My last half marathon of the spring season is 6 days from today. The Cap City Half Marathon will be my 3rd half this spring and 13th half overall. I have learned a lot about myself and my body over the past 4-5 years of running, but there is always more to learn. My current [...]
Sometimes I wish I had an on/off switch for my brain so I could quiet the madness. My brain is busy enough on any given “normal” day, but throw half marathon tapering into the mix and I have a whole lot of noise going on. Last month I shared my review of the book “Life [...]
Lots of exciting stuff going on today! I tried out two new-to-me products: a new gluten-free bar after my run and a new heart rate monitor to monitor my HR, distance, etc, First, let’s chat about the food.
I found these bars in my local Earth Fare store last week and I loved that [...]
I have a close friend who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in October of 2006. I met Melissa just a little over a year ago while training for 5 half marathons with MIT. We ran together for many miles of training and then for 3 of my 5 half marathons last year. Melissa is [...]
Over the past few years I have had occasional bouts of low ferritin stores and/or anemia. Historically I don’t do well with iron supplements, so I try to focus on getting my iron from the foods that I eat. Those with Celiac Disease can be at risk for anemia, in addition to women being at [...]
My friends gave me a gift card to Fleet Feet for my birthday, so I was excited to go shop and find something new and fun! When I normally shop at Fleet Feet it is because I need something, which isn’t necessarily the same thing as wanting something. I had my eye on a pair [...]
Hydration is very important for our bodies to function properly. I can’t stress enough how important it is to have water available for each and every workout, not just high intensity activities like running, spinning and hot yoga. Walking, weight lifting, strength training, etc – water is necessary to replace fluids lost. Sometimes water isn’t [...]
PR to kick 2012 off the right way!
We don’t stop running for snow.
Staying warm on ridiculously cold days.
A shiny new PR for half marathon #6!
Half marathon #7 and helping friends reach their goals!
MIT summer/fall session
Training runs moved due to heavy summer [...]
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 [...]
Ohio ladies, listen up! Sorry, gentleman, this one is for the girls. Have you heard of the women’s only mud run series called Pretty Muddy? Well, grab a beverage (coffee is my choice this early morning) and read on.
The Columbus area Pretty Muddy Women’s Mud Run will take place on September 29, [...]