When I plan my long runs, I pick locations where there's a potty station every two miles to mimic a race course as closely as possible. With my hour bladder, there are other benefits to having restrooms along my path. Two of my sisters and one of my daughters are runners. I have heard STELLAR … Continue reading Silly Walks
Guess who ran HAPPY in the really low humidity on Saturday? This girl! Guess who WALKED up the short, albeit steep AF hill behind me? This girl! Guess who was SUPER glad to be outside on a beautiful morning? This girl! Guess who felt SUCCESSFUL for the first time during this training segment? This … Continue reading Happy Running
Today I begin "official" training for my very first half marathon! EEP! I'm a bit nervous about beginning. I hope my ankle holds up. I hope my plantar fasciitis doesn't flair up. I hope I don't die from heat exhaustion in the crazy humidity. I hope to be able to complete it. It's nice … Continue reading And We Begin!!!!
I've mentioned a number of times that recovery weeks are difficult for me. They're mentally exhausting. I don't sit well. I don't "do nothing" well. My recovery weeks typically consist of lots of walking and lots of yoga. You know, enough to keep the old body moving and flexible with as little impact as possible. … Continue reading Week 4 – Recovery
Can I get a collective DEEP SIGH!? I survived another week of half marathon training! Whoo Hoo! Three weeks down. Nine weeks to go. And best of all....this coming up week is my RECOVERY WEEK!!! Recovery week. I get to give my legs a break! This past week has been so hard. Monday: Hill repeats. … Continue reading Three Weeks Strong
Week two has been a helluva week. Filled with strength, melt downs, pulling it together, a few more melt downs, confidence issues, and basically blood, sweat, and tears. Why is training so hard? Towards the end of my long run last week my knee started aching again. The same knee that began the achy thing … Continue reading Done Ditty Done Done Done – Week 2
In an effort to improve my skills, I embarked upon the task of trying to find a running group in my area. I've been told that it's helpful to be a part of a running group where you have the moral support of other runners. I've always been a solo runner because I'm slow. Most … Continue reading Lone Wolf