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Just for Fun — Strongman Saturday?

Just for Fun — Strongman Saturday?

Last Saturday — Strong man Saturday! Our gym has open gym every Saturday morning, so as often as possible, hubby and I spend our Saturday mornings working out.  This past week was no different and quite often other gym members trickle in and we all work on stuff together… supporting each other along the way. Hubby is competing in a strongman competition this year — as his fitness goal — and part of prep work means odd object training.  Our…

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Running with Hubby?

Running with Hubby?

He’s supportive — but prefers to support from afar I’ve been bugging my husband (constantly) for years now — I want him to run with me!   I started running back in 2011 as a way to get a grip on my health and to lose weight.  Once I ran my first 5k (Spring of 2012) I was hooked!  I wanted to keep pushing my limits. “Can I run a 10K?” I asked myself — then I did it (March…

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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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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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Thursday things — Running in weird shoes

Thursday things — Running in weird shoes

Last night’s workout was probably my favorite and least favorite all in one.  We had to do our own warm up and then run a mile for a timed trial.  This stresses me out to no end!  I pride myself in being able to sustain a leisurely pace for — like forever!  I sustained the chubby kid shuffle, as I call it, for all 26+ miles of my marathon last year.  I’m perfectly content with it!  Running full throttle, on…

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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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