On Saturday November 6, 2021, I got my first BQ (Boston Qualified Time) in my 3rd marathon. It all started in 2018 when I told my husband I wanted to ‘run one marathon before I turned 40’. Little did I know I would love the high mileage training so much that I’d attempt to register … Continue reading I Got the BQ! Now What?
We have had some crazy cold weather so far in 2021, that has extended throughout the United States and even affected areas in Texas where it usually doesn’t get that cold. With that being said, I know many of you runners out there can relate to the challenges of layering for the cold-especially if you … Continue reading Layering 101…and there are no awards for stupidity when running in winter!
I became a marathoner on November 17, 2019. If you’ve been reading my blog thus far, you know about my lengthy running history. If not, check out the ‘about me’ section. As a runner since the age of 12, and having been part of track and cross country teams, I never remotely thought I’d run … Continue reading I’m Now a Marathoner
I recently viewed a post from someone on social media that highlighted how much that individual had improved in their running, from a ‘slow’ 7:15/mile pace a few years prior, to where that person was at that particular moment, at about a minute faster per mile pace. That same person highlighted how discouraged they were … Continue reading Running With Social Media
I did a track workout a couple weeks ago, and it brought back memories of racing in grade school and high school. The difference, as I can recall, is this time I had to maintain very specific paces. I don’t really recall being coached to run a specific pace in my younger years of running. … Continue reading Track Running
I am currently in the middle of week 5 of marathon training, and so far, it feels easy. Maybe a bit too easy. For some reason I think I thought that in order to prepare for the daunting task of running 26.2 miles, I would have to have an extremely challenging plan. So I started … Continue reading Marathon Training, Here We Come!
In a recent run with one of my friends, the topic of running slower than your expected race pace came up. Mostly because he was concerned he was "slowing me down" by running with me, as he hadn't been running as much lately. Well, I told him that I need to be running 1-2 minutes … Continue reading Run Slow to Run Fast
I had a bucket list wish to complete a marathon in my lifetime-specifically by the time I am 40. So a couple weeks ago I registered for the Las Vegas Rock 'n' Roll Marathon. I'm feeling very excited. I'm also feeling scared...well, terrified is probably the better word. How in the world am I going … Continue reading Becoming a Marathoner in 2019