Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Toledo Marathon

We are assigned to the water station at mile 3.2!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Adidas Running Ads

I don't wear Adidas shoes. They remind me of my high school soccer-loving boyfriend that wore his pants too tight.

Anyway, they have fantastic running advertisements. Click the link below to see some Adidas print ads from 1999-2000. I'll find their current ads and put on the blog later. I love love love their newest campaign. Warning...first photo is a bit controversial....but enjoyable. :)


Super Sweet 16!

Friday, March 27, 2009

16 Mile Route-Saturday @ 6:30

Turn RIGHT out of Magnus driveway
Turn RIGHT on Market Street
*Sunnyside Street (Mile 1)
*Market and State Street Stoplight (Mile 2)

Turn LEFT on State Street
*Cross over State and Kent intersection (Mile 3)
*Continue straight on State until Middlebranch sign (Mile 4)
*Cross over Middlebranch and railroad tracks
*Pass Fromes Road (Almost 5)
*Pass Marlboro Township Limit sign (Mile 5)
*Pass sign shaped like dog for the TLC Dog Grooming (Mile 5.5)
*Pass Werner Church Road (Mile 6.0 approx)
*St. Peter's Church Road (Mile 6.5)
*Pass Shooting Range (Mile 7.0) (Tara-I'll have a sign placed out for you)
*Stoplight at STATE STREET and RAVENNA ROAD (Mile 7.7)

*Look for ORANGE CONSTRUCTION CONE w/ 26.2 sticker!!!
*Cone placed by sign below: (Miles 8)

Turn Around
Take It on Home!!!
Happy Sweet 16!

Cleveland Countdown

50 Days!!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Calling All Runners-Saturday @ 6:30!

See you Saturday at 6:30!!!

Okay, we are only meeting 15 minutes earlier this week. However, we will get ealier as the runs get longer!!!

I'll have the 16 mile route posted Friday afternoon/evening!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Words of Wisdom from The Office

You can puke out your stomach,

but you should never puke out your heart!


You ran 15 miles!
Cleveland or bust!

Friday, March 20, 2009

You can run 15 miles!!! Here's your route.

See you at 6:45 on Saturday!

Turn RIGHT out of Magnus driveway

Turn RIGHT on Market Street
*Sunnyside Street (Mile 1)
*There is a significant hill around 1.5 miles
*Market and State Street Stoplight (Mile 2)

Turn LEFT on State Street
*Cross over State and Kent intersection (Mile 3)
*Continue straight on State until Middlebranch sign (Mile 4)
*Cross over Middlebranch and railroad tracks
*Pass Fromes Road
*Pass Marlboro Township Limit sign (Mile 5)
*Pass sign shaped like dog for the TLC Dog Grooming (Mile 5.5)
*Pass Werner Church Road (Mile 6.0 approx)
*St. Peter's Church Road (Mile 6.5)
*Pass Shooting Range (Mile 7.0)

*You'll see the flashing lights for Ravenna Road....you're getting closer. Stop at light next week!


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Where are the prairie dogs?

I posted this on my personal blog, but don't think you all read it! This is important information!

You might be confused by the title of this post. Many people think of prairie dogs as the small, burrowing rodents native to the grasslands of North America. Many Fortune 500 companies use the term prairie dogs referring to the action of several people simultaneously looking over the walls of their cubicles in response to a loud noise or some distraction.

Prairie dogs are notorious for popping their heads up out of burrows when they are startled. Well, many runners experience the prairie dog phenomenon during long runs. Are you still confused? Well, let me clear it up for you. Prairie dogging is when you feel like you have to poop when you're running. No, prairie dogging is when the poop is-a-coming and you're fighting with that critter to keep it inside. You are squeezing cheeks and praying out loud. Do you get my drift? This can be a very uncomfortable situation. With every step your anxiety builds a little more. You say, "Come on little doggie. Go back inside. We aren't playing fetch right now."

I have been pretty lucky. I've only had one prairie dog experience when running. I had a pint of Ben and Jerry's Brownie Delight ice cream. I waited one hour and then went for a run on a hot day. Hmm, I'm not sure I even need to explain any more. Let's imagine-Just ate ice cream, hot day, running, and need to poop! It was not a pleasant run. I was able to successfully make it back to the house and complete the run.

I guess you could say, "I used my shock collar" on that prairie dog. Woo hoo for me!

