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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Thursday Thoughts: Blonde Moment Edition

Random Thursday Thoughts: Can a former-blonde-turned-brunette have Blonde Moments?  Cause I had a major one today with the morning's hill workout.  It's actually way too embarrassing to even publicly admit, so you'll just have to trust me when I say that I'm an idiot.  In the interest of full disclosure and trying to be a …

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Donut run!

Loved today's long run for a bunch of reasons: It was with the group and running with them is good for me.  It motivates me to go faster/harder than I would on my own.  It also forces me to get out and be social, which is desperately needed after months of focusing too much on …

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Embrace Change

From a meditation book by Melody Beattie, which has been so valuable to me these past couple of months: Embrace Change You don't have to fear change.  What you need to fear, a friend once told me, is things remaining the same.  When that happens, life has stopped. Life is an evolution.  Your life is …

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Hill repeats! And pushups!

Hill workout #1 of the Lansing Marathon training cycle is in the books!   8 miles w/ 4 x .30 hill repeats (I'll have to ask coach what he estimates the grade of the hill is) mixed in the middle.  The goal on the repeats was to push yourself to about marathon pace (pace not …

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If it breaks, I’m now prepared to fix it!

So, what does every soon-to-be-divorced-and-on-her-own-fending-for-herself-woman need?!? Pink tools!* How awesome are these, which showed up on my doorstep wrapped in a bow today? (Thanks, little brother!) They are so pretty that they almost make me want to actually use them.  The scissors I have figured out.  Now who's gonna show me what to do with …

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