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Running a Half Marathon

I always thought “they” were crazy. Who in the world would want to run further than a few miles? Not I…well, in a way I did. In my mid twenties, I started jogging. Nothing big, a couple of miles about 4 times a week. I stopped for a while. Trying to get pregnant & jogging…
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Mission Completion!

The last couple of weeks, I’ve been in “re-coup” mode. Aside from giving birth, running 13.1 miles and the journey it took to get to the start line was most likely the hardest thing I’ve physically had to do. Not only was my body tired, but I had a lot of catching up to do….
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Week In Training Review: First Half Marathon

The last couple of weeks of half-marathon training have been pretty standard. My hours on the treadmill have steadily increased, as the sun is going down earlier every night and it is difficult for me to get out before dark. It was nice at the height of summer to be able to step out my…
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Week In Training Review: Week 5

This week, I’ve been trying out a new app on my Android to help me with my outside runs. On my treadmill, it is easy to track pace, distance, and calories burned. Outside, it is easy to track distance by mapping out a route on the computer, and average pace by timing the entire run,…
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Week In Training Review: Week 3

Week three of training was scheduled to look like this: Week Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. Sun. 3 Off Hills 3M 6M 6M 3M 10M But it actually looked like this: Week Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. Sun. 3 Off Intensity 3M 6M Off 3M 5,5M I don’t have any decent hills nearby,…
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Week In Training Review: Week 2

photo from here We are only three weeks into training, and I am already behind in posting my week-in reviews. Between keeping up the actual running schedule, some volunteer work I’ve been doing the last couple of weeks, and chasing the kids, there has been no time for the blog! Better late than never, though,…
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Week In Training Review

About six weeks ago, I sealed my commitment and registered to run in the Akron Marathon, half marathon event. A half marathon is 13.1 miles. I did this for several reasons. First of all, I always have to have a goal, and I find that in making my goals I tend to take the “Go…
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With Me Every Mile

A woman selling sports energy drinks at a health and fitness expo stood in front of me gaping. “You run with THAT bohemoth?” Of course I do; I couldn’t be where I am with my running if it weren’t for this tank of a stroller. Sure, it’s a bit awkward to navigate through the mall,…
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Making Time

I stared hard at the red digital numbers, trying to will them to move. My feet moved beneath my body like robotic pendulums, hitting the treadmill, seemingly no longer controlled by the conscious part of my brain. Shouldn’t the number have gone up by now? Why hasn’t it gone up? There, finally, it reached 3…
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Just Like Forrest Gump

Just like Forrest Gump…. The guy we call Daddy around our house started running!  He started running and then he ran and he ran and he ran……he lost 50 pounds because of it and then he ran some more…until just after Christmas time when he twisted his knee while out on a run…and then he…
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