20 Eve

Tomorrow marks another milestone in my training for the full marathon. The mileage on the calendar is 20. Yes, 20. For many training plans, the long runs never exceed 20 to train, so I know that, despite having two additional longer runs after this weekend, this is extremely far. I’m super nervous about going out … More 20 Eve

Rebuilding

After last month’s Disneyland Half Marathon, I took a look at the lessons learned and was grateful I had a reprieve in that two weeks ago my long run was only 13 miles – sort of a do-over.  I hate how runners say “only” before mileage, because anything longer than one mile should be viewed … More Rebuilding

Week 10: “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” (Walt Disney)

Two weeks ago, I received my inserts/orthotics from the podiatrist to assist with my realignment. I believe I mentioned earlier that my feet didn’t form properly and my family and I now refer to them as my “Neanderthal feet”, but ok. The break in period is tough – you wear them for one hour the … More Week 10: “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” (Walt Disney)

Under Pressure

Week 4 of training just came to an end.  I missed another run due to work and other things in the way, but managed to complete the “long run” of 5.5 miles yesterday.     The past two weeks have left me feeling extremely defeated.  The weather has been more humid than normal for SoCal, … More Under Pressure

Baby Steps

It’s been a week and a half since my last post, which was official “Day 1” of training.  Unfortunately, my second run wasn’t quite as good as the first.  I was sore from focusing on form and felt like I didn’t even know how to walk anymore.  After another grueling session with Harry, he said … More Baby Steps

Learning to Run Again

Most of you out there, and I’m seriously jealous, know how to run.  And I know you’re thinking, “What’s to learn?  Just move your feet.”  Except if you’re me.  Remember when I said I run “like a girl”?  Well, I mean the stereotype that was featured in one of those Super Bowl ads (yes, I’m … More Learning to Run Again