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
Sometimes I forget how we used to look... how we used to feel... how tiring it was just to walk up the stairs or bend over and pick up something off the floor. But when these people pop up, it all comes back to me. Here's the thing... no matter how we look or how… Continue reading How far we’ve come…
This question keeps running through my head as I run. In the early mornings, before the sun breaks over the horizon, when we're pounding the pavement and the only sound is our breaths and an occasional passing car, I hear the words. Do I make you proud? I only have one memory of my dad… Continue reading Do I make you proud?
Does anyone else love scrolling through the "Memories" posts on Facebook? It's usually how I start every morning and love seeing what we did as a family years ago. 2 years ago yesterday on June 20, 2016, my husband and I decided to go hiking. For the first time. One kid was at camp and… Continue reading It’s all an adventure . . .