Up Next: Minocqua Marathon!

Well that didn't take long. I'm officially registered for another marathon! After Med-City Marathon was a bust, I waffled between finding another marathon to run soon - like NOW - or waiting until the Fall.  A sore throat and cough developed and so made the decision easy. I am officially registered for the Minocqua "No …

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Med City (Half) Marathon Weekend

After a brutal training period - with crazy cold and snow - it's the heat that got us on marathon day.  The organizers of the Med City Marathon ended up cancelling the marathon and 20 mile races, and shortening them to a half marathon, because of high temps (97 degrees), high humidity and no wind.  …

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Reflections on Boston Marathon – 5 years after the bombings

Today marks the 5 year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. I remember April 15, 2013 so vividly. I remember the swell of emotions as I crossed the finish line that day. Euphoria. Pride. Satisfaction. I remember feeling like I was on top of the world, having just finished running 26.2 miles that had been …

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Fueled by birthday cake

After two weeks with failed long runs, I decided to take this week off of training and reevaluate whether I should continue training for Med City Marathon, or bail. So this week has been about running what I want, when I want to.  No set miles. No target paces.  Just running to run. My longish …

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  We need balance in our lives. Hard workouts and recovery runs. Work and play. Donuts and fruit. The thing I struggle with the most is limiting the donuts. Which isn't a big deal when I'm not training.  But when I'm training and fill my body with too much crap, it starts to show in …

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Back at it!

Wow - it's been a long time since I've blogged.  Life's been busy! Running/Fitness updates: I spent several months building up my mileage and being smart about my running and it has worked.  I feel fabulous and healthy! I signed up for another marathon.  Med City Marathon over memorial weekend. I just finished week 3 …

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