“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
Category: Redemption Year
Will Marathon Training Help You Lose Weight?
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?
Treat Yo Self: Why Massages Should Be Part of Every Runner’s Training
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
Training in 2017
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
Since Race Day
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