.  But isn’t the exercising more important?!  Not beating myself up over it.  Enjoying my two days of tapering until the Slacker Half Marathon tomorrow.  A bunch of us girls are going up to run it.  My running buddy Sammie and I are driving up at o-dark thirty.  I enjoy running with her because we’re both pokey and don’t care what others think (we secretly compete against each other too – he, he!).  So I hope everyone has a great weekend.  Happy miles!

High Park Fire 2012

Photo courtesy Patrick Love/Poudre Fire Authority 

Reminds me so much of the Hayman Fire.  So many lives affected, so much land burned then and it will never be the same, not in my lifetime.  I donate socks and chapstick to the firefighters during the Hayman Fire.  This year, I’m donating money.  “When you donate online, there is a memo tab,” Red Cross spokesman Adam Rae said. “Type in ‘High Park Fire.’”  Do the same when writing a check.  Thanks everyone!

Kept up with the Juneathon today.  Ran a wonderful 10K in 1:22 today!  Beautiful day for a run and a nice time afterwards with my friends.  Hugs to all the Father’s out there tomorrow!  Prayers to the families and firefighters in Colorado!

Day 13 & 14 – Don’t Forget to Check Your Pups!

So yesterday I got a short run in.  Short only because I got worried about a car that blinked its lights at me.  You just never know.  Two good miles at under 12 min/mile!

And today is the 14th!  Friendly reminder to check your dogs from nose to tail for lumps and bumps!  Give em a good rub down and report any changes to your vet.  Have fun with it!

Juneathon 10 & 11

Oh what fun I had on Sunday!  I did get a short 5 mile run in after supporting my BRC Women’s Fit Teammates at the Garden of the God’s 10 Miler.  I was on track to do this race and was thinking about it when the migraines hit.  So I went back to my original plan – going out to cheer them on.  This was my third year doing it and my second year with my FREE HUGSsign.  I loved it so much last year I had to do it again.  I drug my friend and teammate Sarah along for the fun!

Sarah & I braving the cold and wind!

All photos are courtesy of Anya Inman at Pikes Peak Sports.  We definitely had the best spot on the course and were a blast to hang out with!   Huge thanks to her for all of the great pictures of me giving hugs!  We got a lot of thank you’s from the runners.  It wasn’t an easy race this year because of a terrible headwind and it was a little cool out (cold for me and Sarah).

This lady was extra special.  She was almost to tears when she told me how much my hugs meant to her.  I hope she had a great run!

Hugging while running downhill takes some finesse.  I handled it better this year.  That and people were more willing to actually stop to give me a hug – gee thanks!  Well I do believe I will be back next year.  It’s become a tradition.  And I still think “This is the worst parade ever!”

PS:  I got a 5K in today!  Still going strong!

Juneathon Day 5 & 6

So let’s make it short and sweet – Day 5 I did absolutely nothing but go to work.  I was super tired and needed a break.

Day 6 today – I went to bootcamp this morning for a short workout.  Not too bad but enough to get the heart pumping.  I meant to get a run in tonight but the huge rain drops outside and the sparks of lightening are quickly changing my mind.  Maybe tomorrow…Happy Miles!

Juneathon Day 3 & 4

So sorry I didn’t get this in yesterday, but I was down hard with another migraine.  Typing was way out of my skillset due to heavy meds in the afternoon.  Amazingly in the morning, I still was able to get a workout in with my bud Sammie and her Boxer, Freddy.  We headed out for a hike with the dogs up to Stratton Open Space.  Summer has been here before, but Freddy has never been here and Sammie wasn’t sure how he’d do.  This photo shows his defining moment when he realized he was in “almost” over his head.

He got in this far only once.  It took us about another half hour to get him back in the water.  Silly boy kept running up and down the shore.  Only putting his toes in.

Summer had to show him up a few times until he started going back in the water.  She was such a good girl and finally learned to swim without looking like she was having a panic attack.

Freddy was Mr. Social Butterfly and made lots of friends.  Including two horses that came down to get some water.  Summer was interested in them for a few minutes. Here’s Summer and Freddy having fun together!

Here’s my good girl bringing me back the stick.  She went out about 20 feet.  Just to the point where she couldn’t touch the bottom and had to start swimming.  She loved it.

On the way down, we tried to get in a photo op, but Freddy didn’t want anything to do with the rock.  Summer, on the other hand, had to pose like the star she is!  My little girl is growing up so fast!

Juneathon Day Four

Today I met up with the Southern Colorado Springs Running Group for their 2nd Anniversary party.  I didn’t get in a run with them because I did not want to get another headache.  I got in 30 minutes on the elliptical when I got home though.  Here’s the group who braved the rain to get their miles in before the grupfest!  Thanks for a good time!

So today I worked out…Juneathon!

Well before I forget…I worked out today!  Every Monday-Wednesday-Friday at o-dark-thirty, I go to FitBody Bootcamp – see link on the right – and get punished for about 40 minutes.  Short on time, not on pain.  I’ve been going for over a year now and it’s fun.  I’m going to try to get a run in tonight, but my front/back lawn have a different opinion on that.  Looks like a jungle out back!

Have a nice Friday everyone!  You can still join me with this Juneathon!