Now, my husband is an expert in squelching the prairie dog. Lord have mercy, he gets a prairie dog darn near EVERY time he runs. We used to have to work our runs around his poop schedule just to avoid the prairie dog. Yes, our runs revolved around him "Dropping the Cosby Kids Off at the Pool" or "Taking the Browns to the Super Bowl" or "Making a Wonka bar for Uncle Willy".

Anyway, I hope you don't experience IPDS (Intense Prairie Dog Syndrome). If this is happening to you start watching what you eat a little more closely. If you are eating very dense foods, a lot of fruit, not getting enough water, running on a full stomach, nervous, or overheated you might experience these symptoms more intensely.

May all your running be on "trails" and never leave "tracks" in your pants. :) Happy SHEP Free Running (Super Hot Explosive Poop).

The always classy and never brassy,
Hopeinator "Sweet Feet" Magnus

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Marathon Humor

Upcoming Event-Pizza and Poster Party

Bring your kids. Invite your family! We're having a pizza and poster party.

This will be a great time to fellowship and make encouragement posters for race day! Our friends and family can motivate Team Trinity and the other runners during the Cleveland Marathon!
Date and details coming soon!

Fabulous 14!

Congratulations on finishing 14 miles!
It was cold, but at least it was SUNNY.
Next week-LUCKY 15!!!!

Friday, March 13, 2009

14 Mile Route

The cone is out and the route is the same! Just go 1/2 mile longer each way!!! You are going to do great! See you at 6:45 for stretching. On the road by 7:00!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Team Trinity Shirts

Okay, here is the artwork for the shirts. If we want to make any modifications...now's the time. You'll find the blue on white, which we requested. You'll also find a gray shirt option with red and black lettering. He thought those might be nice for hoodies. However, the hoodies could still be done blue on white.




Sunday, March 8, 2009

Shamrock 15K Photos and Race Results

Team Trinity Leprechauns

The Name Game

Brian recovers after the 15K

Goomba cheered us on!

Twinkle Toes enjoys her victory!

Coo Dog and Twinkle Toes

Brett and Taradise

Sassy T and Sassy H

What ya lookn' at? I'll take you down!
We are family!

Congratulations on a great race!
Thank you Tara and Jim for cheering us on!

Overral Race Results

Age Group Race Results

Gettin' Inky With It

Get your tattoo idea. Decide on your location.
Take your vicadin. Team Trinity is getting inked!
Lord Jesus, Mother of Moses, God help us all.
May the pain be minimal!!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Sweatin' To The Oldies

"I never let a rhinestone go unturned!!"

Did you miss running?

Team Trinity,
Your little butts were blessed enough to sleep in this Saturday. I am sure you enjoyed the sleep. Getting up early and running on Saturday's has become part of your weekly routine. So, I was wondering if you missed running today?

I missed seeing your bright and happy faces at 6:45 a.m.

See you tonight.

Follow the Leader,
Sweet Feet

Running Documentaries and Movies

Coming to Theatres in 2009

Running The Sahara
Private screening in Canton on March 13, 2009
*Anybody want to go with me?*
Tickets are $35. Includes admission, pre-show reception, gift bag, and meeting cast members!!!!!
Three ultra runners, 111 days, over 50 miles a day, six countries, 4,600 miles!

Beyond The Epic Run
Coming to Theatres in Spring 2009
In 2000 a couple left home to run around the world...alone!

Running Movies and Documentaries

Offers a comprehensive listing of running movies, documentaries, and biographies. Search by areas of interest. Has trailers for many movies.

Gives reviews for some running movies and running training videos.

Marathon Tradition

The night before the Akron Marathon we watched a pretty funny movie. Give it a try!

Run Fat Boy Run

Friday, March 6, 2009

Weekly Words of Wisdom

Train Smart.

Run Fast.

Recover Quickly.


Saturday Sleep-A-Thon

Enjoy sleeping in this Saturday!
Rest and gear up for next week's 14 miler!
See y'all at Quaker Steak!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Running highlights!!!

What's your best running moment thus far?

What has made you the most proud?

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Save The Date Reminder

Sunday, April 26th

We need to give back. We'll have volunteers at Cleveland helping us on our BIG MARATHON DAY!!!

Team Trinity has committed to volunteer at the Toledo Glass City Marathon. We are responsible for a water station.

We will leave early Sunday, volunteer, travel back Sunday evening!

This is a small marathon, but will give y'all an idea how the day works. Once we get done with our water station...we can cheer on the finishers. Trust me-The support and cheers make a BIG difference!