Running into June! And now I am 21 weeks out from the Dublin marathon...and 13 weeks out from the Marathon du Medoc, a.k.a. "the French wine marathon"! I'm linking up with Kim and Deb for my weekly recap of fitness and life in London. Check out their posts for more information on this great link-up! Monday: We were still in Hampshire for the U.K. bank holiday, so I ran 7.4 miles there with Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: Summer Kickoff
Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summer, right? Luckily, the U.K. has a holiday this Monday as well, so it felt very similar to living in the U.S.! Here's my weekly recap of life and fitness in London: Monday: Rest from running; since I ran the Hackney Half on Sunday, I gave my body a rest from running. Instead, I fit in a barrecore class AFTER work, at the Mayfair studio by my Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: Life in London
Hello friends! I'm here with my weekly recap of fitness and life in London. I'm usually counting down to a marathon, but my next full marathon isn't until Dublin at the end of October (more than 20 weeks away) so it feels a wee bit too early to do that. I do have the "bonus" Marathon du Medoc in Bordeaux France in September, but that one is definitely just for fun and I'll treat it as a training Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: Spring in London!
Spring is the best, isn't it? Full of renewal, optimism, and excitement about the summer to come! Spring felt like it was here in London this week, but I was also on a high after a very fun 3 days with our Minneapolis visitors! Quick recap of the first part of our friend's visit: They arrived Saturday morning; with the coronation starting at 11 am, we went to central London to catch some of Continue Reading
Recovering from the Vienna Marathon
If you missed my recap of the Vienna Marathon, catch up HERE! I'm going to quickly recap what I've been up to the past two weeks since the race. I feel like I've been diligent about recovery! Here's my recap: Monday, April 24: Winery tours in Wachau Valley in Vienna! Tuesday, April 25: Early flight back to London from Vienna, Iron Strength upper body strength training after working a Continue Reading
Fits Do Race Reviews: The Vienna City Marathon 2023
Last Sunday, April 23, I completed my 41st marathon, the Vienna City Marathon in Vienna, Austria. It was one of the tough ones; I struggled in lots of ways, but I am proud of myself for sticking with it and finishing on a challenging day. They can’t all be magical. But, maybe the next one will be! A marathon finish is still a marathon finish. Though I faced physical and mental challenges at Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: Race Week!
Race week! By the time most of you are reading this post, I will probaby be running the Vienna marathon or maybe even finished! I've been recapping training for Vienna for quite some time, here's the full history!19 weeks until Vienna + Christmas in London18 weeks until Vienna + snow in London!16 weeks until Vienna (after a week in Finland for Christmas!)15 weeks until Vienna14 weeks until Continue Reading