Never easy

“I just want one thing to be easy.” I’ve been saying this a lot lately. In the last several weeks, a lot of Hard Things have piled up. Two deaths in March. Major work deadlines, for both Shannon and myself. Running and training rough patches – I’ve had this strange thing going on with my […]

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Halfway dreams

So, I’m halfway through this marathon training cycle. I keep waffling between feeling strong and confident – on my way to being prepared – and being completely freaked out. So, about normal. As with any training cycle, there have been ups (great, great ups) and downs (deep, dark, basement downs). Within the last week, the […]

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Need for Speed, and Becoming a Georgia Runner

These two things are both at odds with each other, and work in a lovely kind of harmony…but only in the long game. Let me explain. A lot of things happened and have been happening with this move. My whole life and routine and support system and running partner network was uprooted. I started a […]

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Need for speed

Time for a little ketchup. Okay, okay. Bad joke. What have I been up to? Well, for one, a very abbreviated off-season. I took Monday through Thursday off post-race, before diving back in Friday with a 5-miler with Danielle – a warm, humid 5-miler. While I can’t generally complain about how this spring into early […]

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MCM Training Week 6: Return of the Hunger Beast

Can you hear it? That little rumble? It’s the hunger beast, and it’s growling for food. It doesn’t matter that you fed it five minutes ago. It doesn’t matter if you ran five miles or fifteen miles. It wants food – right now. And if you don’t feed it, there will be consequences. Mileage is still on […]

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Track Thursday

Next weekend (after Memorial Day), I’ll be heading to Knoxville, Tenn., to visit my guy – he’s spending May and June there working at Oak Ridge National Lab (because he’s a badass), and he’s been really enjoying the Knoxville running scene. As luck would have it, he found a local 5K (that looks to be […]

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Weeks Five to Seven: I hate/love/hate/love running

Week Five: Monday: 10 min. erg warmup; arms and core workout Tuesday: 5.73 mi (random, I know), including 5 short, steep hill repeats; evening pilates class Wednesday: 30 min. bike (hard); legs workout Thursday: 4 miles easy Friday: 4 miles easy Saturday: rest (though did a lot of swing dancing at a wedding!) Sunday: rest […]

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