The Long Road West


The Long Road West

The Long Road West

For the past six months, I’ve been “planning” a summer road trip out west. I use the word planning pretty loosely, as I’ve come up with only a general route and sense of timing. The specifics will be decided on as I go! I have never taken a real ‘vacation’ from life before–sure, I’ve done […]



Three Weeks of May

Three Weeks of May

This run-down will be briefer than normal, as I’ve just been grinding through training with relatively little interesting happening. The week after the dog attack, my hip was pretty sore, so I had to cut a few runs short. However I still got in a solid weekend, and a solid week the following week. This […]


When Dogs Attack

When Dogs Attack

Quite a week this week! I started off pretty well, feeling very good with an easy run and strides on Tuesday, and an okay workout after a long day on Wednesday. Things derailed a bit on Thursday and Friday as I fought some extreme overall fatigue from two stressful weeks at work. By the time […]


A Solid Week and a Down Week

A Solid Week and a Down Week

The last two weeks have been great! I had 70 miles on the schedule for the first week, the 18th-24th, followed by a down week. I didn’t quite get to it all for various reasons, but it was a very strong week of running! I have been nursing a somewhat-injury the past few weeks, but […]


Like a Phoenix

Like a Phoenix

Wowza, what a week. It’s been a rough week, in running and in life. Some insanely stressful 11 hour days (that’s a lot when you’re teaching!) meant I had to cut a lot of runs short due to lack of energy. In the 4 running weekdays, I cut the plan from a total of 36mi to […]