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{outdoor life} Cookie Chase 5k

{outdoor life} Cookie Chase 5k

Hubby, me, J and S all ran the Cookie Chase 5k. It was a hot day! It was a great race. Both girls cut off about 5 minutes from their time the year before. Both broke 30 minutes. I ran my second fastest 5K (not sure how I’m going to beat the Boston 5K before the Boston Marathon, at sea level). Shane ran a good race as well and was 4th in his age group. J was 4th and S…

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{Outdoor Life} Coyote 1 mile

{Outdoor Life} Coyote 1 mile

The two youngest have been in cross country for a few months. They have improved their times quite a bit! To test their one mile, their club hosts a 1-mile run. J finished in 8:40 (3rd in her age group) and S finished in 8:43 (2nd in her age group). Next up: Cookie Chase 5K for the girls.

{outdoor life} Slacker Half Marathon

{outdoor life} Slacker Half Marathon

The Slacker Half Marathon was June 25th. It starts at Loveland Ski Area (10,837 feet), and ends in Georgetown (8,504 feet). I still didn’t feel like I had enough training time between the Mickelson and this race. My training was going incredibly well in mid-may (I had one of my best every tempo runs), then I got sick for a week with a respiratory infection. I was able to train a bit before food poisoning/stomach flu, missed the Revel, but…

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{outdoor life} Mickelson Trail half

{outdoor life} Mickelson Trail half

I had originally planned to run the Revel Rockies half marathon on June 4th (two of my daughters were doing the half marathon, and my husband was running the full marathon), but the day of the expo, I started feeling bad. By 5 p.m. I was vomiting and had diarrhea, and it lasted through the night. By 5 a.m., I knew I would have to DNS the race. I was so disappointed. The plan was to run the Mickelson Trail…

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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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My 50th Year

My 50th Year

Fifty was a great year, even with the craziness of government control and mass psychosis. We went on several road trips! We often fly when we vacation, but with the mandates, we really wanted nothing to do with it. Instead, we went to Ohio and visited Cedar Point (a bucket list item for my hubby) where the kids and hubby rode a bunch of roller coasters (my vertigo had just finally resolved completely and I wasn’t taking the chance of…

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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.