Monthly Archives: May 2013

Training While On Vacation

For most people, the start of summer usually also signals the start of lots of traveling.  Preston and I kicked off the start of the summer season with a four day trip to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware with two close family … Continue reading

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Learn From the Journey and You Will Make It to the End

As my friend Robert told me yesterday, “The journey has its bumps along the way.  Learn from the journey and you will make it to the end.” His words resonate loudly.  Robert’s words remained in the foreground as I read what … Continue reading

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Semper Fi 5K Recap

Yesterday on Armed Forces Day Preston and I ran our 2nd 5k of 2013 – the Semper Fi 5K.  This was a fitting way for us to honor the men and women who serve in the military, especially since Preston … Continue reading

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Milestone Reached – 100 Miles in 2 Months

Today marks two months since I started running. After Monday’s 5K run on the treadmill, I logged my miles and noticed on RunKeeper that my all time distance was 99 miles – only 1 small mile off from reaching 100. … Continue reading

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“What’s Beautiful” Challenge

Over the past couple months as I’ve started my journey in preparing to run my first half marathon, I’ve realized that setting short term goals for myself is giving me the extra push and motivation to work hard towards both … Continue reading

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Fun On the Swings

My recovery from my sprained ankle continues.  On Saturday I jogged 1.5 miles on the treadmill, and my ankle felt pretty good afterwards.  Today was my first day back at work brace free – it was so nice to be … Continue reading

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Sprained Ankle Recovery Progress

To say I’ve been eager to get back into my training is an understatement.  In trying to balance my enthusiasm with taking care of my ankle, I’ve been focusing on a combination of strength training and light cardio since Sunday. I was … Continue reading

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Staying Positive While Injured, Part 2

In Wednesday’s post I explained how I’m focusing on positive thinking while dealing with my currently sprained ankle.  One of the blogs I follow, My Everyday Power Blog, posted thoughts last week on Winning vs. Losing mindsets.  And while many … Continue reading

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Staying Positive While Injured

Its inevitable that those who work out and train to run races will at some point face an injury. I’m currently facing the reality that so many runners also face – a sprained ankle. Throughout all my years dancing I’ve … Continue reading

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