Actually I heart all running really. I like running on trails, I like running on roads, I even like running on the track sometimes. And I've even grown to love running itty bitty distances for time at my gym. We regulary run at 200, 400 and 800 meter intervals at the gym. While I wish … Continue reading I Heart Trail Running-Pacer Training Week in Review
That has to go down as one of my odder titles for a post. And also be foreworned that this post get's a bit vulnerable. The genesis is from something I noticed about myself a few weeks ago. As I was putting chalk on my hands before snatching, I became aware that each time I … Continue reading The Chalk Bucket of my Insecurities and other Random Anxieties
It's been a busy start to my summer and June has seemingly passed by in the blink of an eye (as it usually does!) In the two weeks since my last update, I've continued to run trails, lift weights and I even made time for a short trip to Charlotte, NC to see my sister … Continue reading Week(s) in Review
Hi! I'm back....still here and still training. Just missed a few weeks of posting. Work has been and will likely continue to be busy over the next few months as we prepare for a huge audit in the fall. My desire to write has somewhat waned as I've spent the majority of the day up … Continue reading Catching up
Last week I reduced my running in preparation for the Rite Aid Cleveland 8k and Half Marathon. I only ran twice (out of 3 total planned runs) and cut my mileage pretty significantly. I've talked before about my struggle with resting/recovering but I think I took it to a new level these last few weeks. … Continue reading Week in review-taper time!!
This was by far the best week for running I've had in quite some time. It's like everything just clicked once I decided to run the Cleveland Half. The fact that my long runs have felt so great really underscores the idea that I am just meant for longer distances. It's clear to me when … Continue reading Cleveland Half Marathon Training Week in Review
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
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!