Normally weekends out of town give me anxiety – where will I do my long run?! But visiting the in-laws is always a treat. 1. Because I love them. 2. Because of the Olentangy Trail in Columbus, Ohio. It’s filled with runners, walkers and bikers of all shapes, sizes, ages and ethnicities. People smiling, friendly … More Trail Review: Olentangy Greenway Trail
This morning I was supposed to run 4 miles. I woke up, turned to my left and asked my husband the loaded question, “are we going to the gym this morning.” We didn’t. In honor of this morning’s failure, here are five moments of motivation if your laying in bed, sitting on the couch, or … More Five motivators for when you’re laying in bed, debating to go for a run, or not
What’s the worst part of getting sick or traveling? It’s not messing up your workout routine. It’s trying to get back into your routine.Last week I mentioned my retched workout week after traveling, working a huge convention and getting sick. Resting was the right thing to do, but this week was rough – going to … More Getting back into the swing
It may have been that I didn’t do my research, or that I ignored a lot of unsolicited advice. Whatever it was, there were a few things about training for, and running a marathon and even half, I wish I knew ahead of time. My sorority little (LML Lex) reached out and asked if … More Things no one told me about training for a marathon
Everyone expects to put on a few pounds around the holidays. But for the past 3 years I have managed to maintain my weight while still indulging in the delicious meals, treats and of course drinks. Not to brag, but this lady found her skin tight wedding dress the day after Thanksgiving a few years … More Holiday Meal 101
While I know there is another marathon in my future – it’s not on the calendar. And while it’s not on the calendar, I’m determined to work on my speed. Speed training is certainly something I lacked in my last training plan. I was really focused on building up my endurance and prepping for my … More What the Fartlek?!
In all of the training, the long runs, the speed training, the early morning runs after late nights, the scariest part has been the taper. Leading up to the race TOMORROW, only running 3 or 4 miles has been a mental trip. Am I really going to bready to run 26.2 miles having run so little … More Tackling Taper
Today I was supposed to run 12 miles. Today my husband wanted to go hiking. Today I wanted to be with my husband, and not alone running for 2 hours. (No need to suggest we run together – we’ve tired.) Since I’m at the taper phase, I decided to listen to my heart, and get … More Run, Cross, Hike, ELK!
Not a whole lot to talk about today….nothing major…..just finished a 20 mile run! My first 20 miles! DID YOU HEAR ME SAY 20 MILES?! It felt great. It was hard. Very hilly. A big mental challenge. Here is how I prepared mentally and physically. I decided: No photos. No stopping except for water or … More 20 Miles of AWESOME!
Another work trip, another run in a different city. After a 5 a.m. flight Thursday and long day setting up for my client’s suite at Blogalicous, I needed a good night’s rest. Friday morning rolled around and though my ambitious 4:30 a.m. alarm did sound, I couldn’t peal myself out of the perfectly snug sheets … More 6.5 Inner Harbor