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#OwnChicago :-)

I did it! Yesterday, I ran the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon along with 44,999 other runners! I got to the race in plenty of time but of course… I had to use the toilet. The lines for the … Continue reading

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I Keep On Falling…

It’s long run day. I remembered my plethora of items and to-dos. I even wrote a cheat sheet for my route. The weather was PERFECT for a run. I lost my cheat sheet on the run. Looked down and my … Continue reading

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Trying to Remember if I’ve Forgotten Something

Tomorrow is ‘long run’ day.  18-19 miles of running long.  After this run, I WILL START MY TAPER until the MARATHON!  WHAT???  My run next week is 14-15 miles.  I guess that’s a taper, right?  Man, oh man.  I’m doing … Continue reading

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There’s Always Next Week, I Guess

So, I had a terrible run last Friday.  I guess it was good in that I tried and I eventually got to the end.  Does it really matter that I had to walk nearly 20% of the distance at the … Continue reading

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Taking it Day By Day

Lately, I’ve begun to remember what training is really like. It it tiresome. It hurts. It’s stressful. It’s uncertain. It’s tiresome: I run 4 days a week and do miscellaneous cross training on 2 days. I praise God for that … Continue reading

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Streak Completed

I got a little ‘creative’ but I completed my June Streak.  Go me… On another note, this humidity is KILLING ME.  Seriously.  I’ve had enough of it.  Fortunately, Mother Nature is giving us a break this week.  The temperature is … Continue reading

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June Streak

I’m on a streak.  It’s June 16 and I have not ‘not done’ a workout/run this month.  I was also planning to not drinking alcohol in June but that didn’t work out.  My friend got a Margaritaville machine and, well…  … Continue reading

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I’m In!

I got into the Bank of America Chicago Marathon through the lottery system!  I am SO excited. Before I got ‘the word’, I was wondering if my excitement would turn to panic or dread.  It didn’t.  I found out yesterday … Continue reading

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Selfie Sunday

I went to Chicago this weekend for a conference and was able to go out for a run on Sunday morning.  I had such a good time for a few reasons: 1.  The random route that I chose was interesting … Continue reading

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Hellooooooo…..

I’m back!  I ‘sat out’ for a while ‘resting and recovering’ from the Houston Marathon.  I’ve been going to physical therapy for my knee/hip and I’ve run a few times – really slow and short.  This week, I started Body … Continue reading

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