Race Recap: NWM & Gratitude.

We are all given so many days in this life, so many moments. Some are ordinary – fleeting moments of joy, peace, turmoil, sadness. Others are extraordinary – singular moments in time when you realize that this is once-in-lifetime, never … Continue reading

The NWM Expotique!

Wow. It’s been a week since the Nike Women’s (Half) Marathon, and that’s still all I can really say about this experience… but, being a blogger, I’ll try to give it words anyway. First and foremost, I have to thank … Continue reading

Meanwhile, Back in the Real World

I’ve been back from my week-long NAAEE conference/NWM/honeymoon/1 year anniversary/hiking/winery touring California extravaganza since yesterday afternoon, and it’s back to the real world. Until I have time and space to process all the awesomeness that happened in these last 7 … Continue reading

How I Went Sub Two.

It’s been a goal of mine for awhile now to run a half marathon in under 2 hours. Almost month ago, I accomplished that goal – I ran one in 1:57:34. I know there are a quite a few people … Continue reading

My Hips Don’t Lie

I may have made it through back-to-back half marathons with 2 consecutive PRs, but my hips don’t lie… I’ve been slacking on strength training. I admit it. For the past two weeks, I’ve only strength trained once a week during … Continue reading

Race Recap: Air Force Half Marathon

It’s been a whirlwind two weeks! 2 weekends ago, I was in Pennsylvania, kicking its hilly BEE-hind. Last weekend, I showed the Air Force Half Marathon who’s BOSS. After my rockin’ PR in hilly Bird-in-Hand, I wasn’t sure what to … Continue reading

Race Recap: Bird-In-Hand Half Marathon… or, the Time I Met Bart Yasso

Two weekends ago, I ran one of, if not THE coolest race I’ve ever run. The Bird-In-Hand Half Marathon is run through the “Valley of No Wires” as featured in a Runner’s World article by Bart Yasso called “Running With … Continue reading

Week 14 Training Recap

Training this week was pretty low key, thanks to THE BIG DAY on Sunday. Monday: 60 minute Hip Hop Class Tuesday: 5 speedy-ish miles @ 9:50 Wednesday: 3 miles @ 10:28, Solo strength session (details below!) Thursday: 3 miles @ … Continue reading

Week 11 Training Recap

Week 11 was my fourth week of focusing on quality strength training sessions, and I’m pleased to say that I’m seeing a HUGE difference in my running! A few weeks ago, my IT band was very unhappy. I started doing … Continue reading

Week 7 Training Recap: The Week of the Comeback

That’s right, I am among the running again. And let me tell you, it fells pret-ty good. I ran outside for for the first time on Friday afternoon, and it was absolutely glorious. I set the screen on my Garmin … Continue reading

Marathon 2: Week 6 – DOING IT.

The decision has been made. I won’t be running the Athens Marathon this year. But, I WILL be running the Athens Half Marathon this year. In the wake of my IT band issues and in the interests of coming back … Continue reading