Whoops, I seemed to have missed the last couple of weekend's long runs. Here's a brief recap: 1/23/16 - I did the Run Free virtual half-marathon in the PureConnect 4s. 1/24 was a 5-mile recovery run, in the Kinvara 5. 1/25 - 1/29/16 I did another virtual challenge - 5 5ks in 5 days. 1/30/16 - … Continue reading 13.1, 5, 10k, 10k, 10 miles, and 10k
If there's one thing I can always talk about, it's running shoes! My number 1 is, and will always be the Brooks PureFlow 2. I don't even want to think about how much money I've spent trying to find a replacement since they got discontinued. I've gone through 5 pairs of the PF2, and even … Continue reading The Friday Five – Running Shoes!!
Happy Tuesday! Here's how last week finished out: I failed on my 18-miler Saturday. I procrastinated too long and didn't get out the door until after 10am. It was already 90 degrees! I made it about 5 miles before my head started pounding and my stomach began cramping up (and not my usual tummy issues), … Continue reading Last Week’s Training and (more) New Shoes
I don't know why WP hates me so much. I haven't been able to log into my blog for over 2 weeks. Luckily, when I just went in to approve a comment I was able to get in. Whatever... So, Saturday is the big day! I received the final instructions for race day from the … Continue reading 3 More Sleeps til Marathon!
I can honestly say that I'm ready for the marathon!! Especially after Saturday's 22(.81) mile long run! Did you hear that?! I ran almost 23 miles!!! And it didn't suck!! Switching my long runs to Saturday, and using :30/:30 run/walk intervals have made all the difference. And I also bought a(nother) new pair of shoes … Continue reading Marathon Training – Weeks 14 and 15
Let me get the whining right out of the way... The shoes are no good. Yes, they fit perfect and are very comfortable. Until I ran in them. Instead of trying to explain what it is about them, let me just say that I'm back to searching for an everyday, light-weight, minimal yet cushion-y running … Continue reading Shoe Search Continues…
Yesterday morning when I took Lucy for her walk I slipped and fell on the ice, and in doing so I cracked my head against the curb. I didn't really think much about it at the time- I was more embarrassed about someone seeing me. I got right back up and continued on with my … Continue reading Run Streak Ruined, Concussion, and New Shoes
I mentioned yesterday that I'm on the hunt to find a new pair of PureFlow 2s and guess what?! Yep, I found some today! I don't know why I hadn't thought of checking the "Big Kids" sizes before now because not only was I able to get them in this awesome bright yellow color, but … Continue reading New Shoes! #writeandrun31 Day 9
Hope everyone had a nice weekend. I took it easy on Saturday- caught up on my DVR'd shows from the week, and then spent a few hours in the kitchen, making a couple of my regular recipes (Black Bean and Sriracha Pasta, and BBQ Black Bean and Quinoa burgers), and testing out a couple new … Continue reading Meatless Monday – Fiesta Corn (and a C25k update!)
This week didn't start out so great - I missed my easy/recovery run on Monday, and was home sick on Tuesday. I did get in 7.5 miles with Lucy those 2 days though. The rest of the week went as planned, and my long run today was great! No tummy issues, and the weather outside … Continue reading Week 8 HM Training Recap