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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ragnar Adirondacks here I come!

A few weeks ago, I entered a contest in the hopes of winning an entry onto a team of mother runners to run a Ragnar race. Spoiler alert: I won! And now I am frantically making lists and packing and unpacking bags while I count down the days to go-time. Let me back up. The […]

I’m sick, tired, and waffling.

A few months ago, I confidently embarked on a training plan to break 4:00:00 at the Steamtown Marathon on October 8. Since then, that plan has fallen apart piece by piece and I’m not sure how to get myself back on track. As I’ve mentioned before, I love the Steamtown Marathon. It’s easily my favorite […]