About Me

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Runner.  Lawyer.  Blogger.  Single Mom. Dessert lover.  Lover of all things pink.

How did I start this running thing?

I ran short distances (200m and 400m) in track in high school, but didn’t love it.  Then I stopped running until about 15 years later, when I needed an escape from the stress of the law (thus the moniker, runnin-from-the-law).

I ran my first 5k race in 2006.  I had to walk three times during it.  But I finished.  And I loved it.

That same year a friend of mine convinced me to sign up for a Twin Cities 10 mile race.  I thought she was absolutely insane.  RUN 10 miles??  You have got to be kidding me!  But I finished it.  And I loved it.

10 miles turned into half marathons, and the next thing I knew I was training for my first marathon.  I ran my first marathon (Twin Cities) in October of 2008.  I cried the last 13 miles of it.  But I finished it.  And I loved it.

Now I’m hooked.  I’ve run eight marathons and each time I run one, I love it more and more.  I’ve tried a bunch of different training plans for the marathon:  low heart rate training, Daniels Plan A (65), Pfitz 18/55 (actually 65ish); Pfitz 12/55 and Pfitz 12/70.  They all have their pros and cons, but the one that has worked the best for me so far is a modified version of the Pfitz 12/55.  Training and marathoning is a constant work-in-progress though, which is what I love about it.  I’m always learning new things about running.  The one thing that remains constant though is that I love it!

How have my marathons gone?

Marathon History Recap

How do I spend my non-running time?

When I’m not running there is a decent chance you’ll find me:  Trying to figure out/adjust to the single-parenting thing after 16 years of marriage; Lawyering at my own law firm; carting one of my teen kids around to a friends’ house, baseball, track or cross-country; Playing with the cutest ever Cavalier  King Charles Spaniel puppy Norah.

Life is crazy busy, which is one of the main reasons I need to make time for me and run!

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