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My Worst Race

My Worst Race

I’m joining “Tuesday on the Run” with Run the Great Wide Somewhere, MCM Mama Runs and My No-Guilt Life! Today’s topic: My worst race. What makes one give a race the title “my worst race”? It could be one with the worst possible finish time. Or one like Thanksgiving Day Half 2011, where I was completely humbled on course. Or the Atlanta 13.1 2013, which was a complete misery after mile 5 when I wasn’t prepared for the hilly onslaught and I got dropped. Or the most memorable one of them all – Chicago Marathon…

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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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Dopey Challenge – The Week Before

Dopey Challenge – The Week Before

This week is the BIG adventure! The Dopey Challenge starts in TWO days when I shall run a 5k on Wednesday, 10k on Thursday, Half Marathon on Saturday and Marathon on Sunday totaling 48.6 miles over 4 days! I am excited and nervous at the same time. But determined to have a fun time and be strong all throughout. How does nervousness manifest itself? I obsess over the training, or the ONE week that wasn’t as expected. And then I obsess…

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Looking back at 2014

Looking back at 2014

At the end of 2013, I summed it up as – A bit of everything (running, yoga, crossfit, triathlon), a bit of focus lost and regained (running goals defined), a new love gained (triathlon and crossfit) and an old love reclaimed (running!). And so finishing up 2013 and going into 2014, I  had just one race in April that I was training for. I was trying to juggle that with CrossFit.  Here’s me looking back at 2014 and a (not so short) recap of my…

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Training for Dopey Challenge – Weekend 1

Training for Dopey Challenge – Weekend 1

This was my first weekend of LONG training for Dopey Challenge! And nothing prepares you mentally for a LONG long run like the weather channel forecasting 100% rain during the exact 5 hours you expect to be out. I wasn’t looking forward to running that long in the rain, I didn’t want to either. But the alternative of changing my run days wasn’t an option either. I sort of knew what the answer would be and I didn’t want to sound…

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Meeting Bill Rodgers at Jeff Galloway 13.1 Expo

Meeting Bill Rodgers at Jeff Galloway 13.1 Expo

I met Bill Rodgers 5 years ago in October at his running store while on vacation in Boston. I was hanging around Faneuil Hill Marketplace with my then 3yo and 10month old when I saw the running store. Mr. FauxTriathlete had his first half marathon coming up shortly and I wanted to get him a gift or motivational something.  I met this nice guy at the store and started talking to him. Soon he asked me if I was running the…

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Heroes in Recovery 6k

Heroes in Recovery 6k

2 weekends ago, I ran a rather usual race – the Heroes in Recovery 6k. Instead of a regular 5k distance, this had an extra km. “The Roswell Heroes 6K is a unique run/walk presented by Foundations Atlanta. A Heroes in Recovery 6K is a 3.728 mile race that brings together those in recovery, their loved ones, supporters of the cause and whole communities in order to break the stigma surrounding addiction and mental health conditions. It takes a heroic effort to live clean…

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