Two toenails and another marathon

Last week was a busy one. I lost two toenails from past running experiences (dating back to the Philadelphia Marathon in November) and I registered for the Miami Marathon on 27th January. That kind of sums up how things are going in general – I’m dealing with the past while trying to look to the…

One Word 2019

My one-word for 2018 was ‘service’, a word that I tried to keep as my ‘theme’ for the year. However, when I look back on 2018, a lot of other words pop into my head as what I will remember about the year. Words such as pain, sadness, anger, loss, exhaustion, frustration, helplessness, despair and…

Where will running take me in 2019?

A new calendar, with 365 days of possibilities! A new year can be invigorating – a chance to begin something new, make plans and attack goals with an excitement that people rarely experience mid-year. There is just something about a blank slate that is the coming year ahead that brings people around to self-reflection and…

Marathon #26 – where I’m about to do it again

I’m currently staring down the 2018 edition of the Cayman Islands Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay, and I’m on the verge of upgrading my registration to the full marathon. I’m doing ‘it’ again – ‘it’ being the whole ‘signing up for a marathon the week of the event with not really having trained for/factoring in…

Marathon #25: A ‘love letter’ to my husband

I’ve been bad at blogging. Life has been busy and hard; some days just getting out of bed and taking a shower is as much as I can handle. Marathon #23 in Inverness, Scotland, was a run dedicated to my mom, who was losing her battle with glioblastoma. I’m sorry to say, she died on…

Marathon #23: This marathon is all for my mom

A new flower. Braving this journey of grief and loss. Taking it on, taking it in, and eventually letting it go. Picking up the pieces every day. Trying to not be broken from this journey – even if it feels I will never be myself again. My mom is in her final weeks – maybe…

Taper thoughts

I’m three weeks away from running my next marathon, the Loch Ness Marathon in Inverness, Scotland. This will be my 23rd marathon, and I’ve just wrapped up the crazy training with my taper ahead of me. Taper is traditionally my favourite part of marathon training – well, second to running the actual race itself. It…

Just run

When my husband turned to me in the final mile of my long run yesterday, asking when my next marathon was, I knew what was coming next. ‘If you don’t have a marathon scheduled for many months, then why are you running 18 miles today?’ Great question. Many people would not be interested in running…