In January I was compelled to start training for a full marathon. I announced my goal here on the blog, which made me even more excited than I already was. In May, I ran the Whiskey Row 1/2 Marathon in Prescott, Arizona knowing that the high altitude and hilly course would be a perfect training […]
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Happy Thursday! THANK YOU to those of you who have reached out, commented, called, emailed, and texted to tell me that you are thinking of me. Your kind words and encouragement have kept me going! Four weeks ago today my marathon training came to an unexpected, screeching halt. I don’t think I’m “over it” […]
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The control freak in me is having a very hard time. Each morning I wake up & hope to step out of bed with a little less pain than the previous day. That isn’t happening yet. I will not be running the Nike Women’s Marathon this year. My goal will not be achieved. My […]
Read more "The art of letting go"
I think it’s about time I update you…. Exactly 15 days ago, it was a normal Wednesday morning. I was running, thinking about the Nike Women’s Marathon, high on life, and feeling strong. At about mile 4 (of my 8 mile planned run) I had what I would call a “tiny foot twinge“. To be […]
Read more "Never saw it coming…"
HAPPY WEEKEND!!!!!!!!!!!! So today when I got home from my run, I looked in the mirror and suddenly wondered if people on the streets thought I had dressed myself blindly…. Let me give you a little fashion/style/life background: My sisters will tell you that I have always had a “unique style” and by that they […]
Read more "Don’t call the fashion police & an 18 miler"
To those of you who read my last post…. THANK YOU! To those of you who commented, you reminded me why I started blogging in the first place-THANK YOU for your beautiful, honest, & thoughtful comments. How was your weekend?? Mine was great & packed full of training. Friday evening I went to a restorative […]
Read more "Best run of my life"
Hey! I’m sorry for not posting more regularly but I have many great excuses 😉 First, I have fallen head over heels in love. I am utterly obsessed, madly in love, sleep deprived but very happy. I am in love with every single aspect of my marathon training program. Week 7 and 8 were very successful! […]
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On Thursday morning I prepared for my longest run yet. 15 miles. I ate a protein bar, drank some water, did my usual warmups, got a little nervous, checked that I had what I needed about 12 times, and then finally hit the road. Since I had the day off work, I had the luxury […]
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This weekend my big sister was in town for the International Grand Ball, Ballroom Dance Competition. Before I met up with her and her dance partner on Saturday, I had a productive morning of running, planking, stretching & pancake eating. The weather was cool (aka perfect), the sights were glorious (Embarcadero waterfront), and my new […]
Read more "Don’t invite me to your sleepover"
The running break I had to take forced me to focus a lot on nutrition, time management, and stress relief. This was a good thing. I have stepped it up in the food department and I’m learning that my body needs a much more substantial breakfast than I was eating. I also have already felt […]
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