Category Archives: Training

I Am Feeling Kind of Emotional

It’s October 7:  FIVE DAYS BEFORE MY MARATHON!!  Last week, I was worrying about the weather.  This weekend, I was worried about my physical fitness and preparedness for the race.  Today, I’m feeling emotional. Why?  Lots of reasons.  I’m so … Continue reading

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Running With the Invisible Hand

Yesterday, my scheduled long run was 12-13 miles.  I’ve been really thinking about the amount of hills on my runs (I don’t like them) and I TRIED to map out a route with a flatter course.  After trying over and … 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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One Week Down

Well, a week has passed since I was ‘released’ from physical therapy.  I am officially training for the 2014 Chicago Marathon.  I feel like I’m starting at square one, but that’s okay.  I’ve got 16 weeks…  That’s plenty of time, … Continue reading

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Houston!

My second marathon was yesterday.  It was a long road to January 19, 2014. The last couple of weeks before the marathon were kind of stressful for me. Granted, it was stress created by me and was probably unnecessary, but … Continue reading

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Doubt is Not a Pleasant Position

Fifty five days to go til my marathon! Now is not the time to flounder on training runs and cross training, but that is what I seem to have been doing.  Let me ‘splain… Two weeks ago, something really important … Continue reading

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I Am Not Richard’s Wife

Yep – I have eighteen weeks left to train for my marathon. It seems like a LOOOONG time, but I know it will go quickly. I ‘made my mind up’ that I was going to add some things to my … Continue reading

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Attitude & Effort

There are only 7 more days until my first full marathon.  WOW!  It doesn’t seem exactly like YESTERDAY that I started training, but in the words of some old cliche maker:  Time flies when you’re having fun.  I confidently declared … Continue reading

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Ten Days til My Marathon!

The countdown begins!  Only 10 days til my very first (only??) full marathon!  I am excited, nervous, scared…   Last night, I asked my husband this question:  “What if I can’t finish the race?”  He answered, “It’s not just about … Continue reading

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Top 5 Reasons Why I Love Runners

The other day I read a blog titled Top 10 Reasons I Hate Runners – or something like that. CLICK HERE TO READ IT:  http://www.chicagonow.com/lists-that-actually-matter/2010/10/top-5-things-to-hate-about-marathon-runners/ I’m pretty sure it was meant to be satirical but there was some serious hate … Continue reading

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