The months leading up to the Boston Marathon were some of the best training cycles I have ever had. It all started in March of 2016 when I ran the Myrtle Beach Marathon (MBM) with my college teammates Megan and Jamie. I have to start this post with a shout-out to Meg and Jamie because… Continue reading Only One Boston
If you want to run, run a mile. If you want to experience a different life, run a marathon. I knew this quote by Emil Zatopek to be true after running my first marathon in 2016. This time around though, I lived it. That is what Boston does to you: it takes everything that you… Continue reading Boston: A Different Life
In eleven days, on the third Monday in April, the sun will rise over the city of Boston as it does every day. In eleven days, on the third Monday in April, thousands of runners will gather in a little town called Hopkinton, as they have done for 120 years. In eleven days, on the… Continue reading My Road to Boston
People always want to know how I have time to train for a marathon, when I run, etc. What I have learned about marathon training is that it is more about time management than anything else. You have to CREATE time to train and if you don’t, you will not train as effectively as you… Continue reading How Do You Have Time to Train for a Marathon?
I wrote this post after running my first marathon, last year. I want to re-post it because I still find so much truth in these words. Twenty-five days until the next marathon!!! ❤ This weekend I raced a marathon but what I really want you to know is that I have been running one all… Continue reading Re-Post: The Spirit of the Marathon
When people hear that I am training for a marathon they want to know what my weekly mileage is at. Never does anyone (other than my nerdy boss) ask me about my intensity during my runs. Let’s take a minute to define volume and intensity. Volume is the product of duration and frequency. In training… Continue reading Volume v.s. Intensity
I grew up eating oatmeal. My mom would make a big pot in the morning and my sisters and I would pick out toppings that consisted of fruits, nuts, peanut butter, etc. When I went to college, I ate a lot of oatmeal because it was quick, fast easy to store and make in a… Continue reading Fast Food Friday: Oatmeal