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Showing posts from December, 2009

The Final Countdown

Hello!! How are you?? I mean really, how are you? Unless we are Facebook or real world friends, I have no idea how most of you have been the past week or so. The new 550 items in my Google Reader are proof. However, my lack of attention does not mean I don't love you. I have just been busy making memories. Yet the holidays are winding down, so my mind has been zeroing in on the year ahead, especially when it comes to my running. With 2010 just hours away, I decided to put my goals in writing. And what better place to solidify my running goals than here? 2010 Running Goals Run 1,000 miles Run a 4:30 marathon Set new 5K and 10K PRs Update my running blog at least twice a week The key to checking each item off my list is smaller weekly goals; I also think success will be more likely if I make myself accountable on here. If I feel like I have someone (you) checking up on me, I am much more motivated. My first weekly goal is to get a run in tomorrow. I can't think of a better way to

Jingle Bells - The Half Marathon Version

Dashing through the snow, On a thirteen (.1) mile run. O'er the hills we go, Racing is so fun. As my iPod plays, Helping miles pass, Oh what fun it is to run, I hope I'm not in last. Running fast, running far, Running all the way. I can see the finish line, Just half a mile away.

Jack Frosting

I'm really not a slacker with the once a week posts. I am just thinking of you and how busy you must be this time of year wrapping presents, finishing up last minute work projects, spending hours working on your Christmas cards, spending time with friends, shopping for those impossible people, getting together with family to make gingerbread houses ... Ummm, ok, maybe that is me. But I am going to pretend my once weekly posts are a favor to you anyway. By the way, there has also been some running in there. Not a ton, but I think I might actually stick to my training plan this week. I had a short run yesterday and there is speedwork on the schedule tomorrow and a longer run later Friday or Saturday. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for that one to be an outside run. How I love running in the cold!! Seriously. And now, since I also need to update my family blog while my girls are sleeping, I will wrap with a bullet point list of some of the things that have made me smile lately. H

The 12 Days of Running

On my twelfth day of running, I realized this runner needs... Fog free sunglasses Body glide for chafing Nice, ripe bananas Smart wool for my toesies The Stick for my ouchies Garmin to keep me going GU to fill my tummy Perrrrr-fectttt new shoooooes A great playlist Gatorade Recovery socks And a marathon medal for me I could do this every day until Christmas (but I promise I won't) and not run out of things for the list!

Blogger's Block

Between the holidays and my recent blogger's block (aka writer's block), I haven't checked in via my blog in over a week! I have been wandering around all of your blogs though, in hopes of getting some writing and running motivation and inspiration. I think it is starting to work. Now I just need a few more hours in the day. Last week was crazy as far as finding time to run. I went to bed every night thinking, "I have to run tomorrow." So without much running to report, I will share my upcoming running plans instead. As part of the runner series to get guaranteed entry into the St. George Marathon, I have to run two of nine designated races. I was originally going to run a half marathon and a 10k, but I decided to run a 5k on January 23 instead of one of the others. I haven't run a 5k in a long time, so I am going to really focus on speedwork and shorter runs until my marathon training starts on Janury 11. I am doing the FIRST training program for my marathon