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A Few Questions Answered
A Few Questions Answered

Hello there! In the last few weeks I’ve had several emails and Facebook messages with running related questions so I thought I would answer some of these here.  Most of them have been asked on more than one occasion and in the almost 5 years I’ve kept this running blog I’ve never had a post dedicated to answering questions so

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

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

Core Challenge Update: 6 Months Later!!
Core Challenge Update: 6 Months Later!!

This week has been pretty uneventful in terms of running.  I only ran twice and spent three other days cross training on the elliptical.  Two days I did nothing.  The good news- my knee is now feeling 100%.  (Hopefully it will feel that way when I run again.) The bad news- I have been a little moody this week.  You

2012 Goals… Here we go!
2012 Goals… Here we go!

It is officially 1 week into 2012 and for the moment… I AM CAUGHT UP ON ALL THE LAUNDRY!!! Yes, finally! We went on a week vacation and the laundry got a bit out of control.  So I thought I would like to take the free five minutes or so I have and post some of my goals for this

2 Updates: The CORE Challenge and The Bible

As you recall, I challenged myself at the beginning of the month to work on my core a little each day.  I call it the October Core Challenge.  Basically, I challenged myself to spend 10-15 minutes at least each day doing at least 100 ab exercises (crunches, leg lifts, bicycles, sit-ups, etc.) and 75 or more push-ups.  I started with

The October CORE Challenge-
The October CORE Challenge-

Food for thought…. I just realized that you can spell the word “Core” from some of the letters in oCtObER. Interesting. Sure, my 7 year-old could have also figured that one out but that’s ok! I have decided I need to get back on track with my overall fitness, while still training for all my upcoming races.  I actually did