Let me begin by stating that I am not a dietitian or a running coach. When it comes to fueling during a marathon, I believe that every runner must figure out what works for them. This may come through trial and error or from advice from a book or another runner. Ultimately it comes down to what works for you.
There is nothing easy about running a marathon. It is hard, hard work. As I sit here and type my race recount I am completely exhausted. My legs are unbelievably sore. I have two toenails I’m honestly afraid to look at and one blister on each foot. My body is aching but I have to say- it is ALL WORTH
Today was an amazing day to be a runner. The Olympic trials for men and women were this morning and we were there for it all!! The athletes ran a 2.2 mile loop and then did one eight mile loop three times. We stood right by mile markers 2,10,18 and 26 (it was all at the same place). I got
We made it! The past 24 hours have been busy! We had Ashton’s 1 year birthday party last night and then it was time to switch gears and start race packing. This morning I finished all the packing (it takes a while packing up 6 people) and then this afternoon John, Ashton and I flew to Houston. The three big
Today is the day my baby turns 1. One year ago my world changed forever when I held my little man. Our family was complete. I knew he was our last baby and I fully planned to savor every “last” experience. From his first smile to rolling over. Then when he learned to sit up on his own and when
It is officially 1 week into 2012 and for the moment… I AM CAUGHT UP ON ALL THE LAUNDRY!!! Yes, finally! We went on a week vacation and the laundry got a bit out of control. So I thought I would like to take the free five minutes or so I have and post some of my goals for this
What a Year!! Before I look ahead to 2012 it seems appropriate to remember the past year. Family The absolute highlight of the year was the birth of our sweet Ashton on January 11, 2011. He has made our family complete and I could not imagine my life without him. Celebrating 10 years of marriage with my best friend on
Surprise! Yes, I ran in a very last minute 5K while on vacation- The Peeps New Year’s Eve 5K. While we were visiting family in Pennsylvania my aunt mentioned that there was a big annual 5K in Bethlehem by the SteelStacks. Apparently, this is the home of the marshmallow candy Peeps and also where they make Mike and Ike’s. A