Road to 26.2 Monday, January 13th- 4 weeks, 5 days until I get a big ass medal/belt buckle Yesterday, I wanted to quit. I wanted to quit at mile 1, 2, 3, 4. By mile 5, I decided to quit. I knew my friends were set to arrive at the trailhead any minute, and I… Continue reading Road to 26.2 Quitting
Road to 26.2 Thursday, January 9th- 5 weeks, 2 days until I get to run the Austin Marathon The first long run that I trained for was when we lived in southern Oregon, it was a 15k in the mountains, around a lake up in the woods. I taught with three other teachers who were… Continue reading Road to 26.2 Your Team
Road to 26.2 Tuesday, January 8th- 5 weeks, 3 days until I get to run all the miles and then eat all the food Years ago when we bought our first house, we were over at a neighbor’s house one evening. We bought this house in a neighborhood that was well above our budget, well… Continue reading Road to 26.2 You Are Your Friends
Road to 26.2 Tuesday, January 7th- 5 weeks, 4 days until my first marathon This morning, a few quotes and phrases came to mind as I was running. I ran at home on my treadmill this morning, it is cedar season here in Hill Country, which means that the pollen from the Mountain Cedars is… Continue reading Road to 26.2 Your Race, Your Pace
Road to 26.2 Monday, January 6th- 5 weeks, 5 days, 20 hours, 41 minutes, 1 second until The Big One The first Monday of the new year, of the new decade! Here in central Texas, we have an added bonus of sunshine and bright blue skies, what my weather app calls, “abundant sunshine.” I’m here… Continue reading Road to 26.2 You Can!
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 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?
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!