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
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!
I did it! I successfully ran without pain or without triggering any sort of nerve activity!! I received the go ahead during my appointment Friday from my PT Amory, to begin running again. We came up with a plan of how to approach running roads, running trails, and a general guide of how to return … Continue reading I’m Back……Where to go from Here??
Alternate titles: Dammit, I'm Injured What to Expect From Your Physical Therapy Navigating Race Deferral Policy Do I Still Get to Buy Running Shoes If I'm Not Running? As you probably picked up by my clever titles, I am not running right now. I have mentioned a few times over the last 4 weeks that … Continue reading What To Do When You Can’t Run
The last week of training was a definite uptick in mileage which is a good sign at two weeks post race. In a nutshell, I am recovering, reverse tapering, peaking, tapering and racing again. That's a lot!! All things considered it's going pretty well. I feel good and have no signs of overtraining; no fatigue, … Continue reading Week in Review + Let’s Get Serious For a Minute
Last week definitely did not go as planned!! From crazy weather to a post Whole30 hangover, last week did not pan out as I had planned/hoped. But what choice is there but to roll with the punches? If anything, it's a practice of patience and acceptance and a little of that never hurts! Freaking out … Continue reading Week in Review-Crazy Weather and Post Whole30 Pains
Last week was a whirlwind; I had probably the best workout I've had in weeks followed by the threat of an injury. Thankfully I seem to be on the upswing but seriously, injury ptsd is real! I took back to back rest days early in the week because I can- love the off season! Wednesday- … Continue reading Training Log- amazing workouts and phantom injuries…
I love to end my year with a bit of reflection in all area's of life. I strongly believe in looking back at what went well as well as areas to improve upon. With respect to the running portion of my life, overall I would say that 2016 was a great year. It absolutely did … Continue reading 2016 Year in Review
I recently read some social psychology research which asserted that by sharing a goal in public, whether it's directly to a friend, in a Facebook post, or on a public blog, statistically you are less likely to meet that goal versus not sharing it at all. It goes against the commonly held belief that by telling … Continue reading Goals: Putting it All Out There