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Road to 26.2 You Are Your Friends

Road to 26.2 Tuesday, January 8th- 5 weeks, 3 days until I get to run all the miles and then eat all the food Years ago when we bought our first house, we were over at a neighbor’s house one evening. We bought this house in a neighborhood that was well above our budget, well… Continue reading Road to 26.2 You Are Your Friends

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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 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 What About Those Bad Days?

Road to 26.2 Thursday, January 2nd- 6 weeks, 2 days until my first full, big ass marathon Today is a rough day, y’all. The holidays hit me hard this year, plus I’m  just tired from training. Holidays are hard with all the different family dynamics, traditions, and family schedules. This season was particularly challenging. One… Continue reading Road to 26.2 What About Those Bad Days?

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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!