Embracing Process Over Outcome

Last Monday, Hudson and I attempted to make homemade noodles. Like a lot of things in my life, I had a picture of what the outcome would look like. In my head, it looked almost identical to the perfect noodles pictured in Joanna Gaines’ cookbook. Let’s just say they looked nothing like the picture. While…… Continue reading Embracing Process Over Outcome

Virtual Half-Marathon Recap

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

My First Virtual Race Experience: 10k Edition

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

5 Things to Keep Doing During Coronavirus Pandemic

Now more than ever, the routines we have in place are essential for getting through this time of pandemic. Our calendars have emptied and we are uncertain what the next few weeks will truly look like.  We each are affected by the outbreak of COVID-19 in different ways. I can only speak from my own…… Continue reading 5 Things to Keep Doing During Coronavirus Pandemic

Final Marathon Monday…For Now.

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.

Marathon Monday: The Miles to Boston Pt. 7

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

Marathon Monday: The Miles to Boston Pt. 6

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

Marathon Monday: The Miles to Boston Pt. 5

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

Marathon Monday: The Miles to Boston Pt. 4

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

Marathon Monday: Miles to Boston Pt. 3

10 Mondays Until Boston! The thing I love about running, is that it almost always seems to be teaching me something that goes far beyond the miles on the road.  Of all the things running has taught me so far, the biggest lessons are in commitment and discipline. On the windiest days when you are…… Continue reading Marathon Monday: Miles to Boston Pt. 3