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    Ganeeban DOES NOT Run Shamrock'n

    I’m sure my pessimistic running attitude has been shining through lately. Well, as I sit here on this gloomy Sunday afternoon. I’m a little sad, but mostly relieved that the race has come and gone without me. I’m bordering the line of a bad allergy bout, slight sinus infection, OR simply getting sick. I haven’t been able to figure it out exactly. I could have run the race. Let’s just make that clear. I could have done it, but I chose to not too to stay as healthy as possible for our upcoming trip. It wouldn’t have been fast, but I would have crossed the finish line. Also, this weather…

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    Ganeeban Runs Shamrock'n – Week 7

    I see the finish line… …well, since our training program is going down in miles, I do! The one pain in my ass (figurative, not literal) is that this training session always runs through my birthday (and Lent). So, some years I sacrifice training to party my little birthday heart out and some years I take it easy to stay consistent with my training. I’ve done both spectrum, but I’m not sure if my race time and those decisions correlate. The worst or good part, depending on how you look at it, is that my birthday celebration is usually the weekend before the race (at times two) when we start…

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    Ganeeban Runs Shamrock'n – Week 6

    Is it race day yet? I just want to get it over with! HAHA, I still have four weeks, but I just want to get the damn run over with. Seriously, I let training get into my head way too much. I dread the training runs, which leads me to be anxious about what day it is and what miles I run. Serious case of first world probs over here. I’m ready to get the 13.1 miles out of the way! Monday Schedule: Cross Train or 3 Miles Easy Monday Actual: Indoor Soccer in the PM Tuesday Schedule: Fleet Feet Fun Run or 30-45 Mins Easy Tuesday Actual: Nada Wednesday Schedule: 5 Mi Easy Wednesday Actual: 5.02 Mi…

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    Ganeeban Runs Shamrock'n – Week 5

    Lean in…as a friend said! After last week, Katie gave me advice that was awesome. She told me to just ‘lean in’ to life, to running, to everything. Take it as it comes and don’t be hard on yourself. I like that advice and it’s what I plan to do. I thought I was doing that, but I think last weeks post may have seemed like I was complaining or berating myself, which I didn’t mean too.  Monday Schedule: Cross Train or 3 Miles Easy Monday Actual: 3.48 Mi Easy, Indoor Soccer canceled at the last minute 🙁 Tuesday Schedule: Fleet Feet Fun Run or 30-45 Mins Easy Tuesday Actual: Nada…

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    Ganeeban Runs Shamrock'n – Week 4

    I think I forgot I was running a halfer in four weeks :/ So this week kinda sucked. Not kinda, it did. I really didn’t do any of my scheduled running, per my FF schedule. Take a look for yourself.. Monday Schedule: Cross Train or 3 Miles Easy Monday Actual: 3.02 Mi Easy & Indoor Soccer Game (last minute) My bracelet that lets me play soccer! Tuesday Schedule: Fleet Feet Fun Run or 30-45 Mins Easy Tuesday Actual: Nada Wednesday Schedule: 4 x 1/2 Mi @ T Pace w/ 1:30 Rec Wednesday Actual: Nada Thursday Schedule: Rest Thursday Actual: Nada Friday Schedule: 5 Mi Easy w/ 5 Strides Friday Actual: Nada…

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    Ganeeban Runs Shamrock'n – Week 3

    Steppin’ my game up, a bit… Not perfect, but putting in a little more effort and dedication this week. It’s really nice that J is also starting to get into training, so we have each other to motivate one another. But he’s also killin’ it at me, so maybe it might be slightly discouraging for me at times. But I love seeing him kill his runs! Sometimes, that’s all it takes! Monday Schedule: Cross Train or 3 Miles Easy Monday Actual: 3.4 Mi Easy, 1 Indoor Soccer Game in PM Tuesday Schedule: Fleet Feet Fun Run or 30-45 Mins Easy Tuesday Actual: Midtown in the AM Dog toy our pain reliever,…

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    Ganeeban Runs Shamrock'n – Week 2

    Still not perfect, but who is? Oh wow, what a slap of reality to my running conditioning. I knew I wasn’t in real good running shape, but Wednesday’s first ‘speed play’ really, really highlighted that for me. Also, come to find out that Fartlek means ‘speed play’ in Swedish (felt like a Newbie, since I never knew this all these years). I thought it was so odd that they listed it as Speed Play, but it makes sense for the new people who wouldn’t understand fartlek. Anyways, J was killing the speed workout and I was NOT! My chest is still, after over a month, seems to be recovering from…

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    Ganeeban Runs Shamrock'n – Week 1

    So maybe we should hit the re-start button! Sometimes the importance of life just gets in the damn way. Sometimes running just isn’t a priority for the week.  In case you forgot what I signed myself up for, read here. This last week, running was the farthest thing from my mind. On top of traveling for work, I was dealing with personal stuff that consumed most of my thoughts and time. That being said, here’s how I DID NOT train during week 1! Monday Schedule: Cross Train or 3 Miles Easy Monday Actual: Midtown in the AM and Indoor Soccer in PM Tuesday Schedule: Fleet Feet Fun Run or 30-45 Mins…

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    Ganeeban Runs…AGAIN!

    Say whaaaat? Yup, you read that correctly. Sunday is the day. Sunday is when I officially start training for the upcoming Blue Diamond Shamrock’n Half Marathon, which goes down on March 13th, 2016. This race is memorable for me for a few reasons. It was my first half marathon in 2008. It was my first half marathon with J in 2014. It was my Mom’s first ever half marathon in 2014, which was something I didn’t think I’d ever see her complete. The course is right in my backyard. AND the sponsor just happens to be my employer! 2015 Recap 2014 Recap 2013 Recap  Sometimes you get work perks and…

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    Thinking Out Loud – Like I Do Every Thursday

    Well, well, well… Amanda at .RUNNING WITH SPOONS. It’s already Thursday, I’ll be darned! I’m pretty excited about this weekend, got some fun stuff planned 🙂 6 Months-ish // When I outed my blog, I knew there would be some support and probably some backlash (can’t think of a better word). And there has been. Being an open book has always come naturally, but finding my written voice is something new. I love that my friends and family embrace my blogging, even if I’m teased endlessly about it. I get to write about my life, my musings, my doings, and really whatever I please. If one hundred or none read…