A few weeks ago I completed my first Marathon, 26.2 miles of excitement, fear, smiles, and tears. I am a mom of three, a wife, and work the old 9-5. I love my family very much, but when the Dr. said "there are two heart beats!" My world was forever changed. My husband and I … Continue reading Why “impossible” should be your goal.
Unless you have the worlds easiest schedule, with the smoothest days, and little responsibility, fitting in a workout or run can give you anxiety. You have goals, you also have work, a family, a life, and at some point you have to sleep! As we come up to the time of year when swearing off … Continue reading Up and Done
Sometimes I wonder why is this what I chose to dive head first into. Fitness is hard. Running is always hard!!! So as I write this I am still wondering what the shiplap made it seem like a good idea to wake up and complete workouts before the sun, before heading off to a full … Continue reading Everything hurts and I’m dying….
As the racing season comes to an end for the season, I had some interesting conversations on the ride home from my final race of the year. We just talked about all the weird and gross things that happen on the course. No ones judging, we have all thought about, have done, or probably would … Continue reading Things no one wants to talk about…..
In the last few weeks, and throughout my first marathon training, I have had many people cheer me on, tell me to keep going, and reminded me that whatever I could do was going to be enough. Recently, I have had people reach out to me and tell me I am inspirational, and motivating to … Continue reading Be “that” Person
As you cross the finish line regardless the distance, a myriad of emotion wells inside you. Your heart is overwhelmed with surreal joy because you ACTUALLY DID IT!! Your brain is in shock that the battle of doubt was overcome, and your body is just well, done. Unfortunately you have to find your family and … Continue reading Starting after the Finish
As the heat of race season comes to a close, and everyone who has been training has crossed the finish line and left with the illusive runners high, I can't help but notice all of the self doubt by all of these amazing people! It started when people would ask about running the Chicago Marathon … Continue reading Don’t forget to smile.
To all family members, loved ones, and friends of my fellow racers. YOU are amazing. Words can never describe the power you give a defeated mind and tired body. From signs of encouragement, quirky quotes, or just pure excitement of screaming to each stranger that passes by, you mean the world. Running a race wether … Continue reading An open letter to all race spectators.