Happy Monday! Hope you all had a lovely weekend! This weekend far exceeded my (admittedly low) expectations. After working from home Friday morning, we got on the road around 1 p.m. and headed towards Wisconsin. Just over 5 hours later, we pulled into my parents’ driveway. My parents took us to dinner at one of… Continue reading Wisconsin
In the past, when I’ve run races (especially longer distances) it’s taken me awhile to recover and many post-race runs have been painful. I was usually undertrained for these races. This time around it’s been totally different. Sunday, the day after the race, I walked a bit on the treadmill and did some stretching and… Continue reading I must be doing something right.
There was something so cool about being on a bus full of runners and listening to them all talk about running the race in prior years, their training adventures, what other races they are currently training for, etc. I chatted briefly with the guy sitting next to me, but mostly just listened to the conversations… Continue reading Garry Bjorkland Half Marathon race recap: part two
Race weekend started at about 12:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon. I worked from home that morning and then we headed up north as soon as my husband got home from work. The Grandma’s half (technically called the Garry Bjorkland Half Marathon) is held in Duluth, but we were staying the weekend with my sister-in-law and… Continue reading Garry Bjorkland Half Marathon race recap: part one
It’s almost here! Two days from now I’ll have finished the Garry Bjorkland Half Marathon! In preparation I’ve been starting to lay out all of my race gear and obsessively checking the weekend forecast for Duluth. (so far chance of thunderstorms and high of 69 degrees. OK by me!) This week I also have been… Continue reading Race day prep
As my half nears, I’m being extra cautious about making it to the start line injury-free. Because of this, earlier this week when I started noticing just how tired my legs were and some pain in my feet/ankles and knee, I decided to take a few days off from running…including National Running Day. What’s the… Continue reading When one rest day isn’t enough
I’ve calmed down a bit I think since last night but I’m still fuming. I got told to “shut up” last night. I don’t think this has happened since I was a child. My workout got postponed until later than usual last night. Since I desperately needed new shoes, I had to run to Marathon… Continue reading Shut up!