Shelter in Place: Lessons Learned – Weekly Recap 3.22.20

This is a week I will not forget anytime soon. It was the week that I ran a virtual marathon; 26.2 solo miles on my feet. All to remind myself that in these uncertain and often scary times, I am still much stronger than I know.… Read the rest

How We’re Keeping Our Kid Active During COVID-19

I’m currently living in a city that, like many others, is under a shelter in place order.  For my family that means my son is not going to school, I am not working out at my CrossFit box, and we are trying our best to avoid becoming incredibly stir crazy. … Read the rest

Endurance Racing – It’s Going to Hurt

When I tell people that I run marathons for fun, one of the most frequently asked questions I get is, “How much does that hurt?”  The answer is simple.  It hurts a lot.  And it hurts in places you wouldn’t think of. … Read the rest

Running A Virtual Marathon – Weekly Recap – 3.15.20

This was an interesting week to say the least. Tuesday, I finally got the confirmation that my marathon had been cancelled, and just like that I knew there was no way for me to Boston Qualify this season. I knew the email was coming, but reading the words, I had that feeling so eloquently described in Mean Girls.… Read the rest

My Marathon Is Cancelled Because of Coronavirus – I Have Some Feelings About It

On Sunday, my Garmin watch kindly chirped at me to let me know it had detected a new VO2Max. Sweet. I scrolled to look at my predictive analytics, and found that my projected marathon time was an incredible 3:11. I’ve never run anything close to a 3:11.… Read the rest

Managing A High Mileage Week – Weekly Recap – 3.7.20

I’m pretty pumped to share how my high mileage week went. As of Sunday, my marathon has not announced if it will be cancelled, but I’m operating under the assumption that it will. Nevertheless, I’ll keep training until I get confirmation.… Read the rest

Getting the Most Out of Your Garmin Watch

When I first started running, determining my pacing and distance meant relying treadmills at the gym and using tracking apps that forced me to carry my phone at all times.  There were some GPS capable watches, but they were way outside my broke college student budget at the time. 
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Chasing A Boston Qualifying Time – Weekly Recap – 3.1.20

I’m so happy to say that I think this was my last week of travel for a while!  The heavens part and angels sing, and my husband agrees to keep putting up with me.  I was in Austin Monday evening through Thursday afternoon. … Read the rest

ClassPass Review

I’ve shared how I’ve been able to continue my CrossFit training by using the ClassPass app.  I’ve used it in the past, but wanted to give it a good month of use before writing up a review or making a recommendation for it. … Read the rest

Running Gear Essentials for Spring

Spring has definitely sprung here in south Texas.  The birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and my sinuses are in full and complete revolt.  Despite the congestion, I really love running in the Spring.  Shorts and a light long-sleeve shirt weather is the best! … Read the rest