Training season is back people. I'm not going to lie, I've missed it. Maybe it's my personality type (enneagram 2w3; ESFJ, Blue) but I love structure and having a goal. I love a checklist type plan that I can cross off as I complete it. I love a big shiny medal at the end saying… Continue reading Half Marathon Training Begins!
I'm sorry. I've been pretty quiet on here for the past few weeks. I didn't send Christmas cards. I didn't go caroling or sign up for bell ringing with the Salvation Army. But you know what I did? I rested. I enjoyed my family. I cuddled up on the couch and baked cookies with my… Continue reading New year, new goals
A very, very, VERY novice runners guide to training and running your first marathon. First, GO YOU. Seriously, I know you're terrified that you've accepted the challenge, registered, verbally committed, etc. If you're like me, the decision was made a year in advance so I had a WHOLE YEAR to worry and panic :). Second,… Continue reading So you want to train for a marathon…
I'll be honest. I've been struggling to find joy lately. The post marathon blues are real. I feel like a loser because it's taking my body a while to get back into my base running shape. I miss my son at college and can't wait for him to come home for the holidays, but I… Continue reading Joy
First, this is hilarious. And I promise, someday I'll stop talking about the marathon... but, it's time to talk recovery. I read several articles about what to do in recovery. How your body reacts after you ask it to run 26.2 miles. How you go through a bit of a let down. How it's much… Continue reading Recovery
I'm not sure how long it will take to process last weekend and all the ways God moved mountains to get us to a place of victory. New epiphanies come daily and as the devil tries to distract us with the normal day-to-day-stresses that never seem to cease, God reminds us of just how much… Continue reading 26.2
It's all come down to this week. Week 17. The one that we've been dreading. The one that has loomed on our calendars for months. Click here to go back and read week 1! Week 17: Monday: Rest--if there were an Olympic event for this, we would so totally win. Tuesday: 4 miles in 42m, 30s… Continue reading Marathon Training Blog, Week 17