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Year: 2012

No Man’s Land
No Man’s Land

Two weeks ago was the D & L Heritage Marathon.  Two weeks from today is the St. Jude Marathon.  That puts me right smack in the middle of no man’s land. Basically, it’s trying to merge recovery, training and tapering (in 27 days) and hoping for the best!  Running back to back marathons is not for everyone.  This past spring

Moving Forward!
Moving Forward!

This week has been a very different week than last week.  For one, I actually caught up on some much needed sleep so that was a good thing! Last week was full of high emotions, traveling, and marathoning!  I was so focused and stressed about NYC that I had to remind myself to eat.  This is not like me at

Delaware and Lehigh Heritage Marathon- Race Report!
Delaware and Lehigh Heritage Marathon- Race Report!

I’m HOME!!! My husband surprised me at the airport with ALL the kids.  I thought he would only have the little two with him but he checked the big two out of school at noon so they could all greet me at the Little Rock airport.  I missed them all so much but I must admit that I had an

A New Marathon PR!
A New Marathon PR!

I will write a full race report when I get home tomorrow but I just thought I would post a quick update on my 5th marathon! I ran in the D&L Trail Marathon in Northampton, Pennsylvania. This race was very different from what the NYC Marathon would have been like, I’m sure! I had to have some serious talks with

When life gives you lemons- Marathon Eve Thoughts
When life gives you lemons- Marathon Eve Thoughts

Thank you for the encouraging comments! I NEVER imagined things would turn out like this but it’s amazing how things can work out for the good. My sister and I left NYC this morning and took the train at Grand Central Station back to New Haven, CT where her vehicle was. We immediately set out for Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. (This is

A Change in Plans….
A Change in Plans….

I do not even know where to start. This week has been a roller coaster ride to say the least. My sister and I arrived in NYC around noon today. We had lunch, went to the expo and were having a great time. We got our bib numbers and were ready to run! As we were leaving the expo my

Marathon Week: Oh the Drama!
Marathon Week: Oh the Drama!

My morning started off a little rocky. Pun intended. Around 4:30 this morning I heard a loud noise in the hallway.  I immediately knew something was wrong and sure enough Rocky looked like he was about to throw up.  I grabbed him and brought him to the bathroom.  He did.  A few times. Then I brought him in to lay

NYC Marathon Week- A little bit of everything!
NYC Marathon Week- A little bit of everything!

It’s race week! Yes, the New York City Marathon IS still on.  At least that’s what they keep saying! They are not quite sure how everyone is getting to the starting line in Staten Island but I guess they’ll figure that one out later..  My thoughts and prayers have been with those up in the northeast.  I have family in

Ready for NYC Marathon: It’s TRICKY!!
Ready for NYC Marathon: It’s TRICKY!!

One of my FAVORITE running partners is someone I have known my entire life.  We ran side by side in our very first road race.  We ran together in high school cross country and track. Both of us on H.S. track team in 1997.  I am one year older but she has always been taller than me! We ran together

Bison Stampede 5K- Race Report {the one with an almost PR!}
Bison Stampede 5K- Race Report {the one with an almost PR!}

This morning I ran in my third 5K of the month.  These puppies are wearing me out! I am hoping that running my marathon pace next week feels easy (at least for a while) in NYC compared to my 5K race pace. I last ran this race 2 years ago.  🙂 Ran with baby #1, 30 weeks preggo with baby