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Absence

So I know it's been a while since I've written. I'd like to blame my injury. It definitely has been part of the problem. It is hard to want to write about running when my running is so limited. But the truth is that isn't the main thing that's been keeping me away.  It seems… Continue reading Absence

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Running, Weekly Workout

Weekly Workout 4

I'm injured and I've been having a really hard time dealing with this fact. According to the physical therapist my extremely tight calves and limited mobility in my right ankle have caused stress on a tendon in my ankle. This is causing pain when I run, walk, and sometimes even when I am just resting. Luckily,… Continue reading Weekly Workout 4

Running

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

Running

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

Running

Weekend Hiatus

I'm back again. I took a little bit of a hiatus this weekend. I was feeling very overwhelmed and fatigued. Normally running helps me when stress and anxiety start to take over my mind, but this was beyond what I was prepared for. Multiple aspects of my life were building on each other causing exhaustion… Continue reading Weekend Hiatus

Running

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