Hello, beautiful humans. It's that time in the semester when I have big, end-of-the-year papers hanging over my head. All told, before I graduate on May 13, I will have completed: three essays, two presentations, one take home final, and one regular final. On top of which, I'm training for a marathon, which is now … Continue reading Staying Organized
I can't believe I've already completed six weeks of marathon training. I can't believe I'm graduating and moving in three weeks. I'm a big bundle of disbelief today, mixed in with a healthy dose of procrastinating on not one, not two, but three final papers I have to write. Without further ado, here's how my … Continue reading Sunday Recap: Week 6
Hello, beautiful humans. I wanted to talk a little today about how grateful I am for spring. It's sunny today, and I ran in shorts at 8:00 am, a first of the year, and so I'm going to call it: spring is officially here. Spring has never been my favorite season, especially here in northern … Continue reading Spring
If you aren't involved in the running world, you might not know that the Boston Marathon is today. The first time I really heard about the Boston Marathon was because of the bombing in 2013. I was a senior in high school and I remember arguing about the ramifications with other students. It all seemed … Continue reading Marathon Monday
Good morning (or afternoon) beautiful humans. That's a wrap on Marathon Training Week 5. Here's how my week went: Monday: 5 easy miles in what started out as snow and then turned to rain and then, twenty minutes after we finished, the sun came out. So, no running picture but here's Obi: Tuesday: Leg workout, … Continue reading Sunday Recap
Hello again. I hope you're having a good week and I sincerely hope the weather is more predictable than it is here in northern Idaho. Monday: snow and rain. Tuesday: Sun and wind. Today: Rain. Today, I want to talk about why I picked the San Francisco Marathon as my first marathon. Much like Monday's … Continue reading Why San Francisco?
Grab your popcorn, boys and girls, it's story time. When I tell someone I'm training for a marathon, almost everyone gets the same look in their eye. If you've traveled this path before, you probably know it well. It's the Why on earth would you want to run that far? You must have lost your mind … Continue reading Why Did I Decide to Run a Marathon?
Week 4 of marathon training is done! Monday: 4 easy miles. This is one of the days I have my running class, so I got to spend those 4 miles chatting and getting to know the other people in it. Tuesday: Gym workout in the morning: back, bis, and abs. Then 3 gorgeous, beautiful sunny … Continue reading Sunday Recap
Hello, beautiful humans, and happy Wednesday. I hope your week is going well. Today was my first hill-based workout for my marathon training. San Francisco is known for its hills so these are not workouts I am going to skip or half-ass. No way. My mileage is still pretty low, but here's the workout: -1 … Continue reading Hills and my Wednesday afternoon
Another week of marathon training is done and I am pretty happy with how it went. Monday: 4 easy miles in the Arboretum on campus. I broke out my new Brooks running shoes for this run and am impressed once again. Also, I always seem to end up with pink running shoes. Tuesday: Back and … Continue reading Sunday Recap: Marathon Training Week 3