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 … [Continue reading]

Five Favorites Friday-Birthday Edition


My birthday was last Monday and  I have been lucky enough to drag out the celebration for the last week.    This week's Five Favorite's Friday are all items that I received from my incredible family and friends for my birthday. 1) Band of Horses … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

Making Friends with the Beast


This was a small confidence boosting week.   My Achilles feels so much better, not perfect, but I feel confident I am on the mend! Emerald City 1/2 Marathon Training Week 2 …. Sunday – Run/walk 5 miles with Jane Monday-Elliptical 40 mins-Workout … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

Emerald City Half Training-Wk 1

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A long overdue post from me... We are 10 weeks away from the Emerald City Half and I couldn't wait to start training. I have two training plans to choose from, an intermediate plan from Runner's World Big Book of Marathon and Half Marathon … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]