Becky Runs Boston

My adventures running in Boston, searching for that runner's chai.


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3 Halfs, 3 States, 1 Week

This week has been one of my favorites. A lot of people thought I was crazy for signing up for multiple half marathons with the Mainly Marathons New England Series but it was honestly one of the most fun running experiences I’ve had to date! For some background – Mainly Marathons organizes multiple series throughout the country where runners run back-to-back half or full marathons every day for a set number of days in different states. So, the New England series featured half marathons in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York over a 7 day period. I joined for Days 1, 3 and 5 in Maine, Vermont, and Rhode Island. To add to the fun, I also used the series as a way to fundraise for Sweet Paws Rescue, the organization from which we adopted Annabelle in October. My goal was $3000 (to add to the theme of 3’s that I took on for my 30th birthday – 3 half marathons, 3 states, $3000 for Sweet Paws!) and to date, I’m about $500 away from my goal! Click here if you’d like to donate!

Leading up to the series, I didn’t really know what to expect – how does someone train for back-to-back half marathons? how would my body feel on days 3 and 5?? As part of my training, I began running to work on Wednesdays – typically a 7.5 mile run that I expanded to as many as 10 miles – in order to get an additional long training run during the week. (Running to work is so much better than commuting via T and I plan on continuing to do this even when not training for 39.3 miles). My highest mileage during training was 30 miles.

My amazing friend Sarah flew up to Boston on Friday night to join me for the first two races. On Saturday, after an awesome birthday brunch at my most favorite Rosebud, we drove north to Sanford, Maine. Packet pick-up was held at the start of the race at the Sanford-Springvale YMCA. Walking towards the crowd, we met Greg, a runner from Massachusetts, who would go on to pace me for a couple under 9-minute miles during my second half marathon this past week (Thanks Greg!).

All the races began at 6am, so Sarah and I woke up bright and early at 5am to eat some breakfast, get ready, and drive to the race. Luckily, because the race was so small, parking was a non-issue and we were easily able to get to the start by around 5:40am. Clint, the Race Director, made announcements at 5:50am – including announcements about Sweet Paws Rescue! He had set up donation bins AND was auctioning off a shirt through a silent-auction. Clint and the Mainly Marathons team are seriously THE BEST.

The race was an out-and-back along a paved trail. The unusual aspect though is that runners do MULTIPLE out-and-backs and collect rubber-bands along the way to show (prove?) how many laps you’d completed. The first race was a 6 lap course, and I’ve got to admit, I kind of love this style of race. After a lap or two, you begin to recognize people and since we all had our names printed on our bibs, it was easy to cheer each other on as we passed each other. Even better – it’s hard to get into your own head and think about how much pain you might be experiencing when you’re constantly being cheered or cheering on others.

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Running and Smiling (Sanford, ME) – Picture taken by Trisha

Sarah and I ran the first 4 miles (two loops) together and then she let me keep on running while she walked (poor thing had dealt with foot, knee, and back problems while training!). Together, we had maintained about a 9:45 pace. After leaving her, I (unconsciously) sped up to about a 9:15 pace. All went great until about mile 10 when my own knee started to hurt. It was a hilly course, and my knees just did not love the uphills. I kept running though, and at the last turnaround I started running with one of the marathon runners, Justin, who grew up in Malden (where I live) and now lives in the neighboring town of Everett – such a small world! Thanks to our chit-chatting, I stayed focused on running and managed to complete the first half marathon of the series in 2:11:37 – 2nd female and 6th overall! I stretched and ate some snacks while I waited for Sarah to finish walking the rest of her half marathon – she was power-walking incredibly fast and I had trouble keeping up with her when I tried to join her! She ended up finishing at 3:08 – not too shabby for WALKING nine of the 13 miles!

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We ran in Sweet Paws Rescue tank tops! (Sanford, ME)

While most of the other runners in the series did true back-to-back runs, I took a rest day every other day. What’s amazing is that even though I had the benefit of rest and they didn’t, they still kicked my butt and pushed me to run so hard. Tuesday’s race was in Springfield, Vermont. It is a VERY good thing Sarah was with me because I had ZERO cell service in Chester, Vermont where we were staying and I would have been VERY screwed if she hadn’t been there with her 1 bar of service. For example, I was able to get directions to a restaurant with gluten-free pizza but had not realized it was CLOSED on Mondays. If Sarah hadn’t been there, I would’ve just sat in that parking lot wondering what to do – there were no restaurants within sight and I had no idea how to get back to the AirBNB. Luckily, she was able to find a Scottish pub (in middle-of-nowhere-Vermont) where I had some delicious bangers and mash.

