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Still having fun!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Haven't blogged in a bit, but I'm still here, and having a blast!

Since the last blog I ran the Columbia, SC Half Marathon and the local Beach Halfathon. I really enjoyed Columbia, but it was super hilly. That was my first true hilly course. But it was special because my Grandmother lives there and she got to see me do a race. Then a couple weeks later, did a local half with my hubby. He's starting to do more races, yay!!!

This weekend I'll do a local 5k and a 15k Trail race, which will be my first one so I'm excited, though it may rain. Then on 4/6, I'll do a 16 Mile Trail race, and on 4/14, I'll pace the Iron Girl Half, and on 4/20, the Lake Mineola Half in the Orlando area. That will be Half Marathon #29. So I thought I should celebrate for #30, so I'm doing the Niagara Falls Women's Half Marathon on 6/2. My birthday is 6/12, and I'll be changing age groups to the 45-49 category. So Niagara will be my 30th Half and my last race in my current age group! There are about 12-15 ladies from my area going, so it should be really fun! You get a bottle of wine in your goodie bag, the port-a-potties have flowers in them with a lavender scent, it's definitely a women's race! So I'm super excited!

I dropped about 6 lbs last month just paying better attention to what I'm eating, so I'm halfway back to where I was!

Also, when I ran the Half this past Sunday, I could definitely tell how pacing so many races at a much slower pace has slowed me down. It's taken it's toll, so I'm back to real training again, as I'd like to make a respectable showing in Niagara. I don't need or expect a Personal Best, but would like to get back to my average race time of 1:55ish.

I'll focus on a Personal Best this fall. I've registered for a USTAF Running Coach Course, which will be in May. I'm very excited about this. I've virtually coached over 20 people to their first 5k and Half Marathon, so I figured, I should get the credentials and continue to do it.

So busy, busy, busy but having fun!

Pics from Columbia Half with Mom and Grandma:

Pics from the Beach Halfathon with Hubby:

Wishing everyone an awesome weekend!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TONYTHETSANGEL 3/28/2013 12:21AM

    Columbia, I used to work there about 4 years ago! Nice city with beautiful homes and plenty of southern food. LOL! Anyway, you have a full schedule planned and it sounds like so much fun. We know you will do great! emoticon

When you get ready to coach again, let me know. By then I should have the ok from the doctors and can start training again.

Much luck! emoticon

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TEXNYQUEEN 3/25/2013 3:44PM

    Infectious is all I have to say. Great job on your races. I love how you are planning Niagara as the top-off point!

If you want hilly, come to Austin/Bastrop next year and run Zooma. I PR'd this weekend even with the hills and the bluebonnets made for beautiful scenery.

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MBSHAZZER 3/25/2013 10:20AM


Love the family pics! So glad you and Johnny are having fun and running together!

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SEABREEZE65 3/23/2013 7:48AM

    You are such a racer!!! I like the idea of getting certified. Good for you!!

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MISSB8604 3/22/2013 11:58AM

    Awesome blog! Congrats!

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NEW-CAZ 3/22/2013 11:50AM

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ARUNNINGKAT 3/22/2013 11:45AM

    Great photos! It looks like you are having fun! emoticon

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KAYATLANTA2010 3/22/2013 10:22AM

    You are doing a fine job at staying continue to inspire me greatly!
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