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: ‘Twas a busy week…
There are now TEN weeks until the Indianapolis Marathon, which will be my 33rd full marathon and 22nd state on my 50-state quest! Here's my recap of training (and life) this past week! Monday: The week started out with an unplanned rest day. I had a bit of a cold (maybe just run down from 62 miles the week before and a few late nights due to the wedding festivities) so I slept in and took a Continue Reading
12 Weeks Until the Indianapolis Marathon!
Another week, another weekly recap! August has been a lot of fun so far and training for the Indianapolis marathon is in full swing. But you guys are just here for the puppy pictures, right? Ha! Ruth is as cute as ever...but a handful! But back to marathon training, here's how things went last week: Monday: 9 miles with some hills, 9:27 min/mile pace. My coach wanted me to seek out 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: 18 Weeks Until the Indianapolis Marathon!
Hello and welcome to July! Summer is in full swing over here. Here's how training for the Indianapolis Marathon went this holiday week. Monday: Total rest. I woke up to lightning and thunder. The treadmill did not sound appealing. I had a dr. appt after work so wasn't able to run. Unplanned rest day. Tuesday: I was feeling super anxious this week about work, so I just could not 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