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 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 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 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 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
Today was a beautiful day for a run over lunch! There were a lot of people around, and it didn't even occur to me whether or not I would be safe while I ran. At least safe from people. Running downtown in the city I live in does come with some safety concerns with regard … Continue reading Safety in Running
It is now August and I must admit there hasn't been anything particularly spectacular that has happened on the running front lately. I haven't hit any PRs, nor have I ran any timed race events since June. Last week we went on vacation and I only ran three times the entire week. Don't get me … Continue reading August is Here
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
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