Springing Forward

There’s a lot here to catch up on. Unfortunately, in the last few months there hasn’t been too much positive going on in the way of my training and health. But, the small glimmers of positive are being held onto with a tight grasp and no chance of letting go. To bring you up to…

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Hall of Fame Weekend

Last weekend proved that 2014 is indeed off to a great start. Artie and I spent all day Saturday coaching our athletes at the Kevin Dare Invitational at PSU. Four of my girls met the state meet qualifying standard in the mile and 800, and the 4×800 relay placed 2nd with an incredibly exciting finish…

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Moving Right Along

Since my last post, which updated you on my series of set-backs, things have been moving right along without a hitch. I really can’t complain at all about how my training has been going. With everything that has happened in the last year, I’m just so thrilled to be back out there and finally healthy.  Throughout these…

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A Deep Breath and “Onward”

A few days after my last post I started feeling some really sharp pain in my rib cage on the right side. I had been back running since my kidney stone removal surgery for a few days and just figured it was my kidney healing. After a couple days of it only getting worse, to the point of breathing being incredibly painful,…

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A Fresh Start

I am so proud to announce that I am now part of the Oiselle Elite Team, AKA, the Haute Volee team, French for high flyer. Oiselle, (pronounced wazell) is a French word for bird,  is a women’s running apparel company that not only creates incredibly cool, fashion forward gear, they celebrate women’s running, and I am so thrilled to be a part of that! The Oiselle crew has already been super…

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Rocky Start at Mt. Sac

Last Friday I ran the 5,000m at the Mt. Sac Relays in CA. The race didn’t go as expected in the slightest and is one of my slowest 5ks of all time, 16:19. But, it was a really good indicator that my training  has lacked any speed work. I had many weeks of amazing, post…

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Athlete to Artist

Now that the marathon is over my training has become more track oriented. One might think I have some extra time on my hands now that the distances I’m training for aren’t as long but that isn’t the case at all.  The workouts are slightly shorter but slightly more intense.  I’m also adding in more strength work, and loads more stretching. The recovery and nap time are still vital, along…

Recess to Remember #NGWSD

I guess you could say that Pompositticut Elementary School was where my interest in running all began. Recess and gym class to be exact. We didn’t do laps or interval work or any specific training to one day be a professional distance runner, just challenge races or tag with friends at recess, sprinting to bases…

Olympic Trials Race Recap

Well, it’s over. I completed my first marathon on Saturday at the Olympic Trials in Houston. I ran a 2:35:57 to place 17th. I made some mistakes to learn from but feel I pulled through solidly. As expected the first mile was more of a warm-up for the rest of the race which was pretty…

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Long Run at Rothrock

My long run was done on the mountain roads of Rothrock State Park. At the start of the run the temperature was in the low 30’s and I was bundled up as if it were below zero. Luckily I warmed up quickly throughout the first several rolling miles. Then it was time for the first…