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I’m Back!

Have you missed me?  Actually gotten some work done in the absence of posts to distract you?  completely forgotten my little blog existed?  Well I’m BACK!  Since you’re not here for my lame excuses I’ll spare you the “I’ve been busy traveling and working 60 hour weeks” sob story. ...

ODDyssey Half Marathon Race Recap

Steps to a successful half marathon: 1. Dress for Success 2. Bring a Friend 3. Keep the goal in mind. What!? We needed to hydrate! The morning of the ODDyssey started off as usual.  5:30AM wake-up call, smacking the snooze button, and wondering why I can’t find a hobby that lets...

I Ran a Marathon! (Part II)

Alright I’m back.  Lets get to it! The first mile of every race is the same.  Trying to manage the sudden adrenaline rush, dodging in and out of packs of other runners, and hoping that I don’t pull a Diana and trip on a pothole before the real race...

I Ran a Marathon! (Part One)

I’m back and you know what that means.  It’s marathon recap time!! Last weekend was easily one of the best weekends of my life and will probably have a permanent spot on my “Top 5 Life Moments” list.  It was great even before the race.  I met my mom in Jacksonville...

26.2 and Done!

I’m a Marathoner!!! And I demolished by goal time by 10 minutes.  Just sayin  I’ll be back with more pictures and a full recap soon.  But for now I’m getting some much deserved rest and brainstorming my next marathon.  Oh, and enjoying some of this:...

Making progress

“make a to-do list” can be crossed off the list (Ignore the fact that I have the handwriting of a 4 year old) My running essentials are packed (Peanut Butter Cliff Bars, Vanilla Bean Gu, socks, water bottle, sunglasses, garmin) Outfit is picked out (Had to rock some pink)...

The Day Before the Day Before

I’m getting ready!! Breakfast of Champions French Toast with homemade apple, peanut butter, and honey topping Rocked one last easy run Check out those badass sunglasses Finished packing. Nothing left to do but run a marathon!!!...

Random Thoughts from a Soon to be Marathoner

5 Days!!! It still hasn’t hit me that I’ll be doing this for 4 plus hours on Sunday.  I’m hoping I look a little better in the race photos though  I expected the week before my race to be full of emotion, excitement, and pre-race jitters.  But so far,...

One Week

One week from today I’ll be doing this: to go here: Eating the following: Hoping the forecast stays like this: Bring it!...

Lessons Learned While Training for a Marathon

Three weeks from today, baring any freak injury (knock on wood) I will have run a marathon!  Yesterday I completed my last 20 mile run and now it’s time to reduce my mileage, get nervous excited, and research yelp to figure out where to get my pre-race carbs. Yesterday’s run was significantly less...