I just spent the last 10 days on vacation in Tucson, Arizona. It was over 60 degrees every day and awesome. I ran fewer times there than I was when I was pregnant. Oi. Am I really going to be able to run a half-marathon in less than a month? Still, I got to spend […]
Ahh! Where does time go? My daughter is already six-and-a-half months old, winter is half over (thank god) and I have about 8 weeks to go before my next big race.
After I did that 8-mile run on New Year’s Day, I signed up for that half marathon in April. And then the universe reached out and said, “girl, oh no you better don’t,” and threw up a few hurdles.
… and for that, I have a lot to be proud of.
Two years ago today, I put my money down and toed up to the start line of my first half-marathon. That half-marathon was Race the Runways, and it’s a special race for me. It’s put on by the Midcoast Triathlon Club and the Maine Track Club, both organizations that are near and dear to my […]
This isn’t a blog just about running. It’s a blog about life after the couch. I fear sometimes that if you looked at me just by my favorite posts, or my Couch to 5K post it makes it sound like its easy. Like one day you just wake up and change our life. And that’s […]
Race report coming to you live from the drive home! My goal — nailed it! I dared for a sub-2-hour marathon and I did (according to my watch) 1:55:12. (Edit: Official race time is 1:56:04. That’s gun time.) That is around 15 minutes faster than my half-marathon PR that I set at this course last year […]
This was me right before this race one year ago: Here I am today: This is a very flattering time of day for me for pictures. I had a vivid dream last night about my childhood home and friends and my mind is in another place then running a strong race right now. I tried […]
That song is in my head because I was fixing this story right before I started this post. Slightly relevant: I subscribe to a really cool service called “Timehop” that sends you an email report of everything you did the year before on Facebook, Twitter, foursquare and Instagram. And a year ago yesterday, I was […]
I skipped today’s run to go to a running workshop that a local orthopedic clinic held in Auburn. The speaker of honor was Joan Benoit Samuelson, winner of the first-ever women’s Olympic marathon, over-50 women’s record holder for the marathon, and Freeport, Maine resident. Samuelson is local, and for that reason, sometimes its easy to […]