***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
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
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
You’ve likely heard the quote, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” ~Theodore Roosevelt. Believe it or not, you’ve likely fallen victim to everything it stands for. It applies in any aspect of life. Country to country. Person to person. And in this case…me. In certain circumstances, it is hard to do and not feel like […]Read More Week 17 Chicago Marathon Training: Comparison is the Thief of Joy
Oh boy. Nearing the end of training. Yahoo!!! I’m beginning to get excited. Just a little (insert wink). Excited to pack and travel and see all new things. Excited to experience something as amazing and stupefying as a marathon for the third time. Training since June, although lack luster, there have been many a sacrifice […]Read More Week 16 Chicago Marathon Training: Nearing the end!
On a deeper note, life’s ripples are beginning to weaken. There is still much change ahead, yet the waves of disorder are waning. With this enlightenment I am finding stable ground to root myself in again… The past couple of weeks have provided some cooler temps, which made for wonderful running (especially on LSD days). […]Read More Week 15 Chicago Marathon Training
As I’ve said in the past couple blogs working through life and trying to navigate my way to the Chicago Marathon finish line, is tough. Life and training have not been balanced as I would like and this week marks some fresh life to training. Even with my LSD opportunities dwindling, stacking my weekday runs gives […]Read More Week 14 Chicago Marathon Training: Runners High
The end is nearing and it’s crazy! I wish I had a couple of extra weeks to get those missed long runs in. Time isn’t negotiable. I might not like it, but it’s the way it is. Focusing on the NOW and what I can still do ultimately will make the difference of how I […]Read More Week 13 Chicago Marathon Training: Committing to Plan B