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!
***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!
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
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
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
Oh summer running. You make me question why I love running, especially when every breath feels like inhaling soup. Humidity. Sucks. Mostly the runs have been good, just tough breathing wise. The pace has been steadily slow and even then the effort seemed tough and had to slow down even more to allow “recovery” aka […]Read More Week 7 Chicago Marathon Training: Embrace the Tough Runs
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.