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Month: September 2012

Chicago – To Do List

Chicago – To Do List

This is more for my benefit than as a regular blog post. But it might end up helping someone else traveling to a race too. Pack Running Bag/Carry On Race Confirmation Ticket. iFitness Fuel Belt: 8 Gu attached, + 2 more in my skirt pocket. Nuun. Tylenol. Aquaphor tube. $20 cash. Attach hooks to fuel belt to clip on stuff, if needed. Race Outfit Normal Weather: Tshirt (Long, Short, Tank). Skirt. Bra. Black compression socks. Visor. Sunglasses. Headphones. Ziploc.Cold Weather: Gloves…

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Goals for Chicago 2012

Goals for Chicago 2012

I could make this as complicated as possible or keep it as simple as possible. Plan A++ : 5:30 for a pace of 12:35.McMillan recommended long run: 12:17 to 13:21; My long runs(when I’ve been serious): ~13:20 Avr. Yasso800: 5:10So everything points to the fact that I should be able to come pretty close to Plan A++ Pacing: 5 miles – avr. 13:20, 10 miles – avr 13:10, 15 miles – 13:00, 20 miles – 12:50/12:35, End – 12:35 Plan A:…

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Michaela – Blazing Run Happiness

Michaela – Blazing Run Happiness

Continuing forward from the 10 Running Relation Questions started on Another Mother Runner, I am profiling some of my mother runner friends who don’t have a blog. These girls are my friends in real life, have been a motivation for me to start and continue to be an inspiration to me. Last time, we met Ashley, a BAMR running in Phoenix Heat with a Double Stroller. Today, I am introducing you to Michaela, another military wife and mom to Will (6) and Evan (3). Diagnosed with…

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Food Journal – Bread & Rice and More Bread & Rice

Food Journal – Bread & Rice and More Bread & Rice

I mentioned in my last post about jumping on Lorraine at Run Wifey Run’s #DoBetter project and borrowing her idea to keep a photo food journal. I didn’t take pictures of anything last week, so I decided to use stock internet photos to just give me an idea of what I ate. Most of this is from my sporadic My Fitness Pal entries and memory. Last Week (Stock Photos), Missing some food and missing weekend – All still under my…

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Visual Accountability

Visual Accountability

I’ve been very proud of my weight loss and running goals. And the past few weeks has been amazing and made me feel even more proud. I was featured on #runchat and on Another Mother Runner: Follow this Mother . People who have known me from ages ago have commented on how much I’ve changed – not just my size, but also my outlook towards exercise and having fun! I’m very proud, so very proud. But … in the short term I’ve…

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Fastinista – Fall into Fall

Fastinista – Fall into Fall

The long hot and humid summer had me longing for Fall temperature. And on the first weekend after labor day and the official end of summer, I wished and willed for Fall to start with a Fall outfit. Starting with my trusty SparkleTech Skirt, this print aptly named ‘Autumn’ . There is a lot of Red and Black in the skirt, but just enough of orange shades that a generic orange T-shirt will go perfectly with it.

Fastinista – Mom who dreams of Island Paradise

Fastinista – Mom who dreams of Island Paradise

I love my running outfits and always (well, almost always) try to be coordinated and look put together. I am not fast, so I might as well look pretty while running! And looking good makes me feel good about my running! I always start my outfit with my skirt. We all had ordered the Peacock Island SparkleTech and thats what we decided to wear together. Gorgeous vibrant colors that neither the stock picture nor our modeling picture does justice. Karen…

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