This is gonna be an epic experience!

We've been in Roanoke for three days.  It's been filled with cycling (for Scott), running and walking for me, and eating and drinking for both of us.  Lovely! I've gotten a chance to "run" one of the mountains that will be in the marathon and to walk another one. Thoughts: When I ran up Mill …

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Marathon Week!

Yippee!  It's Marathon Week!  Time to run marathon #14, Blue Ridge Marathon.  I'm in a really really good place, mentally and physically.  I'm not fast (virtually no speed training this time, coming back after 18 months of no marathons, my focus was just to be able to run 26.2).  But I definitely have the endurance …

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Happy and Alive!

I run because I love it.  I love the me time.  I love the endorphins. I love the effect it has on my body.  I love the mental boost that it gives me. And it's so comfortable. And familiar. The last 6 months have, for me, been all about doing the uncomfortable and unfamiliar. Reaching …

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100 Days til Blue Ridge Marathon!

The countdown is on! 100 days until my next marathon.   The Blue Ridge Marathon.  Also affectionately known as America's Toughest Road Marathon. Why Blue Ridge Marathon? Partly because I had a free entry since I had to defer last year because of the stress reaction.  But mostly because I want something really physically and …

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Preparing for lots of F-Bombs

Here's what I'm predicting about my experience at the Blue Ridge Marathon:  It's gonna be the marathon where my F-Bomb count is BY FAR the highest. The hills (mountains) are already scaring me. Blue Ridge Marathon Video I've been reading blogs about, and looking at people's Strava entries for, the Blue Ridge Mountain Marathon.  And …

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