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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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I did it!!!

I finished my first 5k! The Southern Star Brewing Co. 5k presented by Run in Texas was a success. I was able to surpass my goal time and even scored 8th in my age division and was the 36th female finisher overall. I am even more excited and motivated for my running journey!!  This was a small race… approximately 370 finishers,…
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Goal Race!

I’ve always enjoyed running in races.  I remember when the race bug bit me, I was a freshman.  I ran in the Macy*s 10k and was hooked! I continued search for races that I could run in when I wasn’t training for track (that left fall/winter and summer). I found a race in Yuma, AZ that took place over winter break when I was visiting my grandparents…
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So… here we go!

My road to running… I’m a “beginner”… again! I have been away from consistent running for many, many years and it is hard thinking of myself as a beginner again.  Knowing that injuries come from piling on the mileage too soon and overuse it is necessary to be in the beginner mindset.  I find that the easiest way to get…
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