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Around the House

Around the House

It’s ironic how so much can change in one short year.  Last December I was in the best racing condition of my life.  I ran my fastest half and was getting ready for my first sub-3 hour marathon.  It’s hard not to compare that to where I am now.  I know I shouldn’t.  I am grateful to be running again but I have to admit that this week has been hard.  Since Saturday’s 10k my plantar fasciitis has flared up…

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Final Thoughts- less than 24 hours to go!

Final Thoughts- less than 24 hours to go!

Thank you for the very encouraging comments after my recent half marathon.  I intended to write  between now and then but of course life got incredibly busy and chaotic with the holidays.  There were Christmas parties, cookie exchanges, Christmas programs and a slew of other activities going on that kept this mama moving!  I will say I think I had the most relaxing Christmas day I’ve had for as long as I can remember.  While the kids were busy playing…

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2012 review and going out with a bang!

2012 review and going out with a bang!

I wasn’t sure if I was going to get around to reviewing my 2012 goals but I decided it was time.  I need to do it for me more than anything else.  Some of them I met, some I didn’t.  And that’s ok because 2013 is a fresh new start! Goal # 1- Read the Bible. I really wish I could say YES to this one (like I did in 2011) but I can’t. Sadly, I made it until mid…

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Life, Training and everything in between!

Life, Training and everything in between!

Has it really been almost 2 weeks since my last post?!!  I don’t even know where to begin.  So much going on right now (as it is for everyone) and honestly I just wanted to take a little break from blogs in general.  The big kids have been home from school since Wednesday and having four home keeps me much busier than just my usual two.  Still, I love it when everyone is home together and we don’t have somewhere…

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Fit4Christ Christmas 5K- Race Recap!

Fit4Christ Christmas 5K- Race Recap!

Well, I wasn’t going to do any more racing in 2012 but I decided to make a little exception for someone very special… Me and my big girl When we heard about a very low-key 5K happening on campus this past weekend, my husband and I asked Abi if she wanted to run in it.  She liked the fact that is was on a different course around the intramural fields and she would knock out 3 miles towards the 100…

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Christmas Blessings and 65!!

Christmas Blessings and 65!!

Merry Christmas Everyone!! What a great day! We had a big breakfast, opened presents, church, lunch and time at home with our family.  I feel very blessed! This past week everyone was home so we had lots of family time together.  I also had some “extra” time to run since John was home which worked out well since it was the hardest week in this marathon training cycle.  I actually hit 65 miles this week which is an all-time high…

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Rest Days and Being Crafty

Rest Days and Being Crafty

This morning I was supposed to meet a friend for a nice 8 mile run.  After yesterday’s awesome workout my body was screaming for a rest day.  My stress fracture area was a tiny bit “achy” and my legs were SO SORE.  I had run 5 days in a row which is a first in probably 18 months. So I decided to listen to my body and make it a rest day.  I didn’t want to, especially because I had…

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