Yesterday's 10 mile run in Chestertown was hot, humid, slightly hilly, beautiful, and HARD. I've been dealing with plantar fasciitis for at least six months. I think I had the beginnings of it going into the Philly Marathon in November and didn't let it rest after that. After months of alternately treating it and trying … Continue reading Questioning my (running) decisions
My first race in Maryland is complete. Done. Over. And boy, are my legs feeling it. After we moved, I had my sights set on completing a half marathon. 13.1 miles is actually not my go-to distance. I ran a marathon before I ever ran a half. The distance of 13.1 is deceiving, at least … Continue reading Beautiful Pain: Maryland Half Marathon Report
I'm less than two weeks away from racing the Maryland Half Marathon. I haven't officially trained (well) for a race since the Transmountain Challenge Half Marathon in October 2013. For the past two years, I took it easy with running and exercising, and depression and busyness prevented me from keeping up well with working out … Continue reading Foundation = Built
The ability to focus on one thing for a long period of time is glorified in our society. A Lenten promise to focus on for six weeks. A plan for a half marathon that lasts 12 weeks. A new eating plan that is supposed to last... forever? If you stick with it, you're a hero, … Continue reading March 5 | Focus
I haven't posted here about my running in a really long time. I've posted about running getting me through infertility, but I think this was the last real post about training. We (my husband and I) had signed up for the IMS Arizona Marathon because it was super cheap, and relatively close to where we … Continue reading Running update.
The word 'empty' usually has a negative connotation. For me, it doesn't. The picture above reminds me of a abandoned storehouse of some sort close to my hometown. It's out in the fields, all by itself, and it serves as a landmark on the local interstate. I always thought it was pretty in a shabby … Continue reading Day 4 | Empty
Training for a fall half marathon officially started at the beginning of July. Through the rest of my summer job, my parents' visit, and our trip to Arkansas, I'd say I've done a good job staying on track with training. I have to continually catch myself when I compare this round of training to that … Continue reading Running for an experience
Subtitle: The last race I will run alone for awhile on the last weekend I'll be alone for awhile. Let me just start by saying I am beat. I just woke up from a nap where I napped really hard.. and man, I'm sore and thirsty and still hungry.. and I didn't even run the full. … Continue reading El Paso Half & Week 2 of 50K Training
Run when you haven't trained in awhile. When I signed up for the Transmountain training group, I was more hopeful than nervous that it would help push me over the mountain. Aaron had just left and I needed something to keep me accountable, especially for long runs. Every long run was hilly except for when … Continue reading Run When: Transmountain Challenge recap.
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