Jingle Bell 5k

Jingle Bell 5k

I guess it’s been awhile since my last post… haven’t been much in the mood for blogging, but I have been laying down my usual miles. My last post was the day before my PR attempt at the Jingle Bell 5k in Downtown Dallas. I ran it last year, and I knew that it was dead flat and had a not-so-bad after party… not to mention, I kind of enjoy seeing all the costumes.  Pre-race – EW, Dana, Elaine,…

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Fa La La La La

Five days until Christmas, and I wish not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.  Things aren’t too hectic, actually… but all 3 kids home, 24-7… it’s like a daily tornado, and mommy needs to decompress.  Except kids home from school means I’m only left with one option to decompress… the home treadmill.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m a treadmill girl.  It’s not necessarily preferred, but I don’t mind it, and I probably train 80% of the time on one…

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Didn’t I Just Do This?

Guess what time it is?  Taper time.  Didn’t I just taper?  Two weeks post-marathon, I got out and ran a 20-miler.  Well, in all honesty, I ran 19 miles, and walked the last mile to shake out the legs.  I ran the course loop for the New Years Double, my next big race.  I plan to run a half marathon on New Years Eve (my 20th) and a full marathon on New Years Day (my 5th and my 3rd in…

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Really??? 6 Days?

My poor neglected BLOG.  It’s been 6 days since my last posting.  I guess this happens a lot around this time of year… busy with Christmas Concert, gift wrapping, parties, and well, Peppermint Bark eating.  I have a peppermint problem… and a cookie problem… and, let’s just leave it alone there. So White Rock has passed, and despite the craptacular weather we had that day, I’m ready to be back.  I’m ready to be out there again.  And I’m really…

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White Rock Marathon – The Important Things

The day after writing my race report for White Rock Marathon… I realized there were some tidbits I left out that I wanted to share – about the things I couldn’t have made it through Sunday without.  Of course, as I’m writing this, I’m watching Deadliest Catch, and I’m thinking that gear would’ve done me some good on Sunday.  OK, it might have been a little much to run in, I mean we are in Texas, not the Bering Sea. …

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White Rock Marathon Race Report

When we started out it was mid-40s, breezy, and misting outside.  The temp felt much colder because of all the moisture, so I decided to leave the ear warmers, gloves, and jacket all on… things I had planned on ditching before the race. Not sure what happened with the wave start… it took awhile to move and when we did, we all just walked across the line, which means, the course was uber-crowded.  I’m actually a big fan of the…

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Catching Up – Birthday, Winners, and Pre-White Rock

Things have been just a smidge crazy.  You know… I had a birthday, I ran a marathon.  All stuff I haven’t blogged about yet.  Oops.  So let’s play a little catch up. We last left off with my 5k PR.  Woo-hoo! Birthday Party Time I had a lovely taper, interrupted by my own birthday party.  I had zero plans for my birthday, so I made my own plans.  My awesome coach Adam flew from Arizona just to be there for…

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Sachse Turkey Trot 5k

In my last post, I left you hanging about the Sachse Turkey Trot 5k.  I know you’ve been sitting on the edge of your seat for the last 3 days waiting, right?  Ok, maybe not. So, I had been sick… massive head cold, body aches, and all sorts of just general blah feelings.  Wednesday, I was finally able to get back to my scheduled mileage, but I still felt my breathing was a bit labored.  It became a debate whether…

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Three Dozen Years

Yep, it’s my BIRTHDAY!  And that is how crazy-old I am.  It’s been a fantastic day so far!!! My birthday wish???  To meet my fundraising goal for my marathon this Sunday.  I’m raising money for Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.  My  youngest child wouldn’t be able to run if it weren’t for them!  You can donate HERE.  And I still have a few great prizes left in my giveaway HERE.  My other birthday wish???  To ROCK IT at my…

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Ft Worth Marathon 20-miler

I am way, way behind on race reports!  Hopefully amidst the crazy holiday hub-bub, I will manage to catch up before my key race this Sunday. This was my second time attending the Fort Worth Marathon.  The event occurs exactly 3 weeks prior to White Rock Marathon, the biggest marathon in the area.  A brilliant marketing move, the race director has a 20-mile option for the race – perfect for your last long run if your chosen race is White…

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