Kayla finished her last chemo treatment yesterday. We were blessed to have my dad and stepmom here with us. We were blessed to have a wonderful oncology nurse give Kayla her last treatment. The nurse was an older woman and we’d never had her before. She gave Kayla a hug and she talked to Kayla… Continue reading Last chemo treatment
Week 9 of marathon training brought on the 16-mile run, my longest run to date! And it sucked – BIG TIME! But I’m getting ahead of myself…… It was a sunny, cool morning when I headed out. The first 3 miles were great and I was feeling optimistic about completing the run with no problems. … Continue reading 16-mile run
Looking back over the year 2014, I see a trend in my behavior. I ran. I ran a lot. Most of the epic things that happened to me in 2014 were related to running: I ran a 10k for the first time. I ran the Bix-7, which is a 7-mile race. I ran not only… Continue reading 2014 was EPIC!
Hello! It’s been awhile since I last blogged! Things have been very busy for me at work and so I haven’t had much time to focus on anything else. Also, I’m not training right now, so I don’t have much to talk about. No one wants to hear about a boring 3-mile run, right? Which… Continue reading What I miss about being in training
I used to blog on SparkPeople and so I just looked at some of my blog posts from a year ago just to see how I’ve progressed or changed in the last year. Around this time last year, I was pleased with myself for being able to run 5k’s with no problem. I was starting… Continue reading Throwback Thursday – One Year Ago
Yesterday was the half-marathon! After months of following a training program, the day had finally arrived! On Saturday, I picked up my race packet: And here was my pre-race meal for dinner the night before. Spaghetti with eggplant “meatballs” (see recipe here). The meatballs turned out to be pretty good. I will definitely make them… Continue reading Half-marathon recap
This past weekend I ran the Bix 7, which is a 7-mile race that has been a huge focus and goal with my running over the past year and a half. It was a race that I really, really wanted to be able to accomplish. I guess you could say that it has been my… Continue reading Have I lost my mojo?
Yesterday was a speed workout. I think that the speed workouts have become my favorite running workouts. As I do more of them, I’m able to run faster for longer periods of times, and my pace is improving. It’s very exciting! I ran when I got home from work last night. During the day, I… Continue reading Half-marathon training – Day 31
Happy 4th of July! Yesterday I ran 3 miles and for the first time, my pace for each mile was under 12 minutes. The picture isn’t the best, but my speed is improving! I’m always joking that I run like a turtle, but it’s so exciting to see my speed improving. I don’t know how… Continue reading A running milestone!
I’ve received lots of great advice since I started running a few years ago. Something that a runner friend of mine told me will always stick with me, though. She told me that no matter how long someone has been running, the first mile is always the hardest. It’s so true. Every run I start… Continue reading What Running Has Taught Me