Race Recap: 2013 Marine Corps Marathon

Here goes nothing. It’s my long overdue 2013 Marine Corps Marathon race recap! When I woke up to my alarm the morning of 2013 Marine Corps Marathon, I was excited, but I felt a nervous pit in my stomach that I had not felt in a long time.  I quickly grabbed my race gear and tried my best not to wake up Cora and Jake (oh the joys of staying in a hotel before a race).  Within a few minutes I {Read More}

How was your year of running?

Every year Miss Zippy poses the question, how was your year of running? Today, I am joining the link up to share my favorite parts of 2013. Best race experience? 2013 was a really special year of running for me. I completed my first marathon and took ten minutes off my half marathon PR but my BEST race experience was Hood to Coast. Running with Team Lemonade for Nuun Hydration was one of those once in a lifetime experiences that {Read More}

Three Things Thursday: Halloween Edition

Since things are a little quiet around here this week, I thought I would get you up to speed with a short Three Things Thursday Halloween Edition post! 1.)  Why so quite you ask?  Well, I completed MY FIRST MARATHON on Sunday at the Marine Corps Marathon in DC!  It was such an amazing experience and I am having a hard time putting it all into words so hang tight for my race novel recap.  Honestly, I am recovering a {Read More}

Marathon Training: Week 12

Week 12 is in the books!  Just a few weeks left until the big day! MON:  Rest TUES:  3 Miles WED:  Rest THURS:  Cora’s Birthday!  No running happened… Cupcakes did!  🙂 FRI: 6 Miles SAT: Rest SUN: 20 Miles This week was definitely a confidence booster headed into Marine Corps Marathon.  I ran my very first twenty miler.  For me, getting over the mental hurdle of running twenty miles was HUGE. Hurdle #1:  Getting out the door.  The support from {Read More}

Marathon Training: Week 11

Okay, so if you follow this blog closely, you might have realized that there were no weekly training logs for Week 8, 9, or 10.  Hood to Coast hit and I will blame that for my lack of weekly marathon updates.  Don’t worry, I didn’t take three weeks off… I just had a very busy couple of weeks racing! Week #8 of training included the epic Hood to Coast relay with Nuun Hydration. Week #9 of training was spent running {Read More}

Lessons from Marathon Training: Part 1

Instead of My Lessons from Marathon Training, this post should actually be called: Here’s my list so far…. Remember, I am only on training Week #6 here folks! 1.  You have no problem going to bed in compression gear.  So sexy. 2.  You will change your outfits to accommodate compression.  Forget just wearing it to bed, wear it everywhere.  Maxi dresses are still “in” right? 3. Plan strategic locations where you can use a bathroom.  No one wants to see {Read More}