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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 13

I’m recapping the past week of training for the Chicago Marathon.  This was Chicago Marathon Training – Week 13 in the training cycle. In 21 short days, I’ll be on the streets of Chicago running 26.2! This week was my highest mileage week in this cycle.  “Life” happened a couple of nights and I was unable to get workouts in… our…
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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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Xterra Magnolia Hill Race Recap

In July I ran in the Xterra Magnolia Hill 21k trail race.  While I had planned on running it as a training run, it did not go down anywhere as expected.  It’s taken me some time to put my thoughts down, as this race questioned my ability and my sanity. The day before race day, I had a 4 mile…
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Garlicky Green Spaghetti

Garlicky green spaghetti is a super easy meal to make and a great way to carb load before race day. One of my favorite things to eat is pasta… I could literally eat it every day.  I think I pretty much did in one form or another in college… whether it was raman noodles, mac & cheese with broccoli, or…
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Chicago Marathon Training – Week 12

I’m recapping the past week of training for the Chicago Marathon.  This was Chicago Marathon Training – Week 12 in the training cycle. I’ll be running in Chicago in 4 short weeks! This week I got through most of my workouts without a hitch.  I was scheduled to run mile repeats on Monday, but it was my birthday and I just…
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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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Chicago Marathon Training – Week 11

I’m recapping the past week of training for the Chicago Marathon.  This was Chicago Marathon Training – Week 11 in the training cycle. There are only 5 weeks of training left! Harvey hit the Houston area pretty hard… we were spared from the damaging wind, rain, and flooding.  However, my gym was not… it was innundated with water, it got up…
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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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