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  • Training Update: Week #15

    Aah! Only 6 days until the Dallas Marathon! I can’t believe that it’s finally here, it felt at some points that I would be training forever. Yesterday I ran my final long run of ten miles. The great news is, my knee was fully functioning and felt pretty good! (Sidetone: I saw a bunch of sailboats and stopped to take pictures.)This run was for confidence, and I definitely gained some after royally messing up my training schedule.

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  • Training Update: Week #13

    Hi Everyone! I went to the sport doctor last week, and he worked on my leg. My knee basically tracks in the wrong direction when I run, which is caused by weak muscles in my hips and causes all sorts of other issues. I plan to go back until the marathon and hope I can get through it with the problem at least better, if not solved! Today I ran over 6 miles without stopping which is the most I’ve been able to do in a long time, so I’m happy with it. I finished my “long run”/workout on the bike.

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  • Training Update: Week #12

    Hi friends! I don’t have much of an update right now. I’m at a bit of a standstill with my training until I visit the doctor this week. I’m struggling with my knee pain and really need a solution before the marathon in a month! I’m hoping the doctor can help get me through this!

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  • Training Update: Week # 11

    Hi everyone! I have had an insane week. After the half marathon I was so ready to keep training and considering how great I felt by Tuesday I was happy to get out and run again. Only, it never happened. I got home on Tuesday to a disaster with my dog, Elie and had to wrestle her to wrap up her paw and watch her while trying to clean up all night. The next morning I took her to the vet to have her paw cleaned and patched up, and they recommended surgery to get a couple of her nails removed. So of course, the paranoid puppy mom that I am wanted to stay with her all night. She was confused and sleepy from the drugs and kept running into things in her cone. It was pitiful, really. So again, no work out. Luckily I went back to my schedule on Thursday and didn’t lose too much time. (Elie is doing great by the way!

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  • Training Update: Week #9

    mavs 5k

    What a week! Last week was so busy, and on top of that we had a ton of rain. Apparently everything is bigger in Texas, even the rainstorms! It all started on Thursday with dark clouds and thunder. It was also the night of the Mavs 5K, the last race in the Run Dallas Race Series. I thought for sure the race would be cancelled when they started ushering everyone into the American Airlines Center due to lightning. But, sure enough, fifteen minutes later we were lining up. Ready, set, cue the rain, go!

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  • Training Update: Week #8

    I can’t believe that the race is in already in two months! I feel like it is sneaking up on me so quickly. So far, I feel really great about my progress. Last weekend I ran 10.5 miles Saturday morning before starting my weekend. My knee is still sore a couple of days later but that could have a little to do with the fact that I didn’t rest it much afterwards. After my bad week last week I am a little off my original schedule, but with the DRC Half Marathon coming up on November 1, I should be back on track soon. I left a little bit of wiggle room in there, so I’m not worried yet. I just need to get my diet back on track after my weekend. (Read about it tomorrow!)

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  • Training Update: Week #6 DRC 15K Loop

    15.2

    If you follow me on Instagram you know that I ran a 15K this weekend with the Dallas Running Club. It was a chilly morning that turned into perfect running weather. 9.3 miles later (or 9.5 miles if I refer to my running app) I was a finisher with a decent average mile pace. I’m really happy with it, and the best part is, I’m not sore! Although that night I was told I should try out for a part on The Walking Dead because I was doing a fabulous zombie walk, I managed to wake up the next day in pretty good condition.

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