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Racing, Resting and Peak Week!
Racing, Resting and Peak Week!

I must admit that the last few weeks have been a bit of a running blur.  I’ve been doing my best trying to balance racing and recovery all the while continue training for NYC which is now less than 4 weeks away!  My recent half marathon and 5K were incredible experiences and I guess I’ve just been floating along on

The week AFTER the Marathon
The week AFTER the Marathon

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

When is it “OK” to quit?

Do you ever those days when you just want to STOP running (or whatever your form of exercise is) and just call it quits?  I do not have those days often but when I do I can usually talk myself into finishing.  Not this time… A few days ago I had another tempo run.  It did NOT go as planned.  Basically,

8 Weeks Ago…
8 Weeks Ago…

8 Weeks ago I stepped on a treadmill for an easy 5 mile recovery run. I had just come off of a great workout (12 miles faster than marathon goal pace) and was feeling like I was finally ready for Boston. I was so close I could taste it! 8 weeks seems like forever ago. Over the past 8 weeks

The Plan
The Plan

Yes, this is my CRAZY training plan. In case you are wondering what a 10 week marathon training schedule, following a c-section looks like this is it. I have absolutely NO IDEA if this is possible or how much “muscle memory” my body will have when I start back up. Well, not much to report in the in the running

10K coming soon…
10K coming soon…

This past weekend we went bowling with some friends. We’re not very good but we had a great time!As a runner it is definitely necessary to take 1 or 2 days off a week. I pushed myself in training pretty hard last week since I have a race this weekend so I am easing up a bit now. Today and