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
Grit and Grime
Running, specifically long distance running, has a way of stripping a person down to the inner grit and grime of who she is. The effects of using all the body's energy and breaking down muscle only to be rebuilt stronger don't discriminate between man, woman, young, old, affluent, poor, elite, not elite (read: me). Today's … Continue reading Grit and Grime
Charm City 20-Miler, Take 2
I'm enjoying the AC on this apparently 'fall' day, wearing my newly earned race shirt and curled up under my blanket. Actually, my legs are resting on the ottoman because ouch. I just ran, or killed, 20 miles through the beautiful woods of central Maryland. You can read last year's report here. You'll also read a … Continue reading Charm City 20-Miler, Take 2
Running with the Marines
On Sunday, October 30, 2016, I toed the line for my third ever marathon. I ran Illinois in 2011 and Bataan Memorial Death March in 2012. This marathon had been on my mind since I won entry via the lottery back in March. My training was pretty solid as far as long runs go. … Continue reading Running with the Marines
Foundation = Built
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.
March 5 | Focus
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.
Jemez Mtn 50K Training: Week 1
Welcome to my chronicles of 50K training, the craziest and longest race I will run so far. I wrote weekly updates when I ran the Illinois Marathon in 2011 (three years already?!) and it gave me something to look back at and see how I was progressing more than just looking at my Nike+ app. … Continue reading Jemez Mtn 50K Training: Week 1
Back from running sabbatical
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
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