Tag: half marathons

i want to have running bling like flavor flav

I just found out I was selected to support and promote the Mississippi Blues Marathon as part of the #BlueCrew. Whoo-hoo I’m so excited! I wanted to support and promote the 2016 Mississippi Blues Marathon because: I’m planning to run it with my friend Stephanie; we heard (repeatedly) while we were running another half marathon (weird,

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feeling unstuck.

Last month I drove to Jackson Mississippi.  I found it after a missed turn, a frantic phone call and a bunch of tears on the side of the road in Mobile. I went to Mississippi to run the Magnolia Meltdown half marathon with my sweet, very fit and much younger (as in I have a

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things i learned (the hard way) in ohio

Hubs and I ran the USAF Marathon last Saturday. We built a vacation around our destination-marathon, and lingered in Dayton for a week to spend precious time with a dear friend. It was marvelous. The trip-part was marvelous that is…the marathon…well. I didn’t know in advance, the course was a Boston and Olympic Qualifier, nor

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sea monkey challenge

Along with stepping up my miles for the fourth (or fifth?) half marathon I’m running in seven weeks, I’m doing the 30 Day Plank Challenge this month. I’m planking a minute-a-day for eleven days until the challenge calendar exceeds my ability, and I’m doing my planks on my hands; because I can. As with any

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yes, I peed in the car

I never thought in a million years I would hit the ground running with my new business. I’m so very thankful. Unfortunately my personal business success means a lot of ten-hour days, and sometimes six days a week. Plus I have a a kid graduating from the nest -er, just high school. So my little

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self pity party

I don’t know anything that depletes my well of motivation faster than working my way back from an injury or illness. Trying to regain my running strength and stamina after thirteen sedentary days sucks. I know my body is capable of running ten miles. I ran ten miles last month, and nearly every weekend of

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Pretty Naked Piggies

I’ve been logging long miles training for my third half marathon in a couple of months, and I read online that an Epsom Salts bath is good for sore muscles, and that it will also detoxify your body. So the other night I decided to try it. Since I don’t normally take tub baths I

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I Collect Scars, Not Tattoos

I’ve hardly blogged lately because my mouth was hurt and I was paralyzed. Not literally paralyzed but my life did come to a screeching halt because I burned the roof of my mouth on a piece of grilled fish. Yes. A burn on the roof of my mouth paralyzed me. ME. I live and run

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Moms Know the Magic of A Ziploc

Ever since Hubs’ iPhone got wet during our half-marathon last April, it’s been near death; and I have to admit, I’m secretly ecstatic. The jumping for joy while my body stays super still every time Hubs tells me the latest wonky thing his phone is doing, kind of ecstatic. Hubs never breaks anything. Ever. In

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Bleachy Coffee Makes 13.1 Light

Its 2AM. This is the morning of my first half marathon, and I can’t sleep because I’m worried. I’m not worried about the 100% chance of rain, thunder and gusty winds; I’m not worried that I can’t run the half marathon, and I’ll have to walk it; I’m worried about untimely-runner-defecation. Yep. That one. My

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