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What to do when your marathon is CANCELLED

What to do when your marathon is CANCELLED

In the last week I have experienced a wide range of emotions leading up to my non-marathon weekend. Maybe you know what I’m talking about… First, the excitement of it being race week.  This was it.  The race I’ve had on my calendar ALL year.  This was going to be my sub 3 race.  I knew the course, loved the atmosphere and basically loved everything about the St. Jude’s Memphis Marathon. St. Jude Marathon 2012 Then, doubt started to set…

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Caught in a storm and other training tales…

Caught in a storm and other training tales…

Well, I didn’t mean to go quite so long without posting but life happens and things get busy.  You know how it is!  First of all, HAPPY NATIONAL RUNNING DAY!! I love seeing all the running happiness on my news feed on Facebook.  The last two summers I was injured on National Running Day so it was not nearly as fun.  This morning I met a group of runners at a local gym for a little running event my friend…

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Coming Out of a {Mini} Slump

Coming Out of a {Mini} Slump

Despite my bittersweet PR last weekend, I spent most of this week feeling a bit out of sorts in my running world.  I think I just needed to process the race and it took me a while.  For months I had built up a certain finish time and race strategy in my mind and when the weather and course didn’t quite meet my expectations I had to switch to plan B.  I know that every race does not go as…

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Overcoming negativity- sometimes I don’t.

Overcoming negativity- sometimes I don’t.

Most of the time I enjoy running.  I love when I can run with friends. I also love the quiet moments I have when I run on my own.  I love the easy run days when I can enjoy the simplicity of it all. And I especially love nailing hard workouts and finishing feeling strong. But every workout is not great and sometimes I do not feel strong.  In fact, I do not feel good at all. I had one…

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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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Tempos on Treadmills and Learning to let go…

Tempos on Treadmills and Learning to let go…

It’s hard to believe I am in Week 7 of my New York City Marathon training but it’s even stranger to think that I have done the majority of my training so far on a treadmill… I have never been a huge fan of running on a treadmill but this summer has definitely moved me out of my comfort zone. One of my good running buddies (who was also training for NYC) is out with a stress fracture so I’ve…

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Does Walking Count?!

Does Walking Count?!

So today my main goal was to improve upon yesterday’s workout. I slowed down my pace to a 13:30 minute mile. In the end I completed 3 miles in about 45 minutes. I walked about a mile of it during the course of the workout. Ashton can get in a position which shoots a sharp pain in my tailbone. I remember Anthony used to do that too. Ashton does it more often and the only way to make it go…

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Treadmill Time

Treadmill Time

Yes, it was another rainy day. I really needed to run since I took yesterday off. My wonderful mother-in-law offered to keep both kids this morning so I could have some quiet time. To me, running definitely falls under that category. It is the most valued “Me Time” I have and I treasure it! We have not purchased our own treadmill yet (John and I are getting it for each other at Christmas) so in the meantime I just use…

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