When I found out I was pregnant and due early November, I realized I would be in my postpartum period over all the holiday goodness. Thankfully, Isla’s birthday was close enough to the holidays that it’s still acceptable to rock stretchy maternity jeans. I told myself that I wouldn’t start worrying about trying to lose… Continue reading Back to It
Is it me, or is this week just flying by? Maybe it’s the fact that today is my last day of work for the week. I wish I had something super fun planned on Friday for Madelyn and myself but I will be finishing up some painting in her new big girl room while she… Continue reading Escape Artist & My First 5k of the Year
This past October, I ran my second Chicago marathon. After months of early morning training runs, hours spent away from home, and in bed early on Friday nights, I was able to shave off over 24 minutes from last year’s race. Thrilled to say the very least! Coming off of a good training cycle and… Continue reading Taking a Break
Recovering from a marathon is just as important as training for one. It can take weeks for your body to fully recover from the strain of running that 26.2 miles. Of course by the next day, I was wondering when I’d be able to run again. After coming off of months of training and completing… Continue reading Zero Week
On Saturday, I completed my last double digit run before the Chicago Marathon. My training schedule had me running 12 miles. Instead, I headed down to Chicago with my mom and two of her friends to participate in the Chicago Women Rock 1/2 marathon, making it my 7th half marathon.
We are less than 3 weeks away from The Chicago Marathon. I can’t believe the day is almost here and that summer is officially gone. Our weekend involved hanging out, yard work, and lots of napping…always a requirement during these last few weeks of training. Last weekend I felt like I was back in my… Continue reading Marathon Training Recap Week 15-Peak Week
Happy Monday guys! We are three weeks away from The Chicago Marathon and that means TAPER TIME! I thought this would be a good time to share what has helped me get through those long build-up runs the past 15 weeks. Here are 10 tips that make running long distance a bit more bearable. 1. Have… Continue reading Getting Through The Long Run
Happy Wednesday! I hope everyone’s week is off to a great start! I just finished up week 14 of marathon training for Chicago and I’m well into week 15-PEAK WEEK! After this week is over, the mileage starts to decrease before the big day is here. I’m very excited and only a little bit nervous… Continue reading Pumpkin Season!
Happy Packer Day! Madelyn clearly knows what’s up. I hope everyone’s week is going well. One day closer to the weekend and to my little cousin’s wedding! I’m thrilled to watch her get married, and I can still remember when she was born…how’s that for feeling old?! We definitely started our week off with a bang.… Continue reading The Family that plays Together
Hey guys! Happy September! I can’t believe it’s already that time of year and that football starts this week! EEEEEK! Fall is my absolute favorite time of year. The temperatures become a little more bearable for outside running, pumpkin in everything, and cozying up in blankets with the scent of fall candles are all of… Continue reading Chicago Marathon Training Recap Week 12