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Cap City Half Marathon 2012 Recap

Today I ran my 7th half marathon!  Knowing that I wasn’t going to race this race, I offered to pace a friend to reach her goal of finishing under 2:15.  I can’t tell you what a rewarding experience this was for me.  This is the second time that I have paced a friend in a [...]

Earth Day Menu Plan

Today is Earth Day.  I checked in on my post and pledges from Earth Day 2011 to review how I did.  I think that we did pretty well, but there are definitely places were we can improve. 

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Also today, I am running the Earth Day Challenge Half Marathon.  I am carpooling [...]

Columbus Half Marathon 2011 Recap

Commit. Train. Believe. Achieve. Fitting that this is the official motto for the race that I just PR’d in!

I DID IT! Shiny new PR (personal record) for me! I finished the race in 1:57:31 yesterday – my previous PR was 2:01:22 in the same race in 2009. I don’t think I have ever [...]

Race Day

It is here. Race Day. The day I have been waiting for all summer. I ran this race 2 years ago for the first time. It was my first ever half marathon. They say you aren’t supposed to set time goals for your first race. Your goal should simply be to finish. Being the [...]

Emerald City Half Marathon–In the Books

When I signed up for the Emerald City race, I signed up for the quarter marathon.  I knew that the Columbus Half was my goal race, so EC would be a training run.  Then one of my pace coaches with MIT talked me into the half.  No biggie, 2 halves in 6 weeks, I [...]

Dreams & Such

Do you ever have dreams that pertain to happenings in your life?  I had a dream on Friday night last week about running a half marathon.  Coincidentally my half marathon is coming up in 2 weeks.  Clearly I have been thinking a lot about the race, as my mind was still thinking about it while [...]

Cha, Cha, Cha, Changes

I am pretty sure that I just wrote last week about being surprised at how good I felt after running my 20 miler on Saturday, March 26, 2011. Apparently I shouldn’t make statements like that until I actually run again after said long run. I took Sunday & Monday off, per my training schedule and [...]