Monthly Archives: October 2011

Running and Fat Fingers

I may be slow but I do get there… eventually. Yesterday I set out on my 12 mile run with a water bottle in one hand and a new snack to try out in my back pocket.  I don’t like … Continue reading

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Race Coming Up! Colorado (Heart Center of the Rockies Half Marathon)

I am currently registered for the Heart Center of the Rockies Half Marathon in Loveland, Colorado on November 5.  This will be my first half marathon since last December and my first long race since September.  I have run this race a couple of times … Continue reading

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Warrior Dash Valkyrie in Training #4

(The following is a guest post from my mother regarding our determination to run the Warrior Dash in Arizona next spring.  This is the 4th in the series wherein our Valkyrie in Training discovers the joy of minimalist footwear – check out … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad and the Funny

So… as mentioned a few days ago, I did some web surfing for some tips regarding ultra running.  I found some good advice, some truly funny insights and some sobering details which I had started to think about but not … Continue reading

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Fall Running

And so tonight I ran on new roads in my new territory.  Feeling good and loving the long shadows and warm golden light, I was lured on and on, a few miles farther than I intended to go when I … Continue reading

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Don’t Panic! (and other Ultra Marathon Training/Mental Preparedness tips)

As in, “I need some.” I have now run seven marathons and, thinking back, I realize I learned from each one and now have a pretty good game plan for how I want to approach a marathon. I have never … Continue reading

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Race Reset

OK folks, here we go. As you all know, my quest to run a 50 mile race this fall ended early this summer for a variety of reasons.  As promised, I do not give up.  I have not given up.  … Continue reading

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Let’s Call It What It Is…

… NSOMAT. For all you texters out there, this one may or may not be new to you.  I call it Not Sitting On My A$$ Time. And it counts.  Oh yes it does.  It is the nature of my … Continue reading

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Warrior Dash Valkyrie in Training #3

(The following is a guest post from my mother regarding our determination to run the Warrior Dash in Arizona next spring. This is the third in the series – see part 1 & 2 and tune in for updates!) When … Continue reading

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Stadium Stampede

Race #7 for 2011 is done: the Fans on the Field 10k in Denver, CO. This race benefits the National Sports Center for the Disabled – a cause I do feel strongly about.  I’ve wanted to run this race for the … Continue reading

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