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There’s No Place Like…

… the Bay Area in February apparently. This “winter” (if it can even be called that) has been incredible.  Although we really, really need the rain (we have had the driest couple months in a long time after the craziness that was December 1st), it’s been so nice to run around on dry trails through […]

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August

I think in all years prior to 2012, August was probably my least favorite month of the year.  Being an avid summer-hater in the past, August was always just hot and dry, and I was always counting down the days until we were closer to fall. But this year it’s a very different story.  I […]

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July

July was a transition month for me, both in running, and for lack of a better word, in life.  First off, July was about getting back in the swing of running and training after a slow May and June.  I started gaining my confidence again with running, took some risks and stopped being as scared as […]

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June… and I Guess May

Apparently I let May pass without a recap. GASP!  I think that was a first. It was probably because it wasn’t my favorite month in the world, especially when it started.  But now that I can look back on it, I realize it was still a good month running aside and there were some positive […]

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April

I think April would best be described as a month of extremes. Starting with the highest runner’s high after crossing the finish line of AR50. And ending with some post race blues that were turned into injury sadness and frustration when hearing the words “no running” 3 weeks later. In between those two extremes, I […]

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March

February didn’t stand a chance, even with a couple taper weeks thrown in there. 352.5 miles!!  That is a new personal record that I think will be sticking around for a while. March was a busy month with obviously so much running and in some beautiful places!   I started the month off with my […]

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February

Remember how close I was to a new monthly mileage high in January? Remember how I really considered going on a 5 mile run just to beat that old high by a fraction? Remember how I said that I decided not to because I had a feeling February was going to be a good month?  […]

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January

So close! January was only 4.7 miles off my highest mileage month ever (last March) coming in at 271.4 miles! While I definitely considered going out on that second run tonight to get me over into the new monthly high, I just decided that I would rather save those 5 miles for February.  I have […]

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December

And just like that, the last month of 2011 is over! This month was busy.  Between races, holiday parties, running, the actual holidays, vacation and more races, I felt like I was go go go all month. Typically December is a lower month for me mileage wise since I am usually recovering from CIM.  This […]

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November

Finally a month over 200 again! Just barely, but I made it.  200.6 miles to be exact. So what happened in November which also happens to be one of my most favorite months? I ran a lot of races. First up was Mt. Diablo Half Marathon, where I ate it but still had a blast. […]

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