Monthly Archives: January 2012

ING Miami Marathon: From a 3:45 to Just Finish.

I don’t know what happened. I spent 20 miles trying to push myself and analyze why my body wasn’t cooperating but am still baffled. It took every ounce of energy and willpower to just finish but I did. Three marathons … Continue reading

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My Element

Since several workouts back in the pool, I realized that I’m truly in “my element” while swimming. This isn’t to say I’m a rock star swimmer, it’s just that swimming feels natural to me. Part of me was hoping that … Continue reading

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Race Report: Naples Daily News Half Marathon

Last week, I somehow got coaxed into signing up for the Naples Half Marathon. This wasn’t planned but it seemed like a good race and a fun time with some new running friends. Naples is almost a 3 hour drive … Continue reading

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Perspective

After my last triathlon for the season was done September, I wasn’t feeling the pool. With no triathlons in the near future, there was no external pressure of an upcoming race to stay in swimming shape. This is the longest … Continue reading

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Peer Pressure

Yesterday, I ran with two women for the first time for my last long run before the ING Miami marathon. My goal was 20 miles if I was feeling great but at minimum 18. One woman needed to run 15-16 … Continue reading

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Journey vs. Destination

Goals and resolutions keep circling through my mind with this transition phase of my life and the new year. I consider myself a goal-oriented person but what does that truly mean? Am I happy only when I achieve my goals? … Continue reading

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