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Achilles
Wednesday, September 08, 2010      4 comments

Saturday was a great running day, temps in the mid 50's when I started, my honey there on the bike to coach me & encourage me. I'm in my taper so I had a nice 12 mile run planned. About 3 miles in I noticed that my achilles felt a bit tight, but... Read more
One month till my Marathon
Thursday, August 19, 2010      3 comments

Geesh. Where did the time go? I only have one month left to prep for my big day. I have two more long runs scheduled, 16 this week & 20 next, then the taper begins. I get a nervous/excited stomach just thinking about it.... Read more
Sat's long run
Sunday, August 08, 2010      4 comments

Since I'm such a slow runner, it takes me hours to complete a long run. A few weeks ago for my first 20 miler, my sweet 64 year old mother met me at mile 10 & rode her bike alongside me for the last 10 miles. It was nice having someone out there... Read more
I did it!
Sunday, August 01, 2010      5 comments

After struggling again through my 20 mile run two weeks ago, I was feeling discouraged about my 16 miles yesterday. But, I am very happy to report that I DID IT!!! I ran 16 miles without any walk breaks. I ate a little more before my run, ate... Read more
20 miles
Saturday, July 17, 2010      12 comments

I am up at 4 am today preparing for my first 20 mile run. I'm full of self-doubt. Last weekend I struggled to run 18. How am I ever going to complete 20? I don't think that I fuel up correctly and that I just ran out of steam. I think I'm better... Read more
Training - Week 1
Monday, June 07, 2010      5 comments

Last week I started my marathon training, I've been taking it kinda easy since my 1/2, trying to rehab my IT Band. I'm happy to say that after my first week of hard core training, I'm feeling pretty good. I know that marathon training in the s... Read more
Flying Pig 1/2
Sunday, May 02, 2010      9 comments

I ran my first 1/2 today, boy, was it an adventure... The race started at 6:30 am in downtown Cinti, between 5:45 & 6:20 we had some pretty serious lightening strikes, and the heavens had opened.... it was a deluge. I wore my finest garbage ba... Read more
Last training run
Wednesday, April 28, 2010      5 comments

I just finished my last training run, Sunday is the big day. I'm looking forward to it, I'm starting to get more excited than nervous. I finally found some friends who are running the Pig also, so knowing I'll have some peeps to hang out with... Read more
A scare
Monday, April 26, 2010      5 comments

I had a scare this weekend. During my long run on Sat, I started feeling a lot of pain in my left cheek (booty), I've been having issues with my IT Band, but it's all been centered in my left knee. I've been stretching it, using the foam roller ... Read more
First 13
Saturday, April 17, 2010      4 comments

I ran my first 13 mile run today (and survived to blog about it). :) It was very chilly this morning, and silly me should have worn gloves. My cold hands were very much a distraction from the monotony of my feet pounding the trail. I run on... Read more
One year in...
Tuesday, April 13, 2010      5 comments

It's been a wonderful, enlightening journey this first year on Sparkpeople. I've learned so much about healthy eating, exercising, lifestyle changes, motivation and support. But I think the thing that resonates the most with me is what I learned... Read more
Registration complete
Saturday, March 27, 2010      6 comments

I just registered for my 1/2, no backing out now... $$ is involved. Ha Ha!! I'm really excited though, it makes it feel more real, like I'm really gonna do this. Woo hoo!! ... Read more
A positive boost
Thursday, March 18, 2010      5 comments

For my first 1/2 marathon, I have chosen a pretty difficult course. The first 6 miles are on an incline, and parts are significantly steep. I'm very stressed over this. I am terrified that the hills are gonna be my downfall. Running 13.1 miles a... Read more
Hills!
Saturday, March 06, 2010      1 comments

Today was my first day of training on hills ... my 1/2 is coming up in the beginning of May and the course is very hilly. It was warm enough to run outside today (41 & sunny) woo hoo! I'm so tired of running on the treadmill. I did a good ... Read more
35 - Woo hoo!
Sunday, February 28, 2010      4 comments

I ran 35 miles this week... in 7 days, with a cold, and a difficult work schedule. Right now, running seems to be the one thing that is going right. Running is my sanity. ... Read more

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