• marathon training

    Spirit of the Marathon

    December 12, 2010


    I’m such a sap when it comes to marathon stuff. I get teary-eyed at the Boston Marathon every single year, I almost cried (tears of happiness) when I finished 18 miles last weekend, and I can barely read my favorite running quotes without getting a little choked-up thinking about my own upcoming marathon. So, I […]


    Pain In The Foot

    December 11, 2010


    So, which do you want to hear first: the good news or the bad news? Hmm? Ok, let’s keep things positive and start with the good news! This morning, I ran 10.18 miles with my TNT team. I finished in 1:35:52, which was an average pace of 9:25/mile. I’m happy about this. See, I am […]


    Eighteen On My Own

    December 4, 2010


    I guess my preparations paid off because I did it. I ran 18 miles. I’m so proud of myself! :mrgreen: I can only imagine what finishing 26 miles will feel like. I started the morning with my typical long run breakfast: peanut butter and banana on a toasted English muffin with a small glass of iced […]


    Tough Twelve

    November 27, 2010


    This morning’s 12-mile run started out like usual: Mal and I woke up bright and early, I took the pug for a walk, and he made us peanut butter and banana sandwiches. And iced coffees with soy milk. Our team run was canceled due to the holiday, so Mal and I planned our own 12-mile route […]


    Run, Eat, Repeat

    October 12, 2010


    Mal and I have officially reached Week 9 of marathon training. Nine weeks is a long time, but we still have nearly fourteen weeks to go. My life: run, eat, repeat. Today’s workout, Track Workout 4, was done outside at a track. Crazy, right? The last time that I did Track Workout 4, I totally messed it […]