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
On Sunday, October 9th, I ran the B.A.A. Half Marathon in Boston. This was the third and last race of the B.A.A. Distance Medley, which consisted of a 5k, 10k, and now the half. I've been wanting to run this half marathon for a while, so I was really excited. A few of my coworkers were also… Continue reading B.A.A. Half Marathon
I'm trying something new this marathon training cycle, and so far I LOVE it! Guess what it is? NO MUSIC. I haven't listened to music while working out since the beginning of June. I found that whenever I was doing a hard workout, like a long run or hill repeats, I relied on loud, fast… Continue reading Something New I’m Trying…
Eeek, another hiatus from the blog! Every time I write a "To Do" list (which is every day, I'm the biggest list-maker), BLOG is always on it. Always. But then other things such as grad school work, cleaning, marathon training runs/workouts, etc take priority.. Anyway, I'm here to give a quick life update with the… Continue reading Training & Mini Life Update
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.
One of my favorite ways to refuel after a workout is to drink a cold protein shake. There are so many different ways to make shakes and I think I've finally perfected mine! Protein shakes are a fun way to experiment - throw in new vegetables (I recently started adding cucumber), try a new flavor of protein powder… Continue reading Post-Workout Shake
Rewind to the weekend of April 30-May 1 when I ran the Providence Marathon. This was my second road marathon, but third marathon overall (first was the Leadville Trail Marathon in June 2015). I began training for this marathon in mid-February after dealing with an IT band injury. Because I had been planning to begin in… Continue reading Providence Marathon Recap
I was so excited for the Boston Marathon on Monday, and I wasn't even running it! The weather forecast called for blue sky and temperatures in the 60's, which is great for spectators but a little warm for runners. Because it was Marathon Monday/Patriots' Day, neither Kyle nor I had work. So I started my… Continue reading Marathon Monday
On Saturday, I participated in the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) 5K in downtown Boston. It was a beautiful day - the sun was shining and the temperature was in the mid-40's. I was so excited for this race because it is part of the B.A.A. Distance Medley. The Distance Medley consists of a 5K, a… Continue reading B.A.A. 5K!
Every once in a while, I'll post my workouts for the week. Since I'm training for a marathon in May, many of my workouts include runs (long runs, recovery runs, tempo runs, speed workouts, etc.) I also fit in two lifting workouts each week, as well as lower body strengthening. Saturday, April 9: 18 mile training run. This… Continue reading Workouts in Review: 4/9 – 4/16