MGC Long Run 15K-February 07, 2015

On Saturday, I ran the MGC Long Run 15K in Columbia, SC.  This was the first for a couple of things.  First time running in a race this year and first time running a 15K.  I signed up for this race at the last minute (was very hesitant even at that point because the website indicated that late registration does not guarantee a t-shirt).  YEAH!!! I run for BLING (and in this case, since it was a 15K, I knew there would be no medal, so the t-shirt counted as BLING!!!)!!!  Well, I decided to sign up any way because the race was for a GREAT cause.  This was a great run for many different reasons….


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Week 1: Lost in Unfamiliar Territory and Birthday Surprises…Beep Beep Beep

Monday was day one of my four week training plan (first phase of 12-week training) and I just happened to be in Cary, North Carolina (close to Raleigh) of all places. I arrived in Cary around 10 o’clock Sunday evening. I knew I was going to meet up with the BGR! Raleigh crew, so I wanted to turn in and be ready for my 5:00 am run. Such a great feeling knowing that you can go to a city and have a group of sole sistahs to meet up with and run run run. Woke up that morning with no issues…I was ready!!!

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Even with the weather being 34 degrees, nothing was going to stop me from getting my run on (Missy’s Get Your Freak On just popped in my head 🙂 ). I was excited for two reasons; first, I was starting my training plan that my running coach created (working on speed baby) and second, I’m in a new city and I have someone to run with. #WINNING

Wrong…I got lost 😦 …

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Running, Yorkies and Playbills…Finally Race Week is Complete!!!!

Yes I have turned things around and still on my natural high!!! It’s amazing what you can do when you focus and shift your energy.  Well I was supposed to start the week off with a 7 mile run on Monday.  I jumped up, got dressed and headed outside.  I’m ready!!!

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Nothing seemed to work for me that morning…

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Tapering and Turkey Day: Week 6

It rained almost all day Sunday, so needless to say I didn’t get my long run in at the start of the week.  I did however, go long on Monday morning.  I woke up without a doubt in my mind that I would go out for a run.  I met up with a BGR! Columbia member at 5:00 am and we headed out for a 12 mile run.  We didn’t quite make the 12 miles but I did get in 11.  Yeah I know I could have stayed a little longer to get in that last mile, but  I was late getting back home to get ready for work.  Hey looks like my energy has turned around…this was a great run!!!

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Another Crappy Week of Running and Food Poisoning: Week 4/5

I ended week 3 stating that I was going to change my energy…in my defense when I wrote week 3,  I was already four days into week 4 (shame on me for back dating the post).  Well I did try to change my energy and woke up Friday morning and hit the pavement with BGR!  Team 5:00  am on the Northeast side.  I got in five miles at a nice pace (8’05) with the ladies.  I really felt great that morning.  Nice little run to prep me for my long run on Saturday.

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