January Review

I am very happy to be saying good-bye to January (even though February is my least favorite month). I am now one month closer to the end of the semester, warmer weather, and my very distant, January 2018 marathon. I am very happy with how this month came together. December provided a needed break from … More January Review


I was slogging my way through an easy run on Monday when the saying “progress is not linear” popped into my mind. I was out for a 3 mile recovery run. I had just strung together 5 consecutive days of running, culminating with 8 miles on Sunday. My legs were tired. My brain still hurt … More valleys


Right now I am in what I am considering my first stage of base building. Except this first stage is a lot less “building” and a lot more “rebuilding.” I am taking things slow while I become accustomed to my new school schedule. Right now I am aiming for 3-4 runs per week and 2 … More shiny


Less running. School stress. Christmas cookies. Weight gain. Not a particularly happy topic, but I need to lose a few pounds. Especially with a Caribbean vacation on the calendar (not until May, so I have plenty of time). With that in mind I decided to try to post a couple “What I ate Wednesdays” each … More WIAW #2

Hello 2017

Happy New Year blog world!  I’m happy to say that I’m starting the new year feeling well rested and super committed to running and blogging…of course classes resume on Friday so I doubt this feeling will last too much longer. I’m trying to refrain from making sweeping proclamations like “Two blog posts a week!” until … More Hello 2017