The countdown has begun, as I’m now less than 8 weeks from attempting something that I’m totally nervous and anxious about–running 40 continuous miles. If the actual run doesn’t kill me, then it’s quite possible that my nerves might. Overall, my training is still on target. In fact, I haven’t had any major setbacks thus…… Continue reading 8 Weeks To Go!
These we’re the days that lasted forever, although the years flew by. Little did I know four years ago that by joining this stroller–based fitness class, I’d be changing my life in so many ways. Stroller Strides turned out to be not only a a life-changer, but a life-saver, as I battled the postpartum blues. In…… Continue reading Lessons From My Stroller Strides Mornings
With just 16 weeks remaining until my 40 miler , the heat is ON. The summers in St. Louis are NO JOKE. Last weekend’s 18 felt ridiculously difficult, as the heat index approached 90 by 9am. With this type of heat and humidity, it truly feels like I’m running in quicksand. Not only is the…… Continue reading 277 Miles Down, 774 To Go- Lessons Learned and Remembering My Why
I officially kicked off my training last week for my big 4-0 this October. With the help of my coach, Coach Braus (a.k.a. my Dad), we’ve come up with a plan that works with my schedule, and allows for a gradual build up. Here are the highlights of what is included in my custom plan:…… Continue reading 40 Miles or Bust Training Plan
Heading into my 16th marathon this past weekend, I had all of the regular pre-race jitters and anxiety as usual. I did not set a goal time for myself to try to ease the anxiety, but I did have 2 goals for this race: Run a comfortable enough pace so that I could finish with…… Continue reading My Final Thoughts on the Completion of Marathon #16
My parents visited from California last week. They drove all the way from LA to St. Louis and brought me lots of goodies from their fruit trees. One of those goodies was a ton of lemons. Perfect in every way, but I’m never going to use the amount that I was given. So I best start…… Continue reading When Your Mom Brings you Lemons, Make Lemon Chia Protein Cookies
After completing my exhausting 20 miler yesterday, I was in dire need of some recovery advice. I googled “how to recover quickly from a long run” and decided to follow the advice in the first article that popped up. It was “9 Ways to Get Rid of Muscle Soreness After A Hard Run” by Coach…… Continue reading Ice Baths are Evil, and Awesome