My friend and EpiqX coach Martin recently shared this quote with me: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle In came up in a conversation we had about consistency and later a blog post. If you have a few minutes, read this powerful and raw take … Continue reading Consistency + Week in Review
If you've been reading this blog for a while, you may have noticed a shift over the last 6 months. The general narrative has shifted from running a lot...to running not so much. After being introduced to a hybrid crossfit/weightlifting gym in May by my longtime best running friend Amy (now my best lifting friend … Continue reading What’s Next?
As the title states, this is a recap of the half marathon I ran last weekend. And yep, I was registered and trained for the marathon, but ended up completing just the half. Side note, saying "just the half" sounds ridiculous. It's not "just" anything. It's 13 + freaking miles (14 in our case.....wrong turn.) … Continue reading Run With Scissors Half Marathon Race Recap
Here I am, in taper land again. It's odd because this training has been so abbreviated. I really didn't decide to even run this race until early September which gave me about a 6 week time frame to train with a two week taper. In looking back over my last 14 months of training, this … Continue reading Week in Review….Marathon taper?
Another weekend, another race. I really didn't think through my training plan when I committed to 3 races within 4 weeks. When I signed up for Doan Creek, way back in February, it seemed so far off and distant that I kind of put it out of my mind. So when it popped up on … Continue reading Doan Creek 25k Race Recap
Two races in two weeks? Say what?! The Northern Ohio 1/2 marathon was not on the schedule whatsoever. What was planned was an 18 miler that I wasn't sure how I was going to fit in due to family obligations on Saturday and a general lack of enthusiasm about possibly having to run it mid … Continue reading Northern Ohio 1/2 Marathon Recap
(I think this might be my longest recap ever...trying to recount 3 runs in one recap is tough! Proceed with patience) To say that running a Ragnar Relay is an adventure is an understatement. It was the most epic display of teamwork I've ever seen. Yes it was quite the adventure, but it was the … Continue reading Ragnar Adirondacks Recap
I'm not following a traditional training plan. I actually have no training plan per se. I would not recommend this to the average person training for a marathon. But with myself, I am willing to not follow the rules as much. I mentioned in my last post that the framework for this marathon buildup is … Continue reading Week in Review-RWS Marathon Training, week 1
I've been neglecting my poor little blog! I completely missed posting the last few weeks of training. Between general life stressors, being in the thick of the "sandwich generation" and some avoidance of adulting, I haven't posted any training at all in the last few weeks. I've been running which is definitely a plus and … Continue reading Week in Review: Procrastination Edition
One year in!! Such a cliche, but wow that went by fast!! It's been a great year for running and fitness all around. I've accomplished many long time goals (becoming a Marathon Maniac) and some that seemed impossible (running 100k at O24 certainly seemed like an impossible goal!) I've fallen short in some ways. For … Continue reading One Year of Blogging!