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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.

{Races} Memorial Day 10K Race #47

{Races} Memorial Day 10K Race #47

This was our first year running this race. We’ve run the Bolder Boulder on Memorial weekend a few times, but we decided to find races that better fit the mission of helping veterans. You can find this one at: MEMORIAL DAY RUN & MARCH | To help feed homeless Veterans (memorialdaymarch.com) It was a very sunny morning and HOT! I felt for the men and women in uniform, it was toasty and humid. It was also rather hilly. It was…

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{Running} May Miles 99.2

{Running} May Miles 99.2

Even as I write this, I’m kicking myself for not checking my mileage. I missed 100 miles by .8 miles. I’m sure I covered that in just walking over the weekend, but I didn’t set my watch. It’s my largest mileage month since training for the Dopey Challenge (December 2019 at 155 miles). I’ll take it.

{Races} Barr Lake 15K Race #46

{Races} Barr Lake 15K Race #46

It was hot and muddy, but we got it done. Race Number 46 (for me) complete! The rain was so loud last night, we woke up at 3 a.m. to see the pouring rain filling up the street. The forecast had called for just a smattering of rain, but this was a downpour! The entire race is groomed trail, so I had imagined it more like a mud run. As soon as we arrived to pick up our shirts and…

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{Running} April running & Race #45

{Running} April running & Race #45

We had a big half marathon planned for April in Kansas City: The Garmin Oz marathon. A few weeks before we were to run, we got an email they were postponing the half marathon because they couldn’t have the finish line celebration they wanted. Unfortunately, they pushed it to the first weekend in November, which didn’t allow our girls to participate in the race. We were disappointed, but asked for a refund and then had the girls’ entries switched to…

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{Outdoor Life} Race #44

{Outdoor Life} Race #44

Today was race number 44 for me since October 2013. It was supposed to be a 7K, but it measured at 4.24 miles. I really don’t understand how they couldn’t move the finish line ONE-TENTH of a mile (they did warn it was a 7K-ISH) so that it could fit in with my previous 5 races of 7K distance (including this very race we ran last year when this one was forced to be virtual). This is my second race…

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{Outdoor Life} Spring Running

{Outdoor Life} Spring Running

In Colorado, we get most of our snow in March and April, especially on the front range. The weather people are predicting 12-24” by Sunday night, though the original predictions aren’t panning out. We were supposed to run a St Paddy’s Day race Sunday morning, but it was already postponed to next weekend because of the forecast. Since we aren’t running tomorrow in the race, we made sure we got out this morning. Running in spring snow is one of…

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{Running} 5 miles

{Running} 5 miles

I have 7 weeks until my next half marathon, and it’s tough getting back on track. Today was a rough 5 miles, but I had to get the mileage in. I’m supposed to run a 10K next weekend, and it’s going to be rough! The weather started a little chilly, and we had some snowflakes today, but I ended up warm by a mile into the run. The skies are pretty dark in the southwest, but by afternoon it was…

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{Running} 50 by 50

{Running} 50 by 50

Hubby and I were born just under two months apart (though, according to our moms, our due dates were the same day–he was early, and I was really really late). We will both be 50 years old this year and, in honor of that, we are working on some goals. I started running at 40ish; I was going through a divorce and started, stopped, and restarted the Couch to 5K app program to save my sanity. I wasn’t very serious…

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