Tag: 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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i have a smurf-blue belly button

I spent my Fourth of July at The Color Run. Hubs refused to run The Color Run with me because he said it was gay; which in my non-homophobe-marathoner-husband’s language I translated to mean he didn’t want to do it because it wasn’t a serious, hardcore, timed run and he didn’t want to be doused

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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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Running Jogs My Memory

I went for a run today. It was my second run of the week, which is unusual for me because by this point in the week I’ve normally run at least three times. But it’s Christmas week; we had a party; I was laid off; I miss my middle son; my mother is mean… Yeah.

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I’m Gleek, The Pet Space Monkey with a Limp

My right hip hurts. And my left foot hurts. And I know that makes me sound like Quasimoto on Geritol, but actually, it’s my husband’s fault. And my friend Ethel’s fault too; and really, it’s like blaming the same person because my husband and my friend Ethel are the Wonder Twins. During an expo for

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