Monthly Archives: December 2013

Let’s Talk Clothes

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The cutest little model in the world, sporting my (new) favorite race shirt.

Today: Rest Day
Yesterday: 6 miles on the ‘mill @ 63:55

Yesterday, I ran my “long run,” which was six miles. I refuse to take parentheses off the phrase long run (at least when referring to my workouts), until I get past 13 miles. Ok, at least until I get past 9 miles, because that’s the furthest I’ve run on my treadmill, and let’s all just admit it, any mileage over 5 miles seems long on a treadmill. OK, while we’re being honest, anything over 3 miles on a treadmill seems really long. Continue reading

Fact Friday

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I’ve seen a lot of people create themed posts on their blogs, FB pages, etc., for different days of the week, and thought I’d give it a try. So here is 26.2 x 2’s inaugural fact Friday! However, there’s a little spin to my post that differentiates me from everyone else’s. One of my “facts” that I post is actually fiction. I’ll give you 24 hours to try and guess which of these facts is fiction before I reveal which one listed isn’t true!

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Christmas Eve Wrap Up

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Christmas Eve Workout:
Walk/Jog 2 miles with the dogs
Ran 2.5 miles in 24:42

I was hoping I’d have a minute to post my Christmas Eve wrap up (which I wrote last night and fell asleep before posting it, I was so exhausted). Yesterday sure was a hectic day! I got up early (7:30 a.m. Early, for all you runners who get up at 5:00) to take the dogs out and start baking. Our family has a secret Santa draw every year where we have to make something for our person and buy a gift. Continue reading

Have Yourselves a Merry Little Christmas!

It’s officially Christmas Eve…and I am now officially a day late with my posts…but yesterday was a wonderful Christmas Eve Eve for me! I took a rest day, but still got a workout, nonetheless!

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I started out my day by making myself some very tasteful apple pie protein waffles (recipe from Dashing Dish), before getting started on cleaning out my office in our house, because we still hadn’t put up our Christmas tree! Continue reading

Treadmill Time: Mantras and Music

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Spoiler alert: I’m a huge fan of 80’s music!

Today’s workout was a really good one. I was a little disappointed (I’m starting to feel like I say that A LOT on here, and I hope nobody thinks I’m a whiny baby!), because it was SO nice and warm here today – a balmy 63 degrees – but I missed my chance to run outside because I had to finish some errands in the morning and by the time I got home, it was raining out. We did, at least, manage to take the dogs for a mile-long walk this morning, which was nice. Continue reading

10 Things I Love About Running

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There’s nothing better than enjoying beautiful scenery and (literally) a breath of fresh air than while running.

So, I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that I did get out and run today – yay! Also, I had my best run in a looong time; pr-wise, that is. Today, I ran a 5-k (practice run, not an actual race!), in 30:34. That’s better than a 10-minute mile, which I generally run on the treadmill. Which I’ve been doing a lot lately, because it’s been so cold and snowy here. I got started out planning on taking it easy and doing a 10:00/10:30 pace, but I was almost done with my first mile (which felt ridiculously slow), only to find out that I had run it in 9:34. Oops! After that, I tried to tell myself to slow down, I’m coming back from a cold, I’m still really tired, etc. but the inner Lis said, “wouldn’t it be cool if you finished your run in under 30 minutes?!” So of course, I decided to push myself and try to set a personal record for a practice run.

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I Ran (So Far Away)

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Warning: This post is really long; I will not be offended if you choose to skip ahead to the end to find out how my run went today.

The theme for the week this week is that of unexpected surprises. Yet again, today did not go quite as planned. I woke up to The Flock of Seagulls’ I Ran (So Far Away), which JP had playing on Pandora. I took that as a good sign, thinking that I would be able to get a run in at some point…but first things first… Continue reading

Back and Better Than Ever

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Even my Basset Hound, Bogie, is excited that I’ll be back on the road tomorrow. He’s sporting the shades because he’s starstruck from my song and tap dance (see below).

No, I didn’t go running today. I woke up feeling significantly better this morning, but had already made up my mind that I was going to give myself one more day of “rest” before starting my marathon training again. I was in the middle of getting ready to bake some muffins when I got a phone call from work…and even though I’m technically on vacation, I had to go into the office. The furnace was broken at work, and as the General Manager, it’s my responsibility to go in when (for lack of a better word) crap happens like this. So I got my butt in gear, and went into the office. What I thought would take 40 minutes turned into 4 hours, only to find out that the furnace man would not even make it there today (why do these types of things always happen around the holidays?!). SOOO I spend half my day at work, even though technically, I didn’t have to be there. Continue reading