F*@K Mother Nature

Happy Spring (?)! It sure doesn't feel like the first day of spring when our temps are single digits in the morning with double digit BELOW zero windchills.  Ugggg.  I have been super crabby the past few days and I have NO doubt that it is, in part, due to this sucky weather.  It's funny, …

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Just call me The Postman

I'm like the Postman - there isn't any weather that will keep me from getting the job done.* Facebook and twitter and the radio and newspapers were all FILLED with Minnesotans talking about how cold it was today.  The weather people were calling it "dangerously" cold and warning of frost bite occurring within minutes.  Well, …

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Kicking Off 2012 With a HM PR!

I ran the Polar Dash Half Marathon this morning, kicking off 2012 with a 4+ minute PR (sort of*). Stats: 1:40:33 (7:41 pace) 8/191 female 4/34 female 40 - 44 age group 53/396 overall I wasn't sure what to expect for this race today, given the last minute snow storm and the crazy wind that …

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The Good, The Bad and The Rainy

First track workout of the Grandma's Marathon Advanced Training plan was scheduled for today.  Not ideal when the forecast called for 100% chance of rain and wind all day.  Uggggg!  Delay it til tomorrow?  Nope - tomorrow's forecast calls for rain and snow.  Uggggg!  Plus, delaying it til later this week would stack an interval …

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Love me some spring running!

I'm loving running this week.  The weather is PERFECT for running.  Not too cold.  Not too hot.  The snow has all melted, so the paved park trails are open again for running.  I love it!  I love that I don't need to get up ultra-early on the weekends to get my long run in before …

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Race Week!

I'm super excited for the Little Rock Marathon on Sunday!  I'm excited to travel somewhere I've never been (even if it is Arkansas), for the challenge, the pre-race excitement at the starting line, the pain (weird, I know!), the feeling of getting to mile 25 and knowing there is just one mile left, crossing the …

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