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…

Race recap: Bataan Memorial Death March

As someone who plans to run a marathon in all 50 states, I’ve looked at many marathon options available. And there are many. However, there are some events that are truly special and must-do type events for each state, and I heard Bataan Memorial Death March at the White Sands Missile Range was one such…