“Hardships often prepare extraordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” - C.S. Lewis This week during yoga, I took a card from the affirmation box, a creative tool meant to give inspirational and motivational quotes that support your practice. Like a fortune cookie for yogis. During this class, the first after a very rough week, I… Continue reading Mental Strength: 4 ways to stay positive during training
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Back in my high school days, fall was filled with cross country. Practices, meets, pasta parties, all the good stuff. And, among so many other topics covered to help prepare us for meets, one of my coaches mentioned the importance of proper nutrition while training. While there were sports that required light bodies and small… Continue reading Will Marathon Training Help You Lose Weight?
This past Friday was the first 20 miler of my training program - or 200 minutes since I’m going by minute goals for workouts instead of miles. While there were plenty of thoughts going through my mind in the 3 hours and 20 minutes I spent running (ooof!), one of my favorite ones I ended… Continue reading Treat Yo Self: Why Massages Should Be Part of Every Runner’s Training
Marathon Number Three - how shall I prepare for thee? For my first marathon (Chicago 2014), I trained independently. I found Hal Higdon’s training plans, picked the one that worked best for me, and hung it up on my refrigerator, crossing off runs as I completed them going up and down the Chicago lakefront. For… Continue reading Training in 2017
Well if I thought the roller coaster marathon in Nashville would be over by the finish line, I was clearly wrong. All of 2016 was a chaotic marathon to the end and I couldn’t wait for the new year to get here. Since the race, I/we have: Moved into a new apartment Suffered a layoff… Continue reading Since Race Day
Dear Diary, It’s the day before I am relaunching The World to Run. In the posts to come I share a bit about what happened in the months since the Nashville Marathon last year, distractions that kept me from writing about it, and what the purpose for restarting it is. I picked tomorrow to restart… Continue reading Mardi Gras
Nashville Marathon 2016 - CHECK! A lot can happen in 26.2 miles and it was a roller coaster from Start to Finish. Marathon weekend started with the drive down to Nashville, going to the Expo, and then getting settled in our Tiny House (which you can read here if you like). But first - the Race!… Continue reading Nashville 2016
If you’re an HGTV fan like Brent and I are, you may also be tempted to take a dive into the tiny house movement. When searching for a place to stay for my Nashville Marathon race, we had checked out expensive hotels and, crossing them off our list, had moved on to AirBnB. Then Music… Continue reading Music City Tiny House
So this is race day. The day I've been planning since November, working up to since December and training for though the cold, windy, rainy months of January, February, March and April. My how time flies! But while time would have still passed, feet would not have flown down lake shore path without some very… Continue reading It’s Race Day!
What in the blazes would make someone want to do that? Run? While sick? While my boyfriend - and probably countless others - can't fathom why one wouldn't just accept the sick day and go home, I felt my leaving at noon to go sit in front of a couch for a night was enough… Continue reading Running While Sick