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
I mentioned in my training log earlier this week that I competed in a Crossfit Competition last weekend. I didn't talk much about it on my blog or on Instagram as I have had a lot going on the last few weeks. I was however meeting with my partner Abbie several times over the last … Continue reading Rookie Rumble Crossfit Competition Recap
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!!!
Wait what....does that title say 1/2 marathon?! Yep, it certainly does! If you know me, you know distance is my thing. I tried to be a little speedy for a bit and it didn't work out that well (exhibit A: last several weeks worth of training logs.) I was enjoying my training overall but just … Continue reading Cleveland 1/2 Marathon Training Update
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 I mentioned last week, I started the week with a really nasty case of strep throat. I haven't felt that poorly since I had the flu in 2012. I rarely get sick but wow, this really took me down for a few days. I called off of work (for the 3rd time in 11 … Continue reading Cleveland 5k Training-week 7 recap
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
Well, week 6 is where the wheels started to fall off. I knew that it was inevitable at some point in training; that life would happen and I wouldn't be able to fit it all in. This was definitely the week for that! My father in law is critically ill at the moment and in … Continue reading Cleveland 5K Training-Week 6 Recap
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!