Meal Planning and Changes to the Blog

Today I spent a long time in the kitchen getting ready for the upcoming week. I have some things to do after work Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, so I wanted to get some of my meals prepped ahead of time to make for less work when its time to cook dinner. Before we went grocery […]

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Easy Turkey Meatballs

It’s Friday night, which around here usually means carbo-loading for Saturday’s long run. However, with no upcoming races and no real training plan, there’s no pressure to do a real long run tomorrow. Regardless, it has become a habit to eat pasta on Friday nights. For as long as I can remember I have made […]

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Race Recovery and Running Plans

It’s been 10 days since the marathon, and I have “felt” recovered for the past 7. However, even though I don’t feel “sore” it is likely that my body is still recovering from the race, so I have been taking it easy. After a few days off and a few days of cross training, I […]

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Rock N Roll Raleigh: Race Review and Performance Reflections

This is my last post about this race, but I wanted to note some things that went well and did not go so well about it. This includes race logistics and my own personal race experience. You can read my other posts about this race here and here.  Rock N Roll Raleigh Marathon: The Pros –Very […]

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Rock N Roll Raleigh Marathon Race Recap {Part 2}

In my last post I left off at the start line of the race.  I started the race feeling okay, thinking “maybe I will be able to do this thing, after all!”. I actually started with Rob (we usually don’t run together, but we were both hoping to run around a 3:50-4:00 so we started […]

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Rock N Roll Raleigh Marathon Race Recap {Part 1}

Since I have a lot to say about the Raleigh Marathon, I decided to break it up into more than 1 post. I am going to start by backing up to the days leading to the race. I had left off 3 days before the race, talking about my efforts to stay positive. On Friday […]

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Remembering Boston 2013

I can’t believe its been a year already since the Boston Marathon bombings. That will go down as a day I will never forgot, even though I was hundreds of miles away. I remember hearing about the bombings and being so shocked and confused. Who would set off a bomb at a race??! source Once […]

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Post-Race Check-In and Leibster Award

Well, the Raleigh marathon weekend is over, and if you follow me on instagram, you may have seen how it went: I didn’t reach my 3:50 goal, and I almost broke 4 hours but not quite. It was hot and it was a tough, hilly course. I need another day or two to gather my […]

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Staying Positive With 3 Days To Go!

Over the last few days I have been trying to get into a more positive mindset about this race. I think it was kind of therapeutic to write about my pre-race anxiety, even though it may have come off as negative and depressing. Rob and I ordered “Spirit of the Marathon” and watched it on […]

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Raleigh Marathon Training Week 15 and Pre-Race Anxiety

How is this race only one week away?! I don’t know where the last few weeks have gone. The first 12 weeks seemed to drag (probably because it felt like the winter would never end) and now time is passing too quickly! Week of 3/30-4/5: Sunday 3/30: Quick Strength for Runners Week 8 (Part 1) […]

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