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…

Wedding Wednesday

Happy Wednesday, friends! This week is moving quickly, something for which I am very grateful. We are officially 10 DAYS away from our wedding as of today! Tomorrow we will be in the single digits. With band camp this week and the days being so jam packed, I feel like I haven’t had time to…

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…

Week 5 Training Recap

How have 5 weeks gone by since NYC Marathon training started?! I can’t believe I am already a quarter of the way through my 20 weeks training plan. This week started out great with my workouts getting completed right as planned, but I stumbled a little on Thursday with some serious motivation loss. All in…

Running Meditation

Yesterday was huge milestone for me. I finally built up the courage to do something I’d been wanting to do for many, many months. I trusted in my gut instinct, believed in myself, and took a leap of faith. But it wasn’t without many days, weeks, and months of trial and decision that I finally…

Treat Yourself

Where in the world did this week go?! All of a sudden it’s Friday and we are preparing for another weekend! This week was one of those weeks where every day felt like it was supposed to be a different day of the week, and I had to keep checking my calendar to figure out…

Thursday Thoughts

Happy Thursday! It seems that Thursdays are the day of the week when I am always the most boring.. I always run out of things to write about by Thursday, and of course Thursday is the only day of the week that doesn’t have some creative, generic title to go along with it. My phone…

Wednesday Workout – Stretching Edition

Happy Wednesday! We are halfway through the week already, where in the world has July gone?! As I was finishing up my run this morning I was thinking about one of my least favorite parts of the routine: stretching. Yuck! Why is it that I can find the motivation to head out for an hour…

100th Blog Post!

As I was deciding what I to write about today, I logged into my account and discovered that I have written 99 posts so far, which would mark this as number 100. I’ve finally hit the triple digits! I thought this was a sign, and decided to dedicate this post to some old favorites! I…

Week 4 Training Recap

Here we are again at the end of another week! It’s so hard to believe that I am 4 weeks into my training plan already. Yesterday I booked my transportation and baggage option for the New York City Marathon! I now officially have hotel, flight, and race travel all situated. One of my close friends…

Friday Favorites!

Happpppy Friday! This week is flying by so quickly, I can’t believe it’s Friday already! This has been a productive week for me and I love having so much time to get things done. ┬áIt has also been productive running-wise; I’ve been chugging along on my training plan and haven’t had to stress too much…

When to Run and When to Stay In

What a dreary week it’s been! We definitely got spoiled by the weather in the first few weeks of summer, and now are receiving a reminder of all the ups and downs it can throw at us. This week was supposed to be a ‘perfect’ training week for me, in terms of being able to…