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Training Recap: A Miserable 16 miler

Training Recap: A Miserable 16 miler

Last week was a very weird week and a low one for me on the training front. I started the week very sore from the Sunday’s 16 mile trail run but had a really really hard time finding energy and enthusiasm for anything else. As a result, my eating habits plummeted. Which in turn caused my energy levels to dive down more, which then caused my eating habits and workouts to go down, … a vicious cycle. Which all culminated…

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Friday Five: Goals that I’ve fallen Short of

Friday Five: Goals that I’ve fallen Short of

I’m usually a very disciplined person when it comes to training and I have a lot more green in my training peaks than I have reds. This training cycle, since I’m not working with a coach, I set myself overall goals and I at the end of a couple of weeks (a month to be more realistic), I look through them all to see what I’ve accomplished and where I need to make changes.     So, sharing with you…

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Seen on My Run

Seen on My Run

Every Wednesday or sometimes Thursday morning, I run with some crazy girls at 5am. Crazy because they are willing to meet me at 5am, and nice enough to go at my pace (and because they are ultra runners who have some wonderfully crazy adventures!). When I drive to our meeting spot, I see the morning sky and I’m always enthralled by it. This week, it was particularly alluring – the crescent moon was smudged behind some clouds but the stars…

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A Coffee Date, The 2016 January Edition

A Coffee Date, The 2016 January Edition

It’s virtual coffee date time with the first Saturday of month crew!  If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that … I’m a bit scattered at not having a goal for the second half of 2016. For the past 18 months (April 2014 since I signed up for Dopey Challenge), I’ve been so goal driven that I don’t know what I’m looking at after April 24th London Marathon. I would like to go back to Augusta 2.0 in some form…

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#LongRoadToAugusta – What Will Race Day Bring

#LongRoadToAugusta – What Will Race Day Bring

Ever since the day I even thought about signing up for Ironman 70.3 Augusta, I knew it would be a long and hard road. Hence the #LongRoadToAugusta. But it was almost 10 months to the day that I signed up. I knew I would stumble, I knew I would have my firsts, I knew I would break down some days, I knew I would come out tougher some days, I knew I would love it all, I knew I would…

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RAFFLE: SparkleSkirts

RAFFLE: SparkleSkirts

CLOSED: Congrats Erin! As a lot of people in my running circles know – I LOVE my running skirts! My preferred brand is Sparkle Skirts – pockets on each leg, pocket on waist band and shorts that don’t ride up! I wear mine for running and out about town!  I’m raising money for Run for Autism to run the London Marathon (my bucket list marathon and the hardest marathon in the world to get into, even with a charity spot)…

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Birthday Ride

Birthday Ride

    When one has a birthday coming up, what does one do? Run or ride those miles, of course!  I had the BEST possible start to my once-in-a-year day with a special ride of 39.39 miles and run of 3.9 miles. A ride that was made even more special by a rare appearance by coach who patiently rode with me and pushed me to ride faster than I’ve ever gone before or even thought I could. And a run that…

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