Category Archives: running

Swim results and some reflections

My 2.4 mile swim was yesterday.  Thinking back i’m still in awe that I completed it. At 6 AM I was standing on the shore with my super strong trainer, and we’re both freaking out.  It looked soooooo far.  Then … Continue reading

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Uh oh

I’m becoming too good at excuses… My refrigerator broke, so I have no cold water or ice.  I used this as the perfect excuse to stay in bed.  After all, I can’t run if I don’t have hydration, right? Ugggghhhh! … Continue reading

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Go right because there’s no shortcuts to the top

Earlier today I wrote about missing my morning run.  I had open water swim this evening, which usually tires me out, between the current and the heat.  I went for a longer than normal swim.  My trainer commented that I … Continue reading

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Ugh!

I woke up this morning to a crampy abdomen. I walked around a little bit but the pain didn’t go away.  So I went back to bed and curled up in a ball, thus missing my run.  When I got up … Continue reading

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Well! You ask, you receive!

My last post was just after a horrible, awful, emotional, disastrous run.  Well!  Saturday I had an AMAZING run.  Things went well, and I’d say on a scale of 1 to 10 it was an 8 or 8.5.  The only two … Continue reading

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Today I hate running….

I can’t even call today’s run a run.  Not even 1/2 a mile in to it I was emotional. I felt tired.  I didn’t want to run.  I didn’t want to think about the 1/2 marathon.  I was just a … Continue reading

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Open water swimming

Yesterday was my first training in the open water for the swim I am doing on October 1.  It went well, but there were a few things I wasn’t expecting. Choppy – the water was choppy.  Depending on which direction … Continue reading

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5 miles, I never thought and never knew…

5 miles sounded easy to me, until I did 2.  As I’ve blogged before though, the 2 mile days are usually the toughest for me.  I did 5 miles each day the last 2 weekends.  Both days were long, yet … Continue reading

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100+ heat isn’t my friend

It wasn’t such a good run today.  My legs were aching 1/2 a mile in.  The schedule today was for 2 miles, and I probably ran about 50% of it.  I feel like training is a roller coaster.  5 miles … Continue reading

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Ohmigawd I like running!!!

I never thought this day would happen. Here it is!! I like running!!! Maybe I’m on a runners high. Maybe the stars are perfectly aligned.  Maybe something clicked.  Maybe it was what I ate for breakfast.  Maybe it was just getting … Continue reading

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