I am worth the effort

I am worth the effort

When I was training for Berlin Marathon and the summer was sucking the soul out of me, I thought that I had hit rock bottom. I was struggling to run sub-14 min/mile, struggling at anything over 90-100 minutes of running (which at my pace is only 6-8 miles) while training for a marathon. The last few weeks leading up to Berlin was the biggest thought of HOW in the world was I going to run for 6 hrs if I…

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Gobble Jog 5k – A Thanksgiving Day Race

Gobble Jog 5k – A Thanksgiving Day Race

I have run the Thanksgiving Day Half in downtown Atlanta almost every year. But this year, I didn’t maintain the miles after Berlin and opted to run another 5K instead. The Gobble Jog by MUST Ministries is a huge 5K/10K race and I “tried” to make it a family affair. Tried because the 13yo was mad at being made to run bright and early at 9am (insert eye roll here) and the 10yo was mad because I had not told…

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Things to be Thankful for

Things to be Thankful for

Running injury free After being plagued with injuries last year, I am thankful to have had an year of no injuries. Crossing fingers that this continues into Boston 2020. Running with my kids Running Friends I always struggle to run with people at their pace so am extra grateful when people slow down to run with me. Amazing trips to Japan and Germany One trip a year is amazing as it is, but TWO overseas trips. Wow! I am spoilt…

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Why Boston Marathon

Why Boston Marathon

4 years ago, around this time of the year, I was unexpectedly offered a charity spot to the London Marathon. Unexpected because I had been applying for a lottery and charity spot ever since I started running (London Marathon was my THE ONE race that I’d always wanted to do) but had always been rejected. That year after the incredible accomplishment of 70.3 Augusta, I wrote on the blog about wanting to do more. To run for something bigger, something…

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An amazing week for Endurance Sports

An amazing week for Endurance Sports

What a weekend it has been for marathons (and triathlon)! I can’t write anything more than write a flat sentence about their records; I will attempt to write a bit more once I’ve processed it. Eliud Kipchoge – 1:59:40 Breaking 2hrs for the first time ever in a marathonJan Frodeno & Anne Haug – German Double at Kona with Frodeno breaking the World Championship Record Brigid Kosgei – 2:14:04 Breaking the 16 year old Women’s marathon record held by Paula…

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Life in September

Life in September

September has been a very surreal month for me leaving me wondering if I’ve been dreaming!!  My Birthday in September A birthday month is always the best. ON my birthday, some amazing things happened Solo birthday hike to HikeInn in the Appalachian Mountains Offer to “interview” for a promotion at work as I was hiking and had a rare spot of cell phone service! Berlin in September Wonderful time in the city of Berlin The Marathon Our Family in September…

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My Charity Team for Boston Marathon

My Charity Team for Boston Marathon

Those who have followed my running (and sometimes triathlon) adventures know that I’ve been on a quest to complete the World Marathon Majors (Chicago, NYC, Boston, London, Berlin & Tokyo). Boston was my biggest challenge. Since a Boston qualifying time was not happening at my sloth pace (please no judgement about how “anyone could run a BQ if only they really really wanted to”), my only option was a charity entry. I AM SUPER EXCITED AND SUPER HONORED TO RUN…

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