Tag Archives: Inspiration

2013 Year in Review.

When I set out in January on my first run of the year, I considered running goals for the year 2013.  I tried to be bold.  I wanted to do something that both sounded cool, and sounded difficult.  But, I … Continue reading

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Race #13: Wine and Dine Half Marathon, Disney World!!

It’s been over a week since this race.  Why have I waited so long?  Maybe I wanted to keep this race to myself.  Maybe I wanted to bask in the glow of my accomplishment a while longer.  Maybe I have … Continue reading

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Race #12: Susan G. Komen Promise Run, Peoria, IL

I’m almost sad that this incredible journey of mine is nearly over.  Mainly because I’m just now hitting my stride!  I felt stronger during and after this race than during or after ANY of the previous eleven races!!   I … Continue reading

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Race #11: Mo’ Cowbell Half Marathon, St. Charles, MO.

Holy Cow(bell)!!  When I started signing up for races back in February, I marked this one on my calendar as a must.  It looked like a fun, well supported, rowdy race in a beautiful area.  It lived up to all … Continue reading

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Race #10/Ten Race Review: Quad Cities Half Marathon, Moline, IL.

This post is a quick review of my least favorite race of the year, and a recap of the challenges I’ve faced in running TEN Half Marathons so far! Upon registering for this race, I became excited. This race looked … Continue reading

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Race #8: Mahomet Area Youth Club Race, Mahomet, IL

Sometimes, when we least expect it, we even surprise ourselves! I’ve been exhausted after being back to work for a full week now, following a summer of under-training, because of laziness over-training issues.  I’m just recently recovered from a disastrous Half … Continue reading

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Race #7: Rock N Roll Chicago Half Marathon

Running isn’t easy.  Anybody who tells you it is, they’re lying.  Anybody CAN do it, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. After my last Half Marathon was changed to a “10k” (closer to 5 miles) due to fallen trees and … Continue reading

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