I’m an Ultra Marathon Runner

I can officially say that I am an Ultra Marathon runner!  I completed the Forget the PR 50k in just under 8 hours.  I spent the weeks leading up to the race training in the woods with friends and continued to doubt myself if I would be able to finish the 31 miles in theContinue reading “I’m an Ultra Marathon Runner”

Count Down to First Ultra!

It has been so long since I’ve written anything for this blog that I didn’t even know how to come back to it.  I’d been thinking about it for the past two months as I’ve prepared and trained for my first ultra marathon.  The thought of finding a way to segue seamlessly back into blogging withoutContinue reading “Count Down to First Ultra!”

Bobcat Trail Half Marathon

This past weekend I celebrated my birthday by running my first trail race.  I had set out months in advance to complete a race on my birthday since it fell on a weekend.  The only trail race I could find within a decent driving distance was the Bobcat, so I registered and never looked back.Continue reading “Bobcat Trail Half Marathon”

Another Trip Around the Sun

In just a few days I will be another year older, hopefully a bit wiser and stronger.  This past year I really tried to regain some focus on myself and my mental health.  I had signed up to complete a half marathon a year in advance and when January came around I knew I hadContinue reading “Another Trip Around the Sun”

Columbus Marathon Recap

The weekend started out with a road trip just two hours south of home and 3 other running friends.  In the days leading up to the race, I was unsure what the temperature would be like that morning or even what I would wear.  We’ve trained all summer in hot and humid temperatures that IContinue reading “Columbus Marathon Recap”

T’was the week before marathon

T’was the week before marathon when runners were making final preparations.  The training is complete, the miles have been run.  It’s time to take faith that you can get it done! As I look back on the training, I am thankful for all the miles I was able to complete.  I can’t put myself downContinue reading “T’was the week before marathon”

COSI Birthday Celebrations

This past week Little B turned 2.  Where did the time go?  I swear he was just coming home from the hospital, learning to crawl, and jumping in the bouncer.  Now he is running and climbing all over the place.  He has definitely started to come into that two year old stage.  Luckily, we hadContinue reading “COSI Birthday Celebrations”

Akron Marathon Relay Recap

It was 4am on a Saturday morning.  I was up and getting ready for my race with four other like-minded people I had never met.  We had some communication via a group chat, but I only knew the name of the person that would be handing me the bracelet to continue on with our race.Continue reading “Akron Marathon Relay Recap”

Beginner Trail Running

A few months ago I decided that I would take on a trail run.  I researched races that would fall on my birthday and asked fellow running folks their thoughts and opinions.  I determined the Bobcat Trail half marathon was going to be my birthday present.  I love running on my birthday because I amContinue reading “Beginner Trail Running”

The 4am wake up

This is my why.  This is my blog post about why I get out of bed at 4:05am to workout.  This post is dedicated to explaining the purpose behind my crazy schedule and how I attempt to fit as much into my day as possible, even on the weekends. Before I had my first child,Continue reading “The 4am wake up”