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race week…

30 November, 2009

Five days and counting to the Santa Shuffle. It’s my second race and my first HR test.

I got a call from Dave @ Pace of Chicago today…he emailed a day or two ago and said he was going to run too and asked what pace I wanted to go at. I had no idea. I hemmed and hawed! I emailed Coach Jen and asked her PR is 47:58…as it’s my only race, I want to beat it. The goal is 40:00. I think it’s doable…I’m pumped.

I’m looking forward to starting with my cousins! I’ll start with them, and after I finish I’ll go back and cheer them until they cross the finish line!

On a side note…I cut the beard. I chickened out from completely shaving it, but it’s just stubble. See, I’ve had facial hair for the last 10 years or so- with the exception of a month or two after K was born because I thoguht she was afraid of the beard. I’ve thought i needed facial hair…a goatee or beard…to hide my fat face. But now, it’s not such a fat face. I don’t feel like I need the beard. I guess I chickened out, because I kind of like it. I wanted to be sure lol. We’ll see what Pam says when she gets home from work!

What do you guys think?

Let me know!

Gym day tomorrow…I’ll check in after!

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Mike Cation permalink
    30 November, 2009 8:26 pm

    Good luck big nuts. Hope it goes well.

  2. Paula permalink
    30 November, 2009 8:40 pm

    I like the beard shaved off, you look great!!! Good luck with your race I know you will do a great job.

  3. 30 November, 2009 10:53 pm

    I very much dislike facial hair in general… so I’m no help there.

    BUT IT’S RACE WEEK!!!!!!! I’m pumped to see you and David at the Shuffle. Word is Barb is probably going to be there too. 🙂 I think 40:00 is totally doable. You’ve put in so much work between Halloween & now. You’re going to rock it, Dan.

    (I’m hoping for a PR too, so let’s cross our fingers for some good weather, ok?)

  4. 1 December, 2009 7:27 am


    great to see you’re feeling great and full of confidence.

    I’ve not posted for a while – I’ve just done a new post explaining why and giving info for my new blog that should be up and running from January.

    until then, good luck with your race, stay fit, and have a great festive season.



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