Category Archives: Training

Princess Half Marathon Training Log – Week 4

What a week, especially when it came to the weather.  I started the week off with yet another snow day, after having had snow days on both Thursday and Friday the previous week.  When we finally returned to school on … Continue reading

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Princess Half Marathon Training Log – Week 3

This past week was a very interesting week.  With New Year’s Day on Monday, I headed back to work on Tuesday.  Tuesday and Wednesday were regular school days, with the only exception being that everybody was watching the weather.  Overnight … Continue reading

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Princess Half Marathon Training Log – Weeks 1 and 2

After taking just over two months off from official training after the Chicago Marathon, I kicked off Princess Half Marathon training back on Monday, December 18th.  By starting my training on the 18th, it’ll give me 10 weeks to prepare … Continue reading

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Goals for 2018

Happy New Year everybody!  A new year of course means a fresh start, and time to set new goals.  As I reflected back on 2017, I realized that I want to challenge myself even more in 2018.  But I don’t … Continue reading

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2017 Goals Reflection

Where has 2017 gone?!?  It feels like just yesterday that I wrote out my 2017 goals, and it feels like its way too soon to be looking back and reflecting on them.  But with only five days left in the … Continue reading

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Back in Training

Today marks my return to being “in training” for a race.  Just under 10 weeks from now I will be returning to Disney World for a girls weekend with my friend Kathleen to run the Fairy Tale Challenge.  On Saturday, … Continue reading

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Keeping Up with Your Fitness During the Holidays

Believe it or not, the holiday season is upon us.  I’ll be kicking off the holiday season tomorrow by hosting almost 20 people at our house for Friendsgiving.  Then Thanksgiving is next week.  And then before I know it Christmas … Continue reading

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What I Learned from Training for and Running My First Marathon

Since crossing the Chicago Marathon finish line almost three weeks ago, I’ve been doing a lot of reflection on what went well, as well as what didn’t, in preparing for as well as running my first marathon. 1.  Marathon training … Continue reading

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Now That I’m a Marathoner, What’s Next?

Since crossing the Chicago Marathon finish line last Sunday, I’ve been asked some fairly expected questions: What’s your next goal race? Was Chicago a one and done, or will you run another marathon? Will you ever run Chicago again? Will … Continue reading

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Chicago Marathon Training Log – Week 18

Well I did it, I ran my first marathon!!!!!  I cannot wait to fully recap my entire race weekend experience.  Like I shared on social media on Monday, the race went far how I had hoped that it would.  I … Continue reading

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