Second Thoughts and a New Hero

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Confession time: Over the past few weeks I’ve had second thoughts about my goal to try to qualify for the 2016 Boston Marathon this fall. When I’m pushing myself through my long runs my brain is full of negative self-talk and questions: Do I really want this? Do I really want to put in ALL of this hard work and training with a very good chance that I’ll fail? How embarrassing would it be Continue Reading...

The Road to Boston 2016: Week 23 – The Easter Edition

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Happy Belated Easter everyone!  I hope you all were able to spend precious time with your family and loved ones.  My Easter weekend was really fun as the weather is finally cooperated with us!  I spent almost the entire weekend outside, and was able to get in two great runs.  My Saturday long run was the longest training run that I've done in a year!  From here on my long Continue Reading...

The Road to Boston 2016: Week 22 – Let the Cross-Training Begin!

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When last we “spoke” about my training I was very frustrated and dealing with an injury – shin splints suck! Actually, any injury sucks. I don’t deal well with being injured, or taking no for an answer for that matter. Being injured in my eyes is like seeing a great big “NO” sign. This is my internal dialogue with my body: Body: Ow – your shins hurt, you really should take a rest Continue Reading...

Summer Chat, Ladies Lunch and a Review of Wendy’s New Salads #NewSaladCollection #Wendys

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A week ago, I took my best running friend Juliette out for a nice relaxing (kid-free!) ladies lunch at Wendy's to try out their new salads.  They have three new salads that are 50% lower in fat grams, 29% lower in sodium, and 61% lower in saturated fat.   Wendy's new salads are: Asian Cashew Chicken, BBQ Ranch Chicken and Taco Supremo Salads.   Wendy's is a leader Continue Reading...

The Road to Boston 2016: Week 21 Training Recap – Thoughts on Running Cadence and Injuries

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Hooray – it’s Spring guys! The weather this past week was great for running, and even Friday’s rain was so much better than running in the -20C windchill. I feel like we made it through the longest winter ever – we survived!! This past week was a great week. I got a new haircut, and took my weekday running to a new level. I used to run twice around the park on my lunch breaks (5.5k), then over the Continue Reading...

We went to Vegas and kissed the single life goodbye!

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Did you know that time flies by fast when you're busy having kids and raising them? I was relaxing last night by going through my Instagram feed, checking out all of the awesome Throwback Thursday pics. (I love looking at everyone's old 90's & 80's pics). I then decided to find an old pic of me to share. I went through my Facebook pics and found this gem: Wow! Was it really 10 yrs Continue Reading...

April Goals and a New Hairstyle

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Wow! It’s April… Finally! The weather here is warming up (slowly) and running outside is becoming a lot more enjoyable. Last month saw a big change in my training. I hired a coach and my motivation came back. I ran, lifted and sweated more, and even began logging my food and eating better. This month I hope to continue with the positive changes and have broken out my goals into a few Continue Reading...

The Road to Boston 2016: March Training Recap

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Hey guys!  Remember back in February in one of my last posts about my Boston Training I was talking about how I was struggling with my motivation and how I was contemplating doing the Chilly Half marathon and also hiring a coach/trainer?  Then the March Healthy Living Blogging Challenge came along, and my laptop died (or is temporarily sick) so I haven't really updated you Continue Reading...

10 Things You Might Not Know About Me

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Back when I first started blogging (2004), it was cool to have a link in your blog’s sidebar below your bio to your “100 Things”. I wanted to share a link to it, but I can’t seem to find it in the archives of my old blog, so I guess I deleted it a LONG time ago. So instead of 100 things, here are 10 things you might not know about me: 1. I grind my teeth when I sleep and wear a Continue Reading...

Setting Goals for The Next Quarter Century

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This is Day 7 of the March Healthy Living/Fitness Blogger Blogging Challenge. Please feel free to join in and share your blog post in the comments below and visit the other blogs that have linked up. For a list of suggested topics, please visit this post.Happy Monday Tuesday guys! I’m sorry that I missed Friday’s writing prompt in the March Healthy Living Blogging Challenge. I deleted two Continue Reading...