Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer

I don’t know about you all, but I am done with summer. I never really get into it, truth be told, but this year, the heat has sucked the life out of me worse than usual. I am tired of finishing runs looking like I jumped into a swimming...

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Difficulties Be Damned

Difficulties Be Damned

I finished reading “The Lost City of Z” by David Grann a few days ago. The book is the story of Percy Fawcett, an explorer in the early 1900s, who dedicated his life to mapping and exploring the Amazonian jungle. He risked all he had, his...

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Heartbreak Dreaming

Heartbreak Dreaming

Grandma’s Marathon did not go according to plan. It did not go well, and it was not a particularly fun day. That is the big downside to marathon training. When it goes poorly, it goes poorly for a loooooooooooong time. I was running a nice...

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Marathon Legs…MEH

Marathon Legs…MEH

I am in the last weeks of yet another marathon build up, and I am so READY to race. I really just want to run a marathon…is that too much to ask??? I did one of my last workouts today. It was a typical Indiana day, could not make up its...

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You’re Ticking Me Off.

You’re Ticking Me Off.

If you don’t want to have nightmares about arachnids, heed my warning, save yourself, and do NOT read this post. I take no responsibility for the paranoia that could set in after learning about ticks. However, I do think everyone should...

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RUN FASTER!!!!!

RUN FASTER!!!!!

Thanks to everyone who watched my Women Empower Active Interview last week!! I had so much fun chatting about goals and answering questions. Thank you for letting me be part of your community! If you thought of other questions you wanted to ask...

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Bummers and Babies

Bummers and Babies

I didn’t get to race LA Marathon. To do all that work and not get to at least toe the line was a pretty big bummer. But I get pretty stinking sick the Tuesday before the Sunday race, and a marathon is best not started at less than 100%. It...

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Thoughts on “Thoughts”

Thoughts on “Thoughts”

I am one of those runners who listens to music and podcasts while running. I know some people think real runners don’t use headphones, but I am definitely not one of them. When you are running your 12oth mile of the week alone, bored, and...

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Marathon Griiiiiiind

Marathon Griiiiiiind

I have reached the point in my marathon training cycle where I feel like I have been stuck in a meat grinder for weeks and can’t find the way out. Seems like every morning as I take my first few steps out the door, I groan and creak and...

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Goals, Goals, Goals!

Goals, Goals, Goals!

I have thought a lot in the past few weeks about my goals for 2015. I wrote about how to set goals and the benefits of setting goals, but had not yet been able to put mine into words. Which I certainly need to do as I am racing in a little over a...

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New Year, New Goals!

New Year, New Goals!

A new year new resolutions, right? Not for me this year. No resolutions, but plenty of goals. I dislike the pressure and all or nothing feel of resolutions, so this year, I am going to be setting goals for myself. I am not sure if you guys have...

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Bulldogs and Ice cream!

Bulldogs and Ice cream!

It’s been a big week, friends. If you saw my bio on the UR website, you might remember that I said two of my favorite things in all of the world are English bulldog puppies and moose tracks ice cream, preferably Turkey Hill brand. It is a wonder...

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