Running Base Training – Weekly Recap – 4.4.20

This was another mellow week for me and my boys (there’s a shelter in place theme happening here).  On Sunday I kicked off my running base training with 8 miles on the Leon Creek Greenway with my 6 year old, and then kept most of my weekly runs in the morning before work. … Read the rest

Races Are Cancelled, Running Is Not

The world has completely changed in the span of three weeks.  And while these changes aren’t permanent (I certainly hope), it seems like the world isn’t going to back to normal in the immediate future.  It can feel silly and selfish to focus on something like running in a time where something like the coronavirus is happening. … Read the rest

Running After A Marathon – Weekly Review – 3.29.20

This week was a nice mixture of rest and recovery, and getting back into the swing of things.  I’ve gotten a few questions on my thoughts about running after a marathon, and I think it’s a hard subject to give blanket advice on timeline wise.  … Read the rest

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

Staying Sane & Healthy While Social Distancing

This past week has been a wild one.  From events closing, to schools extending Spring Break indefinitely, to races cancelling, the changes were somewhat astounding.  For me, rapid changes like this aren’t great for my mental health, and I feel much better once I have a plan and resources in place for tackling what can feel like a scary event.  So… 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