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2010 Accomplishment
Sunday, January 02, 2011      0 comments

2010 was a busy year for me and I just wanted to take a minute to write down my accomplishments. First, I ran my first marathon. I won't lie - it was challenging but I did it! I started last January with training and ran the marathon ov... Read more
Back on track
Thursday, November 11, 2010      2 comments

I am working hard to get back on track. My activity level has been lower but my eating level is high! Ha ha! The exercise has picked up. I just need to be better about writing down what I am eating. I generally eat healthy foods, just have tro... Read more
Marathon
Monday, May 31, 2010      5 comments

I did it! I am recovering very slowly. My time was 5 hours 9 minutes. The last 1 1/2 hours was excrutiating with the last 3 miles seemed to take forever. I met a lady about mile 10 also doing her first marathon and we kept each going. I am reco... Read more
Clearance to Run on Sunday
Thursday, May 27, 2010      1 comments

I went to see PT yesterday and he said I had pulled a muscle, did some ultrasound and ice. I am going back on friday. He said to just go for it and run my marathon on sainday. The PT has also been training for the marathon and this will also be ... Read more
Injured
Monday, May 24, 2010      2 comments

Well, a couple of weeks ago (just after I had completed my 20 mile run), I was starting my taper and my right thigh started to have a slight pain. Well, of course, I kept running because there has been some pain here and there along the way with... Read more
300 miles down!
Thursday, April 29, 2010      1 comments

Well, it is 1 month until my marathon. I have ran 300 miles in preparation of this event! Last Sunday, I did an 18 mile long, slow run. Let's just say I put the "slow" in long, slow run. I actually met 2 very nice people. I ran with Debra h... Read more
Spokane River Run
Thursday, April 22, 2010      3 comments

My friend, Jen, talked me into doing the Spokane River Run which is a trail run. We chose to do the 25K (which is 15.5 miles). I had run 16 and 15 miles the previous 2 Sundays for my long, slow run so I knew I could make it but I was not prepa... Read more
200 miles down and too many blisters
Thursday, April 15, 2010      2 comments

Well, I have ran 230 miles as of this morning for my marathon training. I accidently looked forward in my schedule and I have to say that the worst is yet to come! I can say that if anyone is thinking about running a marathon - buy lots ... Read more
Half way there
Sunday, March 21, 2010      2 comments

Today I ran 13 miles (in the rain - yuck). I saw my buddy, Steve, riding his bike. Either we are dedicated or crazy to be out in the rain! It was a good run but I was definately tired at the end. I started thinking that I would have to run 1... Read more
100 miles down!
Saturday, March 13, 2010      1 comments

Training for my first marathon the end of May and I have logged over 100 miles so far! I got some Super Feet and I ran 12 miles today and my knees held up good. I ran with a group of friends and there is one major big hill on the course and we... Read more
First 10 mile run
Monday, March 08, 2010      0 comments

Last week I actually had my first 10 mile run. I headed out on the Trail near my house and figured that I would stop by the local parks along the trail to get water but when I got there I realized that the water had not been turned on! Here in... Read more
Missed a run ;(
Tuesday, February 09, 2010      0 comments

I had to travel to Boise this past weekend and I had every intention of doing my long run on Sunday (6 miles) but I FORGOT my shoes! I was so upset but I think it was probably for the best because we got in late, I did NOT sleep the night befor... Read more
First Long Run
Wednesday, February 03, 2010      0 comments

Well, Sunday was my first long run of my marathon training. It was 6 miles which is completely doable. Last summer, when I was training for my triathlon, I ran 6 miles on a regular basis but this winter I have just not gotten the motivation to... Read more
True weight
Thursday, January 28, 2010      0 comments

Okay, since I have started "training", I went to the Weight Watchers meeting this morning to weigh in so I could see if I am going to lose any weight with all this running. Actually, it is the eating part that is more difficult for me. I love ... Read more
Marathon training starts today!
Wednesday, January 27, 2010      0 comments

Well, it is my first official run today as I prepare for the Coeur d'Alene marathon which occurs during Memorial Day weekend. It was a 3 mile run (usually I run 4.5 miles) so it was relatively easy. I am trying to use my short runs to build so... Read more

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