I am a marathoner!
It was a crazy, fun, challenging, and awesome day. I definitely chose a very challenging course for my first marathon!
It was three loops with each loop being 8.8 miles. Each loop also had 44 hills and 850 feet of elevation. Can we say a butt ... Read more
I am three days out from my trail marathon and a few things have changed.
1) I am dealing with a slight injury. Last Saturday I tripped on a small stump. I caught myself with my left leg before I fell, but now my IT band is sore. I did a slow... Read more
Last long run before my trail marathon
Today my running buddies and I ran 16.5 miles. In one week, we'll be running a pretty challenging trail marathon. We know we will finish and the beauty of trail is no one really cares what your time is. That is also what I love about trail.
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Medals vs. No Medals
I recently found out that my first full marathon, it is a trail marathon, doesn't have any medals. It's only in it's second year, but it is a challenging course. (This according to a lady that has done 30 full marathons.) There is also a 50k and... Read more
Just when I think I'm done, something new!
Well, I just keep getting crazier! I am doing a full trail marathon in a little over two weeks. An experienced runner, 30 full marathons, said it was a challenging course. Oy vai! The only disappointment is, NO medals! It's a very small town and... Read more
I am back from vacation. We spent a week going through Sout... Read more
The good and bad of figuring it "all" out.
When I started this journey I logged in daily, logged my food, blogged regularly, read articles, and spent hours perusing the site. It was what I needed and the support was a vital piece of my success.
Now I no longer log daily, I go days ... Read more
I am in training mode for my 50K in the fall. I have set up some other runs to help prepare for it. August 26.2 trail marathon, September 10k, October 50k trail run, and November 4 milish trail run with my daughters and friends.
I have been... Read more
I'm adding a new level of crazy to my repertoire.
I just added a new level of crazy to my repertoire! I signed up for a marathon on one of the most difficult trails in Iowa, according to several. It's at Moorehead Park, Iowa with elevations between 600 and 1,000 feet. They had longer races goi... Read more
A scale victory to add to the NSV!
Well it was bound to happen, if I had patience, and it did. A victory on the scale. It is where I'd like it to be. I feel better and my clothes are fitting better. Am I as small as I once was, NO and I'm glad. I was too skinny.
I like my m... Read more
My longest run ever.
Yesterday was great! I can say that now.
I ran 22.83 miles yesterday. No 26.2 sticker, but that is OK! I... Read more
This is not a competitive race, per say. I will never be first, nor will I get an age award and that is fine. I am trying not to get to competitive with myself. I RELLY want to finish 26.2 miles tomorrow. However, I can't let that goal disrupt m... Read more
Yesterday was poop, but I feel human today.
I felt like poop yesterday. I barely made it through work. I literally sat most of the day. My principal asked if I was ok because I never sit. I have no idea if I had overdone it by mowing lawn and running the night before or if the leftovers I... Read more
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Gearing up mind and body for Saturday.
Saturday is the Dizzy Goat 3/6/12 hour trail run. I am doing the six hour and have to run 19.25 miles, 6 loops, in order to earn a finishers medal. I can do it! I ran the same distance in 4.24.00 a few weeks ago at the Gravel Classic. I have a g... Read more