Coeur D’ Alene Half Marathon Race Recap

State #37 Half Marathon #46 I planned this trip with Holly, Molly and Corey and our significant others a year ago when we were in Michigan. The two golfer husbands had heard how great the golf courses were and Batch and Rich are always up for a race. It worked out perfectly! Pre-Race Getting it Coeur d’ Alene was NOT easy. We flew out Thursday afternoon out of New Orleans and after several delays in MN, we made it to our VRBO house around 1am. Friday morning we went for a short run, did...

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Stanford Thoughts

I know this is a place for all things running, but I needed to write about this to get some things out that have been stuck in head. Don’t worry, race recaps and happy running things to follow tomorrow. For now, my thoughts and feelings. Thanks for letting me share.  For the past several days, this has weighed heavily on me. I would be surprised if you have ignored the many shares so far on Facebook or missed the news, but if you haven’t taken the time to read the victims letter...

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Best Tri-Sherpa & Heading to State 37

I think I’m just excited about this upcoming weekend as I was about Boston! Okay, maybe not as excited about the race that we are doing, but the PEOPLE! It’s another Memorial weekend trip with Corey, Molly and Holly and our hubs and this time we take on Idaho (last year was Bayshore). I’m not exactly sure what race day will bring and if I even really feel like attempting to do anything hard, but the point of the race isn’t about PRs, it’s about friendship and a fun...

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Post Marathon, Next State

I’ve spent the past few weeks recovering from Boston and heading back into half marathon training. I knew my first week post marathon would be no running with easy workouts. I had 3 days of 30 minutes of workouts of my choice. I opted for elliptical, a walk with my sister and nieces and then a bike ride. Less time running also meant a little more family time so we offered to keep my niece for one of the nights. Pretty sure we spoiled her, but it was fun. The next week was still workouts...

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Boston Marathon Race Recap

  State #36 Marathon #9 I’ve definitely hit the post marathon blues and can’t believe it’s all over. I hope that I can put into words how this race really went down and I’m skipping the before after in detail and I plan on sharing more of that from the weekend soon. It’s Boston and it deserves two posts, right? Pre-Race I woke up Monday morning, after sleeping better than I expected, around 5:45am. The late start was a worry for me with my food consumption so...

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Sedona 1/2 Marathon Race Recap

State #35 Half Marathon #45 Pre-Race I love a Saturday race day! I met Jes in Phoenix on Thursday night and we drove the 2ish hours to Sedona. Friday morning we got up and did a shake out run (perfect for attempting to adjust to the altitude), hiked later in the morning, did some shopping, hit the expo (more like packet pickup) and took a pink jeep tour and enjoyed the sunset. We grabbed extra throwaway clothes at a goodwill that night, just before they closed. It was much cooler than I had...

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Boston Goals

I CANNOT believe that in one week I will be toeing the line at my first Boston Marathon. I actually realized this past weekend marked the 3 year anniversary of my hip surgery and reminded me how far I’ve come. It really goes to show that with hard work and determination, anything is possible. Let’s hope that statement holds true for next Monday. I’ve had numerous people ask me what my goal is for Boston. I have very mixed emotions on this answer. If I’m being 100%...

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