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Deployments ARE Marathons!

Having a few races under my belt including a marathon, as well as a few deployments - I couldn't help to note some striking similarities. During shore duty, the duty stations where deployments are not a factor, my mind goes to what I call the "shore duty mental bubble". These are the tours where deployments… Continue reading Deployments ARE Marathons!

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Goals and Year End Stuff

I had a whole list of goals this year, and many were accomplished. One was to run/ride at least 500 miles. Yeah, that one didn't happen. (I checked my stats and I hit a dismal* 180 miles.) I killed myself last year running crazy miles to achieve the goal of 300. I felt great though,… Continue reading Goals and Year End Stuff

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Fartleks, Minions, and It Was All My Neighbor’s Fault

Sometimes I question my sanity. I got up early (before the sun) hit the early spin class, was feeling great and got hubby off to work and was determined to play hard with the minions. It's been sunny the past couple of days, but the rain is coming. It ALWAYS comes. And then we will… Continue reading Fartleks, Minions, and It Was All My Neighbor’s Fault

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Bittersweet Love Affair

Ah, sweet Half Marathon. We started out not sure if we would like each other very much a couple of years ago. You with your attractive 13.1, me with my newly healed shins and proper running shoes. It was destiny, seeing you across the "room" of Honolulu. Then you made eye contact with me and… Continue reading Bittersweet Love Affair

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Miles and Other Stuff

I did it. I set a goal this year to do what a friend of mine had accomplished a couple of years ago when I was just starting out on this crazy fitness journey. I remember thinking that her milage was just crazy! How could anyone with 2 legs really run that much in a… Continue reading Miles and Other Stuff

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10 Personal Running Questions (Tagged from SUAR)

Shut Up and Run had a post about personal running questions so I thought I would take it and "run" with it! If you haven't checked out her blog yet, Beth is so hilarious - even if you aren't a runner you'll find yourself laughing! Love this gal's sense of humor! So here are my responses… Continue reading 10 Personal Running Questions (Tagged from SUAR)

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Green-Eyed Monster

I have a confession. Whenever I see my neighbor run or ride his bike by my house - I am GREEN with envy! I don't normally consider myself a jealous person, but it never seems to fail, when my place looks like this:   this neighbor guy runs by looking something like this: Okay, not… Continue reading Green-Eyed Monster

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I lost 50 and other random thoughts

50 pounds. Just gotta take it in and celebrate it. I feel like this past year I've done quite a bit of "success celebrations"! Life isn't always rosy, but I feel very grateful to be in my skin, in my shoes, and loving my life. We are settling in to our new home quite nicely… Continue reading I lost 50 and other random thoughts

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The People I Admire

It dawned on me today that I have become "one of 'those' people". Six and a half months ago I began this bootcamp class.  When I first started, you could look out at the other wives and see that we all fell into 1 of 2 groups: those of us just starting, and those that… Continue reading The People I Admire

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170 Miles

Wow. I just calculated my mileage from and I've run about 170.5 miles since I started tracking mileage in September with my iphone! WOWSA! That's just crazy to wrap my mind around.  I'm excited to see what mileage I will have next year tracking it for the entire year instead of just a few… Continue reading 170 Miles