My journey back to road races led me digging for the Flexeril this month. I hit my first long run about four weeks ago and I was feeling great. I took a day off running and decided to hit another yoga class Tuesday night at the YMCA. I crept into class five minutes late and […]Read More Injury, illness, more illness, and getting throat punched by your training plan.
Holy shit. It’s official. I signed up for Dam to Dam. All my nights of not sleeping has trained me for the registration opening at 6:00 am. I assumed some cruel twist of fate would leave me to be boxed out of the race as the 8001th runner, so I set a 5:50 am alarm […]Read More Pools, hills, and new gear.
I truly ended on a high note after my last post. Running was going great, body was feeling good, and I completed my first race in a decent time. For no good reason, I took a nose dive in my training and diet. I didn’t set out on this journey to lose weight or eat […]Read More Ready. Set. All the cookies in my mouth.
Race number one is in the books! What an epic end to a hellish week. Our house has been fraught with illness and even more sleepless nights. Our youngest spiked a fever and coughing fits, which ended in an uneventful ER visit where she got a hospital grade suction out of her nose, a mega […]Read More Running on empty (and in snow, in 7 degrees, in February)
8pm-7:30am: up all night with sick kid 7:45-8:15am: eat soggy cereal, feed children, guzzle coffee 9:15am: doctor appointment for sick child (they can’t do anything because, you know, she’s still breathing). Just a virus, come back when she’s coding, got it. 10:00am: oh look at that, locked out of the house with a sick, tired […]Read More A case of the night runs
Running this week on the treadmill, I got the pleasure of dusting off my old iTunes account, which is like opening a musical time capsule from 2007. This got me thinking about what brought me to running in the first place. In 2007, I was freshly dumped, had a house I couldn’t afford, and I […]Read More Smoke after stretching for optimum results
Whew! Made it. Another week on the books. Not with it’s own setbacks and triumphs. The Triumphs. I started out my week looking for a little motivation and I ended up registering for the Red Flannel Run 5k. This will be my first road race in about two years. This was actually my very first […]Read More This week in running: sewer monsters, red flannelling, myrtls. Not in that order.
None of these things genuinely compliment each other in my life. Period. Blog post over.
Just kidding, I have plenty more to say and I will try my best to be brief.Read More A note about running, sleeping, nursing, and momming
Sometimes I can be the queen of excuses when it comes to getting out the door to run.Read More Hello, Running. It’s Alicia.
After hearing this would be the last year for Dam to Dam, I mustered the courage to add running gear to my Christmas list.Read More Gotta Get the Gear