Weekly Recap and a Big Announcement! #RunBlueRidge

Well, now that the Marine Corps Marathon and the Richmond Marathon have come and gone, my 2015 racing year is winding down…

So, what’s next for me?

More on that in a minute.  😉


I felt great after finishing Richmond, like best I have ever felt after a marathon…  Still, I took the entire week off following the race.  I didn’t run, even though I was tempted to lace up my shoes every time I saw someone out on a run.

Last week though, I did get a few miles in and it felt pretty awesome!  Here’s how my week went…

Monday – First day of Thanksgiving break for me, and I had a kid home sick…  No running, but lots of snuggles.

Tuesday – Finally got a chance to get a few miles in.  I had all three kids home, so I had no choice but to run on the treadmill.  But its a necessary evil, and I have gotten used to it.


Notice the poster behind my head?! 😉

I ended up running a quick 5k, my pace was 8’37” and everything seemed to be in good working order after my marathons!

Wednesday – Family coming in town, and Thanksgiving dinner prep.  No running, but I certainly kept busy!

Thursday – Thanksgiving!

Started the day off with a 5 mile run.  pace was 9’06” per mile.


This is pretty much what the rest of the day looked like!

Friday – More family time, and no workout.  I was tempted to run, but I felt like a turkey full of stuffing so I let it go. Are you a fan of Black Friday shopping?  I didn’t really participate in the madness this year, but I got an email saying that my Christmas cards were ready to be picked up, and I just couldn’t wait, so I braved the crowds a little bit, and *maybe* stopped at Target while I was out.  😉


We’re a classy crew!

Saturday – I had a friend, Lisa, coming into town from OH, and she was wanting to get a long run in.  I’m so glad she asked me to join her!  I’m not sure why it is, but I get a little nervous before that first long run after the marathon.  If left on my own, I probably wouldn’t have been motivated to run past 5 miles again.  😉   We ran 11 miles at a 9’11” pace.

I survived my 2 marathon month, and now I am starting to plan for 2016.

So what’s in store for 2016?!  What’s the big announcement?!

Maybe you noticed the shiny new badge here on my website…

Offical Blogger Badge 2016

I am happy to announce that I am an Official Blogger for the Blue Ridge Marathon!  I ran “America’s toughest road marathon” this past year, and it was an incredible race!  So I am super excited to be heading back to Roanoke in April to once again #RunBlueRidge!

If you are looking for a spring race, I highly recommend this one!  It’s a challenge for sure, but I doubt you will find a more scenic route, and the city of Roanoke is awesome!


Look at that view!  And I’m not sure why Jeremy was dancing… but he must have been having a great time!

If you think you’d like to join me, use the code TOUGHIS to save 15% on your registration for any of the three race distances, (marathon, half marathon, or 10k)!

Hope to see you in April!

What races will you be running in 2016?  Do you go shopping on Black Friday? 

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  1. Lisa Davis says:

    That race sounds amazing! I’ll have to add it to my bucket list!

  2. Congrats!!! That sounds like such an exciting opportunity 🙂 Looking forward to hearing more!

    • Thanks! I’m pretty excited myself!
      I’m look forward to the start of training, gotta go find some hills… 😉

  3. That is a hard marathon, but it will be so incredible!

  4. Wow, congrats on being a blogger for Blue Ridge! More power to you, I’m not sure I could run that one, it’s tough!

    • Ha! Well, I have the benefit of knowing I can run it, since I finished last year… although, it is my slowest marathon to date! 😉
      I’m thinking of using this as a training run for my goal marathon, but I haven’t chosen a spring race yet…

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