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Some Progress

As it turns out, signing up for a really expensive half marathon was enough to get me in my running shoes 4 times last week, for a total of 20.5 miles. There was some quality in those miles too: I

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The Gambler

I got home from Lake Tahoe last Sunday early enough to get a decent long run in.  You might remember from my last post that I was determined to get back on the base building horse and knock out a

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Inadvertent Recovery Week

Good news and bad news.  The good news is that I survived my first full week of work.  Yay!  The “bad” news is that I only ran ~8 miles this week, despite my best intentions.  Here’s a breakdown of my

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Change and Adaptation

My entire existence as a “real” runner — i.e., someone who trains consistently from week to week — has been a relatively new phenomenon, dating back to the beginning of 2012.  It coincided with 2 other big changes in my

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I’m Baaaack!

Hey y’all!  I’m back from my vacation, which was Wonderful and very relaxing.  It kicked off with a girls’ weekend in Guerneville, CA to celebrate the upcoming nuptials of AJ & CR.  I hung out with a fantastic group of

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Cross training and Hip Update

Hi there!  First, I want to thank everyone who commented on my last post re: “Are marathons bad for your health?” So many insightful comments and valid points! So, what have I been up to?  Well, as promised, I did

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Camping at Julia Pfeiffer Burns (aka Best Campsite EVER)

This past weekend, a group of 8 of us went camping at Big Sur.  Our friend CR had secured one of two of the most sought-after campsites on the West Coast at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.  This campsite, perched

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Going with the flow (Kaiser Week 5)

Last week in running & exercise… Tues: Alternating tempo run + stairs. Workout: warm-up, 5 miles alternating between 9:10 and 9:30, 5 x Cleveland Cascade, cool-down. Actual splits: 9:09, 9:25, 9:10, 9:21, 9:08 As you can probably tell, I had

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Adventures in Yosemite

I feel like I’ve been living in a Northern California Tourism Bureau commercial for the past couple of months, with the low-tide hike in Point Reyes, backpacking in the Ventana Wilderness, and running through the streets of San Francisco. This

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Weekly training recap: SF2HM Week 9

*SF2HM = San Francisco 2nd Half Marathon Less than 2 weeks left to go until race day!! Look for a race goals post/thought ramble later this week. Mon: Mondays are usually my rest days, but when it’s Memorial Day and

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4/28/19: London Marathon

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