Running

Win an Iron Girl Sprint Triathlon Race Entry!

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Every Mom to Iron Mom’s Coach Robin and I are partnering up with the fabulous people at Iron Girl to give away a free race entry to a Sprint Triathlon! A Sprint is much less scary than a full triathlon, just so you know. We’ll be doing a half mile swim, a 22 mile bike […]

On May 6, 2011, in Fitness Adventures, Running, by juliejulie

My First Half Marathon: Why I ran and how I felt

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Okay, I admit it: I’m quite proud of myself. I ran my first Half Marathon on Sunday, and had the pleasure of crossing the finish line at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, where many of the greatest runners in the world have raced. I was expecting to feel relieved. I was not expecting to feel […]

On May 5, 2011, in Middle-aged Angst, Running, by juliejulie

Pre-Marathon Jitters: Getting Ready for the Eugene Half

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Tomorrow’s the big day – I’m running the Eugene Half, my first Marathon! I’m nervous, which seems silly. But, if I think about it, running 13.2 miles “just because” seemed silly a few months ago, but here I am, doing it anyway. Just because. Things I’m worried about: Oversleeping: I need to get up at […]

On April 30, 2011, in Running, by juliejulie

Run, Bike, and Swim? How to train for a Sprint Triathlon

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When Sarah over at IronGirl called me to ask if I’d be interested in a sponsorship to their Portland, OR Sprint Triathlon in June, I laughed. My running coach, Robin, over at Every Mom to Iron Mom has been telling me it’s time for me to do a Sprint, but I keep whining about not […]

On April 16, 2011, in Fitness Adventures, Health and Wellness, Running, Triathlon, by juliejulie

Marathon Training: How I ran 11 miles using Chi and Gatorade

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More on my California adventures to BlogHerBET in a bit, but did I mention I ran 11 miles for my Eugene Half Marathon training on Sunday? Well I did, with a little help from Gatorade, the Chi Running techniques I learned from Keith’s workshop, and the encouragement of Rebekah and new friends we met at […]

On March 31, 2011, in Running, by juliejulie

High 10: How my running partner ran 10 miles without me

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I’m a long run dropout. Alas dear loyal readers and cheerleaders, I must confess, I did not make my 10 mile goal this weekend for my Half Marathon training schedule. But my running partner Rebekah did, so Yay her! I truly am pleased as punch for her, and proud too. I wish I could say […]

On March 14, 2011, in Running, by juliejulie

Running for Waffles at the Winery: Run Momma Run Brunch, Silvan Ridge

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We drove to the country. We ran. We ate waffles, we drank mimosas. And we laughed. It was a good Sunday! Thanks to Laura McClain of Run Momma Run, every delicious Off the Waffle was perfect, the Silvan Ridge Early Muscat wine was sweet and crisp, and the talk by Cathie Twomey Bellamy of the […]

On March 9, 2011, in Club Meetups and News, Running, by juliejulie

The Jeep Jog Stroller Review, and how I ran 8 miles, and lost 10 pounds eating Paleo!

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This is the story of how I ran 8 miles last week, and how I’ve lost 10 pounds since I started the Paleo diet four weeks ago. I know it, I can barely believe it myself, but scales don’t lie. And neither does the mileage tracker on Baby Ruby’s new BOB Jeep Jog stroller, or […]

On March 4, 2011, in Running, by juliejulie

How to Run 7 miles on Chubby Mommy Knees!

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My chubby, 45 year old knees and I did something amazing today: we ran 7 miles, in a row! This is the first time I’ve ever run that far. Ever. And thanks to Keith’s Chi Running Workshop methods, I didn’t feel much pain. I did make Rebekah, my running partner, stop every 2 miles or […]

On February 20, 2011, in Running, by juliejulie

Marathon Training: how to run intervals at the track

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Coach Robin taught me how to run intervals at the track yesterday. The idea is to push yourself a bit, but learn to run at a consistent pace over and over. So we ran a lap, then rested, then ran again, and tried to keep the pace the same. This is tricky to do when […]

On February 11, 2011, in Running, by juliejulie
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