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
Seven miles of clouds Seven miles of cold Seven miles of humidity Seven miles of hills Seven miles started with 'it's too cold' Seven miles ended with 'the cold is refreshing' Seven miles started with 'this view is boring' Seven miles ended with 'this view is home' Seven miles started with 'I can't do this' … Continue reading Seven miles.
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 have to find the silver linings, the good things, about this. Because if I don't, I'm doomed to live a life of regret and sorrow. Thing is, I never really thought about the alternative. Sure, maybe I tossed the idea around in my head that maybe this would never happen, but I didn't dwell … Continue reading Surviving the descent
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.
I lace up my shoes and head out the door. I have a drive a little ways to get there, but I get out of the car, stretch, set up my watch, and I start. There are hills, wind, and friendly faces. I start out with darkness, and then as I come around the final … Continue reading February 23 | Freedom
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
I'm hesitant to say I'm back in the saddle of doing this 50K... but this morning's run gave me a sorely needed confidence booster. Monday's run was a major bonk. We headed to the gym one day this week and I completed a 3-mile hill workout on the 'mill. I was nervous because on Monday … Continue reading 1,503 Feet of Confidence
This post is a mash-up of all the random happenings around our household over the past week. It certainly feels like much longer that my husband's been home.. we've settled into a routine quickly. But as our life always is, our routines change. Weeks 3 and 4 of 50K training were not so stellar. I did … Continue reading Recent events