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
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
Countdown is on for the Leadville Trail Marathon! Just over 3 days until we toe the starting line and run (well, run, climb, and hike) for Robert! If you’re new to my blog and haven’t read about Robert and the significance behind this race, please read here. Having completed the Leadville Trail Heavy Half Marathon…… Continue reading Leadville Thoughts and Goals
Back in March, some friends and I ran the Eastern States 20 Miler. When I first read about this race in the fall of 2016, I knew I had to register – the race starts in Maine, takes you down into New Hampshire and along the coast, and then into Massachusetts where the finish line is. I…… Continue reading Eastern States 20 Miler
The day after the B.A.A. Half Marathon, I ran the Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women. I know…it might sound a little (or very) crazy, but I love the runner’s high. So why not?! The 10K took place on Columbus Day at the Boston Common, and unlike on Sunday, it was blue sky. It was…… Continue reading Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women
Wow – it has been one busy month. I realized my last post was on June 1st and today is July 5th – yikes! June was busy, but busy in the best way possible. Here are some highlights from the past four weeks: In June, I… Began graduate school Wrapped up my second year teaching Pre-K Ran the…… Continue reading Hi there! It’s been a while.