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Yearly Archive: 2017

Reflections on Marathon Training

I’m still riding my marathon high, but getting ready to tackle Houston Marathon in a little over 12 weeks.  As I start to put my plan together, I have some reflections on marathon training. While my finish time in Chicago wasn’t what I had hoped it would be, I still finished and got a PR.  I didn’t hit the wall…
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Hands Free Hydration – Orange Mud Endurance Pack Review

When I decided to run a fall marathon, I knew I would need to tackle the hydration issue for long runs in the heat of the summer.  I already had a handheld that I liked to run with, it’s good for runs up to 10 mile.  A hydration vest seemed to be the answer to all my problems – storing…
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2017 Chicago Marathon Recap

Last weekend I ran my second marathon… the Chicago Marathon. This is my 2017 Chicago Marathon Recap! The week prior, the hubs decided he didn’t want to go to Chicago… citing some pretty lame excuses.  I wasn’t too worried about that as I am not afraid to travel on my own. I flew into Chicago on Friday morning.  The plane from…
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Eat Smart Precision GetFit Digital Body Fat Bathroom Scale Review

I was provided a complimentary EatSmart Digital Body Fat Bathroom Scale for the purposes of this review, but all opinions are my own. I have a confession to make… several years ago, I measured my worth by the number on my bathroom scale.  If that number was more than what I thought it should be, I would declare the day…
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Chicago Marathon Training – Week 16

I’m recapping the past week of training for the Chicago Marathon.  This was Chicago Marathon Training – Week 16, the final week in the training cycle. Today I ran and finished the Chicago Marathon! This week my mileage was pretty low, which was good, because I had a lot to do around the house to prepare. The saddest part of my…
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5 Goals For The Chicago Marathon

Happy Friday!!! As I am writing this, I am en route to Chicago to run a little race up there.  The Chicago Marathon will be my 2nd marathon.  As I have with all my races, I’ve made up some goals… these are my 5 goals for the Chicago Marathon. My entry came courtesy of my work, one of our divisions…
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Lake Houston 10k Recap

In August I particpated in the Lake Houston 10k. As race day neared, I began questioning my sanity again for deciding to run a race in the heat of the Houston Summer. Lake Houston 10k Recap Race day morning came early. I had opted to pick up my packet before the race and with the road closures I needed to…
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Vegan Cincinnati Chili

Vegan Cincinnati Chili is my take on the dish made famous by Skyline Chili. While I have never had Skyline Chili, I remember eating a similar concoction made by my grandfather.  Basically, it’s a saucy chili with beans that you put over spaghetti noodles and top with cheddar cheese. Instead of using meatless crumbles, I used lentils as a replacement…
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Chicago Marathon Training – Week 15

I’m recapping the past week of training for the Chicago Marathon.  This was Chicago Marathon Training – Week 15 in the training cycle. Just 7 sleeps until the Chicago Marathon! This week my taper continued.  I actually enjoy the cutback of mileage and the easy runs leading up to the big day.  I did experience some weird aches and pains on…
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September Runfessions

Happy Friday! These months are flying by…it’s hard to believe summer is over and we are 1 week into fall! I am not looking forward to when the days start getting shorter, but it’s coming, soon… I’ve already seen the signs of it on my morning commute.  I’m looking forward to the weekend… I have a few easy runs to…
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