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Yearly Archive: 2015

2015 Running Year in Review

In April I started out my training with the C25K app.  I finished in early June and signed up for a 5k. I started training with the Runkeeper app for the 5k and on August 1 I ran that 5k and really enjoyed it.  So much so, it got me to start thinking about what else can I do. I…
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Elves On The Run

Saturday I ran in the Elves on the Run 5k.  It was a night time race through the streets of Houston.  The weather was going to be interesting, as we were expecting a front to move through… timing was going to be critical. I carefully chose my outfit paying more attention to the precipitation aspect instead of the temperature. Flat…
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Race Junkie

I may or may not be becoming a race junkie.  A mere 72 hours after I signed up for the Jailbreak Half Marathon I got a notice of a discount code for another race.  This time it is a 5k, and I was looking at running it anyway.  I decided to take advantage of the discount and signed up for…
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New Goal Race

I just signed up for my next race… and I’m super excited!  It is the Jail Break Half Marathon in Baytown, TX.  I had originally thought I would run the Rhythm & Blues Half, but I looked at the course and decided I would rather not do a double loop course and the Jail Break run was just one week…
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New Shoes!

Who doesn’t love getting new shoes?  It is one of my favorite things!  I recently read a blog post about Altra shoes and the large toe box and decided that I had to try them.  I have bunions on my feet and one foot is definitely worse than the other.  A lot of the shoes out there are too narrow…
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Wow has stuff changed…

The last time I was seriously into running was in 2002-2003.  I did have a few non-cotton running outfits, but mostly everything I ran in was cotton based, including my sports bra.  Fast forward to 2015… most everything is now made from tech fiber that wicks your sweat. Best of all, it can be found everywhere, so it is accessible to…
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New Race Goal – Half Marathon

I just signed up for a half marathon!!! It will actually be the second one that I want to do next year, I haven’t signed up for the first one. I’m excited and a little scared. This one looks like it could be a fun one… complete with boas, tiaras, and hunks! Looking forward to running in Galveston, I have missed…
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Virtual Run

The Houston Half & 10k organizers opted to make the run a “virtual run” so that folks could still run and get their finishers medal (and wear their race shirt with pride).  I opted to run my 10k on Sunday with my BRF Sorcha.  We started out in cloudy but no rain conditions… but it quickly progressed to a nice…
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Damn you Patricia!!

We can’t control the weather.  Going into the weekend, Hurricane Patricia was bearing down on Mexico and had her sights set on the gulf coast. Friday afternoon the folks organizing the Houston Half Marathon and 10k announced that they would make a go-no go decision on the race by 8pm Saturday.  At 4pm on Saturday, the race was called.  Instead…
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Pre-race nerves

After having over a week of crap-tastic runs, I’m a bit nervous about my race this weekend.  I’ve been taking iron supplements, in hopes that the sluggish/tired feeling is just lack of iron.  I’ve also been taking maca root powder to help as well.  My run on Sunday went well, I felt fine during and after… even though I almost…
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