Three weeks until the New York City Marathon; it's so close! I'm linking up as always with Jess from Jess Runs ATL. Details below, join us! I'm also joining HoHo Runs/Mississippi Piddlin, who host similar link-ups. Check them out! I generally am a morning runner, but I really struggled this week getting up before work. I think part of it was that my normal morning running buddy Christie Continue Reading
Fits Do Race Recaps: The 121st Boston Marathon.
This past Monday, I ran the 121st Boston Marathon. This was my 26th marathon, 5 out of 6 of the World Majors, and state #17 on my 50-state goal. It's taken me a bit longer than usual to write this recap. I think it's because it's really hard for me to separate my personal performance from the race as a whole. I worked hard to get to Boston. It took a lot of sweat and tears to Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: Ready to Run!
Hello from Boston! As you might know, (hehe) I am here to run the 121st Boston Marathon tomorrow. The energy here is incredible; I have run plenty of big marathons, but this one is different. The town is crawling with fit runners! I mean, really, really fit people. It's kind of intimidating! I'm talking about the 'every day' athlete here but additionally this town is crawling with elite Continue Reading
Fitting Remarks: Ready for the Boston Marathon 2017
The Boston Marathon is almost here! Marathon Monday. Patriot's Day. April 17, 2017. Boston will be my 26th marathon and 17th U.S. state on my quest to run a marathon in every state. It will also be my second-to-last marathon of the six World Majors (Chicago, Berlin, Tokyo, London, Boston, and New York City.) It is also a victory lap of sorts after finally qualifying (and qualifying by Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: 9 Weeks Until Boston!
Is winter coming to an end? I sure hope so! I'm ready for spring...and for the Boston Marathon in nine weeks! Here's my recap of marathon training: Monday: Still in Big Sky. Dustin and I ran 7 hilly miles outside before hitting the slopes one last time (about 9:10 min/mile.) Tuesday: Our flight from Bozeman to Minneapolis was at 5:45 am- eeks! After we returned home, I crashed for a few Continue Reading
Fitting Remarks: Running Through 2016
Can you believe that 2016 is coming to an end? It has been quite the year- some good things, some bad things (cough *the election* cough) but HEY! This is a running blog. Today I'm going to reflect on RUNNING in 2016. I'm linking up with Courtney at Eat, Pray, Run DC to share this Year in Review post. Here goes... I started 2016 deep in training for the Phoenix Marathon. I ran the Continue Reading
Fitting Remarks: I got in!
Today was the big day: the day I found out if the 4 minutes and 23 seconds under my Boston Qualifying time of 3:40 would be enough to get me into the Boston Marathon. It's no longer enough just to qualify- nope, you need to qualify by a significant margin! It was "Casual for a Cause" day at work; we could pay $5 to dress down. I took advantage of this and wore my London Marathon (Boston Continue Reading