Monthly Archives: July 2012

New toy!

I ordered a new running toy and it came in the mail today. Very exciting! Assuming I can learn how to use this handy little gadget, it should tell me my running pace, distance, and time. Garmin: Keeping me honest … Continue reading

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The longest run

The format of our training program is to run 2-3 short runs every week, followed by a long run on Sundays. The long runs get progressively longer as we work towards the marathon. The farthest I’ve ever run in my … Continue reading

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I’m Officer Reeses, what seems to be the problem?

Earlier this week I bought some peanut butter and chocolate flavored gu gels at the running store. I was pessimistic because I haven’t found any running “fuel” that I like yet. Holy moley, this stuff was good. The peanut butter … Continue reading

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Stalking pays off

As you may know, the Marine Corps Marathon (The People’s Marathon) sells out in about 2 hours. If you don’t get a spot in those 2 hours, you have to Facebook stalk complete strangers and wait for someone to get … Continue reading

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Overheard in DC

One of my favorite parts of group training is listening to the things that people talk about to distract themselves on the run. Last night I heard a good one. The girl behind me was lamenting about a conversation she … Continue reading

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Failure

At some point in training, failure is inevitable. So far my biggest failure has been hydration. There have been some days when I have been training in triple digit heat and/or 70% humidity. The next day, I awake to a … Continue reading

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Personal Trainer

I can’t afford my very own personal trainer. Oprah Winfrey, I am not. However, if I had one of these, my runs would be a lot more fun. I’m just saying. Hint hint, Will.

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