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
I came into Nashville as ready as I ever could. I had a great training cycle until about 3 weeks before the race and started having some knee pains. I even had to bail 5 miles in on my second 20 mile run while I was in Florida on spring break. My coach started my taper a little earlier than normal to let my knee … Continue reading Nashville Recap
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 my last post. On my 16 mile run on Saturday, my headphones went dead about an hour into my run. I had an hour and a half of just hearing my feet hit the pavement and gave me a long time to reflect on the last year or so and where I have come from as far as my … Continue reading Why I Run
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!
Today I hit 1,000 miles for the year! When I started this journey 11 months, ago, I thought I would be pretty much done after hitting my goal of running the Chicago Marathon. But I have decided to keep on going. I am actually looking at races in the spring and also put my name in the lottery for the Chicago Marathon for next year. … Continue reading 1000 Miles!!!
As I sit here and reflect on my running on October, I am still thinking back to Oct 7 and running 26.2 miles. I think about all of the crowds lined the streets in the pouring rain for 16 miles (rained for first 16 miles). That 4 hours and 42 minutes is something that I will never forget. Now that I have the one under … Continue reading October Wrap Up