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Tomorrow, I run my first marathon!
Friday, October 11, 2013      4 comments

I have a few words to describe how I'm feeling....excited, nervous, anxious, overwhelmed.... My friends are so unbelievably supportive and excited for me. Today I received cards and flowers and pancake mix ;) an outpouring of love and encou... Read more
3 days until my first marathon
Wednesday, October 09, 2013      5 comments

I read recently that this upcoming weekend is the biggest marathon weekend of the year. Thousands of people around the country will be running a marathon this Saturday or Sunday, and I am one of those people. Wow! This is happening. I'm so... Read more
2 weeks to go!
Saturday, September 28, 2013      1 comments

I'm starting to get very excited. And a little crazy...worrying about being sick on race day, my kids being sick on race day, the weather, getting hurt between now and then..."taper madness" is what the magazines call this type of thinking.... Read more
4 hours, 3 potty breaks, and 22 miles
Saturday, September 21, 2013      1 comments

Today I did it. I ran 22 miles. I've been fearing this day for months. This Goliath of a run that I never dreamed I'd actually accomplish. But today I did, and I feel surprisingly good! This marathon training has been quite a journey... Read more
The runner's high is a real thing!
Monday, September 16, 2013      3 comments

And I experienced it yesterday! I never thought I could top the feeling of completing my first half marathon (of course, I'm thinking running the full next month will probably come close :) But yesterday was simply AMAZING! The weathe... Read more
Not a great training week, ugh!
Wednesday, September 11, 2013      1 comments

Sick kids, heat and horrible humidity, crazy work week. I knew this was training plan will go exactly as planned. But training for a marathon makes me nervous when I don't hit my mileage. I have to let it go and adjust, and al... Read more
19 miles today, almost cried twice
Saturday, September 07, 2013      2 comments

Last weekend I ran 16 and felt great. Today I ran 19 and completely fell apart at mile 6. How did that happen? I ran the whole distance, all 19 miles, the longest run of my life. It took me 3 and a half hours. The weather was gorgeous. But I j... Read more
Running a half marathon for "practice".... Yeah right!
Wednesday, September 04, 2013      4 comments

So my running group( my wonderful saints who are all training for a half marathon on 9/15 and have been doing portions of my big runs with me every weekend...I LOVE them) is amazing. They are running a half on September 15th. I am scheduled to ... Read more
I ran 16 miles today!
Saturday, August 31, 2013      10 comments

This is the farthest I've ever run. Today, for really the first time, I believe I might be able to run the whole marathon. I still have a long way to go, but I'm feeling positive. Today I'm excited. 6 weeks to go!... Read more
Back to work and juggling training
Thursday, August 29, 2013      0 comments

Summer is hot, and when you add on the humidity, running can be NO FUN. However, summer also means vacation and lots of time to train. I am a teacher, and now that I'm back to work full time, marathon training is very tough. I need to work hard ... Read more
First blister and frustration
Wednesday, August 14, 2013      2 comments

Okay, it's only been 48 hours since I registered for the marathon, and like I thought, as soon as I did, things start to go wrong. I have been running in the same sneakers for 2 years (same MODEL, not actually the same pair :)). Now the com... Read more
I registered for my first marathon today...what!?
Sunday, August 11, 2013      5 comments

Okay, I'm finally fully committed...physically, mentally, and financially! I chose this date because its my mom's birthday and I've been hemming and hawing too long. I've been training for 7 weeks, so I'm too far in to quit now. I'm not getting ... Read more
Race in one week.
Friday, May 24, 2013      4 comments

I'm very excited about the race. My eating has not been great this week, but I'm trying not to get too discouraged because I'm still losing weight thanks to my training. I just know how much better I could and should be doing. I've bee... Read more
The site was down!!!
Friday, May 17, 2013      2 comments

Did anyone else have trouble getting onto SparkPeople last night?? I was so bummed because it ended my 100 points per day and my blogging streak....ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! The sky didn't fall, so I have to let it go, but I ... Read more
Tired today.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013      0 comments

I'm very low energy today. Work has been draining this week, and the usual family stresses are at forefront. Hoping for some rest tonight.... Read more

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