Monthly Archives: March 2015

Tri Again?

Now that the half marathon monkey’s off my back, I’m trying to decide what to do next. I’ve only done one triathlon since my foot surgery of two years ago. I did that one way too soon following surgery and … Continue reading

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My Dehydration Emergency

I had a little scare on Tuesday. I felt weird but ignored it. Around 3 p.m. I realized I felt a level of fatigue that is very unusual for me. A few minutes later I was overcome by thirst. And … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday: Meet Derek Mitchell

I ran across this story on Runnersworld.com (“ran across.” Did you see what I did, there?) Derek Mitchell, who weighs 570 pounds, wanted to complete a 5K. He began training on January first and completed his first 5K on March … Continue reading

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Snapshot Saturday: Spring Is Here!

Middle Tennessee gardeners can breathe a sigh of relief. We made it to spring! I got up early this morning and took my mom to the cemetery so she could replace the flowers on her parents’ and my dad’s graves. … Continue reading

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My Andrew Jackson Half Marathon Report: Part 2

In my last post I told you about my experience at the Andrew Jackson Half Marathon in Jackson, Tennessee. Today I’m going to give you my observations on the race itself. My comments come with no judgement attached to them. … Continue reading

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My Andrew Jackson Half Marathon Report: Part 1

Let’s get this over with. It took me 4 hours and 17 minutes to complete this half marathon. There, I said it. Now here’s what happened. To recap, this was my first half marathon in more than two years. My … Continue reading

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Jackson Bound

My training is finished; my bags are packed. In a few short hours Lynn and I are rolling out of Nashville and heading west to Jackson, Tennessee for tomorrow’s Andrew Jackson Half Marathon. My friend and training partner is nursing … Continue reading

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Snapshot Saturday: A Perfect Day

Today was Nashville’s payback for Thursday’s snow and ice. I decided to wait until the afternoon to run so that I could enjoy the warmer temperatures. Lynn (friend and training partner) was available so we set a 2:30 meet up … Continue reading

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Training Cancelled Due to Snow

I was scheduled to run three miles yesterday. I didn’t do it. Here’s why. Yesterday, MARCH 5, Nashville got a little snow shower. You have to realize this is the south, y’all and 2.9 inches of snow…especially in March…is a … Continue reading

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Half Marathon Training Report: The Final Long Mileage Session

I have to say, I think I have the nicest friends in the world. Don’t believe me? Read on. Last weekendvI was scheduled to cover 12 miles and for some reason I was dreading it. I posted the following message … Continue reading

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