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
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'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!
Ahhh, good old fashioned training logs! I've mentioned before that I've kept a log of all my running and other fitness activities in a note in my phone. I started doing this in mid 2014, a full 4 years after I started running. I'm not sure why it took me that long...perhaps it coincided with … Continue reading Week in Review-My Shoulders Hate me and My Legs Love Me
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??
This past weekend, I had the privilege and pleasure of crewing Leighanna at the Mohican 50 miler. As you may recall, I was originally planning on running this race but due to my disc injury, I opted to defer my entry to 2018. Once I pulled the trigger on deferral, I immediately told Leighanna that … Continue reading Crewing Mohican 50 Mile Ultra Marathon
Last we left off, I was a few days post race and planning on heading out for 30-40 minutes of easy effort running. I met up with Amy at the gym on Thursday morning. I had hoped to run outside but with chilly temps and rain, the gym sounded way more appealing. In hindsight it … Continue reading Reverse Taper Week 1
So today is Wednesday-a little over 72 hours since I stopped running. I feel fantastic. I have no lingering soreness or DOMS at this point. Sunday morning, I returned to my house around 4ish am (this is just a guess as I totally lost track of time.) Amy helped me to get into my house … Continue reading O24-the logistics and recovery