Something New - Track Workouts!
After 4 years of running, I'm finally doing track workouts for speed! Did my first one 2 weeks ago. It really kicked my butt. I've always done my speedwork on my treadmill, mainly because I didn't know where a track was near me. Found a grou... Read more
Race #20 for the year done and transitioning to Heavy Lifting for the Summer
I won a free entry to a local 5 Mile Race, so figured "Why not?". Since I had just ran Niagara Falls Half last Sunday, I wasn't going for an all out effort. But it ended up being not much of an effort at all. In Mile 2, my headphones kept fal... Read more
Half Marathon #30 in the Books and it was SPECTACULAR!!!
I chose the Niagara Fall Wonen's Half Marathon for my 30th Half. I'd never been there before and ended up knowing about a dozen people there from my area! I took my Mom as a Mother's Day gift since she had never been there either.
This wa... Read more
You can call me Coach Tia! :-)
Last weekend I spent it at the University of Central Florida, 2 1/2 days, 23 hours of class time and a test that took me almost 6 hours to take. All to become a USATF Level 1 Coach!!! USATF is the USA Track & Field organization. The class was... Read more
Missing my Half Marathons but keeping busy!
It's been 3 weeks since my last Half Marathon and I have to wait 3 more weeks until my next one - oh no!!!
I've been keeping myself busy, did another Trail Race a couple weeks ago, it was a 10 Miler. I'm still learning the lingo of trail... Read more
And One More Makes 29!
Today I ran the Lake Mineola Half Marathon as my 29th Half. It's been a crazy week with the Boston tragedy. I knew close to 20 people who were there and thankfully they're all okay. Such a shame, but I'm glad they've caught the culprits. Enj... Read more
Half Marathon #28 Done!
Ran the Iron Girl Half Marathon today, paced the 2:30 group. It started very humid but then we got a breeze/wind and fortunately it stayed overcast the entire race. Really enjoyed it and so happy to have been in a race again. Half Marathon #2... Read more
Having Race Withdrawals!
It's been 2 weeks since I've done a race, and I'm having withdrawals lol! I had gotten so used to doing a Half Marathon every weekend, it's weird not to. My last race weekend was 3/23 & 3/24, ran a 5k on Saturday and my first Trail race, a 15... Read more
Still having fun!
Haven't blogged in a bit, but I'm still here, and having a blast!
Since the last blog I ran the Columbia, SC Half Marathon and the local Beach Halfathon. I really enjoyed Columbia, but it was super hilly. That was my first true hilly co... Read more
More Half Marathons and...out of Maintenance!!!
It's been over a month since I've blogged so wanted to catch up! Been super busy between work, training and racing! So will keep this as short as possible
After being in weight maintenance for over 3 years, I put on 12 lb... Read more
Beyond Goofy...I'm a Marathon Maniac!!!
So...after completing the Disney Goofy Challenge last weekend, we went on our cruise and had a wonderful time! It was totally relaxing! Did no dancing, no shore excursions, just rested. It was perfect! Was sore most of the week, and trying t... Read more
Another Challenge Conquered, I'm officially Goofy!
The Disney Goofy Challenge is the Race and a Half where you do the Half Marathon Saturday, then the full marathon on Sunday. I've never done anything close to this! It hasn't even been a month since my last marathon and I hadn't run a marathon... Read more
Onto the next Challenge - Disney Goofy!
So after I rested up from the marathon, I did a 4 mile run on Thursday of the next week and felt great! My next challenge is running the Disney Goofy Race & a Half Challenge the weekend of Jan. 12 & 13th. I'll run the Half on Saturday, then th... Read more
3rd Marathon in the Books!
JACKSONVILLE MARATHON RACE RECAP:
I went into this with no specific time goal, though I started somewhere behind the 3:45 Galloway group. I figured I at least had to start with an intent to do a 3:55 time (my Boston Marathon qualifying time) k... Read more
Week 17 - The Week of my Marathon - It's Here!
My Marathon is next Sunday, December 16th in Jacksonville. Am I ready? Well I will be! What are my expectations? Not really sure. My coach recommended I go into the race without a time goal so I wouldn't stress, but I'm just not wired that ... Read more