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Mirror, Mirror On The Wall
Thursday, October 13, 2011      13 comments

Good Morning Rhonda. I wanted to take a moment today to tell you how strong you are. I know that you have seen so much and there is a lot inside that you haven't shared but on the outside you are changing. Your children admire you. They... Read more
The Last Triathlon
Friday, October 07, 2011      6 comments

Once again I completed a sprint triathlon while deployed to Baghdad. This one was completed on 25 Sep 2007 - a mere 5 days after my second one.....what was I thinking? Who knows. All I know is I was exhausted and never wanted to do anything a... Read more
2nd Half
Monday, October 03, 2011      5 comments

On Sat, Oct 1, I did my second Half marathon - Freedom's Half in Shepherdstown, WV. My clue to not do it should have been in the description - this is a hilly, challenging course. Well, I prepared for hills and felt confident going into it. ... Read more
My 2nd Triathlon
Wednesday, September 21, 2011      6 comments

I did my 2nd sprint triathlon on 21 Sep 2007. Again, it was located in the "lovely" atmosphere of Baghdad, Iraq. I still didn't train for another triathlon as I never intended on doing another but then I was given the guilt complex by my budd... Read more
Remembering my First Triathlon
Saturday, August 20, 2011      6 comments

For some reason I thought today was the anniversary of my 1st Sprint Triathlon. I went to my journals and behold - I was wrong! It was actually Aug 10, 2007. The official Santa Cruz Sprint Triathlon was held on Aug. 12, 2007. I did my Triathl... Read more
Reflecting
Thursday, June 23, 2011      8 comments

Today I started reading a book - Women Who Run by Shanti Sosienski. While reading I took a moment to pause and reflect on some of my past runs. I couldn't help but to think that tomorrow is the last Friday in June which reminded me of several... Read more
Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon
Saturday, June 04, 2011      11 comments

I DID IT! I am officially a Half-Marathoner! I have to admit.....at first I was a tad disappointed I didn't make my goal of under 2:30 BUT I remembered everyone saying for your first one just enjoy it. Ok, details: The mornin... Read more
My First Expo and Pre-Race
Friday, June 03, 2011      8 comments

Okay, so I have to admit I am a little let down on this whole Expo. I was expecting a lot more considering this is the INAUGURALWine Country Half in Virginia. Where was all the SCHWAG I hear about? Seriously? There was 7 vendors (I believ... Read more
Last long run before half marathon
Thursday, May 19, 2011      12 comments

Today I did my last LSD of 14 miles prior to my half marathon on June 4th. According to the weather channel I only had a few hours to squeeze it in between rain showers. I headed out at 8:30 this morning. It was the perfect temp - around 5... Read more
I'm a Moving Target!
Friday, May 06, 2011      6 comments

Today was my 12.5 mile LSD training run. I swear that no matter which side of the road I was running on that is where the traffic was! It was crazy. I would be running and no traffic would be coming in the other lane and as soon as I had to t... Read more
10K and a new PR
Saturday, April 30, 2011      7 comments

This morning, after 4 wonderful days on vacation in Key West, I ran my second Apple Blossom 10K. All I wanted was to come in under an hour. However after not having much sleep and a long trip home Friday, I was feeling a little overwhelmed. I... Read more
11 mile LSD OH MY!
Monday, April 18, 2011      10 comments

Today I did my 11 mile LSD and it was definitely LONG and SLOW and HILLY! My calves are a little sore from the hills as my last LSD was on the treadmill. The weather was perfect and I had my camelback for water. I drank every time my Garm... Read more
2 months until HM
Monday, April 04, 2011      6 comments

2 months from today I will be running my first Half-Marathon. The only goals I have is to: 1. Complete it 2. Goal time of 2:30 or less. Today was beautiful and I actually got to run outside. What I learned was that running by my... Read more
April is looking good
Friday, April 01, 2011      7 comments

Okay, so I know it is only April 1st. But, I ran 10 miles today - in 93 minutes. I am pretty proud of myself. It was my LSD (long slow distance) run for my 1/2 training. I really felt I would struggle as I didn't sleep well last night. But... Read more
Today's 5K
Saturday, March 26, 2011      12 comments

Today I ran in a 5K (my first for 2011) that was in memory of a State Trooper who was killed in the line of duty. I have a rule that I don't run unless it is at least 35 outside well, it was 24 at the start of the race. Yikes! I was cold but ... Read more

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