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Amy G. Patient Expert

East Bay, California
I spent my teens, 20's and 30's doing unhealthy things to my body and emotions and I've been... Full Bio
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First taper of the year by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon My 18 mile training run hurt. My 20 mile training run hurt worse. When it came time for my 22 mile training run I was worried. My breathing hasn't been great; better than la ... Read on »
Single track by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon Somewhere in the past couple of months I've lost my ability to successfully multi-task. I used to be able to knit and watch television, now I end up frogging more than I'd s ... Read on »
Big Sur Half Marathon Race Report by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon In mid-November I ran the Eighth Presentation of the Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay . This was a later addition to my race calendar; my sis and bro-in-law were coming ... Read on »
Marine Corps Marathon (delayed) race report by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon It seems like it was months ago that I was in Washington, DC to run the 35th annual Marine Corps Marathon along with about 22,000 of my good friends, including Bree and ... Read on »
... and don't forget the hat by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon My busy fall schedule of half marathon following half marathon following marathon and so on, is over. I'm a little (!) behind in reviewing all the races, but they have mostl ... Read on »
Still here, didja miss me? by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon Happy Thanksgiving to all. I guess I've been a busy busy girl since I haven't posted since before I went to DC for the Marine Corp Marathon. Yes indeedy I ran it, and ran it ... Read on »
Update on training and fitness by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon Yeah, I was going to write about each training session. Yup, I was going to update the blog with my fitness stats. Whoops, haven't done either for a while, leading some to t ... Read on »
Nike Women's Half Marathon 2010 Race Report by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon I was trying to come up with some new way to describe the very same race I wrote about in 2009 , 2008 and 2007 . All I could think of was to say "... as I said in my report ... Read on »
Rock 'n' Roll San Jose Half Marathon Report by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon This past Sunday was my third running of the Rock 'n' Roll San Jose Half Marathon and my best run there to date. The route was identical to the past years, and other things ... Read on »
Women's Half Marathon Race Review by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon I dreamed that I was running through a sea of Pepto Bismol. Pink --- pink everywhere! Soft baby pink, bright hot pink, flamingo pink, Barbie pink, cotton candy pink, bubble ... Read on »
Race season starts this week by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon Most of you know I love running races. Even if I'm just planning on cruising along at a slow(er than normal) speed, I love the hoopla, excitement, fuss, course support, othe ... Read on »
The marathon of my dreams by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon In the past I've had many marathon anxiety dreams. Mostly they involve starting late: "oh no, I forgot my shoes!" or "oh no, I got caught in traffic!" or "oh crap, I can't f ... Read on »
Little of this, little of that by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon That didn't last long. I enjoyed our 4 days of summer, could use a little more. I feel like I should be wearing boots and a turtleneck with gloves and a scarf. I'm confident ... Read on »
Random not quite Friday by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon The oddest thing happened as August ended: summer arrived. Heat and smog and pollen, hand in hand like old buddies. I'm enjoying wearing sleeveless tops and capri's but ther ... Read on »
A little late: San Francisco Half Marathon Report by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon I haven't really said much about the race, other than how much I enjoyed it. I think I mentioned that I missed the race last year because of family issues and missed it the ... Read on »
Random thoughts for Wednesday by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon I stayed out too late last night. In my world, "late" on a workday means anything past 9 pm and I wasn't home until about 10 pm. I had a very fun girls' night out; drinks, a ... Read on »
Where oh where has our summer gone? by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon When I look out the window it's hard to remember that it's August. Overcast, windy, cool, drizzly. Yeah, lots of Bay Area summer days start this way, but this year it doesn' ... Read on »
New routine in training by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon My personal trainer switches her trainee's routines on the first of the month. That meant that the old routine, the one I was just getting to be able to do, is mostly out th ... Read on »
Early race report (without any detail) by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon I had a great San Francisco Marathon (Second) Half Marathon today. While I pushed (... it was a race, after all), except for the finish line sprint I never felt like I was k ... Read on »
Three weeks in by Amy G. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Marathon I'd like to report that after 3 weeks I've lost 20 pounds, reduced my minutes/mile to 10 and lost 12% body fat. However, seeing that I live in the real world and not some fa ... Read on »