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How to Run a Marathon with Friends

26 Apr 2013 / in Running

  It is just 8 short days until the Vancouver Marathon.  My FIRST ever marathon.  26.2 miles.  How do I feel? Excited and anxious for the things I’m not sure of…. like what’s the weather going to be like that day?  I’m worried about my right calf just deciding to “give way” in the next  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Mom Needs to Run

24 Jan 2013 / in Running

WEEK 4:  BMO Vancouver Marathon Training  My husband left today on a business trip and I’ve come to realize what an integral part he plays in my exercise regime!  Tonight, I should be going on my weekday run but with him being gone, I’m worried that it won’t get done. Why?  Well, there are kids […]

BMO Vancouver Marathon, I Already Love You…

19 Jan 2013 / in Uncategorized

This week it was announced that I am among 5 other bloggers chosen to write about our journey to the BMO Vancouver Marathon in May.  Exciting stuff!  What is even more exciting is that I actively started to use Twitter.  (@AthenaTri) That’s right, I’m “tweeting” people.  Call me a total newbie, but when I got […]

There really is something to this fitness thing…

21 Oct 2010 / in Uncategorized

My triathlon “career” started with just sprint tri’s. I had been a long distance biker and enjoyed organized, multi-day group rides for a few years before one day — a couple of friends of ours challenged my husband and I to sign up for a triathlon. After that, we were hooked. We loved the option […]