Pumpkin, Pumpkin & More Pumpkin

Where did these week go? Well actually where did September go?!?! It’s hard to believe that tomorrow is the first day of October.  I figured that since Fall is in full swing that I should probably share some of the amazing pumpkin recipes that I’ve been cooking up in the kitchen. First up, this Chai Pumpkin Bread from PaleOMG…

Taper Time

Happy Monday! That’s right…it’s time to taper. Only 13 days until Chicago and yes I’m counting it down. This was my second full week of soley focusing on the marathon and running. I’m definitely learning a lot when it comes to listening to my body and making sure that I’m fueled properly over these next…

Run Fast. Eat Slow.

Happy Wednesday. Sorry I’ve been slacking a bit on getting posts up. I know that the past couple of posts have been focusing a lot about running and my workouts, but that’s really what life has been like prepping for the Chicago Marathon (Richmond too). As promised I told many of you that I would…

Philly Recap…Another 13.1 Done

Monday was a rest day and since I was traveling for work I figured I’d get my thoughts together from the RockNRoll Half Marathon while in the air. I’m not sure I know where to start with this recap because there is so much to talk about. This race was not really about me, but…

Time to Refocus

This training cycle has been a bit different than all of my previous plans. Why? One, I have been marathon and triathlon training at the same time. Two, I’ve been doing much more speed-work this go around (definitely a love/hate relationship with those workouts). Three, being pushed outside my comfort zone by having a coach. All of these factors have…

Diamondman Triathlon Recap

I can officially call myself a triathlete after completing the Piranha Sports Diamondman Triathlon over the weekend. Nervous? Just a little, but mostly because of the swim. I’ve only swam in open water twice at Hammerman Beach in Middle River when I was training for IronGirl (this year the swim got cancelled). All of my…

Another Goal Accomplished

I know I’m a little late getting my weekly training posted, but this weekend was a bit nuts. I honestly was just exhausted and didn’t get around to getting this together. This week was a bit different than the last few just because my focus this week was on my Triathlon. I needed to get…

Exciting News

Happy Monday everyone. Well I have a lot of things to talk about and recap, but first I wanted to share some really exciting news… I’m officially signed up for IRONMAN 70.3 Lake Placid. IRONMAN Lake Placid is the longest-running American event aside from the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. I knew this was something that…

Aim True

You may have seen her on social media or maybe you even follow her, but I’m a huge fan of Kathryn Budig. She is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher and author. You may have come across her book, Aim True, where she extends her empowering message beyond the yoga mat. I recently received a copy of this…

Charles Street 12 Miler Recap

I actually love writing these recaps. It gives me the opportunity to think about everything that happened before, during and after the race. I love the excitement of race day for so many reasons, but mainly because you get to see all of your training unfold. My first alarm went off at 4:50 a.m. so that…