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Friday Five

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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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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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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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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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 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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5 Goals for Xterra Magnolia Hill

Sunday I will be running in the Xterra Magnolia Hill 21k in Navasota, TX. This will be my third trail run for this year… I really do enjoy trail running.  I wasn’t really planning on running a half marathon in the heat of a Houston summer, but I’d be running the mileage anyway. This matched up with my training schedule and I…
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Runfessing over Tea

Woohoo for Friday!  I am so ready to get this weekend started! But, before we get into the weekend festivities… Join me over tea for some runfessions.   I RUNFESS… I have vacation brain… we leave for Jamaica on Monday and I’m a bit excited.  I have been listening to Bob Marley on my runs… and we’ve been packing for…
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Great Foods for Summer

Happy Friday! It is definitely summer in H-town… and looks like the warm hot weather is hear to stay for a while.  I’m joining in with the Friday 5 fun today, where the topic is summer treats.  Since I don’t eat a lot of traditional “treats”, I’m sharing my top five great foods for summer. In the summertime, my favorite…
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June Coffee Date – 5 Things Over Tea

Today I’m joining the Ultimate Coffee Date for some catching up!  On the first Saturday of the month… we gather with our warm beverage of choice for some catch up! Over tea,  I’d tell you all about my vacation to NE KS.  I had so much fun visiting with family and seeing old friends (one I hadn’t seen in over 20…
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