Door County Half Marathon: Thoughts and Goal

Goals and thoughts. So many thoughts. One goal: run and finish my 24th half marathon. (Yes, I went back and counted.) I have mentally gotten myself to a place where I am okay with the fact that this will be my slowest half ever. It is what it is. I have had a million thoughts…

Training Plans

I’ve run quite a few half marathons. I could go back and count, but I’m pretty sure it’s somewhere between 15-20. I don’t really care the exact number. When I started it was a brand new thing and 13.1 miles seemed so far and a huge accomplishment. I really had no idea how I was…

Will I ever run again?

Sure that’s hyperbole, but it’s definitely a thought I’ve had a lot lately. I’m still not running which makes it almost three months of no running. Thankfully for my mental health I have discovered spinning. Day by day I am making improvements and today I finally got to run (mostly walk) on the Alter-G treadmill….

Wisconsin Half Marathon: Race Recap

I find I’m not actually very good at writing these recaps, but I’ll give it a go anyways. We all know I was under trained and had thrown my goals out the window. I think I still ran the race because 1) Thai Phi was coming into town to run it and 2) I’ve wasted…

Starting over

I almost wish I could be a new runner again; learning every step of the way, having no idea what to expect next, not having lofty expectations for myself. Right now I’m so over it all that I’m not running, again. Last week I blamed the heat and my new running buddy, but those are…

Running Ups and Downs

I was afraid to recap last year. I was terrified to count up the miles. I didn’t want to see the number. I didn’t want to know how my couch bonding time affected the numbers. I know the numbers are arbitrary, but I also know that I was only injured for about a month of…