What you've all been waiting for... the final part of my Yeungling Shamrock Dolphin Challenge race recap! Part two captured the 8k on Saturday and this blog will sum up the experience, focusing on my awesome performance at the half marathon on Sunday. Sunday was another dark and early morning for us. We still dressed … Continue reading Race Recap: Yeungling Shamrock Dolphin Challenge – Part Three
Ooof, it has been 2 weeks already since I completed the Yeungling Shamrock Dolphin Challenge in Virginia Beach, and I'm finally getting around to writing a recap of my experience! It was such a fun weekend full of friends, good food, and of course running. To really capture everything I want to share, I'll split … Continue reading Race Recap: Yeungling Shamrock Dolphin Challenge – Part One
Happy Wednesday to my followers and readers! To me it felt like a Monday... it was my first day back to work after a 5 day vacation. The nice thing is that even though it felt like a Monday, it really is Wednesday, and the weekend will be here again before I know it. Anyway, … Continue reading What I Ate Wednesday: Roadtrip to Shamrock Edition!
Every year I set goals for myself... and although I find that putting it in writing makes a goal real, sometimes I'm too hard on myself when I don't hit them. So instead I'm going to write down ideas... some may really be goals, maybe they're just wishes and dreams... for what may come in … Continue reading My Ideas, Goals and Dreams for 2019
I have so many feelings about September 2018. It had some serious highs and some major lows. It started off on a high note with my best friend completing her first olympic triathlon and winning her age group, then a half marathon PR for me a week later, hit a low when a running friend … Continue reading September 2018 Training Recap
This weekend I did two things I had never done before: ran as part of a relay team and ran a race in a tutu. The Capital City River Run was not really on my radar this year, since I had already planned to run a half marathon at Run For Your Heart and I … Continue reading Race Recap: Capital City River Run Half Marathon Relay 2018
In May I completed my first ever run/walk streak - I participated in the "Still I Run" streak for Mental Health Awareness month, and I walked or ran at least 1 mile every day in the month of May. I came close to breaking my streak a few times but I was determined to accomplish … Continue reading May 2018 Training Recap
Yes, you read that right. This is going to be a three-part race recap because I had a pretty busy end to my April. I'll try to keep it short & sweet... but some pretty exciting things happened! Spring Sunset Training Series 5k: I almost wasn't going to go to this race, but I said if … Continue reading Race Recap: Sunset Training Series 5k, Freedom 5k & Go the Extra Mile for Covenant Kids
2016 was the best running year of my life so far. I met some amazing people, people who have quickly become my best friends. There were a lot of really awesome running moments in 2016, but I decided to just touch on a few that really stood out to me. Most made me laugh, some … Continue reading Top 10 Running Moments of 2016
If you had asked me 8 years ago when I started running if I would ever run a half marathon, I probably would have laughed in your face. At that time, I could barely run a mile. I wasn't even sure about running the 5k that I had signed up for in the fall. That … Continue reading Transformation Tuesday
Today I ran my first half marathon. This race has been a few years in the making. I was signed up for a half marathon in November 2014, but due to personal reasons I wasn't able to run. I signed up for the same half a year later, but ended up with a nasty cough … Continue reading Race Recap: Go the Extra Miles for Covenant Kids Half Marathon
This post will be my go-to for the races I want to run this year. One of my goals is to run one race every month in 2015. My big goal of the year is to run a half marathon! I will probably aim to run the Mid-Land Half in November, but who knows... maybe … Continue reading Ready To Go in 2015!
October and the beginning of November have been a roller coaster for me. I've had some huge ups and even bigger downs, I've experienced every emotion in the last couple of weeks in the most intense form. My diet and my exercise have suffered. I'm starting this week fresh, though. I have lots of reasons … Continue reading Banking the Miles: October Update
I wish I could say that I was starting this month feeling AWESOME about my half marathon training. Unfortunately right around our 2 year wedding anniversary I came down with a nasty bug that kept me from training. Not only did I get sick, but we also got a visit from the state at work … Continue reading Banking the Miles: September Update
It is officially September... my favorite month of the year! The end of summer, beginning of fall... new school year for students and teachers, the start of college football (Fire Up Chips!), Pumpkin Spice Lattes at Starbucks, leaves start to change, the start of fall weddings (including my own two years ago!), and the temperatures … Continue reading Banking the Miles: August Update