HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TO ME! What an amazing way to spend a birthday! I was originally scheduled to leave Las Vegas on the 13th, but a crazy storm rolled in a grounded my outbound flight – so, I was stuck at home for another two days. I left Las Vegas on…

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Moondance – Start time 6PM One of the great things I love about Joyce’s runs through Calico Racing, is that she is always coming up with great challenges in addition to her regular races. She organizes 3 different 5K’s as part of her “Once in a Blue Moon” series –…

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Happy Independence Day! Today I ran to celebrate my own independence as well as that of our nation. I have found a new sense of independence, free from the oppressive nature of poor health, laziness, self-depreciation and obesity. Now, I am still not where I want to be physically, but…

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So, I am counting this as my 10K… and my first 10K at that. I registered for the virtual because I knew it would be a big challenge and I wanted to see how I would do in one before “racing” one. I found this virtual race on the Moon…

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There was NO WAY I was missing this race! After having to miss Mom’s Rock due to illness, I was sure to be prepared for this race. Chris didn’t go with me as he was running his own race across town (he opted for a half rather than a 5K)….

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MY FIRST TRAIL RACE! I have to say… I really DO like trails. I am not that fast at them (not that I’m at all fast on my “regular” running!), and they are still somewhat intimidating for someone who run/walks – but man, this was FUN! The race was held…

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Chris is a much more established runner than I am, so he gets to do all the super fun things I’m not quite ready for yet – like the Ogden Marathon. Luckily, they also have shorter distance options and although I wasn’t ready for a half just yet, I was…

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WHAT A BUMMER! The first time I REALLY experience getting sick since I’ve had my tonsillectomy, and it happens to be on race day! Ugh. It was SO FRUSTRATING! I woke up on time for the race, got out of bed and into the bathroom where I quickly lost balance,…

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My first race of 2015… and my first race since completing my first half marathon in November of 2013. 2015 is going to be a good year, I can tell. I won’t let it be anything else. We registered as part of team “O Face” with our friend Amber, who…

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