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18 Mile Disaster? Or Victory?

01 Apr 2013 / in Running

  “Even when you have gone as far as you can, and everything hurts, and you are staring at the specter of self-doubt, you can find a bit more strength deep inside you, if you look closely enough.” -Hal Higdon   ————————   Saturday, I completed my longest run ever.  An 18 mile training run.  […]

Every Run Isn’t Perfect

24 Mar 2013 / in Running

I’ll tell you for sure that my 12 mile training run yesterday was “Mind Over Matter”. It was a “step down week”.  Last week was my longest run ever at 16 miles and next weekend we will go even farther… 18 miles!  But during this training plan you have some step down weeks that back […]

16 Miles and Miracles

18 Mar 2013 / in Running

BMO Vancouver Marathon Training Week 11   Who would have ever guessed I’d run 16 miles.  In my eyes, 16 miles is a healthy bike ride, not a run.  But I did it.  Think there is something you can’t do?  I bet your wrong.  It just takes a little time… and practice. ————————— This weekend’s […]

15 Miles

11 Mar 2013 / in Uncategorized

First of all… running 15 miles is crazy.  But that’s exactly what I did this weekend. I woke up on Saturday morning to a forecast for sun but the reality was fog. My husband and I milled around getting things ready.  We had the plan that he would drive me out to a starting point […]

Running Surprises

07 Mar 2013 / in Race Reports, Running

Sometimes it takes some surprises to shake you out of the doldrums. Going into week 10 of my training for the BMO Vancouver Marathon, I’m really glad we had scheduled to run in a race!  It was a nice change of pace from running solo and unsupported.  This past weekend’s run should have been a 10 […]

This Is Where the Rubber Hits The Road!

28 Feb 2013 / in Running

We are in Week 9 of my BMO Vancouver Marathon training.  My weekend runs are long.  Up to 13 miles!  (Although, last weekend I got back to my car at 12.5 miles and decided to call it good.)  I’ve been here before.  I’ve trained for multiple half-marathons as stand-alone events and also as a part […]

Today’s 13 Mile Run

23 Feb 2013 / in Uncategorized

Confessions of Today’s Long Run… Getting up and leaving your house to run 13 miles when it’s 40 degrees outside is hard. Having 2 glasses of wine the night before makes you dehydrated — don’t do that. A lady with a jogging stroller passed me (in my head I said… “go on with your bad […]

A New Nutrition Plan

15 Feb 2013 / in Uncategorized

Brain fog, chronically sensitive to cold, night sweats, constant fatigue and sluggishness, dry skin, muscle stiffness, muscle weakness (in lower extremities), weight gain, depression. This is a laundry list of symptoms caused by Hashimoto’s Disease.  I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s (a thyroid disorder that causes hypothyroidism) after my daughter was born.  My daughter is now […]

Just 80 Days Until the Vancouver Marathon

13 Feb 2013 / in Running

First, I have to apologize for being a little lax with my blog.  My website and blog actually had some technical difficulties… um… let’s say I was getting the “white screen of death” when I logged into my site.  I needed to enlist the professional help of my friend, Carolyn, to remedy the situation.  Many […]

My New Friend (The Foam Roller!)

03 Feb 2013 / in Running

WEEK 5:  BMO Vancouver Marathon Training  Training for the BMO Vancouver Marathon is going well! My husband and I did a long run this week of 10 miles! I’m feeling that it is really going well other than my sincere complaints about running in the cold and the rain here in Seattle. But that’s me. […]