Sarah was *very* sore after her amazing power-walking victory so she understandably opted to stay at the AirBNB while I went to the race. The Vermont race took place on the Toonerville Trail – a really lovely walking/running/biking path along a river with small waterfalls (and a highway on the other side, but I tried to focus on the really lovely nature). From the start, I was running at around a 9-minute pace with two of the marathoners – Lai and Rob. Lai – ALSO originally from Malden but now lives in Connecticut – had been our neighbor at the first hotel and informed me that Norman Greenbaum, who wrote the song “Spirit in the Sky” was also from Malden- these are the things runners discuss on long runs, haha.

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Running with Lai and Rob (Springfield, VT) – Picture taken by the Howder Family

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Running with Dallas (Springfield, VT) – Picture taken by the Howder Family

Eventually, Dallas, a runner from Texas, caught up to us and she and I ran together for a bit. Her goal was to get 2:0something, so I figured running with her would keep me at a good pace. At one of the rubber-band turnarounds, I ran into Greg and ran with him for a bit – he is SPEEDY and I was running sub-9 minute miles to keep up with him. That didn’t last too long, and eventually I slowed back down. Rob, a marathoner, caught up to me, and he paced me to my sub-2 hour victory. I had forgotten my watch and my phone died at mile 12, but Rob was patient enough to keep me updated on our pace and distance, and informed me that I hit 13.1 miles on his watch at 1:58:47. NEW PR! With just a little bit left to go, he encouraged me to speed up and I was able to get to the finish line at 1:59:46 – 2nd female and 3rd overall! Greg finished 1st overall, Dallas finished shortly after me, and she was followed by Leah, who had finished right behind me in Maine. Who PRs on their second half marathon in 3 days? Apparently I do!

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Leah, (someone I don’t know), Greg, Dallas, and me! (Springfield, VT) – Picture from Leah

Sarah flew home Tuesday night, and Eric decided to take Wednesday – Friday off from work to hang out with me! We assumed he would have to stay home with Annabelle, but apparently the La Quinta Inn allows dogs – FOR FREE! So Wednesday afternoon we packed up the car and took a family trip down to Rhode Island for my final race. Eric and Annabelle woke up bright and early with me and we headed to the race start in Coventry. In previous races, the parking lot had been separate from the running route, and I assumed that Eric would be able to leave to get some coffee/breakfast while he waited for me… but no such luck. The Coventry route looped AROUND the parking lot, so Eric and Annabelle were trapped! I had planned on taking it a little easier in my third race, but with them waiting for me, I figured I’d push myself a little harder and finish as fast as I could – for them!

Dallas and I started out together, but we eventually split up – the race in Massachusetts the day before had been a tough one! I ran most of the race on my own, cheering on all my new friends and waving frantically at Eric and Annabelle whenever I passed them (at about every mile or so). The route felt uphill in both directions, but luckily not too steep. It was also the biggest number of loops – 10 out-and-backs! I started out really strong at 9:05 minute miles or so, and eventually slowed down to 9:25. The course was long (again) and I hit 13.1 miles at 2:00:something – my SECOND fasted time! However, by the time I got to the actual finish line, it was more like 2:07:something. Still, not too shabby. And I still managed to finish as 3rd female and 6th overall!

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Some of Day 5’s Fastest Runners (Coventry, RI) – Photo taken from Leah

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Norm, the Mainly Marathons chef and cheerleader, posing with a garter full of cash for Sweet Paws Rescue (Coventry, RI) – Photo taken by the Howder Family

This was an AMAZING experience and SO MUCH FUN! You’d think that after 3 half marathons in a week, I’d want to maybe take a break, but I’m already trying to figure out what race I should do next! My body feels pretty good, it’s only a little tired, and my knees are doing great! Luckily, I won’t have to wait too long until my next race – tomorrow I’ll be running the Playworks 5K!

Thank you Mainly Marathons for an amazing experience and helping me to raise money for Sweet Paws Rescue! I can’t wait to run with you again soon!

