When my longtime friend Rachel shared that she'd be running the Hot Cider Hustle 5k race for her birthday and invited me to join in, I immediately signed up and decided to do something a little gutsy and attempt a PR. With my recent slight uptick in mileage and renewed passion to run a bit … Continue reading Hot Cider Hustle 5k
Wait what....does that title say 1/2 marathon?! Yep, it certainly does! If you know me, you know distance is my thing. I tried to be a little speedy for a bit and it didn't work out that well (exhibit A: last several weeks worth of training logs.) I was enjoying my training overall but just … Continue reading Cleveland 1/2 Marathon Training Update
As I've shared in my last few posts, my father in law has been battling a serious illness for the last few weeks. He died peacefully yesterday morning, closing a chapter in our lives that will for me, forever be remembered by great conversations around my dining room table, visits to the car show, and … Continue reading Cleveland 5k Training and Life Updates
Well, week 6 is where the wheels started to fall off. I knew that it was inevitable at some point in training; that life would happen and I wouldn't be able to fit it all in. This was definitely the week for that! My father in law is critically ill at the moment and in … Continue reading Cleveland 5K Training-Week 6 Recap
Week 5 brought a little decrease in mileage, and some really beautiful hilly runs. I've been sticking to my plan of 2 two-a-day workouts with one full day of rest. I'm enjoying the shorter long runs though I always feel as if I have some gas left in the tank at the end which is … Continue reading Cleveland 5k Training-Week 5 Recap
Made it through another week! As I mentioned in my last post, I am taking each workout one at a time. I've found that when I give myself the flexibility to bail if needed, I am more than likely to make it work. It's a kind of reverse psychology thing with me: If I don't … Continue reading Cleveland 5k -Week 4 Recap!
Week 3 is in the books!! This was the first week where I really questioned if I'd be able to fit it all in. As I've written about previously, I plan to maintain 5 strength workouts per week which means that I have several two a days and/or I may not have a rest day … Continue reading Cleveland 5k Training-Week 3 Recap
Week 2 of training went exactly as planned....somehow! Going into this training cycle, I really had to commit to digesting it one run at a time. After my last race in October of 2017, I decided to put all of my focus on strength training which I've fallen in love with-very obvious if you are … Continue reading Cleveland 5k Training-Week 2