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
When I think about the daunting task of training for a 40 miler, I get totally over-whelmed. I basically have no idea how the heck one would train for that distance without injuring themselves or how to get miles in during the daytime, since work and kids already take up all of my time. But, nevertheless,…… Continue reading First Phase to 40- Marathon Training
For the vast majority of my life, I’ve struggled to get my diet right. You see, I love food. I love, love, love to eat! And when I was training and running and growing babies, I had a super-huge appetite. I still do. I fell into binge-eating, anorexia, and exercise-related bulimia (when you try to…… Continue reading My Journey to Healthy Eating
This September, I've set a goal to run 40 miles on my 40th birthday. I'd like to share my reasoning for this and hopefully clear up all of the "WHY???'s". Nearly 3 decades ago, my father ran 40 on his 40th birthday. I was only 8 (or 9), but I still remember the day he… Continue reading 40 Miles for My 40th Year
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