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Sometimes you’ve got to take the bad with the good…

Sometimes you’ve got to take the bad with the good…

2013 was a really good year in my little running world.  I felt strong and confident when I trained and when I raced.  This led to many PR’s from the mile to the marathon.  I felt like the sky was the limit. My first (and last) 17 min 5k! 7/4/13 2014 has been a rough running year for me.  It got off to a shaky start and my first race was a bit of a wake-up call for me.  I…

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Have I done enough?

Have I done enough?

With 3 days until the big race I find myself mulling over this past training cycle.  It’s been almost 13 weeks since my last marathon.  That’s not exactly a lot of time but I’m hoping it was enough.  Have I put in enough miles?  Have I pushed myself?  Have I done enough long runs?  Have I put in the right mix of quality speed work?  Have I had enough easy runs?   Have I rested when I needed to rest? …

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Can I have some peace and quiet?

Can I have some peace and quiet?

Living in a house with 4 little people means that there is noise ALL the time- except, of course, for the hours they are asleep.  Usually, I don’t even think of it as noise- it’s just life happening all around me. Before having kids I was really into music.  I would have it playing in my house, my car, office, etc.  Now if I actually have a moment to myself I prefer the silence.  Such was the case this morning…

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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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