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Monthly Archive: September 2017

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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Mission Tejas Trail Run Recap

I ran the Mission Tejas Trail Run 25k on Saturday, September 9.  The 25k was one of multiple races on that day which included a 50k, 25k, 10k, and 5k.  This is my Mission Tejas Trail Run recap. Race day eve had me home a little early off work to get prepared. Once home, I prepped my things for the morning…
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Chicago Marathon Training – Week 14

I’m recapping the past week of training for the Chicago Marathon.  This was Chicago Marathon Training – Week 14 in the training cycle. In 2 short weeks, I’ll be running the streets of Chicago! This week I started my taper, and while I was still waking up tired I remedied that Saturday night, clocking 13 hours of sound sleep. I got…
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5 Great Recipes for Fall

Happy Friday! While it is officially the first day of fall, in H-town summer sticks around until at least mid-October.  To tell you the truth, it feels like we have been in endless summer since last year. I am looking forward to our first official fall cold front, but not the shorter days.  I’m joining in with the Friday 5…
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Chicago Marathon Training – Week 13

I’m recapping the past week of training for the Chicago Marathon.  This was Chicago Marathon Training – Week 13 in the training cycle. In 21 short days, I’ll be on the streets of Chicago running 26.2! This week was my highest mileage week in this cycle.  “Life” happened a couple of nights and I was unable to get workouts in… our…
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5 Things Seen On My Summer Runs

Happy Friday!  I’m joining in with the Friday 5 fun today, where the topic today is unique running routes.  My routes aren’t too unique.. so I’m sharing 5 things I’ve seen on my summer runs! 5 Things I’ve Seen On My Summer Runs Turtles… I usually don’t see snapping turtles, he must have been relocated after Harvey. Big white birds…
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Xterra Magnolia Hill Race Recap

In July I ran in the Xterra Magnolia Hill 21k trail race.  While I had planned on running it as a training run, it did not go down anywhere as expected.  It’s taken me some time to put my thoughts down, as this race questioned my ability and my sanity. The day before race day, I had a 4 mile…
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Garlicky Green Spaghetti

Garlicky green spaghetti is a super easy meal to make and a great way to carb load before race day. One of my favorite things to eat is pasta… I could literally eat it every day.  I think I pretty much did in one form or another in college… whether it was raman noodles, mac & cheese with broccoli, or…
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Chicago Marathon Training – Week 12

I’m recapping the past week of training for the Chicago Marathon.  This was Chicago Marathon Training – Week 12 in the training cycle. I’ll be running in Chicago in 4 short weeks! This week I got through most of my workouts without a hitch.  I was scheduled to run mile repeats on Monday, but it was my birthday and I just…
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5 Goals for Mission Tejas 25k

Sunday I will be running in the Mission Tejas Trail Run in Grapeland, TX and I’ve set 5 goals for Mission Tejas 25k.  This will be my fourth trail run for this year..  You could say that I am really enjoying trail runs. I am running this as a training run, as it matches up to my training schedule almost perfectly.  My training…
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