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Running Talk with a 9yo!

Yesterday, I decided my test run should be done outside.  I wanted to see if the uphills and downhills made the leg any more or less uncomfortable.  I knew I might try for 2-3 miles if things felt better, so I didn’t think Lily could make it that far (she was begging to come).  Patrick, however, didn’t want to come.  But I wanted the company to help keep my pace down.  So, poor kid was forced to run with mom….

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Big D Marathon – Spectating

Big D Marathon was a big day for Team Racing It Off. (Holly F, Holly C, Me, Denya, Christina, Samantha) Team Holly (Holly C and Holly F) and Team Thelma & Louise (Christina and Samantha) would be taking on their first full marathon.  Denya, though she had an issue earlier in the week, was feeling better and decided to attempt marathon 2.  Her plan was to stick with Christina and Samantha for as long as she could. Christina and Samantha…

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Big D Marathon – The Pre-amble

Be shocked, blogging 2 days in a row.  I might just go overboard and go for 3 days in a row or more.  Call me crazy! Anyhow, I’m skipping over a few things that happened prior to Big D (like Teas Independence Relay) because this is what is fresh on my mind, and frankly what inspired me to get back at the blogging.  Big D was an important race this year… four of the girls I coach were going to…

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Rock n Roll Dallas

Yes, I know… I posted on the day of the expo and then nada.  No worries, I’m still here.  I’ve just had a lot of stuff going on and unfortunately blogging wasn’t in the top priorities. But here I am, and I have A LOT of catching up to do… hopefully I’ll be getting to it all in the next week or so.  But first, Rock n Roll Dallas…(BTW, I was a terrible blogger this time and took ZERO photos……

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Rock n Roll Dallas Expo and The Plan

It’s almost time to call it a night and get some sleep to prepare for Rock n Roll Dallas Half Marathon.  This is THE key half marathon for me this year.  I won’t really be attempting to PR on any of the other halves I have planned.  So mentally, this race is just as big to me as any marathon. Robin D, Monica, and I headed to the expo on Friday (did I mention that Robin’s hubs is a saint…

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I’m Back!

I didn’t plan a break from blogging, but I needed it.  I don’t really know why, but I did.  And I’m glad I took the break, but I’ve missed my blogging friends terribly (well, the ones I don’t text and tweet on a daily basis).  I’ve missed the feedback and support.  And I’ve missed being up-to-date on your blogs and commenting on them.  But I feel refreshed and ready to blog again!  (I just realized this whole paragraph says a…

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Cowtown Half Marathon Race Recap

I signed up for Cowtown knowing I would want to get back into the swing of things after the 50, but I also didn’t have a clue where I would be in terms of recovery.  I’m still not really sure where I am in terms of recovery.  Some days everything works like clockwork, other days, I am way more fatigued than I should be for low levels of effort.  So I signed up for the half marathon.  I’m glad I…

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Rocky Raccoon the Aftermath

10 days… it’s been 10 days since I last posted.  I don’t think I’ve ever gone that long without posting.  I’ve had a tidal wave of lazy with regards to my blog the last 10 days.  Post-ultra, I was emotionally spent.  It took me days to get to a point where a commercial about dry-erase markers didn’t make me cry.  It was weird because I’m not a hyper-emotional person.  I’m, for the most part, very logic-driven.  After that came the…

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Rocky Raccoon 50-miler Race Recap

…otherwise known as longest race report ever (but it seems appropriate since it was my longest race ever). My emotions are still raw from yesterday.  It was the most intense day of my life.  There’s no way I can do the whole experience justice… I left midday on Friday, and I headed straight to the hotel in Huntsville.  Total coincidence, my room was right next door to Suann, who was also running the 50.  I hopped a ride with her…

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3M Half Marathon Race Recap

Once upon a time in a land far far away (ok, back in June), Tricia (Endurance Isn’t Only Physical) and I decided we would run the Austin 3M Half Marathon together.  It was supposed to be flat and fast, and we had discussed with Coach Adam (yes, he coaches both of us… pity him) about pushing each other to a 2-hr half marathon at that race.  But then life happened… Tricia’s went and injured herself, and I, of course, signed…

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