Runners need to be good at math?

It has been one of those weeks where I have felt really disconnected from social media. That’s probably a good thing ever now and then, but it stresses me out when my bloglovin account has 75 unread posts. I’m slowly making my way through them, but I feel like it’s less enjoyable to read blogs […]

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Raleigh Marathon Training Week 5

As I said in Saturday’s post, training has been a challenge lately mostly due to the weather. Somehow I am making it happen, but it has been a little stressful. Week of 1/19/14-1/25/14 Sunday 1/19: Rest day: 30 minutes reflexion yoga Monday 1/20: AM- 8.25 miles: 5 x 800 at 5k pace (8:29 pace overall), core, […]

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5 Weeks of Long Runs and Saturday Thoughts

Today ends my 5th week of training for the Rock N Roll Raleigh Marathon. Overall, training has been going well. I’ve gotten in all my planned runs, although last week I cut my long run short due to some foot pain. I am happy to say that my foot has been feeling good, although I […]

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Chocolate Chip Veggie Muffins

Since  it has been colder out I have been trying to come up with something to have in the morning instead of a smoothie. I liked how I could quickly make and drink a smoothie after my run while I was stretching and getting ready for work. I would toss lots of fruits and veggies […]

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Raleigh Marathon Training Week 4 (and a minor setback)

Up until yesterday, I was really excited to write this post about my week in training. I had been feeling really good, settling into 50 mile weeks and hitting all my paces for speed and tempo workouts. The weather was finally better this week and I didn’t have to run on the treadmill at all. […]

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15 Random Thoughts During My 15 Mile Run

Mile 1: Wow it sure is raining hard out here. It didn’t pour the whole time, but it never stopped raining. Mile 2: Running is the best! I can do this forever! That thought came and went throughout the run. Mile 3: What’s that twinge in my foot? Is that a real pain? Just a […]

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Raleigh Marathon Training- Week 3

Between the freezing cold weather and rain this week, I am truly surprised that I got all of my training runs in. I am really hoping the rest of the winter isn’t like this! Week of 1/5/14-1/11/14 Sunday 1/5: Rest day: 30 minutes reflexion yoga Monday 1/6: AM- 6.07 miles easy (9:49 pace), Runner’s core stage […]

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Balancing Training and Life

I haven’t been talking much lately about wine, although I thought it would be a part of the focus of this blog. I have found that I typically have much more to say about running and training than I do about drinking wine. drinking wine in compression socks and compression shorts. perfect recovery plan. Even […]

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Raleigh Marathon Training- Week 2

Yesterday marked the end of the second week of training for the Rock n Roll Raleigh Marathon. I read the book “Hanson’s Marathon Method” and am following that concept for my training. It includes a lot of easy days of running, with a long run on tired legs. source My plan is to start training […]

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Would You Rather? (Running Survey)

A few days ago Cori from Olivetorun posted a “Would you rather?” running survey, so I thought I would chime in with my responses. #1. Would you rather run in a thunderstorm or a snowstorm? Well after my experience running in snow  would probably go with thunderstorm. Unless there is active lightning. I don’t mind […]

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