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I'M A RUNNER: SARAH PALIN
Runners World ^ | August 2009 issue of Runner's World | Dan Simmons

Posted on 06/30/2009 10:12:49 AM PDT by curth

From the August 2009 issue of Runner's World

When did you start running? I grew up in a running family. My parents caught the running craze in the mid '70s and we grew up doing family runs. I've been running now easy for 35 years.

Do you remember your first race? My dad was a track coach and he'd get all the neighborhood kids together and take us to Anchorage for track meets when we were very young. Anchorage is 50 miles from Wasilla. And ever since we were little we'd do 10-K races as family fun runs.

So you grew up running with your siblings? Yes, and my siblings and parents were better runners than I. My mom and dad were marathoners and one of my sisters is a marathoner. Dad ran Boston a couple times, mom would win her age group or at least get a ribbon in the big races, and I would just try to keep up.

Sounds like your skills were more suited to basketball? Well, I appreciated the fact that in running I needed guts more than anything. I could do fine just being really determined. I was thankful that I didn't need a whole lot of skills to run.

And running was your first athletic activity, even before basketball? Yes. My parents instilled in us that fitness and running were going to be a part of our lives growing up. My siblings and I are all still very active. A lot of days I look forward to getting out to run and think and plan.

Was there ever a period when you didn't run? Only when I was too pregnant to run. During each of my five pregnancies I worked out until right before the babies were born.

(Excerpt) Read more at runnersworld.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: alaska; athletes; palin; running
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A good positive article on the Governor Of Alaska.
1 posted on 06/30/2009 10:12:49 AM PDT by curth
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To: curth

My wife is a marathon runner and this is just one more reason why she loves Sarah.


2 posted on 06/30/2009 10:14:59 AM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: curth

I’m ready for Sarah to run.


3 posted on 06/30/2009 10:15:22 AM PDT by Maelstorm (Sarah Palin 2012 (Who else in the GOP is man enough?))
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To: euram; william clark; Clyde5445; brushcop; JApost; gimme1ibertee; bray; curth; Kandy Atz; ...

Palin PING!

Anyone on or off the Palin ping, write me.

4 posted on 06/30/2009 10:16:19 AM PDT by SolidWood (Down with the islamic regime! Freedom for Iran!)
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To: Maelstorm

Heck, I’m ready for her to take the oath of office!


5 posted on 06/30/2009 10:18:58 AM PDT by Laura Earl
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To: curth

6 posted on 06/30/2009 10:19:04 AM PDT by jessduntno (July 4th, 2009. Washington DC. Gadsden Flags. Be There.)
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To: jessduntno

I tell you what, Sarah looks amazing no matter wear she is. Not like the Evil one


7 posted on 06/30/2009 10:21:18 AM PDT by BornToBeAmerican (We the people, ..... never)
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To: BornToBeAmerican

should have said ‘where’


8 posted on 06/30/2009 10:21:48 AM PDT by BornToBeAmerican (We the people, ..... never)
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To: BornToBeAmerican

should have said ‘where’

both work for me...no matter what she wears or where she wears it...


9 posted on 06/30/2009 10:22:41 AM PDT by jessduntno (July 4th, 2009. Washington DC. Gadsden Flags. Be There.)
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To: curth

She lists Van Halen and AC/DC among her favorite running tunes. Yet another thing for me to like about her. :)


10 posted on 06/30/2009 10:23:11 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Whoever coined the term "foolproof" underestimated the ingenuity and determination of fools.)
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To: curth
This hits home...and now my daughters and son are runners too!

Katherine

Katherine Jenerette

Benjamin Jenerette

11 posted on 06/30/2009 10:23:48 AM PDT by kjenerette (www.jenerette.org - U.S. Army Paratrooper - U.S. Congress 2010)
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To: curth
From the article...


