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Yearly Archive: 2017

Chicago Marathon Training – Week 10

I’m recapping the past week of training for the Chicago Marathon.  This was Chicago Marathon Training – Week 10 in the training cycle. I’ve got 6 weeks of training left! This week was a cut back week, and I managed to get in 3 of my runs (I missed my long run of 10 miles due to the arrival of Harvey)….
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Chicago Marathon Training – Week 9

I’m recapping the past week of training for the Chicago Marathon.  This was Chicago Marathon Training – Week 9 in the training cycle. I’m over halfway through my training plan! Chicago is under 50 days away! To tell the truth, I was living in fear of this week… every workout on my plan seemed hard, and just looking at the week…
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Goals for Lake Houston 10k

Tomorrow I will be running in the Lake Houston 10k in Kingwood, TX. Today, as the temperature climbed to 100, I was questioning my sanity for (a) racing in mid-August in Houston and (b) training for a fall marathon in Houston. This matched up with my training schedule as I am supposed to do a “fast” 6 miles before my long…
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Chicago Marathon Training – Week 8

I’m recapping the past week of training for the Chicago Marathon.  This was Chicago Marathon Training – Week 8 in the training cycle. I’m halfway through my training plan! Chicago is less than 2 months away! As I have been for the majority of this training cycle, 75% of my workouts have been on the treadmill.  I had a speed…
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Chicago Marathon Training – Week 7

I’m recapping the past week of training for the Chicago Marathon.  This was Chicago Marathon Training – Week 7 in the training cycle. This week had some challenging workouts! As I have been for the majority of this training cycle, 75% of my workouts have been on the treadmill.  I had 2 different speed work sessions this week, and I…
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5 Favorite Races

Happy Friday!  I’m joining in with the Friday 5 fun today, where the topic is favorite races.  I’m sharing with you my 5 favorite races that I’ve ran… a few I’ve ran mul 5 Favorite Races Chevron Houston Marathon.  The Houston Marathon was my first marathon.  It really is a blast and it runs through some really great parts of…
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July Recap and August Goals

This year is flying by at light speed!  With July over and August beginning, I’m checking in with my progress against the goals I made at the beginning of 2017 and also looking at my monthly goals. At the beginning of the year, I set some goals to work on throughout the year. 2017 Goals: Run my first marathon. Complete…
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Chicago Marathon Training – Week 6

I’m recapping the past week of training for the Chicago Marathon.  This was Chicago Marathon Training – Week 6 in the training cycle. This week was a cut back week in both mileage and intensity. Again, the treadmill was my friend fore 75% of my workouts.  It is pretty swampy in H-town and the treadmill allows me to hit my…
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July Runfessions

Happy Friday! These months are flying by…it’s hard to believe summer is nearly 2/3 over! I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for the long weekend!  But, before we get into the weekend festivities… I’ve got to come clean on my July runfessions . I RUNFESS… It’s a steam bath in Houston now, I know that complaining about the…
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Jamaican Jerk Hummus

Most folks don’t associate hummus with Jamaica…. but here I’ve combined jerk seasoning with some chickpeas to create Jamaican Jerk Hummus. Hummus is a dip traditionally made with chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic is not only a tasty treat, it is quite nutritious.  The chickpea itself has a good amount of protein, plus a good source of…
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