Saturday, September 15, 2012 was my 9th half marathon. My goal for 2012 was to run 5 half marathons this year and that was #4 for 2012. My last (#5 for the year and #10 total) is on October 21, 2012 here in Columbus.
The Air Force Half Marathon was held in Dayton, Ohio. [...]
I am putting this out there so that I have no choice but to follow through. I am shutting my training down for two days. Monday is a scheduled rest day, but today is not. Today I am supposed to run 2-3 miles and go to an intense core class that I adore. I am [...]
In my mind, goals are usually set and achieved by my trying to better myself, my race times, etc. When I really stopped to think about what the word “goal” meant, I decided to see what the dictionary said.
1. the result or achievement toward which effort is directed;aim; end.
I thought Friday would be a great day of food to share as I prepare for my 8th half marathon on Sunday. I will not be racing the race on Sunday, but running it more like a training run. I hope to PR in the Columbus Half Marathon in October.
When I know that I [...]
Do you like snacks? Eating smaller meals more frequently is recommended to help keep hunger at bay. I was raised eating three meals a day and while I may have had an afterschool snack or a bedtime snack, a ritual started when we were young by my late grandmother, the majority of our nutrition and [...]
I decided earlier this year to study for my personal training certification through the NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine). Putting it out there for the world to know made even more pressure for me to work hard and pass the test the first time around. There was so much information and I had no [...]
Actually, I got a brand new pair of flip flops. With summer just around the corner and my favorite sandals – Merrell’s – just over two years old, I thought it was high time to invest in some flip flops that wouldn’t have my sports medicine doctor’s hard work on my feet going down the [...]
This weekend I completed my last long run before my upcoming half marathons. The first one is on April 22nd (Earth Day). Tapering is a great time for the body to rest and repair itself in preparation for race day, yet it is hard on the mind. I have struggled before with tapering before [...]
While you are reading this post, I am out finishing my last long run before my upcoming half marathons! After my 12 miles today, I will be in taper mode. Some people love taper, others hate it. I believe that I am in the latter group. The purpose of tapering is to allow your [...]