Thursday, July 2, 2009

A Break from a Hiatus Update

It's been a while. I haven't been here since mid May. I needed a break. Not worry about turning on my laptop after dinner or sneaking in a blog or two (or 10) during my work hours. And strangely, it's been a nice break and freedom.


But, I definitely miss the runners and the running community... and wondering what the heck is going on with you all!


I just dropped in to say hi and tell you that I completed the following while I was away!

May 31 - RnR San Diego Marathon 4:33:44 (with the ROHOs and ran with Maritza)

June 7 - Muddy Buddy (with Audrey, soooo fun!)

June 20 - Stadium to Stadium 10k 54:22 (PR'd by 4 seconds! ;-)


I still have Napa to Sonoma Half Marathon coming up on July 19th. And also the San Francisco Marathon, which I am officially pacing the 4:45 group. I am so excited and thrilled to be a pacer. I haven't trained this hard since I was training for the CIM. Knowing there will be a group of people counting on me to lead them to the finish has been a huge motivating factor. My PR on that SFM course is 4:09:29 and it will also be my 5th time running it... so I'm not stressed about the time or the course. I just hope I can run at a consistent 10:52/mile pace!


Also, I got an email today from the director of Hope Runs that the 777 Challenge has been cancelled. Due to the current economic climate and fundraising issues, they have decided not to pursue the endeavor anymore. This is VERY disappointing, of course. I wasn't anywhere close to where I needed to be and have been on the verge of resigning from the team. But I was hoping to see the challenge carry out and provide exposure to the runners and the organization. They may start up again in the future but no definite plans right now. A HUGH THANKS to all of you who've supported me emotionally and financially... THANK YOU SO MUCH.

40 comments:

  1. Glad to see you. I'm excited to hear about your pacing experience and so sorry about the 777. I was just telling my mom about that event and how amazing I thought it was.

    Sounds like RnR was fun!

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  2. I'm so sorry to hear that 777 is cancelled, that's got to be disappointing. My hubs and I are flying out for Napa-Sonoma, we need to have a bloggie meetup!

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  3. That is awesome you are going to be pacer. I am excited to read your race report later this month!

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  4. It is so nice hearing from you!! Glad things are going well. Sorry to hear about the 777 challenge.

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  5. Good to see you're back. Bummer about 777 but I am sure it makes sense and that you'll be first in the line if the redo it!

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  6. Good to hear from you, how is your fundraising going. I was thinking about it the other day! You will do a great job pacing for SF, there is a chance I may be there.. we'll see, if so, we have to meet up!

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  7. Sorry to hear about the 777. That totally stinks! Good luck as a pacer, you will do great!

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  8. Great to see you back, but sorry about the 777. I know you were excited about, so no doubt it's disappointing. :(

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  9. Howdy stranger! Glad you enjoyed a break. Great running while you were "away" too! I'm sorry to hear about the 777 challenge. I know that was an adventure that you were really excited about, but you can still do all kinds of cool stuff in the time you would have done that! Keep us posted on your next endevour. :)

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  10. We all need a break sometimes from blogging. Its definitely hard to keep up as I have found now with starting a new job! Too bad about the 777 challange but I am sure you will find something new and fun to do!

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  12. Julianne,

    Sorry to hear that the 777 was cancelled. Understandable with the ongoing economic turmoil. Any money that you raised prior to the cancellation still went to a worthy cause.

    I ran SF in 2005. Had a great time with my family, one of my favorite marathon memories.

    That is really cool that you are a pacer. That will be a neat experience for you and I am sure you will do awesome and your runners with have a blast with you.

    Good luck and have fun in all that you do :)

    Ross

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  13. Good to hear from you, Julianne! Congrats on your accomplishments over the last couple months, and looking forward to hearing about your next marathons and especially your experience as a pacer (something I would love to do one day).

    Sorry about 777. :( I hope the opportunity comes up again in the future.

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  14. Good to see you blogging again :)

    So, so sorry to hear about the 777 :( I really hope they try again in 2010. Either way, I know you'll do all seven continents one day and you are already an awesome philanthropist!

    It is almost SF time!!

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  15. Bummer about 777!

    I hope our donations still carry over to when/if you decide to do it again in the future. Congrats on your recent races and thanks for the update!

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  16. Congratulations on all of your amaIng successful runs! I'm sorry to hear that 777 I'd cancelled, but I'm sure you will still continue to acomplish wonderful things. Good luck with the continued training!

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  17. I just reread about the Hope 777. THat is a bummer, but I can imagine a relief for you as well... what pressure to raise that much money! I hope they donate the money to AIDS still!

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  18. Really is so sad about Hope 777! I hope you get to realize this dream another time :)

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  19. ohh muddy buddy, so cool! David and I did one here and LOVED IT!!

    dang on the 777 that sounded so amazing!

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  20. Sorry bout 777 =(.

    Can't wait to see you in a few weeks for SFM. Not sure of my abilities to keep up with you guys but I'm going to try!

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  21. YAYYYY a blog update! we miss you on here :) so excited for our upcoming races!! sorry about 777 too, I am sure that takes some pressure off though with all that insane fundraising. hopefully they will do it again!

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  22. Hey girl, it's great to catchup. I just updated my blog http://zstruck.blogspot.com/ this weekend after being gone for a lil longer. I've been very active and I'm stoked for even more. Take care and I'm sorry to hear about the cancellation. :(

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  23. Julianne! I'm glad your back- i've missed you! I'm so sorry to hear about 777- what a bummer! Sounds like SFM will be lots of fun- cant wait to hear all about it! After that training for cowtown/Chicago right? :) Can't wait for our adventure!

    XOXO

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  24. So sad that they cancelled Hope Runs, such a great idea and challenge but it's best I guess if they don't feel prepared for it. And I know you were struggling a bit in deciding whether to plug forward or not, so at least there is some relief in that.

    I wanna say thank you again for helping me PR in SD and I'm so excited for all our fun, upcoming races! ♥ you!

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  25. you're back!!!!!! so sorry about Hope Runs, but things always work out the way they do for a reason and hopefully, they will be able to go forth with this in the future. I know you'd be 1st in line for the opportunity :)


    I am super excited for Napa and SFM!!!! Also I feel like I know a celebrity since you're a PACER!!!! hehe so freaken cool :)

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  26. Congrats on completing the San Diego marathon and good luck on the upcoming SFM!

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  28. Pretty incredible results there Julianne - and nice work on the pacing gig. That's going to be fun - I have had pacers lead me to PRs and I have been so grateful...

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