What a harsh year was 2016. It was intense, dense, complicated. I'm so glad it is in the past and that now 2017 is here, finally. I made it! We made it! I planned on writing a 2016 recap so many times, but my months of November and December were insane (rightfully so, or else 2016 wouldn't have … Continue reading Purging mode: out with the old, in with the new year.
It's December 14th and I have no idea how the heck it's December already. Quite frankly, I know exactly how: it's because it's the end of the year and in the real adult life I have a really busy job (that I love). This whole post, in fact, is a collage of small drafts I … Continue reading There’s December. Deep breaths, deep breaths…
I thought I was in a good place with my decision to not run the Harrisburg Marathon. The path was clear: defer the registration to 2017 and just not race a Fall 2016 marathon. Over the past few days I went from thinking I was in a good place to knowing it for sure, deep … Continue reading Running the Harrisburg Marathon in a relay team and what it really means.
Breathe in. 3 strides. Breathe out. 2 strides. Inhale while one, two, three, exhale while four, five. Repeat. This automatic count to 5 is what allows me to often meditate or reflect upon so many different things while running. The rhythm becomes such that it allows me to go around and around on my thoughts or on nothing, … Continue reading One step back, two steps forward. And about that BQ goal.
Des Moines, IA is the new home of one of my best friends and previous running partner from last summer. Once she announced she'd be moving there, I did what any friend/runner would logically do and researched for the hometown race, registered for it and booked travels. It was February when I registered for the IMT Des Moines … Continue reading I still got this. And needed Iowa to figure it out.
I remember when Kara Goucher made the announcement that she was racing the NYC Marathon back in 2014. It was big news for me because I am a huge fan of Kara (duh, who isn't) and it was also pretty awesome because months before I had a chance to see her at the Rock'n'Roll Philly … Continue reading Waking up from a bad dream
For a variety of different reasons, runners often make the decision to tackle 26.2 miles (or 42km if you prefer metric!). Some people do it because it seems bold. Some others do it to be brave. So many different motivations behind it. I did it because I wanted to prove to myself I could do … Continue reading What marathon training truly taught me