Monthly Archives: September 2011

Back to Running

It’s back to running time! I have taken over a week off from running to try to heal my IT Band. It is driving me crazy! I finally had a sports massage yesterday and it released most of the pain. It feels … Continue reading

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Girl Day Trip

Everyone who has run knows that its most important value is in removing tension and allowing a release from whatever other cares the day may bring. ~Jimmy Carter I am really missing my training runs. I ended up taking the … Continue reading

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Fast Week

Gatorade ad: “You have a choice. You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off of your face.” This week is flying. Sunday – Cross training: alligator hunting Monday- 4 miles Tuesday & … Continue reading

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Long Run & Alligators

It’s a “first.” I did my first solo long run on Saturday. The weather was beautiful and I started the run at sunrise. The mixture of the reds, pinks, and blues in the morning sky reminded me of the layers … Continue reading

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I Am a Runner

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. -T. S. Eliot: Although I’ve been running for almost a year now, I haven’t felt confident in calling myself a runner until recently. … Continue reading

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12 Miles & A Photo Booth

“Every day is a good day when you run.” -Kevin Nelson I rested for 4 days. I did the ice, Epsom salt bath, stretches, and strengthening exercises. We went for the long run today. We were aiming for 11 miles. … Continue reading

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Pain, Pain, Go Away

“You must listen to your body. Run through annoyance but not through pain.” – George Sheehan We all know about R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) Well, that is my mantra for now. It seems that I am having some IT … Continue reading

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