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Road to 26.2 The Recap

Road to 26.2 Thursday, February 27th- MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!! Y’all, this journey to run my first marathon is in the books! I can hardly even believe that I was able to do it, and I’m so excited about what is to come!  I’m about to dive into the race recap, but before I do, please know… Continue reading Road to 26.2 The Recap

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Road to 26.2 Good Valentines, Good Partners

Road to 26.2 Saturday, February 15th- 22 hours until I run the biggest race of my life This year is our 21st year together, our 21st Valentine’s Day, and we celebrated with roses, Tex-Mex, and the packet pickup expo for the Austin Marathon! I can honestly say that I love my husband more than I… Continue reading Road to 26.2 Good Valentines, Good Partners

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Road to 26.2 All the Hay is in the Barn

Road to 26.2 Tuesday, February 4th- 1 week, 4 days The past six months have been heavy training for the marathon, and I’ve been on this journey for two years. My running plan for this race has been my life for the last 18 ½ weeks. I’m now in my taper and have been questioning… Continue reading Road to 26.2 All the Hay is in the Barn

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Road to 26.2 The Skinny

Road to 26.2 Thursday, January 30th- 2 weeks and 2 days until my body is bad ass enough to run 26.2 “You must be so skinny, running all those miles!” Yes. I have trained for two years, and six days a week for the past five months to just lose weight. What? Isn’t there more?… Continue reading Road to 26.2 The Skinny

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Road to 26.2 How to Support Your Athlete

Road to 26.2 Tuesday, January 28th- 2 weeks and 4 days until I get to run twenty-six point two How to Support the Athletes in Your Circle: A Handbook It can be hard to understand when a friend or family member decides to take on a big physical challenge, like a marathon or triathlon. Hell,… Continue reading Road to 26.2 How to Support Your Athlete

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Road to 26.2 Quitting

Road to 26.2 Monday, January 13th- 4 weeks, 5 days until I get a big ass medal/belt buckle Yesterday, I wanted to quit. I wanted to quit at mile 1, 2, 3, 4. By mile 5, I decided to quit. I knew my friends were set to arrive at the trailhead any minute, and I… Continue reading Road to 26.2 Quitting

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Road to 26.2 Your Race, Your Pace

Road to 26.2 Tuesday, January 7th- 5 weeks, 4 days until my first marathon This morning, a few quotes and phrases came to mind as I was running. I ran at home on my treadmill this morning, it is cedar season here in Hill Country, which means that the pollen from the Mountain Cedars is… Continue reading Road to 26.2 Your Race, Your Pace

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Road to 26.2 You Can!

Road to 26.2 Monday, January 6th- 5 weeks, 5 days, 20 hours, 41 minutes, 1 second until The Big One The first Monday of the new year, of the new decade! Here in central Texas, we have an added bonus of sunshine and bright blue skies, what my weather app calls, “abundant sunshine.” I’m here… Continue reading Road to 26.2 You Can!

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Road to 26.2 Start Before You’re Ready

Road to 26.2 Monday, December 30th- 6 weeks, 5 days, 21 hours, 53 minutes, 2 seconds until the Big Race!“The key to success is to start before you are ready,” Marie Forleo said these fabulous words, and y’all it’s so darn true. No one starts training for their first marathon knowing how to run over… Continue reading Road to 26.2 Start Before You’re Ready

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Road to 26.2 Who’s in Charge Here?

Road to 26.2 Sunday, December 29th- 7 weeks until the Austin Marathon Today I ran farther than I ever have, learned a bit more about myself, a little about running, and a lot about preparation. My training schedule had 16 miles for today, and my friend Russell would be running with me at Town Lake… Continue reading Road to 26.2 Who’s in Charge Here?