This week in training

March 28, 2014
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Even though my life outside of running did quite a number on me this week, running itself has gone relatively well. Now if I can figure out how to also pull everything else together, including my out-of-control-hair, then we would be in business.

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Some #upness and a super-energetic lady

March 26, 2014
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I went out today and took in a huge dose of #upness with some crazy running ladies that I know.

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No more zoning out

March 24, 2014
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I tossed and turned all night long, so anxious was I to get this next marathon training cycle going. I am so excited to try a few new things this time around, so the #runnerd in me, the part of me that gets on my family’s nerves, is just overflowing with ideas on how I’ll […]

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You can’t take us anywhere

March 23, 2014
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It turns out that both Charlie and I had to reach down deep into our coping mechanisms tool box to get through spring break this year.  I dropped into my southern accent and chose to forgo grammatically correct language, and he decided to hide hamburger buns and donuts in between sofa cushions. (Closet carb addict)

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Building the shield

March 21, 2014
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So, over the past two weeks I have accomplished just a few things, the sort of things one can do without using one’s brain.  Like building a few biceps that even a Cross Fitter-type couldn’t disregard.

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So, here’s what’s next…

March 19, 2014
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Let’s talk a little about what sort of mess I have gotten myself into in regards to my future training.  But first, let me tell you a little about my current fitness situation. These are the remnants of a Pop Tart.  Yes, a few tiny little microscopic crumbs lay in the middle of this foil […]

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Ouch!

March 18, 2014
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The earthquake that we had yesterday was nothing compared to the panic and screams that came from my mouth this morning when my 9-year-old attempted to “roll out” my calves post-run.  (You should probably ask someone over the age of 12 and possibly a girl to do this job for you.  Or better yet, go […]

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The boys are looking for trouble: somebody please help me

March 17, 2014
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(Middle is wearing red.  He doesn’t look like he is about to sit down when he runs.) When I wasn’t looking spring sprung and brought with it our practice track meet (I coach and serve as Director of Communications for our club) and spring break.  In other words, the time of year when the house […]

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Post-marathon thoughts and recovery

March 14, 2014
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Charlie is loving post-marathon recovery week.  To get my legs moving again, I have been taking him on long walks.  The morning after the marathon he walked with MFP and me down to get some Epsom salts and donuts.

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Race report: the 2014 LA marathon

March 11, 2014
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(Running the last point two of the race) Half of the battle with the marathon is getting to the start line healthy.  I flew to Boston in 2012 and woke up on race morning sick with the flu.  I flew to Boston last year and ran the whole race injured.  Oh and there was also […]

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