Panic mode

1 10 2014

I’m getting panicy about my marathon. I’m stressed about getting all my training runs in, I don’t want to push too hard, but I need to get my milage up, and fast.

September was an awesome month of activity, but not great in the running department. It looks like I’ll be running 17 miles this weekend. I know 20 miles is the magic training number for marathons, but right now I’m counting on 17. If this run goes (good or bad as long as I get it done) I’ll have more confidence.

I’m breaking in my new shoes

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I want the nice and comfy on race day. I’ve put several miles on them so far, and they seem to be good.

45 days til Richmond.





Dumbo Double Dare

31 08 2014

I came

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I saw

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I conquered

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Recap after I sleep!





Training Thursday: goals

14 08 2014

On the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, I’ll be linking up with: Cassandra, Montana, and Julie for Training Thursday!

There’s only a few more months in the year, I’ve already run 2 half marathons, and a 25k, so what’s left ?? My goals for the rest of 2014:

1-Run Dumbo’s Double Dare

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A) in 3 hrs 20 min-ULTIMATE goal
B) in 3hrs 30 min-pretty realistic
C) in 3hrs 45 min-I’d be happy
D) finish-must do!

2) Run Richmond Marathon

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I just want to finish, preferably in 5 hrs or less, but really just want to cross the finish line.

3-Tulsa Run 15k

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Goal time 1hr 30min
Plan to PR

4-cross train. All kinds, all the time! I’d really like to start swimming, but I don’t have a lap appropriate swim suit, and I really don’t want to find one. I’m a two piece kinda girl.

5-eat healthy, but not beat myself up over indulging. I’m not calling it cheating, that’s a step in the right direction. Sometimes a girl needs some bread pudding.

6-Yoga. I haven’t been going to yoga as much as I should. I’m making it my priority at the gym.

7-Sleep. Getting enough sleep is just as important as nutrition and training, and I’ve been lacking in the good sleep department.

Add your link:





I’m a little indecisive

8 07 2014

So I totally picked a marathon, wrote out a training plan, and was set on running in Tulsa…then I started thinking about other races.

I read this article. And wanted to run ALL of them. Luckily a lot of them were sold out. After doing more research, I decided to run

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The Richmond Marathon.

It’s only a week earlier than Route 66, so there isn’t too much tweaking to be done to the training plan. And the race is on a Saturday, which I LOVE. It’s not at home, so the large family and friends cheering section and sleeping in my own bed are out. But we are staying at the Westin and they have comfy beds, and I know I’ll have a cheerleader and maybe a running buddy in the course.

And just so you know, I’ve been looking at this.





The start of back to back runs

21 06 2014

This weekend begins running 2 days in a row. I’m not a streaker, not a run everydayer, I need my rest! So running 2 days in a row is new to me, but that’s what I signed up for, so I’ve gotta practice!

This morning I ran 1 mile (that was weird too, I didn’t want to stop) with Ella, and 2 Minnie Mouses (Minnie Mice?) in the stroller. And tomorrow I’ll run 7 miles. I’m still recovering from some intense squats on Wednesday, so it felt good to loosen up my legs today, hopefully they feel good tomorrow.

The humidity is still bad, the air is THICK. I need to use my inhaler before I run, otherwise I’m struggling out there. Im still happy it’s summer, I love spending the day in the pool!

So, since we are talking about another Disney race, let’s talk about costumes. I’m thinking Maleficent for the 10k.

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I saw the new movie, and I’m in love with her. I don’t know who I want to be for the half: Princess Leia, Padme, Marie from Aristocats, Mrs. Incredible…





Are you ready for summer training?

18 06 2014

The humidity is here, the heat is here, and in Saturday we can officially say SUMMER IS HERE! I love summer, and sun, and all things hot!

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BUT summer training, you know the super early morning runs, the buckets of sweat, the weird tan lines…I don’t love those.

I’ve been looking through books, websites, my work schedule…
trying to get a training schedule in place for both Dumbos Double Dare in August and Route 66 in November.

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It’s exhausting just thinking about running 20 miles for training. I using some of the principles from Run Less Run Faster and Jeff Galloway to perfect my schedule. I’m thinking either 20 or 22 miles will be my longest training run!

Are you ready for the hot , Hot, HOT training this summer?





The marathon winner

13 06 2014

I have decided on a marathon…

Route 66

in Tulsa, Ok (home) on November 23.

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Many factors influence my decision:
1) no travel=less stress, especially with 2 kids
2) sleeping in my own bed
3) Morgan has a work retreat the weekend of 2 of the races I was thinking about
4) a special First Marathon medal
5) family and friends can support me
6) it was my first half, so it’s kinda cool to make if my first full too

I’ve mapped out a training plan. It’s good use of nervous energy-how the heck am I going to run 26.2 miles?

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I’m still working out all the training details, what should my longest run be? When to do hills or speed work? Can I fit in another half this fall?