Feeling Hopeful Again

I’m kind of at a weird place in time training-wise because we have only three weeks in between two halfs. Neither of us has done that before, although I know there are tons of people who do this routinely. My goal is to keep my weekly mileage up (upper 30s to low 40s) and get […]

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 […]

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. […]

Scioto Miles Spring Training Series Part Two Recap

Same distance, two weeks later, different route. The other (minor? major?) difference was that I had run 10 miles the day before. Should be interesting. The girls and I went out to dinner the night before with my sister at an amazing Italian place–Nicola Restaurant and Bar–the owners of which she knows. If you’re local, […]