It’s been a while since my last post. The last month and a half have been pretty tough on the running front. After the RnR Marathon in Nashville, I went to the Ortho. I ended up having X-rays and and MRI done on my knee. Come to find out, my knee issues was a result of IT Band Syndrome. I started physical therapy almost immediately, … Continue reading Updates and Training
It was a great weekend of running. I made a trip to Naperville for work and came in a few days early since there were a few races I wanted to try out. The first was a the Naperville St Patty’s Day 5k. Initially, I had planned on taking my time on this run and just having fun since I had my half-marathon on Sunday. … Continue reading Weekend of PR’s
The miles are ramping up as I am now less than 2 months from running my second marathon. The total miles for the month was 148, not too bad for a short month. It was so cold this month. I hate running on the treadmill for long runs. I can handle being on there for a little over an hour, but several hours, no thank … Continue reading February Recap
It’s been a little while since I have last written and a lot has happened this month. This month, I came in at 153.9 miles for the month. This is the highest mileage for a month, ever. While training for Chicago, the highest I came in at was 153 miles in August. I didn’t really mean to run this many miles, but the weather was … Continue reading January Wrap up and Big News
It’s crazy to think that just a year ago, I just started running consistently. I took my last run on Sunday for the year and hit 1160 miles for the year. I had only run 20 miles in 2017 and all of those miles were in the last week of the year. December was a month of getting back in the swing of things and … Continue reading 2018 Reflections
Let the training begin! I decided on my spring marathon and will be running the Nashville Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon. I had it down to this one and the Louisville Derby Festival. It was a toss up, but I had to choose Nashville just because of the music and it being the 20th year there. I figured you can’t go wrong with the music and … Continue reading Let the Training Begin!
It’s official, I am a marathon runner. I am a one-percenter (less than 1% of the world population have completed a marathon). Back in December, I committed to running a marathon to raise money for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. In that 10 months, with the help of friends and family, I helped raise over $5,100 to help try and find a cure for Crohn’s … Continue reading I am a Marathon Runner
This is it! It all comes down to Sunday morning. The 7,750 minutes or training and 866 miles run in the last 9 months and comes down to the last 26.2 miles on Sunday. I am nervous and excited all at once. I have learned so much about myself and others in this whole journey and what it takes to be a marathoner. The time … Continue reading This is it!
Carrie is the last of my Crohnnie profiles before the big race this weekend. Carrie is a married busy mom of 2 boys (4 and 7) and was diagnosed in December of 2016. She has stayed away from surgery thus far. Carrie’s go-to drugs right now to keep things in check is Stelara and Uceris which seems to be doing the trick as she has … Continue reading Meet Carrie
No one ever said that training for a marathon would be easy, and I get that. This morning, I felt the lows of training. I had registered for a 20 mile run that was on my way to Chicagoland since I had to be there the next couple days. The weather was perfect. It was a little overcast and the temps were in the low … Continue reading Wins Through Frustrations