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Cox Marathon - 4:07:11 - the NON race report

Friday, May 08, 2015      2 comments

On Sunday I finished my fourth FULL marathon, the Cox Marathon right in Providence. This marathon finish was bittersweet. Yes, I am proud I did it, it was not my best finish time but it was not my worst either. However, for some reason I... Read more

MARATHON Training Week 16 & 17 - Training Blog before the RACE REPORT

Wednesday, May 06, 2015      2 comments

Wow, I am wicked behind on my updates but for future reference I want to document my training stats. My last two weeks of training before this marathon were not so fantastic. My body ached, I did a 5K with dismal results which was not very sma... Read more

MARATHON 4 Training Weeks 13-15 - Apparently, I am running a MARATHON next week

Thursday, April 23, 2015      2 comments

Yeah...and a 5K this Sunday... I have totally been in my zone with this marathon training cycle. What turned out to be a welcome distraction from my divorce ended up causing me to be exactly that...distracted. So much so in fact that I ju... Read more

MARATHON 4 Training Week 11 & 12 - With a HM thrown in for good measure

Thursday, April 02, 2015      2 comments

Still doing it, still plugging along with this marathon training cycle! Starting to feel sore all over but it is most likely phantom pains/panic as I will be doing my first round of 20 miles this Saturdays (YIKES!). I always freak out when I k... Read more

MARATHON Training WK 8, 9 & 10 - Still Training...

Saturday, March 14, 2015      2 comments

Long time no update yet again! For some reason I cannot get myself to keep up with my blog updates, perhaps because I do not have so many exciting things to share right now...I am plugging away at my training, my paces have been around the same... Read more

MARATHON 4 Training Weeks 6 & 7 - Snow = Runner Problems

Saturday, February 21, 2015      1 comments

When will this snow ever stop! It's driving me up the absolute wall I swear! The temperature has been too cold, so cold that when I go outside to run my eyelashes freeze, it crazy! As everyone I am sure is well aware here in the East Coas... Read more

MARATHON 4 Training Weeks 3, 4, 5 - Pushing Through It...

Saturday, February 07, 2015      2 comments

WOW, long time no update. Well I am pushing through it all. This marathon cycle has been more so symbolic of my personal life as much as it is reaching a fitness achievement. It is setting the tone big time. I am not enthusiastic as I shoul... Read more

MARATHON 4 - Training WK1 & WK2 - Yup, I'm training again...

Tuesday, January 20, 2015      3 comments

So...yeah, I'm training for another marathon. This one in May and in RI, the Cox Marathon. I wish that I was more enthused about it but right now I am just pleased to have a plan and a goal in mind. Keeps my mind busy and it is really therape... Read more

2015 - My REBIRTH & 2014 Goal Review

Friday, January 02, 2015      4 comments

Happy New Year!!! Well, this is the first time that I have blogged in a really, really long time. I have logged into Sparkpeople many times since my last blog but I have been purposely silent. Namely the reason is that my life has undergo... Read more

BayState Marathon - Race Report - Sub 4 Goal MET!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014      7 comments

That's right! I still cannot even believe it! Just goes to show you if you put in the work and believe in yourself you can make it happen! Long story to follow but I have said it before and I will say it again...a marathon is a helluh long ti... Read more

MARATHON 3 Training WK19 - MARATHON #3 is Tomorrow!!!

Saturday, October 18, 2014      2 comments

So excited! So SCARED! So Ready! YUP, tomorrow is the DAY! The stars are aligning perfectly for it to be a good race too! Every day this week as been unseasonably warm but tomorrow will be a brisk 50 degrees which is perfect running w... Read more

MARATHON 3 Training WK 17 & WK 18 - Taper Town Residency :)

Friday, October 10, 2014      2 comments

Hi There! LOVING right now my recent relocation to TAPER TOWN!!! Feeling so fresh, the sun is shining and I feel SO GOOD in my new neighborhood! emotic... <a href=Read more

MARATHON 3 - Training WK 16 - 22MILES!! Strategy ?????

Thursday, October 02, 2014      3 comments

YUP - that's right, last Saturday on a beautiful morning that began at 0500, I set out for what was going to be my longest training run EVER...can I get a WOOHOO! It was not exactly part of the plan the plan was for 20 miles but I have been fol... Read more

MARATHON3 Training WK13, WK14 & WK15 - Cooler Temps = #WINNING!!

Saturday, September 20, 2014      3 comments

Ah...like PRing a race that you've worked so very hard for weeks Or buying new running sneaks Or better yet, like EARNING a NEW super fancy medal bling It's a WONDERFUL thing... RUNNING in cooler weather is AMAZING!!! (Super cheesy I a... Read more

MARATHON 3 Training WK 11 & WK 12 - Well, I'm sticking with it!

Wednesday, September 03, 2014      2 comments

I seriously do NOT know what my problem is. Maybe I'm burnt out, maybe this summer heat is kicking my @ss BUT what I do know is that the last 2 weeks have been really sh!tty as far as running. My first long run, my 20 miler was an absolute jok... Read more


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