2017 week 5 recap- 11 weeks until the Boston Marathon

  Whoa!  I don’t even know where this week went.  I have been super busy, I feel like I blinked and a whole week went by.  I was a ball of nerves.  Knowing I had a race at the end of the week, really gets my nerves going.  It wasn’t a goal race, but IContinue reading “2017 week 5 recap- 11 weeks until the Boston Marathon”

Training to be a mentally stronger runner

What makes a strong runner? If you have two runners, of absolutely equal physical ability, which one is going to win?  I would say the runner that is mentally stronger. Do you think that the person who always wins a race is the most fit? I certainly do not.  One of my favorite running buddiesContinue reading “Training to be a mentally stronger runner”

What is the purpose of your run today?

Are you working toward a new distance or a time goal? If you are, you need to think about this title question every day, before you head out the door.  What is the purpose of this run?  When you are training, you are applying a stimulus or stress to the body.  That stress will hopefullyContinue reading “What is the purpose of your run today?”

2017 Week 3 Recap- 13 Weeks from Boston Marathon

  I had a great week last week.  I hope you guys did too! The weather was prime marathon training conditions here.  Temperatures in the 50s and a light wind most of the week. We didn’t see a whole lot of sun, but I won’t be picky after the ice last week.                   RunningContinue reading “2017 Week 3 Recap- 13 Weeks from Boston Marathon”

Support your local running stores! They bring so much to your running community!

In my last post “Join a Running Group” I briefly mentioned checking out your local running store to find group runs in your area.  Many local running store will host group runs, and if they don’t they will be able to give you information on groups in available in your area. Many runners will lookContinue reading “Support your local running stores! They bring so much to your running community!”

2017 Week 2 Recap-14 weeks Before Boston Marathon

2017 Week 2 Recap-14 weeks Until Boston Marathon! Happy Martin Luther King Day! This week was a lot better compared to week 1.  I am ending the week feeling stronger and much more confident.  I was really excited to get my marathon training cycle started and begin working with my new coach.  (You can readContinue reading “2017 Week 2 Recap-14 weeks Before Boston Marathon”

Product Review-Wyldewood Cellar Elderberry Concentrate

Know somebody dealing with a cough, cold or flu? Of course you do, it’s going around like crazy right now. Unfortunately, I was wiped out last week with a nasty respiratory infection and left unable to run. My sister picked up a bottle of Wyldewood Cellars Elderberry Concentrate from our local Natural Grocers, so I could be on my way to a quick recovery.

2017 Training- Week 1 Review

Well, this sure didn’t go as planned.  I was super pumped to start this week as my “official start of Boston Marathon Training.”  However, the world had other plans.  I ended my Sunday run buckled over gasping for air, dizzy as I had been battling a deep chest cough that had very quickly progressed.  AfterContinue reading “2017 Training- Week 1 Review”