On Sunday, I ran the Fans of the Field 10K. It was one of the coolest races I have ever done. Race day did not start out smoothly. I don’t think I ever posted a follow-up about my stomach issues since I experimented cutting out gluten and dairy. After years of doctor visits and painful [...]
I’m sad to report that marathon #3 ended up being a disaster, and a personal worst time for me.
I was so ready for this race. Unfortunately, my stomach had other plans for me.
My first 5 miles I felt amazing. My pace felt easy and my mind was calm. We started with [...]
In preparation for next week’s 10K, Neil and I set out on a 5 mile run on Saturday. Aside from running part of the Chicago Marathon with me, this is the longest Neil has run since high school.
We drove to Beach Drive and did an out and back. We talked the first [...]
Today was “one of those days.” It all started when a dog peed on my leg at the dog park this morning. Yes, that actually happened.
Then, my lunchtime tempo run was pushed back because of work. How rude of my job to get in the way of my training schedule. So I ate my [...]
Sorry for the lack of posting this week (which will probably continue into next week). I’m getting ready to hit the road tonight – Neil and I are driving to Buffalo for my future sister-in-law’s bridal shower. Both Neil’s brother and my brother are getting married this fall, within 2 weeks of each other, and [...]
As long time readers know, I often deal with stomach issues. I don’t think I’ve ever gone into more details than that before. But in the next few weeks and months, under a new doctor’s orders, I will be doing some major changes to my diet so I thought I would share with you more [...]
I’ve been dealing with a bad flare up of my stomach problems since Saturday afternoon, so I decided to take a few days off of blogging. Here are some pictures in the meantime from my trip to NYC (which was awesome until I had to go home early because of said stomach pains…at least early [...]
Since I missed two workouts over the weekend, I decided to challenge myself to complete them both today.
During lunch, I did my cross-train + lift workout. I did 15 minutes on the stationary bike, ~25-30 minutes strength training and finished with another 15 minutes on the bike. I’m happy to report that I’ve [...]
Please stop hurting all week. It makes life, and runs especially, much less fun.
My stomach problems tend to come in waves, and this week has been a rough one.
Monday night I had a 5 mile run after work. Neil was feeling sick, so it was up to me to take [...]
Now that I finished with my 18 miler, I only have to increase my mileage on my long run ONCE more! It’s crazy that the race is coming up so quickly.
Last night Neil and I ordered some pizza for my carby pre-run meal, and my brother and his fiancé came over to watch HBO [...]