A Different Marathon Monday

I was going to just go through the motions today. Go for my run. Complete the workout leading up to a 5k time trial. Get online. Work. You know, the new “normal.” As I was getting dressed for my workout, I leaned into my drawer and felt a smile creep out, as I saw my…

Runcation Travel – Patagonia

It all started in a Christmas themed pop-up in San Francisco. I had one or two or three too many Koala-la-la-la’s, as I gabbed with my good friend Robin, getting to know her amazing teammates (the Impalas). We had spent the morning running miles around SF, stopping for pastries (it’s called Pastry Friday over there….

Running with PCOS

*this blog was posted in Lane 9 in September 2017. I have had quite a few people reach out about running and getting diagnosed with PCOS recently and wanted to move it to my blog as well.* UPDATES: It has been three years since I was diagnosed with PCOS. Since then, I have been able…

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

2019 was a doozy. I disappeared almost entirely from blogging and there’s definitely a reason why! After each marathon or race I was doing, I had been feeling this emptiness. I wasn’t satisfied no matter how big or small the PR was. When I talked to friends they thought that I was putting my self-worth…

Natalia x Chicago = Marathoner

Meet Natalia! A PhD holding, mom of two from El Paso, TX, who stumbled upon my blog (maybe over a year ago) and asked me to coach her…then declined…then came back. And now we’re here. Natalia just completed her first full training cycle and FIRST EVER marathon. She is certifiably nuts and I love her….

Life’s a Mary-thon

So this blog has been pretty inactive as of late and to be honest, I have just been having FUN running and haven’t really thought about the social media side as much. But, something I have been really focusing on, has been coaching. I am coaching around 15+ people for anything from running for fun to…

The Race

So, I have taken a week to sit down and process the race. I have been inundated with texts from people asking if I was hurt, if something happened, why I didn’t perform, etc. I have seen countless posts from people with every reason why things didn’t go well. “I felt sick. I had a…

Taper: You’re Not Crying, I’M CRYING

I think that’s how that phrase is supposed to go? Maybe not? Whatever, that’s the tune of my week and has been the tune of most taper weeks in my past (according to the depths of my blog). Pretty much anything can set me off and I am not helping myself by listening to a…

5.5 Weeks To Go…What?

Okay, so I haven’t been tracking or posting or reporting in as much as I have been the last few marathon cycles. And to go back to my last post, I still don’t fully feel like I am in the swing of things. It is so easy to watch on social media as your friends…

10 Weeks Out: Didn’t I JUST do this????

Last year at this time, I was posting my 10th blog of the training cycle because I was 10 weeks deep into training. This year, I still don’t feel like I’ve started really training yet (duh I have) because I JUST ran Philly. I’ve never run marathons so close together before and the downtime was…