Year in Review & 2018 Goals

As I close out 2017 without a single race under my belt, I must say I’m a little bummed…but I’m starting to feel more optimistic about the future. When I wrote my 2016 Review and stated my 2017 goals, I was injured and disappointed that 2016 ended up being such a mediocre year after blowing … Continue reading Year in Review & 2018 Goals

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Year in Review & 2017 Goals

As I close out 2016 with an injury, I must say I couldn’t be happier to say goodbye to 2016 and welcome 2017. It sure has been one hell of a year. I started the year full of optimism. In 2015, I blew away all my goals, achieving PRs faster than I ever dreamed possible … Continue reading Year in Review & 2017 Goals

Race Recap: Boston Marathon

Training for a marathon is a long, arduous process. It requires dedication and sacrifice, early mornings and discipline. For months, I put running before almost all else in order to put it all out on the line on race day. It’s remarkable how 110 hours and 48 minutes of running over 16 weeks of training … Continue reading Race Recap: Boston Marathon

Boston Training: Excitement Meets Self-Doubt

My bags are packed and I’m ready to go. The miles are in, the hard work is done, and the ultimate test is just 72 hours away. I’m really excited, but I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you I was nervous, too. Like, really nervous. Five months ago when I was getting ready for … Continue reading Boston Training: Excitement Meets Self-Doubt

Boston Training: Week 14

As the calendar turned to April—race month—my training switched into a new gear: the taper. This past week was the first of a gradual three-week taper that is designed to maintain my fitness, but leave me on the starting line feeling fresh and ready to tackle 26.2 miles in less time than ever before. But … Continue reading Boston Training: Week 14