In a recent run with one of my friends, the topic of running slower than your expected race pace came up. Mostly because he was concerned he was "slowing me down" by running with me, as he hadn't been running as much lately. Well, I told him that I need to be running 1-2 minutes … Continue reading Run Slow to Run Fast
Last week my 10 year old daughter spilled green acrylic paint on the carpet in her bedroom. When she finally mustered up the courage to tell me about it, it was after she had attempted to clean it up with one of my nice hand towels and several paper towels. She spread the paint further … Continue reading Don’t Cry Over Spilled Paint
I’m leaving town this week with a dear friend of mine whom I’ve known my entire life, to visit another dear friend of ours whom we’ve known almost as long. We will be traveling to this place called Austin, TX. Perhaps you’ve heard of it. It’s fun! One really cool aspect of my friend going … Continue reading Running, Moming, and Laundry, Oh My!
I became a marathoner on November 17, 2019. If you’ve been reading my blog thus far, you know about my lengthy running history. If not, check out the ‘about me’ section. As a runner since the age of 12, and having been part of track and cross country teams, I never remotely thought I’d run … Continue reading I’m Now a Marathoner
I recently viewed a post from someone on social media that highlighted how much that individual had improved in their running, from a ‘slow’ 7:15/mile pace a few years prior, to where that person was at that particular moment, at about a minute faster per mile pace. That same person highlighted how discouraged they were … Continue reading Running With Social Media
I did a track workout a couple weeks ago, and it brought back memories of racing in grade school and high school. The difference, as I can recall, is this time I had to maintain very specific paces. I don’t really recall being coached to run a specific pace in my younger years of running. … Continue reading Track Running
I am currently in the middle of week 5 of marathon training, and so far, it feels easy. Maybe a bit too easy. For some reason I think I thought that in order to prepare for the daunting task of running 26.2 miles, I would have to have an extremely challenging plan. So I started … Continue reading Marathon Training, Here We Come!
I'm in week 11 of 14 on my half marathon training plan and this training cycle has been like no other. For one, I'm training with a running group that has an actual coach who gives us advice on how to improve and has actual speed work plans for us each week. We also have … Continue reading My Latest Race
I have been taking some time to work on my half marathon training plan the past couple of weeks, and I think I've decided what I'm going to do. I came to my decision in a rather unexpected way. Towards the end of December one of my running friends asked if I was going to … Continue reading Training Plans and Running Clubs
I had a bucket list wish to complete a marathon in my lifetime-specifically by the time I am 40. So a couple weeks ago I registered for the Las Vegas Rock 'n' Roll Marathon. I'm feeling very excited. I'm also feeling scared...well, terrified is probably the better word. How in the world am I going … Continue reading Becoming a Marathoner in 2019