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The Streak Ends Now

The Streak Ends Now

It’s been over a month since my last post and I have to admit running and I are not in a good place right now.  Over four weeks ago, after a 20 mile trail run my left foot started to feel sore and I immediately knew it was symptomatic of plantar fasciitis.  I had this dreaded injury 3 summers ago in my right foot but let it drag on way too long before getting help.  I was determined not to…

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We were on a Break!!

We were on a Break!!

It’s been too long…. I’ve been so strong.  So sane.  I’ve been so good about cross training.  But I’m ready to get back to running.  I don’t want to be on this break anymore! Yes, I did go on a brief leave of absence from blogging.  I just couldn’t muster up the strength to talk about my cross-over into the world of biking and swimming. It’s been new, exciting, challenging and humbling but I’m at the point that I’m ready…

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Fast Firecracker 5K- 2014 edition!

Fast Firecracker 5K- 2014 edition!

The Fast Firecracker- I love this race.  The course, the atmosphere and the fact that it’s on the 4th of July.  Did I mention it’s also very fast?! Last year was my first time to experience this race and as soon as I crossed the line I knew I would be back!  This race will always be special to me as it was the first time I ever saw a 17:xx on the finish clock.  I hoped the magic of…

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The 15 Mile Challenge

The 15 Mile Challenge

This morning I knew I needed to cross train so I decided to do another brick workout.  I swam a mile (took about thirty-four minutes) and then immediately headed to the gym to ride a bike.  I wanted to ride the farthest I ever have and decided 15 miles was a good goal.  It took me an hour and twenty-two minutes.  I know I could have gone faster but I was watching Prison Break on Netflix (on season 3 now)…

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Greetings from a non-running Runner

Greetings from a non-running Runner

Well, it’s been over 2 weeks since my last run.  I have been swimming and biking like crazy.  I guess this is helping me at least feel like I’m not losing all my speed -although who am I kidding…  This week I upped the ante.  I did two brick workouts instead of one.  I also swam two miles one day instead of my usual one.  My upper body has been SORE!  I have really enjoyed swimming but this morning I…

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My first brick

My first brick

When I first heard the term “brick” workout it was last summer when reading about someone who was training for an IronMan. Bricks refer to training on two disciplines during the same workout, one after the other with minimal or no interruption in between.  (Swimming and biking, biking and running, etc.)  Obviously I am not training for a triathlon but I am trying to change things up in my cross training world so I don’t get bored. Today I decided…

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Swimmer Mom?

Swimmer Mom?

Very funny! No, I am definitely NOT what you would call a swimmer. The correct description of me would be someone impersonating a swimmer who desperately needs swimming lessons! Yesterday was officially 2 weeks from when the doctor told me I could go swimming. So, following doctors orders, I decided to go for a swim! Fortunately, I have free access to a large indoor Olympic-size pool- thanks to the University where my husband works. The down-side- not so great pool…

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