Before I get into things I need to brag a little. I had one of the most productive weekends at home on record. This productivity included cleaning out my drawers and closet, the top and floor of it as well, filling documents, paying bills and vacuuming the entire house while moving furniture around. I’m not… Continue reading November Yoga Challenge
In order to become a more well-rounded runner and athlete, while working to speed up my half-marathon time, I’ve been doing a lot of cross training. Over the last few weeks I’ve upped my yoga practice from once to twice a week. Fortunately for me (and my bank account) I have access to free yoga… Continue reading The Flopping Yogi
Aside from the fact that life has been obscenely busy as of late, I really have no solid excuse for not writing my recap on the Richmond Marathon a few weeks ago. It took me days to figure out how I wanted to attack this as it didn’t feel right to throw down a lengthy… Continue reading The Richmond Marathon
And nervousScaredIntimidatedStressedFlustered… I think ya’ll see what I’m getting at. This is it. The weekend I’ve been training for for months. Every long run, popped blister, agitated IT band, obscene amount of calories, has prepared me for the Hinson Lake 24 Hour Ultra. Only, I don’t feel so prepared. The last two weeks of training… Continue reading I’m Ultra excited..
I think I’m eternally sore. Seriously, I don’t honestly remember the last time I was completely pain-free. As runners, we actually enjoy pain and choose to participate in an activity that causes physical discomfort. Regularly. Most days I enjoy the pain. It’s a sign of real progress and confirmation that my training is paying off. Last night, however,… Continue reading Confessions of a Monogrammed Runner… Part Three
I am a runner. I race distances from 5K to Ultramarathon. I win age groups. I win medals. I train. Hard. I can remember the first time I went out in college and actually enjoyed a run for the sheer fact that I enjoyed being active and being absolutely drenched in sweat. However, to be… Continue reading What Defines a Real Runner?
Last night’s track workout went exceptionally well. Based on the workout I was planning to do, I should have been running my 200s at just barely sub 9 (it was a half marathon PR specific workout) but upon getting out there, it just felt WAY too slow. My 12x200m wound up being at 7:17 with… Continue reading Race Registrations and Celebrity Interactions