What’s Next

Kelly and I had an AMAZING time in Santa Fe. Spoiler alert: We raced at altitude and did not die! The recap of our weekend and our race will be coming soon. Race recaps are always the hardest posts for me to write. Why is that? Anyway, just a quick update as to my week: […]

Five Favorites Friday–3rd Ed.

A few favorites and some randomness from my week. 1) Taper week. Well, whether that’s truly a favorite is debatable. Anyway, here’s what I ran this week: Monday: 6 miles of hills after work with Ryan. And some arguing over whose great idea this was. Tuesday: 4 treadmill miles Wednesday: 6 treadmill miles Thursday: 4 […]

I’ve Been Waiting for You, September

As I’m writing this, the AC is off and my windows are open! This weekend’s weather was PERFECT in Ohio. I love the anticipation of heading into my absolute favorite time of year, for so many reasons. Let’s talk this week in running first: Monday: 8 treadmill miles Tuesday: 6 treadmill miles Wednesday: 8 treadmill […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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? […]