Category Archives: Marathon

Don’t You Just Love It?

Isn’t it great when you are struggling with something and BAM!  you see something that speaks right to you? Here’s the Runner’s World Quote of the Day: “It’s about you. It’s personal. You’re not racing against anyone else. You only … Continue reading

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This Week is a ‘Do-Over’ Week for Me

Last week, I ran woke up on Monday not REALLY feeling like running but I got out and tried.  On Tuesday, I had a headache, my throat was hurting and I felt tired and out of it, BUT I got … Continue reading

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Que the Violins

Alright:  click here to Que the Violins!  This will set the tone for my mood right now.  I’m feeling a little bit melancholic today.  I woke up with a sore throat, a tired body and head that just wasn’t in … Continue reading

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Going Commando?

I’ve finished 14 of my 18 weeks of marathon training.  Woo Hoo! Where’s what the week was like: Sunday:  Christmas – Off!!  Spent the day/night in Houston. Monday:  I set out all of my clothes in the hotel room and … Continue reading

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To the Window…. To the Wall…

Alright, sorry if you were thinking you were gonna get something other than my humble blog about training for a marathon!  I’ll try as hard as I can to be as riveting as the chant that inspired my title today.  … Continue reading

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Some Days You Don’t Have It, but SOME DAYS YOU DO!!

I ran further than I’ve ever run – again!  Today’s run was 17 miles and I finished it feeling pretty good.  Yay me! A couple of days ago, I was struggling to figure out WHEN I could actually get this … Continue reading

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…. (insert DEEP sigh) …

No sense in dragging it out.  I fell.  On my knee that had surgery.  ugh  So, how’d it happen?  I let a big wasp in the house (WHY ARE THERE STILL WASPS FLYING AROUND IN NOVEMBER ANYWAY??) and was sort … Continue reading

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Another Week – Ending in a Great Run

Whew!  What a difference a week makes!   Call me insane, I guess.  I didn’t stick to the schedule this week.  I’ve said for 4 weeks straight that I am going to stick to it, but it just doesn’t work … Continue reading

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Trying out Some New Stuff This Weekend

Okay, so maybe I’m a sucker, but… I got some new socks that are supposed to help support my arches, reduce the likelihood of blisters and chafing and make me run twice as fast. 🙂 Alright, so they don’t claim … Continue reading

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Run FAST Dedeaux, Run FAST

Today was a ‘tempo’ run day. Four miles – THANK GOD, because I think I would have passed out if I had any further to go! My runs are usually between 12-1/2 to 13-1/2 minute miles. Today, I averaged about … Continue reading

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