My Run Squad

So, this year, in addition to swapping coaches to the wonderful Liz Campbell, I started coaching a few people. At first, I started making template plans, “16 weeks to marathon” or “Let’s survive this 5k,” for friends who would ask. Then, I got some more serious runners come to me asking for help with a…

The Post Marathon Blues

You’ve been training for 16-20 weeks for the big day. Each morning is scheduled, each meal and snack planned, clothes put out the night before, weekend plans squeezed in, etc. Then you run for 3+ hours and it’s done. You have to stop moving, let your body recover, and by the time you’ve recovered you…

The Big Show

So I ran the Boston Freaking Marathon yesterday. I’m not normally a race recap person, but I think this one is exceptional…just read this article. It started in athletes village…I made a friend on the bus, per usual. I love moms and found one that looked friendly and she was great. We joked about how…

Week 19: Let’s Just Talk About Food?

Tapering is pretty boring, so I’ll spare you the details of the 45 miles I ran, other than ONE workout. Then, I’ll get to the fun stuff…carbo-loading. If there’s one thing I’ve mastered in the last three years, it’s eating. I’m pretty good about cooking really healthy meals for myself, but I’d be lying if…

TLDR; This ain’t your Grandma’s Marathon

Yeah, yeah, yeah. In case you didn’t know, I’m running the Boston FREAKING marathon! But, ya, you probably already knew that by now. If you’re not a runner, here are some quick stats you need to know about how important Boston is. 30,000 people have the privilege of running this race every year. Only 20,000…

Week 18: Peak Week Baby!

  It’s peak week people. You know what that mean…hungry, cranky, tired, all the miles, all the fun. After a super weekend with Liz, I did a terrible job prepping for the week, so I started out tired. I also made all the plans, cause that’s normal? Not really. But, I have found that these…

Week 17: I Work Hard Every MF Dayayay!

This was an interesting week because it was a “down” week aka low mileage, but it was one of the hardest weeks in terms of workouts and my longest long run to date. I made a new dinner/lunch that I will be sharing and most importantly…my coach/friend/soul sister came to visit me for the weekend…

Week 16: Tired & Hungry & Cranky

Funny enough, by Sunday I felt like I could run ALL the miles. BUT, post Craicfest, I was really feeling the tightness. I also had a few nervous spells that I’ll go into in my week breakdown…along with a fun new “countdown” to Boston playlist. I also cooked all the food because we got another…

Week 15: Narcolepsy

I’m officially tired. Like really tired. Like dreaming of the week after the marathon where I can wake up at 7 AM to just drive to work…and then at night I can come home and eat. Like a regular person!!!! Is that crazy?!?! People who don’t workout seriously have it made and I totally get…

Week 14: Down, Down, I’m Feeling Down

This will be a quick one this week because it was a long, short, week. You know those weeks? I started a new job, woke up with my eyes closed every morning, and did not have the weekend I intended to. So, real talk, just got through this one. Monday I did an 30 min…