So about that whole marathon thing…

October 2, 2015
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Wednesday night was miserable.  I was up for 4 hours in so much pain that I was doing that thing when you feel so awful—> you reevaluate your whole life and what you are going to do better when you get a chance to feel well again (I’ve got a long to-do list now).   Later on in the day I finally got to make an appointment with a Gastroenteroligst.  I was sick of being sick and the urgent care […]

This is why you can’t take running too seriously.

October 1, 2015
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Yep, ended up here yesterday but we will get to that towards the end… I woke up yesterday, felt kind of nauseated and so I decided to wait to eat until after my run.  I did 4.5 miles on the treadmill (PS yes, my legs are orange… it’s not from too many sweet potatoes but from a sunless tanner) and I felt kind of like myself again while I was running which put me on cloud 9.   8:30 pace […]

Sentence Per Picture!!!!

September 30, 2015
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Met the parents for dinner and had a container of rice because at this point rice and white skinless potatoes are the only things I have found that my stomach handles (I had a piece of toast later on last night and my stomach hated me for it).   Brooke was really into the fortune cookies. I coveted my mom’s sweet and sour chicken the whole time… the best Chinese dish there ever was. Sure love this woman and ps […]

Our doubts.

September 29, 2015
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Today I had my last run in my favorite canyon before the marathon.  There have been many many runs done in this canyon over the last 16 weeks in preparation for this marathon.  There has been a lot of sweat, frustration, confidence built, paces hit, laughs, gu eaten, focus and growth along this little trail.     Just one more shoe selfie with all of the leaves if that is okay with you. While today felt better than my last […]

10 things to think about race week and CORNBELLY’S

September 29, 2015
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We are all season pass holders for Cornbelly’s and pretty thrilled about it.    Cornbelly’s is a huge Halloween/Fall carnival at Thanksgiving Point and it is Brooke’s idea of heaven. She spent a majority of the time studying the map (she did for the whole car ride home too). A gorgeous sunset.   We will be back a lot over the next month.  A lot.   ——————————————————-  Runners understand that race week—>  IS A VERY IMPORTANT WEEK:)  The more races […]

He told me I am crazy and two more runs to deposit…

September 28, 2015
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Last week was just not my week… I hit a pole with my brand new car.  I had my jeep for 9 years and never once made even a scratch on that thing…  but of course I scrape up my new car within just a few weeks of owning it.   When I dropped it off to the guy fixing it he asked me where my ride home was.  I told him I was going to run the 4.5 miles […]

What is going on with my stomach, puts things in perspective and St. George Marathon Training Week #15

September 28, 2015
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But first a few of our normal random things… -These two doggies are with us at all times these days.  -Chilled on the porch with my parents.   My mom is doing really well—> She is resting a lot and they are still testing her heart out to see if that caused the stroke in her eye.   -A friend brought Brooke a homemade oreo and just like a normal oreo—>  she just ate the center. -This post from Runners […]