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Month: October 2016

Hobbies?

Hobbies?

Hubby told me that I need to find a new hobby.   What??   Apparently obsessing about running (and health and working out) doesn’t count as a “hobby” because it isn’t balanced.  And this blog doesn’t count either… What??   In the past, I have dabbled in other hobbies — knitting, crocheting, sketching, etc… More creative or “frivolous” hobbies that were “just for fun”.  Hubby thinks that since I set goals for myself in my running and in my writing…

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3 Things from Yesterday…

3 Things from Yesterday…

Yesterday was one of those days. I was tired.  I was hungry.  My body ached.  My jeans were too tight.   Anyone ever had one of those days?   Thing #1 – Negative Self Talk Yesterday marked exactly 9 days post-marathon.  This also meant that yesterday was exactly 9 days since I’ve run.  A bonus is that yesterday was also the start of my period week! 🙁  Perfect storm of awful, right? My post-marathon plan was to listen to my…

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1 Week Post Marathon

1 Week Post Marathon

It’s been 1 week since I completed my first marathon!! That night After running the marathon, I walked to the car, changed my shoes and had a banana.  The drive home was going to take several hours, so I changed my sweaty clothes and reclined in my seat so my feet could rest on the dash.  Boy did that help! Hubby treated me to our favorite drive in — I ordered a hot dog and a cheesesteak since I couldn’t…

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Tuesday = recovery 

Tuesday = recovery 

Tuesday’s Treat day — my treat is RECOVERY!!! Lots of rest and hydrating going on still.  We are about 2 days post marathon now — and I’m still feeling the stiffness, the soreness, and new places that hurt.  Immediately after the marathon, I knew my feet were shredded and my legs were spent… but yesterday my shoulders were hurting and today it’s my feet.  It’s kind of amazing — a constant reminder that I gave the race a huge piece…

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Marathon Monday — RACE RECAP!

Marathon Monday — RACE RECAP!

I DID IT!!  I friggin ran my first ever Marathon! I decided that wearing the race T and metal all day is a totally normal thing… right?     Let’s recap how it went: Pre-Race The race started at 7:30 am, so I woke up around 6 am to have a PB & J – my pre-race meal of choice – and get ready.  I applied copious amounts of sunblock, body glide, and did a full equipment check.  I also…

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4 Days…

4 Days…

I can’t believe my Marathon is coming up!  I checked with the race staff and the weather did not deter the event at all!! 😀 Monday was a day where I was unable to post the last Marathon Monday before the race, so I’ll recap here instead! Last week’s training Planned//Actual Monday: 3 Miles // 3 Miles Tuesday: Rest //Rest Wednesday: 5 Miles //Rest — Hurricane PREP! Thursday: 3 Miles // 3 Miles Friday: OFF// OFF Saturday: 8 Miles //…

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Still Alive! But I smell like bonfire…

Still Alive! But I smell like bonfire…

Well Hello! It’s so nice to be working at a computer again!  NC was hit hard by Hurricane Matthew, which meant major power outages throughout our state.  Many counties are still flooded and in the dark — with FEMA coming to our neighboring county (where I work) to provide assistance and using a local university as a staging area.  So many families have been evacuated… and many more have lost everything due to flooding! Some of our neighbors had HUGE…

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Marathon Monday Wk 25

Marathon Monday Wk 25

Week 25?!!  That means that NEXT WEEKEND is RACE DAY!!!   I’ve been in my head about pace lately.  I’m so worried that I’ll run so slowly on race day that they’ll pack up and roll out!  I felt this same way on my Half-Marathon race day, which meant I really pushed myself and ended up with time to spare!  I’m praying the same will be true on Marathon day!   Planned//Actual *notes* Monday – 5 Miles & Back + Biceps // 5 Miles…

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