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Running the Flying Pig Marathon?
Tuesday, November 11, 2008      1 comments

If you are interested in starting a sparkteam for Runners doing the Flying pig, please post a reply to me here!... Read more
I ran a marathon today (race report)
Sunday, October 19, 2008      21 comments

The morning started with an apple, a power bar, some water, and putting a race pace tattoo on my arm. My husband and I could see the start line from our hotel room, so we didn't leave until around 7:00 for the 7:30 start. It was absolutely FR... Read more
Reggae Run race report
Sunday, October 05, 2008      4 comments

Ault park was packed with people for the 15th reggae run. The weather was nice - not too hot and not too cold. My husband dropped me up at the bottom of the hill and I ran up to get a warmup in. When we lined up, I stood in the front of the p... Read more
The rules of the taper diet...
Friday, September 26, 2008      3 comments

My taper starts at the end of my 20 miler on Sunday. I can't wait to taper - I have been working so hard. But, with taper comes less running, and with less running, a need for less eating (what? Less eating?) When I tapered for the flyin... Read more
Doubting myself?
Sunday, September 14, 2008      7 comments

OK, my 20 miler didn't go as planned today. I actually only got through 15. It seemed like everything was going wrong: I didn't have enough water on my second pass around the loop, it was VERY windy (Thank you, IKE), my iPod was bugging me bec... Read more
The monster month is here...
Sunday, September 07, 2008      5 comments

The hardest month in marathon training. I have 170 miles on the training agenda this month. I know I'll be ready for this race - I will have done 4 twenty mile runs by the time I taper. I'm thinking about doing 22 next week. The trail I'm d... Read more
Feeling down
Monday, August 18, 2008      3 comments

I am working so hard, but I feel HUGE right now. Not muscular, but bloated and fat. That scale keeps going up, up up and it's driving me crazy. It's just making me so down right now. It doesn' t really matter what I eat, I seem to gain... Read more
Managing Training and Work
Saturday, August 09, 2008      3 comments

Ok, I go back to work this week. Well, the students don't start until August 19, but I have a week of work coming up. So, now I have to balance training and work. When I trained for Flying Pig, I was already working, so had to incorporate tra... Read more
Race Report - Darn that iPOD!!
Monday, August 04, 2008      3 comments

I ran the Lady Distance Classic yesterday. It turned out to be a nice day, and a course that was much hillier (is that a word) than I realized when I drove it. It seemed flat, but in reality only miles 1-2 were flat. I ended up with a time a... Read more
Racing this weekend!
Thursday, July 31, 2008      2 comments

I have a 10K on Sunday. I have been feeling a little tired this week, because I did my 16 miler instead of stepping back. Here's how I'm doing a mini taper for this race. I didn't run today - it was raining anyway. I'm going to a muscle pump ... Read more
It's crazy stuff...
Tuesday, July 22, 2008      2 comments

OK, this heat is crazy stuff. I get up at 4 on long run day, get soaked, need body glide where I've never needed body glide before, and the guy on the corner who sells newspapers during the night looks at me like I'm insane (as he puffs away on... Read more
Intensity is picking up...
Friday, July 11, 2008      1 comments

OK - This week, I will have run 31 miles after my long run on Sunday. It's my longest run so far. I've been doing pretty good with strength training. During the school year, I find it hard to fit it all in, so I don't do it as much. If I... Read more
Run, run, run
Thursday, June 26, 2008      4 comments

I'm deep in the middle of week 2 of marathon training; only 16 to go! It sounds like a lot, but could go really quickly. Since I'm a teacher, I tend to think of summer vacation as downhill from the 4th of July. Thankfully my hardest 6 weeks o... Read more
Getting back into the swing of training!
Monday, June 09, 2008      0 comments

OK, so we got back from Hilton Head on Saturday. It was a great vacation - we did a lot of things that were family oriented - a hay ride, fireworks, a nature walk, go to the beach (I love the beach), bike ride, and we took John on a pony ride. ... Read more
Summer's here
Tuesday, May 20, 2008      0 comments

Wow, Memorial Day weekend! My favorite weekend of the year - I just love to walk onto the pool deck and look at the bright blue water and smell the chlorine. It brings back memories of swimming for the Y and working at the Y during high school... Read more

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