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Marathon training can really be all-consuming, I am glad to have it behind me.  Not that I minded the training, I actually enjoyed it, but it is time-consuming and starts to rule your life a little. With the marathon behind … Continue reading

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My Plan B

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So the New York marathon thing didn’t work out, but hey that is just a minor footnote in the big picture of the hurricane Sandy story.  Much more important stories to focus on.  A gentle reminder that no matter how … Continue reading

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Plan Your Run/Run Your Plan

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Six weeks to go until NYC marathon.  Six weeks!  With the amount of traveling my husband does and the weekend plans I really have to pay attention to my training schedule so I am sure to get in all my … Continue reading

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Running Tattoo

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I got a running tattoo on vacation.  Don’t worry mom, it’s only temporary (unlike my other two).  Though it is semi-permanent, and will be visible for a while.  I will spare you the pictures, but the tattoo is the horrid … Continue reading

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Halfway to NYC

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I am halfway through my NYC marathon training.  I’ve logged 11 weeks and almost 200 miles.  Exciting!  I have 11 more weeks to go.  Intimidating!  Some people only take 12 weeks to train for a marathon, most use an 18 … Continue reading

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First week is on the books.

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Week one of marathon training complete!  I ran a total of 15.52 miles this week, the long run was 6 miles.  It was hot and slow, it was a hot weekend in Chicago.  Only 21 more weeks to go and … Continue reading

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Three strikes, you’re IN!

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Well, here goes nothing… I wanted to get the New York City marathon under my belt before I was 35. I applied for the lottery and got in on my first try, I was so excited! But that never happened, … Continue reading

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Bonus Day

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I love me some three-day weekends!  It started with the Solider Field 10 Miler, I didn’t have as good a run as I did last year, but I wasn’t well prepared so it was not surprising.  It has been awhile … Continue reading

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Shuffling Along

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Yesterday’s weather was just about perfect so I could not wait to head out for a run and try to console myself from missing the Shamrock Shuffle.  I did my own shuffle and actually beat my time from last year’s … Continue reading

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We now return you to your regularly scheduled spring.

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I am so happy the temperatures are back in the 60’s where they belong.  The weather the past couple of weeks was ridiculous and it was really not helpful for my already lacking motivation or my mood. First of all … Continue reading

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