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Madison Mini Marathon: Week 10 Recap
Friday, August 13, 2010      1 comments

Week Ten was definitely the strangest week in my Madison Mini Marathon training plan. All of this week, I had to carry a pager for work (day and night), and was expected to respond to all pages within fifteen minutes…so that meant that I couldn... Read more
Madison Mini Marathon: Week 9 Recap
Monday, August 02, 2010      3 comments

I had a very productive week. Not only did I complete my three scheduled running workouts, but I also did a TON of cycling (46 miles, which is a LOT for me), ninety minutes of strength training, and a whole lot of house cleaning. I’ve been doi... Read more
Madison Mini Marathon: Week 8 Recap
Monday, July 26, 2010      2 comments

I’ll tell you what, getting back to running just three times a week is quite an adjustment! It’s the strangest thing, looking back, it felt like I barely ran at all, but I actually ran just a little over twenty miles…really almost as much as I ... Read more
Madison Mini Marathon: Week 7 Recap
Tuesday, July 20, 2010      9 comments

This time last week, I posted that I was suffering from burnout, and worried that my intermediate half marathon training program had me overtraining. I decided to cut back my running mileage and replace it with cross training, strength training... Read more
Madison Mini Marathon: Week 6 Recap
Friday, July 16, 2010      2 comments

This Sunday, I marked the halfway point in my Madison Mini Marathon training. Six weeks down, six to go! This week was probably one of the most challenging, not so much due to physical effort, but because it really pushed me to re-examine my g... Read more
Madison Mini Marathon: Week 5 Recap
Monday, July 05, 2010      7 comments

Another week of training is in the books! I can’t believe that I am almost halfway to the Madison Mini Marathon now. Hmmm…why is it that every week I make the same boring comment about how quickly the time is passing? Maybe I’ll just have to ... Read more
Madison Mini Marathon: Week 4 Recap
Sunday, June 27, 2010      4 comments

Well..yet another week of half marathon training has passed by in a complete blur. Seriously...where is the time going? This week, I enjoyed (or didn't enjoy, as the case may be) a wide variety of running conditions. It made for an interestin... Read more
Madison Mini Marathon: Week 3 Recap
Tuesday, June 22, 2010      9 comments

Week Three of my half marathon training is now in the books…and I’m actually here posting about it before I even get started on Week Four (that’s tonight). I have to say that this is probably my most successful training week to date. I had sev... Read more
Madison Mini Marathon: Week 2 Recap
Friday, June 18, 2010      8 comments

So I’m already about to wrap up Week 3 of training, and I’m just now getting to posting my recap of Week 2! It’s been an insanely busy couple of weeks, and I’ve barely been on SparkPeople at all. I do miss it, and hope to be back to “normal” s... Read more
Madison Mini Marathon: Week 1 Recap
Monday, June 07, 2010      4 comments

After a couple of days of recovery from the scorching hot Madison Half Marathon, I eased my way gently into my next training endeavor: training for the Madison Mini Marathon, my third half, which will fall on 8/21/10. Even though the Madison Ha... Read more
Race Report: Komen Madison Race for the Cure
Sunday, June 06, 2010      5 comments

(Written on Saturday night...) This morning I raced for my grandmother. I never met her, and I sorely wish that I had gotten the opportunity. Before I was born, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. According to her doctors, it was a for... Read more
Race Report: Madison Half Marathon
Sunday, May 30, 2010      14 comments

It all started with a step. A hesitant step onto the "dreadmill" after experiencing the magic of the Disney Princess half marathon. The first step of a weeknight 5k program, accompanied by a dose of the Biggest Loser. And it all ended with a ste... Read more
Happy Mother's Day!
Saturday, May 08, 2010      4 comments

Just a drive by posting to wish all the moms on SparkPeople a HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! I hope all of you have a wonderful day and have a chance to relax and pamper yourself! ... Read more
Race Report: Crazylegs Classic 8K
Saturday, April 24, 2010      11 comments

Before I begin, I just want to offer a heartfelt THANK YOU to those of you who have stopped by to offer your words of support and encouragement! It is wonderful to have so many running buddies who care enough to show me so much LOVE! While I h... Read more
Madison Half Marathon Training: Week 7, Day 3
Saturday, April 24, 2010      2 comments

** Written on Thursday night ** Because I shuffled my running schedule all around due to Crazylegs (which may or may not happen due to forecasted thunderstorms for Saturday morning), I did my seven mile LSD this evening at the gym. I got th... Read more

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