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  • 17 miles
  • 00:55 time
  • 1614 calories
  • 4 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. RUN
    great Last 5k for a bit 3.1 mi

    I couldn't help but taking great gulps of the sweetly scented spring blossoms on our walk this evening! I have been madly in love with April my entire life specifically because of those crazy ... read more

    • Steve

      I love spring too...definitely a season of renewal and rebirth. I wish you the best of everything on your trip to Boston. Have a blast and soak up the atmosphere...and run strong.

      1 day ago Like1 person

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    • Susan Jz H.
      Susan Jz H.

      I too think of weddings when I run through the fallen petals from the cherry trees--such a fairyland site. Thinking of you lots this weekend. Gooooooo Christie!!

      about 18 hours ago Like

    • Scott J.
      Scott J.

      Sounds like you are in a good place before Boston. Good stuff. Safe travels. Nice run.

      about 18 hours ago Like

  2. I leave in the morning for Boston. If you'd like to track my progress on Monday, my bib is #20525.

  3. RUN
    good Stretch Out 6.11 mi 00:55 08:56 pace

    I was eager to stretch out the legs this morning. Still not feeling like I usually do on a run, but glad I went. I think a couple more of these before I leave on Friday for Boston would be good. I ... read more

  4. RUN
    Walk 3.1 mi

    It was really beautiful under the full moon tonight.

  5. I asked Wayne to check his blood pressure at the machine in Fred Meyer tonight. This is the first time he's checked it in about a year. It was borderline high the last time we looked. Amazingl... read more

  6. RUN
    great Wayne's 5k a day 3.1 mi

    The moonlight was so bright tonight everything was lit up as we walked. Wayne nearly stepped on a frog who was hanging out on the sidewalk. I found a teen's driver's license. I'm sur... read more

  7. RUN
    great Neighborhood Asphalt Path 3.09 mi 00:24 07:43 pace

    I went to see my chiropractor this morning. I've been feeling some pain in the IT band on the right side since Antelope Island three weeks ago. I knew some Graston Therapy would help. It caugh... read more

    • Susan Jz H.
      Susan Jz H.

      awe, kind one. you aren't a failure at all. i see you as a champ [and i know SOOOO many others do too]. to have accomplished what you have in your short life is amazing!! and rocking boston is something to be super-duper proud of. don't be too hard on yourself. get the good rest you need and know that we are cheering for you. goooooooo christy!!!!

      8 days ago Like1 person

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    • Les A.
      Les A.

      Christie, I was thinking about your DF. I have had only one, but that was due to a course marking error, so I was acutally DQed. However, I felt the disappointment. You have had a number of DF's since I have been following you on the DM. Another way to look at it, is, YOU HAVE PUSHED YOURSELF TO THE VERY LIMIT! That is something I have not done. Your are one of the most courageous runners I have ever met! You pushed to the wall, now bounce back my friend! You are going to smoke Boston!!

      8 days ago Like

    • Karina M.
      Karina M.

      Let it all out and then you will be able to move forward and follow your dream :).....great job getting out there!

      8 days ago Like

  8. RUN
    great Happiness has returned 3.08 mi 00:29 09:23 pace

    I found my happy place again today. Reminded of some really wonderful moments in my life and the wonderful people I'm so lucky to call my family and friends. Ran alone tonight and finally foun... read more

  9. RUN
    great Revisiting the Past 4.03 mi

    Even if my legs/body aren't all the way back to their regular energy right now, I'm choosing the big happy face for today's run. I have no idea how far or how fast because Ryan asked... read more

    • Jeremy H.
      Jeremy H.

      Good job Ryan. I can sense Christie is getting back on the road to her dreams. Go get it Christie!

      10 days ago Like2 people

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    • Nebs

      I took the edge off and I decided to enjoy running Boston, I would've likely been miserable pushing myself to the limit in the heat in the very race I worked so hard to get to. I may never go back, but that's ok, I had a most epic time in Boston on an important day. You want your experience at Boston to be a memorable one, and not because of the time you ran, but of the day and experience itself. I am personally jealous you get to run the race, the whole world will be watching I'm sure.

      4 days ago Like1 person

    • Christie

      Thanks for sharing that, Ryan! It's getting so close!

