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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.

Runkeeper

I have become a Runkeeper GO! user.  I upgraded my free account to the paid version when they offered it at half price after the recent rebranding of the app.  I have to say, I really like this app.  I have used 2 of the training plans on it.  I trained for my most recent 5k with the Beginner 5k…
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Life of leisure

I had 5 solid days off work… and it was blissful! I enjoyed being able to get my runs in during the morning hours before the heat of the day crept up. It sure made a difference! I am not a morning person, but these am runs made me remember why I suffered getting up at the *ss crack of…
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Well, it happened…

Yup… I had two awful things happen yesterday. It was bound to happen, but on the same day!!?! I got the “you don’t look like a runner” comment from one of my co-workers. Yup, it irritated the heck out of me. Ok… so I’m not exactly long and lean, I’m vertically challenged! But, I do have 2 legs and they work……
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Adding mileage

Feels like I finally got to add some mileage to my LSD (long slow distance) run for the week. How does that make me feel? via GIPHY Ok… so it was 6 miles… I’m happy I reached this milestone … and I’m going to bask in the moment for awhile (or at least on my rest day).

Missing out on a run…

I’ve missed out on 2 of my regularly scheduled runs and a make-up run and I’m really feeling down in the dumps!  Does this happen to anyone else? Thursday night I was scheduled to run 4 miles, but right before I put on my running clothes, the heavens opened up and there was lots of thunder and lightening. My “safety…
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Product Review – Running Buddy

Running Buddy – Buddy Pouch 6+ I run with a dog and a phone, neither are negotiable to run without.  On super hot days when I need to carry a water bottle, I struggled with how to hold my phone.  I have a super large phone (the Note 2) and was not interested in an arm band, and I wasn’t…
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Man, it’s hot out there…

This week in Houston we are experiencing near record highs during the day… with our humidity, that makes it super steamy.  Each day this week so far, we’ve had heat advisory warnings.  While I would prefer being warm to being cold… this is HOT! The heat can really be harmful to you… dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke are not things…
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