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!! 



  1. Top 100 should be easy, how many broke 3 hours? I hope to be pacing a friend to a sub 3 in Febuary... (I better get training!)

    Let the weeks role by

    also I need to write a post about what I've been up to!

  2. Laura really look forward to reading your blog every week. What tune up races are you planning on running leading up to Boston ?

  3. Sean! Hey! I just did an update. I'm thinking the Wrightsville Beach half for sure. And maybe something else depending on my fitness.