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50 Mile Week & Surgery Date Set!

I’m not gonna lie, when I ran 60 miles two weeks ago, it burned me out a bit and made my legs insanely tired. I had a bug though and was loving it at the time.  I followed up the next week with 45 miles. Including my longest run yet since my surgery. (18.2 Mi). … more »

60 Mile Week

Merry Christmas all! The picture above is one of the pictures we took for our Christmas card. No pants, of course. And what did we get Marshall for Christmas? A pad of paper and some new crayons. He had so many gifts from all of our families and we try hard to keep things as minimal … more »

The definition of TMI. Boobs, Boobs, Boobs.

I’ve been back at the running thing for almost 2 weeks now. Yippie! Back to our usual… I have my reconstruction surgery date tentatively set for January 15th. I’m going to pester them to see if they’ll bump it up to the week before because I’m trying to do a little Florida trip with my … more »

I signed up for Boston

I’ve been uninspired to write lately. My attitude has been bad and I’ve been grumpy. I made myself throw it all to the side and enjoy our vacation over the weekend but honestly I’ve been a little nasty. We went to Sonoma for a wedding and last minute decided to leave Marshall with my Grandma … more »

The Finish Line

The finish line of a marathon is one of the most joyful places I’ve ever been. Running the Boston Marathon is a dream for most runners. People work for years to qualify. It’s a celebration race for many. Some don’t qualify and are running for something they strongly believe in, they work hard to raise … more »

Initial Afterthoughts of Shamrock

It’s been 9 days since the Shamrock marathon. I’m still really happy about it, but a part of me thinks perhaps I could have been tougher in the last 6 miles and broke 3:10. I’m not dissapointed. I can’t be dissapointed with the race I trained for and the race I put my heart into. … more »

2012 Adventures in Pictures

January: OK, so this is a post of the year in pictures, and when I started typing the word January, I  realized I wasn’t even really sure January 2012 existed, because I honestly remember nothing from it and have no pictures. Then, I stumbled upon this gem: My best friends and I ringing in the … more »


938 miles is all that stands between me and a 2:45 marathon in the spring at the Carmel Marathon. Coming off of the Indianapolis Monumental Half Marathon last week I found myself with some extra time on my hands as I have entered a self imposed rest/recharge period that will take me through Thanksgiving and … more »

To Garmin or not to Garmin?

For real, I’ve never liked running with a watch. I hate being a clock watcher as much as I hate being a mileage watcher on the treadmill. If I’m running more than three miles on a treadmill, you better believe it’s covered up with a shirt. I can’t be staring at the distance, it ticks … more »

Boston Marathon 2012 Race Report – The Year of the Deferral

I don’t know really know where to start with this blog. I could go a lot of different directions, the city, the weekend, the vacation but I think I’ll focus on the actual marathon. I am starting to get a little removed from the race but I will do my best to recount what happened. … more »