It's December and all my 2018 races are done for the year. Naturally, I wanted to see if I hit any of the running goals I set for myself. Well, spoiler alert: I didn't! But that's okay. Here's what I envisioned when I was closing out 2017: 2018 Running Goals: 1) Qualify for the 2019… Continue reading So how did those 2018 running goals go?
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
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?
This past Sunday, I ran the Baystate Marathon in Lowell, MA. Every fall, two of my college friends (Katie and Sarah) and I run a marathon together. In 2015, we ran Richmond, in 2016, we ran Charlotte, and this fall we decided to choose a race up north. I love doing races with my friends -… Continue reading Baystate Marathon Recap
On Sunday, 9/10, I ran the first annual Beantown Marathon. It was the last day to run a qualifying marathon for the 2018 Boston Marathon, so I registered in the late spring with a 2018 BQ as my goal. The Beantown Marathon is a loop course. 6 loops, first five a little over 4.5 miles,… Continue reading Beantown Marathon & a Goal for Future Races