2017 Retrospective: The Year I Pushed My Boundaries

2017 was a fun, interesting, wacky, bumpy year. By the numbers (even though the year isn't over yet)... 28 races 3 marathons 16 half marathons 1 10Ks 8 5Ks Total distance ran: 786.9 miles Of that distance, race miles: 319.2 miles Average pace: 15:01 min/mile (yup! run/walk...) 148 runs 89,543 calories burned 42,739 ft elevation … Continue reading 2017 Retrospective: The Year I Pushed My Boundaries

On Moonshot Goals and Training Plans

Having followed Nike's Breaking2 story for awhile now, as well as Runners World editor David Willey's BQ efforts, has had me thinking about my own moonshot goals, especially since I'm not currently registered for an A-race. Dopey was my own moonshot goal for 2017, and maybe those only come around once every few years. My … Continue reading On Moonshot Goals and Training Plans

Race Recap: Disney World Dopey Challenge 2017

Ahhhh -- For once, I've finally arrived at my A-race intact! Not only that, I've also followed my entire training plan. This entire training season has been quite the ride, and it would turn out that race weekend would still have a few tricks up its sleeve...Only in Florida. Packing and preparation Preparation for a … Continue reading Race Recap: Disney World Dopey Challenge 2017

2016 Retrospective: The Best Thing I Ever Did Was Believe In Myself

2016 was an interesting year, one full of ups and downs. It was filled with lots of love and accomplishments. There were a few low points, but they certainly don't overshadow all of the high points. I'm grateful to have been able to share my happy moments with my husband, my friends, my parents (when … Continue reading 2016 Retrospective: The Best Thing I Ever Did Was Believe In Myself

Dopey Challenge Week 10+11+12+13: One Foot In Front Of The Other

Aside from racing -- well, faux racing, since I'm considering them training runs -- the last month of training has been going okay. I tend to have hiccups during my rest weeks because I deem them to be less serious training weeks. I need to stop doing that. Week 9 doldrums: I skipped my last 3 mile … Continue reading Dopey Challenge Week 10+11+12+13: One Foot In Front Of The Other