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Highlights from my London Marathon 2016

Highlights from my London Marathon 2016

The London Marathon is an experience first and a race second. It is reputed to be like no other, not even Boston or New York city. And I could see why. The experience I had during London was something way way different than my big races in the US like Chicago and Disney.  This post is the highlight reel of my London Marathon experience, a much detailed race/performance report will follow. I was hoping to be able to use the…

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Things to do in Sedona – Vacation Part 2

Things to do in Sedona – Vacation Part 2

After a good four days in Phoenix, we drove to Sedona. Sedona has to be one of the most beautiful places with some of the BEST food I’ve ever had. There were so many things to do and see in Sedona and we did not do it justice by just staying two nights. Sharing the top 5 things to do in Sedona from our perspective, which might be a little skewed since we only spent 2 days and we travelled…

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Running in Phoenix

Running in Phoenix

If anyone followed me back when I was training for my first marathon, they’d know how petrified I was of my race and how I made sure that I never took extended breaks from training. Which meant – no vacations that spring and summer of 2011. It annoyed Mr. FauxTriathlete, but at least the minions were young enough. This time around, while training for another first, I’m looking back at the training hours and a vacation is definitely needed! To…

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Pittsburgh Half Marathon – Race Report

Pittsburgh Half Marathon – Race Report

5:56 am on the morning after your race might not be a good time to write a race report, but since I am awake and seem to have it fresh in memory, why not! (And there’s some hanky panky going on in the room next door at the hotel, so writing this race report is helping me block out the noises!! Awkward!!). So here goes the race report for Pittsburgh Half Marathon.  Pre Race  Pittsburgh Half Marathon and full was picked as…

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Best Foot Forward – Pittsburg Half Marathon

Best Foot Forward – Pittsburg Half Marathon

When this bout of sickness knocked me off last week, my main thoughts were filled with frustration. 12 days to a goal race at the Pittsburg Half Marathon is NOT the time to get sick. But those germs don’t play favourites and sickness happens.  I moped enough while I was under last week. For the first time ever, I took off 3 sick days (not that it means anything because the work and deadline is still waiting for me. That that…

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Dopey Challenge Race Report – The Marathon

Dopey Challenge Race Report – The Marathon

The day of the marathon started bright and early! Not really bright, but certainly early!  (Maybe I should stop calling it the start of the day and just refer to it as the continuation of the previous night’s party!)  Surprisingly, I wasn’t feeling nervous. All my nervousness was spent the day before during the half marathon, when I could barely get my breaths straight in the beginning! I was feeling surprisingly good for having run 22.4 miles over the past…

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