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Columbus 26.2 Miles, my first Marathon

Tuesday, October 21, 2014      3 comments

2 days post and barely any signs left that I just ran my first marathon! So glad I made a plan and stuck to it! Trusting yourself and your training is so key in success! On... Read more

Wow, this time next week I will be a Marathoner!

Sunday, October 12, 2014      5 comments

Nothing more can be done, no more tweaking, no more worrying. Just rest, hydrate, trust the training!! Pray! I'm terrified and excited!!... Read more

God painted a beautiful Half Marathon

Monday, September 29, 2014      5 comments

It was surely a beautiful start to a beautiful Adams County Half Marathon. A cool crisp morning and the air was so fresh! I was somewhat nervous doing this whole 4:1 thing,... Read more

Tomorrow is the longest ever miles I'll do yet!!

Friday, August 29, 2014      3 comments

I won't lie, I am a bit nervous to be setting out at 7am to do 16 miles! I am super thankful for a great support system and all of the girls that plan to come out and pound the pavement with me! The first 10 miles will be a hilly loop back t... Read more

Ever stronger and totally digging it dude!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014      4 comments

I remember reading an article in Runner's World about recovery runs a while back. I went for a 13.1 mile run with friends and went out the next evening to try for a couple of slow miles to see how it felt. Oh my it was painfully slow and all I c... Read more

Challenging 5k followed by an awesome Half Marathon!!

Monday, August 18, 2014      4 comments

I know most people don't do a 5k and run a half marathon this next day, but my mind says your are not trying for a 5k PR, but I never really hold back much! Finished in 28:20 and I'll take that with that crazy hill at the end! Read more

Shew! My 27s are back!

Monday, July 28, 2014      4 comments

I was worried last week end when I took so many walk breaks during my 5k race as was unable to continue my streak of being in the 27 time range. Not that 28 and a half is bad, it's still really good! Friday evening was hot and humid, and with on... Read more

An inspiration, a ministry, and honor!?

Sunday, July 13, 2014      3 comments

Yesterday's 5k was harder than I had expected coming off my long run Friday night, it was just plain hot and humid and my legs were not fresh, it was hard to breathe. I finished in 28:22 with a ton of walking! When the race was over, at least fo... Read more

Do you have a Godly goal?

Tuesday, July 08, 2014      2 comments

With all of the goals I have set forth on here, to run this many half marathons, this many marathons, reach and maintain this weight, eat more veggies, drink more water, run more, walk more, etc., I just realized I have forgotten to set my Godl... Read more

Rolling hills they said!

Sunday, June 29, 2014      6 comments

Am I the only runner that has a "hill day"? That is the day you train your body to push beyond it's comfort zone, your lungs hurt after, you work muscles everywhere and you are definitely not doing it for fun, but it builds you and makes you str... Read more

My shirt for TBL half tomorrow! Look, you'll love it!

Friday, June 27, 2014      4 comments

My friend and a local race director had it made for me, I am so super excited for tomorrow!! Wish me lu... Read more

and that's a wrap...

Saturday, June 21, 2014      5 comments

And that's a wrap: With yet another 12 week 1/2 marathon training program seeing it's final long run, a gorgeous yet humid and deer fly infested (only a couple of miles) 8 mile run with some amazing, strong, determined ladies, the emotions are p... Read more

Poll: 2 Marathons in 2 weeks?

Thursday, June 19, 2014      0 comments

I need to know, how possible is it that you can do your first marathon run/walk and do either another full or a half 2 weeks later??... Read more

Just 12 days left!!!! Biggest Loser 1/2 Marathon!

Monday, June 16, 2014      0 comments

In just 12 days I'll be running my 3rd timed half marathon, my 5th 13.1 or more miles and my 3rd half marathon this month and even better, in my eyes, it is the Biggest Loser run/walk series! I am beyond excited!! This week started my taper... Read more

The STORM that ruined hill repeats!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014      0 comments

It was amazing to watch this as the 11 of us stood waiting on the others to arrive to begin the daunting task of hill repeats. A weekly ritual which I give credit for maki... Read more


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