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Morning Workouts

I’m one of those people who would love to be that perky chipper person who wakes up with a smile on her face and a spring in her step. Instead, I wake up with a few choice words, tripping over my trusty pair of Brooks by the bed, stumbling to the shower, eyes all squinty …

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RACE DAY!!!!

Well, the weather was supposed to be BAD today, but it wasn’t supposed to start until around noon. FAIL! We are lined up (all 900 of us) and ready to go when the Mayor announces that storms are a little over an hour away so we had better scoot fast! The wind was already blowing …

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RACE DAY!!!!!!

10k (6.2 miles)+ 3.18 miles= (pardon the pic. I took this of my Garmin with my blackberry) I have a love/hate thing with races. I love to race. I love the anticipation, the start line, the hope for a good ending, post-race food, the long shower and long nap. But I hate the first 2 …

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Decisions, decisions

I had an elaborate meal planned, but when it was time for dinner, I didn’t want it. I’m weird that way. I wanted something along the lines of comfort food. I’m not sick or anything, I was just craving something different. It was a great day today and I had already run, but I was …

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Changing plans

First things first: RR: 3.5 miles on the dreadmill Fasting sugar: 128 I used to be an all or nothing kinda girl. One might say I had (have?) control issues. I would start a day with all my ducks in a row, meals planned, workouts scheduled, classroom ready, clothes iron and laid out…okay I don’t …

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How to make a sandwich

First, you have to have the best ingredients. The humble sandwich gets a bad rap sometimes, but there are so many possibilities to this often overlooked creation. Thanks to a trip to Whole Foods, I was all set. Now, I’m not big on mayonnaise-ish stuff, so I rarely use it. These days, I’m relying on …

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Oatmeal and raspberries

I’ve found a new way to do oatmeal. Raspberries and granola. Wow!! Hello my frigid beauty And right before eating… This was outstanding. I added my usual flaxseed and bee pollen. The granola was Dave’s Chia raspberry walnut. Ran 3 this morning P90x Shoulders and Arms B.S-120 yay!! Pre-run—banana

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Christmas Eve—Christmas Pizza

First, I ran 4 miles on the treadmill. It’s funny, I’ve always hated the TM, but with our unusually colder weather, it’s a lifesaver. The hip is feeling fine lately, but if I don’t stretch, I’m in trouble. I foam roll daily and I think that’s the key to keeping that IT band tracking properly. …

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Sin and more sin

O’Charley’s Loaded Potato Soup and the ultimate hot chocolate in a glass Starbucks mug with whipped cream on top. Somebody seriously needs to hit me over the head. This soup is unbelievable. It is as close to the original as it gets. I was kind of bummed to find out that the main ingredients are …

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November…race month

I woke up with the run on my mind. I wish I could have jumped up and gone for it then, but I went to church, then had lunch with family and we sat around chit chattin for a couple of hours. Finally…I was off! I have a mental block with the first 2 miles. …

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Thursday….blech

I woke up from a weird terrible dream. Since I was already in the beginning stages of a sinus infection, crying only added to the exploding pressure in my head. I got up around 6 and decided to try to run a little. It’s hard to believe I used the treadmill as often as I …

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long run 5 miles

RR: 5 miles at 1:05:34 Pre-run sugar-154 Post-run SL- 87 (way too low) Shoe: Brooks Glycerine I think I figured out the shoe problem. Stability shoes were too supportive in the wrong spots. Cushion shoes were too squishy. So….today, I tried cushy shoes with those old custom orthotics. Bingo. The first mile had that nagging …

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I'm running and I'm happy

Its interesting how deciding to do this race hasn’t really changed my outlook. I made a promise to myself during the winter that I wouldn’t get caught up in HAVING to have discipline to train. And I’ve stuck to it. I still look at each day that I run as a gift. I missed so …

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Race…..dare I try??

Hmmmm…..okay, like any other OCDish person, let’s put it out there. Cons: may be too soon I know I’ll want to do the 10 miles like I want to breathe and eat donuts. ……. …….. okay, I got nothin’ else. Pros: it’s CAHABA!! My first trail race and my first and only half trail race. …

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Well, this can't be good.

Just when I think that I’ve got all the kinks out of dealing with running and diabetes, I get my ass kicked. And it’s hard not to panic and have this sky-is-falling perspective. I KNOW the dangers and possibilities of dying, but people risk death everyday. I just happen to have a quicker access. I …

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Still moving..

Today was a rest day. Imagine that. I have rest days again. I’ve had them along the way, but now that I’m running, it feels good to call it a rest day and know exactly what that means. Things are going well and I’m still not trying to beat a dead horse. I’m taking each …

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The return begins slowly

I had a total of 3.75 miles last week. This week, I’m already up to 6. I’m not sure if I should really think about it, analyze it, dwell on it, or should I just be still for once and run. The last day of therapy was uneventful. I did my usual heat and stim, …

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Stress Fracture week 3

I never came back to update, but yeah, the MRI showed a sf at the femoral neck. It’s old so the doc thinks I did it on the May trail race. It was supposed to be 10 miles and I trained for 10 miles, but due to a missing (ie..stolen) flag marker, a big group …

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