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Week 1 and a Race Recap

More than $1,000 raised towards our $3,000 goal for Sweet Paws Rescue. With 70 days between now and the start of my 3 half-marathon challenge, we’re doing great! Check out the Sweet Paws Rescue Facebook to read the amazing stories of the dogs they’re saving. I hope you will consider a gift to support them! Please visit my fundraising page!

Also, for the runners out there, I highly recommend checking out the United Relay of America. Starting in Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, runners will be running across the country. They’ll be in almost every state, so there’s a chance they’ll be running near YOU! If you’re in the Boston area, join me for an 8-mile run from Watertown to Boston. Or, you can always make a gift to support my fundraising minimum for Boston Children’s Hospital!

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This morning I ran the Half at the Hamptons in Hampton, New Hampshire and it was GREAT! I’ve been dealing with knee pain on my long runs and have been going to physical therapy for the last few weeks to work on it. My PT says that it stems from a muscle imbalance in my glutes/hips/core and he says he’s already seeing some improvement. Last week I was able to get to 11.5 miles before my knee crapped out, so I was hopeful that I’d do ok this morning.

Welllllllll instead my knee started to hurt at around mile 4. However, I realized that it felt better while running, not walking. If I went from running to walking, my knee would freak out and stop bending. BUT if I kept running, the pain would decrease and just hurt a little, and more importantly, keep bending and allow me to run. So I kept running. And I figured that at some point my knee would give up, so I might as well run at a faster pace to make up for any time I would lose when I would eventually be stuck walking. Except… that didn’t really happen. My knee held out and I finished in just over 2:12. YES! One of my best times!

 

I’ve been on the Elimination Diet for a week and it actually hasn’t been that bad! The no caffeine and alcohol are a bit annoying (says the girl who went to the Phantom Gourmet Food and Wine Festival yesterday and drank all the wine samples…. whoops? at least I didn’t eat any of the food samples?). Here’s some pics of what I’ve been eating:

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Week 1 Lunch and Snacks – Salads were based off of this Big Vegan Bowl from Oh She Glows and snacks were a super easy chia seed pudding with almond milk, chia seeds, and berries.

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Dinner for a few days was Roasted Chicken with Fall Vegetables based of this recipe from Damn Delicious.

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Another Dinner: Based off a Curried Sweet Potato Roti recipe from my friend Jen. Added shrimp… and way too much cayenne pepper. Still delicious!

 

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Coconut crusted cod with curried cauliflower and kale. I ate almost a full head of cauliflower. And Eric politely asked me to maybe not cook curry several nights in a row. I suppose that’s a fair request. He DID rave about the Coconut Aminos that I cooked the kale in, so that’s a pretty good win.

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Korean Beef Noodle Bowls from Against All Grains, an awesome cooking book from my friend Ash. I LOVE zucchini noodles, and I successfully cooked beef… I think?

 


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Support Sweet Paws Rescue!

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Best Friends.

I’ve been placing hints on my last few posts that I was up to something. I’m finally ready to make the announcement. In honor of my upcoming 30th birthday, I’m raising money to support an important cause.

Sweet Paws Rescue is an organization that rescues dogs from across the South and finds them loving homes in New England. This is the organization that brought Annabelle into our lives, and we couldn’t be more grateful.

Sweet Paws Rescue is a Massachusetts registered non-profit 501(c)(3) “shelter less” dog rescue that was founded by Cynthia Sweet in 2011. The rescue is run by Cynthia and a team of amazing fosters & volunteers all across New England. SPR also teams up with a close network of seasoned and reputable rescue women in Alabama & Mississippi to help provide aid due to an overpopulation problem in the South. In return, this network of women works diligently to create awareness, educate the next generation & reform legislation. If you were to follow them on Facebook, you’d read about their amazing, life-saving efforts. Every week, their good works inspires me. Every day, I’m thankful they exist and that they saved Annabelle’s life.

 

How do I plan to raise money for Sweet Paws? Through running, of course! My original goal was to complete an ultra-marathon before I turned 30. That isn’t happening. As I get ready for my first PT appointment to get my knees checked, I know that my body just doesn’t love the marathon distance, let alone the ultra-marathon distance. I’m hopeful that one day my body will learn to love it, but for right now, I have to work with what I’ve got.
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LET’S GO FOR A RUN!

