Wow… it has been a long time since I raced. I was hurt in September last year, which put an early end to my fall season. Luckily I am back, healthy, and back racing! On Sunday, I ran the A1A Half Marathon in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I had intended to PR and was even shootingContinue reading “A1A Half Marathon Race Recap!!”
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Colfax Week 5: Racing, Fun, and Travel!!
Another week gone… another week closer to the Colfax Marathon! This week was a great effort. I kept to my training even while traveling to Fort Lauderdale, AND I raced a half marathon. Now that the A1A half is finished, I feel like the marathon grind is in full gear, and I’ve gotta say, IContinue reading “Colfax Week 5: Racing, Fun, and Travel!!”
Made it to south Florida!
I made it to Florida! The way here was certainly not easy! My flight was cancelled and I was forced to change my entire itinerary. I didn’t make it home until about 11:30 pm, but after a good night’s rest, it seemed pretty worth it. It is nice to have some warmer weather AND IContinue reading “Made it to south Florida!”
A1A Half Marathon Goals
One week from today, I’ll be heading down to South Florida for some warm weather, family time, AND to run the A1A Half Marathon. Although I have been focusing on my training for the Colfax Marathon in May, I think it might be time to talk a little about my goals and expectations about thisContinue reading “A1A Half Marathon Goals”
Colfax Marathon Week 2: Kickin’ Butt!!
Week two of my Colfax Marathon training cycle is over, and I only have 110 days to get myself ready! I know that sounds like a long time… but it’s not. However, it will be more than enough time if every week goes as well as this week did. Basically, mostly everything went right. IContinue reading “Colfax Marathon Week 2: Kickin’ Butt!!”
Colfax Training Week 1: Strong Start
I finished my first week of training for the Colfax Marathon, and things went great, despite the rather frigid temperatures and icy conditions. I took it slow, but getting back to higher mileage feels good. A few of my friends in Manhattan have been training with me and holding me accountable to my mileage asContinue reading “Colfax Training Week 1: Strong Start”
Gone with the old and in with 2016!
Hey everyone! I hope you all had a fun and safe holiday with your family. I have been gone for quite a while and I missed the running community a lot. I am back in Kansas again (finally!) after traveling pretty much all over our hemisphere. After Utah I left for Virginia for a weekContinue reading “Gone with the old and in with 2016!”
Two weeks of great training
I know that I did not post a recap of my training last week, so I’ll go ahead and add it to this one. These past two weeks have been wonderful! I’ve finally gotten back to consistent running and without ankle pain. I certainly wouldn’t call it 100%, since I doubt I could run onContinue reading “Two weeks of great training”
Even though I have been nursing my ankle injury, my 2016 racing schedule is starting to fill up! Luckily, I seem to be doing a lot better, and started running 2-3 miles at a time this past week without pain. Next week marks the official start of my training for the A1A Half Marathon, andContinue reading “Weekend Update!”
When Marathons Don’t Happen
On October 11, I was supposed to become a marathon runner. I was supposed to cross that finish line and be spending this week feeling sore and triumphant. Unfortunately, it didn’t really happen that way. I spent most of the day looking at my phone, checking Instagram and wishing that I were there. However, asContinue reading “When Marathons Don’t Happen”