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Why St. Jude?

Miracles. They happen every day at St. Jude and a family in Tennessee prays for one every day. My sister and her friend were expecting babies within 3 months of each other in 2010. One boy and one girl. And they were perfect. They still are 🙂 We fell in love with our little Jackson …

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Oh yeah, baby SECOND WIND

I’m coming down to the end of marathon training and along with that comes the famed “taper madness”. Common knowledge suggests that it takes a minimum of 2-3 weeks to recover from a 20+ mile training run. You want fresh legs on marathon day. However, I know from past races, that the prime time for …

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What does that mean?

Common abbreviations, terminology, and shorthand ways of reading and posting workouts WOD: Workout of the Day #: simple sign for pounds (lbs). It’s the “pound” sign on phones and smart phones. AMRAP: As many rounds as possible SDHP: Sumo deadlift high pulls KB: Kettle bells T2B: Toes to Bar K2E: Knees to elbows Squat: just …

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What running has done for me.

I understand the speed limit signs in Canada. The doctor fell asleep during my stress test. I know every PR for every possible distance down to the hundredth of a second, every race I’ve ever run, the finish times….but I have hard time remembering my home phone number and family birthdays. I can say “fartlek” …

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The first marathon-two versions.

Many moons ago, the Persians and the Greeks were fighting a war against each other. In Greece, two major cities had formed, Athens and Sparta. They were a large distanced away from each other and decided they needed each other’s help to defend their lands from the Persians. The Athens needed the help of Sparta. …

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Change in Plans

I have the St. Jude Marathon coming up in 8 weeks. My last 3 weekends have been nothing. No running. No working out. Just recovery from injury and illness. Obviously, I won’t be able to continue with my training schedule the way I planned it. I need to modify it and keep going. I will …

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What to do now?

The mandatory break from exercise is about to drive me insane. I got my latest CPK numbers to see if the rhabdo is still working its way through my body. I’m only down to 12,000. Yes, I’m glad I haven’t regressed. I just wish I could recover much faster. I’m really tired. All muscles are …

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Running? What’s that??

Hey guess what? I’ve got a race Saturday. A big one. One that I’ve been so excited about since I ran it last year. I’ve talked non-stop about Twisted Ankle for the past few months. I did my last long run of 14 miles at a trail in MS over Easter Weekend. That was the …

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Ice bath anyone?

(I’m wearing shorts, Mom. See them in the lower left corner) Why in the world am I torturing myself? So I can get out of bed Monday morning. Let me back up. I’ve got a huge race in 6 weeks. Today was long run day of 9 miles on the trails and hills. Preparation for …

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Training plans

With spring running and racing gearing up, I’ve decided to stick to a rather structured training plan. The problem I’ve found is my tried and true distance plans do not quite fit the needs I have for the upcoming races this spring. My first main race is a trail half marathon with a 970ft elevation …

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