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Mind Ready, but Body Isn' Experiment of One

Tuesday, December 13, 2011      7 comments

I love the saying that as runners we are all "an experiment of one." What works for you might not work for me. And, what works for my friend might not work for you. So, I completed HM#4 on Sunday. For my first 3 HMs, I was fairly sore the r... Read more

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

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