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Jail Break Run Half Marathon Race Recap

I did it! I finished the Jail Break Run Half Marathon… and had a really good time doing it! My goals were to: Finish under 2:30 Take it easy at the start Have fun I accomplished all! Now on to the recap…. I was very excited for this race.  I hadn’t ran a half marathon in nearly 14 years and…
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TBT

Since my half marathon is coming up this Saturday … in 2 more sleeps! I thought I would post a picture of me at my first half marathon – the Hospital Hill Run.  As the name suggests, it was a hilly race… 5 major hills.  My least favorite was the Broadway Hill which seemed to last to infinity! I can’t believe this…
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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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New Shoes

I LOVE shoes.  Pure and simple, there is nothing better than a new pair of shoes. Yesterday I got a new pair of shoes delivered. I couldn’t wait to get home and open the box and put them on! They felt so good, I decided to take them out for a spin! They felt great. These are the Paradigm 1.5…
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Super Bowl Sunday!

Yesterday America celebrated a great holiday – The Super Bowl!  It doesn’t matter if you are a football fan… there is plenty of fun for everyone. Between the commercials, the game and the halftime show… what more could you want?  FOOD… Super Bowl Sunday is the second largest food consumption day in the United States, surpassed by Thanksgiving. My Super Bowl Sunday was…
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Where did January go??

It seems like yesterday we were ringing in the new year and today I’m writing February 1 on everything. One of my goals for the year was to run 1,000 miles… I’m right on track.  Even with taking it easy this month. I have been trying to baby my foot due to the pain that I have been feeling this month. …
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Bunions Suck!

I have a large bunion on my right foot.  It is ugly. The bunion itself doesn’t hurt, but I have a feeling that it is causing some aches and pains that I am having.  A few weeks ago, I was in a great deal of arch pain after my long run.  After consulting “Doctor Google”, I had decided that I had…
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OMG… what did I just do!!?!

It’s official, I have signed up for the 2017 Houston Marathon. I’m very excited! As mentioned in my 2016 running goals post, training for this marathon was one of the goals I had for this year.  It brings me one step closer. In other news, I have taken a week of from training for my half marathon.  I’m having pretty…
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Loving these flip-flops!

I purchased the OOFOS OOriginal flip flops when I started amping up my mileage.  I had read several reviews of how after a long run, these flip-flops felt really good.  A few weeks later I was in my local running store and decided to try them on, I couldn’t believe it… they felt like walking on clouds. They were out of…
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Welcome 2016

I love New Year! I enjoy reflecting on the outgoing year as I dream of what I want to accomplish for the incoming year.  Most people I know make New Year Resolutions and they seem to be focus on a negative aspect of yourself.  I like to create New Years Aspirations and have them focus on making myself a better…
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