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!”

Uncorked Half Marathon 2022: Race Recap!

I ran this race in 2018 and swore I was one and done with this event, but I was lucky to win a free entry to the Uncorked Half Marathon from Austin (@eatsbyaustin on Instagram) and Sports Backers, so I was ready to give it a second chance! My reasoning was similar to why IContinue reading “Uncorked Half Marathon 2022: Race Recap!”

And This is Why I’m Grateful for Virtual Races…

Here’s the thing: healthcare providers who work in a hospital have to work weekends. Oftentimes, the managers who work on scheduling these weekend shifts have to plan months in advance, which means their staff do, too. It’s impossible to avoid the inevitable disappointment of not being able to participate in something fun because of work. Continue reading “And This is Why I’m Grateful for Virtual Races…”

Race Recap: The Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Half Marathon 2022

I can barely walk today. That about sums up how my body appreciates what I did on Saturday. I returned to Roanoke, VA to run the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Half Marathon. Aptly dubbed America’s Toughest Road Race, the half course navigates over 2 mountains. Just like last year, I am more sore than IContinue reading “Race Recap: The Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Half Marathon 2022”

It’s Getting Hot in Here! (Tips for Summer Running: Part 1)

If the song by Nelly is in your head right now, I’m sorry. Or maybe I’m not? I set out for a run last week in less than favorable conditions. Temps were in the upper 60’s in the morning with a humidity of 84%. Yikes! It’s still March! But Mother Nature was just giving usContinue reading “It’s Getting Hot in Here! (Tips for Summer Running: Part 1)”

Sports Backers Half Marathon 2022: Race Recap

Who doesn’t love a hometown race? I mean, you get to sleep in your own bed, you typically see lots of friends on the course, and you are also usually familiar with the organization putting on the race! And another bonus: if you are a procrastinator signing up for races like me, there’s far lessContinue reading “Sports Backers Half Marathon 2022: Race Recap”

A Case of the Rungries

It’s mile 8 of my “only 12” mile long run. As my running partner and I are turning the corner on completing this journey, I realize I’ve exhausted all of my stories for the week. We’ve delved into deeper, philosophical conversation. We’ve shared lots of laughs this run, and maybe even a few tears. WeContinue reading “A Case of the Rungries”