So, I will just go ahead an skip the "I haven't written in forever..." introduction to my post. I know, it's been a while. As always, blogging about life can sometimes interfere with actually living it so this inadvertent hiatus was really a necessity. Luckily, a lot has happened in my racing and training since my last post … Continue reading Highs and Lows: Lots of Lessons So Far in 2014
Let me start by saying - HAPPY BIRTHDAY WHYHELLODOLLY.COM! Today marks the one year anniversary of the day my little blog was born. Although I can't say I've always been consistent over the last year, my commitment to sharing my journey through life, love, and running with all of your remains strong. Here's to many … Continue reading This Season Is Off To A Stellar Start!
It is almost incredible to think about everything that has happened in the last month (ahem...plus) since I last found the time to write a blog post! Here are just a few of the highlights: Our Anniversary Cruise I will have to write a full recap post but we had a fabulous time sailing aboard … Continue reading Well Holy Cow…
Quick & Dirty Stats: Chip Time: 23:48 Place: 3rd Female, 12th Overall, 1st in Age Group Event Recap So I decided that this race would be my last hard effort of this racing season when I registered. I will admit, I felt just a little unmotivated about it coming out of a hard effort at … Continue reading Race Recap – Friends of Lake Louisa State Park 5k
Well...I have been a very bad blogger! I know, there is no excuse for going to long without an update. I haven't forgotten about all of you (I swear!) but it's just been a whirl wind since we got back from DC. I've also been battling the sickness that started on the first day of … Continue reading Back to the Grind
So it's hard to believe that this was my view just a couple short days ago... Instead of focusing on my training (which has continued to go well and is just about done...it's coast till race day mode now), I will relive my amazing weekend here on the blog (at least a quick summary of … Continue reading Is there such a thing as cruise-lag?
This week has been full of ups and downs but it wouldn't be training any other way, right? As I wrote about earlier this week, I dealt with the frustration of injury which also prevented me from sticking exactly to my plan (and forced my weekly mileage to come in low as well). I also … Continue reading Race Preview & Week in Review
This normally busy week culminated in probably one of the busiest weekends I've had in a long time. While I feel like I could collapse and that I need a fully body massage, it was all so much fun and I wouldn't trade it for anything. Exciting New Gear I got some exciting new gear … Continue reading Another Stellar Week of Training – This Week in Review
Greetings everyone! It has been another busy week (evidenced by light posting) but was a great training week for me. It also just so happens to represent 1 month till race day and, as we have arrived at the end of March, it's a perfect time to admire how great this training plan has been … Continue reading 1 Month Till Race Day + This Week in Review
Well this was a great first week of my training plan! I completed all 27 planned miles (built up from a typical weekly average of around 23 miles for the last year or so) with very little deviation from the plan. Before I dig into that, let me give you all the detail on my … Continue reading St. Patty’s Day Dash & Bash 5k Race Recap & Week in Review