The last few weeks have been a little bit of an emotional roller coaster.
Some good stuff: hearing news about awesome people moving to CO, my dad and Joey the dog coming to visit for a few days, my high school BF Lauren coming to visit, a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert, and going [...]
I don’t want to sound like an asshole, but lately these posts have been harder to write because I had trouble finding lows. Thankfully running regularly again after a few months of no running took care of that problem.
High workout of the week: MY BIKE COMMUTE! Sorry, but I had to scream this one. [...]
I learned a valuable lesson this weekend. Corporate America should change over to four day work weeks (with a three day weekend). After taking Friday off, I came to work this morning feeling rested, happy and revitalized. I have Friday off again this week, which makes me positively giddy.
With a three day weekend [...]
The last few months have changed my feelings about running. I still love to run. I love waking up and being outside and getting the post-run feeling of accomplishment.
But I’m not so sure how I feel about races.
I put a lot of time and effort into the Colfax marathon training cycle. I was [...]
It looks like I will NOT be running the Charlevoix Marathon after all.
I’ve certainly learned a lesson here – my body can’t always do what I want it to do. Sometimes it gets hurt and sometimes it needs to recover. Next time (although hopefully there won’t be a next time) I’ll give it [...]
I’ve been quite the Debbie Downer around here lately. I want to assure everyone reading this that I’m not devastated by a bad race because running is not the most important thing in my life. Right now I’m dealing with some considerable IT band issues that have completely thrown a wrench into my training plan [...]
This weekend was a great one. I met a bunch of Colorado bloggers on Friday night:
From left to right: Heather, Courtney, Lynne, Tiffany, Lauren, me and Heidi. Picture stolen from Tiffany.
We went for sushi happy hour and then to see The Vow. Now you know I must have wanted to meet [...]
Most of my running in Denver has been around a lake by my house (Sloan’s lake). I have a nice 3.5 mile loop that takes me through my neighborhood to the lake.
It’s nice to see the mountains, the water and the wildlife. I’m not crazy about the geese (I feel like they’re going [...]
I finally have a marathon training plan! Can you sense my excitement?? Clearly, I’m a girl that needs some direction in my life.
My coach at Runner’s Edge sent a training plan for my goal race (The Colfax Marathon) with 5 different training levels. They differ by goals and by experience, from wanting to [...]
One of my goals for the year was to join a running club. Not only to meet people, but also because I feel like my running hasn’t improved much lately. After all, my half marathon PR still stands from my first half in 2008 – about a year after I started running!
I researched [...]