Right before running my first marathon, I wrote a post about why I was gaining weight during my training. I didn’t sign up for a marathon to necessarily lose weight, but I sure as heck didn’t think I would gain weight, especially since I was running so much. In the end, I was consuming more calories than my body needed, so I was about 10 pounds heavier on marathon day. When I trained for my second…

Another week of training is in the books and, whoa, we are getting close to race day. It’s a week from TODAY! I still need to figure out my plan of attack as far as workouts go for this upcoming week, but I’ll likely front-load it with harder workouts (i.e. CrossFit and mid-distance runs) and then taper off and rest as I get closer to the big day. I can’t believe my fall half marathon is almost…

Guys! We’re getting so close to the big day! I did my final long run (10 miles) this morning and then (hopefully) it’s smooth sailing to race day! I’m traveling for work next week, so I’m planning a couple of runs/workouts while I’m away. Next weekend, I’ll probably do a medium-length run with a couple of short runs during the week and then race day is Sunday. Holy cow. It’s coming up fast, and I really can’t decide whether I…

Holy cow! How is Week 5 of my half marathon training already over?! I can’t believe race day is just 4 short weeks away. Didn’t I just start training!? I already have a couple of 10-milers under my belt, and I’d still like to do a couple of 11/12-milers before taper time (planning on one tomorrow), so I *think* I will feel ready once race day arrives. Anyway, I had a pretty good balance of workouts this week: 3…

Good morning and happy Sunday! I’m actually getting ready to head out for a long run this morning, but I wanted to share my workout recap from last week. It was a decent week overall, but I really wish I had done more running/working out, but, with travel to both Chicago and Newport, I’m happy that I was able to fit in at least a couple of runs this week. SUNDAY: Off MONDAY: KFIT AMRAP 10…

Hello, hello! Week 3 of my half marathon training went much better than the first couple of weeks. Hallelujah! Now, I feel like I’m finally getting on track with my plan. And, hopefully, it’ll stay that way. I’m traveling to Chicago this week, but I’m planning to fit in at least one workout before or during my trip. Then, we’ll be in Newport this coming weekend (I absolutely love running by the ocean there and look forward to it all…

Hello and happy Sunday, friends!! Ok, so my first week of half marathon training was kind of weird. It was great because I exercised a ton more than I usually do, but I didn’t do all that much running. *sigh* I planned to run on Thursday, but I had way too much work to do, so it just never happened. I figured I could run on Saturday morning, but then Mal wasn’t available, and Qman definitely had some energy to burn, so sitting…

Just last week, I shared my advice for balancing CrossFit and running because, like a lot of you, I have a half marathon on my calendar later this fall. Last week, I actually registered for the South Shore Half Marathon. And, of course, once I received my email confirmation, I immediately started to put together my training schedule. But when I started planning out my runs, I realized I wasn’t able to easily fit them all in. I rely…

Today’s the day! My winter half marathon is finally here! And by the time you read this blog post, I will have crossed the finish line after running 13.1 (chilly) miles. I’ll share my recap later this week! Wish me luck! WEEK 7 Sunday: 10 miles Monday: KFIT 28:49 Rx (my abs were sore for dayssssss!) Tuesday: Off Wednesday: CrossFit Used #95 for Squat Clean Thruster + worked my way up to #125 X 3…

Good morning and happy Sunday to you! I had some really great workouts recently, but I didn’t do all that much running. Whomp whomp. Between the holidays and the opportunity to work out with Mal while he was on Christmas break, I ended up at CrossFit quite a lot. But since the race is only a few weeks away, I’m planning to schedule more mid-week runs to get myself back on track! WEEK 5 Sunday: 8 miles Monday: KFIT Tuesday:…

Another two weeks are in the books! Week 3 Sunday: 8 miles Monday: KFIT “Loch Ness” – 19:45 Rx Tuesday: Off Wednesday: 5 miles Thursday: Off Friday: 5 miles Saturday: CrossFit Partner WOD – 22:07 (#75 with Push Jerks) Week 4 Sunday: Yulefest 5K

Hi, guys! Training for my winter half marathon has officially started! And I have to admit, I’m really enjoying cold weather running. (I know”¦ who am I?) I’m so not a fan of winter, but I really enjoy running in the “chilly” temps. Well, right now I do. We’ve had a fairly mild November and early December, so we’ll see how I feel about winter running come January. Anyway, my training is off to a…

Hi, friends! Remember when I answered a bunch of post-marathon questions from readers yesterday? Well, I forgot to include a very important one: What is your next running goal? How could I forget?! It’s such an important question and one I’ve thought about quite a lot since crossing the finish line of the Boston Marathon. I seriously considered training for another marathon, but, after giving it some thought, I decided a half marathon would be a…

Hi, guys! Happy Sunday! I hope you’ve enjoyed a wonderful weekend so far! Fitness-wise, last week wasn’t a great one for me. I was struggling with a flare, so, obviously, I didn’t feel 100% or super psyched about doing any sort of physical activity. However, I managed to fit in a few workouts, including a 10-mile run (which was awesome), so I actually feel pretty good about last week’s workouts. And, hey, I’m starting to…

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