10 Things I wish I knew then…

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Recently I have been around a lot of newer runners.  Watching them as they train.  Some just working up to being able to run a mile, some training for their first half marathon and others building toward that very first … Continue reading

Finding Peace on the Trails

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Yesterday started off and ended GREAT!  It was a beautiful crisp morning and I just knew something good was in the air.I had a couple issues with my work programs throughout the day and still had some residual cold issues … Continue reading

Marine Corp Marathon Recap

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Beware….long recap ahead. Sunday morning came with ease.  I had some pizza early Saturday evening and went to bed later than I wanted but I felt rested and ready.  I got around while the crew slept peacefully in the room. … Continue reading

Air Force Marathon Recap

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This is going to be long…but it is a race recap sooooo that’s ok right?! Let me start with Friday..I left work and headed to Ohio to get there in time to pick up my packet.  It was a 3.5 … Continue reading

Air Force Marathon: T minus 2 Days

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There is only 2 days and approximately 3 miles between me and my first full marathon.  So I wanted to share with you guys how my week has been going as this day FINALLY comes around. For those of you … Continue reading

8 Days and a 20 Mile Run!

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Where do I even start for this post.  I guess I can back up to the end of July when I last wrote something.  I just needed a break.  I needed to focus on being a good mom, girlfriend and … Continue reading

The ‘First’ Long Run and Positive Thinking

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Marathon training is moving right along and I have been having a blast!  My coach Kyle has been giving me GREAT workouts that really challenge me physically but also make me realize how much I love the hard work.  I feel … Continue reading

Clear Lake 10k

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This was me and Dares third time running this race, so we knew the drill and were excited for it to come around.  This is the only 10k we run each year, so it is a pretty big deal.  We … Continue reading

Battle Creek Half Marathon

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This recap will be a little different than normal.  I was a pacer for the 11 min/mile group for the inaugural BCHM, so this is more my experience with that and my overall thoughts on the race.  I will still … Continue reading