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:”

My 2021 In Running!

Yes, 2021 is coming to a close. And although I maybe didn’t accomplish everything I had set out to do this year with my running, I also kept expectations low. After all, we certainly deserve a bit of grace after a pandemic year, especially those of us who are essential workers, including healthcare providers.  I’mContinue reading “My 2021 In Running!”

So Excited!

I’m really happy to share that I will once again represent the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon 2022! The event will be April 16, 2022. Announcements for ambassadors were made earlier this week.  Last year’s race was a bit different from their norm due to the pandemic, but it was very well done, and IContinue reading “So Excited!”

Richmond Marathon 2021 Race Recap

Richmond Marathon 2021 Race Recap It’s often said that if you want to restore your faith in humanity, go spectate a marathon. This couldn’t be more true! After last year’s discouraging race year with so many live events canceled due to the pandemic, it was awesome to have the Richmond marathon, half marathon, and 8kContinue reading “Richmond Marathon 2021 Race Recap”

After the Marathon: All the Feels

Your race is done! Congratulations! You are now a part of the one percent of people who have ever completed a marathon! Let’s talk about what you may feel the moments and days after the culmination of your hard work.  First, you are happy the race is over, and you may even feel shocked thatContinue reading “After the Marathon: All the Feels”

Running a Marathon for the First Time? Think of it like preparing for childbirth. 

Especially for my first time marathoners, I jokingly tell them to think about the race like childbirth. I had an entire conversation about this with some of my runners on our 18 miler, with lots of giggles and agreement! Sure, go in with some expectations of how you would like to run the race, butContinue reading “Running a Marathon for the First Time? Think of it like preparing for childbirth. “

Race Recap: MCM 46, Virtually!

Race Recap: MCM 46, Virtually! I told y’all a couple of weeks ago that I was going to run a virtual marathon in conjunction with my team’s 20 miler. Again, I’m so grateful to the head coach of the Sports Backers Marathon Training Team for making this happen! She created 3 mile add-on routes to theContinue reading “Race Recap: MCM 46, Virtually!”

The mystery of the nagging taper pain…

My last running related post was about how surprised I was by my pre-18 mile run nightmares. Typical stuff one might dream about before any big event. You know the type of dream: the late to school, forgot your homework, forgot your class schedule, forgot to go to class all semester and suddenly showed upContinue reading “The mystery of the nagging taper pain…”

My Marathon Dilemma

As is customary during marathon training season for coaches for the Sports Backers Marathon Training Team, we sacrifice our Richmond race for our team. We are on the course for all of the excitement and to support our runners, but this is not our fall race. We typically choose another race to run. The lastContinue reading “My Marathon Dilemma”

Survival Guide for Marathon Training

I’ve written a variety of posts about training for a race of this magnitude, and I figured it was time to put them all in one place so you can easily find the relevant information on my blog! I’ll be updating throughout the season as I add new information. Find your Why First, you mustContinue reading “Survival Guide for Marathon Training”