Monthly Archives: November 2011

My fear has been conquered

Thanks to all of you who commented on the blog yesterday in regards to my running tights fear. I am happy to report that I ran 7.13 miles in them yesterday in 27 degrees with light wind and I did … Continue reading

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Running tights scare the ever-lovin heck outta me.

But so did capris and I wore those for the first time this year too… I’m #136 and aren’t we all cute??? I think we pulled off the capris quite well, thankyouverymuch. So I’m not quite sure what in the … Continue reading

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It’s all about the cute shirt, people

So on a total whim, I signed up for this Reindeer Run this coming Saturday. It’s just a 5K around a beautiful lake downtown Minneapolis. And yes, I said I was done racing this year, and that’s still true. I … Continue reading

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Straight-Shootin Sunday #11 (11/20-11/26)

Phew! These last two weeks have KICKED MY BUTT!!!! 60+ hours of work in 7 days, plus many more after that and holiday stuff. I’m managing to get all my scheduled training in and then some, so I’m happy. AND … Continue reading

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Inspire me.

They’re out there. We know this. Movies, books, documentaries, magazines, etc. There’s lots of things out there that inspire us. I’m glued to my Runner’s World, Women’s Running, and Running Times magazines every month as I read of people just … Continue reading

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*RAWR* Get in my belly!

I am hungry. All.The.Time. Ramping up training means it’s not unusual for me to be incredibly uncomfortable every 2-3 hours or so. I can eat an entire meal, feel stuffed, and then 2.5 hours later, my stomach is roaring. It’s … Continue reading

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“Black Curtain” Friday

I don’t do Black Friday. I never have. I most likely never will. Usually I work Black Friday, but not this year. I’ll be celebrating my own holiday this week called “Black Curtain Friday.” Yes, I’m going to be a … Continue reading

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Straight-Shootin Sunday #10 (11/13-11/19)

Weekly training recap. Sunday (11/13): 1 hour of running. Bulk at 10:00/mile pace with the last 20 minutes between 9:15-9:30/mile pace. I ran 6.1 miles and it was really tough again. I was majorly struggling mentally with my running. Basically … Continue reading

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57 days later…

Remember this post? 57 days, and almost 2 months later, I’m still very much living a coffee-free lifestyle and I’m loving every part of it, The first 3 days were super hard. After that, the benefits I was seeing from … Continue reading

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There’s nothin to see here…keep it moving!

Ok. We all see them. We’re not blind. It happens every single time I run. Sunday’s run, I’d finally had ENOUGH when a lady and her gawking made me so uncomfortable, and then she had the NERVE to block an … Continue reading

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