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

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

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

Summer Training Goals

Summer Training Goals

Happy weekend! Wahoooo! My cousin is getting married tonight and I can’t wait to celebrate. Ever since we got engaged last summer weddings have become a whole new level of interesting. I’ve always loved weddings, but now I am much more aware of all the work that goes into them and all the little details … Read More

The Perfect Training Plan

The Perfect Training Plan

This week has been much better for me in terms of my exercise and motivation. Last week I experienced so much laziness and lethargy, and I’m still not quite sure why. I guess it was just one of those weeks. It seems that whenever I am not following a training plan, my motivation is low … Read More