Recognizing this, but still wanting to do something that challenged me, I reached out to my new friends at Mainly Marathons. This group puts on awesome sounding multi-day marathon/half-marathon/5K races that encourage individuals to race everyday for a 5 or 7 day period in a different state. The New England Series is conveniently the week after my 30th birthday. If you look at their website, they’re offering everyone a FREE race this year, so I asked if I could have the first race of the New England Series. They said Yes! I then asked if they would partner with me by providing a discount on any other races in the series, so long as I was fundraising for a cause. Again, they said Yes!

So here’s the plan:

 

On Sunday May 15, I’ll be running a half marathon in Maine.

 

I’ll run another half marathon on Tuesday May 17 in Vermont.

 

And on Thursday May 19, I’ll run a third half marathon in Rhode Island.

 

That’s right. 3 half marathons. 3 states. 1 week. While I not-so-secretly wish I was telling you that I was running the entire series, that would be way too much stress on my body and my wallet, as I would have to travel from state to state, stay in hotels, eat out, etc. This way, my body gets some much needed rest and I get to sleep in my own bed. And, these are three new states, helping me towards a life goal of racing a half marathon in every state.

 

Did I mention that this is also 100 days away? I have a LOT of mileage to start adding in to my schedule! Luckily, thanks to Sweet Paws Rescue, I have Annabelle as my training partner on most of my runs. $1,000 per half marathon seems like a reasonable goal, don’t you? Please help me raise $3,000 for Sweet Paws Rescue through this half marathon challenge!

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Dry January / Winter Warrior

January 2016 came and went, and I’m not sure how that could possibly have been 31 days. The first month of the year included two challenges: Dry January and the Winter Warrior Challenge.

Dry January was surprisingly easy. I even started a day early on New Years Eve. We spent the evening with some pregnant friends, so there was very little pressure on me to drink. The month also saw several nights out for dinner with friends, a Baby Shower (with a decent number of alcoholic beverage options – and non-alcoholic lemonade), a trip to California (where I celebrated the purchase of my wedding dress with ice cream instead of a drink), and a party at a bar where the bartender made sure my glass of soda water was always full.

I celebrated the start of February with dinner out with a friend followed by Oh, Hello at the Wilbur Theater… and a cocktail. And you know what? Shmeh. Not that exciting. While I’ve never been a heavy drinker, I’ve also never gone a month without drinking before – and I like knowing that it was pretty easy and that all of those social experiences didn’t feel awkward without a drink in hand. And, what’s more interesting, making the concerted effort to not drink also inspired me to eat healthier overall. It’s February 2nd, and I’m beginning to think I should keep the dry challenge going.

The Winter Warrior Challenge was definitely the harder of the two challenges. The premise of the challenge was to walk/run a mile OUTSIDE every day for the month. While I tried my best to run those miles, I ended up walking a fair amount. Annabelle joined me for many of the miles – she enjoyed the early morning runs and walks a lot. And, with our surprisingly warm weather this month, I even ended the month with a 12-mile run in a t-shirt.

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January 31 in New England. And people say global warming isn’t real.

Overall, I logged just over 78 miles over the month of January, which I’m also able to count towards another challenge – the Aloha Challenge – a virtual 100-mile run that I have until February 29 to complete. I think I’ll get those last 22 miles without a problem!

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When Annabelle wakes you up at 4:45AM, you get in some extra miles.

Don’t worry, readers. I have a lot more challenges to complete these next few months. Get ready for an announcement on Friday!


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Welcome to 2016!

I know that next week is February, and my introduction to 2016 is a tad late, but…

1. I haven’t had much to say related to the blog, and

2. I’ve been too busy and the blog has unfortunately taken a backseat to everything else.

But, the last 24 hours have proven pretty interesting and, fingers crossed, if all things go as I hope, I’ll have some fun and exciting news related to reaching a running goal for my 30th birthday while doing some good, too. One of my faults is that any small thing can send me into a tailspin of excitement and planning, setting me up for disappointment if it doesn’t work out. There’s a good chance that this could be one of those instances. Send good thoughts my way that I can make this work!

In other news, I’m almost done with the Marathon Sports Winter Warrior Challenge – a month of running/walking at least a mile outside every day. I’ve done almost 60 miles this month, but some of those were collected by walking Annabelle around the neighborhood. (Have I mentioned Annabelle? Our awesome dog? That we adopted in mid-October? Follow me on Instagram to get access to a bunch of pictures of her!)

