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Happy Trails

Today I went on a┬átrail run through the Rhett’s Run portion of the Cosmo Nature Trail at Cosmo Park, here in CoMo. That was my third trail run. The first one was a couple years ago (maybe?)… a five mile … Continue reading

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5:35 a.m.

I figured I can do a mile in (roughly) ten minutes, so I set my alarm for ten minutes earlier than normal. I had all my stuff laid out, so all I had to do was throw on some clothes … Continue reading

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2014 Columbia Eve Fest 5k; Other Musings; and #writeandrun31

OTHER MUSINGS I’ll start with other musings. I’ve been saying I want to do more writing. I don’t have anything in particular in mind, but I keep saying it, and I have this blog, so, you know….. Hey, it’s the … Continue reading

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Strength in Every Pose, Always Engaged: My Thoughts on Finishing the NYC Marathon

At the beginning of every yoga class, we’re asked to set our sankalpa, our intention, for the class. Every class, every time, as I was training for the New York City Marathon, this was mine: Strength in every pose, always … Continue reading

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One More Breath. One More Step.

August has been a great month. It started with the Tom Short 5k, which we do every year to honor one of Carl’s childhood friends who was a runner. They hold a 5k each year benefitting the General Dacey Trail … Continue reading

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5 Weeks In: Progress, and We Are Stronger Than We Think

Time for an update! We began our training for the NYC marathon 5 weeks ago yesterday. Since then I’ve experienced issues with both ankles and my piriformis muscle (right butt muscle) and Carl has experienced a hip problem that sidelined … Continue reading

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Off We Go!

Our training was officially to start NEXT Monday. But last weekend, on an 8 mile run, I abruptly decided I was tired of waiting to start, so I declared, simply, that we had. It’s interesting, the shift, that the mind … Continue reading

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NYC Marathon Training Plan

It took us awhile but we’ve finally settled on this training plan. It’s a modified beginner plan from the Hansons Marathon Method, and uses a combo of speed (yellow), tempo (blue), easy (orange) and long (pink) runs. My X-Train is … Continue reading

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Ready For the Hills in Columbia’s GoGirlRun Half Marathon 5.24.14

I’m not sure if driving the course the day before was a good idea or not. What it did was give me a sense of the difficulty of the course the GoGirlRun organizers had set out for us. I’d never … Continue reading

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Let It Be, or, No One Told Me There Would Be Hills

As if I wouldn’t know that there would be hills… in a 10k, in Columbia, where there are a LOT of hills. How long have I lived here? Sometimes I am SO unaware. I never really looked at the route … Continue reading

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