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Marathon Training Wk 6...Long Run in Aggieland!

Wednesday, July 09, 2014      4 comments

Workout # 20 was my do-over for the 10 miler that was supposed to have happened last week. I was really pumped about this run because I was going to run in one of my favorite places in the whole state of Texas—Texas A&M University Campus! ... Read more

Marathon Training Wk 6...4th of July

Tuesday, July 08, 2014      4 comments

This past week, I took a break from my marathon training to regroup after the past 5 weeks. I have built in 4 extra weeks into my training plan and after the supposed to be 10 mile run the week before, I felt it would be a good idea to step back... Read more

Marathon Training Wk 5...It's not all Rainbows & Butterflies

Thursday, July 03, 2014      5 comments

Workout # 18 was supposed to be a 10 mile long run. Because we were at my dad’s house for the weekend, I was already out of my normal running element. I got up Sunday morning around my usual time and helped my dad make breakfast. Once we finish... Read more

Marathon Training Wk 5...My FASTEST run EVER!

Tuesday, July 01, 2014      6 comments

Workout # 17 was a 35 minute tempo run. Due to us going out of town for the weekend, I had to run this workout early Friday morning. I decided to do my usual 3 mile route at the park by my house with a little extra tacked onto the end to make u... Read more

Marathon Training Wk 5...A Fast 5 Miler

Monday, June 30, 2014      6 comments

Usually I post weekly updates with all of my workouts combined into one nice, neat little post but this week I really felt like each workout deserved its own entry. Workout # 16 was a 5 mile run. Because of thunderstorms last week, I had ... Read more

Marathon Training Week 4...Running in the Rain (PICS!)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014      5 comments

171 days until the Dallas Marathon which also means that I just finished Week 5 of my training! Here’s how it went: Workout #14: 5.27 Mile Run – I ended up doing this run in the evening at a park by my house. When I headed out, I really tho... Read more

Marathon Training Week 4 Recap (PICS)

Wednesday, June 18, 2014      4 comments

This past week on my training plan was what is called a "stepback" week. These weeks are used as a little break in your training in order to gather strength to continue on. Workout #11: 3.31 Mile Run. I decided to head out to a local park ... Read more

Marathon Training Week 2 Recap (PICS)

Wednesday, June 11, 2014      2 comments

This past week was Week 2 of marathon training. I am really enjoying the focused runs and then having days on my bike. Most of my runs are around my neighborhood which is quite hilly. While sometimes I just want to run on a flat service, I kno... Read more

Marathon Training Week 1 Recap (PICS)

Wednesday, June 04, 2014      6 comments

Last Wednesday, I officially started my marathon training. I have chosen to follow Hal Higdon's Marathon 3 plan because it is 24 weeks long (instead of the usual 18) and it only has 3 days of running. So far I like the program but I am only a we... Read more

I'm Taking the Plunge...

Friday, May 30, 2014      4 comments

In 197 days I will be toeing the line of the Dallas Marathon on my way to finishing my first full marathon. This is something I have been dreaming of doing for several years now and I am finally going for it. This decision has come after a lot ... Read more

Finishline...More Than a Line on the Pavement

Thursday, April 24, 2014      5 comments

While watching coverage of the Boston Marathon on Monday and seeing Meb cross the finishline as the first American man to win the race since 1983, it brought tears to my eyes. For this to happen at the 2014 Boston after the tragedy that happened... Read more

For Boston..."Here"

Monday, April 21, 2014      3 comments

Today is a very unique and special day. Today is Texas Aggie Muster as well as the running of the 118th Boston Marathon. Aggie Muster is a day that Texas Aggies get together, fellowship and commemorate fellow Aggies who have died during th... Read more

FireFly Run (Pics)

Thursday, April 03, 2014      4 comments

On Saturday, I did the FireFly Run with some friends of mine. Ever since I had heard about this race a couple years ago, I had wanted to do it. This year my schedule finally allowed it and it did not disappoint! We got to the race site at a... Read more

The Past Month

Tuesday, April 01, 2014      4 comments

The past month has been a whirlwind of craziness that all started when our landlord gave us 30 days notice on March 1. Moving anytime is stressful but trying to do so in such a short amount of time is just ridiculous. Luckily we found something ... Read more

Being a Runner's Husband...

Wednesday, February 12, 2014      3 comments

I read the following blog post by Kristin Armstrong and it got me thinking: http://m.runnersworld.com/wo
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