Here it is! My post on race day and how it felt to run my first half marathon! Okay, so I know I said I'd write this post yesterday, but to my defense, I spent almost 12 straight hours in the library writing a paper and I just didn't have it in me. On the … Continue reading NWM Half DC Part 2: The Race
I’m going to cover my first half marathon experience in two parts so you don’t have to read one long blob of writing all in one sitting. In this first post I will discuss the days and moments leading up to the race. I left off with my last post discussing Thursday’s run club, the … Continue reading NWM Half DC Part 1: Leading up to the race
All of the things that are exciting about the Inaugural Nike Women's Half Marathon DC, and some of the things that aren't: I have to start off this post by saying that last night I met Sanya Richards Ross at run club! Last night's run club was not the usual easygoing get together, but really … Continue reading In 2 Days: The Inaugural NWM Half DC & My 1st Half Marathon
And thank goodness because (I guess) I've been injured. I thought about it yesterday, and realized I'd been limping around since Tuesday. So maybe I haven't blogged in a few days because I've been in denial. I went to the chiropractor on Thursday and along with adjusting me (sort of), he helped me sort out … Continue reading It’s Taper Week!
Well, today was my last long training run and the end to week 10, which means there are only 2 weeks left until the NWM Half DC! I don't think I have much to say about today or the last few days. On Thursday run club went to Roosevelt Island, which was cool because I … Continue reading As week 10 ends, I pause to ponder before tapering beings
The cherry blossoms were out in full force & so were the sun, sweat, and tourists!
While everyone was out running the Cherry Blossom 10 Mile sans cherry blossoms last Saturday, I was running my own 10 miles. And I've been too tired (dehydrated?) since to write until now. I was in the Pittsburgh area for the weekend visiting family, so I got a change of scenery. 10 miles is a … Continue reading 10 Miles: New Territory & Hydration Endeavors
Well I ran down to the Tidal Basin on Thursday and the cherry blossoms had still yet to bloom. Of course. I will try to do Tuesday's run down there and hopefully they will have finally bloomed (and the tourists will have departed). Anyways, I'm in Pittsburgh for the weekend so tomorrow morning's run will … Continue reading Cherry blossom fail & ready to run tomorrow
Today I had one of those awesomely blissful runs where I could have just kept running into the sunset (figuratively of course, since it was only 2pm). I'm not sure why it had me feeling so good, but I think there could be many reasons: 1. Last week was a recovery week, so I should … Continue reading A blissful run on a new path
Yes, I run in Vibram FiveFingers and I love them, but sometimes I feel like the less shoe there is, the more burden I carry. It's sometimes hard to remember how I tricked myself into buying such goofy shoes in the first place. This week I had to think back and actually remember that it … Continue reading There are fingers on my toes!