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A Big Scare & A SUPER STAR!!!

A Big Scare & A SUPER STAR!!!

Thursday night when I went to bed my right foot felt a little off.  There was a certain twinge when I stepped down on the side of my ankle. I had planned to run 17 miles Friday morning but decided to cut it back to 12 and just see how it felt.  Surprisingly enough, it didn’t hurt at all during the run but after the run and ALL day Friday it felt off every time I stepped on it.  Not…

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How NOT to Train for a Marathon

How NOT to Train for a Marathon

Last year at this time I was training for the Boston Marathon.  I also had a one month old baby.  Basically from the time my son was born via c-section I had 13 weeks until the marathon.  Subtract 4 weeks for recovery and that left 9 weeks to train for a marathon.  If you are wondering if you can safely train under those conditions I will fill you in… NO!!! It is a complete recipe for DISASTER.  Smart runners would…

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Race Week DRAMA

Race Week DRAMA

Well, this week has been a little too eventful for my taste.  It started with me not knowing exactly what I should so training-wise.  Normally, I would follow a regular plan but my schedule was all thrown off because of Saturday’s 5K.  I felt like I REALLY needed to get in one last long run to feel good about my Half this weekend so I went 10 miles by myself Monday.  I felt good and really needed that run mentally. …

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The Stress Fracture- 6 Months Later…

The Stress Fracture- 6 Months Later…

What a crazy week.  Coming off of the running high from last week, I guess there was only one way to go… DOWN. I know I shouldn’t let my emotions and psyche be so connected with being able to run but that’s who I am…  Monday was a regular tempo run.  I had not run at all over the weekend and I was feeling fresh and ready to go.  I decided to “take it easy” and not push myself to…

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I GOT IN!!!!

I GOT IN!!!!

What will I be doing on January 15, 2012?? Hopefully running in the Houston Chevron Marathon! I just got an email from MarathonGuide.com confirming my lottery registration! I am SO glad!! This is the marathon I wanted to do but this year they decided to make guaranteed entry only to qualified applicants and sadly my only recent qualifying race was the”unofficial” Half I did when Ashton was 7 weeks old so I had to enter via lottery. However, I made…

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NOT Debbie Downer!

NOT Debbie Downer!

Last night I was not in a very good mood. The lack of running is really starting to get to me mentally. To say I miss my quiet alone exercise time is an understatement. Last night after my husband got home I left my house for 30 minutes to run 2 errands by myself but had to cut the trip short because Ashton was crying & hungry (even though I fed him just before I left) and my 3 year-old…

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