Day 3 – Well, it is Thanksgiving …

When anyone decides to take on the challenge of training for a marathon, they aren’t just making a decision for themselves but for their family as well. Taking a significant amount of time that you would usually reserve for other things, and putting it all towards one goal affects not only you but everyone around you. In my case, my marathon training most significantly impacted my boyfriend Chad. As a full-time student who also.. Read More

Day 24 – Goodbye life, hello marathon prep

Status Update I am only one week into my 30-day blog challenge and it’s official, marathon prep has fully taken over my life. The things is, I really don’t mind. That was exactly my intention. You only run your first marathon once and when I look back on this experience I want to do it with no regrets. I don’t want to look back and think I could have written more, trained more.. Read More

Day 27 – Training-life balance

When setting goals and taking on new challenges in life, we all start out with the best intentions. But after you begin the training, or studying or planning required to reach your goal, it always seems that the process of getting there takes longer than we thought it would. While I believe any goal worth having is one that requires a lot of time and effort, time can often be the biggest obstacle to.. Read More

T-30 Days

Almost exactly seven months ago I set out to cross an item off my bucket list. I decided that I was going to attempt to run a marathon. At the time that goal seemed so far away, in more ways than one. It not only seemed like an almost impossible task given that I could hardly run for 30 minutes, but “eight months from now” just seemed like so many days, weeks and.. Read More

Half-marathons and heartbreak

It’s funny how at any point during the year, you can look back on your New Year’s celebration and know despite any plans or expectations you held about what the next 365 days might bring, you never really knew what the next year had in store for you. Sometimes the trials life throws at you are amazing and other times they’re heartbreaking. As I quietly rang in 2015 at home with my boyfriend.. Read More