I hope you are reading this from the safety of your home! What crazy times we are living in... Minneapolis is now on a two week shelter-in-place; I've already been working from home for two weeks before this went into place, as well as not going out at all, so this really isn't too different for me. The biggest change is that I am not running with anyone else anymore. Don't get me wrong, Continue Reading
One Week Until the Indianapolis Marathon!
Just one week to go until the Indianapolis Marathon! I've been counting down the weeks to the Indianapolis for quite a while now. Though this will be my fourth marathon of 2019, (Houston, Antarctica, Brookings), it's the first one where I feel like I might be close to where I was pre-broken leg. My goal is to break 3:35, though I think I would be happy with anything in the 3:3X zone. I've put Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: Four Weeks Until the Indianapolis Marathon
The theme of this week was definitely run commuting! Every one of my weekday runs was a run commute. I've mentioned it before, but the only reason it works so well for me is because my husband works in the same building as me in downtown Minneapolis. I am able to stash all my stuff (work clothes, work bag/laptop) in his car the night before. Then I don't have to carry anything while running. I Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: 7 Weeks Until the Indianapolis Marathon
7 weeks until my 33rd marathon and 22nd state! Training was pretty intense this week, but fortunately my bronchitis is gone and my strained pec muscle is almost healed. First things first, check out the guest post my younger sister Laurie wrote about her first experience with a running coach and hitting her goal at the City of Lakes half marathon! Read more HERE. Other big news of the week Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: Lots of Puppy Pics!
When I looked at the photos on my phone from this week, it was basically ALL puppy pics. I can't help it; Ruth is so darn cute! I'm so happy we have a second dog. I'm not saying that this first full week with our new family member wasn't a lot of work, it was! Getting up multiple times in the night for potty breaks definitely left me in a bit of a sleep-deprived daze!I did manage to get in all Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: 24 Weeks Until Indianapolis!
Happy Memorial Day! I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday. I didn't have a chance to share my weekly recap yesterday, but I did publish my marathon recap of the Brookings Marathon. Check it out! I shared in the Brookings Marathon recap that my next full marathon will be the Indianapolis Marathon on November 9th, which is 24 weeks away. Lots of time to train! I plan to do plenty of shorter Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: 1 Week Until the Brookings Marathon
Happy Sunday and welcome to May! I'm so glad spring is in full swing; it's wonderful to run outside without worrying about whether or not the trails will be icy, isn't it? Here's how training went this past week for the Brookings Marathon that I will be running with my sister (her goal is around 4:20-4:25): Monday: 6.65 miles with my friend Christie before work, Discover Strength Continue Reading