Monthly Archives: September 2011

Lots of crazy thoughts go through your head when you’re sitting in a study area with college kids

So it’s officially here. Marathon weekend. I’ve been up since 5:30 this morning, and I’m currently sitting in a study nook here at the U of M downtown while my husband is in his Anatomy & Physiology class taking an … Continue reading

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Refueling. And it’s yummy too!

I do this. Do you? Thanks, Carrie!!!

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5.05

Just ran my last training run before the big day on Saturday. Felt REALLY strong the whole time. 5.05 miles in 49:00 doing 15 minutes easy as a warm up, 8 x :35 “pick-ups” around 8:45 pace followed by 2:35 … Continue reading

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Only 9 more days to go

It has been 5 days now where not a single drop of coffee has touched my lips. I even have chocolate covered coffee beans in my kitchen that I haven’t touched either. I’m staying true to this,  you guys. Days … Continue reading

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Straight Shootin Sunday #3 (9/18-9/24)

This week felt like a giant EPIC FAIL on the training front. While I got 2 solid runs in, I had to work my butt off this week and was just overall exhausted the whole time. And then on my … Continue reading

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14 Day Challenge…Just say “no” to coffee.

Holy cow. I can’t even believe that I am writing this post, but here I am, sitting on my comfy couch, in my new running capris, watching old episodes of Grey’s, and I’m WRITING THIS POST. Ya’ll…it has been suggested … Continue reading

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Oh people…the anticipation is KILLING ME

I am SO FREAKING EXCITED for our upcoming Twin Cities Marathon Weekend, you cannot even begin to imagine! While I’m not one of the big dawgs running the marathon or 10-miler on Sunday, I’d like to think my 10K (the … Continue reading

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Chop.

Went and chopped 8″ off my hair today into an angled “bob” cut. Big changes happening around here, and the hair is just the beginning! My goodness I feel LIGHTER! L.O.V.E.

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Straight-Shootin Sunday #2 (9/11-9/17)

Sunday (9/11): 36 minutes on the revolving stair-stepper. 4 mins. single step slow warm up, 4 mins. single FAST, 4 mins. double steps, 4 mins. single turned 30 degrees to left, 4 mins. single forward, 4 mins. single turned 30 … Continue reading

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Well then…what a difference 2 days make.

Today was kinda supposed to be kinda crappy. I had an appointment with a new doctor (not running or sports injury related) this morning that I was kinda nervous about. You never know what sort of situation you’re getting into … Continue reading

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