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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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The Countdown Has Begun

It’s been so long.  I haven’t posted for a myriad of reasons:  guilt, nothing to say, stress, procrastination…  I’m back, though!  Try to contain your excitement 🙂 So, my marathon is 10 days from today – January 19.  I’m feeling … Continue reading

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It’s Mostly Mental

There’s lots of ‘wisdom’ out there about what training for a marathon is like.  It’s a big commitment. It’s hard. It separates the serious from the not so serious. It takes over your life. It’s crazy… I agree with all … Continue reading

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I Am Getting Faster

It was never my goal (or desire), but I am becoming a faster runner.   I won’t be challenging the likes of Allyson Felix or Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.  I don’t have an explosive start like them…  🙂  Give me some time to … Continue reading

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I am THAT lady, now

Never say never.  I used to look at people running with bottles of water strapped on their butts and think “I would never run with all of that stuff on”.  I never wanted to be ‘that lady’.  Yeah.  Never say … Continue reading

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I’ve Hit the Wall

I haven’t checked in for a few weeks, but everything is going just fine.  I am getting my runs done and am doing a some of my cross training.  I keep saying and promising myself that I am going to … Continue reading

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Yay! Meh… and UGH!

As you may or may not know, I am training for the Chevron Houston Marathon on January 19, 2014.  This will be my second marathon.  I ran the Galveston Mardi Gras Marathon in February of 2012.    It was mostly … Continue reading

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Where has the time gone?

I can’t believe it’s been a MONTH since I’ve posted.  As I look back on my training calendar, I guess not much has happened.  Life kind of got in the way a little bit.  I have missed 2-3 days of … Continue reading

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OMG – High Knees

Let me just say:  I had NO idea how hard this ‘pace run’ workout would be this morning.  I have work to do! I am following a RunCoach plan to help me train for the marathon in January.  Today, I … Continue reading

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Cross Training is Killing Me

Sorry.  I run because I want to RUN not bike, use the elliptical or stair machine or water walk or any of that other stuff.   My Run Coach marathon training plan calls for days and days of cross training … Continue reading

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