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!
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
I ran everywhere as a young child prior to schooling…and was always told “Katherine, stop running!” Eventually, I did just that. After repeatedly being reprimanded and placed into ‘Time Out’ for doing what I naturally wanted to do, I stopped running. I stopped everything else for the most part too, activity based. In elementary school […]Read More Letting go of marathoning
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
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
“The quality of your breath will tell you exactly what you need to know about your interior state.” ~Erin Taylor, Founder of JASYOGA Continuing on my vacation which started ending Week 4 of Chicago Marathon Training I felt like the added rest I was going to get would equal me having killer runs in Week […]Read More Week 5 Chicago Marathon Training: Surviving the climb
Head in hands. Last week I started strong, hit a bump and tossed myself right the hell off the wagon. It even nagged at me while I was doing it, or rather, not doing it. But it’s over, the days are passed and there’s no getting them back. Not worth crying over spilt milk as […]Read More Chicago Marathon Training: Week 3 – I Triple Dog Dare You
The focus of this week (according to my plan) is to develop new habits. Building stamina and proper pacing on workout days. My last post for Week 1, I had mentioned on my hill repeat day how hard it was to gauge pace going uphill to hit the goal pace for the workout. I had […]Read More Chicago Marathon Training: Week 2 (Explitives) WANT it MORE than you don’t.
The good. The bad. And the WTF. Here I go again. Marathon #3’s training is underway. The first thing anyone ever asks me is…Are you running Boston? I love the Boston Marathon, but there is so much more to marathons than just Boston. Even if it is the marathon of all marathons. The second question […]Read More Chicago Marathon Training – Week 1 (Oh yeah!)
*Expletive Alert* Oh it’s such a gray area. You know the area, the area of where ability and self-doubt meet. It’s an area that’s also a moving target. Some days the self-doubt is less and believing in my ability is strong…the”ok, let’s do it!” attitude. Then…and then… there’s I didn’t think I could do it […]Read More 50 Shades of Self Doubt. When being realistic isn’t realistic.