After a few years of exclusively hanging in the marathon and ultra world, training for a 5k is like being in a whole different sport. Instead of long slow distance (with lots of snacks and walk breaks), my focus is now on shorter miles and speed work. This is fairly foreign for me. Sure I … Continue reading Cleveland 5k Training-Week 1
Last Saturday night I competed in my first ever Crossfit Competition. If you had asked me a year ago, even 6 months ago, if I'd ever participate in this type of event, my response would've been a resounding "hell no." While I love the competitive vibe in my gym and I obviously enjoy racing, the … Continue reading Straight Scaled-Recap of my First Crossfit Competition
Another round of Whole30 completed!! The last two years, I have done a round in each February. I consider myself a fairly healthy eater most of the time; I meal prep, I eat a healthy and homemade breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day. We go out to eat maybe once a week. But like most … Continue reading Vegetarian Whole30
Stage 1: Anticipation. This is probably the most fun of all of the stages. You're still so innocent at this point. There is a freshness and a readiness to take on the following day's challenge. Is it going to involve something you're really good at? Maybe some running? Could be an AMRAP, an EMOM or … Continue reading The 8 Stages of WOD Acceptance
Can you believe we are already over a week into 2018?? I feel like just yesterday, I was writing my 2016 recap! This year has really not turned out how I predicted and planned, and I am ok with that. Initially, I thought I would complete several big races: O24, Mohican Marathon, BT50k and Burning River … Continue reading Reflections on 2017 and Year in Review
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