Most of the time, my life feels like a juggling act. Instead of juggling balls, I'm juggling babies, work, writing, household duties, running, and about four different calendars. So much seems to get packed into one week that by the weekend I'm gasping for air. Except the weekend doesn't actually slow down. Some people thrive … Continue reading How to Train for a Marathon When You’re a Busy Mom
Happy New Year! If you read my previous post, I did mention I intended to blog more. (Betcha didn't think it would be so soon, amiright?) But I'm trying to start this year setting myself up for success. Perhaps you've seen that YouTube video, where Admiral William McRaven is giving a speech about the most … Continue reading Kicking it Off with a Bang!
I like to dream, but I once heard a quote that said something like, a dream without a plan is a wish. I firmly believe that to be true. How many of us dream about something, whether great or small, but if we don't activity pursue it, make a plan and follow it, or even … Continue reading Dreams and Training – 2017 in Review; 2018 Goals
"I think that we should make it our goal that you qualify for Boston in three years." I almost cried. We were out for a walk with the kids. It was a gorgeous day: warm breeze, sun shining, and the delighted shouts of the kids in the background. The boys were riding their bikes, and … Continue reading What I Needed to Hear
Happy New Year! I have a confession. I hate making New Year's resolutions. I think they're kind of stupid. Most of the time when someone asks what my resolution is, I say, "To floss." (That's the truth, I do want to floss more.) But overall, I don't hold my weight or faith in resolutions. Now, … Continue reading Goals for 2017
This post is later than I wanted, but school duties, sick kids, and family visits have a tendency to take priority over blog writing. Alas. The race was about a week ago, and as I sit here writing this, I'm fully recovered and ready to plan the next goal. I had my goals for Rails … Continue reading Adjusting to the Unexpected: Rails to Trails Half Marathon Recap
The Rails to Trails half marathon is staring at me from Sunday. While physically, I know I'm set (provided my knee doesn't give me any issues), and mentally I know I can rock it, I'm still surprised how easily excuses can creep into my mind, even days away from the race. I'm been running for … Continue reading Battling Excuses
What an experience! I'm so grateful for how the race went, and even though I'm disappointed in my performance, I really couldn't have asked for a better day. I went into it with a goal of breaking 2:15, but like I said before, wasn't stressing too much about it. Well, the day before the race, … Continue reading Apple Dumpling Days 1/2 Marathon Recap