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  1. Angela @ Happy Fit Mama
    August 6, 2014

    It’s a little addicting, huh?? I think you need to come to Hawaii with me. Even if there isn’t a half option, just come along! ;)
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    • Christine Yu
      August 6, 2014

      Oh man, I wish!!!
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  2. Coco
    August 6, 2014

    I think racing is like childbirth that way. ;-) A fall marathon (or 10 miler?) would be good. Waiting until winter or spring you’d be starting all over with the training. (I’m no help, I’m sure!)
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    • Christine Yu
      August 6, 2014

      It’s true. You’re no help :-) xoxox
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  3. Allie
    August 6, 2014

    Hahaha – that is too funny! I fully expected the rest of the post to be about how you’re going to focus back on yoga, etc. I love that you want to run another race. Races do that to you!! I know a little race coming up in NH that’s a team effort. I’m really hoping you’re going to join in the fun :-)))
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  4. tracy
    August 6, 2014

    Yeah, it’s like a really good drug. I say you come here and run Twin Cities marathon with me in October…. xo
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    • Christine Yu
      August 6, 2014

      That’s tempting…but I don’t know if I have another marathon in me?? I’d still love to run and yoga with you one day!
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  5. Heidi @BananaBuzzbomb
    August 6, 2014

    Oh girl, I know this all too well. You know me, I just run. And when I have good races I want to run more….then I get tangled up in that nasty web. Take a running hiatus and start all over. Vicious cycle. Thankfully I have finally gotten way better but it’s still a challenge.
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    • Christine Yu
      August 6, 2014

      It is a vicious cycle, isn’t it?? I’m trying to be smart about it but…it’s so tempting to want to do another race, and another and another!
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  6. Laura @ Mommy Run Fast
    August 6, 2014

    Why does that always happen?! I love that you had a good experience and are looking for another. I am planning to run the Trenton half this fall (November?)… I’ve never done it before but it’s not too far for you. :)
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    • Christine Yu
      August 6, 2014

      I’ll have to look into that!
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  7. jan
    August 6, 2014

    I think racing is just like childbirth. As soon as it’s over, you forget the pain! I find 5k’s to be especially painful…in mile 2 of a 5k I always swear I’m never running another but I always do!
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    • Christine Yu
      August 6, 2014

      It is like childbirth!!
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  8. Krysten Siba Bishop (@darwinianfail)
    August 6, 2014

    It is addicting!! I would opt for a fall race, you can always do something shorter (like a 10km or a 10 miler). The running bug is contagious!
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    • Christine Yu
      August 6, 2014

      That’s a great idea too Krysten. I hadn’t thought about doing a 10K. I wish that there were more 10 milers because I kind of love that distance.
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  9. carrie@familyfitnessfood.com
    August 6, 2014

    Racing is addicting! That darn runners high! Double edged sword for sure.
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    • Christine Yu
      August 6, 2014

      I know. Love the runners high but wish that it wouldn’t impair my judgement sometimes! :-)
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  10. Ashley @ Running Bun
    August 6, 2014

    I am running the NYC Runs Queens Half on 9/14. Local and cheap, just sayin,,,,

    • Christine Yu
      August 6, 2014

      Hmmmm, that’s a very interesting idea…
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  11. Kim
    August 6, 2014

    I’m one of those who pretty much just runs – races are rare even though I enjoy them because I know when I start really training a lot I end up hurt and not running at all! I keep thinking that I will run a marathon this fall but then tell myself to be smart – if I just ran to run it would be fine but I know myself and that is not what would happen so I will just enjoy running for fun!
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    • Christine Yu
      August 6, 2014

      Kim – that sounds exactly like me! I just like running and it’s when I start to train that I feel like I start to get injured or break down. Maybe it’s more of a psychological thing (competitive spirit?) than anything but still. I don’t want to ruin a good thing right now either and possibly cause future harm. Oy!
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  12. Heather (Where’s the Beach)
    August 6, 2014

    Yes, racing amnesia LOL. I don’t really like to race either. Just run and enjoy running. I don’t like the process of a strict training plan for starters. And then the anxiety of racing just sucks the fun out. But somehow, I keep going back for more. I am so glad that you did truly enjoy that race.

    • Christine Yu
      August 10, 2014

      I admit that I do like having a schedule so I don’t really have to think about my workouts but I do think that it’s the stress of training that gets to me sometimes. But yet…I go back for more :-)
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  13. Jolene
    August 6, 2014

    ha, I love this! I agree with your rationale that hey, you are trained, why not capitalize on it now vs. restarting training later, if you do really want to do another race! But i hear you, I love to run, not to race. LOVE your playlist!
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    • Christine Yu
      August 10, 2014

      Right? it would be the most efficient use of all of my training, right??
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  14. Carly @ Fine Fit Day
    August 6, 2014

    I’m doing the Staten Island Half, the Grete’s Great Gallop Half and the Bronx 10 mile. But I don’t have a racing problem. Come join me at one of them! :)

    • Christine Yu
      August 10, 2014

      Ooooh! I forgot about all the great races here!
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  15. Tamara
    August 6, 2014

    Tell me the truth – do you think of me when “Safe and Sound” comes on? It’s ok if not!
    I don’t really run.. unless I’m being chased by my kids. I do know what it’s like to forget the pain of something, and be ready to do it again. (ahem.. childbirth)
    And I know what it’s like to get out there and know soon in that it’s not really happening.
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    • Christine Yu
      August 10, 2014

      I DO think of you whenever I hear that song!!! True story.
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  16. Alison
    August 7, 2014

    Do a fun run! No pressure, and it’d help you stay on the running path for a while longer.
    Someone should organize a run, stop-and-drop-to-yoga race, in the near future :)
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    • Christine Yu
      August 10, 2014

      haha that would be an amazing race :-)
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  17. Amalia
    August 7, 2014

    I love your playlist! Thanks for sharing.
    If you’re trained, another race sounds like a great idea!
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    • Christine Yu
      August 10, 2014

      Thanks Amalia!
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  18. Sarah @runfargirl
    August 7, 2014

    Races always do this to me. Which may be why I’m suffering and injury now. After the marathon I was so eager to race again and didn’t rest the way I should have. Live and learn.
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  19. Melanie @ Nutritious Eats
    August 7, 2014

    I remember having that feeling= after I ran my marathon I was like “oh I am doing this every year” (well I did it one more time) but it does give you such a high! Plus you did great!
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    • Christine Yu
      August 10, 2014

      Thanks Melanie! It is such a high, right? I think that I’m leaning towards doing something else this fall for sure!
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  20. EB @ Running on E
    August 7, 2014

    A good race always makes me want to sign up for another one! I agree with building on the your base!
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    • Christine Yu
      August 10, 2014

      I mean, I should take advantage of my base right?? :-)
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