Month: March 2017

A2A 20.6 Mile Race Without Music + Exhaustion

Marathon training = pure exhaustion. I always try to keep it real on here, so I’m not sugar-coating this one–I’m TIRED. I’m suffering from pure exhaustion. There are a few things in life that are probably the culprits (I’ll share those in a few weeks), but marathon training certainly doesn’t help the situation. I decided […]

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Go Girl Half Marathon (PR!) + GI Issues + Thursday Thoughts (LIFE)

I ran my 3rd Half Marathon and PR’d! What’s a PR? I want to go ahead and answer this first, because it can seem weird unless you’re totally into this whole running thing. A PR is a “personal record.” You can PR when you’ve already ran the distance before and you do better. Here are […]

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Negative Splits + Date Night + Norman Day Trip

Hello, negative splits! I’ve been working my way toward you. But, seriously… who doesn’t just love when they run negative splits? If you’re wondering what this is/why it’s important, Jeff Galloway expressed the positives of negative splits in a Runner’s World article: “Anyone can and should run negative splits. Unfortunately, most runners don’t. Instead, they […]

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Staying at Home: Breaking Through Monotony + Improving Pace

Some days are just so monotonous. As a teacher, each day had the same type of normalcy. But, you could guarantee that you’d have something different thrown at you each and every single day, and I loved it. Don’t mistake this post for me not loving my time at home with Ellie. This post is […]

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First 20 Mile Run Recap + Change of Plans + HEALTHY ‘Frosty’ Recipe

I RAN 20 MILES! Okay, so I’m a little ecstatic about this. For whatever reason, this is the run I’ve been nervous about during this entire training cycle–right from the beginning. What’s strange is that my nerves didn’t actually occur until the day before the run. BUT, I prepared well and it definitely paid off. […]

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