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Amazing what happens when you just do it!
Monday, September 29, 2014      5 comments

On Saturday, I completed a Mini Triathlon. It was a small community event in the order of run (1 mi), bike (3mi), swim (100 yards). I rode my bike there hoping that would be enough to give my legs a warm up. I have trouble running "cold". I... Read more
First Ever Triathlon - Bib #365
Sunday, September 14, 2014      5 comments

On 9-13-2014, I completed my first ever Triathlon. The Life’s a Beach Triathlon in Sarasota, FL is a short course: 200 yard swim, 5 mile bike, and 2 mile run. Short, but still challenging. My lovely partner Ruth and I arrived the aftern... Read more
And so I am back...from outer space
Friday, September 05, 2014      7 comments

"I just logged in and start rambling about doing another race. I should have really kept in touch, I should been a better friend. But now that I am here will you cheer me on again?" For those of you not familiar with Gloria Gaynor and h... Read more
My First 13.1 DONE! :)
Monday, February 11, 2013      15 comments

It doesn't feel like I completed 13.1 miles yesterday. Well, according to some body soreness here and there, well yes, it definitely does. But in my mind I still am grasping it. Did I really complete a Half-Marathon? The St.... Read more
Apprehensive About My 1/2 Marathon
Tuesday, February 05, 2013      16 comments

After months of training and half marathon is this Sunday the 10th. I am both thrilled and terrified. My biggest fear..being too slow. There is a 18:19 pace (4 hour limit). Now, in good form, I am quicker than... Read more
I want to be faster. Need your input!
Wednesday, January 23, 2013      7 comments

I love that I have graduated from 5K events to 10K events. I love that I have increased the most miles I have traversed from 4 miles to 11 miles. I love that I am slimming down and getting stronger. I love that during my last... Read more
New 10K PR!
Saturday, January 19, 2013      10 comments

I have to admit it - 10 minutes before race time I was pacing around, on the phone with my girlfriend, asking "Why do I do this? I'm too slow, it's so embarrassing". She gently reminded me that I love to run and that this is race is abo... Read more
Hot 10 Miler
Thursday, January 10, 2013      7 comments

Yesterday, Wed, Jan 9, 2013 I set out to complete a 14 mile run/walk. I got started a little late in the morning. My run started at 9:30 am rather than my usual 7:30 am. This was to be a major game changer, because the Grinch may have ... Read more
New Record
Wednesday, January 02, 2013      7 comments

My life has changed so much since I signed up to complete a Half Marathon in Feb 2013. The training has taken me far beyond my former 3 mile max. As part of my training, I started to run/walking longer distances, with 11 miles being my lon... Read more
Most miles ever
Friday, December 21, 2012      10 comments

New record today. I did an 11 mile run/walk this morning as part of my Half Marathon training. The most miles I have ever covered at once, so far! It was so cold and windy! I had planned to do 9 miles, but once I got going, got warmed up... Read more
In PortaPotty When My 10K Started
Saturday, December 15, 2012      14 comments

That is the honest truth. My first 10K and I miss the A wrong turn resulted in my arriving to the event with 12 minutes to spare before the race. I grabbed my chip and ran for the Porta line because I needed one more st... Read more
My First 10K Tomorrow Morning
Friday, December 14, 2012      7 comments

After 15 years of 5Ks, I am finally taking the next step. I'm doing a 10K tomorrow and I'm a little nervous. I know my time is likely to be between 1:30 and 1:40 (hr:min). I checked the stats and last year and the last person finished in ... Read more
Need help from my SP friends and Team
Wednesday, December 12, 2012      9 comments

Here is my situation. I'm training for a half marathon in Feb. My training was strong from October through early November, but then I got sick and I didn't run for a month. I started again last week. I have a 10K this weekend, and I wasn'... Read more
Exercising the Mind while the Body recovers
Tuesday, November 13, 2012      3 comments

Last week I got hit with an upper respiratory infection that is lingering. :( I haven't been running in the last 7 days, so my Half-Marathon training has been thrown off course a bit. Yesterday, I finally felt strong enough to exercis... Read more
Oct 28 2012 - Halloween 5K Story :)
Monday, October 29, 2012      7 comments

Oh goodness that was one scary race - but so much fun! Mother Nature, in her infinite humor, decided to hand out some curve balls. One was a physical challenge that had to be managed, the other, were 30+mph winds courtesy of Hurricane S... Read more

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