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 […]

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 […]