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Progress and Looking Back

Friday, June 29, 2012      4 comments

Iím back! This week has been a great one. The marathon was a month ago, and I am finally feeling recovered. I feel energized and excited to workout, and Iíve started really pushing myself again. I had an amazing lifting session on Wedn... Read more

Leaf Peeper Half

Wednesday, June 20, 2012      4 comments

Ever since the marathon ended, Iíve been feeling adrift. Iíve been exercising consistently and eating well, but Iím lacking motivation and purpose. Iím definitely the type of person who needs goals. I try to always be working on different projec... Read more

First Long Run Since The Marathon

Saturday, June 16, 2012      4 comments

Today I attempted my first long run since the marathon. My body is slowly recovering, and I started thinking about how much I wanted to do a longer run. I missed having that time to think and relax. A good long run is like moving meditation, and... Read more

Recovery

Thursday, June 14, 2012      6 comments

I had no idea when I began training for a marathon that the recovery from it would take so long. My trainer would tell me about trying to do normal exercises after her marathons and not being able to, but I thought she meant the week after. Nope... Read more

What's Next

Friday, June 01, 2012      4 comments

I have to admit, Iíve been having some post-run blues this week. I have been completely focused on the marathon for 3 months. Having such a huge goal kept me focused and on target with my workouts. Now that itís over, Iím feeling a little listle... Read more

My 26.2!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012      12 comments

** I originally posted this on my personal blog. I can't get the pictures to upload here, so if you want to see pics, go here: from262.blogspot.com/201
2/05/my-262.html If you don't care about pictures (and don't care i... Read more

Embracing The Taper

Saturday, May 26, 2012      5 comments

This week has been great. Iíve heard a lot about taper week, and I decided to go into it with my head in a good place. The plan was to be on point with my eating, hydration, sleeping, and (most important) to keep my thoughts positive. It ha... Read more

Bring On The Marathon!!

Saturday, May 19, 2012      4 comments

I love a good run. 10-mile runs are my favorite, and thatís what was on the menu today. I was really looking forward to this run. Not only was it a nice, ďshortĒ run, it is the last long training run. Next week Iím running the one that matters, ... Read more

Leg Cramps And No Worries

Monday, May 14, 2012      4 comments

If nothing else, I am consistent. I've found marathon training to be very interesting. I did really well with 2 weeks at each distance until I got into the higher mileage. Once I got past 16 miles, I started developing a pattern of having a... Read more

It's All About Perspective

Friday, May 11, 2012      4 comments

I was thinking a lot about perspective during my last long run. The moment of realization is so interesting. It seems so obvious once itís happened, and you can never look at something the same way again. When Andy drove me 22 miles from my... Read more

22 Miles and a Great Week

Monday, May 07, 2012      3 comments

This week has been pretty amazing. It started out badly. I was feeling really down after my failed second 20-mile run, and the first couple days were rough. I was full of self-doubt and convinced that I was completely stupid for ever thinking I ... Read more

Getting Out Of My Head

Thursday, May 03, 2012      5 comments

Yesterday I had a great lifting session with my trainer. It wasn't great workout-wise. It was good, but I've been taking it easy until the marathon is over. Both of us are ready to switch up the routine and can't wait to start lifting heavy once... Read more

Wind Is My Nemesis

Tuesday, May 01, 2012      4 comments

I usually try to keep my blogs positive, but honestly, Iím having a hard time doing that this time. This weekend was messed up, and my training did not go well because of it. I planned to run Saturday morning, but when I got up it was snowing an... Read more

Hobbit Shuffle

Tuesday, April 24, 2012      4 comments

This past Saturday was a milestone in my training. I ran 20 miles! It started out really well. The weather was perfect Ė 50 degrees, overcast. I was feeling good about the run, and my knee wasnít bothering me as much as before. I tried different... Read more

The One I've Been Waiting For

Tuesday, April 17, 2012      3 comments

On Sunday I ran my second 18-mile run, and it was everything I was hoping it would be. This past week has been stressful. Lots of stuff going on and my grandmaís funeral was on Saturday, so I spent the week on a strange emotional rollercoaster w... Read more


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