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Why this wasn't my year for my 1st Half Ironman

The time had finally arrived.  It was Sunday morning, the morning of my first Half Ironman.  My training partners and I had been tediously watching the weather channel for the past 10 days and keeping tabs on the water temperature in Lake Michigan.   984 more words

Three months being MIA

Since I ran the Boston Marathon I have been a busy lady and this post is to share where I have been for the three months. 1,040 more words

Running

Marathon Training: Week 2

Well week 2 is in the books, and I must say this training is off to a terrible start.  Luckily my marathon is still 16 weeks away, which I feel is enough time for me to get it together, and become stronger and faster than the last one I ran! 431 more words

Running

*Griffith Park 8k Trail Race recap*

The runner’s high I got from the Griffith Park 8k Trail Race I ran this morning hasn’t quite dissipated yet. Although physically I feel like I ran a hard race (I’m exhausted this afternoon!), the rest of me just feels really content and happy that it was everything I didn’t expect it to be. 504 more words

Running

Sunkhaze Meadow National Wildlife Refuge

This quiet hike is only about forty minutes from home, so I took a run over there yesterday to check it out.

Shortly after approaching the sign, the asphalt turned to dirt, and 3+ miles later dropped me at the Johnson Brook trailhead. 501 more words

Hiking

Monday Detox

Weekends in the City can be a blast, exhausting and brutal, all at the same time. Although I tend to stay low key on Friday nights (this past weekend being an exception) because of long runs early Saturday morning, there is still plenty of time to do some damage.   429 more words

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*Ten tips for growing your running tribe*

Running has provided me with so many amazing opportunities over the past few years… I’ve qualified for, and ran, the Boston Marathon, I’ve been an ambassador for a few races including the… 912 more words