Peak Week: Am I Dead Yet?

<Yawn> Sorry about that. I am knee-deep in week 15 of an 18-week training plan and the cumulative fatigue has become an all-encompassing, bone-deep, I can barely move my limbs kind of tired. Week 15 is peak week in my current training plan, which is a cobbled together plan that takes all of the favorite […]

My Running #BucketList

All of this race selection waffling has me pondering big questions when it comes to what I am trying to get out of a marathon. Sure, I’ve got that big goal out there to run 50 marathons by my 50th birthday. But I don’t really want to just “accumulate” marathons along the way. Those race […]

2017 Pittsburgh Marathon Race Review

Race Date: May 7, 2017 Time: 4:31:12 Weather: mid-upper 40s and SUNNY Course: One mega-hill; several rolling hills Run Again: Yes. Maybe. Race Recap: In the week leading up to this race, I have to admit I was dreading it. And questioning my own sanity. The weather forecast for Sunday was grim – low 40’s and rain, rain, rain. […]

Seneca 7: Relay races are the bomb

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to run my first relay race and can I just say that my heart is absolutely bursting with love. Love for running. Love for this race. And love for these women. If you’re not familiar with the Seneca 7, it is a 77.7 mile relay in which a team of […]

Whole 30 Day 31: That’s a wrap

Last night, I brought my Whole 30 journey to a close, with a simple dinner of baked fish and roasted veggies and a surreal moment in which I realized that I had gone for 30 days without sugar, dairy, alcohol, gluten, legumes, artificial sweeteners, and any kind of processed crap (except for that one accidental […]

Whole30 Compliant Road Trip Snacks

It’s both a blessing and a curse to start the week exhausted. It’s a blessing, because it means that I had a kick ass weekend. And it’s a curse, because Monday comes along at the same time every week whether we like it or not. So it’s Monday and I’m wiped. On Saturday, I went […]

Hitting Reset

As I mentioned in my last post, I got hit with a cold/cough thing a few weeks ago that really knocked me out in a number of ways. I should say from the start that I’m actually embarrassed at how much a cold derailed my life. It’s a COLD! I gt it, I truly do. And […]