GIVE ME….

April 15, 2015
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Over the last few weeks I’ve been frustrated as far as running goes.  Frustrated that I’ve been sick and exhausted.  Frustrated about that foot issue I had so close to the race.  Frustrated that I have had to do 99% of my training on the treadmill and nervous that my treadmill running legs aren’t ready for the ups or the downs of the course.  I’ve been trying to think of a million different ways to change my mindset and I […]

My eyes are pink and tips from a 15:04 5ker!

April 15, 2015
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I forgot to tell you, I woke up yesterday with my eyes sealed shut.  Fake eyelashes make this situation especially tricky to undo.  Luckily,  I started on the eye drops right away so I won’t be contagious for much longer.  For some reason I thought pink eye was just a kid thing… nope, turns out it is a 29 year old thing too.  I don’t know why my body is so angry at me lately, I need to find a […]

Tuesday Tangents.

April 14, 2015
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5 miles that felt like death with a side of heavy wind.  2 miles @ 8:00, 2 miles @ 6:50, 1 mile @ 9:00.   Man, I better feel like myself again on Monday.  Special request to any of you reading this right now—>  cross all of your fingers and toes that I will be fully recovered by Monday.  OR if you have some sort of good luck charm that has worked for you in the past, please FedEx it […]

Why we perform so much better at races vs training runs + my marathon playlist.

April 14, 2015
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It is always interesting to me that on race day we are able to pull out paces that we wouldn’t normally be able to do in training.  Sure there are races where things just don’t go our way and there are factors that take us away from our goals BUT there are a lot of things that help us to preform our very best at our races.   Here are some of the factors that I find help me to […]

The taper makes us all a bit crazy.

April 13, 2015
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I decided to celebrate running again (it had been three whole days since my last run!!) with a blurry picture.  I am still not feeling super great (better at least:) but a run was just what the doctor ordered. I just feel so lucky that this little bug hit me last Friday and not this next weekend!  I lucked out because I am positive I will be fine by this weekend. This run was the first time my head cleared […]

The week of a race I like to…. and Boston training week #15

April 13, 2015
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But first, a few things that happened yesterday: -Brooke went to church with my parents (I stayed home just in case I am still contagious) and she came back with some art work.  Brooke insists on climbing up to the front seat door to get out of the car:) -Made myself some blueberry power cakes for breakfast.   -Drove the remote control car off of the couch close to 400 times and watched Brooke laugh hysterically after each time.   […]

My first skipped workout of this training cycle & 2 Boston things.

April 12, 2015
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I left the house one time yesterday.  My mom picked us up to get the one thing that actually sounded good to my sore throat and we ate it in the car.  Added bonus—>  I need all of the anti-oxidants that I can get.   I had the Brazilian Acai Bowl (from Aubergine) and it was everything I could ask for.  I have a feeling that this is going to be a new expensive habit. When I first told Brooke […]