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 think this might be my longest recap ever...trying to recount 3 runs in one recap is tough! Proceed with patience) To say that running a Ragnar Relay is an adventure is an understatement. It was the most epic display of teamwork I've ever seen. Yes it was quite the adventure, but it was the … Continue reading Ragnar Adirondacks 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!
Well, here we are, 50 classes at EpiqX Fitness and Performance are in the bag! When I first started this fitness endeavor, I wasn't sure what to expect. When I walked in to EpiqX, I considered myself a reasonably fit person, having just completed a pretty big ultra and regularly running for several hours at … Continue reading 50 Epiq Hours
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??
As I've discussed before here and here, I have been dealing with a disc injury. What at first I assumed was a hamstring strain, was actually a full blown relapse of an injury I first dealt with last year. It's been 8 weeks since the onset and I think I am recoverying well. To manage … Continue reading Injury Update
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