The 3 Bridges Marathon will always be special to me. It was my 10th marathon and my first time to go sub 3. (And hopefully not my last!) It was also the first time all my kids have seen me run in a marathon. Before I get started with the actual recap I will warn you this will be a
“Against the wind I’m still runnin’ against the wind I’m older now but still runnin’ against the wind.” ~Bob Seger If you are hoping to read a race report about a perfectly executed race in which I nailed my pacing strategy this is not the one. (That might better describe my 15K last week.) The half marathon I ran yesterday
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
Setting a PR is one of the best feelings you can have in a runners world. After many months of hard training I accomplished my goal and have no regrets…. So why am I feeling a little blah?? After Houston, I immediately had Little Rock to switch my focus and attention on. I didn’t have much time to stop and
Exactly one week from today I am running in my 4th marathon. That means this week is my least favorite week of all… The final taper week. This is typically the week that I question my training, my ability, my racing strategy and my sweet tooth. (For some reason, eating any and all desserts is not as fun when you’re
It has just about been one week since my big race. Life is starting to get back to normal. The first two days back home were the hardest. I went from everything revolving around running (the Olympic trials, my marathon) back to reality. Reality involves a lot of laundry, dishes and of course, kiddos… Four to be exact! I love
My little baby turned 11 months this week and has turned into quite the little climber. He even figured out how to make it to the top bunk by himself. We have since moved the ladder so he is not tempted. That boy… 🙂 This week was full of school Christmas parties, too many cookies and candy and also RUNNING!
We qualified for Boston!!!