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Looking back at 2018

Looking back at 2018

I went back on my blog to look through past posts to compare my goals of 2018 to what was actually accomplished, but other than a vague I need to try for the sub 5:30 marathon time again after the failure at Marine Corps Marathon in 2017, looks like I never wrote any goals down!! Was it an oops on my part on a very very sparse blogging year, or was it a deliberate thought of seeing where the year…

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Summer Holidays 2018 Recap

Summer Holidays 2018 Recap

Summer has flown by and school has started in our neck of woods, and hopefully the blog can emerge from woodworks too! It’s been way too long since I’ve consistently written – in part because of summer schedules and in part because of injury and not wanting to whine about it. So maybe instead of a weekly recap, this should be a season recap of the summer holidays! So let’s see what we did over summer …  We ended the…

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Weekly Training Recap – Here we go again!

Weekly Training Recap – Here we go again!

After Marine Corps Marathon, and London Marathon before that, I said that the next time I ran a marathon, it’d be as a fun run without any goals and expectations and hence my training would similarly be simple and stress free. But that nagging goal remained and as I’d always suspected, I decided to give it another go.  A group of us running friends signed up for Revel Mt. Hood in Oregon on July 28th. With 16 weeks to race…

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High Intensity and High Volume – 3 Weeks to MCM

High Intensity and High Volume – 3 Weeks to MCM

With a relatively easy fallback last week, this week was a high volume high intensity week. I started the week a bit tired and a lot sore.  Monday – Yogalates Perfect start to the week with lots of hip openers. Tuesday – My babysitter quit on me by text. (I am still fuming about the younger generation texting important information like quitting or breakup. Face up and learn to have uncomfortable conversations!) I was tried running to figure out a plan…

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Picking up from a scrappy week – 5 Weeks to MCM

Picking up from a scrappy week – 5 Weeks to MCM

I’m a creature of routine. There are certain days that I wake up early in the morning to run, and there are certain days that I sleep in and hit the treadmill at lunchtime. Takes a bit of getting into a routine, but once established I find it relative easy to stick to no matter what I am juggling. This week things threw me off! Hurricane Irma closed schools (and roads) for 2 days in our county even though we were…

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Chasing the Eclipse – 8 weeks to MCM

Chasing the Eclipse – 8 weeks to MCM

I am normally a very cheerful person, but sometimes life bogs me down and my marathon goal seems so far stretched that I wonder whatever I am doing chasing it (for the THIRD time!).  That’s when unexpected week comes up and I am reminded that it’s not one off shot runs that make a difference, but consistency over time. Monday – Chasing the Eclipse Atlanta was just 2 hrs away from total solar eclipse and even though I’m a science nerd, I was torn…

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The Best Laid Plans – 10 Weeks to MCM

The Best Laid Plans – 10 Weeks to MCM

“The best laid plans of mice and men oft go awry.” I cannot describe this week in any better words than the poet Robert Burns. It was a very unusual “just fit it in somehow” kind of week for me. Monday – Rest Day There’s something disconcerting about starting a week with a rest day, but I’ll gladly take it with some active recovery stretching and yoga. Tuesday – Lunchtime Treadmill Run for 1hr Just the usual treadmill easy run Wednesday…

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