Hop Hop Half Marathon Race Recap and A Marathon Training Check-In

Hop Hop Half Marathon Race Recap and A Marathon Training Check-In

Where does the time go?! I mean, seriously, I feel like it was just a couple of weeks ago that I was putting together my training plan for the Newport Marathon and here I am, only about 4 weeks away from the big day. Is this another one of those signs that I’m getting old? The sensation of time going by so quickly, I mean. It must be.   It’s right up there with my new, annoying need to use the…

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McMillan and Me: Marathon Training 2.0

McMillan and Me: Marathon Training 2.0

When I planned for the Newport Marathonlast year, I did so in a manner that I imagine is pretty common among first timers. I found a pre-written training plan online (I went with one of Hal Higdon’s), shifted one or two things around in order to fit my particular schedule and lifestyle, wrote it up on a calendar, placed it on my refrigerator, and went to work. I followed it nearly to a T. It…

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Happy International Women’s Day! Let’s Recognize Some Amazing Female Athletes, Shall We?

Happy International Women’s Day! Let’s Recognize Some Amazing Female Athletes, Shall We?

It’s International Women’s Day (i.e. my favorite holiday)!

I realize that many of you might not even know that this day of recognition exists, but it’s been on my radar for a very long time now and I always celebrate, even if only introspectively.  Professionally, I’ve worked as an advocate for survivors of domestic violence (largely gender-based violence) for many years.  Personally, I’ve been…

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Punchy Dill Flavored Stuffed Peppers (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Punchy Dill Flavored Stuffed Peppers (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Spring is coming.

Right?

I have a feeling that I’m not the only one yearning for some sunshine, mild temperatures, and sing –songy birds flying by our open windows.  I am truly a person who genuinely enjoys each and every season for what it brings.  Growing up in the desert, I didn’t have much exposure to real, honest to goodness season changes like I do here in the Pacific Northwest.   After…

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My Snowy Weekend In PicturesI realize that there have been oh-so-many posts about the wacky winter weather we’ve all been…View Post

My Snowy Weekend In Pictures

I realize that there have been oh-so-many posts about the wacky winter weather we’ve all been…

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What I’ve Been Up To in JanuaryAs some of you may have noticed, I took the month of January off.  I didn’t necessarily intend for…View Post

What I’ve Been Up To in January

As some of you may have noticed, I took the month of January off.  I didn’t necessarily intend for…

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2013: A Look Back At Some of My HighlightsNew Year’s Eve & Day are my favorite holidays.  I get a little sappy and a lot introspective around…View Post

2013: A Look Back At Some of My Highlights

New Year’s Eve & Day are my favorite holidays.  I get a little sappy and a lot introspective around…

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Holiday Half Marathon Race RecapWell … let’s see here.  It has taken me a bit more time then I had anticipated to post this…View Post

Holiday Half Marathon Race Recap

Well … let’s see here.  It has taken me a bit more time then I had anticipated to post this…

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Preparing For the Last Race of My SeasonTomorrow morning I will race for the last time in 2013 at the Holiday Half Marathonin North…View Post

Preparing For the Last Race of My Season

Tomorrow morning I will race for the last time in 2013 at the Holiday Half Marathonin North…

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Anatomy of a Long RunMy alarm beeps at 5am on Saturday mornings, just like it has all week long, but instead of snoozing…View Post

Anatomy of a Long Run

My alarm beeps at 5am on Saturday mornings, just like it has all week long, but instead of snoozing…

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