Lansing Marathon 2012 Race Report

The Details: 3:52:18 2nd place AG* 115 out of 404 overall 22 out of 161 females *Technically I was 5th in my division, but since I'm now officially old, the first 3 in my division were the Masters female winners, so that left me as the 2nd place age grouper. This was a very disappointing …

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Hello from the Inaugural Lansing Marathon!

Highlights so far: I found good beer - MBC Sunset Amber  The locals are all very excited about the inaugural marathon/half marathon/5k/relay.  It's on all the news channels, in the paper and people are talking about it in bars and restaurants that I've been in.  I even think I have a cheering squad of my …

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Two Sleeps Til – Lansing!

I woke up today with the Beastie Boys song "No Sleep'Til - Brooklyn" in my mind.  Totally brings me back to my high school days.  Yep, I'm old.  And I'm gonna admit it, I still like the Beastie Boys every once in a while.  And how about those lyrics?  They really treat women well.   …

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Random Thursday Thoughts

Random Thursday Thoughts: The taper crazies have set in.  I feel like a slug with so much resting and inactivity.  I can't wait for Sunday so I can run 26.2 miles! I had some really good advice for a friend earlier this week.   Then last night it occurred to me that I need to …

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The Marathon: My “Find Out About Me” Time

Watching the Boston marathon yesterday and tracking my friends who were running got me so excited for Lansing!  Congrats to Kristy on her first Boston finish and to my speedy coach MB  (2:58 in the heat!) and all the runners from my Lifetime running group.  I was so impressed by everyone who got out there and …

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Marathon race strategy brought to you by Dove dark chocolate!

Those of you who have been reading this blog for any length of time know that I have a slight Dove dark chocolate problem.  In addition to being delicious, it teaches me lessons.  It talks to me.  Every time I unwrap a piece of it, the messages inside the wrapper speak to me.  🙂 Today, …

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