12 posted on 06/30/2009 10:32:44 AM PDT by avacado
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To: avacado

Not Guilty


13 posted on 06/30/2009 10:34:29 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: kjenerette

Ma’am, we thank you for your service and it an honor to have you here.


14 posted on 06/30/2009 10:35:09 AM PDT by katana
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To: avacado

I just wanna murder the republicans who stayed home.


15 posted on 06/30/2009 10:36:19 AM PDT by txhurl (Put the pressure on and keep it on until this administration snaps.)
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To: avacado

WOW! She’s Governor-licious! In a few years she’ll become the hottest president the world has ever seen. And I predict she’ll be a good and fair leader.


16 posted on 06/30/2009 10:40:16 AM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( Palin/Netanyahu 2012 ))))
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To: avacado
Poor Kathleen Parker, she just knows this will make Rich Lowry see star-bursts again.
17 posted on 06/30/2009 10:40:44 AM PDT by redk
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To: avacado

Oh, yeah!

If that politics thing doesn’t work out, she could always become a pinup model!


18 posted on 06/30/2009 10:42:04 AM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: Two Kids' Dad
From Wayne's World:

"If she was president, she'd be Babe-raham Lincoln."

19 posted on 06/30/2009 10:42:27 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: avacado

Hotness!

If she were President she would be Baberaham Lincoln.


20 posted on 06/30/2009 10:43:15 AM PDT by Constitution Day (Eschew exclamatory abuse.)
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To: dead

Argh! You beat me by THAT much.


21 posted on 06/30/2009 10:43:30 AM PDT by Constitution Day (Eschew exclamatory abuse.)
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To: Two Kids' Dad
Few more for the Freepers!


22 posted on 06/30/2009 10:44:04 AM PDT by avacado
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To: redk
"Poor Kathleen Parker, she just knows this will make Rich Lowry see star-bursts again."

I'm thinking that Sarah makes Kathleen's head explode - it must be jealousy!
Kathleen P does her least-coherent work when she writes about Mrs. Palin.

23 posted on 06/30/2009 10:45:26 AM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: avacado

Yer killin’ me over here...


24 posted on 06/30/2009 10:45:46 AM PDT by Constitution Day (Eschew exclamatory abuse.)
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To: NeoCaveman

you will like... ; )


25 posted on 06/30/2009 10:46:15 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: avacado

She’s one hot granny. I hope she gets good people in her camp, because the GOP and DC are filled with thieves who need to be booted out, and they are going to do everything to stop her.


26 posted on 06/30/2009 10:46:22 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Constitution Day

LOL!!


27 posted on 06/30/2009 10:46:46 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Moonman62

I hope she gets good people in her camp, because the GOP and DC are filled with thieves who need to be booted out, and they are going to do everything to stop her.


Exactly—not like the McCain aides that participated in the Aug. Vanity Fair hit piece :(


28 posted on 06/30/2009 10:48:20 AM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, just wait till it is free! "~ PJ O'Rourke)
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To: curth

Good interview. Great pics.


29 posted on 06/30/2009 10:48:51 AM PDT by Lou Budvis (Palin Nation = Reagan Country.)
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To: curth

RUN SARAH RUN!
RUN SARAH RUN!
RUN SARAH RUN!
YAAAAAAYY!
(Love ya girl!) :)


30 posted on 06/30/2009 10:51:06 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (Time to CLEAN HOUSE (AND Senate!!!) Kick their butts to the curb!!)
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To: avacado

New PC background! Thanks tons.


31 posted on 06/30/2009 10:54:03 AM PDT by houeto (Defang the FEDGOV. Repeal the 17th!)
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To: gimme1ibertee

Just from reading this interview and viewing the slideshow I can’t help but shake my head and wonder what there is not to love about her? She is one in a million, a rarity.


32 posted on 06/30/2009 10:54:52 AM PDT by curth (Sarah Palin 2012 - Saving America)
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To: avacado

Thank you, thank you, thank you. Wow: is it getting warm in here?


