Now that I’m done with Insanity, I have to focus on building my mileage up for my September half marathons. In all honesty, I kind of wish I hadn’t signed up for them. Even though I did run some with Insanity, it was much harder than anticipated (more on that when I post the full [...]
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 [...]
October seems like a lifetime away. But after looking at the calendar, I realized the Chicago Marathon is 19 weeks away from this Sunday. And as you all know, as you get older time goes faster. Plus, time flies when you are having fun, so with my jam-packed summer I’m sure it will be here [...]
One of the best things about keeping a detailed training log is looking back and seeing how things differ between training cycles and figuring out what works best. The last two weeks have been much higher than I’m used to, and I’m definitely feeling it!
Last week was particularly tough because both days of [...]
Mother’s day brunch & dinner were both a success.
Brunch menu included two types of frittatas, a make your own waffle bar, coffee cake and bacon.
For dinner we grilled chicken, lamb burgers, kielbasa and veggies. Served with salads.
I’m not going to lie, by 8 pm last night when my [...]
In the last week, I’ve pretty much finalized my race and travel plans for the summer and it is shaping up to be an awesome one. It will culminate with my brother-in-law and brother both getting married at the end of the summer. I’m so excited! Here is what else is happening:
Remember how I was enjoying a non-training plan? Well, with all of this travel lately April has flown by and it is time for me to get serious about triathlon training. I finally picked a race and signed up for the Rock Hall International Triathlon. The best part of this race is that it is [...]
Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments on my National Half recap. I’ll admit, I was feeling pretty down in the dumps about not hitting my PR, but your comments really put things in perspective. There will be other races and I will break 1:50. I was also feeling down because I ended [...]
This my peak week for half marathon training, culminating with a 13-14 mile run Saturday morning. The week after I’ll do a 10 miler and then before you know it we’ll be lining up at RFK stadium!
MCM start line…might bring back the outfit again
I’m pretty excited for this training cycle to end. [...]