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Month: March 2011

Georgia Half Marathon – Course and Elevation

Georgia Half Marathon – Course and Elevation

Hills , hills and more hills. A largely pretty course taking me through areas I had never been! More hills. The “biggest” hills (to me) was the one coming out of Piedmont Park, and the one(s) passing through Georgia Tech. The most deceptive hill is the one after Georgia Tech onto Marietta St (the last mile). I couldn’t see the hill, but my legs could feel it. Drove down to the start (MARTA doesn’t run that early on weekends anymore)….

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Georgia Publix Half Marathon 2012

Georgia Publix Half Marathon 2012

I suppose I really should do a race report before the week is up. As usual, I spent hours trying to figure out my finish time and my pace and my splits and my …. Last year I finished in 3:09:10. My PR during thanksgiving was 2:59:49. McMillan calculator predicted a 2:51 finish (based on my 5k time in the soaking rain at Resolution Run). I was hoping for a 2:48 finish, would have been happy at 2:51 as predicted…

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An Year of a Difference

An Year of a Difference

March 21, 2010 – My first half marathon. Signed up in a fit without respect for the distance. Trained diligently, but hobbled crying across the finish line in 3:09:10 March 20, 2010 – My 5th half marathon. Signed up to see how far my mind and body had come. Trained hardcore and pulled 10-12mile weekend runs consistently. Grinned cheerfully while crossing the finish line at 2:48:39 What a difference an year has made!What an amazing difference the year has made!

Running releases more than just Sweat

Running releases more than just Sweat

All of Friday and Saturday morning, my mind was filled with negativity, self doubts, worry, regrets, frustration, anger, and … you name it.  All ingredients for a migraine. So I ran. I ran to forget my present. I ran to take out my frustration. I ran to prove a point to myself. But running that day was far more therapeutic. More powerful than me trying to channel negativity into something better. Running released the frustration I had. I had a…

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Signing My Life Away

Signing My Life Away

That’s what I did … when I signed up for the Chicago Marathon.I filled out the registration form and navigated away from it 7 times (yes, I counted) before I hit the ‘Submit’ button.I let the active.com session expire 4 times before I hit the ‘Submit’ button.I drove the husband nuts by alternating between elation and self-doubts while on the registration form.I caused my blood pressure to shoot through the roof when I finally got the confirmation email.I was among…

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Disney Princess Half Marathon 2011

Disney Princess Half Marathon 2011

    The Disney Princess Half Marathon. Me, the anti-princess mom got swallowed by the Disney marketing magic (it was the promise of a Tiara medal that did it for me). The kidlet’s 5th birthday was the same week and I convinced the husband to celebrate it in Disney and I was waiting for this day like a giddy schoolgirl. It started the day before as went to the Wide World of Sports for the Expo.       The expo was…

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