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
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
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
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??
When Sara asked if I would write this recap I immediately said yes, however, the more I think about it I’m compelled to give my visceral response. Which would be “I went, I ran, it was hard, I had fun and then I finished,” but that certainly wouldn’t do Sara’s blog any justice. I don’t … Continue reading Leighanna’s Mohican 50 Mile Ultra Marathon Recap
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
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
Putting into words what happened this weekend is going to be a challenge. In it's most simple form, I ran around a 1 mile loop 63 times. 32 miles further than my longest run ever. I dislike the words "epic" and "journey" when it comes to describing experiences but those are the words that most … Continue reading O24 Recap