Catching up

I am ashamed to say I was full of excuses last week and skipped all my workouts.

Excuse #1: I needed to let my body heal from some pretty awful blisters/chafing.

Not exactly this, but along the same lines:

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Question marks

“Running is a big question mark that’s there each and every day. It asks you, ‘Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'” Peter Maher, Canadian marathon runner

Today I embark on a 12-week training climb toward a race distance I’ve been eyeing for almost a year now: the half marathon. Until now, this rookie runner has been too chicken to tackle that distance.

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Real Housewives of Keller

I had major running burnout last week. It was horrible timing. The Turkey Trot is just days away and I’m in pursuit of beating 57:13.

But I could only manage 17 miles instead of my planned 30. Every fiber in my body pleaded for a physical and mental rest, and I obeyed my instincts. This was unfamiliar territory, since I’ve never stuck faithfully to a running program for eight plus weeks, but somehow it just felt right to taper a bit.

In place of my run one evening, I joined my eldest brother’s wife Kara for a get-together with some women in her neighborhood she recently met.

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