I ran a total of 42.2 miles in January. After some high-mileage months (for me) with 80, 90, even 100 miles, I really needed a break. I was mentally exhausted from training and final exams and just stuff, and realized that "sleeping in" (ahem, 7:30 am) and enjoying coffee in the morning was all it was … Continue reading Back from running sabbatical
As I get older, or maybe it's just as I get wiser (ha) I realize how much I don't like committing to multiple things for a really long time. Obviously I'm committed to my marriage, that's kind of a big deal, and I'm committed to Jesus, grad school, and a lifetime of fitness. But pretty … Continue reading The year of no resolutions
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
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.
My presence on my blog has been scant recently. I come to my laptop tonight from my sewing table. I always seem to think better when I'm sewing... my mind is free and it wanders while my hands are still busy. I'm so fidgety, just like my grandpa. I doubt I'll be posting much over … Continue reading The year of big girl panties: a recap.
...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!
I'm back in Texas after a 10-day stay in Illinois. The last time I posted was the day before the visitation. I've rehashed the details of the following two days so many times in my mind that I honestly don't want to talk about it here. There are some things better left unsaid. I still … Continue reading Tour of Central Illinois, and the end of the Run Streak
Running in Texas ain't so bad, folks. Aaron and I ran the Ft. Bliss Half Marathon (13.1 miles). I was going into it pretty undertrained... I ran 8.6 miles on December 13, 11 on Sunday, and other than a few 3-5 mile runs I really wasn't racking up much mileage. I've been spinning two times … Continue reading Race Recap — Ft. Bliss Half Marathon
I couldn't help but be motivated by all my running blogger friends who are posting about their 2012 race schedules. I have also been inspired to keep an actual running journal, though I will use the journal I have for more than just running. I want it to record so many things from 2012... feelings, … Continue reading Race schedule bandwagon
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.