When I registered for the Denver Rock n Roll Half, it was going to be my A race for the fall. But with a bad spring marathon, training burnout, an injury and a focus on other non-running related things in my life, that plan fell to the wayside. While it has been nice to not [...]
There was a period of time just a few years ago where every summer was crammed with weddings. To be honest, they became less meaningful over time and influenced my own decision to elope. The last two summers have been different. The number of weddings have decreased as I get closer to 30 and the [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
I’m writing this post exactly 19 days before my third marathon, but I’m not publishing this until race day. I didn’t realize this until I took a blogging hiatus, but writing too much about my training added unnecessary extra pressure on race day. The funny thing is that I’m sure anyone reading this doesn’t really [...]
It took me a while to get this race recap up. April is a CRAZY month, including two sets of visitors coming to Denver, a business trip for Neil, planning and attending my cousin’s bachelorette party in NYC and peak marathon training. My cousin’s bachelorette is the day after my last long run and I [...]
I can’t imagine running without my Garmin. I’ve had it for over 2 years and it has made marathon training so much easier. I love being able to head out my door without an exact route and hit whatever mileage I need to hit.
However, since I’ve moved to Denver I’m a little less in [...]
This week, a few things have gotten in the way of my workout plans. I should really say I let things get in the way. And when I don’t workout I get a little cranky.
The locker rooms at my office gym are under construction. That means I can use it after work, [...]
I’m starting to feel better about the marathon. Here are a few ways I’ve gotten over myself it in the last few days. Read amazing comments on the race recap. Your comments on the recap post really helped me put things in perspective. I know a lot of people have been in the same position. [...]
I finally had a successful tempo run this morning. It feels like ages since I’ve been able to say that. My coach told me to do 5 miles, with 3 miles @ 7:48.
I set my alarm for 6:05 am and I planned to do the run around my neighborhood. But it was so dark [...]