Taper Week and Something Exciting

Tapering this week for the Emerald City Half on Sunday. Here’s how my week went: Monday: 4 hot and hilly miles with Ryan after work. Followed by a glass of wine (or two) with Kelly. Guess which was the best part? Tuesday: First day back to school! I know everyone says this, but I feel […]

Scioto Miles 10-Miler Race Recap

We are big fans of races put on by our local Fleet Feet Sports store in Columbus. Always well-organized, they have a “big enough” but not that insanely crowded, claustrophobic feel. Plus they have another race series they put on in late winter/early spring. 45 degrees? Sign me up, I’m all over that business. This […]

Wrapping Up the Summer of the 5K

Can’t say I didn’t follow through with running as many shorter races as possible! Too bad we couldn’t do a couple of 10s–those were hard to find this summer. But it was fun, and mostly relaxed, which I mentally needed. Now I’m starting to feel ready to focus, and more than ready for some fall […]

Running Update

I always have such good intentions…. But things got a little busy–a couple of peak mileage weeks, kids, work, vacation (yay!). Therefore, I’m a couple of weeks behind on the blog. But since vacation this time around includes many hours in the car–which really gives me no excuse–I’m determined to catch up! Although it’s a […]

My Week in Running and a 5K Debut

This week’s runs: Monday: 12 easy pace treadmill miles. Wasn’t planning on this, but I got out of work early and it’s such a great feeling to have your long run done for the week (in my opinion). Usually I dread running after work because I’ve been up since before 5am and I’m tired, but […]

Training Update

What I’ve been up to running-wise: Right now I’m five weeks in (I guess that puts me at the halfway mark) to my training for the Emerald City Half. I’m not really looking at this as a goal race, instead I am going with the “let’s just see what happens” mentality. I’m roughly following a […]

A Run With the Amish

A recap of the Holmes County Trail Road Apple 5K 5Ks are not a dime a dozen where we live; we’ve had to do a little bit of looking in order to find them. We came across this one up in Amish country and thought, why not? Although the 4:30am wake up call for a […]

Summer Running Plans

Since my bummer race at Cap City, I’ve come to the conclusion that I’ve been putting too much pressure on myself and getting way too caught up in trying to PR everything I run. Like to the point of ridiculousness. I’m all about pushing myself but I’m beginning to wonder whether this is really realistic? […]

Cap City Half Marathon Recap

Spoiler alert: I’m probably going to use up my profanity quota on this one. Sorry. I need to get this recap written and then forget about it. Don’t particularly want to relive this mile-by-mile, so here’s the short version: Ryan and I at the start. This was right after he sized up the people around […]

Brittany’s 5K Race Recap

Today we have a special guest post from Anna, age 11, who just ran her first official 5K! So without further ado…. Hi, I’m Anna, Susan’s daughter. On May 31, 2014 my mom and I ran a 5K for the Williams Syndrome Association. The day before the race my mom surprised me with new outfits. […]