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My First Half Marathon! (long... photos later!)
Sunday, November 21, 2010      14 comments

Wow. What a day. I am so happy and thrilled with my run. First of all, I do really want to thank you all for your encouragement and wise words. I struggled & struggled with what I was going to wear today. The temp was origianally supposed t... Read more
1 More Day Until My 1st Half Marathon!!
Friday, November 19, 2010      11 comments

First of all, thank you for your kind comments as I'm preparing for my first half marathon! I really appreciate all of your support and know I wouldn't be doing this without my SP friends. So, THANK YOU! Today my daughter and I drove from T... Read more
2 Days Until Half Marathon
Thursday, November 18, 2010      17 comments

The butterflies have started! I've gotten them several times today while thinking about my HM on Sunday. I'm really excited, but the nerves are there, too. I got an email from the Route 66 Marathon today. I was excited to read it! Firs... Read more
Last Long Run...HM in 1 WEEK!
Sunday, November 14, 2010      7 comments

Today was my last long run. Instead of mapping a course, I decided to set a time goal. My goal was to run 2 hours and 30 minutes. My last two long runs have been 2 hrs 6 mins and 2 hrs 22 mins. I was hoping for a cold morning so I could se... Read more
HM Training... 10 Days to Go!
Thursday, November 11, 2010      4 comments

Only 10 more days until my very first Half Marathon! Wow! I had a "killer workout" today. I met with my trainer about 9:15. He started me out on the treadmill for a 5 minute warmup. Then, he slowed the pace and increased the incline and had... Read more
HM Training... 11 Days To Go!!!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010      7 comments

I only have 11 days until my Half Marathon! Oh my! So, today was a Rest Day. Yesterday was one of my last long runs. My plan was to run between 9 and 10.5 miles depending on how I was feeling. Well, it was HOT (mid 70s!) and SUNNY and I had... Read more
Mother/Daughter Camp
Monday, November 08, 2010      5 comments

My daughter and I had a great weekend at mother/daughter camp. We did so many things and enjoyed spending time together and with 'old' and 'new' friends. In fact, she made a new friend who lives close by and they'll be playing together soon. ... Read more
No Puking for Me & Celebrating Pounds GONE!
Thursday, November 04, 2010      20 comments

After taking a Rest Day yesterday, I worked out with my trainer today. We worked on upper body & core and he worked me SO HARD! He said that 2 of his clients had thrown up yesterday! And, I think he was trying to make me #3! ... Read more
What if...? (re: the 10% "rule")
Tuesday, November 02, 2010      13 comments

emoticonWhat if you could run for 60 minutes without stopping. ... Read more
Mile after Mile
Monday, November 01, 2010      12 comments

I use beginner triathlete to track my running miles (and now my cycling miles -someday I'll track my swimming miles, too!) I was looking over my miles and I can't believe the numbers I'm seeing. I really am a runner! RUNNING (I started runn... Read more
October Reviews & November Goals
Sunday, October 31, 2010      4 comments

Another month is coming to an end. Time to look back and then look forward! OCTOBER GOALS (crazy month, so goals shorter) 1. Lose 3.5 pounds - that would put me at 139.5! ... Read more
20 Day Countdown
Sunday, October 31, 2010      0 comments

I know I'm going against traditional wisdom, but I went ahead and signed up for my first half marathon! At that point, I'll have been running just under 6 months. And, I hope to have a 10 mile run before then. Right now, my longest is 7 miles. B... Read more
7 Miles! I can't believe it!
Saturday, October 30, 2010      5 comments

This morning my goal was to run for 90 minutes and see how far I could go. I was expecting to go about 6 miles. It was COLD this morning! 39 degrees! That's really cold considering I've run in 86 degrees Tuesday and 80 degrees on Thursday. ... Read more
Prayer Update
Friday, October 29, 2010      2 comments

I've posted a couple of requests about the mom of two of my daughter's friends. The mom, Pam, has had brain tumors twice before and they reappeared about a month ago. Within a week, she was paralyzed from the waist down because of a tumor on her... Read more
Why I'll Wait 5 Months for My Half
Thursday, October 28, 2010      5 comments

I've mentioned several times lately that I've been contemplating running a half marathon in late November even though I haven't really been training. Tonight, my sister-in-law sent me a link to an article. www.washingtonpost.com/w
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