I ran my 24th marathon 4 days ago. It went nothing as I had planned, in more ways than one, but it was a marathon finish and for that I’m proud. There are many emotions that go along with running. Emotions while training, emotions while thinking about running, emotions during the race, and emotions post […]

It’s taper time. Taper essentially means I go a little crazy in my head. Crazy from not running the way I want to be running. Crazy from worrying that any little twinge I feel will turn into something more. This time I’ve been extra crazy because I have a sinus infection. Friday I went to […]

B & A Marathon is not so far off. I’m back up to speed with the long runs but not with mileage or speed work. I’m not too concerned with mileage this training cycle, because frankly I just don’t feel like running 70+ miles a week right now. When it warms up maybe this will […]

The first step to any marathon training program is figuring out the long run situation. I write down the date of the race and work backwards. 10 – 12 –  one week out 16 – two weeks out 20 – 24 – three weeks out I know the week before my longest long run I like […]

  I wish the story that I am about to tell you was all butterflies and rainbows – it’s not. I wish that I was able to tell you that after months of DREAMING and training that I had the best day of my life – I won’t. What this recap will say is that […]

It’s March 5th and I can already tell you that 2012 has been my best year yet. I’m so thankful and blessed for so many reasons! I am living in a dream world today. It wasn’t easy. In fact I will say it was HARD. The hardest marathon of my life to date, but I didn’t […]

Running a marathon is similar to when you have a baby – you really find out how many people care and love about you. The outpouring of love I have gotten this week has been amazing. I read each and every comment on this blog and take all of your words to heart. They get me […]

to  me…. Before B & A Marathon 2010 I was a mommy of two. I was training hard to achieve my goal of going sub 3:30 in the marathon. It was not easy. I had to do most of my training on the treadmill, but I was more than determined to realize my dreams. I was […]

It’s easier said than done but RUNNING YOUR OWN RACE is one of the most important aspects of racing. If you run someone else’s race you risk *hitting the wall* and not hitting your goal. LISTEN to that little voice inside of you that tells you to HAVE PATIENCE and follow the plan – BIG […]

Before my 20 miler on Saturday I looked up what I did for my last 20 miler before B & A in 2010. I looked this up on my blog……my blog helps me remember things….moments……so I am introducing a new weekly post. THINGS THAT MADE ME HAPPY Tuesday – it will be filled with random […]

I repeated this over and over to myself on my run yesterday. I had been dreading my long run. 5 weeks out from B & A Trail Marathon I knew that I wanted to do my longest and slowest long run of this training cycle. The only other person who typically runs my pace and […]

I’ve been doing more doing this week instead of writing about what I do. I’ve found a way to fit in a little bit of reading each day and still manage to run and keep the house semi clean. Colton is at a fun age – walking everywhere and getting in to trouble every five minutes. I love when […]