Ice Cream for Dinner, A Mountain and 10 Miles Revisited

This is the last week before the kids go back to school!   It’s bittersweet…  While I’m quite giddy over the fact that I’ll have time to myself, and I’ll actually be able to get off the treadmill a bit, and hit the road to run, I’m going to miss these loud, messy, little people.  So, in preparation for a new school year, we’ve been busy fitting in all things Summer that we can this week.  (Ice cream for dinner? {Read More}

Rest Day! (or, The Day I am Jealous of Everyone I See Running).

It’s been a good running week! The past few months have come with some achy hips and knee pains, so I’ve been feeling pretty discouraged… and tried not to overdo it. However, last week and this week, things have been feeling like they should again!  There’s been virtually no pain, I’ve enjoyed my runs, and they’ve been speedier than I’ve ran since my marathon.  I am sure I won’t be able to keep that kind of pace up once I have {Read More}

Training Plan

17 Weeks! Sounds like a long way away…  But its time to jump in and “officially” start training.   This time around, I think I will go back to the Hal Higdon training plan.  It’s an 18 week plan, so I’ll be starting at week two. I used Hal Higdon with my first half marathon with a lot of success! So, for this week… Monday: Cross training Tuesday: 3 miles Wednesday: 5 miles Thursday: 3 miles Friday: Rest Saturday: 5 {Read More}

Hello Everyone!!

Here it is!  My first blog post! I started this blog a couple of months ago, but I’ve never actually posted anything.  I just didn’t know how to start.  (Still don’t). So, here goes…  I figure there’s no time like the present and I might as well jump right in! This is me. I am a runner.   In fact, I am a marathoner.  (Never thought I would be able to say that!) I ran my first 10K in May {Read More}