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Life and a Link-up

Being a farmgirl and all, the other day during a run – of course it was during a run because that is when my mind reeeeallllly wanders – I was thinking of training like farming. You know, you do a hard training run. Then you do some stretching, some recovery runs, some drills, some plyometrics,…

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My next marathon

I’m already looking forward to my next marathon! Planning to head up to the North Shore again in June. Grandma’s Marathon 2015 Woohoo! So training has begun. Don’t ya think that any time you go to do something you think, “Wait, am I really gonna do this?” especially with big things? But this time I’m…

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In 2015: I’m choosing to Trust

The parking lot at our local gym (The Y) was packed out this morning. Like, jam-packed waaay more than normal. And so, I’m thinking, “What the…?” Then it hit me… New Year’s resolution time. Good for you! People, keep it up! So goals, huh? Who doesn’t have goals? This year, I have lots of little targets I’m…

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Ultimate Coffee Date Link-up

Hello weekend! I’m linking up with several other bloggers led by Coco, Lynda and Deborah to share some thoughts over a virtual coffee. So if we were having coffee, first of all I’d probably order a cappuccino. If I was feeling crazy and in need of some major calories, I’d have a cafe viennois. Oh…

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An award to wrap up 2014

What a nice way to wrap up a crazy December[!] and a wonderful year… My runner-blogger friend, Elle at A Fast Paced Life bestowed upon me the Liebster Award. She’s really smart. Not for sharing the blog love with me but, seriously, just read her stuff, she’s super smart and witty. “Thanks, Elle!” Here’s how I…

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Merry Christmas!

Spent the eve of Christmas Eve here. Left clavicle fixed. Not the most fun way to spend the holidays, but, as I keep trying to tell myself, “It could be a lot worse.” Now to get the anesthesia out of the system so as to stop puking. That would be nice. So friends we leave…

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Yikes, that face…

Suffice it to say, last weekend’s marathon race in Sacramento was painfully poor. You can see it in my face. No, really, look at my face! Shame to miss all those amazing palm trees running the last three miles with eyes closed. That’s the face of pure frustration.        Annoyance.      …

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Monday motivation: renewal

“Things are always better in the morning.” No kidding, I chose to share this Harper Lee quote before yesterday’s race happened. The race was one that I should want to forget, but it was, after all, memorable. Not good, but memorable. Here are some quick shots from the race warm up: But, now that it’s…

A quick touch base pre-race

Touched down in Sacramento and immediately noticed how chewy and hot the air is. Mmmm. I love it. Reminds me of my basement. All of those countless miles run there. Familiarity. Familiarity is nice even if in the form of basement air. For real, I’m excited the start temperature is likely to be in the…