Last Saturday I wrapped up my Boston Marathon training block with a virtual half-marathon. This of course was definitely not the way I imagined things to end. I imagined loud cheers and bright red numbers illuminating my goal time of 2:48. In my head, it was all pretty glorious and memorable. That vision will have…… Continue reading Virtual Half-Marathon Recap
I woke up Easter morning feeling a bit sad. I was sad because I knew we would not be going to Easter church service. I was sad to not see extended family. I was just generally sad that Easter could not be celebrated in the way we normally would. And so the first couple hours…… Continue reading Easter 2020 Reflections
Last Saturday morning, I sipped my coffee and ate my typical pre-race breakfast of almond butter + oatmeal. And to the pit of my stomach, I felt the race nerves building. Here is a little confession: I was nervous for my virtual 10k I was running in a couple hours. You might think this is…… Continue reading My First Virtual Race Experience: 10k Edition
For all those that say they don’t have time to have a day of rest or sabbath, there is no better time than now to intentionally create a sabbath day for you and your whole family. With the world shut down right now, this is the very best time to set some new healthy rhythms…… Continue reading Finding Peace in Sabbath during Uncertain Time
3/16- MANY WEEKS Until Boston. Well, a sure lot has changed in a week. Last Monday as I typed up my weekly recap, I remembered feeling concerned with a cancellation, but still confident that there would be enough time for the virus to be contained and for the race to still happen. I also was…… Continue reading Final Marathon Monday…For Now.
Quite honestly, it feels a little weird to compile a list of my favorite Easter books for toddlers, when the world right now feels pretty scary and uncertain. I have a lot of emotions right now. I am a bit fearful, a little confused, and in my human nature, quite disappointed about the Boston Marathon…… Continue reading When the World Shuts Down, Turn to Jesus.
6 Mondays Until Boston! 6 weeks out. Fitness is really beginning to develop and the realities of the race are beginning to feel more real. The past week of training was solid. There were no major bumps or extra pain. I can tell that my lungs are becoming more efficient and my legs are feeling…… Continue reading Marathon Monday: The Miles to Boston Pt. 7
7 Mondays Until Boston! Another week of training in the books. This week did not feel particularly good, but I hit most weekly mileage for this training block, made it into 2 strength classes with Petra, and had a solid 20-miler. So while things did not feel great (low energy, throbbing legs, tender toenails), hard…… Continue reading Marathon Monday: The Miles to Boston Pt. 6
8 Mondays Until Boston! Things are finally feeling like they are coming together fitness wise. This past week of training, a lot of the pain from last week went away and I was left feeling really strong. This was a solid week of training. I think the slight down week with a shorter long run…… Continue reading Marathon Monday: The Miles to Boston Pt. 5
9 Mondays Until Boston! This week of training, I struggled with some doubt and body pain, but ended the week with greater confidence. It is amazing how in one mile of a marathon you feel terrible and are questioning everything and the next you feel like you could run that pace forever. Things change quickly…… Continue reading Marathon Monday: The Miles to Boston Pt. 4