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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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Race Junkie

I may or may not be becoming a race junkie.  A mere 72 hours after I signed up for the Jailbreak Half Marathon I got a notice of a discount code for another race.  This time it is a 5k, and I was looking at running it anyway.  I decided to take advantage of the discount and signed up for…
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New Goal Race

I just signed up for my next race… and I’m super excited!  It is the Jail Break Half Marathon in Baytown, TX.  I had originally thought I would run the Rhythm & Blues Half, but I looked at the course and decided I would rather not do a double loop course and the Jail Break run was just one week…
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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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