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2013 Wilson Bridge Half Marathon Race Recap #wilsonbridgehalf

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2013 Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon
CAROLINE crossed Finish at 09:30 AM US/Eastern
Pace: 11:19 min/mi
Time: 02:28:13
I am in pain! My back thighs are hurting, and I need to find out why. The race was ok. If I am honest, I don't see myself being too thrilled about running races right now. Being out of shape (having a bum knee) takes the fun out of a race. I will continue my journey. I will not give up on trying to improve my time/loose weight. Until then this is my best. Like so many have said before, weight training is a must. The only way I can see myself getting weight training in my scheduled would be to do a treadmill run every other day, and use the weights there. I formed a habit of just going to the trail for a run and that is it, but it is time to change all that.

Apart from my less than desirable performance, the provisions at the race was great. I was so happy for all the water stops along the way even if I didn't get water. The water stops helped me keep going …

2013 Marine Corps Marathon Race Recap: My First DNF #marinecorpsmarathon

After running the Omaha Marathon and the San Francisco Marathon this year, the Marine Corps Marathon just did not come to fruition for me. Lesson to self, "don't try to run two marathons back to back in a two week span of time. My hip joints started to hurt at mile eleven, and I have never had pain like that early in a long run.

Every thing about this race just did not seem right. I was not happy and excited, like the other marathons. I learned I did not like this race at all if I was honest with myself. The race started in some huge parking lot, and there were no Starbucks I could walk to before the race. I hated standing in line to use the porta potty for an hour. I was spoiled in the other races because there really was no wait line for me.

You would not believe how angry I was when there were no energy gels left, in my other marathon's, they did not run out! Then I saw runners with several packs on their belt, and then knew were they all went. I was tempted to ask th…

2013 San Francisco Nike Marathon Race Recap #werunsf

Race: San Francisco Nike Marathon

Time: 5:56:06

Like I mentioned before, I am inspired by others and not every decision I make is original, call me monkey see monkey do. I saw that another running blogger was running the Nike Marathon and became a little envious, and not so much that she got in the race, but because she was going to the The Golden State.

A couple months passed by and I had forgotten all about this, but then I had another heart tug when my sweat pink leaders mentioned they were hosting, a pre Nike race yoga event. At this point I did not think twice, I immediately on impulse booked a flight to San Francisco. Here is a post about the fun stuff I aspired to do while I was there, but of course there was not enough time.

One of my sweat pink sisters hurt her knee so I bought her Nike marathon bib the day before the race, but could not sleep that night. I stopped at Starbucks in the morning and filled my water bottle with 4 of their coffee shots.  I knew I could not stay awa…

2013 Omaha Marathon Race Recap: One Bitch Of A Run #omahamarathon

Last Week’s Miles

Moday- Day Of Rest

Tuesday- 10 Miles

Wednesday-
10 Miles Sick with a cold

Thursday-
10 Mile Run Still Sick

Friday-
10 Mile Run Getting Better But Resting For Sunday’s Marathon

Saturday – Omaha Friends And Family One Mile Run

Sunday- Omaha MarathonTime 5:19

A big thanks to Marathon Mom and Run Away Bridal Planner For Hosting Two Great Blog Linkups!

This Is What I Love, This Is What I Live For, is what was rolling through my head almost the entire time of my marathon on Sunday.  The race was 7 am, but I woke up just in time to make it to the starting line and that was about it. I parked my rental car quickly, and headed in the direction of the other runners towards the TD Ameritrade Park. In my mind I was only going to run 20 miles for a much needed training run for my upcoming MCM.

I took  Kristy's @PghRunner.com advice " My friend used a marathon as a training run, and he is a genius the way he did it. He knew he didn’t trust himself, and REALLY wanted to be ab…