Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Click here to light a fire under your ass!

Hey Guys!!

Boom, Boom, Pow! Here we are my little Boston-ites! 89 days left.

89 Days of:

*Mental fortitude
*And fire!

You get it, the good stuff! And on the 89th day we get to party! The struggle and defeat will be gone. We'll have 26.2 miles to celebrate everything we did that got us to the starting line. All the winter chaos, sub freezing temps, ice, darkness. All of that will be gone. We will be left with the machines we have built. The time we put in will be evident.

That run in the absolute freezing downpour will have prepped you for mile 24. You will beg for more pain because it's all you know. Your fresh body will annihilate any spec of discomfort along the way. You will throw the hammer down hoping for blood. Run to the clock my friends.

I was running 15 miles today on the Neuse Greenway in Raleigh, NC. I was struggling to keep my pace slower than I wanted. I was kinda pissy. Then I saw this other runner. A man in a yellow vest. I see him often. He yelled out, "I read your blog!" We crossed paths twice. A huge high 5 on the way back that most certainly made my run and day. There is something about the runner high 5 that can't be beat.

So alas, I'm at my keyboard doing an update : )

Training has picked up. I am almost happy with where I am. I'll never be totally satisfied. But hey, I'm an overachiever. I'm in the middle of a 100 mile week. The last 2 weeks were 96 and 95. If you guys remember from last year those were my peak weeks. But this year I'm throwing it all in. I plan on keeping this the average. I'm sure a slight cutback week will hit my schedule at some point. However, this is what makes me good. I thrive on the monotony, solitude and daily grind. My legs get it.

I'm in a good spot for January. If you guys are on Strava, follow me. I feel like I run too much to list everything here. I try to keep it pretty funny. In fact, I cry laughing thinking of titles for my runs.

Here are some random post run selfies:

So ONWARD folks! Keep your party rolling. Thanks for reading.

Happy Running!


Friday, January 9, 2015

Here's what's up!

Hey guys!

There are only 2 reasons I slack on my blog.

1. My leg is broken


2. I'm running 95+ miles a week

And survey says!: Number 2!!! I'm back to my favorite part of marathon training. I think 90-105 mile weeks are by far my favorite. This is my first 95 mile week in a long time. I feel good. I'm focused and happy. I can get cranky in an instant if I'm hungry. But I have a Quest Bar for that. So, overall it's all good.

So, ya...The Houston Marathon is out. I was excited to do a January race. I knew the short build up would have to be flawless. However, in the end I became stressed. I got the flu. Missed a long run. Had sick family. Ice killed 2 of my tempo runs. All the little things added up and I said HELL NO! I'm not going out to do a personal worst. Nope.

But during the interim I got a great base going. So now it's full throttle till Boston! Depending on my fitness I hope to get 1-2 races before then.

Oh! You guys have to check this out! I'm part of a book about womens running. A motivational, get your ass up and go do a double type of book. One that makes me look like a wuss. The women featured  are immensely hard core in so many ways. It will definitely get you going. What an honor. I'm still weirded out seeing myself in a book. You get to read about all my tasty fails that I'll never tell you about otherwise. haha.

 Link here
It's available at Barnes and Noble and Amazon

Too much! I'm chapter 11.

So, not much else going on. My eye is on the prize! Boston 2015 on deck and ready to burn! Aside from an absolutely gut wrenching, vomit inducing, lay it all out PR, my side goals are:

1. To break the top 100 females. For the last 2 years I've been like 110ish. The numbers seem to always change. Thanks Jeptoo.

2. Top 10 Age Group. I think I've been 11th/12th for the last 2 years. aka 1st and 2nd fail. haha

I think I'll add some run pictures here and then go eat some garlic naan. Yum!
I run to this location just for this view. Love
16 degrees. Yikes

The majority of my miles on the white line.

I hope you guys are running well. Let me know what's going on. Throw down a comment. I miss you guys xo

Laters Taters!!