33 posted on 06/30/2009 10:59:14 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

I’m a runner also, and I *love* that Gov. Palin runs, but I can assure you that her being a runner is not what further endears the Gov. to your wife. Runner’s World once had John Edwards on the cover with a title that read: Running for President. Ewwwwwwwwwwwwww!

There’s no questioning the Governor’s toughness bona fides. It’s just nice to see that it extends to the physical realm as much as to the others. She really is Wilderness Barbie. I’m glad that Fred Thompson said that she’s the first person we’d had on the ticket who could field-dress a moose since TR.


34 posted on 06/30/2009 10:59:46 AM PDT by definitelynotaliberal
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

She was probably impressed that McCain was born in Panama.

By saying old Van Halen I’m assuming she’s DLR fan and doesn’t care too much for the Sammy years. Good for her. Another plus.

Interestingly, she has said before that she gave her son the middle name Van because she thought Van Palin sounded cool.

I had to stop reading at the start of the interview though when she talked about her thighs were throbbing


35 posted on 06/30/2009 11:01:11 AM PDT by jeltz25
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To: jessduntno

Why would someone take a picture of Palin in shorts and then crop off her legs???


36 posted on 06/30/2009 11:01:30 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (The sun glinted off chiseled pectorals sculpted during four weight-lifting sessions each week and...)
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To: avacado
Now that's what I'm talkin' about.
37 posted on 06/30/2009 11:01:53 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (The sun glinted off chiseled pectorals sculpted during four weight-lifting sessions each week and...)
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To: Tanniker Smith

Why would someone take a picture of Palin in shorts and then crop off her legs???

Good point...stupid? Blind?


38 posted on 06/30/2009 11:02:38 AM PDT by jessduntno (July 4th, 2009. Washington DC. Gadsden Flags. Be There.)
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To: definitelynotaliberal

mark


39 posted on 06/30/2009 11:03:00 AM PDT by chasio649
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To: avacado

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors wife............

Sorry Todd. I won’t let it happen again. lol


40 posted on 06/30/2009 11:03:15 AM PDT by Finalapproach29er (A woman will be the next President; I hope it's Palin instead of HRC.)
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To: houeto
New PC background! Thanks tons.

Not me. I'm still using that picture where she took off ...
her glasses.

41 posted on 06/30/2009 11:04:11 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (The sun glinted off chiseled pectorals sculpted during four weight-lifting sessions each week and...)
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To: Tanniker Smith
Not me. I'm still using that picture where she took off ... her glasses.

You mean, it's better than this one?

42 posted on 06/30/2009 11:06:25 AM PDT by houeto (Defang the FEDGOV. Repeal the 17th!)
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To: Constitution Day
"Yer killin’ me over here..."

LOL!!!

43 posted on 06/30/2009 11:07:41 AM PDT by avacado
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To: avacado; xsmommy

At least I have good taste in women. ;)


44 posted on 06/30/2009 11:09:46 AM PDT by Constitution Day (Eschew exclamatory abuse.)
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To: Constitution Day

If she were an ancient civilization, she’d be Babe-ylon.


45 posted on 06/30/2009 11:10:03 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Whoever coined the term "foolproof" underestimated the ingenuity and determination of fools.)
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To: jessduntno

I think thatis where my mind was


46 posted on 06/30/2009 11:10:40 AM PDT by BornToBeAmerican (We the people, ..... never)
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To: Constitution Day
"Yer killin’ me over here..."

I may as well give the knock out punch now!


47 posted on 06/30/2009 11:11:04 AM PDT by avacado
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To: avacado

I’m having a cardio workout just FReepin’!


48 posted on 06/30/2009 11:12:17 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: avacado

Oh my gosh !!! You are the hero of millions of Freepers !!!!


49 posted on 06/30/2009 11:13:07 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Scythian

LOL!!! ;-)


50 posted on 06/30/2009 11:14:29 AM PDT by avacado
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