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?
A lot has changed since I last posted on my page. The world looks much different than it did a few months ago. Yet some things still look the same. My perspective has changed with regard to some things I used to take for granted. Let me start with my own personal concerns, as this … Continue reading It’s Been Awhile
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 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'm in week 11 of 14 on my half marathon training plan and this training cycle has been like no other. For one, I'm training with a running group that has an actual coach who gives us advice on how to improve and has actual speed work plans for us each week. We also have … Continue reading My Latest Race
I haven't posted in awhile, so I thought it was probably time. I mentioned before that I was planning on seeing a chiropractor, and I have. I had an x-ray and it was determined I have a slight misalignment to my lower back, which can be corrected. Yay! So we started the process of fixing … Continue reading Fall Running
I ran the Leprechaun Chase 10K on Saturday afternoon and it was almost 70 degrees at the start of the race. It hasn't been that warm all year so far-and it hasn't been that warm since (though it HAS only been two days). In stark contrast, today it snowed a bit and the temperature dropped … Continue reading 10K Race and Plans