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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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2015 Running Year in Review

In April I started out my training with the C25K app.  I finished in early June and signed up for a 5k. I started training with the Runkeeper app for the 5k and on August 1 I ran that 5k and really enjoyed it.  So much so, it got me to start thinking about what else can I do. I…
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Elves On The Run

Saturday I ran in the Elves on the Run 5k.  It was a night time race through the streets of Houston.  The weather was going to be interesting, as we were expecting a front to move through… timing was going to be critical. I carefully chose my outfit paying more attention to the precipitation aspect instead of the temperature. Flat…
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