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  1. ldbug says:

    I love team races!! And you don’t need to be fast, as my favorite feature in Runner’s magazine ends each story “waddle on friends”

  2. Infinitesimal says:

    “Hi! I am Paula Radcliff, and this is my Website!!!!”

    for starters is a real crack-up

    And then I have to wonder:
    Is chugging the last mile behind a sweaty green sportsbra wearing “rabbit”
    considered the green mile?

    I loved the song you sang in the end. I know that tune, different lyrics though.

  3. Jocelyn says:

    ldbug–Ah, so you read “The Penguin’s” column, too, eh? How fun to know that.

    Infini–Paula’s site killed me, too. Good call on “The Green Mile.” Hardeehar.

  4. Hammer says:

    I’m a terrible runner but I did a 12 mile walkathon in 2:45. My shins were so messed up I couldn’t climb stairs for a week and my wife lost both her big toenails when blisters formed beneath them.

    I’ll stick to 12 ounce curls 😉

  5. Jeannie says:

    Congratulations. I’d have required a hearse after say, 50 yards.

    Thanks for stopping by BTW. I’m a little sluggish in leaving comments sometimes.

  6. my4kids says:

    Me not a runner, never just couldn’t do it….Like Jeannie I would need a hearse at about 50 yards. congrats on cutting 20 minute though!

  7. Claire says:

    Wow, I hate running. I have embraced my 42 stairs and they are now my friends, but running would kill me. So I admire your fortitude. I did do an MS walk with a team once and walked 20 miles. It felt good. It took a lot of training -very time consuming.
    Way to go!

  8. susan says:

    My great team sport was bowling…and I’m still bummed that we missed getting that last place trophy by one strike…

    Congrats at shaving off 20 minutes!

  9. furiousBall says:

    Wink Martindale is slow as Christmas too, so don’t sweat it.

  10. yinyang says:

    Speaking of kitties… Halp, kittens, hand basket.

    As far as the running goes… I’m not a runner. I would never even consider something like that. Running is eew. So, good job with that, I guess.

  11. lime says:

    dangit, infinite beat me to the punch onthe green mile comment.

    oh, i am telling you. i will gladly be your trivia bud anytime youwant. but don’t make me run.

    i have been known to compete on a volleyball team in the past though, and as you ..my requirement is that my fellow players enjoy the thought of loosing but having much fun while loosing.

    congrats on the improved time though.

  12. mist1 says:

    I run a 5K once a year. While I am running, I make a mental note to never, never participate in a “fun” run ever again, no matter the cause.

    Still, every year, I do it. This year’s complementary tee shirt really sucked.

    Good luck.

  13. Dorky Dad says:

    Awesome. I can’t relate whatsoever. I don’t run. I used to say “I only run when chased.” Then I said, “I only run when chased … but it depends on who or what is doing the chasing.” Now I just don’t run. I don’t care what it is.

  14. AmyTree says:

    I hate running!! But I love reading about how other people who hate running do it anyway. 🙂 Well done – 20 minutes faster is quite an achievement. (Thanks for stopping by, by the way – I am tired but getting perkier with each and every nap!)

  15. Lone Grey Squirrel says:

    You have inspired me to possibly think about maybe doing a run sometime in the next decade. Well, maybe a walk.

  16. Jazz says:

    Yay girl!!! You keep on going and running for me…

    I’ll walk along behind and save the kitties.

  17. Karen says:

    You’re a running machine Jocelyn! Excellent job! You’re certainly an inspiration for the walking 1/2 marathon I have planned for this summer.

  18. BeachMama says:

    Wow, how awesome. Just getting out and running is a feat that many don’t take, but to then beat your last time by a full 20 minutes is really great. Congratulations. It sounds like you actually had lots of fun.

  19. lushgurl says:

    Wow, look at you GO…better, stronger, faster than ever!. Oh and funny as hell as usual! You rock gurl friend!

  20. velvet girl says:

    This almost makes me want to take up running again. Watching the Boston Marathon on TV does the same thing. I have yet to dust my running shoes off, though.

    Congrats on shaving off 20 minutes. That’s quite an accomplishment!

  21. BlogWhore says:

    i bow to you. could never do it. not in a million years, not if it were more than one-half mile.

    even with the catering van.

  22. DaMasta says:

    yeeeeeah, they don’t offer the catering van if you’re only running a 3 miler. *foiled again!*

  23. Voyager says:

    Well done Jocelyn!

  24. Top cat says:

    This post contained many of my favorite things. Trailmix, kitties, beer slamming, sports bras and last but not least, Wink Martindale.:)
    tc

  25. CS says:

    Even reading about a race tires me out. I can walk forever, but no running. I do love trailmix, though.

  26. Diesel says:

    I ran once. It didn’t take.

    “Jocelyn Rules All Things and Saves the Kitties” played at my wedding.

  27. jen says:

    you are hilarious. at least you do it…i’d be on the sidelines, with a beer.

    but i’d be cheering for you.

  28. Mother of Invention says:

    Congrats! I love your lively team spirit! *(and the fact that you rescue otherwise flatened felines!)

    I’m a Nordic Walker and I only do 4 k a day so I marvel at your running.

  29. Diana says:

    The race sounds like all sorts of fun. I agree. The team approach is the way to do it. I hope you got your corn puffs and brisket (or what ever constitutes your idea of food heaven) in a timely fashion at the end of it. Much better to enjoy it if you don’t have to vomit it up afterward.

    A PR makes it all the sweeter!

  30. Anonymous says:

    You would love the Denver/boulder running community. First, all sorts of names to drop in casual conversation, as in “yeah, I went for a run with Colleen De Reuck on the Boulder Creek path yesterday” and second, a great women’s running group in Denver called the Columbines. Last month we had a poker run–run as many loops as you want exchanging two cards every 1/4 mile till you think you have the winning hand. All other fun runs always end with food too!
    Come out for a visit and a run!

  31. urban-urchin says:

    I would have sat down, about 100 yards into this race and called a cab. On my cellphone. I am so lame.

  32. cathy says:

    Reading that was exhausting, I ran every step with you.I will reward myself by having a second glass of red wine. Maybe some salty nibbles would help to absorb it so that it doesn’t slosh around in my stomach whilst I’m taking a nap. LOL

  33. Glamourpuss says:

    There’s always time to exfoliate.

    My breasts don’t like running. I like my breasts. Ergo, I don’t run.

    I bow to your superior fitness.

    Puss

  34. Theresa says:

    Hilarious story. Way to go Jocelyn! Bettering your time by twenty minutes, that’s proportionally way better than all those professional atheletes out there who break their own records by only seconds. So, three cheers for you, and keep saving the kitties.

  35. choochoo says:

    I used to run. Then I stopped. I was afraid that my boobs would fall off.

  36. Dan says:

    Trail mix?

    (whispering) if you call it gorp, you sound way cooler. 🙂

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