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Time to Get to Know Me Better, Yo.

Tuesday: 7m treadmill hills pace ranged from 8:15-8:30, 20 min pushups/bicep curls

Wednesday: 4.1m easy 8:11/pace, assisted pull-ups + upper shoulder work

Thursday: 14.5m 8:10/pace (with last 4 miles between 7:44-8:07 paces)

Fueling went MUCH better yesterday.  I used a Honey Stinger Pomegranate Acai gel 35 minutes into the run and I ate Honey Stinger Cherry Cola chews (1-2) about every 15 minutes after. I’m really upset at myself for not trying Honey Stinger products earlier. These are truly delicious. The Cherry Cola Chews actually tasted like Cherry Coke & and made me excited every time I got to eat one. Plus everything sat well, no upset sugar stomach! Taking in fuel frequently as opposed to larger amounts of food seemed to keep my energy sustained and my stomach happy. Again, thanks to my readers for all the advice!

And hey–Spring is pretty much here, even with a little chill in the air nothing can stop me from wearing shorts. I got a few odd looks from people walking the trails with winter coats on… if it’s over 50 degrees (especially when the sun is out) my legs need to breathe!

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I was nominated for a Liebster Award by my one and only running coach Lauren @ Will Run for Boston – she will be running for Boston at Boston next Monday… Who’s going to be watching?!?!

liebster-awardThis award is for people to discover new blogs and learn about the blogger with some fun questions, so enjoy!

What is your favorite sport to watch on TV/in person? HOCKEY. HOCKEY. HOCKEY. In person & TV. it’s my #1 and something Cameron and me bond over. When it’s not hockey, it’s baseball at home (to take naps to) and baseball in person, to drink beer & eat hot dogs to. Baseball is a fun background sport.

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RIP Capitals 2013-2014 Season

Pancakes, waffles or french toast? French Toast will always have my heart and i’m lucky to know 2 people that have always made my favorite, Cameron & my brother Adam. No one tops their french toast.

Do you have any interesting nicknames? There are a few very close people that call me “Cor” and no i don’t let just anyone do that. When I was little my dad called me Banshee. You know, cause i cried a lot.

What is your biggest running related goal? Qualifying for Boston this year is my ‘A’ goal. But I just don’t want to qualify with the 3:35:00 I want to go under 3:30. Did i just say that out loud? eek. At least you’ll understand a future ‘not impressed’ face should i not hit my goal in Chicago this year. OH YEAH forgot to tell you, I got into Chicago!

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Do you run before or after work? Before fo sho. I work in the afternoon/evenings, i just don’t have time after.

What was your high school mascot? A Hurricane. But it looked like a tornado with eyes, because well, hurricanes don’t really look like much but swirling rain and wind.

Have you ever lived in another country? Nope, but if i did i’m sure it would be Spain. I hear they take naps out there, i like naps.

How many alarms do you set in the morning? None. I’m the lucky one that gets to wake up whenever i feel like it. Which is usually between 8-9:30.

What are your top three pet peeves? People who say “ex-presso” instead of espresso. An old friend told me they thought it was EX because it gives you EXtra energy. Don’t worry I informed her she was EXtrememly mistaken.

I’m gonna get some backlash for this next one, but it bothers me when it looks like a running store threw up on a runner. Like, i know we all love our gadgets and our neon and all the cool gear, but i’ve seen some really obnoxiously overloaded runners…visor, glasses, watch, iPod, heart rate monitor, layers of clothing, tutus, knee socks etc. You name it they had it all on. And you KNOW you see at least one “runner overload” at major races. I couldn’t find an image to use, so i took 5 minutes and drew one out myself. You’re welcome.

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Just do me a favor if this happens to be you…take advice from Coco Chanel and take one piece off. I’m not giving a 3rd pet peeve, cause i think the last one was at least 10. (Sorry i’m not sorry.)

How do you feel about the new “Girl Meets World” show? I haven’t seen it, but i don’t think it’s going to hold a candle to the original. I own all the BMW dvd’s and they are CLASSIC.

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The Liebster Award Rules
1.) You must link back to the person who nominated you
2.) You must answer the 10 Liebster questions given to you by the nominee before you.
3.) You must pick 10 bloggers to be nominated for the award (with a small following)
4.) You must create 10 questions for your nominees
5.) You must go to their blogs and notify the nominees
My 10 nominees are…

Elise @ See Leesie Run

Sarah @ Once Upon a Lime

Lily @ Lily Runs the World

Michael @ Running Around the Bend

Megan @ The Lyons Share

Sarah @ Irish Runner Chick

Here are your questions!

1. Do you have a night before or race day ritual that you HAVE to do?

2. Do you love your job?

3. Why did you start blogging?

4. What is your favorite running shoe brand?

5.  Ice cream, popsicles or milkshakes?

6. Where’s the last place you traveled?

7. Power song to run or train to?

8. Beach or Mountains?

9. Are you afraid of heights?

10.  Favorite show on tv currently?

Take a question from the list and answer it! 

My recent power song has been “Island” by The Starting Line

Do you like to watch the major marathons on tv?

YES. Couch, coffee and giant dose of inspiration please!

Who got in the Chicago Marathon this year??