Road to 26.2 Friday, January 3rd- 6 weeks, 1 day, 21 hours until my first marathon New year, new you? This is the message we’re all seeing on TV, in our social media feeds, and from friends and family at this time of year. Everyone is rabid to change something massive about themselves and jumps… Continue reading Road to 26.2 To Resolution or Not?
Road to 26.2 Thursday, January 2nd- 6 weeks, 2 days until my first full, big ass marathon Today is a rough day, y’all. The holidays hit me hard this year, plus I’m just tired from training. Holidays are hard with all the different family dynamics, traditions, and family schedules. This season was particularly challenging. One… Continue reading Road to 26.2 What About Those Bad Days?
Road to 26.2 Monday, December 30th- 6 weeks, 5 days, 21 hours, 53 minutes, 2 seconds until the Big Race!“The key to success is to start before you are ready,” Marie Forleo said these fabulous words, and y’all it’s so darn true. No one starts training for their first marathon knowing how to run over… Continue reading Road to 26.2 Start Before You’re Ready
Road to 26.2 Sunday, December 29th- 7 weeks until the Austin Marathon Today I ran farther than I ever have, learned a bit more about myself, a little about running, and a lot about preparation. My training schedule had 16 miles for today, and my friend Russell would be running with me at Town Lake… Continue reading Road to 26.2 Who’s in Charge Here?
Road to 26.2 Saturday, December 28th- 7 weeks, 1 day until my first big ass race “In the struggle, lies the joy,” Maya Angelou wrote this in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. I scrawled it on my arm during a half marathon last year, the power of the words and positivity of the… Continue reading Road to 26.2 Let’s Talk the Self-Talk
Road to 26.2 Friday, December 27th, 7 weeks 2 days until The Big Day Whew. That was a holiday, am I right? I took two days off all the things, you know other than cooking, cleaning, and wrapping all the thingssssssssss. One of the presents I received reinforced a message that the universe is pushing… Continue reading Road to 26.2 Time to Rest!
Road to 26.2 Tuesday, December 24th- 7 weeks 5 days to go It's Christmas Eve! My husband and I love Christmas so much, we joke that our house is Christmas Land! So excited to give everyone their gifts! Last night, I received an incredible, over-the-top gift that moved me to tears and I still cannot… Continue reading Road to 26.2- Christmas Eve!
Monday, December 23rd- 7 weeks, 6 days to go Part 1 I'm up before the sun and it is so cold omg! I lived in Oregon my whole life but as soon as we moved to Texas five years ago, my blood thinned right out! It's 36 degrees so it's a treadmill for me! I… Continue reading Road to 26.2- 7 weeks 6 days
Road to 26.2 Sunday, December 22nd- 8 weeks to go Eight weeks until my first marathon! Seems so close and so far away! I feel like I have been training forever, yet I also feel like I need more training time! I first had the idea to run my first marathon after I ran two… Continue reading Road to 26.2- 8 weeks to go!
Hey y’all! Thanks for joining me here on my blog! For the next eight weeks, I’ll be coming here with the good, the bad, the sweaty thoughts as I lead up to running my first full marathon! First, a little background on this journey. I didn’t just wake up and decide to run a marathon… Continue reading Road to 26.2, LET’S GOOOOOO!