Category Archives: training

Running in the summer is aca-amazing

NOT. Y’all know how much I hate running in the summer heat. It was one of the main reasons why I decided not to train for a marathon this summer and instead stick to half marathons. Having less mileage is … Continue reading

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Virginia Is For Lovers [And Runners] 14k Recap

Woowee it’s been awhile since my last race recap (as usual you can find the calendar of all the races I’ve done since starting the blog on on the right; click for recap—->) I usually try to wait for some … Continue reading

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Running, Bumping Pumping, & Grindng

I don’t see nothing wrong….with a little PUMP and grind 😉 Still haven’t heard back from my tech help on my little I’msostressedoutwhyisthishappeningtome sidebar problem so it looks like I’m going to have to get started redoing it. NOT what … Continue reading

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2012 “Year of the Comeback” Recap

Has a whole year flown by already? I swear, it seems like just yesterday I was writing 2011’s recap and making some new goals for 2012. In the latter post, I vowed to “train smarter. Not harder, not more, but smarter.“ A … Continue reading

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Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing

Ok, what I did yesterday wasn’t THAT bad, but I still feel guilty about it. I’m going to keep you hanging on about what I did for a sec. Look at these pics from when I ran the Virginia 10miler … Continue reading

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My Last Long Training Run: A Story of Good and Bad

I thought long and hard about titling this post “people are assholes”, but decided against it. Mostly because there were good aspects to my last long run of  of MCM training yesterday. Good #1: It was like I had won … Continue reading

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I wanted to…

Happy Columbus Day I wanted to get on today and write a post about my last long run of 22 miles before the marathon. Yea, I wanted to, but the run never happened (or hasn’t happened yet). It’s been raining … Continue reading

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MCM E-Card and Bib #

It’s official now! I got my bib # and confirmation card yesterday so there’s no turning back now (not like there was before). For being out of 45,000, it’s a pretty low number This is by no means my first … Continue reading

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Worst Race of My Life–Virginia 10 Miler Recap

Updated to include: I had a bad experience with this race. I recommend these other 10 mile races in Virginia: The Richmond Capitol 10 miler in October or the Charlottesville 10 miler in March/April I seriously didn’t know how to title … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Running Surfaces (Revenge of the Penguins 20 Miler Recap)

Happy Monday everyone! It’s my favorite kind of day here in Cville: cool and cloudy. For the first time in months I’m wearing jeans, cardi, and a jacket! This is serious business 🙂 The post I have for you today … Continue reading

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