      4 days ago Like

  10. RUN
    blah Crappy Run 15.89 mi 02:25 09:07 pace

    It was so very nice to see my friend, Mark and get to catch up on his adventures at his ultra in New Zealand last month. I've had many good, long road runs with Mark in the past and thought th... read more

    • Brie

      Christie, I understand the voices in your head and you're just unleashing here, but please know you'll be just great at Boston. You're mentally tough and besides mega endurance you do have speed. Runs sometimes suck before races, but you're going to have a phenomenal time at Boston whether you PR or not. Rest up beautiful friend!

      13 days ago Like2 people

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    • Scott J.
      Scott J.

      I can certainly understand your feelings. The good news is, we all have these days/periods. You have plenty of time to be ready for Boston. And we ALL know you've got this. Boston will seem like a sprint compared to what you normally do. Even with the series of hills culminating in Heartbreak Hill, it's a negative elevation race. You have the conditioning. Positive thoughts will carry you the rest of the way to your PR! Above all else, enjoy it!

      12 days ago Like1 person

    • Christie

      ((HUG)) Thanks, Scott!

      12 days ago Like1 person

  11. RUN
    5k a day 3.1 mi

    Walked in my regular Sketchers Mules and my feet weren't too happy by the end. Guess I won't be throwing those into the suitcase for Boston for walking around and sight seeing!

  12. I am grateful for running partners who help you get off your bum and move the legs again when you've had too many days in a row you let life get in the way of any actual training!

  13. RUN
    5k a day 3.1 mi

    After dark walk in the neighborhood listening to the froggies croak!

  14. RUN
    great Wayne's 5k a day 4 mi

    We walked late tonight and went on a new route in the dark. We stopped when we heard a chorus of little froggies croaking in the pond! Totally cool!!!!

  15. RUN
    alright Dancing and Drinks 10.03 mi 01:35 09:29 pace

    After back-to-back intense quickies the past two days that left me satisfied but breathless and a bit sore, I realized it was time to change gears and pull out the drinks and slow down for a little... read more

  16. RUN
    great Wayne's Rainy 5k 3.2 mi

    A bit of puddle splashing tonight!

  17. RUN
    great Lucky Peak Power Plant Field ... 1 mi

    What a fun field trip to the Lucky Peak Power Plant here in Boise with the other homeschool families today. :) We had a really fun tour guide who's been working at the plant for 22 years and k... read more

    • D S.
      D S.

      Very cool!

      18 days ago Like1 person

    • Chris

      Tour guides are the best!

      You'll have to tour Shasta Dam - there is a lot of water there too.

      18 days ago Like1 person

    • Tiffany W.
      Tiffany W.


      18 days ago Like

    • Scott J.
      Scott J.

      Sounds like a wonderful field trip. It reminds me of a tour I took of the Hoover Dam many years ago. It was cool knowing you were actually in the dam. Good stuff.

      15 days ago Like

  18. RUN
    great Cool down 1.01 mi 00:09:30 09:24 pace

    Thank heavens for the conversational cooldown. I felt so revived when Ryan took off like a rocket for the final sprint, I sprinted too and hit 5:19 pace by the end of the mile. Sweet! Then it was o... read more

  19. RUN
    great Sumits Pre-Yoga Run 4.08 mi 00:32 07:46 pace

    Ryan tried to kill me but I wouldn't die -- not yet at least!!! I sure was breathing like a fat kid chasing an ice cream truck, though! Finished with a sprint at 6:18 pace! There was a really,... read more

    • Ryan A.
      Ryan A.

      59 is crazy compared to what it feels like. I think Heartbreak is 92-ish? but it's a bit longer so the grade feels pretty similar. We got lucky and hit the light green at Federal Way...which never happens. I usually just stay on the right until traffic clears and then drift across all 5 lanes of traffic!!

      18 days ago Like

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    • Christie

      Maybe I should take up skydiving, Chris! It's safer!

      18 days ago Like1 person

    • Scott J.
      Scott J.

      Fantastic run Christie. Great pace here. The biggest challenge with Heartbreak Hill is that it comes at a tough time. I found that if you are running well to that point, the hill is nothing to worry about. If you are already struggling, it can be a bit more of a challenge. I know you will just zip right up that thing! :-)

      15 days ago Like1 person