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I’m ready!

4 Days Left!!! I’m ready to go! I’m ready to see the fruits of my labor!  I’m ready to prove to myself that I am strong and I can do this!  I’m ready to conquer the Fred Hartman bridge! I have 2 more runs, today and tomorrow… 3 miles each and my shake-out run. I feel good… I feel prepared……
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Pre-race nerves

After having over a week of crap-tastic runs, I’m a bit nervous about my race this weekend.  I’ve been taking iron supplements, in hopes that the sluggish/tired feeling is just lack of iron.  I’ve also been taking maca root powder to help as well.  My run on Sunday went well, I felt fine during and after… even though I almost…
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Bleh… just bleh

The past few weeks of training have been tough to say the least.  I’ve been going through different scenarios trying to figure out why I’ve been so off.  I’ve been properly fueled, hydrated, rested… but I’ve felt sluggish during my runs, even in the beginning, so bad I have cut runs off early.  Every reasoning I can think of just…
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New Goal Race

I just registered today for my next race… it’s a 10k.  I’m pretty excited.  I’ve been planning on running in it for several months now, but it doesn’t seem like the commitment is real until the entry fees have been paid. On another note… my Achilles Tendon injury seems to have improved dramatically.  I am feeling no pain at all.  The…
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Well, it happened…

Yup… I had two awful things happen yesterday. It was bound to happen, but on the same day!!?! I got the “you don’t look like a runner” comment from one of my co-workers. Yup, it irritated the heck out of me. Ok… so I’m not exactly long and lean, I’m vertically challenged! But, I do have 2 legs and they work……
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Adding mileage

Feels like I finally got to add some mileage to my LSD (long slow distance) run for the week. How does that make me feel? via GIPHY Ok… so it was 6 miles… I’m happy I reached this milestone … and I’m going to bask in the moment for awhile (or at least on my rest day).

Missing out on a run…

I’ve missed out on 2 of my regularly scheduled runs and a make-up run and I’m really feeling down in the dumps!  Does this happen to anyone else? Thursday night I was scheduled to run 4 miles, but right before I put on my running clothes, the heavens opened up and there was lots of thunder and lightening. My “safety…
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Product Review – Running Buddy

Running Buddy – Buddy Pouch 6+ I run with a dog and a phone, neither are negotiable to run without.  On super hot days when I need to carry a water bottle, I struggled with how to hold my phone.  I have a super large phone (the Note 2) and was not interested in an arm band, and I wasn’t…
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Man, it’s hot out there…

This week in Houston we are experiencing near record highs during the day… with our humidity, that makes it super steamy.  Each day this week so far, we’ve had heat advisory warnings.  While I would prefer being warm to being cold… this is HOT! The heat can really be harmful to you… dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke are not things…
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I did it!!!

I finished my first 5k! The Southern Star Brewing Co. 5k presented by Run in Texas was a success. I was able to surpass my goal time and even scored 8th in my age division and was the 36th female finisher overall. I am even more excited and motivated for my running journey!!  This was a small race… approximately 370 finishers,…
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