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Last Long Run...HM in 1 WEEK!
Sunday, November 14, 2010      7 comments

Today was my last long run. Instead of mapping a course, I decided to set a time goal. My goal was to run 2 hours and 30 minutes. My last two long runs have been 2 hrs 6 mins and 2 hrs 22 mins. I was hoping for a cold morning so I could se... Read more
HM Training... 10 Days to Go!
Thursday, November 11, 2010      4 comments

Only 10 more days until my very first Half Marathon! Wow! I had a "killer workout" today. I met with my trainer about 9:15. He started me out on the treadmill for a 5 minute warmup. Then, he slowed the pace and increased the incline and had... Read more
HM Training... 11 Days To Go!!!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010      7 comments

I only have 11 days until my Half Marathon! Oh my! So, today was a Rest Day. Yesterday was one of my last long runs. My plan was to run between 9 and 10.5 miles depending on how I was feeling. Well, it was HOT (mid 70s!) and SUNNY and I had... Read more
Mother/Daughter Camp
Monday, November 08, 2010      5 comments

My daughter and I had a great weekend at mother/daughter camp. We did so many things and enjoyed spending time together and with 'old' and 'new' friends. In fact, she made a new friend who lives close by and they'll be playing together soon. ... Read more
No Puking for Me & Celebrating Pounds GONE!
Thursday, November 04, 2010      20 comments

After taking a Rest Day yesterday, I worked out with my trainer today. We worked on upper body & core and he worked me SO HARD! He said that 2 of his clients had thrown up yesterday! And, I think he was trying to make me #3! ... Read more
What if...? (re: the 10% "rule")
Tuesday, November 02, 2010      13 comments

emoticonWhat if you could run for 60 minutes without stopping. ... Read more
Mile after Mile
Monday, November 01, 2010      12 comments

I use beginner triathlete to track my running miles (and now my cycling miles -someday I'll track my swimming miles, too!) I was looking over my miles and I can't believe the numbers I'm seeing. I really am a runner! RUNNING (I started runn... Read more
October Reviews & November Goals
Sunday, October 31, 2010      4 comments

Another month is coming to an end. Time to look back and then look forward! OCTOBER GOALS (crazy month, so goals shorter) 1. Lose 3.5 pounds - that would put me at 139.5! ... Read more
20 Day Countdown
Sunday, October 31, 2010      0 comments

I know I'm going against traditional wisdom, but I went ahead and signed up for my first half marathon! At that point, I'll have been running just under 6 months. And, I hope to have a 10 mile run before then. Right now, my longest is 7 miles. B... Read more
7 Miles! I can't believe it!
Saturday, October 30, 2010      5 comments

This morning my goal was to run for 90 minutes and see how far I could go. I was expecting to go about 6 miles. It was COLD this morning! 39 degrees! That's really cold considering I've run in 86 degrees Tuesday and 80 degrees on Thursday. ... Read more
Prayer Update
Friday, October 29, 2010      2 comments

I've posted a couple of requests about the mom of two of my daughter's friends. The mom, Pam, has had brain tumors twice before and they reappeared about a month ago. Within a week, she was paralyzed from the waist down because of a tumor on her... Read more
Why I'll Wait 5 Months for My Half
Thursday, October 28, 2010      5 comments

I've mentioned several times lately that I've been contemplating running a half marathon in late November even though I haven't really been training. Tonight, my sister-in-law sent me a link to an article.
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Hot Run in October!
Tuesday, October 26, 2010      5 comments

I planned on running 7 miles today. I just wanted to see if I could do it. Well, 'life' got in the way and I started about an hour after I'd planned. And, it was HOT! I took off on my run and was in the shade for the first 20=25 minutes. Th... Read more
Random Things About Me...
Tuesday, October 19, 2010      5 comments

I "stole" this idea from MMS354. If you post about yourself, let me know! I'd love to read it. Four jobs I have had in my life: 1. Research Scientist 2. Middle School Science Teacher 3. Administrative Assistant 4. Switchboard Op... Read more
Another PR... and my "secret weapon"
Monday, October 18, 2010      13 comments

I ran my third 5K in 5 weeks on Saturday. This one was in Dallas near my mom's. I drove up Friday and didn't get there until after 5 pm. I was TIRED and thought this wasn't a great way to spend the evening before a race! We had a house full... Read more

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