#Goals

Earlier this year, I wrote about my hopes and dreams for 2018. Specifically, my goals to Break 4 in the marathon and Break 2 in the half-marathon. I had a vague notion of how I wanted to achieve these goals…train my butt off to hit my marathon goal at Grandma’s Marathon in June and then […]

A (late) look back at 2017

I realize that it may seem odd for me to write a “Looking Back” since I’ve already written about my “Goals for 2018.” But hey, I’ve never been one to follow the usual order of operations and with all of the hecticness surrounding the holidays (including all of my kids’ sporting events,) I feel like […]

Looking ahead for 2018

One thing that I love about a new year is that it gives you the opportunity to reflect on what’s working and make changes to what’s not. In my running life, I try to do smaller versions of this after each training cycle but at the start of a new year it’s like one big […]

I’m going Pro! (BibRave Pro!)

Big Announcement! I recently learned that I have been accepted to be part of the 2018 BibRave Pro team! A few months ago, I was talking with a running friend and we both agreed that if we could just run races and talk about running races for the rest of our lives, we would be […]

What’s next?

I’m about 2.5 weeks post-marathon and ready to start thinking about my next race. I am still riding that high from my 11-minute PR in Ridgway and trying to decide if I should jump right back onto a marathon training plan and shoot for another PR in the early spring or wait, do some base […]

2017 Harrisburg Marathon Race Review

Ooops I did it again! I ran another marathon a week after my last one but I promise I had a (sort of) good reason! More on that in a minute… But first, the race recap. Race Date: November 12, 2017 Time: 5:02:59 Weather: COLD! 20s-30s but partly sunny and no wind Course: Mostly flat with a […]

2017 Ridgway Turkey Trot Marathon Race Review

Race Date: November 5, 2017 Time: 4:02:59 Weather: mid-upper 40s, on-and-off wind and rain Course: Flat and scenic rails-to-trails course Run Again: Yes! Before I dive into the race review, I must point out that there is some backstory to the buildup to this race (as in everyone in my family was sick in the week before the race […]

As if tapering isn’t hard enough…

It’s hard enough to manage the nerves and tension during tapering but now I am also dealing with the fact that everyone in my house is sick and I feel like I am just one snotty tissue from going down in flames. Oh, and don’t even get me started on the weather. Predicted weather for […]