15 Things I Wish I’d Known Before My First Marathon

15 Things I Wish I’d Known Before My First Marathon

As my marathon training is coming to its peak and taper is approaching, I can’t help but look back through past marathon experiences. It’s fun to remind myself that I can do this, and have done it before with enough enjoyment to sign up again. This always reminds me that nothing will ever compare to the … Read More

Noiseless Runs

Noiseless Runs

As the temperature finally cools down and the weather gets a little bit more dreary, I find myself anxiously awaiting the slow transition to darker days as seasons begin to change. I am a lover of all four seasons; after a few months enjoying the weather I find myself eagerly awaiting an upcoming change. These … Read More

Staying Present in the Pain

Staying Present in the Pain

This week I started reading a new book, much different than the past few summer reads I’ve enjoyed. This book is all about staying present and truly absorbing the moment, rather than striving to be perfect by over committing yourself and skimming through your day. I chose this book on a whim, mostly because I … Read More

Getting Motivated Again After a Break

Getting Motivated Again After a Break

Hello everybody! I hope the first half of your week has been fantastic. We are finally settled and slowly getting back in the groove again! There really is nothing like traveling for an extended period of time to make you appreciate the consistency and routine-ness of your every day life. I am 100% a routine … Read More

Being Present in Marathon Training

Being Present in Marathon Training

Good morning and happy Thursday! I am so happy that this week is moving by quickly. Only two more days until the weekend! I had to mix things up this week with my training for a few reasons – my long run is always scheduled for Saturday, but we are going to be traveling in … Read More

When “You Don’t Have Time”

When “You Don’t Have Time”

The days and weeks have been so busy lately that the summer is just flying by. We are past that halfway point in the summer already! This week is band camp week for our high school students, and I am trying to balance wedding planning, marathon training, job changes, and being the woodwind staff for … Read More