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Annabelle, the best dog ever.

I’m still strength training at 0600 Conditioning and doing personal training sessions with Staci and still totally loving it. I’ve started researching equipment to get a sense of how much it might cost to buy some of the key pieces to create a home gym in our basement. I no longer feel like a newbie in my bootcamp classes, and still can’t believe that I’m capable of doing real push-ups. Next up? I’d love to do some pull-ups. Recently, 0600 has been hosting Mobility Clinics that should really be called “Super Painful Stretching Clinic.” I know that these moves and positions are SUPER beneficial in the long run (haha, get it? I made a joke), so I’m going to try and keep it up on my own. (Note to self: Buy a lacrosse ball to sit on.)

The next month is dedicated to getting ready for the half marathon in early March and 20-miler at the end of March. Over the weekend I went out for a 10 mile run. While everyone else on the East Coast seemed to get dumped with snow Saturday, we only got a few inches, so Sunday ended up having decent conditions. Some of the sidewalks still had some snow, but the sun was shining and I only had to wear a long-sleeve half-zip over a t-shirt. Basically naked compared to the amount of clothing I usually have to wear this time of year! I wasn’t feeling super inspired, so I figured I’d do a few 5K laps on a flatter part of the neighborhood. At around mile 6, my phone died (cold weather kills my phone, and my Garmin watch was at home charging. Note to self: Better prepare for long runs!). I had a decent sense of how far I had gone and how far I still needed to go, so I kept running, without technology (I also don’t run with music, so it was just me and the roads).

At mile 9, my left knee gave up. My knees have been bothering me on long runs lately – but are totally fine the rest of the time. I’m not quite sure what the issue is, and I’ve been stretching/rolling to try and figure it out, but no such luck yet. If you have any thoughts or suggestions, I’d love to hear them! I walked back to the house and calculated that I ended up doing about 9.6 miles – close enough to 10! Hopefully next weekend will go better and my 13 miles will go smoothly and pain free 🙂

 

 


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Race Recap: Smuttynose Rockfest Half Marathon

I did it. I freaking did it. I don’t know if it was the fasting all day Saturday or the atoning for all my sins on Yom Kippur or the amazing pacer I ran with for 12 miles, but I finally did it. I got a new half marathon PR.

I did not feel like I had set myself up for success. I didn’t train as hard as I could have. I skipped some of my long runs. I haven’t been fueling my body with the most nutritious foods. But instead of dwelling on all of that, I headed into Sunday with the most positive attitude that I could.

Looking back, my attitude for getting through the half marathon was pretty similar to my attitude for getting through the Yom Kippur fast. I went into both thinking “I’m going to do the best that I can do.” For Yom Kippur, that meant drinking water all day because I already know that I have a fainting problem that can be triggered by dehydration. It meant knowing that if I had to eat before sundown (6:19pm), that I wouldn’t let myself eat any earlier than 5:00pm. And it meant distracting myself and not dwelling on what felt bad, but thinking about the good.

After Yom Kippur services, Eric and I headed north to New Hampshire to the race bib pick-up at Smuttynose Brewery and then stopped at the Outlets. With all the driving, fun stops, and perfect companion for the day, I rarely thought about how hungry I was and was focused more on how successfully I was getting through the fast. Or, you could say, how successfully I was getting through the fast without getting hangry (hungry+angry) and mean. (And, BTW, I managed to fast all the way until sundown. Possibly even later than sundown since we were at a restaurant.)

Same kinda goes for the half marathon. I knew that I was going to try and run with the 9:30 minute/mile pacer for as long as I could, and that if I had to tap out, I still had a few minutes of wiggle room to still beat my previous fastest time. I knew that if I didn’t beat my fastest time, that it wasn’t meant to be and I would just try again next month. And I knew that I had an awesome new playlist to keep me distracted and happily singing along with each step of the race.

The weather was perfect – beautiful blue skies and crisp cool weather. As we walked to the start line, the announcer mentioned that there would be pacers for specific goal times, including 2 hours, 5 minutes / 9:30 minute mile pace. It became my mission to find that pacer and stay with them for as long as possible, even though I haven’t run 10+ miles at that consistently fast of a pace… ever. When I found her (she was holding a big sign indicating she was a pacer for that time), I introduced myself and explained that I was going to do my very best to stick with her and beat my previous best time of just under 2:10. There were a few other runners huddled around her, and when we finally were able to start… I immediately lost her. I spent the first few miles chasing after her and trying to spot her sign in the crowd. By mile 3, the crowd had thinned out a little and I was able to run right behind her and the rest of the pace group. Together, we followed Sue as she weaved through runners, shot snot rockets, and avoided the waves crashing over the walls and onto the street.

