Category Archives: Winter Running

Winter weather blues…how to avoid them

As long as the weather we are having right now in Minny sticks around for the next 6.5 weeks, I am GOLDEN for the Walt Disney World Half Marathon. 50+ degrees, very little wind, and sunny? Yes, please! I won’t … Continue reading

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From a runner’s point of view

The other day on my Facebook site, I posted a pic of one of my favorite running paths about 1 mile from my house. Here in Minny, we are insanely fortunate to have beautiful places in abundance for runners to … Continue reading

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BAM! Reality Check.

When you’re begging God to put a car in the intersection you’re running towards so that you have to stop and take 5 seconds to catch your breath, you know you’re not having a good run. So yesterday was my … Continue reading

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Let’s maybe not be so harsh on the treadmill, ok?

I’ll be the first to admit that I used to HATE the treadmill as 1) it could be perceived as easier because you’re not propelling yourself, there’s no wind resistance, harder to do elevation work, etc 2) it’s not goin … Continue reading

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I caved

and bought a Garmin foot pod. It should be here by the end of this week. I have honestly been so stressed out over trying to run this winter, it’s ridiculous.  You would think I was trying to make a … Continue reading

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The biggest winter running blunder of all time…

occurred on Sunday. I had a beautiful 6 x 400m interval run I was looking forward to all week.  And the dumb meteorologists kept telling us that Sunday was going to be “unseasonably warm” and upwards of 40 degrees and … 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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Ringing in 2012

I did a different 5K on this day last year, but up next is the 2012 Team Ortho Polar Dash on New Year’s Day! I’m totally treating it as a “fun run” because I doubt I’ll PR in those conditions, … Continue reading

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Ok.I realize it’s not the end of the world, but it feels like it right now.

I kinda wish I hadn’t ended my 2011 race season with one of the best runs of my life. Why in the world would you say that, Courtenay? Because I’m done doing any races that aren’t “fun runs” until probably … Continue reading

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Today I’m not at 100%, tomorrow I HAVE to be.

So my fever broke last night, and with the exception of a head filling up with snot, and my throat a wee bit sore, I’m feeling LOADS better today. I’m not 100% by any means, but definitely don’t feel like … Continue reading

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