Month: November 2012

And we’re off!

This will have to be a VERY brief post as I have about a million things to do before we head to Memphis.  Fortunately, it is only a 2 hour drive through farmland so it won’t be too bad.  I just wanted to post my bib number in case you wanted to track me.  Bib number # 24.  If you

It’s gonna hurt…

The marathon is such a physically demanding race but I find the mental side of it even more challenging.  In preparation for the last 10-15K I am trying to prepare myself now with as many pep talks as I can.  Having raced 26.2 miles less than 4 weeks ago this distance is fresh on my mind.  I have replayed the

4th Times the Charm…

Is it already the end of November?  I’m not sure where this month went but we are down to the last few days.  I haven’t written in over a week.  Life has been busy.  The big kids were home all last week for Thanksgiving break and I just didn’t get around to any posts.  We had a very relaxing week

The anniversary of my worst race ever…

Every November 18th I remember something special that happened….  I was a senior in college and only one thing stood between me and Thanksgiving break- the National Cross Country Championship in Pomona, California.  I had high hopes for my last cross country race.  I wanted to go out on a high note before track season in the spring.  However, I

No Man’s Land

Two weeks ago was the D & L Heritage Marathon.  Two weeks from today is the St. Jude Marathon.  That puts me right smack in the middle of no man’s land. Basically, it’s trying to merge recovery, training and tapering (in 27 days) and hoping for the best!  Running back to back marathons is not for everyone.  This past spring

Moving Forward!

This week has been a very different week than last week.  For one, I actually caught up on some much needed sleep so that was a good thing! Last week was full of high emotions, traveling, and marathoning!  I was so focused and stressed about NYC that I had to remind myself to eat.  This is not like me at

Delaware and Lehigh Heritage Marathon- Race Report!

I’m HOME!!! My husband surprised me at the airport with ALL the kids.  I thought he would only have the little two with him but he checked the big two out of school at noon so they could all greet me at the Little Rock airport.  I missed them all so much but I must admit that I had an

A New Marathon PR!

I will write a full race report when I get home tomorrow but I just thought I would post a quick update on my 5th marathon! I ran in the D&L Trail Marathon in Northampton, Pennsylvania. This race was very different from what the NYC Marathon would have been like, I’m sure! I had to have some serious talks with

When life gives you lemons- Marathon Eve Thoughts

Thank you for the encouraging comments! I NEVER imagined things would turn out like this but it’s amazing how things can work out for the good. My sister and I left NYC this morning and took the train at Grand Central Station back to New Haven, CT where her vehicle was. We immediately set out for Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. (This is

A Change in Plans….

I do not even know where to start. This week has been a roller coaster ride to say the least. My sister and I arrived in NYC around noon today. We had lunch, went to the expo and were having a great time. We got our bib numbers and were ready to run! As we were leaving the expo my