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Month: May 2014

Three Things Tuesday – The Bike Version

Three Things Tuesday – The Bike Version

While I ended 2013 with the best of intentions to continue triathlons, about 2 months into this year I decided that I was going to focus on running instead. I love the 3 sports individually but putting them all together freaks me out, especially the bike! And then there is a little matter of cross fit that I’ve taken up. So the bike that was put on the trainer in winter gathered dust and cobwebs … until my running buddies…

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My First Murph at Crossfit

My First Murph at Crossfit

Today, I completed my first Murph, a well known hero Crossfit WOD. Murph is a special WOD that a lot (almost all?) crossfitters do on Memorial Day which consists of a 1 mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 pushups, 300 squats, 1 mile run.  It is named so in honor of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, who was killed in Afghanistan. You can read about the story behind Murph here. My box, Crossfit East Cobb had a huge turnout for the 9:00am session of…

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Three Things Tuesday – New Job

Three Things Tuesday – New Job

I don’t usually write about personal going ons in my blog (would people even be interested in reading about it?), but since my personal life affected my training life, I think personal stuff needs a mention just this once. And then I realized that it also very neatly makes up for Three Things Tuesday (or Thursday, which is what today is, by the time I finally published the blog post)! Just when I announced my rather full race schedule for…

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Schedule of Races for the rest of 2014

Schedule of Races for the rest of 2014

2 weeks ago, I did not have a fall race on my schedule. Now, I have a heavy schedule of races for the rest of 2014. And in spite of some life changes including my littlest minion starting Kindergarden, I have goals for every one of these races.  I’ll most probably be carried away and add races to this tweak this slightly, but here is my race schedule as it stands for the rest of the year. July 4th: Peachtree…

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Tribute to Roger Bannister’s Sub-4 Mile

Tribute to Roger Bannister’s Sub-4 Mile

Last week, I came across a post from Dan @ Running Dan, encouraging everyone to run their fastest mile on May 6th as a tribute to Roger Bannister’s Sub-4 Mile. And so I did. Although the sub-4 mile is known even to non-runners, here is a short background. On May 6th, 1954, Roger Bannister ran a mile race in three minutes 59.4 seconds. The first person recorded to have run a sub-4 minute mile. Although the record stood only for 46…

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Running the Ragnar Relay Napa Valley

Running the Ragnar Relay Napa Valley

Running a Ragnar Relay has been on my bucket list of races and when Dimity and Sarah (SBS), the awesome ladies at Another Mother Runner announced their Ragnar Napa contest, I didn’t want to miss a chance running the Ragnar Relay Napa Valley! I don’t usually send in my entries, mainly because I have very little creative imagination and very little time. But this time I had lots of time and with some help from my minions, I sent in my entry. And today –…

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Mother’s Day Picks for the Mother Runner

Mother’s Day Picks for the Mother Runner

As a runner (and sometimes wannabe triathlete), I always hope for gifts that are running related. After all, our lives as a mother and runner is so intertwined. Why not get something that I’m going to use, and that will put a smile on my face every time I use it? And although my husband refuses to buy me anything more running related, my kids know that I appreciate my running gear more than jewelry and that I value a…

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