Category Archives: Running

The Race in Review

I’m going to go ahead and do this now, because I am fairly certain that tomorrow I will not be able to move at all. I finished my first marathon today in 5:26:something.  You can see me crossing the finish … Continue reading

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Putting in on the line…

Okay, all joking aside — here is the real deal…. Why am I running in this marathon? Mama needs a win. That probably doesn’t make a lot of sense to you, but it means everything to me. The last two-and-a-half … Continue reading

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Tapering is hard

I would like to punch a kitten.  I am so irritable. Tapering is hard. On the bright side, I decided what I want to eat the day before but I’m not going to tell you because I’m just that pissy … Continue reading

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The Home Stretch

It’s less than a week away. I spent the morning writing down my expected/ideal time splits at each mile and where I’ll be along the route so my mommy can find me.  I also marked where I should take Gu … Continue reading

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Tapering Blues

I’m about halfway through the tapering period before the marathon and I’m totally bummed out.  I am always depressed a little.  It has been more overcast this week too.  And I’m not running as much, still four days, but much … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Runs (and other randomness)

Today was a big day: 22 miles.  More significantly, today was the last of the big runs.  Although there are still three weeks until the marathon, from here on out I am tapering my runs — lowering both mileage and … Continue reading

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The Best Worst Run Ever…or so far anyway

Let’s just start with the moral of the story: DO NOT PUT JALAPENOS ON YOUR PIZZA LESS THAN 24 HOURS BEFORE YOUR 18 MILE RUN! The stats from today’s run kind of tell the whole story: Total distance: 18 miles … Continue reading

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