On January 1, I ran my first race of 2014! I had signed up for the DC Road Runners Predictions and Resolutions 5k. The race was $5 and part of the DC Road Runners low key race series. The race had a 12pm start, so I knew I could sleep in a bit and still […]
Marathon Week: The Final Run
Today, I ran my last run before the Richmond Marathon on Saturday. A little over 3 miles sealed the deal for me. It’s crazy to me to think that the next time I lace up my shoes, I’ll be preparing to run 26.2 This has been such a long training cycle and I’ve learned so […]
3 ways to become a fast(er) runner!
First things first. I am by FAR nowhere near a speed demon. I am still actively working on improving my running form, becoming a stronger runner and yes, getting faster. But because I would like to run faster, I’ve actually tried to figure out how to do so, with varying degrees of success. So I […]
A hiccup and a PR: Marathon Training Recap Aug 19-25
Well, this was an interesting week. I mentioned in last week’s recap that I’d been experiencing some odd ankle pain. Unfortunately, it had to get worse before it could get better. The wheels fell off on Wednesday and I spent most of the week trying to heal my weak ankles. I purchased resistance bands and […]
Why you Should Consider Group Exercise
Editors note: I am away on a beach enjoying sun and sand and Elizabeth graciously agreed to help keep you all company while I’m gone. Thanks Elizabeth! A popular question for people who exercise is, “what do you prefer, working out alone or working out with others?” I used to love my workout time spent […]
August Plank & Squat Challenge
Well it’s August. This summer is absolutely flying by and it’s hard to believe that soon, students will be going back to school and (eventually) the weather will stop being so oppressive. I always get a little sad when summer comes to an end, but now that I no longer track the seasons by the […]
What’s your mantra?
A week or so ago, I participated in a fun twitter chat where the question was asked about favorite signs seen in a race. It made me think because my favorite sign actually turned into my running mantra and I repeat it to myself often in races, on training runs and the like. I love […]
This week’s track workout
Last week, I skipped the track workout and I can actually say I kind of missed it. This week I was excited / nervous to head back out for some speed work in the middle of the crazy heat wave we’ve been experiencing. On a positive note, speed work starts at 0 dark 30 (actually 5:45 […]
What do you trust in? I think it is so important that we all have something to believe in, something to trust. For me, trust is a central tenet in my faith. I trust in the Lord and that trust manifests itself in all kinds of ways in my everyday life. But sometimes it can be hard to trust. […]