Sunny Disposition

Today was packet pick up for Fall training. I have been struggling with depressed mood since the weekend. I was feeling frustrated with life in general, and I didn't seem to have enough energy to care about anything. The drive was long and there was a ton of traffic. Work had been frustrating and I… Continue reading Sunny Disposition


Half Marathon Training Goals

It's finally here! Fall training is about to start at my local running shop. (They call it "Fall Training" because the race is in October even though it is clearly still Summer right now.) This will be my 5th group training, but only my second half marathon. In some ways I am less scared than… Continue reading Half Marathon Training Goals

Running, Weekly Workout

Weekly Workout 3

Half marathon training kicks off this Saturday! Eek! I am finally feeling mentally and physically ready to tackle another half but more on that in a future post. This post is going to be a little wonky because I haven't received my training schedule from my running group yet. I am going to have to… Continue reading Weekly Workout 3

Food, Review

Review – SaltStick Fastchews

If you ask me what is the one thing I cannot run without during the summer I would have to answer: SaltStick Fastchews. First, a little background. I sweat. A lot. A casual stroll outside in the Spring and I'll start to get damp, so you can only imagine the liters of sweat pouring out… Continue reading Review – SaltStick Fastchews

Strength Training

Core Commitments

I have to admit I have been slacking. I have been running pretty much as planned, but all of my lofty goals of cross training and strength training to prevent injury are simply not being met. I thought that I would have tons of time and motivation to strength train in the interim period between… Continue reading Core Commitments


Just Say No… To Your Excuses

I almost didn't work out this morning. My running partner cancelled on me. At 5:50am I don't have a lot of motivation to get up and head outside for a run other than my friend is counting on me and today she wouldn't be there. It was "just" an active recovery day. "Just" a 45… Continue reading Just Say No… To Your Excuses


Signs of Overtraining

As I mentioned in my post yesterday I had been feeling quite overwhelmed and fatigued last week. A combination of extra life stressors and pushing hard through hill repeats and high temperatures quickly escalated to symptoms of overtraining. Overtraining can happen quickly if you don't pay attention to your body and get adequate rest and… Continue reading Signs of Overtraining