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Month: April 2011

The Cold Turkey Taper

Everyone who trains for a marathon knows what it means to taper. Basically you cut back your mileage and the intensity of your workouts during the last two weeks so that your body can rest before the big race. Well, at this point it looks like my run last Thursday will be my last run before the marathon. Yes, I

Boston Marathon Qualifier or Die From Runner’s World

Boston Marathon Qualifier or Die From Runner’s World

Staying Positive
Staying Positive

I just came back from the Physical Therapist and my SI joint is still in right! YEAH! Now if it can just stay that way… I know it’s getting stronger and the exercises I am doing will help with that. I am resting my body and trying to take it easy. I even took a freezing cold ice bath since

Having Faith

Today was by far the most frustrating and discouraging day I have had during this whole 2 year Boston Marathon process. My lower back was hurting again but I decided to try to run for the first time in 4 days. I got as far as a half of a mile and I had to stop. It just hurt too

Ups and Downs
Ups and Downs

Let’s start off with something happy… 🙂 On Saturday, my oldest ran in her 4th 5K. She did great! She ran with my husband and had her best 5K time yet. She finished in just over 34 minutes which averages out to be a little over an 11 minute mile. She did not stop to walk at all. Just as

Not a good day for a runner…

Well, after the excitement of a great 12 mile pace run and getting my Boston packet I have had two not so good days. After an easy 5 mile run yesterday my lower back and hip started REALLY hurting me. It hurt just walking around the house. I described the problem to my good running friend and she said it