Tag Archives: first marathon

Friday Five – Potpourri v. 19

This has been one of those weeks where there was a lot going on, and I have a lot of exciting updates to share! 1.  After my disappointing race on Saturday at Rock ‘n’ Roll DC, I’ve started to collect … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellaneous | Tagged , , , , , | 36 Comments

Marathon Training Plan Advice

Its no secret that I wear many hats and juggle a lot, including being a mother to a toddler, a full time teacher, and a wife.  Being a runner is only one of the many hats that I wear, and … Continue reading

Posted in Races, Training | Tagged , , | 42 Comments

Friday Five – Potpourri v. 18

TGIF!  Is it just me, or has this been an incredible long week?  Maybe that’s because I have a sick child, which threw my weekly routine for a bit of a loop this week.  I’ve been doing my best to … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellaneous | Tagged , , , , , , | 36 Comments

Putting Together My Chicago Marathon Training Plan

Even though my current focus is on training for Rock ‘n’ Roll DC, since one of my big goals for the year is to run my first marathon, I’m constantly thinking about how I’ll put my training plan together.  Some … Continue reading

Posted in Races, Training | Tagged , , , , , | 48 Comments

Goals for 2017

Happy 2017!!!  Everybody told me that once you add a child to your life that time will fly by faster than you could have ever imagined, and boy was that true last year.  It felt like every time I blinked … Continue reading

Posted in Motivation, Races, Training | Tagged , , , , , , , | 27 Comments

Top 5 Posts of 2016

Believe it or not, there’s less than two weeks left in 2016.  Where has the past year gone?!?  I know that they say that time goes by more quickly as you get older, and that it goes even faster once … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellaneous | Tagged , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

My First Marathon Will Be…

I’m excited to announce that in 352 short days I’ll be running my first marathon….. I’m very excited about the idea of training for and running the Chicago Marathon.  I know that the next almost year is going to be quite … Continue reading

Posted in Motivation, Races, Why Run | Tagged , , , | 62 Comments

Why Now is a Better Time to Consider Running a Marathon

Back in the spring, I shared why the time wasn’t right for me to run my first marathon.  Since then, I’ve thought a lot about whether there ever will be a “right” time, as well as what my goals as … Continue reading

Posted in Motivation, Races, Why Run | Tagged , , | 43 Comments

Pushing Myself Outside of My Comfort Zone

Its very easy to get into a routine in many aspects of life, including running.  Its very easy to continually run on the same routes, because no matter how boring it might be, the terrain is predictable and your body … Continue reading

Posted in Motivation, Races | Tagged , | 38 Comments