Tag Archives: 1/2 marathon

Future Race Calendar

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I’m always happy when I can say I’ve been bit by the running bug.  I’m also always happy when I have a really amazing run after a not so great run, allowing me to better appreciate what my body is able to do.  And after an awful 2 miler Tuesday, I was so happy when I was able to run… Read more »

Fitness Friday & LockLaces

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Except for when I’m sick, you’ve never seen me take so many rest days.  That just proves it was a huge week for me! A 1/2 marathon not only requires months of training but it requires rest before AND after and that was exactly what this week was about.  But I have to admit, I got the itch to start… Read more »

The Power Playlist

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Just because my 1/2 marathon went well, doesn’t mean it was easy.  We were asked not to wear headphones (so that we’d be aware of traffic and our surroundings) though many still did, myself included.  I had prepared myself that I may not be able to, but I also prepared myself should it seem like I could. I popped my… Read more »

The Outcome

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Out of 1472 runners, I finished 796. While I told no one my goal finish or planned pace (really I just wanted to finish), I finished a good 8 minutes faster than I was planning to pace myself. So…how did it go? It started bright and early with my go-to breakfast of whole english muffin, peanut butter, banana and coffee… Read more »

It’s Go Time!

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I seriously can’t believe it’s here.  I think I was in disbelief most of yesterday but regardless of whether or not I believe it, today’s the day.  It’s go time!   We made is to Springfield early last night.   I picked up my race bib, t-shirt and got a sneak peak at the awards for the winners.  (All I’m… Read more »

And We’re Off!

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And we’re off! Well not just yet but later this afternoon we will be on our way to Springfield so that I can run my first half marathon! To say I’m excited is an understatement. To say I’m nervous is an even bigger understatement. But hopefully the combination of the two will lead to a great adrenaline rush to push… Read more »

Fitness Friday / Oh where, Oh where?

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  Oh where, oh where Has the yoga gone? Oh where, oh where can it be? With the practice cut short And the poses held long Oh where, oh where can it be? Yep, there’s still hardly any yoga in my life. And I promise I’m still working to fix that, despite how it seems. The thing is, I have… Read more »