Today my alarm was set for 4:50 AM. There is something about waking up in the 4’s that sounds kind of terrifying (even 4:50 ;-)) I have realized that I am SLOW as molasses when I first get out of bed and it realistically takes me a good 30-35 minutes to get ready for my […]Read more "waking up in the 4’s & favorites"
Man, I almost forgot how great running feels. That’s right, I am off my running break & slowly easing my way back into my training. On Wednesday I attended what I think should definitely be an annual affair- Run with the Bus! A huge shout out and hug goes out to Kelley from Motion Starved […]Read more "Running for the fun of it"
The day has finally come! RUN WITH THE BUS is tomorrow night! I ran this fun, free, race last year and had a blast. Who doesn’t love good company, killer hills, snacks, and prizes at the finish?! If you are planning on coming, find more details here. Last year I dropped my stuff off at Athleta […]Read more "Run with the Bus!"
Hello friends! It’s time for my weekly training update. Let’s see… how do I say this? Week four was mentally challenging and physically painful. As you know, I was forced to take a running break. I thought it would be just a few days, but it looks as though my body is screaming for some […]Read more "Week four marathon training, unconventional style!"
Hey! Hope your Tuesday was happy. I can’t believe that today was the start of my 4th week of training. Where does the time go!? Struggles: * Time management– I hit the snooze button a few times this past week which meant that my runs were hurried, stretch sesh was miniscule, and breakfast was rushed/brought […]Read more "Week three marathon training, CHECK!"
Wow San Francisco, keep giving me your sweet sunshine & make this weekend last forever! After going to bed at a decent hour on Friday and then sleeping in on Saturday, I felt 1,000 times more energized and back to my normal self. I tend to get up early on Saturday mornings, so this weekend felt […]Read more "Weekend & race recap"
Hello friends! It’s official, I survived week 2 of my marathon training! So, as I mentioned last week I will update you on my progress, struggles, thoughts, eats, and tips as I make my way to the NWM 2013. A few struggles this past week: *Still not getting the optimal amount of sleep. I tried really hard, […]Read more "Week two marathon training, CHECK!"
Hello! Saturday means no 5 AM wakeup call, what a sweet treat! Yesterday was a crazy day at work but it ended with such a pleasant surprise… A gift card to one of my favorite stores!! Patients at my work can fill out little “excellent” forms when they receive good care. At our staff meeting the […]Read more "Sweet Saturday & an 8 mile run"
Is it just me or is this week crawling by. Is it really only Thursday?? Yesterday my marathon training schedule called for 5 miles. On a whim, I decided to turn the 5 miler into a 5 miler with hill/stair repeats. Let’s just say the word of the day was struggle. Sometimes it’s tempting to go […]Read more "struggle with a side of sweet success"
Happy Tuesday friends! I have successfully finished week one of my Marathon training program. I look forward to sharing my weekly gains, struggles, thoughts, eats, inspiration and tips with you as I train for the Nike Women’s Marathon!! A few struggles this past week included: * Not getting enough sleep. Goal this week: Go to bed a little […]Read more "Week one Marathon training, CHECK!"