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

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


A Tale of Two Runs

It was the best of runs, it was the worst of runs. One is one of those runs where you feel the endorphins coursing through your veins. Every mile feelings like flying freedom. Every step is exhilarating. The wind through your hair and the sun on your shoulders feel like heaven. Even the sweat dripping… Continue reading A Tale of Two Runs



I'm feeling pretty flat today. It is like a balloon full of my motivation was punctured and has slowly been deflating all day long. It started when my running partner texted my at 5:35am "Hi. Go back to bed. Rain, thunder, and lightening." I was so tired I didn't even think about trying to motivate… Continue reading Unmotivated


Conquering Hill Repeats

Every Monday around lunch time my training group sends out the weekly newsletter. I'm always excited to get the email; I look forward to seeing what we will be doing that week and what new nutrition or recovery tips they include. This Monday, however, my excitement was quickly replaced with dread. Saturday's long run was… Continue reading Conquering Hill Repeats