I hear people say, “running must be easy for you.” Let me let you in on a little secret from every runner on the entire planet: Running is not “easy”. For anyone. If it were easy, everyone would do it. Sitting on the couch is easy. Netflix binging is easy. Eating a pint of ice… Continue reading “No one said it would be easy, but they said it would be worth it.”
You may think I always cook in my spotless kitchen, while wearing a silk dress and heels, in full hair and makeup, posing just like this because it's so natural 😂. But you would be wrong. So very wrong. I had to have my husband snap this picture of me while we were out and… Continue reading Expectation versus reality
On Saturday, we ran in the Derby Mini Marathon in Louisville, Kentucky for the 3rd year in a row! On Friday night we headed to the Expo... When you're in your late 30's/early 40's, a "date" happens when you both get to be in the car together without kids :). I don't like to talk… Continue reading Well, that was fun!
If you didn’t know me, you might look at me and assume I have it all together. You might assume I am healthy. You might assume I have, and have always had an easy life. If you only knew me from things I post on social media, you might know my husband and I are… Continue reading If you didn’t know me . . .
Dear girl at the gym at 5:30 am on a weekday, Good for you! I'm so glad to see you here! Congratulations on making a healthy decision for yourself this morning! I know just how hard it is to drag yourself out of bed this early. Your brand-new Nike shorts are super cute, but you… Continue reading Gym Observations in January
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