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Running in Dreams vs. Real Life. A juxtaposition.

March 9, 2014

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Today’s 18 miler was tough, but I enjoyed it. There were flashes of brilliance to keep me going.  It all started with a dream…. (Wayne’s World Dream sequence noises “Dooddotdurldoo! Durduordudubldo!”) I have got to get this cinnamon into these running snack bags!  I better go meet with the VP of marketing.  They’re down the […]

20 Miles of Smiles

October 18, 2013

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I’m typing this post from the car on my phone after just completing my 20 mile training run. I feel exhilarated. Wiped, but euphoric. There is nothing like running a long distance to clear, organize and focus your mind. These long runs help me straighten out all the tangles I don’t have time to deal […]

Training Lite- How I’m getting faster and the running is easy

October 15, 2013

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I wouldn’t say that I am any kind of an expert on training regimens, although I do have almost 30 years of experience as a runner, and I have spent countless chunks of my life dedicated to studying how best to fuel and treat my body for its best performance.  Nevertheless, I’m not officially certified […]

Weigh In 5- I must be crazy

April 1, 2013

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OK, here’s the pics.  I know you just saw them the day after the marathon, so it’s only been 2 weeks, but I have to keep it legit and post on the first of every month.  No one else is going to make me accountable, and knowing you are taking half naked pictures to post […]

The Tobacco Road Marathon!

March 19, 2013

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I am a brand new inductee into an elite society: Marathon Runner.  I am not an elite member among members, merely a humble finishee, but I got the medal nonetheless.  And I am super duper proud of myself.  I trained well, and I put much thought into my nutrition, outfit, and hairdo (all equally important, […]

Hitting the wall and the friendly treadmill

February 18, 2013

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My training has been going relatively smoothly despite its obtrusiveness into mine and my family’s schedule.  That has without a doubt been the biggest challenge.  I am juggling a part time job, part time school, and raising two toddlers without using day care, grandparents, or babysitters.  I have had days where I leave for the […]

18 miles

February 9, 2013

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Today I sit here, plugged into the outlet waiting for my phone to reach a full charge before heading out to run my furthest distance to date, 18 miles. I’m scared, excited, anxious…much the same feelings I experienced when I was the first of my study abroad group being strapped into Velcro legwarmers, by a […]