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Running Slump

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I haven’t been on a run since my marathon. I haven’t felt up to it or I haven’t had time and it is really getting old. I have stepped on the treadmill a few times but once I’m on there I can’t seem to get the will power to run. I want to run, heck, I need to run! I have a 50k in 43 days and I have to keep my mileage base up. I’ve been looking at local races to get in my long runs but have something exciting to look forward to, so far none of them will work with our schedules. The shorter amount of day light has also been hindering my runs. I have a headlamp but I still have my fears of running in the dark by myself. I was so excited for Fall running until I realized that while other runners have beautiful trails, I am stuck with busy streets and cracked sidewalks. I’m going to try and get my long runs done at a near by park but even then it is 30 minutes away. I will get my mojo back, but even then I have the same qualm that I always have; time. I am a slow runner, so driving somewhere to get my run done just adds time and I feel bad for monopolizing even more of our weekend time.

Do you have problems fitting your runs in with a busy family schedule?

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       Fall for most runners!!

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Fall for this runner.

Keep running y’all!

My Upcoming Adventure!!

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This will, hopefully, be posted while I am out on my longest training run ever. A big 14 miles! Huge! Even though I just killed my last half marathon, haha. I’m very excited to tackle my longest distance to date. I am even more excited for next weekend, when I will be taking on the Chase the Sun Ultra event!! I am doing the 6 hour option and gunning for at least a marathon anything after that is icing on the cake. The course is a 1.87 mile loop on the Whitemarsh Island Preserve with mostly unpaved trail but a partial paved spot. I’ve been told that there are good amount of roots on the path that left some feet quite beat up last year! I’ve already talked to Kyle (my run coach) and we have set up an attack plan to get me to a full marathon!! I’m elated to be doing this run with my best running buddy! She rocks and always pushes me when we run together. She has already told me that she will get me to a marathon so I am stoked!

I leave you with a look at the medals!

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