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 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!
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
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
I've been thinking about goal setting a lot lately. My daughter recently finished a program called "Girls on the Run" which taught her about this very topic, as well as promoting confidence and teamwork. I feel that this program was a great early start for her to realize her abilities for success in any sport … Continue reading Goal Setting
I haven't posted in awhile, so I thought it was probably time. I mentioned before that I was planning on seeing a chiropractor, and I have. I had an x-ray and it was determined I have a slight misalignment to my lower back, which can be corrected. Yay! So we started the process of fixing … Continue reading Fall Running
I have a confession to make. I am not happy with the way I have been running lately. I am not sure when it began, but I feel as though I'm in a rut as far as progression goes. But it isn't even that unfortunately. I feel like I may be getting slower. This displeases … Continue reading The Struggle is Real
Wednesday I became a great aunt. I am not even 40. I remember when my niece was 17. Time flies by, especially the older I get. This month, which happens to be my birthday month, I'm trying to savor every moment I have to spend with my children, my husband, the rest of my family, … Continue reading March Birthdays
I ran the Leprechaun Chase 10K on Saturday afternoon and it was almost 70 degrees at the start of the race. It hasn't been that warm all year so far-and it hasn't been that warm since (though it HAS only been two days). In stark contrast, today it snowed a bit and the temperature dropped … Continue reading 10K Race and Plans