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
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?
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'm not following a traditional training plan. I actually have no training plan per se. I would not recommend this to the average person training for a marathon. But with myself, I am willing to not follow the rules as much. I mentioned in my last post that the framework for this marathon buildup is … Continue reading Week in Review-RWS Marathon Training, week 1
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??
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