My Race Calendar for 2nd Half of 2017 + Mid-Year Check-in

Today seemed like the perfect day to reflect a bit on the first half of the year (thanks, Holiday PTO!). I’ve got my tracking spreadsheet updated from January-June, and my training plan set for my first Ultra race (more on that in another post). Here’s what I’ve accomplished so far: I participated in my first […]

Weekly Therapy: Thoughts after marathon training

the week: Oh, heyyyy! It’s been a few weeks. I finally started introducing runs into my workouts this week, and also getting back into the swing of blogging since my marathon. I also had a wonderful trip back “home” over last weekend to celebrate with family our recent marriage. weekend: We’ve got a formal event […]

Product Review: Buff© UV Arm Sleeves

Disclaimer: I received a pair of Buff© UV Arm Sleeves to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find and write race reviews! I was excited to get my pair of Buff© arm sleeves during marathon training — when we […]

Race Recap: Vermont City Marathon

Disclaimer: I received a free entry to Vermont City Marathon as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to find and write race reviews! TWENTY WEEKS of sweat and tears and complaining about the weather brought me to Burlington, Vermont to take on my […]

Weekly Therapy: Taper + Marathon Weekend!

Disclaimer: I received a free entry to Vermont City Marathon as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to find and write race reviews! the week: Since I’m traveling to Burlington for the Vermont City Marathon, I wanted to focus on that for this […]

Vermont City Marathon: Training Week #19

IT’S MARATHON WEEK! But without getting too far ahead, this post is about LAST week — Training Week #19 — a taper week, a take-it-easy week, a… uh, reminder to myself that marathon training is not quite over. Week. I’m carrying over a LOT of confidence from my 22-miler the weekend before, and I feel […]

Six Reasons I’m Running Route 66 Marathon

Disclaimer: I received a free entry to the Route 66 Marathon as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find and write race reviews! My race schedule for 2017 is officially full. Full marathon, that is. The Route 66 Marathon was one […]

Vermont City Marathon: Training Week #17

There are only THREE TRAINING WEEKS left of marathon training, and (thankfully) Week #17 was a pretty strong week for me. That said, I’m paying attention to my lower back — it doesn’t bother me at all when I run, but I feel a strain on my right side when I’m laying down for bed […]

Vermont City Marathon: Training Week #16

What’s a little “accountability Monday” on Friday? One of these weeks I’ll get back on scheduled (likely, during my taper). Came upon this awesome mural on the backside of Exile Brewing Company during my downtown run. Look, marathon training is not all awesomeness and easy and rainbows and butterflies. Even someone fit and focused and […]