2014 Goals

It’s January!?!? Please tell me I’m not the only one who feels like the last two months flew by. I last wrote something for our blog in early November. Geesh. How is it it felt like I had more time while in the middle of marathon training than I have had the past two months? […]

Back to Reality…

So what has happened over the last month and a half since I have posted? A Whole Lot of Travel DC Watched four of my favorite people run the Marine Corp Marathon. Hawaii We spent three nights in Hawaii relaxing and enjoying the sunshine. We stayed at the Hyatt Waikiki and loved spending time on […]

Hello, Taper!

And here I am….having arrived safely and intact at the taper. I can’t believe it’s here already. Love it or hate it–I’m not yet sure how I’m going to feel about it this time around. This is hands down, without a doubt the hardest training cycle I’ve ever completed. My body is TIRED. My mind […]

One. Month. No Pressure.

(insert scream here) Hmmm. Maybe a little bit of pressure. Things are getting real now. Seriously though, just a little more hard work to do, then I’ll be ready! So here’s marathon training week 13: Monday: Hill repeats. I have actually grown to not hate them. I mean, I’m not going to get all crazy […]

What I Ate Wednesday….

How have we been blogging for over a year and are just connecting with Jenn at Peas and Crayons? So here is our first official WIAW post… Breakfast.. La Tortilla Factory 50 calorie mini tortilla topped with refried beans, 3 egg whites and green chilies. Low calorie and delicious. Lunch… A business lunch with client […]

Healthy Eating for the Endurance Athlete Seminar

Fleet Feet Sports and Whole Foods Market teamed up to offer their customers this great seminar. The evening started out with a presentation from Steven Devor, Ph.D., a Performance Physiologist Specialist. He talked about the best way to fuel your body to perform well as an endurance athlete. He stressed the importance of carbohydrates to […]

Food, Glorious Food

This quote is so true! I have always said that exercise is my drug of choice. Without it for the last two+ weeks I have found myself eating without worrying about the lack of calories I am burning. At least the high calorie foods I have been consuming have been delicious and worth every calorie! […]

Keeping Calm and Running On

Actually it’s 60-something days now. Yikes. Can’t ever say the MCM marketing people don’t have ways of getting you scared excited! Another drop-back week for me. I’m running this half this weekend. Honestly when I signed up for it, I was intending to run it as a “faster” training run–somewhere in the mid to upper […]

Reality Bites-MCM training update

By the time I had my MRI, my knee was starting to feel so much better and I had self diagnosed myself (thank you Google) as having a meniscus tear that was healing on its own. I was searching for an easier marathon training program that would I allow me to still run the marathon […]

Getting Out of My Rut

After last week’s coming-off-a-so-so-race/wondering-why-I-signed-up-for-this-and-how-will-I-fit-it-all-in-panic/general-blah-mood, I’m determined to shake it all off and start fresh. This week is a big running week, so I ought to have plenty of opportunities to fix that. Monday–otherwise known as The Day That Ryan Tried to Kill Me: Hill repeats. I really do not like having harder runs hanging over […]