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Mehhhhh weather :(

Friday, October 02, 2015      2 comments

I love running (really more of a love/hate), but one thing that I really don't like about it is how dependent it makes me upon the weather. I know there are die-hards out there that will run in any kind of weather... but I am NOT one of them, e... Read more

Next phase...

Wednesday, September 30, 2015      3 comments

Well, now that the half marathon is under my belt (sort of - what a strange, wonderful thing that was...), it's time to plot out my next phase. I found it to be very helpful to make an actual schedule of my training and stick it to my bathroom ... Read more

Achievement unlocked: Half Marathon

Sunday, September 27, 2015      3 comments

Ohhh you guys. The Blerch East was NOT easy, and not because it was a 13-mile run. It was not your ordinary 13-mile run. It was in the woods. On mountainous trails. With rocks, sticks, roots, holes, and bear poop. Yes, bear poo... Read more

Last training run...

Thursday, September 24, 2015      5 comments

I've made it! Made it to the end of my half-marathon training program! The race is Saturday, whether I'm ready for it or not... but I think I'm ready. I ran an easy 2 miles this morning (and lost a nose ring along the way - kinda pissed about... Read more

More medical adventures!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015      5 comments

I went to the doctor for my follow-up yesterday. Good news: my brain scan came back with nothing unusual (I hesitate to declare my brain "normal" - those who know me well would argue with that). No tumors, bleeds, holes, etc. That wa... Read more

Taper week!!

Monday, September 21, 2015      1 comments

Well, friends - I ran my last big long run yesterday: TEN MILES. Did I walk a portion of it? You bet. But I ran the first six miles straight, and then I probably walked only just a tiny portion of the remaining four. I'm not going to beat m... Read more

"Runner's high" is REAL!!

Thursday, September 17, 2015      4 comments

Holy cow, you guys... So even in spite of feeling draggy yesterday, I went out for my run yesterday evening. I had five miles scheduled for last night, but since this is my final week and I've been consistently running five miles with ... Read more

Medical fun!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015      4 comments

Well - I went back to the doctor yesterday. I haven't talked about this much, because it's not something that I really like talking about... but I've been experiencing memory problems recently. Not like not being able to find my keys or pu... Read more


Monday, September 14, 2015      5 comments

So, this is my final week of HARD training for the Blerch Half!! I've got two five milers and a ten miler (!!) scheduled for this week, then next week is my taper before actual race day on 9/26. I'm excited and terrified all at once! I've... Read more

Pretty weather...

Friday, September 11, 2015      3 comments

Got my massage, got my good weather. Going to get my run, too. I am hopeful that nothing goes wrong, but if it does, it does. Today's goal: Focus On Finishing.... Read more

Regrouping today

Thursday, September 10, 2015      2 comments

Again - thank you to all the people who took time to offer helpful suggestions and supportive things to say yesterday. Some days, I really don't know what I'd do without Sparkpeople... I am using today to rest and regroup. It's a grey, ... Read more


Wednesday, September 09, 2015      6 comments

DISCLAIMER: I'm venting here today. If you're looking for positivity, I'm afraid I haven't got much of that at the moment. I'm sorry. Today, I need to write about my anger and my fear and my frustration. Anyway. I had absolutely ... Read more

Home improvement IS exercise

Tuesday, September 08, 2015      3 comments

Okay, HOLY COW you guys. So, this Saturday, I moved all the furniture around (Andrew helped with that bit), ripped out the carpeting (which Andrew also helped with), took out all the tack strips and the staples, put Killz on the floor where... Read more

Ready for the holiday weekend

Friday, September 04, 2015      2 comments

I've got loads of stuff planned and I'll hopefully get to it all... ...not the least of which is running, but also planning on ripping out the carpet and putting in the new floor. FINALLY. I'd love to paint, too, as long as I'm ripp... Read more

You can't change the direction of the wind...

Wednesday, September 02, 2015      4 comments

...but you CAN adjust your sails. First of all - to those people that left me encouraging words after my low moment on Monday... THANK YOU. I plan to thank you all personally, too, but I also wanted to publicly say it because I think it's ... Read more

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