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Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Mini Marathon Race Recap

Hot, humid, and sweaty was the theme of this race. I’m quickly realizing why summer is not a runner’s friend, and last Sunday’s race in Virginia Beach confirmed my feelings. We kicked off race weekend on Saturday morning with a … Continue reading

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Remember Why You Started

This will be especially important to remember as the weather gets colder and my half marathon training intensifies.

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Race Goals for Sunday’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Mini Marathon

At this time tomorrow, Preston and I will be in Virginia Beach. Not only will we be celebrating the end of summer with a long weekend at the beach, but we’ll both be running in Sunday’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia … Continue reading

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Running for Tammy

Next weekend, Preston and I will be in Virginia Beach for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half and Mini Marathons.  Preston will be running the half marathon, and I’ll be running the mini marathon (aka 5K).  Not only am … Continue reading

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100 Miles Completed for Charity Miles

Back in April, I happened across Charity Miles and made the decision to train not only for the benefit of my own training progression, but also as a way to assist those in need.  Because Charity Miles is GPS activated, only … Continue reading

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Five Months and Counting

Today marks five months since I installed RunKeeper on my phone and completed my first run.  Six months ago running wasn’t a part of my life; I was simply a running spectator.  Runners have always been a part of my … Continue reading

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Goal Setting as a Motivator

One of the many reasons I’ve been loving the blogging world now that I’m running is because it has allowed me to connect with other runners of all levels.  Not only is it motivational to follow others’ stories, but its … Continue reading

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Training Aspirations vs. Training Realities

Now that I’m in my third month of training, I’m realizing that I’m not progressing at the rate that I had hoped.  I’m finding that I’m feeling disappointed because I am comparing my own training progress to the achievements of … 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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“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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