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  • On Showing Up

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    I am currently under a blanket with ice on my hip. It's really inflamed right now. It was feeling pretty okay despite the running I did last weekend until I decided to do a CrossFit workout yesterday consisting of box jumps, running and kettlebell swings. The last time I did a CF workout with a [...]

  • Born To Run?

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    This is a difficult post for me to write but it is something that has been on my mind recently. I am not so sure that my body was made for running, especially distance running. This is not something that is easy to admit, much less accept, but all signs clearly point in this direction. [...]

  • Face Plant

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    Let's address the title of this post first. This morning there was a bit of an incident involving practicing assists and my face smashing into the hardwood floor. My arms were totally bound in this pose... (source) Unfortunately, I somehow ended up face planting into the floor instead of being lifted up. My right cheekbone [...]

  • Last Long Run, Next Stop Marathon!

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    This morning I ran my LAST double-digit long run of Marine Corps Marathon training. Next week I will run eight and then the next weekend is the race! The 16 weeks of training have been a journey but I can honestly say that it has been an enjoyable one (despite the two-week hamstring hiatus). New [...]

  • Jumping for Joy

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    This post could also be titled "The Power of Rest and Medical Care" because a week of rest and therapy has paid off. I just ran a 5k with minimal (seriously, hardly any) pain. When I got home I was jumping for joy (and let's take a second to appreciate the former cheerleader coming out [...]

  • Back on the Mat

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    I set my alarm for 5:30 this morning with plans to go to a yoga class before work. When the alarm went off I decided to sleep until 6:15 and test out my hamstring with an easy run instead.  I set out with Sullie for an easy, slow three-miler...and I'm sad to report that I [...]

  • Fun with Shaksuka

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    I am lucky that my husband is totally willing to try crazy ethnic vegetarian recipes that I put on our weekly menu plan. We may struggle about my desire to go 100% vegetarian but at least we've come to a good compromise and only cook meat/seafood at home a few nights a week. This week's [...]

  • Everything Has Changed, Absolutely Nothing's Changed

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    The words of the brilliant Eddie Vedder sum up my situation perfectly. "Everything has changed, absolutely nothing's changed." This song popped up on my playlist today while I was walking with Sullie and this line really resonated with me. Yes, I was walking Sullie and I have no long run to update you guys on [...]

  • Lulu Love

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    And I'm watching the Rachel Zoe Project again. This is seriously a problem - I'm obsessed. She's trying to cook in this episode and she's clueless. I'm loving it! It makes me feel less bad about having no fashion sense! ;) I went to ashtanga this morning for all of 20 minutes...and then I rolled [...]