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Warning - self pity ahead

Thursday, February 20, 2014      0 comments

Plantar fasciitis sucks. After 8 weeks of a night boot, steroids and limited exercise I finally got to an ortho. More "conservative treatment" ahead. More night boot (different boot of course) and $$$ orthotics (probably for life they... Read more

The AthHalf race report

Wednesday, October 30, 2013      1 comments

Based on my time, this was not a great race. Based on the circumstances and experience - it was! I had not planned to run this half marathon. I ran a marathon in early September and was enjoying running fewer miles and feeling good about ... Read more

The Most Fun You Can Have - while running a marathon

Thursday, September 19, 2013      3 comments

I've been looking at the Marathon du Medoc for several years. This year, for a variety of reasons, was THE year. A little background - I did my first marathon last year in Cleveland. The temperatures got very hot, I walked a lot - basic... Read more

Enjoying the Power Surge

Thursday, June 13, 2013      1 comments

Sometimes when you are training it seems as though you go forever without progress. Then in the space of a couple of weeks you make a HUGE jump in fitness/weight loss/whatever your goal is? I call this a power surge. I am delighting i... Read more

Easy 10-miler - not an oxymoron?

Thursday, June 06, 2013      2 comments

A couple of weeks ago I set out to run an "easy 10-miler". It was the weekend after my 1/2 marathon in Cleveland, which I had run relatively hard, and the temperatures had risen during the race. Usually I would pull back the miles significantl... Read more

Cleveland Half Marathon

Thursday, May 30, 2013      1 comments

Cleveland Half Marathon May 19, 2013 I've realized to my surprise that I haven't blogged here in five months... see what happens when I drop the "blog a progress report every month" from my New Year's resolution? So... Ran easy and ... Read more

Life in 2012 and beyond

Wednesday, January 02, 2013      3 comments

A year of huge changes in my life... mostly for my family, but all had implications for me too. Both kids had major life changes. My DD graduated college, came home for the summer, moved to Georgia for graduate school (both school and cult... Read more

Volunteering at an Ultra - Beast of Burden - Lockport

Monday, August 20, 2012      2 comments

Well, the best I can say for July and August so far is that I haven't re-gained any weight. Alas, I wanted to lose some! Ran 66 miles in July, and am on track for about the same in August. Some major life changes - helped my daughte... Read more

Marathon recovery = injury recovery?

Wednesday, July 11, 2012      5 comments

June review (belated.. but better late than never!) Ran 45.85 miles Weight - no change cross-training - non-existant housework - better than last month, but not good... Highlights - travelled to see daughter graduate from college... Read more

A dream fulfilled - now what?

Friday, June 01, 2012      0 comments

May 2012 will go down in the books of my memory as a hugely exciting month. On the weight-loss front - I gained. On the housework front - my house is in chaos. On the running front - ran over 90 miles Watched my son graduate cum laude... Read more

Not the marathon of my dreams

Tuesday, May 22, 2012      13 comments

Warning - LONG blog entry Well, it was not the marathon of my dreams, a triumphant sprint to the finish in under five hours, relaxed and running strong. I knew I'd have to adjust my goals when I saw the weather forecast - highs of 85. ... Read more

First Marathon Jitters

Friday, May 18, 2012      5 comments

Okay, I'm bouncing off the wall, sleeping badly and having anxiety dreams... end of taper, and the big day is less than 48 hours away. What's causing me stress... questioning if I'm really ready people keep asking me "why" lower ba... Read more

Belated April and avoiding the scale

Tuesday, May 08, 2012      0 comments

One decision made - I'm not stepping on the scale until at least a week after my marathon. It's too discouraging, and I am going to just focus on refueling properly from long runs and not worry about the gains. April was a busy, busy month... Read more

Athens Ohio 4/1/2012 Half Marathon Report

Wednesday, April 04, 2012      6 comments

Athens Half Marathon April 1, 2012 In spite of being on April Fool's Day, this turned out to be a great race for me. We did the long drive down to DD's college (Ohio University) on Saturday (7-1/2 hours....) and DD and I picked up ou... Read more

March 2012 Recap

Wednesday, April 04, 2012      2 comments

Starting weight: 141.2 Ending weight: 142 Miles - 120.78 A pretty productive month... and I was in great shape for my 1/2 marathon on April 1 (that's another blog...) Mileage included my first 16+ and first 18-miler... One d... Read more


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