2015 Running Year in Review

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“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”

2015 was a challenging year for me, running-wise (and otherwise). I was faced with new professional challenges, as well as new kid-rearing hurdles. I wouldn’t go so far as to say that 2015 was a terrible year, it just wasn’t a good one for the first three-quarters. (Stick with me, though—it does get better.)

In January, I set forth 5 relatively modest running goals:


Did I meet all 5? No. 4? No. 3? No.

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It’s happening: My big announcement

Thanks for sticking around to hear my big race announcement that I hinted at last week. I didn’t want to announce my news back then for fear of jinxing myself yet again. I hadn’t met with my coach yet and, well, you know. But now I’m ready to share.

So, my news:

Im training to run the Chicago Marathon after all!

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It’s official. I met recently with my coach, Kris, and she put together a simple, relatively conservative plan that will get me from 9-mile long runs to 26.2 on race day in fewer than 12 weeks. The caveats, per Kris: Continue reading

5 Ways to Stay Sane when You Can’t Run

TGIF, y’all!

I’m thrilled that it’s Friday because the fam and I have some really fun weekend plans (such as horseback riding–yes, really!) and the weather is supposed to be drop-dead gorgeous.

Before I scoot off to jump on my horse, I wanted to link-up with the DC Trifecta for their legendary Friday 5 Link-Up. It’s been a few weeks since I’ve linked up and my life really hasn’t felt complete. It feels good to be back!

This week’s Friday 5 theme is open, so I’ve decided to cover a topic at which I’m becoming a pro: How to stay sane when you’re injured and you can’t run.

As you may or may not know, I’m on another running hiatus because I hurt myself at a barre class a couple of weeks ago. Don’t ask me how you can suffer a typical running injury during a barre class, but I managed to do it.  For the first 10 days or so I was really down about it, but now that I’m in PT and allowed to try short runs (as long as they’re pain-free), I’m feeling a little glimmer of hope.

So, without further ado, here are…

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