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Marathon Training

Day 2 of Boot Camp, done! Today’s Boot Camp actually seemed a lot easier than Day 1 because I knew the moves and what modifications I needed to do.  My muscles feel stronger already! :)   The Husband did Boot Camp with Nicole and I.  He regularly strength trains and said it was challenging, but [...]

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18.0 Miles – It’s Taper Time!

Last long run of marathon training – you are MINE!  :) Riding high and feeling awesome after today’s (suppose to be last Friday’s) 18.0 miler.  I only have 13 days before the race so that means it’s TAPER TIME!  :) :) :)  So exciting to be entering this final phase of training.   Pre-run lunch [...]

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Taper Time?

I love how Charlotte is slowly easing into winter.  In Pittsburgh, it went from summer to winter in a week flat.  :)  These cold and crisp mornings better stick around until October 30 (marathon day)! Pumpkin Loaf Oatmeal   I was craving something seasonal this morning. Enter… pumpkin loaf oatmeal! In the mix:   1/2 [...]

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Someone Else’s 20 Miler

This week’s long run was suppose to be 18 miles (per the training plan I created for myself) but I kind of always knew that it would really be a 20 miler.  After all, I’m only 3 weeks out from my marathon, and it’s pretty much now or never!   For my first (and only) [...]

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Sweet Seventeen

Previous marathon training long runs: 8.0 is better together 10.0 for the win 11.0 miles: Attempt #2 Half Marathon Thursday 10.0 Glorious Miles Friendly 15.0 15.0 Miles With Emma and General 15.0 Miles (Again, Again) Suffering 16.0   Yayyyy! Fall running RULES! I had to dig through the back of my workout clothes drawer to [...]

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Suffering Sixteen

Somehow, I survived my horrendous long run this morning. It was rough.  I really didn’t know if I was going to make it through my long run this morning.  Since I am in Florida, I missed my half marathon and the chance to run in cooler, less oppressive weather.  Sixteen miles in Florida was ROUGH.  [...]

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My first bowl of Pumpkin Yogurt of the season! After fruitlessly searching for Libby’s Pure Pumpkin in the stores for months, I finally stumbled upon my favorite canned treated yesterday – and promptly bought 10 cans. :) I love to put pumpkin in many of my recipes, but Pumpkin Yogurt is definitely my favorite way [...]

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15.0 Miles (Again, Again)

Previous marathon training long runs: 8.0 is better together 10.0 for the win 11.0 miles: Attempt #2 Half Marathon Thursday 10.0 Glorious Miles Friendly 15.0 15.0 Miles With Emma and General   I ran my third 15.0 miler of marathon training this morning – AND it was my fastest one yet!  Although I plan to [...]

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15.0 Miles with Emma and General

Previous marathon training long runs: 8.0 is better together 10.0 for the win 11.0 miles: Attempt #2 Half Marathon Thursday 10.0 Glorious Miles   Afternoon! This morning, I woke up rather early for this week’s LONG RUN.  If you’re wondering why I’m already running 15.0 miles three months before the marathon, it’s because I’ve become [...]

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Ten Glorious Miles

Nothing like a long run to make me feel human again! Last night, one glass of wine turned into two glasses… which was one glass of wine too much.  Yikes!  Anne, the Husband, and I had an absolute blast, but I had a pretty big Malbec-related headache this morning.  :)   Nothing that waffles + [...]

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Friendly Fifteen

Previous marathon training long runs: 8.0 is better together 10.0 for the win 11.0 miles: Attempt #2 Half Marathon Thursday   I had a FABULOUS 15.0-mile training run this morning!  Mileage is ALWAYS better with friends.   Alright – so clearly, Maggie wasn’t involved in the training run, but Jen and Emily sure helped me [...]

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A Macro View of the Week

Doesn’t my bed look inviting? I practically face-planted into bed this afternoon, immediately passing out and sleeping for about FOUR HOURS.  I felt like I was being roused from a coma when my alarm went off, and then I proceeded to roll around for another thirty minutes, debating if I could possibly just go back [...]

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Half Marathon Thursday

Previous marathon training long runs: 8.0 is better together 10.0 for the win 11.0 miles: Attempt #2   Today, I woke up with one goal in mind:  bang out 13.1 miles for marathon training.  Unfortunately, when I dragged my booty out of bed and looked outside, it was absolutely monsooning.  I checked weather.com, which assured [...]

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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Let the insanity continue in Casa de Boyle. I spent the morning juggling Healthy Living Summit work, writing a freelance article on personal finance (oh, the irony), and filming a segment about Operation Beautiful for the local NBC news in Charlotte (it will be on at 5:00 PM today).   It’s my personal goal to [...]

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