There is no room for fear in goal chasing. For those of you who haven’t heard me ramble on about my race plans for 2017, catch up! I’m going sub-20:00 for the 5k, if it kills me. Putting longer distance racing on the back burner for a while. I’ve really only been back to typical […]Read More Peeling away layers of fear.
I closed out May with a solid 3 x mile workout, just in time for the sizzling summer temps to blanket Tucson for the next 5 months. But I’m a seasoned (ha!) desert dweller and runner now, so that sure as hell isn’t gonna stop me. Here’s a nice summary of what 2017 has been like for […]Read More Climbing my way out of the injury gutter and making plans to conquer sub-20.
Because there’s no way I could describe what it was like to experience Boston, I won’t even try. Instead, I’m just going to say Thank You. Thank you to mother nature for providing a day that was, though not ideal for runners, perfect for spectators and volunteers. Thank you to the Boston Police Department for […]Read More Ode to the 121st Boston Marathon <3.
If you’re a runner, you can’t escape the excitement that surrounds the Boston marathon. I used to be the skeptic, the one who’d say, “What’s the big deal?” And now, here I am, a week out from my first Boston and I’m still not sure I know the answer. I wanted to believe it didn’t […]Read More Heartbreak before Heartbreak Hill.
Marathon 10 was all about firsts: running it, not racing it; using it as a way to gauge my fitness level for Boston; and crossing the finish line with my favorite human. I came to the decision to run The Arizona Marathon as a training run when I realized I wasn’t in the shape I wanted […]Read More A marathon training run for the books <3.
While the Sun Run 10k failed miserably at living up to its name, that gloomy, rainy January morning proved to be a game changer. I’ve always whined about the 10k distance. “I hate 10ks” or “It’s my worst race distance” or “10ks hurt so bad!” I’d say. Relatively speaking, the 10k was my slowest time compared […]Read More On turning a training run into a PR.
About 3 weeks after my 50 miler, I finally started to get my bearings back. I’ve been slowly building back base mileage without much trouble. Fast forward to 5 weeks post-race, and I’m already signed up for a February 2017 marathon. Back in February 2016, I was offered a comp entry into the 2017 Arizona […]Read More On the mend and looking ahead!