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Q1 2017 Update

February 27, 2017

Finishing up some old things: Write another 1/4 of my novel.  I finished the first draft about two weeks ago.  It needs a lot of work still, but I’m excited to start rewriting and editing now that I have a better idea where they story is going, and, hey, I wrote a 41,500 word middle […]

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Currently – February 2017

January 30, 2017
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Noteworthy: I ran the Celebration Marathon yesterday and finally met my goal of running a sub-4-hour marathon, finishing in 3:57:11.  Everything about this race went just right.  The weather was cool and rainy, but it didn’t pour on us while we waited for the race to begin.  I started with the 3:55 pace group and […]

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Q1 2017 update

January 30, 2017

Run a sub-4 marathon at Celebration.  I did this yesterday!!!!!  3:57:11 !!!!!!!!  Will write a bit more in my “currently” post but I’m thrilled. Write another 1/4 of my novel.  I’ve written a few thousand words so far this month and am guessing I’m about at the 3/4 done point.  There’s really only two or […]

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WITL – Winter 2017 recap

January 17, 2017

Some observations: While I’m finding it interesting to track my time, I would not do another one of these post series.  I honestly don’t like having to post every day.  Now that the kids are older, I’m going to consolidate all of our updates into one “currently” post per month, and I’d like to do […]

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WITL – Winter 2017 Day 7

January 17, 2017

Sunday, January 15 6:30: Wake up, make coffee and catch up on WITL blog posts before everyone else gets up 7:30: Kids get up, eat breakfast, get ready 8:15: Check Valencia e-mail and do some minor things.  This will slow down after next week once everyone is settled 9:15: Leave to take boys to visit […]

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WITL – Winter 2017 Day 6

January 15, 2017

Saturday, January 14 5:00: Wake up, get ready 5:20: Run 14 miles in 2:13 with 2x4mi at marathon pace.  1st 4 mi at 9:04/mi, 2nd 4mi at 8:55/mi.  This was a little slower than I’d have liked – definitely slower than my last marathon paced run, but now begins the peaking/taper phase when I get […]

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WITL – Winter 2017 Day 5

January 15, 2017

Friday, January 13 (dun dun dun) 7:00: Wake up (rest day), get kids ready 8:45: Car makes a strange noise when it starts.  Take Scott to school.  Get battery checked.  Car starts fine.  Must be owls.  Start Jane Eyre on audio book.  It’s really good.  The narrator is wonderful. 9:30: Stop by friend’s house from […]

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WITL – Winter 2017 Day 4

January 15, 2017

Thursday, Jan 12 6:00: Wake up 6:15: Run 5mi with strides 7:15: Get ready, get the kids up and ready 8:00: Grandma is here! 8:45: Kids leave with Grandma.  Scott goes to school.  Will and Grandma go to the park and to pet baby animals at a feed store 9:00: I’d set aside this time […]

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WITL – Winter 2017 Day 3

January 13, 2017

6:00: Wake and get ready. 6:15: Run 7mi with 8x800m between 3:30 and 3:40 (this was the good workout I needed after Sunday’s a little too slow long run) 7:30: Return home, get kids ready for school, eat breakfast 8:45: Leave to take Scott to school 9:05: Arrive at library with Will.  Do puzzles, read […]

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