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{outdoor life} 400 miles

{outdoor life} 400 miles

I hit 400 miles for the year, so far. Hubby and I are participating in the “Run the Edge” 2022 challenge. We are splitting the mileage and each running (and some walking) 1,011 miles each to total 2,022 miles. As a team, we just crossed the 800 mile mark. As for running, we are fast approaching a few races: May: Barr Lake 15k June: Revel Rockies 13.1/26.2. The next day, Mickelson trail 13.1. We are also considering the Slacker 13.1…

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{Outdoor Life} 2022 challenge

{Outdoor Life} 2022 challenge

I had a decent January. It’s tough to get in mileage in cold and icy weather, but it was a start. 46.6 running miles Mileage including walking: 98.73 February 1st I hit my 100 mile marker of my 1,011 miles for 2022. Hubby and I are splitting the total mileage for the year. Our racing season is about to ramp up soon. So far we have scheduled: 10K in March, 15K in May, and two back-to-back half marathons in June.

{Outdoor Life} 2022 Goals

{Outdoor Life} 2022 Goals

Before I go about listing my 2022 goals, here’s a 2021 running recap: Valentine’s Day 4 miler Runnin’ O’ the Green 7k Donut Dash 5k Barr Lake 15k Memorial Day 10k Mickelson Trail 13.1 Cookie Chase 5k Kooky Spooky 5k (as a family) Santa Stampede 5k I didn’t wear my watch every day last year. In fact, if I had a day off running, I rarely wore my watch. I’ll have to fix that this year to ensure all of…

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{Outdoor Life} Santa Stampede 5k (race #51)

{Outdoor Life} Santa Stampede 5k (race #51)

Two of my girls are spending the week with their dad. Hubby is working 10 hours today, and two of my girls had choir practice from 8-11 am. I decided to run a 5k to kill time between dropping off and picking up my girls from church. It was below 30 degrees this morning, about 33 at the start, and 35 at the finish. It was a pretty run! My 13th 5k and my 51st Race. I did pretty well,…

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{Running} My girls’ first race

{Running} My girls’ first race

I’m cleaning and organizing our library/school room and for some reason this picture just tugged at my heart. This was in July of 2014. The three oldest ran the longest route (almost 3 miles) the 4th ran the middle route (1.5 miles) and the youngest ran the .75 mile route. They don’t all love running now: the oldest hates it and doesn’t really like exercise at all (she has so much of her Nana in her), the next two like…

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{races} Cookie Chase 5k Race #49

{races} Cookie Chase 5k Race #49

The night before started rough: hubby had food poison and threw up all night. He tried to get up and get ready (I thought he was crazy) but by the time he was dressed he realized he couldn’t possibly run a race. He went back to bed, we headed out for the race. Two of my older teens volunteered for the race, and the two youngest had trained for the run. For training, hubby would run with them for a…

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{Races} Mickelson Trail Half Marathon Race #48

{Races} Mickelson Trail Half Marathon Race #48

What a great race! It felt amazing to finally be with a group of people unafraid and untainted by government and media. Though there were about a dozen mask wearers, the other 1,970ish were displaying their imago dei and it was glorious. It was our first time on this run. We had walked about 2.5 miles of the trail last year with the girls to see one of the train tunnels. I was hooked! I knew I wanted to run…

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{Running} the highs and lows of spring running

{Running} the highs and lows of spring running

I love Spring. I love how it feels like the earth comes alive again from a long sleep. Ahh, but the blooms, the trees… They suffocate me. Somewhere along the way, I developed seasonal allergies. This year has been the worst. It has also been the wettest in years. So though I love Spring, and summer heat can be so miserable, I want to breathe again. 5 days until my 14th half marathon and my 48th overall race since 2013.