How This Princess Lost Her Crown

Yesterday was a successful long run day. We have picked back up on our marathon/half marathon training because the hubby and I know we want to sign up for another marathon; we just are not sure when and where. In addition to putting off our 10 miler and researching all the marathons happening over the…

Run the Year You Are In

Can you believe it is the first Monday of 2019? I couldn’t think of a better time to share with you my excitement for everything that 2019 has in store. If you have not already read my 2018 Race Recap post, you should check it out! I don’t know about you, but I am ready…

2018 Race Recap

This post is a little delayed, but I wanted to recap 2018 with a look back at some of my favorite races. Last year was packed full of races of all distances, and even though I did not meet my goal to do one race per month, it still feels like it was a successful…

Embrace the Lows

In running and life, we experience all kinds of ups and downs. In running especially, I believe that you must embrace the low to feel the high. This weekend we got a LOT of rain. Since I don’t own a treadmill and I do not currently have a gym membership, all the miles I put…

Facing Fears

I know I talk about marathons a lot on here, but ’tis the season! Going into this last marathon, I realized that I did not experience the dread and fear that I used to get. I remember thinking a couple of weeks ago how strange it felt to be confident and ready for marathon #4….

Marathon #4

I knew in January 2017 that I was meant to run a marathon. It is what I am supposed to do, my calling, and my greatest ambition. That month, I crossed the start line at my first marathon, the 2017 Walt Disney World Marathon, but I did not finish. At mile 12, after shedding a…

Numbers Aren’t Everything

Numbers aren’t everything.  More and more, runners’ blogs and social media accounts are becoming numbers-focused, with captions and watch faces displaying miles and pace. And I know that for many that it can be motivating. I do enjoy following other people’s progress, and I love being able to witness as someone else chases their goals,…

Advice from a Runner

When I began running in 2013, I could barely run 30 seconds without getting winded, tired, and defeated. I was very hard on myself. I hated to sweat, and it killed me to see other people on treadmills beside me running faster and longer than me. I would beat myself up and compare myself to…

The Not-So-Long Run

Yesterday’s long run turned out not to be long. Not only was it hard to get out of bed and out the door at 5 a.m., but I have also been having some tightness in my knee and hamstring this week. After the 20-mile run last Sunday, we took a few days off to rest,…

Bucket List

Most people have a bucket list for life. Well, I have a list just for running. Over the years I have put together this list and plan on adding to it as I find new races and experiences that intrigue me. Place in my age group in a 5K race NYC Marathon Big Sur Marathon…