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Month: November 2011

Highest Mileage Week: Post Stress Fracture

Highest Mileage Week: Post Stress Fracture

What a week! My goal on the outset of the week was to get in at least 45 miles.  I needed a high mileage week for my marathon training.  I know this may not sound like a lot to seasoned runners who crank out 60+ miles like it’s nothing but I am trying hard not to get caught up comparing myself to others.  I would love to be at that running stage of life right now but I’m not and…

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Breaking Dawn, Tempo Tuesday and the worst chafing EVER

Breaking Dawn, Tempo Tuesday and the worst chafing EVER

First things first- Yes, I DID join the masses and see Breaking Dawn.  I did not go opening night at midnight (I value my sleep WAY too much!) or opening weekend but we found our way to the 2 pm matinee today.  John had off and my in-laws offered to baby-sit we were able to go on a midweek date.  We got there with 10 minutes to spare and had great seats. Apparently the 2 pm showing in our small…

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Running in the *POURING* Rain

Running in the *POURING* Rain

This morning I had a tempo run scheduled.  As you can tell from the title of of this post the weather was not very cooperative.  It was cold, windy and POURING down rain.  If it were just me, I would have changed up the workout or done it on the treadmill.  But I have a running buddy and I knew she was going to be there ready to run and I didn’t want to let her down.  That is what…

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November’s 30 *Things*

November’s 30 *Things*

If you are on Facebook at all, you have most likely noticed that many people are using their statuses to put something they are thankful for each day in November.  I do not get on Facebook as much as I used to but I would like to take one post to share 30 things I am thankful for… 1. My Salvation. Without my belief in God or my relationship to Christ everything else in my life would be meaningless.  Everything…

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Two very different half’s

Two very different half’s

Soaring Wings Half Marathon 10/25/11 Midsouth Championship Half Marathon 11/05/11 Mile 1 7:01 7:15 Mile 2 7:01 7:10 Mile 3 6:57 7:12 Mile 4 7:08 7:13 Mile 5 6:59 7:14 Mile 6 7:17 7:20 Mile 7 7:20 7:18 Mile 8 7:36 7:09 Mile 9 7:33 7:17 Mile 10 7:37 7:13 Mile 11 7:35 7:13 Mile 12 7:34 7:03 Mile 13 7:20 6:38 Mile 13.1 1:30 1:14 TOTAL TIME/ avg 1:36:34 (7:21 min. mile) 1:34:35 (7:12 min. mile) Recently I learned…

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Midsouth Championship Half Marathon: Race Report

Midsouth Championship Half Marathon: Race Report

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again… Last Saturday I ran a not so good race.  I finished feeling defeated, disappointed and to be honest I was angry.  Angry at myself.  I know I PR’d by a few seconds but I did not run a good race mentally or physically.  I knew I could do better.  I made a last minute decision that evening to register for a race that was less than a week away.  Best decision…

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Soaring Wings Half Marathon: Race Report- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Soaring Wings Half Marathon: Race Report- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Well, as you can probably tell from my lack of posting, the Half Marathon did not go exactly as planned.  I set what I thought was an obtainable pace (goal) and learned mid-race that it was NOT realistic for me at the moment.  While I know that I may one day run a sub 7 minute mile for an entire Half Marathon- Saturday was not that day!!  Let’s just say that I had 7 decent miles in me but the…

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