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At mile 5 or 6, we lost one of the runners. A woman who had been so positive and cheerful at the start of the race, clapping her hands and yelling excitedly as we ran past group of supporters, had to stop running. An older gentleman disappeared soon thereafter. By mile 9, another girl probably around my age who had expressed that if she slowed down, she’d never be able to get back to us… slowed down. And then it was just me and Sue.

Together, we ran totally in sync, occasionally chatting about the beautiful weather or my fast the day before but mostly in silence as I listened to music and Sue played with the assortment of gadgets on her wrists to make sure we were keeping the right pace. As we approached mile 12, Sue told me that we might even get to the finish line in under 2:05. And when we hit mile 12, I hit the wall. I started walking, telling myself I had to start running again at a specific pole. After running a little bit more, I walked again. By the time I started running that third time though, I knew I had maybe half a mile left, so I ran through it. By stopping, I was able check in with my body and realize that I was tired and sore, something that I was able to ignore while running with Sue. In that last half mile, I ran as comfortably as I could – even passing people in those last few hundred meters. And as I approached the finish line, I was greeted by Eric waiting for me on the sidelines. The clock said 2:10, but I knew that I had started at least several minutes after the clock started – I had beat my time!

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Sometimes I’m amazed at how much I can hold in my claw-like hands.

As we walked around the food tents gathering food and water (and ICE CREAM!), I ran into Sue and gave her a big hug, thanking her for pacing me to victory. She expressed how sad she was to lose me in that final mile, but was happy to hear that I at least beat my time by a few minutes.

For a year, I’ve been talking about beating my previous pr at this race, and I’m so happy that I actually managed to do it. I have one more half marathon to go in 2014 (at least, I haven’t yet signed up for a December race) and I’ll be running it at a more comfortable pace, I imagine. But, with Smuttynose done and my pr slashed by 5 minutes, another goal for my 28th year has been achieved!

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What a difference a year makes… 9 half marathons, 12 months.

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Music Playlist – Edition 1

I’m running the Smuttynose Rockfest Half Marathon on Sunday and I’m both excited and nervous. Excited because it’s the second time I’m running the race – it was my first half marathon ever that I ran last year – and I’m nervous because all year I’ve been planning on getting a PR and I’m not totally convinced it’s going to happen. At 2:09:57 (or something like that…), it’s my first and fastest half marathon… everything since then has been closer to 2:15-2:20.

To help keep me pumped up, I’m crafting a new playlist of music to listen to while I run on Sunday and I thought I’d share. Yes, I listen to a lot of Top 40 and EDM while I run. No, I’m not even a little bit ashamed of it.

Here it is – in alphabetical order, since it’ll be on shuffle.

All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor
Anything Could Happen – Ellie Goulding
Applaude – Lady Gaga
Bang Bang – Jessie J, Ariana Grande
Bangarang – Skrillex
Black Widow – Iggy Azalea
Blame – Calvin Harris
Break Free – Ariana Grande
Burn – Ellie Goulding
Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Cinema – Benny Benassi
Come Get It Bae – Pharrel Williams
Cool Kids – Echosmith
Dark Horse – Katy Perry
Decisions – Borgore
The Fox  (What Does the Fox Say?) – Ylvis
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Harlem Shake – Baauer
Hideaway – Kiesza
I Can’t Stp – Flux Pavilion
I Love It – Icona Pop
Kill Everybody – Skrillex
Maps – Maroon 5
The Monster – Eminem
Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO
Pompeii – Bastille
Rather Be – Clean Bandit
Revolution – Diplo
Riptide – Vance Joy
Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites – Skrillex
Sexy And I Know It – LMFAO
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
Sweather Weather – The Neighbourhood
Thrift Shop – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Turn Down For What – DJ Snake & Lil Jon
You Make Me – Avicii

Wish me luck on this half marathon – I can’t wait to tell you all how it went… especially with fasting the day before in observance of Yom Kippur!

 

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