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Monthly Archive: October 2017

Houston Marathon Training – Week 1

Last week I started my 12 week training cycle for the Houston Marathon.  I’m recaping Houston Marathon Training – Week 1 today. This training cycle I’m running only 3 times a week… this plan has a day for speedwork, tempo, and a long run.  I’m continuing to incorporate cross-training and strength training. While my nutrition was pretty good last cycle,…
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October Runfessions

  Happy Friday! It just feels like we were here in the runfessional just days ago.  Fall has finally made it to Houston and we are getting temps that don’t make you feel like you are melting. The days are getting shorter… too short.  I’m ready for a weekend and a race, but first I need to get some things off…
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A Week Of Recovery

After taking a week off from running, this week I started running again.  All my runs were easy effort and this was a week of recovery.  I really took it easy, knowing that on Monday I start another training cycle for the Houston Marathon. Thanks to a cool front, the weather was delightful this week for most of the week. …
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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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