All this free time! Weeee!! I’m choosing to be optimistic and use all this extra time to do things I love. For starters, I ran my first ever Turkey Trot! In past years I’ve always had to work on Black Friday and sometimes even Saturday. I always opted out of the Turkey Trot because I…… Continue reading All this Free Time!
In my Rails to Trails recap I very briefly mentioned that I was selected to be on the 2017 Coeur team. From the moment I got that welcome e-mail I knew my world was changed. I had been given an opportunity to live up to my best, encourage other women to do the same, and…… Continue reading Let Go, with Heart and Courage
I am the exception! Last year when I ran back to back marathons I read up on other blog posts to see what I could expect. The general consensus is that the second marathon is always slower and feels harder. Last year I tried to be the exception to that rule. The second marathon was…… Continue reading Madison Marathon
While I’m simultaneously recovering and tapering from and for a marathon my thoughts are 140.6 miles a minute. Something got in my head this week and I want to do another full Ironman in 2017. I think. Probably. I don’t know. Maybe? During Ironman Wisconsin this year, it was during the swim where I thought…… Continue reading Stop Wanting, Actually DO
I was so confident going into Rails to Trails Marathon. This was marathon number fifteen! I’ve been there, done that, made mistakes, learned, did speed work, recovered, tapered, carbo-loaded, etc. There was no doubt that I would at the very least PR at this one. But somehow at the early mile of four I knew…… Continue reading Rails to Trails Marathon 2016
It wouldn’t be marathon week without a random, mystery pain, would it? I have this odd, twinge-y thing on my lower hamstring. I’m sure it’ll be fine, but it’s one more silly thing to worry about this week leading up to the marathon. Saturday afternoon I did my eight mile taper run in Maple Bluff…… Continue reading Race Week Flower Gibberish