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Half Marathon Eve

Tomorrow is half marathon #18, a brand new race, the Lake Michigan Trail Half Marathon. Am I ready? I dunno. Do I feel like it’s the day before a race? Nope. If it weren’t for the fact that there’s a running outfit sitting on my dresser right now with a race bib, you’d never even […]

Blue and Purple Boat and Walla Wallas

Thursday 13: 13 days after the car accident

I am 13 days post car accident and feeling much better. Part of that is because I can see that the end is near, and part of that is because my ears stopped ringing about a week ago. Yesterday the insurance company finally had an adjuster look at the car and they have officially totaled […]

Dances With Dirt Devil's Lake

Dances With Dirt Half Marathon

  On Saturday I ran Dances With Dirt, my first trail half marathon. I’ve never been to Devil’s Lake State Park, therefore I had no idea what to expect, other than that there were going to be some steep hills. I’ve been meaning to run this race for a few years now and it was […]

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Ragnar Chicago 2014

Ragnar Chicago is always a fun time! This year I was runner #9, and my husband was runner #7. Van 2 drove up to exchange 6 on Friday morning where we met up with the rest of our team and waited for the hand-off. Team 31, I Just Wanted To Run We checked in, shopped, […]

Oh hey, I hired a personal trainer

Holy crap, I’ve hired a personal trainer! This is something that I’ve wanted to do for years and I’m finally doing it!!! My A goals are pretty simple: Strengthen my shoulder so that it stops being such a sissy. Lose weight and become leaner. Form a solid weight lifting routine. Be (stay) flexible. Be a […]

Packing for Ragnar Chicago 2014

Ragnar Chicago is only two weeks away. TWO WEEKS!!!! I thought I re-run an edited post about packing for Ragnar to celebrate. The first year I ran Ragnar Chicago I packed like an idiot. I was gone from Thursday evening until Saturday evening, I had enough clothes for a week. I also had three pairs of running […]

Olive playing the part of a sugar crashing crab monster

Running, sugar, yoga

(Not) running That long run on Sunday? DID NOT HAPPEN. Sunday was one of the really long, jam packed days with so much that needed to get done that a long run never happened. I took the dog for a two mile walk though, that felt great. The sugar crash I love sweets, but we […]

Trailbreaker Half Marathon recap

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