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Month: April 2012

A Resonating Article …

A Resonating Article …

Article at Competitor.com This was a great article in Competitor ‘Out there: Running is Running’ that resonated with me so much. And my favorite piece in it – “Most importantly, I never would have had the drive to keep going had my friends not celebrated my victories along the way. If I ran a 5K, my friends who have finished Ironman triathlons could have laughed and said, “Aww, 3.1 miles. That’s so cute.” But they didn’t. Instead, I got high fives…

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Why I Run

Why I Run

I ran for the first time ever on Christmas Eve 2009, the after day I signed up for my first race, the ING Georgia Half Marathon. My run was full of fear and worry, fear that in 3 months, the 13.1 miles would be far far beyond what this couch potato had imagined. I would run when my husband pushed me to. I would roll my eyes and mutter under my breath at him, but if running was the only…

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What Spikes?

What Spikes?

I got my Garmin 305 to finally read my HR monitor (simple case of asking the Garmin to recognize the monitor! Thanks to Cody at Cadence Bikes, Sandy Springs GA) and of course used it to play! I tested my resting rate as 63 in the am; after being up since 4am!  And then hopped on the treadmill at 7:30am for some speed intervals (2 x mile repeats and 2 x 800Yassos). So the chart says that my HR spiked…

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Running/Training Like a Mother

Running/Training Like a Mother

When Lorraine at Run Wifey sent an invitation for the chance to meet Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea, the authors of Run Like a Mother and Train Like a Mother (Another Mother Runner), I was super thrilled ! I love their books and their articles on Runners World.  Needless to say, it was a great event with a lot a giveaways (of course, I didn’t win any) and book reading from Train Like a Mother, the new book (which I’m kind of…

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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

What’s better than running with friends?  Hanging out with running friends, of course! Running Buddies Dawn and Shirley; who have moved on to faster pace-groups.(I need some wings on my shoes!) Dana, Dawn, Shirley, Me and Coach Karen – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!

Changing My Life

Changing My Life

February of last year, I had a sudden buildup of insanity and with only one year of faux-running “experience”, I signed up for the Chicago Marathon. After getting over my initial shock at my audacity, I joined Get Fit Atlanta to help me get to the start line.  Over the course of the next 6 months, I logged more miles than I’d thought possible, laughed with some great friends, got advice from passionate coaches, and lived and breathed in the…

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