17 Miles 2014

Friday morning I set out to do a long run. The longest run I’ve done recently has been 12 miles, I had all but given up on running Marine Corps Marathon, even just for fun and I promise I was really OK with not running. Eric said I should just TRY to run long. Secretly I wanted to, […]

wod trail 1

Saturday’s 13 miler was the type of run that makes you remember each and every reason why you fell in love with running in the first place. It was not easy and it certainly was not fast but it was beautiful and it was OUTSIDE. After spending what feels like weeks upon weeks on the treadmill […]

I Run This Body - grey

Saturday morning I felt chilly in my bed. It must be REALLY cold outside. Eric typically heads to Starbucks alone for his coffee before I start my long run. It’s a 15 minute calm before the storm of watching three kids. This Saturday the littles all wanted to go with him and I didn’t want to […]

jan 28 3

Choppy post. Writing thoughts as they come. Training is back in full effect. I say training because I think there is a difference between running and working out to be healthy and the things you do and do not do while *training* for a marathon or other big race. Last post was last Wednesday. Sometimes […]

Jan 23 1

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 […]

10 Mile Race

What happens after you have a bad long run? Do you automatically start to doubt your ability on race day or do you move on and chalk it up to training? I’ve done both. 9 years ago when I first started training for marathons a bad long run would get me down for weeks. I […]

Triple Stroller Run August

Everything – truly everything – in life happens for a reason. We may not see that reason at the time but it’s there….. If I have learned anything over the past 30 years it is to try to stop planning out my life. To stop trying to figure out where I am going or what […]