Marathon Training Week 10

My runs this week have been slow and painful. I have had to pull myself out of focusing on the “I can’t do this” broken record playing in my head. But really…these runs are temporary pain. They take place in a mere blip in the timeline of life. Sure, they all build my body towards […]

Be-You-tifully Fit: Checking back in

Prior to this move, I had put on some weight with lots of strength in my daily. Running had been shorter distances too. Different period in my training, but this… This is all the move. I have backtracked a bit from my goals. The muscle gained is hidden or lost, but I don’t regret this […]

Marathon Training Week 7, 8 & 9…In PCS Muck

I have not run in 3 weeks. It has been killing me to just have those lines through my training plan. The empties on my Garmin Connect. I had such thoughts of grandeur heading into this. I really thought that I’d just pack my fitness suitcase and still pull off 11, 12 & 13 mile […]

MCM Training Week 5

This has been weird. I’ll admit I had 2 thought paths when our move/summer all planned out to the kids not being with us. 1. We get peace during this crazy stressful time to wrap up everything AND the kids also have the peace of not having to do this while they enjoy the country […]

MCM Training Week 3

The last week in our home. I ran the streets one more time. These beautiful streets of the golf course. They have helped me train through countless races of countless distances. With summer runs that ended jumping in the pool… RAGNAR training runs done in the darkness with friends on the nature trails created by […]

Be-You-Tifully Fit: All the wrong things

I know better, but here I am. Finding myself splurging on a variety of things. Eating my feelings. There’s no happiness at the bottom of the bag though. Running is tough. It feels like each one gets harder than the last. I attempted going to a place that my heart is happy and just run […]

MCM Training Week 1

Getting back into the swing of marathon training has been proving to be a lot harder mentally than I imagined. It’s probably also because when I originally planned it…I wasn’t moving across the nation. But life happens and perspectives change. Now marathon training is more of a much needed distraction from life. As I type […]