I use Instagram fairly regularly, probably with more regularity now that I have opted out of Facebook. I know, I know, Instagram is owned by Facebook blah blah blah. Everyone's been posting their "Top Nine" recently - the most liked photos in their feeds. Once again, social media panders and quite frankly takes advantage of … Continue reading Breaking News: “Top Nine” Doesn’t Capture Most Important Moments
As I reflect on the Thanksgivings I've had since getting married in 2008, I've realized that we've had exactly one tradition: no tradition. And I kind of like it. Thanksgiving 2008: I honestly don't remember what we did, but I know we (my husband and I) spent it with our families. This was pre-layoff, pre-Army, … Continue reading A Very Beth Thanksgiving
A 15-week training plan sounded like a long time, but here we are, two weeks away from putting that mountain under our feet, literally. Today we had the last really long run (14 miles) before we do one more "normal" week, run 8 next Sunday, and then we have one week of taper. Just in … Continue reading Ready to roll
I don't know what's happened in my brain in the past couple weeks, but I want long distance running to be a way of life. I want to want to run most days of the week, and get antsy on the rest days. I want to challenge myself. I want to run an ultra. I have … Continue reading Still long distance
We are in the fifth week of the semester already. This week has been crazy! It's not that things I do are particularly challenging; it's that every couple hours I'm starting something different. I practically live in Liberal Arts building. But I love this program. This week I taught a class in preparation to teach … Continue reading Busy.
...or, as others would call it, the Runner's World Holiday Run Streak. I did another run streak in the summer which spanned 38 days from Memorial Day to 4th of July. I was successful in running 36 out of the 38 days, 83 miles in total (average of 2.3 miles per day). This one is … Continue reading Streaking!
If you're thinking that I don't have the best language sometimes, well, you're probably right. I think I let a few words slide out of my mouth last night coming home on I-10. Seriously. I almost had at least three panic attacks. Anyway, what I want to get rid of even more than my dirty … Continue reading Getting rid of my potty mouth
This is my first post as a 26-year-old! Somehow the birthdays lost their ring after 21.... However, my 26th birthday brought me this lovely piece from Aaron... And a totally awesome hair day... This won't happen again until maybe Christmas or something. I've logged 11 miles this week so far! I took Missy to McKelligon … Continue reading April 25
This week definitely wasn't glamorous, running or otherwise. Thankful I got in my three runs [3 mile recovery, 5 mile pace @ 11:00, 2 mile interval training]. We opted to do our long run tomorrow morning. Yes, that's nine miles before the sun even comes up. It's been an emotionally stressful week. Work has been no … Continue reading Bataan Training: Week 5 :: Sighhh, and other stories.
This morning was great! We ran our first race together, in the same zip code, in the same country! It was the Ft. Bliss Holiday 8K Run on post. We don't have official times yet, but Aaron ran around a 40:40 (8:05 mile! SO PROUD) and I ran around a 48:30. My goal for this … Continue reading A life fulfilled.