Marathon Training

It’s been very quiet on the blog. Sorry about that. It’s been incredibly busy in the Gillis household. Between regular life things happening, getting the house ready for Baby G, and marathon training taking over my days, there’s just not enough time in the day. Speaking of marathon training, I can’t stop. That’s the overall theme of […]

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Have you ever ran 10 or more miles on a treadmill in one session? I did…on Friday night. The things you do to get your planned run done. Let’s jump back to the beginning of the week first. This is week 3 of marathon training. Everything is going according to plan. Most of you probably […]

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It’s June. It’s the first day of summer and we’re feeling the heat. There’s no denying that. Week 2 of marathon training is still going smoothly. My marathon training plan suggests that I run at least 4 times a week. The plan is no problem. I actually enjoy it. I am not enjoying the hot […]

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I never thought that I would say that I’m running yet another marathon. I thought I was completely done with them. I will be running Chicago Marathon in October. But I won’t be running by myself. I’m running on behalf of charity. Action For Healthy Kids to be exact. Angela ran for them last year and […]

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It’s been awhile, hasn’t it? Sometimes you just need a healthy useful break from the world.  Have you ever felt like you didn’t have much to say? You didn’t have much you wanted to do? That’s how I was feeling. Instead of writing mindless and uninteresting blog posts, I took a break to clear my […]

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With 2014 rapidly reaching its end, it’s time to reflect on the year that was. If I could sum up 2014 with one word, that word would be surreal. 2014 was a great year. It was an adventurous year. Angela and I took many trips. We saw many parts of the United States and even […]

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It’s Sunday December 7, 2014 and I am officially a marathoner! Let’s rewind to yesterday to explain how that happened. On December 6, 2014, we woke up at 4:45am to get to downtown Memphis before the 5K started at 7:15. We didn’t know what the parking situation would be so we got downtown early. We […]

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It’s Wednesday. Three days out from running my first marathon at St. Jude Marathon on Saturday. I haven’t really posted my thoughts on how I’m feeling about the marathon as a whole. So, I figured today is just as good any to talk about my training as a whole leading up to the marathon. While […]

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It’s Friday night, the night after Thanksgiving,  as I write this blog post. I’m watching my goddaughter tonight and felt inspired to write a blog post. In this time of giving thanks, I felt need to talk about some of the things that I’m thankful for. I’m thankful for my wife, Angela. Without her, I […]

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One More Time…

by Willie on November 18, 2014

in Daily, Marathon Training, Running

This past Friday, I ran my longest run on my training plan: 20 miles. While I was supposed to run this particular on Saturday, the weather seemed to perfect to pass up on the opportunity to do it a day early. The weather was in the mid 30s and it was good for me. I […]

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