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Running Base Building Week #4

Last week’s running review was possible an appetizer for this week. While this week wasn’t as bad, it wasn’t great. I did get in 3 different running workouts. Some were more walking than running. I just felt off and weird and I was struggling. I hope I’m not getting sick because in my past running …

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Couch to 5K (3.1) miles

I took my first steps to running using this program. Actually, my first run was early in the morning wearing khaki shorts and a t-shirt on a cold day in February, 2005. That wasn’t very smart, but I was desperate for sleep. I knew from long ago days of track and basketball that if I …

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Running Goals for 2019

For the first installment of Monday Miles, I’m taking a hard look at what I want to do in my running shoes for 2019.  2018 wasn’t the best year for running. I was injured and overweight for most of it and I didn’t have the most fun. I’m 14 days into 2019 and it’s already …

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Running Base Building Week 2

What a difference a week makes. Sometimes the motivation is high and things just go right. That was this week. It was a wild week at school and things are getting more stressful. Getting outside to pound some pavement (instead of pounding adult faces) was absolutely necessary to my mental health.  With morning CrossFit classes …

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Streaking All the Way

Are you a streaker? Running streakers are people who run minimum of 1 mile every day. Some people do it for a limited time for a challenge. Some do it with a group of people like running clubs or virtual streaks. Some start streaking just to see how long they can do it. With the …

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Pre-marathon Training

Taking on an 18 week marathon training plan is daunting. What’s even more daunting is pre-marathon training. If you’re not in running shape to complete a 5 mile long run on the first week, then you’re not ready to start the 18 weeks. Not to say that it’s not possible, but it’s not going to …

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Running into Spring

On on hand, this has crawled by with turtle paces. It’s been busy, that’s for sure. Then again, here I am staring at Friday again and I’m not sure if I need sleep or coffee or a hug. We are in that special time of year. Kinda Spring. Kinda Winter. The calendar reads Spring. We …

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Running Wild

Pneumonia be gone!! Now that my lungs are clear, I have new shoes to throw on and miles to go and books to read and coffee always. I’m so not in racing shape, but I’m not stressing at all. I have goals and I have realities. Until the lungs finally healed up, the goals had …

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Running Reflection

January 2018 is off to a smashing start.  By “smashing”, I mean I haven’t even turned on my Garmin. It’s colder than Elsa’s castle and I just haven’t felt like turning on the treadmill. I’m still fighting off this weird “flu-like” virus that keeps trying to jump on me every few days and I’m not …

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