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!!
Ok and just like that, peak weak has come and gone. And if there was ever a great peak, this was it. You know that feeling when your legs are primed and your mental game is strong? That was me. Yes its a short short short training cycle but the positive side is that I … Continue reading Cleveland Half Marathon-Peak Week In Review!
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
As I wrote about last week, I decided to give half marathon training a whirl and dive into the Cleveland Half Marathon next month. If you've read my blog for a while, you know that I love the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon for a number of reasons! I've participated in it as both a spectator … Continue reading Cleveland Half Marathon Training Update…..And a Giveaway!!!
As I've shared in my last few posts, my father in law has been battling a serious illness for the last few weeks. He died peacefully yesterday morning, closing a chapter in our lives that will for me, forever be remembered by great conversations around my dining room table, visits to the car show, and … Continue reading Cleveland 5k Training and Life Updates
As an early morning gym goer/runner, people often express utter shock or awe when they inquire about my routine. I get the standard lines like: "What time do you go to bed?" (for the record, it's early) "I am just going to bed at the time you wake up!" "What's wrong with you?" And so … Continue reading How to Become an Early Morning Runner/Gym Goer
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!