Today is the day all 2018 Chicago Marathon non-guaranteed applicants are notified as to whether or not they’ve been accepted. Needless to say, I was a bit excited last night upon trying to fall asleep. This is my Goal 5 for 2018 per my previous post. Last year, I received an email in the wee-early […]Read More It’s Official! Goal 5 Is On!
Being in New England, Winter has gifted us (sarcasm) with our first sufficient snowfall to dabble in some snowshoeing. At first I was quite somber seeing the snowflakes fall. Winter really is my least favorite time of the year and snow–my nemesis. No joke. I hate driving in it. I hate shoveling it. I don’t […]Read More Dabbling in My Goal 2!
***Warning: Explicits*** I have fallen into a fantastic routine of hitting the track on Tuesdays (Track Tuesday). Having my planned workout, scheduled time to shop up, and the opportunity for friends to join has been a great way for me to get it done. Even if it usually means I’m there alone. I’m there and […]Read More Show up for yourself!
A few weeks have passed and it’s time to give you the fill on what’s been happening in my quest to conquer my Goal A…the 5K PR! Speed work is simply one of my favorite things to do. I enjoy it. I love getting to the track with a set workout in mind and not […]Read More A Starting Line | Tackling Goal A
Oooohh-La-La. I found this hearty soup recipe in my Runner’s World Meals on the Run book (Edited by Joanna Sayago Golub). A fantastic collection of recipes that are ready in 30 minutes or less and are packed full of high-energy foods. This Chunky Tomato-Beef Soup is a gotta-have for a post exercise meal or recovery […]Read More Chunky Tomato-Beef Soup
First of all, I have revamped the look of my site and I hope you like it! Please feel free to give me some feedback good or gently bad. Gear up for a long post giving an overview of what’s to come as far as activity and training. ***EXPLICITS AHEAD*** This week marks the beginning […]Read More The Beginning of a New Phase | Goal Structuring
I’m attempting to NOT run marathons for a little while (I did put in my application today to try to get into 2018 Chicago Marathon with non-guaranteed entry–Oops). I’m changing lanes as they say and have begun the process of working on regaining speed for my 5K and 10K distance and perhaps my half marathon […]Read More Changing Lanes
The last year has been a whirlwind. More specifically, the last 2 months have caused an implosion of sorts. (Much about that in previous posts). Causing me to take a step back and “re-value” my time. Now, to clarify, I’m not talking about bringing ‘balance’ to my life. I feel like life has felt pretty […]Read More Learning How To Re-Value My Life
You’ve probably heard about sitting being bad for you. There has been talk about it in magazines, news and talk shows. We already know inactivity can cause more junk to store in the trunk. But have you ever REALLY thought about how sitting immediately effects your body?Read More What really happens when you spend too much time sitting.
Training is easy. Life is hard. Sometimes both together seem impossible. Over the past two months I have shared of loss of a loved one in the midst of training. Followed by the rapid decline of another loved one. Only days before we leave for Chicago, our loved one has left us on his journey […]Read More Week 18 Chicago Marathon Training | A Marathon and Another Funeral