Marathon Training – Week 18 Recap

Another week is complete already! I love Sundays and they seem to be coming quickly and quicker each week. This was the first week of taper for the New York City Marathon and it was definitely welcomed after a rough peak week last week. I love taper because it always bring my training into perspective…

You Know You’re a Runner When…

One of my favorite parts about the running community is that we share so many things in common with each other, even though most of us have never met. We all have similar quirks, habits, and jokes that non-runners in our life may find annoying or inconvenient. But we continue to do so out of…

5 Things I Love About Taper Time

Good morning and happy Tuesday! No doubt I sound like a broken record, but we have officially passed the halfway point in October, and I just can’t believe it! There is something about training for a marathon that makes time seem like it’s passing so quickly. Focusing on a goal that is months away initially…

Marathon Training – Week 17 Recap

Here we are, wrapping up another weekend already! This week was full of just about every different type of weather possible, which has definitely been keeping me on my toes during training. I can only hope that these weird fall temperatures will make me that much more prepared for race day! This past week of…

Motivation for When You Doubt Yourself

There are always those moments at some point during marathon or half marathon training, a weight loss journey, parenting, overcoming addiction, aspiring towards your dream job – really any lengthy journey in life – when we start to doubt ourselves and our ability to achieve our goal. I am reaching that point in my training…

15 Things I Wished 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 my past marathons to remind myself that I can in fact do this, and I have done it before with enough enjoyment to sign up for another. I enjoy looking through my previous marathon training…