Training

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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OK so I know those aren’t the exact words, but it had a ring to it so…. 15 miles was on the agenda this morning. I was looking forward to a long run in low humidity and cooler temps. It’s been SUCH a humid and warm/hot summer for NW PA. It just sucks the energy […]

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I signed up months ago for two half marathons this summer, partly because it would force me to train and run more and partly because I love adding to my collection of medals! Half marathon #6 took place Sunday, July 17 at Presque Isle State Park. It came about 5 weeks after the last one […]

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Half Marathon #5

June 12, 2016

in Fitness, Training

After six years of running, you would think I’d know by now to never be foolish enough to assume a run will be easy just because the course is “flat and fast.” For me, there usually is no “fast” anyway, because my pace slowed significantly once I began training for longer distances. But the description, […]

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