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

Marathon Monday: Miles to Boston Pt. 2

11 Mondays Until Boston! Another week of training in the books!  This past week of training was good and consistent, but did take a weird turn with the long run, which I will explain at the end.  It was a week marked by 50 miles, stroller runs, tempos that felt like I was running faster…… Continue reading Marathon Monday: Miles to Boston Pt. 2

Marathon Monday: Miles to Boston Pt. 1

12 Mondays until Boston! In college, of all the responsibilities that came with collegiate running, the thing I always dreaded most was keeping up a training log.  I hated the pressure of remembering to log my mileage, cross-training, and comments every single day. Some runners live for these training logs, but it is just not…… Continue reading Marathon Monday: Miles to Boston Pt. 1

6 Steps to Make Exercise a Routine for the Busy Mom

Routines make the things happen that you don’t always feel like doing.  For me, a huge one is exercise. Running comes pretty naturally to me and something I have been doing for over ten years; however, the reality of being a busy mom, often is still a huge barrier for me.  While I definitely do…… Continue reading 6 Steps to Make Exercise a Routine for the Busy Mom

Why We All Need an Off-Season

Recently I have been writing a lot about motherhood things, but today I would like to spend some time on running.  It has been nearly two months since the marathon, which is a bit crazy to me. Time is moving. In those two months, my running has been very minimal.  I have been very slowly…… Continue reading Why We All Need an Off-Season