Marathon Training: Day 61

img_6183Oh how I love cooler temps and new sneakers! I bet Monday’s five-miler pace by nearly 30 seconds per mile! I listened to the Runner Girls Podcast, and I always love the race recap episodes. Both Sue and Meagan are so close to their marathon race days now!

Marathon Training: Day 60

img_6177I ran 3 treadmill miles today. I listened to another episode of the Conscious Runner, and I’m really liking it so far. There’s also a new Runner Girls Podcast episode this week, which I’m wicked psyched about. The Angry Toddler is still sick (with a nasty cough), and hubs is also sick. I’m praying I don’t get it, but they’ve both been sick for quite some time, so  I think I would’ve gotten it by now?!

Marathon Training: Day 59

img_6174Happy Monday and happy October! I didn’t run this weekend (gee, what a surprise), but partially because it was raining and crappy and also because I wanted to take care of a sick Angry Toddler.

It was 71 degrees for my run this afternoon, but it was breezy and sunny, which was a great combo. I started listening to a new podcast called The Conscious Runner Podcast by Lisa Hamilton. Episode 1 has a really low production value, but I really liked the guest that Lisa interviewed—Andrea Owen. She wrote a book that I’d love to pick up called 52 Ways to Live a Kick-Ass Life: BS-Free Wisdom to Ignite Your Inner Badass and Live the Life You DeserveShe talks about disordered eating, how to stop being such a people pleaser, and so much more.

Marathon Training: Days 56–58

runSince Tuesday (9/27) I’ve gotten in three more runs (4 miles, 4 miles, 3 miles) to make my September total 75 miles. It’s not bad, not my best, but I’ll take it!

I’m also over the moon excited that I reached my $1K goal toward Team Momentum and the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the Marine Corps Marathon in October. Thank you so very much again to everyone who donated. I raised that amount purely through social media, two e-mails, and a few mailed letters. Woo hoo!

I’ve also been picked to be a Brooks tester, so my shoes should arrive in the next few days. I can’t say a peep about them while I’m testing, but I’m wicked excited about this as I need a new pair of shoes and can’t afford them.

Marathon Training: Days 52–55

img_6090So sorry that I haven’t updated y’all since last Wednesday! Since then, I’ve completed four runs. I’ll most likely hit 75 miles for the month like I did last month, which I’m disappointed about.

This weekend we went to Milburn Orchards in Elkton, MD, and the Angry Toddler had a blast with her second cousin!


I’ve been listening to a new podcast called Welcome to Night Vale, which is hilarious. I honestly didn’t know it was a comedy, because the description on the site says this: A twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff’s Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events.

So I thought it would be horror/sci-fi, but it’s laugh-out-loud funny. I love finding new podcasts, and I definitely recommend this one! (And as always, I’m waiting for more The Running Lifestyle Show, Runner Girls Podcast, and Tanis.)

Marathon Training: Days 50 and 51

runOn Monday I got in 3 treadmill miles, and today I managed 4.5 miles outside. I finished up the latest episode of The Runner Girls Podcast and Episode 3 of Limetown.

I’m only $115.80 away from my $1K goal for Team Momentum and the Muscular Dystrophy Association! If you’d like to donate, please go here.

Marathon Training: Day 49

runNow that I’ve finished listening to the latest Black Tapes and Tanis episodes, I needed to find something else to listen to while running. Enter Limetown. I’ve only gotten through one and a half episodes, but so far, I really like it! It actually reminds me a lot of Tanis so far, which is a good start. It’s about more than 300 people who vanish from a town in Tennessee. It’s a seven-part podcast, so it’s very short, and each episode is extremely short, so feel free to recommend other podcasts like this to listen to if you have any ideas!

I ran three miles during my lunch break today. I’m still struggling food-wise, but I did re-install the 21 Day Fix app, I looked at ordering these containers, and I found five dinner recipes and a breakfast overnight oats recipe to try out this upcoming week.

We’re taking the Angry Toddler to Ocean City, MD this weekend as a last little hurrah of summer with the hubs’ cousin and her family, so I don’t anticipate watching what I eat too closely until we get home on Sunday 9/18/16.

As always, if you’d like to donate to Team Momentum and the Muscular Dystrophy Association, please go here.

Marathon Training: Days 47 and 48

7run2Thanks to the encouragement and support of both my husband and some online Facebook friends, I got in a ten miler on Sunday morning! We had taken the Angry Toddler to Hersheypark the night before and got home extremely late, but I convinced myself to slog through the miles. I did not pause my Apple Watch at all, so my pace includes giving a couple from NY directions, walking to eat my Gu or sip some water, and pulling my iPhone out of my hydration pack several times to start a new podcast episode of Tanis.

runY’know the old adage, “You are what you eat”? Well, I definitely felt that this afternoon. I ate like crap the entire weekend (oh, it was so delicious!), and during this run, I paid for it. I felt sluggish, full, and overall gross. I’m glad I got a run in, but boy do I feel like never eating again.

As always, I’m less than $200 toward my $1K goal to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, so please consider reading my story and donating here! 

Marathon Training: Day 46

runTGIF! Holy cow this marathon is less than two months away.  I guess I should start taking my training more seriously, huh? Yes, I run, but I’m not hitting the mileage that I’m supposed to be hitting, and the only way I’ll do that is by running on weekends. The Angry Toddler starts soccer tomorrow morning, and Saturdays are my morning to get up with her, so it’ll have to be Sundays. I’ve frankly been lazy and opted to sleep instead, but I have to get my rear in gear!