Marathon training: 17 down, 1 to go!

Well, it’s 1 week and 1 day until I’m at the starting line of the Dallas Marathon! I’m excited and freaking out, just a little. The forecast is a little scary. It’s Texas though, so it can change 10 times before then. I do need to prepare mentally for this forecast, just in case. Race […]

Marathon training: 16 down, 2 to go

When I started this series of recaps week 16 seemed so far away. Now it’s here and week 18 is closing in on me fast! Some observations from the last 16 weeks: Need a better nutrition plan next time. (did I just type that????) Will be spending December and January getting these 4-5 pounds off. […]

My aha moment

It’s great when something finally hits home. AHA Moment: a moment of sudden realization, inspiration, insight, recognition, or comprehension I’ve been running for 2 years now. I’ve been almost in constant training for a race or just to improve my speed or build on distance. There’s been times when I wasn’t but not for long. I […]

Marathon training: 15 down, 3 to go

Exactly 3 weeks from today I’ll be running the Metro PCS Dallas Marathon! This week’s little cold spell has me thinking about race day weather. I tend to over dress for races and that is definitely not something I want to do for 26.2 miles. I am a planner and a little OCD about it. […]

Marathon training: 13 down, 5 to go

Is it just me or is this year flying by?? Time needs to slow down. I’m a day later than normal with this post, but my long run wasn’t until this morning and I wanted that included. Training this week: Sunday: Gym day (stair master and weights) Monday: Rest day Tuesday: 2.91 miles, 10:58 pace […]

Marathon training: 10 down, 8 to go!

Week 10 is checked off! I’m getting excited, I kinda wish it would hurry up. But then that would be wishing away my favorite time of the year. I am dreaming of Turkey and Dressing already. Oh, and Pumpkin Pie. I’m so excited to announce that I’m a Zooma Women’s Races Texas Ambassador for the […]

Marathon Training: 8 down, 10 to go!

Week 8 is done! I ran my farthest mileage ever today: 15 miles! It was a little rough. The humidity was insane. I’m still waiting on those temps to drop and stay there. And mu achilles is starting to bother me. I’ve never had issues with it. So, I’ll be stretching and rolling like it’s […]

Marathon training: 7 down, 11 to go!

I’m getting closer and closer to the halfway mark! This week started long mid-week runs with 7 miles on Wednesday. But I had a shorter run today than last week. Weekly mileage stayed the same as last week. That 7 mile run Wednesday made speed work on Thursday very difficult. Let’s just say I wouldn’t […]

Marathon training: 6 down, 12 to go!

Week 6 is done!! Today was 14 miles and I’ve run that once before, back in May. It was a little tough today. The weather was a bit cooler but 14 is hard. I’m definitely ready for the weather to cool off. Everything from here on out is new territory!  I’m looking forward to seeing how […]

Marathon training: 5 down, 13 to go!

And now week 5 is in the books! It’s getting real, mileage is starting to increase. Still feeling good. Today my legs were feeling a little tired but I found my groove and got it done! This week was a mess. It’s a good thing I run or I’d be so much more stressed out […]