A Glimmer of Hope Post-Covid

Finally, I felt like I had a decent run. Seven weeks post-Covid, I’m still having some issues. I would say about 90% of the time, I have some kind of annoying chest discomfort. On the pain scale, I’d give it a one or two. But I’ve had times when it’s a three. And that’s justContinue reading “A Glimmer of Hope Post-Covid”

Find Your Team

Yesterday, it was my turn to give the “benediction” for our marathon training team. We are the church of the Sunday long run! I had already written it, but then we learned about what happened to Eliza. I had to talk about her. Here’s what I said: Benediction 9/11/22 This week, I know that safetyContinue reading “Find Your Team”

Are you Ready for Fall Running?

Hallelujah! We are almost done with summer heat and humidity! It seemed especially brutal this year, right? As we watch the days get shorter and the leaves start to turn, it’s finally time to start preparing for cooler temperatures. I can’t wait to go for a run on that first crisp fall day of theContinue reading “Are you Ready for Fall Running?”

To the First Time Marathoner:

Taking on this milestone race distance can be intimidating. But I’m here to tell you, every marathoner has been there, asking the question, “Can I actually do this?” When did I finally feel like I would be able to run a marathon? Well, it didn’t happen overnight.  My journey toward the marathon started with theContinue reading “To the First Time Marathoner:”

Imposter Marathoner Syndrome

Here we go again. I’m experiencing the familiar pangs of doubt that plague me at the start of each marathon training season. It doesn’t matter that I help coach a marathon training team, that I have run 9 marathons prior, an ultra marathon at the end of last year, and 3 half marathons this yearContinue reading “Imposter Marathoner Syndrome”

And So It Begins…

Wow! What a beautiful weekend Mother Nature provided for all who participated in the opening days of the Sports Backers Marathon Training Team! We had temperatures in the 60’s for our runs with unheard of low humidity for June. This is my 9th season training with MTT and my 4th as an assistant coach. IContinue reading “And So It Begins…”

It’s Getting Hot in Here (Tips for Summer Running: Part 2)

It’s getting so hot… I’m gonna take my clothes off!  Ahh… no one wants to see that. But truly, summers in Virginia are obnoxiously hot and humid. If you’re in your late 40’s and a woman like me, you’re likely also dealing with some perimenopausal personal summers to layer on top of the already brutalContinue reading “It’s Getting Hot in Here (Tips for Summer Running: Part 2)”

Summer Camp for Grownups is Almost Here!

I don’t feel like I really had an off season this year. With running the Freight Train 50k in December and 3 spring half marathons, I’ve been running quite a bit. It will be fun to get back to the rituals of marathon training, though. We start in 2 weeks! I can’t believe it’s hereContinue reading “Summer Camp for Grownups is Almost Here!”