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Marathon Monday — It’s my Runniversary!

Marathon Monday — It’s my Runniversary!

That’s right — today marks my 1 year Marathon Runniversary!   Exactly one year ago today, I ran my first ever full marathon!!  I finished dead last and the race organizers would clean up the course as I passed!  *How embarrassing!* So many early mornings, hot runs, long runs, and exhausted rest days…   So many things went wrong: Streets were flooded due to Hurricane Matthew so the course was changed and re certified last minute Volunteer Teenagers that were…

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I PR-ed my Mile Time!!!

I PR-ed my Mile Time!!!

It’s Marathon Monday and I’m so excited to share that I PR-ed my mile time!  It was only by a few seconds, but it counts!   Mile Run Times First ever mile time: 12:32 on 1/22/12 2013 best mile time: 11:42 2014 best mile time: 12:18 2015 best mile time: 14:06 2016 best mile time: 15:30–marathon training, all runs were slow! 2017 best mile time: 10:05!! As you can see, I didn’t really work on pace for the majority of…

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Monday Matters!

Monday Matters!

If you’re like me, fun weekends also mean crazy eating weekends!  This weekend was tons of fun (date day with hubby, chill day at home!) — but it was also an epic eating weekend.   Donuts! We started our Saturday with a really disappointing trip to an apple orchard.  We wanted to (1) pick apples to turn into apple crisp and apple pie, (2) get apple cider donuts fresh from the on site bakery, and (3) get some apple cider…

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How can it be Monday already?

How can it be Monday already?

It’s so hard to wake up after a long night of no sleep Last night I made the mistake of enjoying a cup of coffee at 6:30 PM.  Like a Rookie! Of course, this meant I was fully wired when it was time for bed — and I just rolled around and didn’t sleep until way too late.  I don’t know for sure how late, but it was late. I can feel it in my eyes this morning that I…

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Labor Day Monday!

Labor Day Monday!

Running update Last week, I decided to get my running shoes no and start training.  I ended up tweaking a Couch to 5K workout… which is my go to running plan when I’ve taken time off.  It just works. Scheduled:  5 min walk/warm up, then 8x 1min run, 90sec recover.  Then a cool down. I decided to take those 1 minutes runs and turn them into sprints!  I went as fast as I could go for a few of those…

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It’s Monday and I miss marathon training :(

It’s Monday and I miss marathon training :(

Love/hate It’s probably the craziest thing, but I totally miss marathon training.  It’s a love hate thing. I love the feeling you get after a good run. I love the sense of accomplishment you get when completing a week of good training. I love feeling like I’m working towards a goal — and then meeting that goal? I love how good you sleep after a hard/long run Taking time out of your day to unplug and be by yourself Having…

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My Training Plan Update

My Training Plan Update

Are you training, or what? As school is starting, I can’t help but start to organize and plan all aspects of my life.  If it doesn’t get planned – it won’t get done! Part of that is meal planning and prepping, but a larger part is planning my training.  I’m still circling the idea of running a 5K race this winter, but haven’t found the “one” just yet.  I’m toying with the idea of either a Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas…

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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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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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