Fitness

Hey!! I’m still here!! I don’t know HOW I have allowed myself to go almost FIVE months without blogging. Totally uncalled for and there really is no good reason. You have probably noticed over the last year to 18 moths, I’ve been less present on the blog and on social media. Especially when it comes to […]

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I’m just over the halfway hump in my 21 day journey called the Ultimate Reset, and wanted to give a little update. If you aren’t familiar with the Reset, here’s the short description: it’s an intense 3-week program that cleans the system and ‘resets’ the body back to factory settings. The first week’s meal plan […]

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My last update was November 2; about 2 1/2 months ago. A lot has happened, and very little has happened. In the ‘lot’ category: snacks, take-out, fast food, wine. In the ‘little’ category: healthy packed lunches, meal planning, self-control, basically giving a hoot. I was in a funk and I didn’t really care enough to […]

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I’ve been feeling sorry for myself and beating myself up since running the Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday, October 30. So many feelings have swirled around inside of me, trying to claim a spot in my permanent memory of the event, that it’s taken me a few days to decide which ones would be allowed to […]

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Marathoners can all agree that training can feel like a part-time job. For me it isn’t just the time spent on the run (which is at the higher end of the time spectrum because I’m not too speedy) but also going to bed early and waking up early. The last few weeks with higher mileage […]

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I don’t really know why, but I was such a big grump this morning. As always, a good run was able to turn my attitude around. Unfortunately, it wasn’t before wrapping up my 5-ish miles with Lexa so she had to put up with my sass. Sorry, friend! Lexa is one friend I can solidly […]

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It’s really been two weeks since my last training update? Absolutely. The last days of September were extremely busy as I volunteered all weekend at a local festival and directed a 5k. On top of that was my 18 mile run that I fit in Saturday morning, September 24. I had a running buddy from mile […]

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Missed run done!

September 19, 2016

in Fitness, Just life, Training

If you’ve been following my road to the 2016 MCM, you may recall that I delayed my 12-mile training run this weekend. Saturday’s planned run would have to happen Sunday. My best friend Jenn and I had a blast at the Dixie Chicks concert, didn’t get a whole lot of sleep Saturday night, but we […]

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Ever have something you KNOW you have to do…you’re not really looking forward to it but you’re not opposed to it either? It’s just something you have to do? Am I making any sense here? Hang on, let me take another sip from my caramel macchiato from The Bean.             […]

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Less than 50 days to MCM

September 11, 2016

in Fitness, Training

Seeing the weather forecast, I’ve been actually looking forward to this weekend’s long run since Thursday. That’s when I saw it was supposed to be 70 degrees today. After an awfully humid, 75 degree attempt of a run ending in 1.5 miles Wednesday morning, and a humid, 79 degree 5-miler that should have been 8 on […]

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