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April 8th, 2014 - 4:00 am § in Marathon Training, Wellness

Getting Back Into a Florida Routine

Now that we are officially unpacked, we are able to get back into our routines. I never realized what a creature of habit I was until it was physically impossible for me to keep my habits. Even when I am traveling a lot for work, I have a routine…which is easy to do since I […][...]

April 2nd, 2014 - 12:45 pm § in Exercise, Marathon Training, Running Through My Mind, Wellness

March in Review

Had a really busy March, which included a lot of travel, milestones and changes. So let’s start from the top! Weekend in AZ: Where I learned hiking is not for the weak A few of my favorite colleagues and I had the opportunity to attend Kurt Warner’s Ultimate Fan Experience at the beginni[...]

February 7th, 2014 - 6:25 pm § in Exercise, Marathon Training

I Think I’m Scared to Run Again

I’ve taken a much longer than anticipated break from running. I don’t really know how it happened. There was that disaster of a race over the summer, and then I just slowly got more focused on yoga, and then P90x 3 came into my life. Then of course this ridiculous winter happened, where [...]

January 22nd, 2014 - 9:02 pm § in Exercise, Marathon Training

Training for a Good Cause: Team Challenge

Way back when I started this blog, nearly three years ago, it was in part to track my first major race — a half marathon. I didn’t do it alone though, because I am not as fancy as many runners out there. Since I had a family connection (my dad), I decided to do it […][...]

July 31st, 2013 - 12:48 pm § in Marathon Training, Running Through My Mind

Regretting My ‘No Marathon’ Decision

A few months ago, I decided to postpone running the NYC Marathon for another year. At the time, I had a summer filled with travel (that hasn’t changed) and a really busy work schedule (also hasn’t changed and relates to reason number one). Now with everyone’s training in full swing[...]

June 5th, 2013 - 11:53 am § in Exercise, Marathon Training

Happy National Running Day

This morning a friend asked “Who puts National Running Day, just two days before National Donut Day?” ¬†Of course, I haven’t had a donut in who knows how long, but I get the concept of running so that you can enjoy delicious food (or bloody mary’s–I love those things). [...]

June 2nd, 2013 - 10:57 am § in Exercise, Marathon Training

Dropping Down In Races

There was a sign yesterday that read “Bet you thought this was a good idea in March.” Guy with sign, I bet you have no idea how right you were. Back when I signed up for the ZoomaRun Annapolis Half I was all about it. The weather was perfect for training runs, I was looking […][...]

February 25th, 2013 - 8:30 am § in Exercise, Marathon Training

Running & I Are Going Through Something

I’ve had a really hard time getting back into the running game. At first I thought it was because I didn’t have a race to train for. Then I signed up for and got into the Cherry Blossom 10M. This triggered signing up for two other races…the Zooma Annapolis Half and the Capitol Hill[...]

November 2nd, 2012 - 7:33 am § in Marathon Training

Don’t Tell Anyone But I Think I’m Going To Do It Again

The soreness has subsided (a bit) and I even went for an itty bitty run this week. Literally, it was maybe 3/4 of a mile. And since I am no longer in pain the little voices in the back of my head are starting to whisper “do it again.” Ask my parents what I said […][...]

October 27th, 2012 - 10:56 am § in Marathon Training

Tomorrow I Become a Marathoner

Everything comes down to tomorrow. All my early weekend morning runs. All my speed and hill drills. All the conversations and all the questions have prepared me for tomorrow. If someone asks me if I am ready, I can confidently say “I am ready for the first 20 miles.” Those last 6.2 on th[...]