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Road to 26.2 Risky Business

Road to 26.2 Tuesday, January 14th- 4 weeks, 4 days until I run the Austin Marathon When did risky become a reason for no? When did we decide that not knowing the ending meant that we couldn’t begin? Why do we feel like we need to be assured of success before we will commit? I… Continue reading Road to 26.2 Risky Business

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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 Fueling Up

Road to 26.2 Sunday, January 5th- 5 weeks, 6 days until I get to become a marathoner Food is love, love is food, am I right? I love to cook and it’s a way that I love to celebrate holidays, gatherings with friends and family, and just share good times with people I love.  Food… Continue reading Road to 26.2 Fueling Up

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Road to 26.2 To Resolution or Not?

Road to 26.2 Friday, January 3rd- 6 weeks, 1 day, 21 hours until my first marathon New year, new you? This is the message we’re all seeing on TV, in our social media feeds, and from friends and family at this time of year. Everyone is rabid to change something massive about themselves and jumps… Continue reading Road to 26.2 To Resolution or Not?

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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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Road to 26.2- 8 weeks to go!

Road to 26.2 Sunday, December 22nd- 8 weeks to go Eight weeks until my first marathon! Seems so close and so far away! I feel like I have been training forever, yet I also feel like I need more training time! I first had the idea to run my first marathon after I ran two… Continue reading Road to 26.2- 8 weeks to go!