Multiple Marathon Madness

I have been on fire with the whole 26.2 mile distance. Starting with the Marine Corps Marathon (October 2015), I have now completed four marathons in about a five month period of time, and I still have one more to go (Dusseldorf Marathon, 24 April 2016) for the spring. Let’s not even get into my…

Marine Corps Marathon: I DID IT!

This post is a bit overdue, but better late than never, in my opinion. After Sunday’s marathon, I was busy with travelling and catching up on ‘real life,’ and this post had been pushed to the wayside. For all those who follow my blog, you know that I made the decision to start the Marine…

On the eve of the Marine Corps Marathon…

This week has been very tumultuous, to say the least. From hurting my back on Tuesday morning and not being able to walk, to going through physio and many exercises the days that followed, to flying into DC, picking up my bib at the expo and now writing this, I am drained. I’ve gone through…

Weekly workout wrap up – 18 October 2015

With one week (ONE!) to go until marathon day, my runs are getting shorter to allow my body time to rest and recover so I am in the best possible shape on race day. It’s stupidly hot in Cayman, even well into October, with ‘real feel’ temps still above 100-degrees during the day. Which of…

It just got real

Today, I received my bib number and downloaded the race programme for the Marine Corps Marathon. I am less than 17 days from the start of the race (!) and it’s all coming together. The anxiety I feel. Can I do this? Can I honour all those who have supported me in this journey? Can…

Marine Corps Marathon – running for a purpose

So many runners use their efforts to raise money for charities they believe in – whether it is through the race entry fees that support charitable organizations or being on a ‘team’ that raises money for a cause. Literally tens of millions of dollars are raised each year for charitable efforts by members of the…

Be the water

On a day when I had a very frustrating, uninspired run, one that I normally breeze through and feel confident with myself, a friend posted something on Facebook that I swear was written just for me (it wasn’t really, but somehow, she knew just what I needed to hear at that moment): It gets better.…

11 weeks and counting

In just 11 weeks, I will be running the longest race of my life. It is something that I have been registered for since February, and yes, I have also been training for it since then. I’ve lost toe nails, suffered blisters, enjoyed fantastic runs, been discouraged, spent quality time with my husband on long…

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…