I struggled with Binge Eating Disorder for over ten years. Since January 2018, I started working with two professionals and have seen so much growth in myself and managing my emotions. Most days are much easier than they used to be, but there are still some harder days. Recovering from an eating disorder doesn't mean… Continue reading Something I’m Proud Of
I’ve put my goal of qualifying for the Boston Marathon out to the world many times. When I first shared this, it was January 2015 and I was 25 lb heavier. My half marathon PR was around 2:19 which is about a 10:40 mile pace. Going from a half marathon pace of 10:40 to a… Continue reading Why I Passed on a BQ 2019 Shot and Am Focusing on 2020
Next weekend, I'll be running (well, running and climbing) the Leadville Trail Marathon in Leadville, CO in memory of my brother, Robert. Many family members and friends join us every year to either do the marathon, the heavy-half (15.5 miles), or to cheer. LTM is the second most difficult marathon in the country, partially because… Continue reading How I Prepare for a Trail Marathon at Altitude
I feel like I've been posting and talking a lot about my easy miles recently. I run all my easy runs, long runs, and recovery runs at at least 10+ min/mile and I am proud of that because it's made me stronger and faster, and I've avoided injuries. Slowing down and monitoring your maximum aerobic heart rate makes… Continue reading Easy Miles Should Actually Be Easy – Calculate your Maximum Aerobic Heart Rate.
A few weeks ago I opened up about my long-time battle with Binge Eating Disorder. I figured I'd talk a bit more about it now that it's National Eating Disorders Awareness week. This post is just a very small glimpse into what I've dealt with while struggling with BED. It would be a novel if… Continue reading A Glimpse into My Struggle with Binge Eating Disorder
It's been a full month of marathon training (and life!). I knew it'd be super busy with teaching, grad school, wedding planning, training, etc, but even more was thrown onto my plate (and Kyle's!) and we both agreed the other night that it was just a crazy month. The Positives The first chunk of marathon… Continue reading January Training Update!
New year, same me. Except faster and stronger 😉 I've written down some running goals for 2018 which I'm excited to share. But first, 2017. The main running goal I had for 2017 was to qualify for Boston 2018. Well, that didn't happen. But I got a hell of a lot closer! 17 minutes closer… Continue reading Looking Back on 2017, and Ahead to 2018
...because it doesn't seem "real" until you say it out loud (or type it 😉 ). I've had the idea of a sub-3 hour marathon in the back of my mind for a long time. I mentioned it to my parents and Kyle this past summer, possibly earlier, but haven't spoken much about it since.… Continue reading Sub 3
Today marks one month from the Baystate Marathon, and I'm feeling good. I feel recovered both mentally and physically. And even though it has been a month, when I do think about Baystate, I get that "runner's high" feeling. It was such a fun race, and setting a PR really pumped me up for spring… Continue reading Post-Marathon Blues?
You’ve probably heard me mention that I "tape my watch" during races, and judge my pace based off the feel of my legs. It’s something I’ve been doing for just over a year, and it’s worked wonders for not only my running, but also my mind. Before each race, I literally put two strips of… Continue reading Why I Tape my Garmin Watch during Races