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)
First off, I need to get over the overwhelmingly cliche feeling on starting a fitness, goal-oriented, blog on New Year’s Eve. Me and a couple hundred thousand women with sad, body shaming thoughts are uncorking the chardonnay and thinking, ‘maybe I’ll start a blog.’ So, cheers, ladies. I’m sure we’re all writing for the same […]Read More New Year, New Goals