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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?

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Road to 26.2 Let's Talk the Self-Talk

Road to 26.2 Saturday, December 28th- 7 weeks, 1 day until my first big ass race “In the struggle, lies the joy,” Maya Angelou wrote this in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.  I scrawled it on my arm during a half marathon last year, the power of the words and positivity of the… Continue reading Road to 26.2 Let's Talk the Self-Talk

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Road to 26.2 Time to Rest!

Road to 26.2 Friday, December 27th, 7 weeks 2 days until The Big Day Whew. That was a holiday, am I right? I took two days off all the things, you know other than cooking, cleaning, and wrapping all the thingssssssssss. One of the presents I received reinforced a message that the universe is pushing… Continue reading Road to 26.2 Time to Rest!

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Road to 26.2- Christmas Eve!

Road to 26.2 Tuesday, December 24th- 7 weeks 5 days to go It's Christmas Eve! My husband and I love Christmas so much, we joke that our house is Christmas Land! So excited to give everyone their gifts! Last night, I received an incredible,  over-the-top gift that moved me to tears and I still cannot… Continue reading Road to 26.2- Christmas Eve!

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National Taco Day Recipe Swaps and Ideas

Happy National Taco Day! Tacos are quite literally my love language and my most favorite thing! It’s a damn good reason I live in Austin, one of the taco capitals of the world!  I probably make tacos at least once a week, always have and always will! When I started seriously training for some races… Continue reading National Taco Day Recipe Swaps and Ideas