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I pride myself on finishing what I start. I suppose starting with training would have been good but training or not, I started my first half in what seems like decades this past Saturday. Unfortunately, I did not finish. Carolina Reaper Marathon/Ghost Pepper Half The Carolina Reaper Marathon/Ghost Pepper Half was set up in a… Continue reading My First EVER DNF

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Conquer the Mountain Half Marathon

It’s been just about two weeks since I ran the Conquer the Mountain Half Marathon in Franklin, NC. Funny! When I bought my Subaru in NY, the guy asked me if I knew where Franklin was as he was heading there for a wedding in June. I had no idea and had never even heard… Continue reading Conquer the Mountain Half Marathon

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Weekend in the Rearview – Part Two

Sunday morning started in the dark and me in a running skirt and tank top. My sister was wondering what else I was going to wear. It was warm enough that that was it. I put on my shoes and grabbed my #runchat hat and heading to the Palm Desert Civic Park to get lined… Continue reading Weekend in the Rearview – Part Two

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Greater Binghamton Bridge Run – A Race Recap

The Greater Binghamton Bridge Run has been in existence for four years. It is basically my hometown race. I had never run it until yesterday. The first year I was injured with a hamstring strain. The second and third years I was in Pittsburgh running either the full (2012) or the half (2013). 2014 is… Continue reading Greater Binghamton Bridge Run – A Race Recap

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Tromptown Run – Race Recap

Again this summer, I ¬†headed to Madison County to DeRuyter for the Tromptown Half Marathon. This race is held in conjunction with the Tioghnioga Firemen’s Field Days and is a Thursday evening race. Start time for the half – there is also a 5K – is 5:45 pm. First, let me state that a 5:45… Continue reading Tromptown Run – Race Recap

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Pittsburgh Half Marathon Recap

Last May the full marathon in Pittsburgh was my first of two full marathons in the month of May. This year, I am not being nearly as daring. I am running the half in both of those cities as opposed to the full. First, I spent Saturday morning wedding dress shopping with my daughter and… Continue reading Pittsburgh Half Marathon Recap

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Traveling Again

I packed the car again today for another trip. Different city, different race, different car. Totally different route to Pittsburgh than I had originally thought about a month ago. I love the City of Pittsburgh. I still get twinges of Pitt hate as I am, and always will be, a Mountaineer but now that neither… Continue reading Traveling Again

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Skunk Cabbage Half Recap

Yesterday was my fourth time running the Skunk Cabbage Classic Half in Ithaca. I ran this as my third race ever and my second half marathon back in 2010 and have been there every year since. This ¬†year the course was a bit different as Barton Hall was setting up for Bob Dylan to play… Continue reading Skunk Cabbage Half Recap