The Cross Training Conundrum

Marathon training is a bit of an emotional roller coaster. I suppose the same can be said for any type of distance training, but I find marathon training to be especially mentally exhausting. Take, for example, my feelings about cross training. A couple months ago, it felt like there wasn’t enough time in the weekRead more


Prague Marathon Training, Week 14

After successfully surviving an 18 mile long run last week, this week was a cut back week. Monday, 4/10/17, Outdoor bike ride: I used to ride my bike outside all the time when I lived near Columbia, despite the fact that I lived in a tiny town and the roads were insane. People drove fast,Read more


Traveling and Water Safety: What You Need to Know

As you might remember, my trips last year took me to some pretty interesting places. For the two big ones – Nicaragua and Nepal – I would be traveling in developing countries where I wouldn’t exactly have all of the comforts of home. In fact, one big thing that I take for granted every dayRead more


What I’m Loving Lately: Spring 2017

It’s mid-April and by now we’re well into spring, so I apologize for the fact that I’m just now getting around to talking about my favorite things. I used to do posts like this quite often, but they seem to have fallen by the wayside. Without further adieu, here are the things, people, and placesRead more


Prague Marathon Training, Week 13

This week, we crossed a BIG milestone – there is less than a month to go until the Prague Marathon! Eek! I’m trying to be as careful with my back as possible while still getting in some quality runs and workouts when I can. Every single day is played by ear at this point. WhileRead more


It’s Not Always Mind Over Matter

This might end up being one of those stream-of-consciousness posts that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, but try to stay with me, ok? I’ve been thinking a lot about phrases like the following for the past few weeks: “Our bodies can do so much more than we think they can” “There’s no limitRead more