Week 14 of Richmond Marathon Training and a New 5K PR

This was my first week of tapering before the Richmond Marathon,  and so far, so good.  I’v actually enjoyed the slight break from a crazy number of miles.  (I’m sure by the end of next week, I’ll be a little insane)  😉 Monday – A rest day, after my 22 mile run on Sunday Tuesday – 10 miles on the treadmill, would end up being my longest run this week. When there’s nothing exciting to take a picture of, I {Read More}

5 Essentials for a Long Run

Running is supposed to be simple; lace your shoes, and get out there.   And for the most part, this holds true. However, with my longer runs, I find myself constantly trying to figure out what I need to carry with me.  I know, I’m probably way over thinking things, but I have put a lot of thought and “trial and error” into what I carry with me.  I think I’ve finally figured it out. So maybe I can save you {Read More}

Week 13 of Richmond Marathon Training – Peak Week

And just like that…  It’s time to taper! Ah!  I am getting so close to race day!  This was a big running week.  (perhaps that’s why I am almost a week late in posting about it?)  😉 Tuesday –  4.4 miles Wednesday – 12 Miles Thursday – 6 miles Friday – rest day Saturday – 5 miles Sunday – 22 miles! For Sunday’s run, we woke up super early and headed down to Richmond to run with my Sister in {Read More}

Week 12 of Richmond Marathon Training

Another week down!  Less than 4 weeks before I run my next marathon! This week’s training wasn’t terribly noteworthy.  Coming off of a less than stellar 20 mile run; Monday – Rest day Tuesday – 4.15 miles on the treadmill.  I was pretty glad to have a shorter run scheduled, it gave me an extra day for my tired legs. Wednesday – This was my mid week long run.  I was going to run it around town while my youngest was {Read More}

Week 11 of Richmond Marathon Training

Coming off of a great 20 miler last weekend, this week was a little bit of a let down… I missed a run, my mileage was lower, and my Sunday long run just felt a little off.  But hey, they can’t all be good weeks can they?  🙂 So here’s the break down: Monday-Rest day Tuesday- 5.2 treadmill miles. Wednesday – On the schedule, I only had 3.25 miles of intervals.  But, I got to run the in a brand {Read More}

Stonewall Jackson 20 Mile Ambulance Run Race Recap

On the training plan for this past weekend was a 20 mile run.  There just happened to be a 20 miler somewhat nearby, that I’ve heard mentioned as a good race when training for the Marine Corps Marathon or the Richmond Marathon.  So, (partly because I don’t like planning long routes, and partly because I really like race t shirts), I signed up! Packet pickup started at 5:30 on Saturday morning, and the race was just under a 2 hour {Read More}

Week 9 of Richmond Marathon Training and a New Race on the Schedule

I am now on week 9 of training for the Richmond Marathon!  And even more exciting, it’s still going well!  Well sort of… I made the decision to skip out on running last weekend.  I’m a little bummed to miss out on my 18 mile run, but it was for a good cause!   On Friday morning, I got the call from my sister that she was heading into Labor and Delivery, and my niece was going to be born! {Read More}

So This is What it Feels Like to Actually Follow my Training Plan

My youngest started preschool this week…   Of course I was sad to drop him off.  Its a big deal!  But, let me tell you, for the first time in over seven years, I was ALONE.  In the middle of the day, in the middle of the week! Superman has gone off to fight crime without Mommy… So what did I do with my first day to myself?  Well, I ran of course.  🙂  What else would I have done?!  I turned {Read More}

What Have I Been Doing This Month?

August is coming to an end…  and with that, so is my busiest month EVER!   Ok…  so that may be an exaggeration, I mean December can get pretty hectic too.  But its been a crazy August! While my blogging has been put on a back burner, there has still been a lot going on!  I mentioned at the beginning of the month that we were finishing our attic.  Well, we just finished it.  Completely!  The project that took all Summer is {Read More}

Hello August! Bring it on!

It’s Friday!  The start of the weekend, and the start of a new month! (See this face?  This is the excitement of wearing long sleeves this week!  Seriously, 60’s and 70’s in July?  Yes please!!) It was quite a month!  Not the most notable, running-wise.  But a full month nonetheless. Throughout July, we’ve been working on a big renovation in our home, mostly doing it ourselves.  We are really close to being done with it, and I am so glad!  Right {Read More}