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RunGirl 13.1 Recap! (with pics)

Sunday, December 11, 2011      29 comments

I had a terrific race this morning. The race was about 40 minutes from home, so I just drove down in the morning. I got to see the sunrise and an almost full moon. Beautiful! And, for the first time pre-race, I had to make an emergency pit stop ... Read more

RunGirl 13.1 Swag

Saturday, December 10, 2011      10 comments

Today, I picked up my packet for tomorrow's Half Marathon! I love my Goodies! We even have a pair of temporary tattoos. I may put one on my face...just wondering if it gets itchy or anything when I sweat? Read more

Mind Games

Monday, December 05, 2011      10 comments

When I work out, especially on the treadmill, I have to play games with my mind. emoticon For example, when I ran 15... Read more

Don't Eat the Marshmallow

Saturday, December 03, 2011      18 comments

(Note: The following post was inspired by one written by KITHKINCAID entitled "The Marshmallow Project.") In 1972, an experiment was done with children where they were placed in a room with a desk and a chair...and given one marshmallow. Th... Read more

Why I am NOT running a marathon this spring...

Thursday, December 01, 2011      14 comments

What a hard decision! I've been going back & forth on this one. (Actually, I am a 'waffler' and struggle with most decisions! Ugh!) Anyway, I've decided NOT to run a marathon this spring....and here's why! ...I told myself I wouldn't run a ... Read more

I'm so confused! (Part 1 & Part 2)

Monday, November 28, 2011      19 comments

First of all, it is good to be HOME!!! We were at my in-laws from Saturday until Saturday. I've mentioned it before, but we come from a SMALL family (4 generations for Thanksgiving and there are only 9 of us!) and my mil leaves out a TON of swee... Read more

Moving On Up! (My Age Group Results)

Thursday, November 17, 2011      10 comments

Sorry for a 3rd post for today, but I'm at home with a sick daughter! So, I've had more time online. When I saw I came in at the 44th percent for my age group on Sunday's half marathon, I had to compare my other races. I'm really moving on up! H... Read more

San Antonio Rock n Roll...lessons learned (Part 3)

Thursday, November 17, 2011      4 comments

I did learn a lot of lessons from Sunday's Rock n Roll half marathon! Here's some of what I learned... ...I prefer smaller races! I like to be able to run at MY pace and not dodge around people. I like to know that, when I pass someone yell... Read more

San Antonio Rock n Roll...the good! (Part 2)

Thursday, November 17, 2011      15 comments

Although there were quite a few negatives to Sunday's race, there was a lot of good, too! So, here it is.... ...I set a PR by almost 4 minutes! Last month's HM was 2:37:00, SA RnR was 2:33:02! ...I had a wonderful time at the Expo - bought a... Read more

San Antonio Rock n Roll...the bad (Part 1)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011      14 comments

Sorry I haven't posted before now. I was sick and then dealing with a little medical 'scare' (I had a mammogram that showed 'something' - went today and, praise God!, it was just a water-filled cyst - but, it was something hanging over my head).... Read more

The Emotion Just Came Out

Thursday, November 10, 2011      15 comments

Today I "lost it" when I felt a loved one didn't support my running. My chin was quivering and hot tears were running down my face. I was burning with fury. Here's what I wanted to say, but didn't... "I have worked HARD for this! I don't th... Read more

Physical Therapy

Wednesday, November 09, 2011      9 comments

I started physical therapy today. The therapist said I had a lot of good things going for me, including great alignment. She thinks my pilates reformer is very helpful for that! But, my problem area (besides tight hamstrings & weak glutes) ... Read more

Starting Tomorrow... (a body update)

Tuesday, November 08, 2011      9 comments

I'll be doing physical therapy! As I'd mentioned, I went to a Sports doctor last week - an orthopedic surgeon. My knee is actually doing fine, so I didn't see him about that. Instead, I saw him about my tailbone...which has been hurting for abou... Read more

I Will Tri Again (w/photos)

Monday, November 07, 2011      10 comments

I have been really struggling the past few weeks with a big decision...what to do after HM#4 on January 15th. I had 4 options: train for the MS150 (180 mile, 2 day bike ride) in April, train for my first marathon, train for running speed on shor... Read more

Changing My Goals

Sunday, November 06, 2011      13 comments

I've had a long list of goals on my side-bar. I was just looking through them and realized I've MET them all!!! And, I haven't added any new goals in months. So, I've decided to move them to the center column and set NEW GOALS! So, here's the re... Read more

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