Relaxing Runs

After the Cleveland Marathon this year, I told myself I wouldn’t take any real time off from running. Not because I don’t think taking time off after a race is useful, but because I had worked really hard in the prior weeks to build strength and I would be going on vacation (which is when I actually run more and stay consistent anyways)! Continue reading Relaxing Runs

My PIIT28 Experience

2017 has been a little strange for me as far as my workouts go. I’ve struggled to get back into weight lifting and stay consistent with a fitness routine, so I decided to kick my butt into gear with PIIT28. After a lot of research and thought, I purchased PIIT28 1.0 and started the program after my annual 10 mile race in April. I knew that trying a new (and likely difficult) workout during half marathon training was kind of crazy and risky, so I tried to keep my head on straight during the 4 weeks leading up to the Cleveland half marathon and my last PIIT20 1.0 workout. Here are some thoughts and feelings from the journey. Continue reading My PIIT28 Experience

Running With Manners

Manners aren’t something you think of when you think about running. When I hear “manners,” I think of remembering my “pleases” and “thank yous” or all of the table manners like “no elbows on the table” and “remember your napkin on your lap.” But, there is a such thing as running manners! Continue reading Running With Manners

My Most Expensive Run

 

The Cleveland Marathon approaches, and the long runs are getting longer. This past weekend was my 9 miler, and the weather was a summery 77° at its peak. I knew it was going to be a warm run, but I didn’t really plan for it appropriately. This miscalculation cost me… dearly. Continue reading My Most Expensive Run

My Reaction to Buzzfeed’s Marathon in 10 Weeks Video

It’s no secret that I cry when I see positive and inspiring running content/events…and it’s no secret that I am having a tough training season this time around. I usually tell myself that if I can get through a tough training run, it’ll all be worth it in the end. I know that I feel good at finish lines regardless and I know that there will be minor bumps in training, but sometimes it’s just HARD. For whatever reason (I’ve speculated that it could be different shoes, running form issues, a lazy January and February, or setbacks from my two falls in one week; I just don’t know what is bringing me down), this training season has been so hard on me and I Ran A Marathon With Only Ten Weeks Of Training made me feel better about everything I’ve been going through mentally. Continue reading My Reaction to Buzzfeed’s Marathon in 10 Weeks Video