Success!

So my attempt at swimming one-mile in the Flowers Sea Swim after not having trained AT ALL for it was surprisingly a resounding success! I was able to post my best time (40:16, doing the breast stroke and into a slight current), which was my best time by more than 1:30 over my previous best…

A Watched Treadmill Clock Doesn’t Tick

I’m not going to lie. Lately, this running thing has been rough. Physically and mentally—and I’m not sure what has been worse. My husband thinks I peaked in my training too early. I know that I am 20 weeks from running in the Marine Corps Marathon, and I know that I am far ahead of…

Surprise! I had no idea this was part of running…

One of the most surprising things about taking up running was the amazing level of support that other runners (and athletes) offer you. I had no idea. Anytime I post about a run, I get people cheering my effort on, which in turn helps me want to push further, go a bit faster and challenge…

Medals aren’t earned only on race day

Last Sunday, I had a 17 mi run planned. It was noticeably warmer (92 ‘real feel’) that it had been, so I knew that the summer months had arrived and I won’t see an 80-something run day again until after my marathon in October. With the higher heat and humidity, comes more difficulty. And so…