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Race Report
Monday, March 28, 2011      1 comments

The National Half Marathon is on the books! I was battling a cold right up to and through race day, but the worst of it was over by then. Very thankful for that. My brother in law got up ridiculously early to drive me into DC for the race. We le... Read more
Tapering... 5 days til Half... goal
Monday, March 21, 2011      1 comments

Good morning! I am getting really antsy about the Half this weekend. Had a great week last week but probably ran too many miles. Focus this week is just rest with a couple of easy runs. My friend and I have been using an iPod app from Runner's W... Read more
Home stretch to next Half - random report
Wednesday, March 02, 2011      1 comments

I ran 8 miles yesterday, with 4 fast (for me) mile repeats and 1/2 mile cooldowns in between. Felt great up until the last repeat when my right knee started really complaining. I stopped and put on my runner's knee strap on my right knee and slo... Read more
Strength training
Tuesday, January 25, 2011      0 comments

OK, so what I love to do is run and do yoga. I get some strength training from the yoga, but definitely not enough. There have been times when I have been really focusing on the strength (particularly kettlebell training, which I like and know i... Read more
New Year!
Saturday, January 01, 2011      2 comments

Happy 2011, Sparkfriends! This last month has been a rough one at our house. Emergency back surgery for my husband complete with very slow recovery that is still ongoing. Spent a week in the hospital and now recovering at home. I have practiced... Read more
Sunday, November 21, 2010      2 comments

11 of 20 in my age group. Knee hurt, nose ran, but really enjoyed the race and am pleased with how I did. New PR for Half :).... Read more
More Half review
Tuesday, November 02, 2010      2 comments

Thanks so much for your encouragement! I am still basking in the glow of finishing my first Half and finding it difficult not to tell everyone I see about my accomplishment. I did put a 13.1 magnet on my car, but am otherwise trying not to bothe... Read more
Sunday, October 31, 2010      4 comments

We did it! My knees have a Half Marathon hangover but the race went well. My official time was 2:17:56!! I was really pleased with that - was shooting for under 2:30. My running partner for the race is consistently faster than I am so I helped h... Read more
counting down
Thursday, October 28, 2010      2 comments

Yesterday's easy 3 miler was my last training run before the Half on Saturday. My primary running partner has dropped out of the race due to knee pain which is sad for both of us. Scary also, since who knows what will happen between now and Satu... Read more
Last (really) long run before half
Monday, October 18, 2010      0 comments

We will do 8 miles next weekend, but yesterday's run was the last and longest before the Half on the 30th. 11.5 miles. My foot held up well. BOTH feet were hurting a little by the end and knee hurt beginning at mile 8 or 9. I adjusted my knee st... Read more
long run
Saturday, October 09, 2010      2 comments

Ran 9.5 this morning! It was mighty chilly when we started but ended up beautiful and just the right temperature. I thought my hands would freeze off for the first few miles - gloves next time. :)... Read more
Countdown to Half continues
Thursday, October 07, 2010      0 comments

22 days until my first half marathon!! My foot/ankle situation is pretty much resolved, but the jump back into running has aggravated my knees. Not too terrible, but enough that I am icing a lot and making sure to get the rest in. We will n... Read more
Back on my feet
Friday, October 01, 2010      1 comments

I am happy to report that my foot feels MUCH better after a bunch of trips to the chiropractor (so thankful a friend suggested it.... traditional medicine wasn't getting me anywhere so I figured, what the heck? ...and it really has helped). ... Read more
Hobbling along
Wednesday, September 08, 2010      0 comments

I roll my ankle a little bit almost 2 weeks ago and didn't think much of it. Then, I ran a 5k (PR!) and took the next day off as usual. That Monday, ouch! 3 miles in I was limping home. I rested several days (and ate all along the way to drown m... Read more
Great quote
Friday, August 27, 2010      4 comments

"In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins--not through strength but by perseverance." H. Jackson Brown... Read more

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