Chicago Marathon Training

Today begins the 2nd week of my training for the Chicago Marathon. What happened to the 1st week? Well… due to traveling back from Europe, insane jetlag, and tiredness… I took the entire 1st week off. That may sound like a weird thing to do when training for a marathon, but for me, it wasContinue reading “Chicago Marathon Training”

Life After Colfax

My race photos are in!!!! This one is pretty good. I look unbelievably tired, but I think this was taken at like Mile 21 or 22. Oh, and they caught the high-5 between Dan and I at the end. Colfax is done… so what now? Well, I don’t really have the post-race blues. I didn’tContinue reading “Life After Colfax”

Colfax Marathon Race Recap

There is a such thing as race magic, where you go out there and everything is just right. You just know from the moment the race starts that you can conquer the whole world and do exactly what you set out to do. Usually that’s because of a combination of preparation, race conditions, and timing.Continue reading “Colfax Marathon Race Recap”

Rocky Mountain High!

Alright!! So here it is, I am leaving today for Denver!! Frank and I will be staying with our good friend, Scott, in Boulder, which is about 40 minutes away from the starting line. I am definitely excited to go… although I don’t think Elly shares that excitement. I did my last few runs, includingContinue reading “Rocky Mountain High!”

Colfax Marathon Goals

It is time to talk goals. The Colfax Marathon is this Sunday. I do not know what wave I am in, but the marathon is not too big and the race starts at 6:00 am, so I should be on the course pretty early. The weather is supposed to be ideal for a marathon. HopefullyContinue reading “Colfax Marathon Goals”

Colfax Training Week 17: The Countdown is On!

Well… I made it! It is officially race week. I have finished the 2nd week of my taper and I head into the last few days of preparation before I leave for Denver on Thursday. I feel a lot of different emotions including excitement and fear, but, most of all, I’m just happy that IContinue reading “Colfax Training Week 17: The Countdown is On!”

Colfax Training Week 16: Taper Week 1 = DONE!

Happy Monday! Congrats to everyone that raced this weekend! I won’t give it away, but I saw on Instagram that a BUNCH of PR’s fell. Great job!! I am now in the second week of my taper… and I am just terrible at this. Not only did I skip a run last week for noContinue reading “Colfax Training Week 16: Taper Week 1 = DONE!”

Thinking Out Loud: The Taper Crazies

Let the taper crazies commence. Today I will be linking up with Thinking Out Loud. I am going to talk a little about my thoughts (mostly anxieties) heading into my first marathon. Those of you who have run marathons, feel free to chime in and tell me that this is normal (or not). In fact…Continue reading “Thinking Out Loud: The Taper Crazies”

Colfax Marathon Training Week 14

Thanks everyone who listened to my complaining last week and gave me encouraging words as I was heading into a race week. I spent a lot of my training unsure if maybe something was wrong with my legs or if I was on the verge of an injury. I am still having the extreme soreness,Continue reading “Colfax Marathon Training Week 14”

Colfax Training Week 13: Not the best week

Well… not all weeks are great and that’s ok! And this week was super NOT great. I was tired, I struggled to hit my paces and mileages, and I was just feeling a little over trained. So, I did what you do when your body is saying “I’ve had enough”. I backed off. I cutContinue reading “Colfax Training Week 13: Not the best week”