Monthly Archives: April 2014

Whatever…

It’s finally taper week, and I couldn’t be happier. I thought runners were supposed to hate tapering? I’m like “YES ALMOST TIME FOR THE RACE”. I had a regular 3 miler on the schedule but I really wasn’t feeling it. … Continue reading

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Through gritted teeth

Today’s a long run day and I was feeling good as I cruised along towards 7.5 miles. Weather was beautiful, legs felt good, pace was strong. And then, around 5.5 miles, I stopped at a light and when I started … Continue reading

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an incredible feeling

Today’s a no running fun day. I went to the gym and elliptical’d for 20 minutes, then did some nice yoga and stretched. Can you believe this horrible toe blister is still going? Even after I tried to break it. … Continue reading

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Running in the spring

Today was my first springtime run around my work neighborhood. It’s a beautiful morning, 60F and sunny and the air is filled with pollen. I run right by the pollen-measuring site, too. On their 12-point scale, today is an 11.5. … Continue reading

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Longer plans

I finally went back to the gym after a couple days’ hiatus for mixed reasons; I skipped my run on Monday because I was hoping to let this angry, infected blister heal (plus it was pouring down rain and I … Continue reading

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Honking moratorium

I was out late last night (indeed, I am getting too old for things like that) and I wasn’t sure I would manage my long run today. I got up late, and loafed around for a while, and finally in … Continue reading

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Early miles

Today is another wacky-schedule day, but this one is my fault: I scheduled a dentist appointment for 9am. The dentist is near my work, so I got in super early (7am!) and went to the gym, then cleaned up quickly … Continue reading

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Quickest workout ever

No one respects my gym time when they schedule meetings. Today I had to go to the gym early and keep it quite short to fit it into my day– I only had about 30 minutes to do my thing. … Continue reading

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Shoe swap

Easy peasy comfortable 3 miles today, in just under 39 minutes. I wasn’t planning on running, actually; my toe was still being painful. To make sure I was comfy, I wore my old running shoes (the Ghost 6s) to work … Continue reading

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Attack of the other blister

I started my 8×400 intervals workout this morning feeling okay, but after 3 work intervals I was limping. I mentioned the gross blister yesterday; it has a sibling on the inside of my other big toe (never wearing toe socks … Continue reading

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