Marathon Training, My One Year Blogiversary, and a Giveaway!

Oh my goodness, I almost missed it! The original look of Karen Goes Running! I can’t quite believe that it has been a full year since I hit “Publish” on my first post!  I wasn’t sure where this blog would take me, and honestly I’m still not sure.  😉  But, I am pretty happy with my little corner of the internet! When I started this blog, I was beginning to train for the Richmond Marathon.  Now, one year later, I {Read More}

Weekly Recap 6/22-6/28

Here it is, one month into Summer break.  My busy spring race season is over, and I have a couple of weeks before marathon training starts up again!  Before I’m officially in training, I’d like to get into the habit of once again writing up my weekly recaps. So here it goes… I started out the week pretty exhausted… having just returned home from our 2nd week at the beach.  So, Monday was a rest day.  (Well, as much of {Read More}

5 Ways to Recycle Your Running Shoes

If you are a runner, then you probably have a closet full of old shoes that have quite a few miles on them.  I’ve noticed that after about 300 miles, I tend to clomp around while I’m running…   That is the first sign that its time to look for a new pair!  So, what do you do with your old shoes?!  Don’t just throw them away!  Here are 5 ways to recycle your running shoes! My local running club {Read More}

Marathon Training 2/16 – 2/22

How’s the weather where you are?!  Here, it’s been another snowy, COLD week for marathon training.  Not once did I get to run outside…  and I have made peace with that.  (Sort of).  In fact, I have no desire to run outside until the temps reach 50!  (Well, almost…)  😉 Hobbes and I are totally on the same page. Here’s how my week went: Monday: Planned rest day Tuesday and Wednesday:  Snow days, and kids home from school = unplanned {Read More}

Friday Five: Races to Run in 2015

Well here it is, another Friday.  Another week gone…  This one went pretty fast despite having the kids home from school way more than I’m used to!  😉  Today I’ve decided to once again link up with Mar on the Run, Eat Pray Run DC, and You Signed Up for What?! for the Friday Five!  This week’s theme is Five Races to Run in 2015! I mentioned yesterday that my racing season starts in just a few weeks, and I’m really looking forward to the races {Read More}

Marathon Training: 2/9 – 2/15

It seems I’ve misplaced my motivation, and can’t quite seem to find it…   So if anyone has any extra lying around, please send some my way! Or maybe I just need a little reminder…  😉 I did however, sign up for my first race of the season this week!  In just 2 1/2 weeks, I’ll be running another half marathon.  I’m pretty sure racing again will help me get my running mojo back!  There’s nothing quite like race day {Read More}

Marathon Training 1/19 – 1/26

    Blue Ridge Marathon Training – Week 4 4 Weeks into my “official” training for my next marathon, and I haven’t done a weekly recap yet.  So, I figured it was about time!   Besides, I think I need that extra “push” in the coming weeks, because I have been going easy on myself up until now.  With snow days, and having things come up, I’ve skipped a few runs, and my weekly mileage is way below where it {Read More}

My 2015 Goals

It is now two weeks into the new year, and I have been thinking quite a bit about what my goals for this year are.  I think I finally have a good start now to where I would like my running journey to go in 2015. Here are my top 5 goals for this year: First, I have a few race goals.  I would like to run a marathon under 4:20.  My last marathon, I ran in 4:35, and really {Read More}

2014 My Year in Review

And just like that, another year is gone… But what a great year it was!! So much has happened since January 1st 2014.  Like 2 marathons, a new blog and 1200 miles! In January, I started training for my first marathon!  I thought it was a crazy idea, and didn’t really have a lot of confidence that I would be able to finish! In the spring, I ran a few local races. I got a PR at the Monument Ave {Read More}

2014 Richmond Marathon Recap

  Well here it is, a few days after my marathon and I’m finally getting around to writing my recap. What a fantastic weekend! It began on Friday afternoon when we hopped in the car and headed to Richmond.  We had kind of a late start, and arrived at the expo just before they started closing up.  We took a quick tour of the booths, grabbed our packets and t shirts with out any problems, and headed back to my Sister-In-Law, {Read More}