Happy first day of spring! We made it. It was a rough winter; it was definitely a rough winter for runners in Minneapolis! But there's a light at the end of the tunnel and brighter (less icy!) days are ahead. Here's how training went for the Boston marathon this past week:Note, I'm always recapping the previous week, or 5 weeks out, but technically Boston is just a month away, or 4 weeks from Continue Reading
7 Weeks Until the Fargo Marathon
My "highest-mileage-month" challenge is most definitely underway, though the summer storms and heat did not make it easy this week. As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I'm tentatively planning to run the Fargo Marathon on August 29th, dependent on two things- the pandemic and the weather. TBD if I'll run it or not, but I am registered, so I'm training accordingly. Monday: I ran 5 miles before Continue Reading
16 Weeks Until the Patagonia Marathon!
Yes, you read that right; 16 weeks until the Patagonia International Marathon in Chile! This trip and marathon have technically been on my calendar for quite awhile; it's a place I'm dying to visit and a marathon there will get Dustin and me one continent closer to our "seven continents" goal. 2020 was supposed to be such a great year of travel, with Bhutan in May (cancelled) and then Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: Week 2 of Quarantine
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
5 Weeks Until the Atlanta Marathon!
5 weeks until March 1 (so...almost spring??) That means 5 weeks until the Atlanta marathon (and cheering for the Olympic trials the day before!) Here's how training went this past week: Monday: I had the day off from work, so I met up with my friends Christie and Julie for a run at 8 am. They only wanted to run six miles, so I ran to the Calhoun Beach Club to meet up with them, ran 6 Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: 12 Weeks Until the Atlanta Marathon!
Happy Sunday! I'm here with my weekly recap of training for the Atlanta Marathon on March 1, which is just 12 weeks away! Training this week included a lot of treadmill time; the temperatures weren't terrible outside, but the trails were terrible, so I opted inside for the safety of the treadmill. Dustin was also traveling for work, so I felt guilty putting Ruth (our younger vizsla puppy) in 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