Goals for the next (marathon) training cycle

My husband and I took a road trip this past weekend for a fun weekend of hiking and hanging out with friends.  On the way, I asked him what upcoming goals he has for the future.  (Sidenote: they say the best marriages are those where the couple talks about the future together.) My husband's response … Continue reading Goals for the next (marathon) training cycle

Race Report: PNC Atlanta 10 Miler

My husband and I signed up for the Triple Peach race series through the Atlanta Track Club in the beginning of the year, and the second of the three ATC races was held this past Sunday.  The series includes the Fourth of July AJC Peachtree Road Race 10k, the PNC Atlanta 10 Miler, and the … Continue reading Race Report: PNC Atlanta 10 Miler

Heart and Mind: Craving the right things

A couple of years ago I read the book Made to Crave by Lysa Terkheurst, and it really influenced my thinking. I don't think that I'm alone, especially amongst the runner population, when I recognize that there is something in me, a craving, that pushes me to keep chasing down the miles.  I love this … Continue reading Heart and Mind: Craving the right things

Protein bar recipe: when you know that you shouldn’t snack on candy bars

I'm the first to admit that I have a sweet tooth (my husband just came back from Costco, and my candy SHELF in the pantry has been replenished), but these homemade protein bars have been a great alternative to eating candy bars when I'm hungry.  Below is my go-to protein bar recipe.  There's room to … Continue reading Protein bar recipe: when you know that you shouldn’t snack on candy bars

What recovery looks like after a 100 mile race

I've had a lot of very thoughtful people asking how I'm doing post 100 mile race.  It's been almost two weeks since the Yeti 100 Mile Endurance Run, and I feel fantastic. It's the best feeling to have completed the race and to have enjoyed the experience so much (my race report can be read … Continue reading What recovery looks like after a 100 mile race

Book Report: Fixing Your Feet

We all know that feet have a critical role in running, but in endurance running, feet problems can make a race miserable and potentially compromise the finish.  I read Fixing Your Feet by John Vonhof as preparation for my recent 100 mile race, and I understand why this book is like the bible for foot … Continue reading Book Report: Fixing Your Feet

Race Report: Yeti 100 Mile Endurance Run

I hardly even know where to begin with a race report for the Yeti 100 Mile Endurance Run, as the race started for me way before Friday September 30th.  One thing that I have learned in running 100 miles is that you get to know your strengths and weaknesses pretty intimately through the journey.  You … Continue reading Race Report: Yeti 100 Mile Endurance Run