Are You Sure It Was Only 26.2 Miles?
Saturday morning DH and I headed to Pittsburgh for the marathon. We drove straight to the Expo site to pick up the registration packet and meet Ruth (Brian36) and her DH. Ruth was sporting a fancy tape job (Kinesio tape) on her knee, and sinc... Read more
Almost Starting All Over
This morning I stepped on the scales and was disappointed to see what I knew was happening. I'm putting weight back on. It's not mysterious how this is happening. I've been snacking on Tostitos while cooking dinner, having a cocktail or two d... Read more
Cook Forest Half Marathon 2010
I returned to the site of my first ever half marathon on Saturday to run again with Brian36 and to meet fellow-Sparker Europa40. It really makes the race special when you meet new friends.
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I run in Brooks Adrenaline—currently GTS 9s--and love them. I bought my first pair 3 years ago, maybe GTS 6s then, when I started running and loved them immediately. They felt like they were custom-made for my goofy feet—really wide forefron... Read more
A Great Run and then . . .
Yesterday afternoon was gorgeous. High 50s, sunny, and barely a breeze. Perfect for a 20-mile run, so I took the afternoon off to do just that. I plotted a route that would take me from the office out into the country and back.
I felt l... Read more
Last night's workout was a hodge podge, but I ran, for the first time, a Magic Mile at 9:41, which translates to a half marathon time of 2:32:13. Both of last year's half marathons were under that time by quite a bit. I'll run another Magic Mi... Read more
For the past 2 years I've run a 5K around campus in April, and today I sent in my registration for this year's race. It's held after work and is a fun race with entrants ranging from walkers out for a nice stroll to those who finish the race in... Read more
A Beautiful Day for Running
Yesterday I woke up ready to
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A Marathon Training Report
As of this moment on February 25, there are 65 days, 21 hours, and 55 minutes until the Pittsburgh Marathon. But who's counting? In-earnest training began January 1, but it’s been difficult to keep on schedule. The new year started out with m... Read more
For you, Marathoner
"A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed." Henrik Ibsen
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Today I am a woman on a mission. I've lost close to 10 lbs. this year, so many of my clothes are too big. I've been reluctant to buy a lot of new clothes because I have some more weight to take off--not much, but enough that what I buy now pr... Read more
Road ID Coupon
DH bought me a Road ID bracelet for Christmas--I've been wanting one for quite some time, but never took the time to order it. I frequently run by myself and without ID, which isn't a good combination. Anyhow, I received a "coupon" for $1 off ... Read more
Pittsburgh Marathon Training Schedule
It's finished! And it looks very ambitious; maybe too ambitious considering I've been plagued with nuisance injuries. When I trained for the Harrisburg Marathon which was held in early November 2009, I used Jeff Galloway's "To Finish" progra... Read more
A Christmas Tradition
A Christmas Tradition
I haven’t been feeling very Christmas-y this year. Not quite bah, humbug, but not too excited, either. The time between Thanksgiving and the 2nd week of December is my busiest time at work putting on the finishing ... Read more
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26.2 Magnificent Miles
5:01 a.m. Monday, Nov. 9. Time to get this day started—according to Daisy, our dog. This was not my idea. I was thinking more in terms of 7 or 8 a.m. After all, today I’m a very special person. A person who wants a little TLC and some pamp... Read more