Happy New Year!! So long 2015! At the end of each year I like to reflect on the year- the highs and lows. 2015 has had a couple PR’s and it’s also been injury free. After battling an injury most of 2014, I’ve tried to remember to be grateful for good health. Every time I step down and my heel
It’s been a little over a week since my last race of the year and before this one gets lost in the mix of Christmas and New Years I guess I should get up some sort of a recap! The Jacob Wells 3 Bridges Marathon was my 14th marathon (and 3rd this year). Typically months of dedicated training goes into
That’s right. I broke all the rules of reason and raced a half marathon and a marathon one week apart. I feel like I owe an explanation but if you know me at all you probably don’t need one. I will say that the first race- the half marathon was on my racing calendar all year and was a goal
I’ve always loved the story of Esther. Here was a woman put in a powerful position with a strong commitment to her family and her faith. She had so much courage. I am in no way comparing myself to Esther but I think we can all relate to the last phrase of Esther 4:14- “for such a time as this”.
Hello and Happy (almost) Thanksgiving! The kids are home from school all week so we are very much in holiday mode around our house. Before I completely forget I thought I would write up a very brief recap from the two races I ran since the marathon. I hesitate to even write about them since they were during my marathon
I had some questions about how I handled marathon recovery, training, and tapering in between Chicago and Wynne. If you were one of those people- this post is for you! First, don’t underestimate marathon recovery and rest! Some marathons require more rest than others. Fortunately, Chicago was a fairly easy one to recover from and I felt ready to run
On Saturday morning two things happened when I crossed the finish line in Wynne, Arkansas. First, I won my first marathon. Second, my marathon PR streak came to an end. I decided I’m going to celebrate the first and not dwell on the second. Running marathons less than a month apart is tough but I gave it my best shot.
On October 11th I ran the Chicago Marathon knowing full well I had plans to run another marathon 27 days later. Thankfully, the recovery process has gone well and tomorrow is the next marathon! I’m going to do a whole post on my recovery/ training these past 27 days but I’m going to wait until after tomorrow’s race for that.
Last weekend I ran in 5k pushing a jogging stroller. It’s been a long time since I’ve done something like that. Obviously I wasn’t in typical competitive race mode and my mid-race thought process was very different. This stroller’s tire seems flat! I hope it can make it 3 more miles! Then there was the realization- Wow! I’m going so much
The Chicago Marathon is truly one of a kind. To sum it up in a few words- I LOVED this race! The crowds, the course, the atmosphere- it is the full package! I would definitely recommend it as a must run marathon. Marathon race reports are always the hardest to write because one small recap doesn’t seem to do it