When I last checked in, I was about to run in a snow storm. This weekend, it’s 65 degrees and sunny. I keep checking the calendar to make sure it’s still February! I’m not complaining, though since this means more training in possible race day conditions. Continue reading “Blue Ridge Marathon Training Check-In, 2 Months to Go!”
It’s been over a full year since I last trained for a marathon, and there were so many things I forgot about the process. Here are a few of the highlights: Continue reading “Things I Forgot About Marathon Training”
Dear 2013 Leah,
It came up last week in my TimeHop that you finished the Arctic 5K 4 years ago. Yesterday, I finished it for the fifth time. Yes, it still sucks, but it’s gotten better. You’ve gotten better. And as we start our 4th year of running adventures, here’s a few thoughts for you. Continue reading “Dear 2013 Leah”
I like to update my Facebook cover photo to reflect my next race. The problem is, a lot of races don’t have the appropriate graphics for this. Personally, I’m not a fan of the cover RunDisney makes, so I put my skills to good use and made a few for everyone to use. If you use it, please drop a link to my blog in the caption so others might use them too! Continue reading “RunDisney “In Training” Cover Photos”
Fellow runners and t-shirt enthusiasts, you may be facing a problem. You may have an over abundance of t-shirts. Your husband (or wife) may complain every time you bring another one into the house. But, if you’re like me, you can’t let them go because each shirt contains precious memories you can’t part with. The good news is that I have a solution for you. Continue reading “What Do I Do With All My Race Shirts?”
If you’ve been around a while, you know that I was chosen as an ambassador for the Blue Ridge Marathon. The BRM is affectionately known as “America’s Toughest Road Marathon” with a total elevation gain/loss of 7,430 ft . If that sounds a little scary, don’t worry, there’s an option for everyone! In addition to the marathon, the weekend also hosts: Continue reading “Blue Ridge Marathon Giveaway!”
Sometimes, you find a book that sounds like it was written by you.
For me, Confessions of an Unlikely Runner: A Guide to Racing and Obstacle Courses for the Averagely Fit and Halfway Dedicated is that book. Also, it just happens to be the 150th book I read in 2016. (Yeah I’m a little behind on posting this review. Don’t hate.) Continue reading “Confessions of an Unlikely Runner”
15 weeks (104 days) from today I will be starting America’s Toughest Road Marathon. Continue reading “Blue Ridge Marathon Training Check-In, 15 Weeks Out”
Let me tell you a secret: all runners have trouble getting motivated. Especially in the cold, dark winter months. We all have those moments of discouragement, lack of energy, and just the whole “this is hard” mentality. Continue reading “5 Ways to Get Running”
How has it already been a week since this race? I feel like it was just yesterday!
To refresh, I ran the Wine & Dine Half Marathon as part of Lumiere’s Two Course Challenge (official challenge with RunDisney, see 10K recap here), but I also had my own mini unofficial challenge: 3 halfs in 3 states in 3 weekends. Continue reading “3 Halfs, 3 Weekends, 3 States: Wine & Dine Half Marathon”