Boston Strong!

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The kids and I went into Boston yesterday for a day trip to the JFK Library/Museum.  It was really an interesting visit, very inspiring, and it was a great day to wander around Boston for a bit. I highly recommend this visiting the JFK Presidential Library.  We all learned a lot.  I wouldn’t recommend it […]

Great Bay Half Marathon

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Well, I FINALLY ran a race that wasn’t cancelled!  It was a BEAUTIFUL day–64* and sunny.  Let me tell you after the winter/spring that we had, it felt HOT!  It was the first time I ran this season with shorts and a short sleeve shirt.  Considering I didn’t run on Thursday because of snow, it […]

Random thoughts…

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I am still working on catching up with you all, I thought I would lump a bunch of random thoughts together… Spring Track has started!  It hasn’t really felt like spring here, but we have started practice.  It is always fun to work with the kids (5-8th grade).  We are doing our best to improvise, […]

Time to hit the restart button!

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Well, I haven’t written a blog post in a while–We have had a lot of “life” happening here lately! I have to admit, I jumped on a marathon training program to see if I could prepare for the Vermont City Marathon which takes place on May 24.  I was all ready to continue with training, […]

Weekend? Was there a weekend??

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Where did this weekend go?  It was an interesting one here, that’s for sure. My weekend mindset started on FRIDAY.  Why not?  I decided to get my long run in on Friday, because snow was predicted for Saturday, and I knew Sunday would be busy.  I wasn’t feeling up for getting up early to log in […]

Confessions of a runner junkie…

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I was inspired to write this post when I was checking in with some of my blogger friends, Meg and Kim.  Meg recently asked, “What things do you suck at?” and Kim asked, “What is your favorite workout?” My answers to Meg’s question were: staying up late, singing, drawing, writing things on my calendar… I almost […]

Comparing running in November & March

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  We don’t do much to celebrate, other than wear some green, so maybe instead of my pink winter outer layer, I will try and find something green for today’s run! I had an interesting run yesterday, which got me thinking about writing this post.  On Sunday we had snow ALL day, […]

Training update

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Half marathon training update: It was a good week of training for me.  The weather is significantly warmer (relatively speaking).  The temperatures have been ranging from the 20-40’s for my runs.  The snow is receding from the roadway, so it isn’t as treacherous.  I am starting to think this is a pretty “sweet spot”.  Not […]

Plans: love them or leave them?

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Hello!  While I am on my Strava kick, I thought I would share an interesting feature.  Strava has “heat maps” which show how frequently running routes are used in your area.  It can be used to determine the most popular route, which I suppose could be interpreted as “runner friendly”.  This is one from where […]

I FINALLY got my CR!!

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For those of you who have read my blog for a while know that I have been trying to “gain back” my CR (course record) for a Strava segment which is in a lot of my daily runs.  Well, it is in a lot of my runs when there isn’t ice or snow, so that […]