Marathon number 6!! This one goes down as my happiest, most fun, emotionally transformative, mentally strongest, and honestly my favorite marathon yet. Buckle your seatbelts because this will be a long one. Day-before race: chilling in small town Eugene I flew into Eugene around noon on Saturday. I checked into my hotel and stopped by … More Eugene Marathon Race Recap
Hi friends!! I’m blogging from my hotel room in Austin as I’m here for work this week. I’m quickly checking in to say that my marathon yesterday went AMAZING!!! It was my happiest, funnest, and mentally STRONGEST marathon yet. It was nowhere near a PR, but I definitely had PR’s in other ways – number … More Quick update – happy and mentally strong Eugene Marathon!
What a crazy week! I’ve been in and out of airports, 6 flights total! Work sent me to D.C. earlier in the week, and I decided to make the most of my time on the east coast and visit my parents in upstate NY afterwards. I’m pretty physically exhausted, but mentally I feel refreshed after … More Work travel in D.C. + Easter weekend in New York
This past week on the road, I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting on this training cycle. Running the past 4 months has felt “business as usual,” and I never took a step back to think about “the why” I do it all… Last weekend was the Boston Marathon. As I watched the elite men’s race finishing … More One more week + “the why”
This was the highest mileage week of the training cycle at 38 miles! Not gonna lie, I felt a lot of pressure the whole week. The daunting 20 miles was coming up and I felt like there was no cushion to fail. I chose a 2-week taper versus 3- 4 weeks as lots of runners … More Keepin’ it real in peak week + live art and surprise birthdays + upcoming month of travel + week 15 of marathon training
Something that has been on my mind is life energy… The beginning of the week was a bit emotional for me as I was circling through negative thoughts over a situation. I am the definition of a worry-er. I tend to stress about every little detail of my life –> you would laugh if I … More Life energy + Spark Social evening + weeks 13 and 14 of marathon training
Hey, hi, hello! Hope your weeks are off to an amazing start! I have lots to unpack from an eventful weekend and another 2 weeks of marathon training, so let’s jump right in: Saturday: Favorite long run yet + Viggy’s birthday on a party trolly The weekend started off with the usual long run. You … More Favorite run yet + party trolly + girl’s brunch feat. wedding things + weeks 11-12 of marathon training
Hey there! It’s been a while since we’ve talked about day-to-day life shenanigans around here, and I believe I owe you guys THREE weeks of marathon training updates. After Tahoe last weekend, I used this week to catch up on errands, recharge at home, and spend lots of quality time with my girlfriends which was … More Healing crystals fair + random recommendations + heart of the cycle + weeks 8-10 of marathon training
Hey friends, how are you today!? I’m coming out of a pretty active weekend filled with some new activities as well as another two weeks of marathon training. My next race is next weekend, the Victory Half Marathon, and I could not be more stoked! Let’s go over the weekend first: Saturday: Volunteering in Berkeley + … More A rare day in Berkeley + deep house night + Lands End hike + weeks 6 and 7 of marathon training
Week 5 of training, check! I thought I’d dedicate a whole post to training this week since I’ve accumulated some randomness in my brain from training the past few weeks and wanted to share with you all. 1. Voice memos with Michelle: Me and my best friend, Michelle, are experts at long distance friendships – … More 5 random thoughts for week 5 of marathon training + next half marathon!