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Half Marathon Preparations

Thursday, July 23, 2009      6 comments

Playlist? Check. Fuel? Need to pick up tonight. Clothes? Need to get everything set up. I read a couple blogs (thank the good Lord for bloggers!) on the particular HM that I am due to run on Sunday. I also saw a slew of pictures... Read more

Marathon Training: Week 12, Day 3

Tuesday, July 21, 2009      3 comments

Keeping it short and sweet. It was warm. Yay for the clouds on the 2nd half to cool things down for me. Went out in my new Asics. The verdict is not quite in. Need to replace the inserts they use and see what I think. It is looking like they wil... Read more

Marathon Training: Week 12, Day 1

Sunday, July 19, 2009      1 comments

Set out later because I got to bed later and didn't want to overdo it by running last night and jumping out of bed early today. I took my camelback because I did not want to fiddle with water, and knew it was warmer. I should have had a mid morn... Read more

Marathon Training: Week 11, Day 7

Sunday, July 19, 2009      0 comments

I opted to run a Twilight 8k the next county over. I knew I'd add mileage, but it would be a new opportunity and I would ride along with a fellow runner. He set a goal for himself - to finish in 30 minutes or less. My goal - to try and run const... Read more

Marathon Training: Week 11, Day 5

Thursday, July 16, 2009      5 comments

It was waaaaay too hot for me to be foolish enough to run outside. The hottest day of the summer (mid 90s). The husband and I have been dog sitting, and my neighbor has a treadmill. I don't care for them...but in this case...a spoonful of sugar ... Read more

Amazing!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009      7 comments

I had a coworker tell me yesterday that my pants were too baggy (i.e. lots of loose fabric in the zipper/crotch area of my dress pants). She was talking with me and asking me how certain things fit and were things really tight or was I having di... Read more

Marathon Training: Week 11, Day 3

Tuesday, July 14, 2009      5 comments

Chugga.........chugga......chu
gga......choo.....choo!!!! Man it was hard to move this train down the track tonight. Holy smokes. I think there are some things, when thinking back, that I need to do better or I'll have more of the same: ... Read more

Marathon Training: Week 11, Day 1

Monday, July 13, 2009      1 comments

So much leading up to this run. I was away from home, so I had to map my run in advance. Then I had a fear of the unknown...so I drove the route in advance and felt heaps better. Then I did my inventory the night before, only to realize that I d... Read more

Marathon Training: Week 10, Day 6

Monday, July 13, 2009      0 comments

Wowza was it hot today. I took the 3 youngest kids. Made sure that everyone had water. This last run of the week is always so precarious because of scheduling. I ended up being a drill sargeant to motivate everyone to keep moving. Between that, ... Read more

QuickFire Challenge

Thursday, July 09, 2009      1 comments

This sparkler needed more in her regimine. Yes, I could be content with marathon training...but the nagging feeling that I could help my body prepare and endure the training and the event itself was weighing on me. The glow of reaching my ... Read more

Marathon Training: Week 10, Day 3

Tuesday, July 07, 2009      0 comments

What a difference a short 'long' run makes. Wowza! I was able to really give it my all during this run because I had so much to give. I did wait until I had about an hour to sundown, and so I sort of felt I was chasing sundown at points but did ... Read more

Marathon Training: Week 10, Day 1

Monday, July 06, 2009      0 comments

Okay so here we go...adjusting myself here. The only way I can figure that I got ahead (not on mileage...that was just me being ambitious, willing, and clueless I suppose) by a week was that, prior to the official start of my training...I was ru... Read more

Whoopsie! Readjusting the Marathon Blogging

Sunday, July 05, 2009      0 comments

Well, I was an English major in college, and I guess I'm a bit excited about the marathon training...and I ended up blogging a week behind. It sure caused me a good deal of confusion on Saturday evening. I looked at a calendar, back tracked to t... Read more

Marathon Training: Week 8, Day 6

Friday, July 03, 2009      2 comments

A quick entry to capture my run. Major kudos to Mother Nature, who kept it cloudy and cool for me to get the run in before leaving for the weekend. Hoping to get my Sunday run in, but do not know what time of day it will happen. Temps: Low... Read more

Marathon Training: Week 8, Day 3

Wednesday, July 01, 2009      0 comments

Warm day. Lots of sweat. Worst ever, I think (re: sweat). Temp: mid 80s and slightly humid 3.47 miles 48: 30 duration 13:58 pace 465 calories burned I'm using a run/walk method, so my pace may seem slow overall. My best pace o... Read more


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