The Taper Blues

10 days until race day and I’m going through a funk.  Last week is what I would consider a non-running week as I struggled to complete an easy 7- mile run, followed by an emerging series of aches and pains (ankle/hamstring/IT band).  I’ve heard of “phantom pains” surfacing during this period which could be the […]

Marine Corps Marathon Goals

Final long run of the season accomplished this past weekend – 22 miles!  I feel great and ready for the race in three weeks. Last year I finished the NYC marathon at 4:07.  It was a tough course and the harsh weather (30+mph winds) made it even more difficult.  Even though I didn’t achieve my […]

Flashback : Race recap and training tidbits

Yikes, 5 months without a post!  Only 4 weeks left until Marine Corps Marathon.  I regret not writing as often as I would like but after spring break, the dynamics in my home changed when my husband went out of town for a month for work.  My girls, especially the eldest terribly missed her dad and […]

Spring Break

Intention: Run 3-4x while on vacation Reality: 1 and 1/2… the half was due to a run cut short (more about that later) Last week, we soaked in the sun and enjoyed time with family during the kids’ spring break.  Our family of 4 joined my brother’s family of 5 as well as my youngest […]