Blessing of the Fleet 10 Miler

Letting go of perfectionism has been such a freeing thing. With what a mess my life used to look like it’s hard to believe perfectionism played any role. However, during my hardest times I was plagued by knowing I wasn’t going to do anything perfectly, which means failure, and getting paralyzed in indecision or drinking… Continue reading Blessing of the Fleet 10 Miler

Courtney Roderick Run for Recovery – a great cause!

Have I been training hard or hardly training? Both, really. I think I may have learned the importance of rest for recovery. I used to just go go go through all injury and go all out every run but not so much anymore. This training cycle, on top of all the different workouts I’ve been… Continue reading Courtney Roderick Run for Recovery – a great cause!

Half Marathon PR!

Today’s inspiration: I heard it said recently about a situation that “it’s so tough because they just don’t listen”. It made me think about how many times I don’t listen, mostly to myself. What is my body telling me today? What is my mind doing? Am I motivated today to accomplish what I need to… Continue reading Half Marathon PR!

New Bedford 1 Year Later

I got away from updating this blog and social media and all of that over the past year. However, I’ve still been hard at work! Last year the race was too hot. This year I felt it was too cold. It was more the wind that knocked the heck out of me. I was keeping… Continue reading New Bedford 1 Year Later

So Much Coming Soon!

Hello, everyone! It’s been a while! I took some serious time off from social media (and may still) and haven’t posted anything here in a while. There’s been a lot going on. I did that thing I do where I put back on 50+ lbs during some stressful times last summer. I’ve since completely recommitted… Continue reading So Much Coming Soon!

The results!!!

I didn’t mean to post this a week late. I finished up my last week of training as best I could (I had a calf muscle pull so I ended up taking an additional rest day) and then completed the New Bedford Half on March 20th. I was so used to training in the cold… Continue reading The results!!!

Fri/Sat/Sun catch up … End of week 17

It’s all easy miles here on out. Just finished up week 17 with a run at Town Farm with Erin, the love of my life. I got 11 in between Friday and Saturday and got my 8 done today. One short week to go! The run is Sunday at 11am!

Tues/Wed/Thurs catch up

Catching y’all up on this week so far: Tuesday: Got my SOS run in… 1.5 mile warm up, 4×1 mile repeats, 1.5 mile cool down walk/run … Kept well below 9 min pace comfortably for the repeats. Wednesday: Rest day, which I definitely needed. Today: I didn’t get out until after 4pm (it’s been a… Continue reading Tues/Wed/Thurs catch up

Final long run, two weeks to go!

We took my Dad out belatedly for his birthday last night. I had too much salt, dessert, and dairy and I feel bloated today in my upper abdomen, which messes up my breathing. If I can eat clean the next two weeks I think I’ll be OK for the New Bedford half. This was very… Continue reading Final long run, two weeks to go!