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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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