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New Shoes!

Who doesn’t love getting new shoes?  It is one of my favorite things!  I recently read a blog post about Altra shoes and the large toe box and decided that I had to try them.  I have bunions on my feet and one foot is definitely worse than the other.  A lot of the shoes out there are too narrow…
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Wow has stuff changed…

The last time I was seriously into running was in 2002-2003.  I did have a few non-cotton running outfits, but mostly everything I ran in was cotton based, including my sports bra.  Fast forward to 2015… most everything is now made from tech fiber that wicks your sweat. Best of all, it can be found everywhere, so it is accessible to…
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New Race Goal – Half Marathon

I just signed up for a half marathon!!! It will actually be the second one that I want to do next year, I haven’t signed up for the first one. I’m excited and a little scared. This one looks like it could be a fun one… complete with boas, tiaras, and hunks! Looking forward to running in Galveston, I have missed…
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Virtual Run

The Houston Half & 10k organizers opted to make the run a “virtual run” so that folks could still run and get their finishers medal (and wear their race shirt with pride).  I opted to run my 10k on Sunday with my BRF Sorcha.  We started out in cloudy but no rain conditions… but it quickly progressed to a nice…
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Damn you Patricia!!

We can’t control the weather.  Going into the weekend, Hurricane Patricia was bearing down on Mexico and had her sights set on the gulf coast. Friday afternoon the folks organizing the Houston Half Marathon and 10k announced that they would make a go-no go decision on the race by 8pm Saturday.  At 4pm on Saturday, the race was called.  Instead…
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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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Injury… I think

I think I may have injured my Achilles Tendon… it started as I was leaving work on Saturday afternoon, I felt a pain in the back of my leg directly above my heel/ankle.  I went home, took some Advil and rested it.  I went out for a easy 3 miler plus strides that evening and it felt fine, a little…
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Mileage increase!!

It happened again… my long run mileage increased this week.  I’m up to 7 miles.  During my long run I felt almost euphoric! No aches and pains and it just felt great! Time for a little celebration dance.