Shawna Kennedy
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Christopher McDougall in Dallas

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Achilles Tendon-Care and Feeding

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Blisters-Beginner's question

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How many years have you been running?
Just started
What is your "ultimate dream" running goal?
My goal is to run for fun

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Dallas Turkey Trot

Posted on November 28, 2009 at 10:32am 2 Comments

I was one of approximately 37K runners/walkers taking part in the Dallas Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day. In spite of the way the return to Standard Time has adversely affected my running schedule, I finished the 5K in 35:07, about half a minute faster than I ran the Race for the Cure. Happy me! Although I didn't check out the feet of all 37K trotters, I was, as far as I could tell, the only person out there in FiveFingers. Being one of the few (only?) people running in FiveFingers had an… Continue

First Race, First 5K

Posted on October 17, 2009 at 10:38am 4 Comments

I started running in June at the age of 43, with no athletic training ever. Today I ran my first race, the Dallas Race for the Cure, in 35:36, and if the directors hadn't closed off the starting line from the finish, I could have run it again because I was feeling so good and happy. I wasn't fast, but I did complete the race and squeaked in under my goal time.

I noticed a couple of things as I ran. First of all, a lot of people have purely terrible form. And those that I noticed with… Continue

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At 7:31am on October 9, 2009, Hillary Cross said…
Hi Sis! I haven't been able to log on in several days. Just wanted you to know that I'm still running along with ya!! I'm getting really excited about Race for the Cure! I can't wait to hear how you do... I know you will be great!! :)

Have a happy Friday!!

I love you
At 7:42am on September 29, 2009, Hillary Cross said…
Hey Sis! I love it when I get to log my miles next to you... makes me feel like we're a team training together, seperately!! You know what I mean.
Oh, and just so you know, I'm sometimes logging miles for a couple of days. There's no way I could run 8 at a time right now!!!

I hope you are having a great week so far! Thanks also for the info on the bras and the ID band. I'll likely order both.

At 2:09pm on September 4, 2009, Hillary Cross said…
When your body is telling you something, you should definitely listen!! I've been running in the Frees every day this week... I LOVE THEM!!! Even though I am not strong enough to maintain the mid-foot strike for the duration of my run, I still find that the shoes are fabulous! I'm good for about 2 miles of mid-foot strike on the treadmill, and a mile or so on pavement.

I hope you have a fabulous evening and weekend!!
I love you :)
At 7:19am on September 2, 2009, Hillary Cross said…
Good morning! You know, I'm still running 10 minute miles. I can't seem to go any faster unless I'm running a race. Maybe I should fire a gun in the air before I start, just to get my adrenaline going!!!

Are you enjoying your runs in the cooler weather?

I love you!
At 8:42am on August 27, 2009, Hillary Cross said…
Yee haw! I finally feel like I get the mid-foot strike!!! Yesterday was a short run so I could work on my form, and as usual, I started out feeling like a little girl running on my toes. Well, I started imagining myself running backward, like you suggested, and almost instantly found a cadence that felt natural and easy :) I ended up running two miles! Of course, I'm very aware of my calves and butt today, but it was so great to have that breakthrough!

How is your training going?

I love you! Happy Thursday!

Oh, and btw, I woke up this morning feeling much better. No headache, which is the first time that's happened this week :)
At 1:56pm on August 25, 2009, Hillary Cross said…
Well, I must be honest and say that the miles I posted today were from Saturday morning. I have been a little out of commission since then... Sunday and Monday I had a horrible headache that kept me in the bed. I don't know if my head has ever hurt so bad!! Good news is that I'm much better today.

I love you! Hope you are having a great afternoon :)
At 2:54pm on August 20, 2009, Hillary Cross said…
I feel the same way! It's really encouraging to know that you're out there trudging through hell with me... even if only in spirit! I am so looking forward to when we get to actually run together!!!

I love you!! :)
At 12:44pm on August 17, 2009, Hillary Cross said…
I hate the mid-foot strike!! I feel like a prissy girl, running on my toes!! I wish there was a good place here to do some barefoot running, but you know how it is in the south... stickers and sweet gum balls! Ouch!
I'll stick with it, though.

Love you...
At 10:19am on August 17, 2009, Hillary Cross said…
Good morning, sis! I was so proud when I saw your message to Dustin... 3 miles!!!! That's awesome! I love you and hope you have a wonderful Monday :)
At 7:23am on August 3, 2009, Hillary Cross said…
Good morning! I can just picture you trying to run and duck from the unruly crow! Sorry you're frustrated with your pace. I'm also frustrated... damn the mid-foot strike!! I was so sore by Saturday, I could barely walk from my room to the bathroom.

Just keep at it! Even though running is the thing that is frustrating, it's also a great way to vent! It's gonna be so worth it in December :)

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