Monthly Archives: April 2010

Excuse my language…

but I feel comfortable saying…I kicked ass this weekend!
I ran my first half marathon Sunday in the Go STL marathon/half marathon race. My goal time was between 2:10-2:15 and I finished at 2:09! I felt really good, like good enough where I am pretty sure my last 3 miles I was going at a 9 minute mile pace, crazy! About mile 6 my knees were starting to hurt but that went away quickly and I just felt strong. So many emotions were running through my mind as I came to the finish line and I literally almost started to cry. It has been such a difficult two years for me mentally, and this race just made me realize how strong I can be and how much I should be proud of. Yeah, I know it’s only one race, but it is probably the most satisfying thing I have done in my life. This is why I love running, it pushes you and gives you a whole new oulook on yourself.
So, what’s next? …cough 26.2 cough… I’ll get back to you

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getting close

The big race is this sunday and I am filled with excitement and nerves! I am doing my last pre-race run tomorrow morning and doing a yoga class saturday…then I am good to go!

I am at work right now with the loudest stomach groans, need a snack ASAP! An adviser mtg ran longer than I thought and had to race over to work while eating a subway veggie sub. Needless to say did not last me long enough! I have the weirdest craving too – a smoothie! I haven’t had one in such a long time but a strawberry banana smoothie sounds delicious. Weird, eh?

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a glimpse into my future….



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happy easter

This morning I tried a new restaurant in Kansas City. Chez Elle is a creperie and cafe located in an old movie theater in the westside. I ordered the Frere Jacques with cheese and scrambled eggs which was yummy but as I looked over the chalk board menu while I ate I wished I could re-order as there were so many options! Moderately prices and parisien atmosphere won me over though, cannot wait to go back!

After breakfast, my parents and I walked around the neighborhood a little bit – I love this part of town, very unique and I kind of like to consider the westside area my little “secret.” Today was gorgeous weather, took the dog outside for a bit and played a late night game of scrabble. Not looking forward to classes starting up again…

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100 miles + !!

Just reviewing my training log… 100 + miles in the month of March!

Happy Easter Weekend 🙂

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