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Enjoyed another long(ish) run today. I know I am behind in formal training. But I feel good about where I am at today. I need to figure out how to get more consistent runs in. Difficult to do with Lance’s schedule, mom’s appointments and 3 kiddos I have to coordinate with. Anyway, I am just taking it one step at a time. ;-

Lance took this picture on my cool down walk- can’t beat a run on the Orting trail!

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Mom had her third day hanging out at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance while they harvest her stem cells. She was a pro today and produced much more than they needed. She goes in the next three days to get her blood tested to make sure it goes back to normal after the stem cell ‘pumping’ drugs they have given her. Then we wait until October for the transplant. Mom has some pain from her meds, but other than that she is doing well!

Mom is having the stem cell harvest done today. I am praying for everything to go as smoothly as planned. And for Mon to be comfortable through the process.

I had two new experiences on this morning’s run. 1) a hypodermic needle on the side of the trail and 2) two snakes. #1 reminded me I’m not in small town Texas anymore and #2 made me feel like I was! :-). Though these snakes were not as scary as any Texas snake.

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I wish I could say that the decision was well researched and thought out.  But it wasn’t.  Basically, I read the descriptions of the races on the MMRF website.  The first one that looked really attractive was California wine country in May.  How fun would it be to run through the beautiful wine country!?  Then I realized there would be a lot of hills in the wine country.  So I moved on.  Chicago was praised as a good race for beginners because it is fairly flat.  So that was a huge plus.  At first we were thinking of a half marathon.  but Chicago splits their half and full marathons and the half is in August.  I, in no way, want to run in August in Chicago.  To. Hot.  So that was out.  So we are going for the full in October.  May not be the best reason to chose a full over a half.  But that is that.  🙂

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BRrrr…I’m shivering “As US Sizzles in Summer Heat, Seattle Shivers” http://ow.ly/5Klxh

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I am so off on my training right now. I should be getting 4-5 miles on my short runs and heading for 7 miles on my long runs but I am sooo not there. I feel a wall at 3 miles. Don’t know if it is mental or what. But at about 2 miles I start thinking I can’t make it past 3. Usually, I quit at 2, a few times I have been able to get 3, but never more than that.
I get bored. Seeing the same old things. I get tired and start feeling all of my little aches and pains. They would usually not bother me but since I am looking for a way to cut my run short I usually talk myself into worrying about these little pains.
Anyway, I am stuck at the wall and looking for a way to break through!

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