Is It Really Almost November?

How is tomorrow the last day of October?  It feels like I was just celebrating my 29th birthday like last week. These past few weeks have flown by.  It also has already been 3 weeks since the Chicago Marathon..What?!?!?  Going back to reflect on October, it was a busy month. I went back and looked…

Matcha..Why You Should Love it Too

First off….congratulations on making it to Friday!!! So what is Matcha? Matcha (from the Japanese “ma” meaning powder and “cha” meaning tea) is actually a powdered version of green tea. Instead of steeping the leaves and drinking the liquid, you’re drinking the whole leaf. There are so many reasons why you should try Matcha. It’s an…

Trust

Happy Tuesday everyone. Walking outside today I’ve decided that it’s finally Fall (kind of bummed…I miss that 80 degree weather already). Anyway, this post is going to be short and sweet, but I wanted to share an intention with all of you that I’ve been experiencing in my own life over the past couple of weeks…

Last Week Before Taper #2…Only 3 Weeks Till Richmond

This week things shifted from recovery to marathon training. With Richmond only 3 weeks away, I need to get back into my typical weekly running routine, however, I am listening closely to what my body is telling me. For one, sleep is still super important and so is adequate nutrition. I am also not neglecting…

Post Chicago Recovery…What’s Next

If you follow the blog and have been following these past few months of training,  I can bet that many of you are wondering what’s next. What does one do after running 26.2 miles? How do you recover? Well I’m glad you asked because you are about to find out how these recovery weeks are…

Chi Marathon Recap Part 2 – A BQ Finish

Okay, deep breath, let’s see how far I can get without tearing up for this recap. There is so much to open up about here and I’m not exactly sure where to begin. To be honest, I’m still riding a high from the marathon and it just quite hasn’t set in yet that I ran sub…

Chicago Marathon Recap Part 1

Where do I even begin. I’m breaking this up into two parts because it’s just too much to write in one. Let’s be honest, if it was all together you’d probably quit reading before I got to the good stuff.  So get comfy…here we go. Friday I had an early flight out of BWI and…

I Did It…Thank You Chicago

As many of you may have saw if you follow me on social media, Chicago did not disappoint. Yesterday was beyond perfect. Walking away with a huge PR (50:28 to be exact), but most importantly a BQ (3:28:58). I’m speechless. Quitting never crossed my mind, but when it hurt… I dug deep and just kept…

Packing For Chi-Town and Runner Tracking Info

The hardest thing about traveling for a marathon aside from actually running is the packing. I took Thursday off work to be able to gather all last minute items, do laundry, bake travel snacks, and to honestly just take it easy. I always make a list and put everything out to make sure I’m not…

MARATHON WEEK

Okay so tapering is hard and this week has been a bit stressful from the move and getting settled into my new place, but the main focus has been the marathon. I’ve been focusing on sleeping in, drinking plenty of water, eating carbs, getting in some good runs and stretching. Mentally and physically I need…