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June 25, 2005

see entry from 6/2/05

so! this morning i did the roseville "run for the roses" 5K. i've only been training for a few weeks (starting from scratch) so i wasn't ready to run it. but my friend liz (who did grandma's marathon last week - yay lizzie!) has always wanted to do the run for the roses, and she's still recovering from running 26 miles and she was going to walk it, so i came along too.

it was super fun! we started at the back with the intention of walking, but just about everyone else was running AND there was a firetruck right behind us (bringing up the rear of the race) so we decided to jog to catch up with the pack. we ran the first mile or so (i was excited - i was like, hey, look at me go!), then alternated running and walking for the rest. it was a great atmosphere - people were cheering for us and being really encouraging, and liz had her grandma's finisher shirt on so by association i didn't feel too losery.

we did run across the finish line! our time was about 40 minutes, which was just fine. we ran at least half of it, which was an accomplishment for me. sure, just about everyone beat us - old people, children, firefighters in full gear, 10K runners that started at the same time we did - but it's still an accomplishment and an important reminder for me to not compare myself with other people when i'm doing something that's really personally challenging. that's hard sometimes, but it's an important lesson i first learned when i was a teenager retraining and showing my crazy off-the-track horse. it's good to have a reminder every few years.

so - this is my ongoing "do something i really suck at and work hard to try to improve" project. i hope i can stick with it - it's a mental challenge as well as a physical one for me. i'm glad i did the race today, and my 5K time can only get better!

liz started running seriously last august i think, and she just did her first marathon. it's a mind-boggling thought, but someday maybe i could do it too. for now, it's just one step at a time (literally.)

Posted by evfine at 10:54 PM

June 11, 2005

the thunder rolls


Posted by evfine at 12:33 AM

June 10, 2005


thanks to my coworker dave for this fantastic artifact of our youth. sadly the pullout poster is no longer with us.

Posted by evfine at 12:29 AM

June 9, 2005

somewhere only we know


Posted by evfine at 12:26 AM

June 8, 2005

in aeternum

i have the best husband in the world.

Posted by evfine at 12:25 AM

June 7, 2005



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June 6, 2005



Posted by evfine at 11:23 PM

June 5, 2005

the road ahead


Posted by evfine at 11:20 PM

June 4, 2005

looking out my back door


Posted by evfine at 11:16 PM

June 3, 2005

peer review


Posted by evfine at 10:48 PM

June 2, 2005

anima sana in corpore sano


i WILL run you, 5K. oh yes i will.

Posted by evfine at 9:30 PM

June 1, 2005

ramsey county court system + liz 4eva


so. i've lived in minnesota for less than four years, and this is the second time i've been called for jury duty. what are the odds? and before, you used to be exempt if you'd served within the last four years. no longer! they will stop at nothing to get me! they changed it to two years (on my form the "four years" was crossed out and "two years" was handwritten in), so i miss the exemption by about three months. i swear, i should play the lottery - although sadly i think i'm using up all my dumb luck on jury duty. democracy is cool and all, and i won't shirk my civic duty, but doesn't someone else out there want a chance at jury duty?

Posted by evfine at 10:29 PM