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 […]

Weekly Therapy: It will be cold. You will get dirty. And you will get wet.

the week: I had to give a presentation at work this week and if you know me: I HAD TO GIVE A PRESENTATION. This, coming from someone who had to drop public speaking THREE TIMES in college. Every thing about it scared the crap out of me, but I was given the opportunity and wanted […]

IMT Des Moines Half Marathon: Training Week #12 (Race Week) and Recovery

I took a break from posting, along with my Recovery week(s). Here’s a quickie wrap-up from my last and final week of training for the IMT Des Moines Half Marathon. Let’s list all the things I did during my Taper Madness: So. Much. Laundry. Meal Planning for an entire workweek Made an extra treat for […]

Weekly Therapy: Pumpkin all the things!

the week: Well, there went September. BYE! YAY, FALL! I’m so excited that Fall weather has arrived, and I spent my week mapping out what races I wanted to do over the next couple months (including staying up late again last night to register for one that frequently sells out). I also spent a considerable […]

Race Recap: Capital Pursuit 10-Mile

The second of my back-to-back 10-mile weekends of this training plan included the Capital Pursuit race. This race is held annually, and is the right distance and timing leading up to the IMT Des Moines Half Marathon. No ifs, ands, buts about it: This race felt AWESOME for me. Though it also made the reality […]

Weekly Therapy: “You didn’t quit; you learned.”

I’ve been completely inspired by podcasts these last few weeks. Today’s title quote comes from Episode 7 of the BibRave Podcast — an incredible interview with Race Director of THE Boston Marathon, Dave McGillivray. the week: I’ve felt very harried and scattered all week, despite getting plenty of good sleep and not changing anything in […]

Weekly Therapy: There is no mastery when it comes to love, there is only humility.

the week: My buddy Glen Hansard spoke those words {see post title} in Pete Holmes’ podcast You Made it Weird. A beautiful sentiment, no? He’s so dreamy. But seriously, I’ve been ruminating on those words for a week. Nonetheless, interesting to think about mastery in terms of love — and not just in loving other […]

Race Recap: Cherry Blossom 10-mile… err, 9.3 mile in DC

My first Cherry Blossom race — and my first time seeing the cherry blossoms at peak bloom season in DC! The last ten weeks of training have brought me to this 10-mile race. Which, if you’ve read any other recaps or followed along this weekend, was shortened because of an unfortunate accident on the course. […]