Countdown to marathon training

Source: google.ca via Amy on Pinterest   Marathon training officially begins March 12. Shit.

Planning to train for a marathon

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I know that training for a marathon will be exhausting. But planning the training makes me want to puke. A week after registering for the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon, I slipped on the ice and threw out my back. I finally got permission to start running 1-2 miles a couple times a week and then Friday […]

Ready to dance with dirt

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Next weekend, I’m headed to Devil’s Lake for Dances with Dirt. My friends are running the marathon, but I’m doing the 10k. I did my last trail training run on Thursday and am confident I will rock it! It was wet, muddy, slippery, etc and so forth. But I did 6 miles, faster than I’ve […]

Trying to stay positive in a sea of setbacks

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Knee. Ankle. Knee. Foot. Ankle. Foot. Shoulder. Foot. Knee. Foot. Foot. Rib. Foot. I have had so many setbacks in my training and journey to health. It seems like each time I take one step forward, something sets me two steps back. I have worked hard to not let this affect me but, to be […]

Red sauce 60 minutes pre-run = omg hell

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Had another great Team Challenge mid-week group run tonight. For the first quarter mile, Jodi and I stuck with Rochelle, Karla and Kevin… but after 5 minutes, we dropped back (they were going between 10:30-12min pace and that was pushing it for me for extended periods of time). Jodi and I alternated running a quarter […]

Do as I say, not as I do

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I’ve been struggling with something for awhile now and I can’t keep it bottled up anymore. I’ve tried to be upbeat and positive about this whole sprained foot fiasco. Oh wait, you don’t know about this do you? Yeah, that’s right. I never blogged about it. Why? Well, I kept putting it off… and off… […]