Not the Time for Anything New: Taper Rituals and Quirks


Taper.  Who really likes this word? I don’t – I feel like I should be losing fitness if I decrease my running volume.  I know that’s the complete opposite of what’s supposed to happen, but I don’t really love this word, taper. Peaking Let’s talk about “peaking” for your goal race.  It sounds so much better. […]

Final Training Push for the Marine Corps Marathon


Happy Ironman Louisville & Chicago Marathon day!  Congrats if you competed at Kona yesterday, or otherwise raced this weekend! I enjoy taking some time to reflect upon my week and link up with  Holly and Tricia for the Weekly Wrap! You should join in on the fun!  I enjoy looking back on my training from prior […]

Hero Half Marathon Race Recap 2016


Sunday I ran in the Hero Half Marathon at the Indiana Dunes State Park! Thank you to the race director Crystal, and to Valerie from the Style Files for offering a race entry giveaway, which helped provide this entry for me.  Since I’m in the throes of Marine Corps Marathon training, I used this as the […]

Checking in on my 2016 Goals

2016 Goals

As we enter Q4, I feel obligated to check in with myself regarding the goals I set out at the beginning of the year.  Here’s what I’d put out there back in January… not exactly even goals, but themes for self-improvement. Move Mid-summer I switched from a triathlon focus to marathon training focus. Only 24 […]

Bucket List Races


Everyone’s got a bit of a bucket list regarding races, in my opinion. Maybe it’s that you’d like to run a half marathon eventually, or you may have specific races on your bucket list. I’m pretty stoked to be getting ready to toe the line at one of my key bucket list races later this […]