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2014 is not about my thighs

Tuesday, December 31, 2013      17 comments

A week ago I found last year's wrap-up and goals blog. And I attempted to write something. And days passed. Concrete goals work for me. I love checklists, numbers, charts, and my sticker workout calendar. I met many many 2013 goals. I ran anoth... Read more

HM #8: the sub 1:50 one

Sunday, November 03, 2013      22 comments

Reading over my old race recaps helps get me ready for races. It reminds me of what I've learned, how I felt at certain points, what my goals are, etc. This race was a week ago and it's already a little fuzzy. I read my marathon blog. And... Read more

now what?

Saturday, October 19, 2013      10 comments

I have been in love with racing since I lined up at the start of my first 5K. I don't think I even liked running then. I liked the racing. So I signed up for another race ... Read more

stunning finish line photos

Wednesday, October 09, 2013      15 comments

Since Sunday's marathon, I have experienced intense moments of pride. And equally intense moments of disappointment. And that is exactly why I will do it again someday. The range of emotions makes me feel alive. These pictures capture th... Read more

Marathon #2

Monday, October 07, 2013      33 comments

I have learned a lot about running & racing from Spark blogs. When you read that no race will be like your first marathon; they're right. When they say to start slow; they're right. My first marathon experience was magical. And I really d... Read more

ready for a marathon

Tuesday, October 01, 2013      19 comments

3 years ago I threw my name in the Twin Cities lottery for the 10 mile event. I heard it was hard to get in and didn't think I would. Well, I got in. My first thought was: "Crap. Now I have to learn how to run 10 miles." My longest run at that ... Read more

HM #7: the hot one that I'm so proud of

Sunday, September 01, 2013      26 comments

Marathon training has not gone as perfectly as I planned. Add in a monster heat wave and I am mentally & physically crushed. It was so hot this week that the largest school districts in the state closed for 2 days. That is unheard of! The... Read more

marathon training & weight gain

Thursday, August 22, 2013      17 comments

Prior to this summer I was in maintenance mode for 2 years. Now I'm not even sure what to call the mode I'm in. Frustration mode? My running shorts don't fit right - but it's hard to create a calorie deficit when I need to fuel an 18 mile run - ... Read more

almost an Oly tri race recap

Tuesday, August 13, 2013      16 comments

Last summer I raced my first Olympic triathlon. And it was a doozy. Immediately afterwards I said I'd never do that distance again. Within a few days, I knew I needed to conquer it. I am a swimmer: It comes fairly easy to me, I love it, people b... Read more

training, bears, and rain. oh my!

Monday, July 29, 2013      18 comments

One surprising thing I learned after my first marathon is that it's not the 26.2 miles that are the most significant. It's the xx.x training miles that make the experience so intense. Because of that, I was equally excited and nervous to start ... Read more

running with my family

Monday, July 08, 2013      13 comments

Some last minute 4th of July planning had my family running a 4 mile race. My dad has done the race many times before. He emailed us about a tough course, no medals or T-shirts and a "minimal fee." Well, what the heck does that mean? We have to... Read more

a sprint tri, an endurance blog race report

Tuesday, July 02, 2013      20 comments

Croixathalon emoticon Camp St. Croix Read more

prep for a tri and a track win

Thursday, June 27, 2013      11 comments

Oh boy, am I having fun this summer. I've planned our weeks with fun stuff to do with the kids and friends to see and THEN I plan my workouts. Last summer those plan prior... Read more

more running wisdom from dad

Saturday, June 22, 2013      14 comments

6 miles with my dad's group again this morning. Loving summer! He told me a story of a race he ran in his 30s. He met a guy that was in his mid-50s and they chatted a... Read more

dad's day/running day

Tuesday, June 18, 2013      14 comments

I've been in a reflective mood since Father's Day. From now on the holiday is going to remind me of running. 2 years ago I ran my first race: a 5K with my family. If you're interested, here's the blog: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa... Read more


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