About Me

I can’t believe 4 years have passed since I started my blog.  I’ve grown and learned a lot about myself and running.  Through running, I’ve made friends, built relationships, seen sights and been inspired by the stories of other runners.  I hope you find something here that inspires you as well.

I am still in my 40’s – but not for long!  I am a mom of two – one in college and one in high school, a wife, volunteer, cheap do-it-yourselfer, rule following, list making, expert internet time waster ;-),  and dog owner.  I love drinking coffee, eating chocolate – all things chocolate, browsing the aisles at Target and Whole Foods and I like to cook – usually.  I love social media, my iPad and I think I’m addicted to Words with Friends and Angry Birds.  Update:  No WWF or Angry Birds.  I’ve moved on to Pinterest…  I also love pink – LOVE pink.  🙂

I started running in February of 2010 mostly because I was growing impatient with walking.

I’ve had arthroscopic surgery on my right knee as a result of a fall in late 2010.  I made the decision to run my first marathon BEFORE I knew I would have to have surgery but I still did it!  Now, I’ve completed THREE (yes…  count them:  1, 2, 3!)  

I said after the first in Galveston in 2012 that I’d never do it again.  

Right after the 2nd one in Houston in January of 2014, I had a little incling that I’d do it again.

After the 3rd…  I do believe that’s it!  I think I am out for good.  It is an AMAZING experience, but I may just be too (fill in the blank) to do another.

 

6 Responses to About Me

  1. Tracy Paige says:

    You are too cute for words! I am so proud of you and I KNOW KNOW KNOW you can do it! I will be reading to keep up with your progress.

  2. Ok I’m inspired to at least start exercising

  3. Jamila Dedeaux says:

    This is awesome, Mary! I wish you the best and I will definitely keep you in my prayers…you CAN do this!!!

    Love you!

  4. Theresa says:

    Hey! What training schedule are you following? Looks like you’re doing great!

    • Run Dedeaux Run says:

      Thanks – I am using a combination of a few 18 week schedules. I can’t remember where I got my original schedule from but I tweaked the long run distances, added two days of running on the treadmill (at marathon pace and doing intervals), and I am taking brief walk breaks at each 1-1/2 mile point on long runs. (Water stations at the race I’m training for are going to be at each 1-1/2 mile.) On ‘off’ days, I stretch and do quad exercises that I continued from physical therapy.

      It is working for me so far. I think!

      • Theresa says:

        Ah! I’m following Hal Hidgeon’s Novice 2. I like it because it allows me to run 4 days a week. At 5 I get tired of running quickly!

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