After feeling a little dismayed by my Drake 10k performance, I have really upped the training in May. My coach/husband is pretty unforgiving when it came to pushing me out the door in heat, wind, rain, with tired muscles, exhaustion, and blisters. Needless to say, May was a push to meet what I set out […]Read More Dam to Dam victory is paved with Runner’s Glide and trash bag raincoats.
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.