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The Memorial 13.1 Half Marathon

The Memorial 13.1 Half Marathon

One of my favorite running days of the year is July 1st.  This is my oldest daughter’s birthday and every year on this day we run her age in miles.  We started this tradition when she turned 9 and it’s been a very memorable way to celebrate her special day each year.  It’s the anniversary of the day I became a mom so there are a lot of emotions packed in it.  These birthday runs definitely help me from turning…

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The Birthday Run- 12!

The Birthday Run- 12!

Summer is flying by and marathon training is in full swing!  We made it back home from our recent family vacation and I did absolutely no blogging so I’m a couple days behind on posting this. I know I have a 5k to report but first I wanted to recap my favorite run of the year- a special birthday run!  I like to document all of Abi’s birthday runs so that someday we can go back through and read about…

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My favorite run of the year- 2015

My favorite run of the year- 2015

July 1st is an important day to me. On this day in 2004, I became a mom for the first time. I’ve always considered myself a mother of little ones until this year.  It hit me this week that we’re nearing the end of an era.  The teen years are quickly approaching and everything is just starting to move a little too fast. A few days ago my youngest daughter helped me pick out a few birthday gifts to give…

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My Birthday, the Great Duck 10K Race Recap AND a BIG Announcement!

My Birthday, the Great Duck 10K Race Recap AND a BIG Announcement!

Hello! Has it really been 2 weeks?! So much going on and so little time to write about it… Happy December! First, yes, I did have a birthday and I did something I’ve never done before on my birthday- I ran a race! I always make it a point to run on my birthday but believe it or not I have never run a race on it.  There’s a big difference! Several months ago when I realized my birthday was…

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My Most Important Run of the Year

My Most Important Run of the Year

If I had to think about my most important run of the year it would not be my last marathon or even my big race tomorrow- The Fast Firecracker… I would honestly say it is the run I get to do with my daughter on her birthday.  Sure, we run together a few times during the year but there is something special about being the first one to see the birthday girl in the morning and spending the first part…

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Is this it or is it Deja Vu?!

Is this it or is it Deja Vu?!

So I am planning to run in a little marathon in 3 days.  But at this point I am not 100% sure if it will happen.  The weather is looking a little rough. Apparently significant icing is in store on Friday which will play a big role in whether or not the race is still a go on Saturday.  I was just informed that the final decision will not be made until Saturday morning (race day) at 5 am.  The…

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My Favorite Run of the Year and Some Final 5K Thoughts….

My Favorite Run of the Year and Some Final 5K Thoughts….

Can 2013 be over halfway over?  Summer is flying by and my official 5K training season is coming to a close.  It was short and sweet.  In two days is the big race and I hope I’m ready.  I’ve put in the training.  Time to put it all out there on July 4th. I am not one who traditionally races on Independence Day.  In fact, I believe the last race I did on the 4th of July was the Dominoes…

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And we’re off!

And we’re off!

This will have to be a VERY brief post as I have about a million things to do before we head to Memphis.  Fortunately, it is only a 2 hour drive through farmland so it won’t be too bad.  I just wanted to post my bib number in case you wanted to track me.  Bib number # 24.  If you are on twitter I set it up so that my time will automatically tweet at certain mile checkpoints.  (Hopefully I…

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It’s gonna hurt…

It’s gonna hurt…

The marathon is such a physically demanding race but I find the mental side of it even more challenging.  In preparation for the last 10-15K I am trying to prepare myself now with as many pep talks as I can.  Having raced 26.2 miles less than 4 weeks ago this distance is fresh on my mind.  I have replayed the miles over and over in my head trying to figure out what I will do the same and what I…

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4th Times the Charm…

4th Times the Charm…

Is it already the end of November?  I’m not sure where this month went but we are down to the last few days.  I haven’t written in over a week.  Life has been busy.  The big kids were home all last week for Thanksgiving break and I just didn’t get around to any posts.  We had a very relaxing week home complete with no travel plans.  It was wonderful.  We had a great meal at my in-laws (who live one…

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