Life has been busier than ever over the last few months. That helps to explain why this post is delayed by a little over 3 months or so. Better late than never though, right? One of my most successful posts to date discussed how I made my Anna from Frozen race costume. I appreciate all of … Continue reading Disneyland Half Marathon Costume & Race Recap (A Few Months Delayed)
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
Time is a funny thing. Sometimes it creeps by (like when you're on the cusp of something really exciting happening), and other times you really cannot fathom how it has disappeared. I distinctly remember sitting around thinking "Wow, Charles' July 3rd Birthday is just two months away." Now I'm not quite sure how it's come, … Continue reading Last time I checked, it was June?
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
So I am having a super depressing day thank to my left achilles tendon. As with most training plans, things were going so well until my body was like "calm this nonsense down and stop stressing me or I'm going to ruin your day and rebel." I was so pumped to go to the track … Continue reading Gear Review: The RooSport
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
This week has just been crazy and I sincerely meant to write a post leading up to today's 5k but sometimes, even with the best of intentions, it is hard to sneak a blog post it. While I would have loved to share all of my pre-race thoughts, strategy, and jitters with you, I will be more … Continue reading Happy New 5k PR Day To Me!