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San Antonio Rock n Roll...lessons learned (Part 3)
Thursday, November 17, 2011      4 comments

I did learn a lot of lessons from Sunday's Rock n Roll half marathon! Here's some of what I learned... ...I prefer smaller races! I like to be able to run at MY pace and not dodge around people. I like to know that, when I pass someone yell... Read more
San Antonio Rock n Roll...the good! (Part 2)
Thursday, November 17, 2011      15 comments

Although there were quite a few negatives to Sunday's race, there was a lot of good, too! So, here it is.... ...I set a PR by almost 4 minutes! Last month's HM was 2:37:00, SA RnR was 2:33:02! ...I had a wonderful time at the Expo - bought a... Read more
San Antonio Rock n Roll...the bad (Part 1)
Wednesday, November 16, 2011      14 comments

Sorry I haven't posted before now. I was sick and then dealing with a little medical 'scare' (I had a mammogram that showed 'something' - went today and, praise God!, it was just a water-filled cyst - but, it was something hanging over my head).... Read more
The Emotion Just Came Out
Thursday, November 10, 2011      15 comments

Today I "lost it" when I felt a loved one didn't support my running. My chin was quivering and hot tears were running down my face. I was burning with fury. Here's what I wanted to say, but didn't... "I have worked HARD for this! I don't th... Read more
Physical Therapy
Wednesday, November 09, 2011      9 comments

I started physical therapy today. The therapist said I had a lot of good things going for me, including great alignment. She thinks my pilates reformer is very helpful for that! But, my problem area (besides tight hamstrings & weak glutes)...my ... Read more
Starting Tomorrow... (a body update)
Tuesday, November 08, 2011      9 comments

I'll be doing physical therapy! As I'd mentioned, I went to a Sports doctor last week - an orthopedic surgeon. My knee is actually doing fine, so I didn't see him about that. Instead, I saw him about my tailbone...which has been hurting for abou... Read more
I Will Tri Again (w/photos)
Monday, November 07, 2011      10 comments

I have been really struggling the past few weeks with a big decision...what to do after HM#4 on January 15th. I had 4 options: train for the MS150 (180 mile, 2 day bike ride) in April, train for my first marathon, train for running speed on shor... Read more
Changing My Goals
Sunday, November 06, 2011      13 comments

I've had a long list of goals on my side-bar. I was just looking through them and realized I've MET them all!!! And, I haven't added any new goals in months. So, I've decided to move them to the center column and set NEW GOALS! So, here's the re... Read more
I'm Rocking My 5 Milers
Saturday, November 05, 2011      11 comments

I've been at a 12 minute/mile pace for a 'long' time. And, I recently turned my 'short' weekday runs into 4-5 milers instead of 3 milers. Early last week, I ran 5 miles on the treadmill, and was pleased to see my time! Since then, I've been... Read more
Who is that Woman in the Mirror? (& Navy Aviation Rescue Swimmers)
Friday, November 04, 2011      5 comments

I was at my Y today. Not the one I've been going to lately, but the one I went to 8 years ago when my daughter was a preschooler. I used to love to take step class. I have taken Step twice this year, but at the 'new' Y...and the teacher isn't th... Read more
Want Results?
Thursday, November 03, 2011      6 comments

Then, 'shake it up!' Your body gets used to the same routine. I have found, for my body, that it even got used to eating the same number of calories each day! But, if you 'shake it up' and do something different, your body will probably respond!... Read more
"Work with what you have"
Wednesday, November 02, 2011      13 comments

Anna, one of the trainer's on Biggest Loser, said that on this week's episode. The players got switched around this week & had new teammates & most of them had new trainers. And, they were NOT happy. And, they were complaining. Anna reminde... Read more
My Cold Running Gear (with photos!)
Tuesday, November 01, 2011      15 comments

Thought I'd share a few photos from my cold run on Saturday. My mom took these before I ran. The first is just me all bundled up. And, the second is when I'm warming up doing leg swings. ... Read more
Solo Run High
Tuesday, November 01, 2011      16 comments

I was up at my mom's near Dallas this weekend. On Friday, our high in Houston was near 80. Well, Saturday morning at my mom's house was a chilly 42 degrees. Brrr!!! Could I really go running? Would I? So, I bundled up...long pants, long sle... Read more
Make Dr Appt...check!
Thursday, October 27, 2011      4 comments

Thanks for everyone who commented on my post last night. I DID make my doctor's appointment! I'll be seeing an orthopedic surgeon on Tuesday. I hope to get some answers! And relief! Also, I did skip TRX today...yeah, me! But, I did the run ... Read more

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